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I'd like to use hardware decoding for HD and software decoding for SD.

Is there any way to disable hardware decoding only for SD content?

I found an old advancedsettings.xml from a couple of years ago to do this, but it doesn't seem to be working for me on Kodi 17.6 (maybe those options have been removed?). Using an nVidia Shield TV if that matters.

There's an option for this in Player settings.
You should not generalize. video decoder vdpau and vaapi, which are available on reference platform: Linux X11, provide options to i.e. disable only mpeg2 hw decoder.
Thanks, I am using Kodi on android/shieldtv.

I can't seem to find any of those options, so for now I am just manually going into the menus and toggling hardware decoding on and off when I watch SD content. Sort of annoying but it works.

Doing this since the shield hardware deinterlacing for standard definition is unwatchable to me.

I see the SPMC offshoot actually has a menu option to only enable hardware decoding for HD and above, but for a few reasons I am sticking with the original Kodi.