Rock 5 Model B video accelleration on Kodi

Does anyone know how to get hardware video acceleration to work on kodi?

Supported hardware - Official Kodi Wiki

I know on PLEX there was an option of adding /dev/dri to the hardware encoding section to help…but not sure if it’s the same for kodi

It’s a rather new chip on SBC’s so patches/fixes should come hopefully

Here are the spec sheets of the rk3588
Rockchip RK3588 datasheet available, SBC’s coming soon - CNX Software (

  • VPU
    • Video decoding
      • 8Kp60 H.265, VP9, AVS2, 8Kp30 H.264 AVC/MVC
      • 4Kp60 AV1
      • 1080p60 MPEG-2/-1, VC-1, VP8
    • Real-time 8Kp30 encoding with H.265/H.264; multi-channel encoding supported at lower resolutions

Maybe it needs the Mali drivers?
Mali Drivers | Mali GPU User-Space Binary Drivers – Arm Developer
MaliGraphics - Debian Wiki

Apparently works with Armbian.

But armbian needs almost double disk space and memory :slightly_frowning_face:

Do you really think developers that covers most complex Linux development - supporting custom hardware - are unable to match this trivial property? If that would played any other role then pure marketing BS? Hint = armbian minimal images are less in size and certainly less in bloatware. If this is not enough, you need to make a custom kernel / image anyway. Check buildroot or Yocto, which is a tool to make such a single purpose oriented distro, where Debian based images looks like a monster :slight_smile: But why wasting so much time?