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Hi. I'm using Kodi 17.6 on a Linux Mint 18.3 system with NVidia 1060 card. Below is the inxi -F of the machine.

System:    Host: XMint Kernel: 4.13.16-041316-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   Mobo: MSI model: Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12) v: 1.0
           Bios: American Megatrends v: 1.00 date: 12/14/2015
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i5-6500 (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB 
           clock speeds: max: 3500 MHz 1: 3200 MHz 2: 3200 MHz 3: 3200 MHz 4: 3200 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA Device 1c02
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
           Resolution: [email protected]
           GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 1060 3GB/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 387.34
Audio:     Card-1 NVIDIA Device 10f1 driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: ALSA v: k4.13.16-041316-generic
           Card-2 Intel Sunrise Point-H HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
Network:   Card-1: Intel Ethernet Connection (2) I219-V driver: e1000e
           IF: enp0s31f6 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: 4c:cc:6a:0a:d6:9a
           Card-2: Intel Wireless 7260 driver: iwlwifi
           IF: wlp5s0 state: down mac: 7c:5c:f8:86:cf:c2
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 15103.0GB (82.4% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: SanDisk_SDSSDXP1 size: 120.0GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: SanDisk_SDSSDA24 size: 240.1GB
           ID-3: /dev/sdc model: WDC_WD5000AAKX size: 500.1GB
           ID-4: /dev/sdd model: SanDisk_SDSSDA24 size: 240.1GB
           ID-5: USB /dev/sde model: Backup+_Hub_BK size: 8001.6GB
           ID-6: USB /dev/sdf model: My_Book_1230 size: 4000.8GB
           ID-7: USB /dev/sdg model: HDS722020ALA330 size: 2000.4GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 110G used: 52G (50%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb1
           ID-2: /home size: 95G used: 17G (19%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb6
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 17.00GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sdb5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 34.5C mobo: 29.8C gpu: 33C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 256 Uptime: 19 days Memory: 4449.8/16004.8MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35 

I have some movie 4K movie files on an USB hard drive directly attached to the machine and I'm trying to play back those videos through Kodi. The playback is horrible no matter which 4K movie I play. It is laggy, choppy and drops frames all around.  Playback is perfectly smooth on 1080p videos. I'm lost on how to solve this issue. Played with a few video settings in the System menu and that still did not help. Below is the pastebin URL of the Kodi log where I tried to play Cars 3 in 4K. 


Can someone please guide me on how to solve this issue? Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Stream #0:0: Video: hevc (Main 10), yuv420p10le

Sorry to say, but Nvidia's drivers in Linux still do not support 10bit video. You'll have to use Windows for that. Sorry.