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RE: Kodi Media Player Options with 3D MVC & HD Audio - timstephens24 - 2017-10-26

Except the audio doesn't stay in sync, there's audio pops, Vidon violates GPL, 3D subtitles aren't in 3D... Stay away from the egreat.


RE: Kodi Media Player Options with 3D MVC & HD Audio - hdmkv - 2017-10-27

And occasional microstutters with 23.976 3D ISO's.


RE: Kodi Media Player Options with 3D MVC & HD Audio - JustAnotherUser - 2017-10-27

hmm, at least one or more of those issues manifest themselves on pretty much all players in this thread, especially the micro stutter, so seems a bit unfair to level a "stay away from" at egreat ?


RE: Kodi Media Player Options with 3D MVC & HD Audio - hdmkv - 2017-10-27

No microstutters in Zidoo X-series, Intel or RPi3. Setting aside VidOn for a moment, eGreat A10/A11 are fine if you're relying on the native player app and built-in movie scraper. For Kodi use, I wouldn't recommend it as you need to use VidOn (unreliable). There's a way to set-up officlal Kodi with a wrapper app to push playback to the native player, but it isn't elegant (HiMedia w/same SoC does this process better), plus you get microstutters with 3D.


RE: Kodi Media Player Options with 3D MVC & HD Audio - timstephens24 - 2017-10-27

(2017-10-27, 14:05)JustAnotherUser Wrote: hmm, at least one or more of those issues manifest themselves on pretty much all players in this thread, especially the micro stutter, so seems a bit unfair to level a "stay away from" at egreat ?

No, it's not unfair. I can't make it 2 minutes through playback.  Stay far far far away is realistically what it should be.


RE: Kodi Media Player Options with 3D MVC & HD Audio - djnice - 2017-12-01

Please extend the list with Zidoo H6 Pro. I've tested, the 3D is perfect with internal player and the SmartColor engine is cool. There is no ZDMC for now, so Kodi needs wrapper.


RE: Kodi Media Player Options with 3D MVC & HD Audio - hdmkv - 2017-12-01

Need more inputs on 3D performance before adding as recommended. Most of us haven’t had as positive experiences with AllWinner SoC’s, but this may be decent. Is 3D render full resolution? Are both MVC MKV’s & ISO’s supported? Proper playback of 2D & 3D 23.976? How seamlessly is the Kodi to native player playback/return handled?


RE: Kodi Media Player Options with 3D MVC & HD Audio - djnice - 2017-12-02

(2017-12-01, 21:53)hdmkv Wrote: Need more inputs on 3D performance before adding as recommended. Most of us haven’t had as positive experiences with AllWinner SoC’s, but this may be decent. Is 3D render full resolution? Are both MVC MKV’s & ISO’s supported? Proper playback of 2D & 3D 23.976? How seamlessly is the Kodi to native player playback/return handled?
 I've tested again.
In 2D and 3D, I've noticed some microstutters randomly, but not constantly about 41s, so I think this in not a 23.976 bug, perhaps android system in the background.
3D is full render resolution, 3D MKV's are not working (playing in 2D), only ISO's.
I have not tested with Kodi + wrapper.
The firmware is in early stage, so I think there is still hope to be perfect.
I can't do more tests because I sell the player.


RE: Kodi Media Player Options with 3D MVC & HD Audio - hdmkv - 2017-12-02

Okay, thanks for that. Microstutters "about 41s" means it's likely rendering at 24.000 (vs. 23.976).


RE: Kodi Media Player Options with 3D MVC & HD Audio - cesarleeds - 2017-12-19

Hi guys

What is the best Kodi build for 3D mvc play on rapsberry pi 2/3?

3D somehow was left behind on recent Kodi 18.0 builds, so I moved back to the very first build of Kodi 17, where it worked again...until yesterday, where found some issues and Kodi had to be restarted for the files to play in full 3D glory.

So, if you guys are using a specific build for 3d play that works fine, can you share which build is?


RE: Kodi Media Player Options with 3D MVC & HD Audio - afedchin - 2017-12-19

(2017-12-19, 11:02)cesarleeds Wrote: What is the best Kodi build for 3D mvc play on rapsberry pi 2/3?
Ask here https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=298461


RE: Kodi Media Player Options with 3D MVC & HD Audio - hdmkv - 2017-12-22

Poll over at AVSForum... Will 3D at Home Make a Comeback?

What comeback I say?! Wink 3D never went away for me Smile. Just hit 321 titles! But, would be great to have studios and especially TV (not just PJ) manufacturers re-support in a solid way.


