Thanks @Gordon . I do see that the performance has improved and the build doesn't seem bloody at all, at least not as yet That said, is there any way that pressing play after seeking (forward or rewind at whatever speed) would play rather than pause? I think this is a Kodi issue, if I can all it that, but would be nice if this is sorted.
I intend to try out analog output tomorrow to test if it works and also plug in my Centrance DACport with additional power supply to see if that works. I'll keep you posted.
Is there a roster of fixes that you are maintaining somewhere that we can look forward to?