In order to test stability, I also played a 1080p H.264 MKV video (1h50), and I had no problem. I did not notice frames dropped during my periodic checks, but Kodi did report 522 dropped frames, and 1021 skipped for the whole movie. As a side note, Kodi/XBMC normally makes use of all cores available on a platform, but with Allwinner A80 only two cores are used.
@Josh Well, $150 for a media player is way too steep, especially if not aiming for 2160p/h.265, for 1080p/h.264 pretty much any ARM stick works just fine, pwrsonally using el-cheapo RK3066 stick for most media usages, some high-bitrate ones work better on RK3188, even with the same GPU/VPU combo. 076b4e4f54