START HERE - Pick the Right Kodi Box (updated Dec 2020)
(2017-10-12, 02:33)Raizen Wrote: Hello, I'm looking to get a android box without breaking the bank and after reading through this thread, some threads on libreelec forums and freaktab, narrowed my choice down to the Mecool M8S Pro L. From what I understand, the new Libreelec firmware from Kszaq seems to have resolved the S912 issues, is this correct? Would it be okay to go with a S912 chip or is it better to go with S905D.

AML S912's these days are fine for LibreELEC.

Previous slow Android GPU video drivers (with a Linux wrapper) have been optimised by @kszaq and are now fine, no more Kodi Graphic user Interface tearing.
GPU video drivers have nothing to do with Audio or Video decode performance on AMLogic boxes.

There are now numerous threads here in the Hardware Kodi sub-forum detailing AML options and performance.

Then there is this thread for self research and the S912 LibreELEC Sub forum:

Choosing a AML S905 / S905X / S905W / S905D box guide

I would not bother with a S905D unless you need an inbuilt TV tuner.


Messages In This Thread
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 September 2017) - by wrxtasy - 2017-10-12, 03:21