Android has a software decoder for H.265. Can't really comment on the performance with full HD videos because I'm not sure if I've even tested it. It would be nice to have some source for test clips that use different codecs that could be used for testing.I am thinking to buy a Raspberry Pi 4 and to try out "LineageOS 17.1 Android TV" or the Android build from this thread here.
Looking really good how far KonstaKANG got with this one on the Pi.
My only concern, as already mentioned in August by "pbanj": hardware decoding is needed for videos in x265 format(?)
Is this still the case or maybe in a newer build from november software decoding is strong enough to play x265 without stuttering?
Would someone be so kind to try this out in KODI with 1080p x265 mkv video files?
I'm honestly not sure if it's worth buying if media device usage is your only use case. There's also other more specialized operating systems for the Pi that might do that better. It's still nice to have Android as an option among various other things that are available for the Pi.
Android and LibreELEC are two completely different operating systems that share nothing (well, both use Linux kernel underneath but even that is very different).Ok, thanks for clarifying.
Sad to hear, because the box is not really a good media station if surround sound is not available. My hope was that something from libreelec could be transferred to your build.
Apart from this your solution is perfect to make an old TV smart.
We've come pretty far if things like missing surround sound is currently the main concern.
Sorry, don't quite understand what you're asking here. Can you generally connect two Android devices (phones/tablets) to make calls from the other?My car setup almost done. I'm testing before install to car nowadays.
I need connect device with my phone in order to make phone call via bluetooth. Pairing is successful but can't connect them.
Is it a known problem? Or am i doing something wrong?
Edit: I have connected BT speaker without any problem. Is there any method about connect to Android phone for call?
I can pair my phone and send files via bluetooth between them (well, I recently tested this on LineageOS 18, but did on LineageOS 17 at some point as well). That's usually one of things I test at some point in development. I think there's something like 'Phone calls' option for some paired devices in the bluetooth settings so maybe try enabling that.