About

CoreELEC is a ‘Just enough OS’ Linux distribution based on Kodi1 technology for popular Amlogic hardware.

This project offer support for a wide range of Amlogic SoC start with GXB, S905 till newest T7, A311D2 (2024).

CoreELEC will give you the best possible multimedia experience by supporting most of the commonly used video and audio formats.

This include support of hardware video decoder for MPEG-1, MPEG-2, H.263, MPEG-4 SP and ASP, MPEG-4 AVC (H.264), H.265, HuffYUV, Indeo, MJPEG, RealVideo, RMVB, Sorenson, WMV, Cinepak, AV13 and VP9.

Audio formats supported include MIDI, AIFF, WAV/WAVE, AIFF, MP2, MP3, AAC, AACplus (AAC+), Vorbis, AC3, DTS, ALAC, AMR, FLAC, Monkey's Audio (APE), RealAudio, SHN, WavPack, MPC/Musepack/Mpeg+, Shorten, Speex, WMA, IT, S3M, MOD (Amiga Module), XM, NSF (NES Sound Format), SPC (SNES), GYM (Genesis), SID (Commodore 64), Adlib, YM (Atari ST), ADPCM (Nintendo GameCube) and CDDA.

In addition, CoreELEC allows you to passthrough lossless audio formats such as Dolby Digital (AC3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC3), DTS, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, Dolby Atmos, DTS-X and DTS-HD MA.

On certain Amlogic devices, CoreELEC brings you the full enchantment of Dolby Vision2,3 as well, supporting the most common Dolby Vision profiles.

News

CoreELEC 21.0-Omega_beta3 (February 19th, 2024)

CoreELEC 21.0-Omega_beta3 is now available. It was a rather short development cycle this time around, which saw the CoreELEC developers focusing on fixing the most common issues reported with the 21.0-Omega_beta2 release.

Downloads:

Before posting an error:

Discussion thread Amlogic-ng:

Discussion thread Amlogic-ne:

CoreELEC 20.4-Nexus (February 19th, 2024)

CoreELEC 20.4-Nexus is now available. It was a rather short development cycle this time around, which saw the CoreELEC developers focusing on fixing the most common issues reported with the 20.3-Nexus release.

Changes Since 20.3-Nexus

 * Add support for MT7668 Wifi/Bluetooth Combo
 * Fixed TEE and DOVI loader script on Amlogic-ng

Downloads:

Before posting an error:

Discussion thread Amlogic-ng:

Discussion thread Amlogic-ne:

CoreELEC 20.3-Nexus (January 12th, 2024)

Hotfix Update

The Amlogic-ng-dv image was just re-uploaded.
If you installed Amlogic-ng-dv before January
17th, 2024 please update again with the same release.

CoreELEC 20.3-Nexus is now available. It was a rather short development cycle this time around, which saw the CoreELEC developers focusing on fixing the most common issues reported with the 20.2-Nexus release.

Special news: User land architecture of project Amlogic-ne did change from arm to aarch64.
This is the reason it’s highly recommended to make a clean fresh install.

Changes Since 20.2-Nexus

 * Added S805X SoC h265 10bit 4k fallback
 * Use Android media firmware and tools since SC2 (S905X4)
 * Added support for LED BCT3236
 * Introduced new device Amlogic-ng-dv
 * librespot: fix running with cp15 barrier emulation
 * Fixed distribution paste service
 * Amlogic-ne: Updated Linux/arm64 5.4.210
 * Amlogic-ne: switched default user land to aarch64
 * Amlogic-ne: added support for PCI
 * Amlogic-ne: enabled Joydev device driver
 * Amlogic-ne: added Wifi module support for AP6330 AMPAK Tech
 * Amlogic-ne: added Wifi module support for RTL8822CU
 * Amlogic-ne: enabled multiple Wifi module in linux config
 * Amlogic-ne: added support for DVB TBS5580, TBS5990 TBS5281
 * Amlogic-ne: enabled /dev/mem module in linux config

Downloads:

Before posting an error:

Discussion thread Amlogic-ng:

Discussion thread Amlogic-ne:

CoreELEC 21.0-Omega_beta2 (December 12th, 2023)

CoreELEC 21.0-Omega_beta2 is now available. It was a rather short development cycle this time around, which saw the CoreELEC developers focusing on fixing the most common issues reported with the 21.0-Omega_beta1 release.

Downloads:

Before posting an error:

Discussion thread Amlogic-ng:

Discussion thread Amlogic-ne:

Install Guide

  • Download

    Visit our Download Helper and select the image file (.img.gz) for your device.

  • Prepare your SD card

    Burn the downloaded image to an SD card using your favorite tool (Rufus recommended).

  • Copy device tree

    Search for the right device tree, copy it from the "device_trees" folder to the root of your SD card and rename it to "dtb.img".

Download

Please choose which version you would like to install.

The recommended installation for your living room is the latest stable version.
If you are brave enough and would like to test the newest developments,
you could pick the latest nightly version.

Supporters

CoreELEC is compiled in front of a live audience and made possible in part by:

1  Kodi® is a registered trademark of XBMC Foundation.
2  Dolby Vision® is a registered trademark of Dolby Laboratories.
3  Item might be supported only on specific type of Amlogic SoCs.