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Disable hardware acceleration

If you are having buffering, video stutter or audio offset. You can try this to fix the issue


  • Open Kodi
  • Select SYSTEM
  • Select SETTINGS
  • Select Player
    Bottom left is Settings level
    Make sure its set to Expert not standard
  • Select Videos
  • Scroll down to Processing
  • Enable HQ scalers for scaling above
    You can toggle this between 10%-30%. Its preset at 20% and should be fine


    Nvidia Shield, Windows 64bit
  • 1st one disable "Allow hardware acceleration - MediaCodec surface" (uncheck) or make sure the dot is grey
  •  2nd one "Allow hardware acceleration (MediaCodec)" we usually leave a blue dot.



    Firestick, Blue, Silver or MiBox 32bit
  • 1st one  "Allow hardware acceleration - MediaCodec surface" (check) Possibly need this dot blue. 
  •  2nd one "Allow hardware acceleration (MediaCodec)" we usually leave a blue dot.



    FIBER OPTIC

    If you recently switched you could experience buffering. We have seen taking the % to 0% helps. 
    Also, make both MediaCodec dot blue. But depending on the device you may need to find the puzzle that fits your system.