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:For downloading the Raspberry image for LibreELEC see here: LibreELEC downloads

:Please see our Wiki-page for the Raspberry PI: Installing LibreELEC on the Raspberry Pi <!–

How do I compile from source?

:Follow the instructions here: “Link to compile from source”–>

:The update process is the same for all devices LibreELEC runs on. See: How to update LibreELEC

:See the list of working SD-cards here: http://elinux.org/RPi_SD_cards

:There is no real recommendation to a specific one. Just make sure the power supply delivers proper 5V/2A.

=Known Issues=

:Most likely your source is sending MPEG2 video. You will need a license for it. See FAQ 1.5.

:There is hardware support for 1080p H.264 and MPEG-4 as standard. VC-1 and MPEG-2 can be played at 1080p with an optional licence. :HEVC (H.265) video is not hardware supported, but 720p videos in HEVC format are viewable via software acceleration. 1080p videos in HEVC format is too much for the Raspberry Pi 1, 2 or 3's engine. :VP6, VP8, and Theora have GPU accelerated support, but that is limited to DVD resolutions. :From Helix, other formats will be decoded in software on the ARM. This may handle SD resolutions of older codec like DivX 3, msmpeg and sorenson spark, but higher resolutions may not keep up. :All audio formats (including DTS and AC3) should be supported, but True-HD may require overclocking.

:Yes. You will need the optional license for VC-1 and MPEG2 videos. See FAQ 1.5


:No. The RaspberryPi has no support for it.

:If you do it wisely, it might work fine. Note: Changing the voltage settings may void your warranty!!!

:Recommended skins are: Metropolis, Quartz, Quartz Reloaded and Slik. Skins like Neon, Aeon MQ, or anything just as heavy won't work. Aeon Nox 5 is usable.

Raspberry Pi FAQ