RE: Kodi Media Player Options with 3D MVC & HD Audio - ashlar - 2017-12-22

(2017-07-11, 23:35)brazen1 Wrote:
(2017-07-11, 21:06)Korrigan Wrote: So what are the options for a box that can do 4K, HDR, 3D Frame Packing, HD audio passthrough, HDMI CEC and 23.976 Hz?
Apollo Lake and Kaby Lake both fail some of the above.

The ONLY thing that 'Does it all' is a Widows 10 computer of any type with an Nvidia GTX 960 graphics card or better as long as it hardware decodes, especially HEVC.
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Expect a resurgence in the HTPC market based on shortcomings of the streaming box fad or you can keep adding collections of them and fumble around constantly.
There's probably a couple worthless bells and whistles a streaming box offers exclusively. Personally, I'm only interested in the meat and potatoes, not the sauce.

Afaik, there is NOTHING else out there that can make the same claims. N O T H I N G. 
 I would agree with you and strongly support and wish the best for this scenario BUT... the streaming apps landscape is terrible. If you care about Netflix, Prime, etc... a Windows PC offers pretty much the worst experience possible. Which upsets me to no end. Stare


RE: Kodi Media Player Options with 3D MVC & HD Audio - brazen1 - 2017-12-22

(2017-07-11, 23:35)brazen1 Wrote:
(2017-07-11, 21:06)Korrigan Wrote: So what are the options for a box that can do 4K, HDR, 3D Frame Packing, HD audio passthrough, HDMI CEC and 23.976 Hz?
Apollo Lake and Kaby Lake both fail some of the above.

The ONLY thing that 'Does it all' is a Widows 10 computer of any type with an Nvidia GTX 960 graphics card or better as long as it hardware decodes, especially HEVC.
Kodi internal media player is not 3D frame packed or HDR capable. The custom Kodi MVC build for 3D frame packed is 1.3 HDMI port only and 4k requires HDMI 2.0. A different player is required and easily and seamlessly integrated into the Kodi GUI. PowerDVD and MPC-BE with madVR both handle 3D frame packed and HDR perfectly be it HDR to SDR and/or passthrough at 8bit or 10bit RGB full or YCbCr from a single HDMI 2.0 port. The same is not true for Intel Graphics or AMD graphics. Iso, mkv, mp4, bdmv, whatever you got.

PowerDVD allows full menus which introduce Cinavia protection overcome using RedFox. MPC-BE with madVR only allows main movie playback but does not introduce Cinavia.

Understand, once hardware and software is setup, you never have to adjust anything again. No fumbling with HDMI cables based on what you're watching. No O/S settings to turn on or off. No GPU settings to change according to content. No settings to flip flop in Kodi. Etc. Simply navigate the Kodi library, press enter on a title and it plays with no intervention. You can however select your player of choice manually within Kodi if you'd like. There are also many options of how you would like your defaults to work based on your own unique preferences. It's nice to have choices.

HD audio including DTS:X and Atmos as well as every other simply work and display on your AVR as they should. Matching frame rates is a breeze with no skipped, dropped or missed frames be it 23.976, 29.97, 59.94 (24, 30, 60 Hz) etc.

HDMI CEC I can't comment on. I use a Harmony remote programmed to turn the HTPC and related components On and Off in sequence based on the source inputs.

Also makes for a nice server to similar HTPC's. Most streaming apps on your display or your streaming box work just as well from Windows and/or plug-ins within Kodi.
Most of all, all media needs are in one box in one place, easily updateable and/or repaired economically and never ends up in the landfill. Mine is originally circa 2008. Btw, you can also use the same box for ALL your other computing and internet desires.
Expect a resurgence in the HTPC market based on shortcomings of the streaming box fad or you can keep adding collections of them and fumble around constantly.
There's probably a couple worthless bells and whistles a streaming box offers exclusively. Personally, I'm only interested in the meat and potatoes, not the sauce.

