LibreELEC 11 Beta 1 Released As Linux OS Built Around Kodi 20 - Adds HDR For Intel & AMD

Written by Michael Larabel in Multimedia on 29 January 2023 at 06:24 AM EST. 3 Comments
Building off the release of the Kodi 20 HTPC/PVR software that released earlier this month, LibreELEC 11 Beta 1 is now available as a Linux distribution built around Kodi 20.

LibreELEC is a Linux distribution focused as serving as a basic OS to serve as a software appliance for running the Kodi media player. The main change with LibreELEC 11 is shifting to the Kodi 20 upstream software. LibreELEC 11 Beta 1 has restored support for some older Amlogic Arm boards, now uses the GBM/V4L2 graphics stack on x86_64 just as they have long been doing with Arm hardware, and other changes.

Notable with going the route of just GBM/V4L2 on x86_64 is that when using AMD Radeon or Intel graphics, high dynamic range (HDR) support should now be working in conjunction with the Kodi 20 support. The older X11-based graphics stack remains available for NVIDIA proprietary driver support, if needing to run the Chrome web browser, or if experiencing any glitches with the GBM/V4L2 stack.

Downloads and more details on today's LibreELEC 11 Beta 1 release via
Related News
About The Author
Michael Larabel

Michael Larabel is the principal author of and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 20,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter, LinkedIn, or contacted via

Popular News This Week