ODROID C2 S905 2GB RAM HDMI 2.0 $46
Updated 7th Dec 2016

LibreELEC 7.1.1 released with more bug fixes, a new Hybrid CEC implementation, upgraded Kernel + Multichannel PCM support Smile

Note: Anything not listed as a minus "-" is already supported and works properly.

ODROID C2 running LibreELEC 7.1.0 Kodi Jarvis 16.1 Final
  • + Bootup time is 9 secs. when using a eMMC Flash Card
  • + Refresh Rate Switches properly with smooth video playback in 720p/1080p/2160p display modes.
  • + You can run the Kodi GUI in 2160p at 50/60Hz with no slowdowns. HDMI 2.0 device.
  • + Comprehensive HDMI CEC control, same as the RPi's. Control you AVR's volume from TV remote and more.
  • + 8/10-bit 720p/1080p/2160p HEVC all playback perfectly
  • + Excellent deinterlacing of mpeg2/H264 Broadcast TV
  • + Snappy, responsive Kodi device, fast GigaE Ethernet.
  • + Sensitive IR receiver on board
  • + ON/OFF via the HardKernel C2 remote control or with Harmony remotes you can also program this ON/OFF function.
  • + Custom program you own IR remote control for use with Kodi pretty easily using Lirc.
  • + Flash the LibreELEC image to a SD or eMMC card, plugin and you are good to go.
  • + Plays virtually everything you throw at it apart from those Non standard codecs listed below.
  • - No TV auto resolution switching from 1080p <--> 2160p, you must select 2160p manually, in Kodi display settings first. Fixed !
  • - AC3/DD/DTS 5.1 Audio passthrough is still a WIP Fixed !
  • - Random users having Ethernet/bootup connectivity issues when using SD cards. eMMC is fine. Fixed !
  • - Interlaced Bluray Rips containing VC-1 content have stuttering playback. Normal VC-1 Movie Rips fine.Fixed !
  • - Interlaced DVD Rips of Docos, Music Concerts have stuttering playback.
  • + Fixed this long standing mpeg2 DVD ISO Rips bug with nice quality Yadif 2x deinterlacing !
  • - No 1080p H264 HiP10 Anime support, you will need a decent Intel machine to Software decode this combo.
  • + However, most 720p 10bit HiP10 Anime can software decode on the C2, depending on Bitrates.
  • ~ 3D ISO Rips (MVC) will be decoded and output as Top/Bottom at Half Resolution 3D.
  • - This is not a HDR10 or 1080/2160p VP9 decoding platform.

ODROID C2 LibreELEC 7.1.0 HDMI Audio support list:
  • + Passthrough of AC3/DD/DTS 5.1 (Lossy)
  • + Passthrough of DD+ (EAC3)
  • + Passthrough of Dolby True HD 5.1 and 7.1 / ATMOS (Lossless)
  • + Passthrough of DTS-HD MA/HRA 5.1 and 7.1 (Lossless)
  • + Passthrough of DTS 96/24
  • + Multichannel 5.1/7.1 PCM audio output now supported.
  • + FLAC (lossless) and AAC Audio sources can now be decoded by Kodi and output at up to 24bit/192kHz
  • + The HardKernel HiFi Shield Plus has also been confirmed working with a recent LE 7.1 update. (S/PDIF untested)

An important warning for any potential upgraders or new purchasers.

Do not expect all your existing external USB dongles like DAC's, WiFi or RF to work on an old AML S905 v3.14 Linux Kernel, like you find in the C2. A lot of them do work straight out of the gate, and HardKernel do backport additional drivers from time to time.

EDIT: USB DVB Tuner drivers support has been backported from a very recent Linux Kernel if using the Media-Build edition of LE 7.1 Smile

LibreELEC does not provide comprehensive driver support for non working Hardware. Users would have to ask the manufacturer, HardKernel themselves on the C2 forums.

The easy C2 setup Mini Guide:

1) Download the LibreELEC USB-SD Creator App from HERE
2) Choose Odroid C2 > Local Image File > LibreELEC-Odroid_C2.aarch64-7.1.0_Dec.img.gz (see link bottom of this post)
3) Choose your mSD card and "Write" it. Eject > Insert into the C2.
4) Make sure you select both SSH and SMB connect options on the setup screens when LE first runs.
5) If an Update is needed use an appropriate .tar update file, and from a PC, follow the instructions found HERE
6) PS. SSH login password is - le
7) Enjoy !



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RE: ODROID C2 S905 2GB RAM HDMI 2.0 $40 - by wrxtasy - 2016-02-03, 14:26

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