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XBMC (Kodi) on Xpenology

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Has anyone build a XBMC and/or Kodi VM on the NAS, using the platform as a central place to run PMS, XBMC and or Kodi.

PMs is great for TV series and movies, but seems XBMC + AddOn's is the better option for sport streaming.

 

G

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As far as I am aware since DSM does not use a GPU I don't see how installing Kodi will work. You need to install it on a GPU capable OS/hardware.

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Kodi works on a Rasperry Pi (ARM), also don't have a GPU.

 

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Rasperry Pi (ARM) has no video output? What is the HDMI connector for then?

Synology Boxes do not have any video output.

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35 minutes ago, George said:

Kodi works on a Rasperry Pi (ARM), also don't have a GPU.

 

like every smartphone now days it has

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raspberry_Pi

"with an integrated ARM compatible central processing unit (CPU) and on-chip graphics processing unit (GPU)."

 

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It has a Video output, yet, like most Mobo's. same as most XPenology NAS's, it does not have a dedicated GPU.

 

XBMC/Kodi is just a Media server like Plex, wondering if anyone has build one on the XPenology platform, most likely inside Docker.

 

G

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11 hours ago, George said:

It has a Video output, yet, like most Mobo's. same as most XPenology NAS's, it does not have a dedicated GPU.

 

just because the isn't a dedicated chip does not mean there is no gpu, the arm cpu can't do h.264/h.265 decoding thats a task of the gpu and depending of the "chip" used for such small low power systems there are differences depending mostly of the gpu, i use a odroid-c2 instead of raspi, this one (amlogic s905) has a better gpu then the raspi, also most "problems" with open source on this arm systems are around the gpu drivers and the fact that there are usualy not opne source

 

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XBMC/Kodi is just a Media server like Plex, wondering if anyone has build one on the XPenology platform, most likely inside Docker.

 

the question about xmbc in our case would be - does kodi work headless (without a dedicated output/gui), the way dsm is made seems not to offer the option for a local gui (like its done on asus nas systems using kodi)

 

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