The developers behind Libre Embedded Linux Entertainment Center released version 10.0.3 a few days ago. LibreELEC was created after a large number of developers left OpenELEC due to controversies and started their own businesses. This Linux distribution is based on Kodi and can turn your PC into a complete file htpc Transformation. It can also be installed on a Raspberry Pi or a separate media player. In LibreELEC version 10, a switch was made to version 19.1 of Kodi and this has quite a few hurdles. Thus, automatic upgrade from version 9.2 to 10 is not possible and it is also recommended to make a backup first. This version also contains a bug that makes it undesirable to upgrade if your media player has an AMD CPU. The release notes for this release can be found below.
LibreELEC (Matrix) 10.0.3
LibreELEC 10.0.3 released, bringing Kodi (Matrix) v19.4 with additional fixes from the Kodi Matrix branch (until October 2, 2022). LibreELEC 10 Beta or RC1 users get an automatic update to the final version. LibreELEC 9.2 settings will not update automatically, you will need to manually update. We can offer stable and good working versions for Allwinner, Generic and Rockchip devices. The RPi4 is also in good condition but the code base is rather new so it’s not quite as polished yet (keep reading for details).
AMD users do not update!
There is a bug in the Linux kernel that is causing Kodi to crash initially. We hope this is fixed soon. Please do not update your AMD system yet. 10.0.4 EGP will fix this. You can still downgrade from “broken” 10.0.3 to 10.0.2 if necessary. Link to the old version LibreELEC-Generic.x86_64-10.0.2.img.gz
Changes since 10.0.2
- Update Kodi to the latest version from the Matrix branch
- Several minor package updates
- Multiple RPi decoding and playback fixes
- Bluetooth fixes in additional settings
Raspberry PI 0-1
There are no Raspberry Pi 0-1 editions for 10.0 EGP. RPi graphics drivers are still in progress for a complete rewrite, plus current development is focused on the RPi 4.
- RPi0-1 support has been dropped, and is unlikely to return (horsepower for the new graphic stack)
Raspberry PI 2-3
As a new addition, we support RPi2 and RPi3 at 10 pounds. Please keep in mind that this is still new and has not been extensively tested. It is possible that errors are still possible. In general, the current version is usable correctly.
Note that GPU-accelerated b65 decoding is no longer available at EGP10 and future versions. If that’s important to you, stay at 9.2 pounds.
- HDMI output up to 4kp60
- b64 and b65 HW decoding
- New: HDR output (HDR10 and HLG)
- New: Hi-Res Audio Pass-Through (Dolby TrueHD, DTS HD)
- New: support for deinterlacing (PVR/DVD)
- New: 10/12bit video output
- You may need 50/60fps b64 HW decoding
core_freq_min=500in config.txt to avoid AV sync / skip problems
- Kodi works at 4096 x 2160 resolution instead of 3840 x 2160 on 4K TVs after fresh install
Solution: Changing resolution in system settings (1920 x 1080 50 or 60 Hz plus whitelist setting and enabling “Set display refresh rate” in player settings is recommended)
- Hyperion add-on no longer works
No solution for now, Hyperion doesn’t support new graphics driver package yet
- Additional DVB drivers are missing.
Important changes since 9.2 pounds
hdmi_edid_fileEtc settings in config.txt can no longer be used to work around display issues.
getedid createTo install a permanent EDID file (as in generic)
video=...kernel command line option to force a video mode eg: add
video=HDMI-A-1:[email protected]to cmdline.txt
- Analog audio output is not enabled by default
audio_pwm_mode=1config.txt to enable it
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