START HERE - Pick the Right Kodi Box (updated Dec 2020)
(2017-04-22, 02:09)sandyw371 Wrote: Still looking... Raspberry Pi3 is bubbling to the top...

Help me out again... searched memory but did not find.

I see many boxes advertised with 1g/8g, 1g/16g, 2g/16... understanding the technology, but in terminology of Kodi streaming video how do the 2 different memories come into play and what are the advantages or disadvantages of more of one vs. the other., then there are SD and microsd slots...
If you are looking at the RPi then to use Kodi on it, most people run LibreELEC Kodi.
The lean mean LibreELEC Operating System does not need much RAM at all. 1GB is plenty for streaming video, even for 4K.

When you see (Android) Boxes advertised as 1g/8g they refer to 1GB RAM and 8GB of onboard Flash eMMC Storage.

Those 1g/8g AMLogic S905(x) Android Boxes are pretty popular these days for cheap LibreELEC Kodi Krypton because they pretty much handle everything, including 8/10bit 1080p/4K HEVC which cannot be Hardware decoded by the RPi's.

Users are just flashing (writing) LibreELEC Kodi to microSDHC cards and plugging that into these AML S905 Android Boxes and the box then boots straight into LibreELEC Kodi Krypton.

eMMC Flash Storage is quicker then SD Card storage. Particularly for write (storage) operations.


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The right box for me - by tyem - 2016-01-13, 15:29
Jesus Box - by kellyvb - 2016-03-04, 20:18
Thanks for the Help! - by jmc15john - 2016-11-09, 16:44
Jarvis crashes and wipes - by gotthis2000 - 2017-01-10, 22:14
RE: Jarvis crashes and wipes - by nickr - 2017-01-10, 22:58
T95Z Plus Android TV Box - by gooner1971 - 2017-03-17, 13:04
RE: START HERE - Pick the Right Kodi Box (updated April 2017) - by wrxtasy - 2017-04-22, 04:17