Kodi v19 (LibreELEC 10.x) removed support for vendor proprietary hardware decoding methods (on Raspberri Pi, the MMAL and OMX decoders) to focus on a standards-based approach (V4L2, named for the Linux kernel 'Video for Linux v2' API used). LibreELEC 10.x also dropped support for Raspberry Pi Zero and other 512MB RAM devices as 1GB is now considered as the minimum RAM needed for a good Kodi experience. The Raspberry Pi Foundation have rewritten their video drivers and FFMpeg support to follow the common V4L2 frameworks. As their goal is to upstream all driver and player-app changes, allowing them to be included and used with all Linux distros, the rewrites do not include the custom HEVC optimisations that would never be accepted. This means HEVC support on Raspberry Pi 4 and 400 hardware is excellent as these devices support native HEVC hardware decoding, and the newer drivers support 8/10/12-bit output for better 4K HDR, but playback on older Pi 01/2/3 devices will be challenging as FFMpeg software decoding is no longer optimised for Pi hardware, and users can expect SD media support only, not HD (720p and 1080p) support as seen with older LibreELEC releases.