Question Kodi 18.7 - no video , only audio

franco causio

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I just installed the new version of kodi 18.7 on a pc where I had kodi 17 working regularly.
The pc has win 7.
In the kodi videos now I can hear the audio but I don't see the video.
From the settings I tried to deactivate the dvxa2 hardware acceleration, to change the rendering method (software, automatic etc.).
What can I try? I also updated the driver of the video card (Intel mobile 945 chipset family, it's an old pc...)
Should I go back to a previous version?
thank you
 

gujal

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Kodi 18 requires minimum DirectX9 hardware support and DirectX11 software driver support. Intel 945 is ancient and cannot do this. So that old laptop cannot run anything over Kodi17
This is from Kodi18 release notes
GPU hardware must support at least level DirectX version 9.0c however the GPU software drivers must support the DirectX 11 Feature Level 9.1 (which means the DX11 API has been implemented in the GPU software driver to be compatible with DX9 hardware)
 

zdcyclops

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Kodi also runs on Android. Kodi will run on Android phones and tablets. If all you want to do is stream video from the web these are quite adequate.
 
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