Afaik, there is NOTHING else out there that can make the same claims. N O T H I N G.  
 Well, I don't know?  In all the months that have gone by since writing this, has something changed?  Is there a single device on the shelf now that can do it all?  I agree with you about streaming from an HTPC for the most part.  If I was even slightly interested in streaming and subscription services, I'd just use the built in apps in my display and let the HTPC cover the rest or maybe purchase a complimenting device if I didn't mind limiting myself like the vast majority of hooked users.  But I do mind.  Let's just say, I like having everything in one device at the highest quality possible that will play anything perfectly with one remote and one button push (except for subscription streaming).  To achieve this takes nothing more than a $150 video card, what ever relic PC you have lying around or can obtain, some peripherals like a programmable remote, some elbow grease and ability to follow directions.  I should also state that to play UHD from (disc) will require a bit more but from file is just as stated and at this time a dedicated player is the best option.  That's just my preference.  I'm well aware the masses choose another route.  I'd like them to know there are choices seeings how HTPC's have been given a very bad name in order to PuSh the pay streaming scene.


RE: Kodi Media Player Options with 3D MVC & HD Audio - dchabby - 2017-12-28

(2017-12-22, 23:07)brazen1 Wrote:
(2017-07-11, 23:35)brazen1 Wrote:
(2017-07-11, 21:06)Korrigan Wrote: So what are the options for a box that can do 4K, HDR, 3D Frame Packing, HD audio passthrough, HDMI CEC and 23.976 Hz?
Apollo Lake and Kaby Lake both fail some of the above.

The ONLY thing that 'Does it all' is a Widows 10 computer of any type with an Nvidia GTX 960 graphics card or better as long as it hardware decodes, especially HEVC.
Kodi internal media player is not 3D frame packed or HDR capable. The custom Kodi MVC build for 3D frame packed is 1.3 HDMI port only and 4k requires HDMI 2.0. A different player is required and easily and seamlessly integrated into the Kodi GUI. PowerDVD and MPC-BE with madVR both handle 3D frame packed and HDR perfectly be it HDR to SDR and/or passthrough at 8bit or 10bit RGB full or YCbCr from a single HDMI 2.0 port. The same is not true for Intel Graphics or AMD graphics. Iso, mkv, mp4, bdmv, whatever you got.

PowerDVD allows full menus which introduce Cinavia protection overcome using RedFox. MPC-BE with madVR only allows main movie playback but does not introduce Cinavia.

Understand, once hardware and software is setup, you never have to adjust anything again. No fumbling with HDMI cables based on what you're watching. No O/S settings to turn on or off. No GPU settings to change according to content. No settings to flip flop in Kodi. Etc. Simply navigate the Kodi library, press enter on a title and it plays with no intervention. You can however select your player of choice manually within Kodi if you'd like. There are also many options of how you would like your defaults to work based on your own unique preferences. It's nice to have choices.

HD audio including DTS:X and Atmos as well as every other simply work and display on your AVR as they should. Matching frame rates is a breeze with no skipped, dropped or missed frames be it 23.976, 29.97, 59.94 (24, 30, 60 Hz) etc.

HDMI CEC I can't comment on. I use a Harmony remote programmed to turn the HTPC and related components On and Off in sequence based on the source inputs.

Also makes for a nice server to similar HTPC's. Most streaming apps on your display or your streaming box work just as well from Windows and/or plug-ins within Kodi.
Most of all, all media needs are in one box in one place, easily updateable and/or repaired economically and never ends up in the landfill. Mine is originally circa 2008. Btw, you can also use the same box for ALL your other computing and internet desires.
Expect a resurgence in the HTPC market based on shortcomings of the streaming box fad or you can keep adding collections of them and fumble around constantly.
There's probably a couple worthless bells and whistles a streaming box offers exclusively. Personally, I'm only interested in the meat and potatoes, not the sauce.

Afaik, there is NOTHING else out there that can make the same claims. N O T H I N G.    
 Well, I don't know?  In all the months that have gone by since writing this, has something changed?  Is there a single device on the shelf now that can do it all?  I agree with you about streaming from an HTPC for the most part.  If I was even slightly interested in streaming and subscription services, I'd just use the built in apps in my display and let the HTPC cover the rest or maybe purchase a complimenting device if I didn't mind limiting myself like the vast majority of hooked users.  But I do mind.  Let's just say, I like having everything in one device at the highest quality possible that will play anything perfectly with one remote and one button push (except for subscription streaming).  To achieve this takes nothing more than a $150 video card, what ever relic PC you have lying around or can obtain, some peripherals like a programmable remote, some elbow grease and ability to follow directions.  I should also state that to play UHD from (disc) will require a bit more but from file is just as stated and at this time a dedicated player is the best option.  That's just my preference.  I'm well aware the masses choose another route.  I'd like them to know there are choices seeings how HTPC's have been given a very bad name in order to PuSh the pay streaming scene.  
so can this be accomplished with an old core2quad pc with a 960 ti graphics card or would i need some upgrades ?


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