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4k screensaver? - gquiring - 2020-06-16

Will Kodi ever support 4k screensavers?  Videos are at 4k so why can't the UI be in 4k?


RE: 4k screensaver? - Hitcher - 2020-06-17

Already available.

Evolve: Apple 4K TV Screensavers

Also set your GUI res to 4k and use a picture screensaver with 4k images.


RE: 4k screensaver? - gquiring - 2020-06-17

I mean photos at 4K on Android.


RE: 4k screensaver? - FXB78 - 2020-06-17

(2020-06-17, 00:12)Hitcher Wrote: Also set your GUI res to 4k and use a picture screensaver with 4k images.
Which picture screensaver would this work with? The one I'm using only has coordinates in the xml for 720p, so I'm assuming this wouldn't display images at 4k?


RE: 4k screensaver? - gquiring - 2020-06-17

(2020-06-17, 00:12)Hitcher Wrote: Already available.

Evolve: Apple 4K TV Screensavers

Also set your GUI res to 4k and use a picture screensaver with 4k images.

There is no option for GUI at 4k, just unlimited and auto and neither do 4k.


RE: 4k screensaver? - Hitcher - 2020-06-17

(2020-06-17, 00:19)FXB78 Wrote: Which picture screensaver would this work with? The one I'm using only has coordinates in the xml for 720p, so I'm assuming this wouldn't display images at 4k?
Picture Slideshow Screensaver. The XML values don't matter as Kodi will scale to whatever resolution it's running at.
 
(2020-06-17, 01:06)gquiring Wrote: There is no option for GUI at 4k, just unlimited and auto and neither do 4k.
 
  • Resolution - 3840x2160p
  • Set GUI resolution limit - Unlimited



RE: 4k screensaver? - gquiring - 2020-06-17

(2020-06-17, 09:27)Hitcher Wrote:
(2020-06-17, 00:19)FXB78 Wrote: Which picture screensaver would this work with? The one I'm using only has coordinates in the xml for 720p, so I'm assuming this wouldn't display images at 4k?
Picture Slideshow Screensaver. The XML values don't matter as Kodi will scale to whatever resolution it's running at.
 
(2020-06-17, 01:06)gquiring Wrote: There is no option for GUI at 4k, just unlimited and auto and neither do 4k.
 
  • Resolution - 3840x2160p
  • Set GUI resolution limit - Unlimited
You must be assuming it works this way, without actually testing it.  None of the screensavers run at 4k.  All of my photos are 2k and higher resolution and not one screen saver displays higher than 1080.


RE: 4k screensaver? - FXB78 - 2020-06-17

(2020-06-17, 12:47)gquiring Wrote:
(2020-06-17, 09:27)Hitcher Wrote:
(2020-06-17, 00:19)FXB78 Wrote: Which picture screensaver would this work with? The one I'm using only has coordinates in the xml for 720p, so I'm assuming this wouldn't display images at 4k?
Picture Slideshow Screensaver. The XML values don't matter as Kodi will scale to whatever resolution it's running at.
 
(2020-06-17, 01:06)gquiring Wrote: There is no option for GUI at 4k, just unlimited and auto and neither do 4k.
 
  • Resolution - 3840x2160p
  • Set GUI resolution limit - Unlimited
You must be assuming it works this way, without actually testing it.  None of the screensavers run at 4k.  All of my photos are 2k and higher resolution and not one screen saver displays higher than 1080.
It was my assumption that they would be displayed at 720p/1080i depending on the addon's xml folder, then simply upscaled by Kodi to 2160p if the GUI was set to 4k, so not giving the original 4k image, but a downscaled then upscaled version.


RE: 4k screensaver? - gquiring - 2020-06-17

Kodi runs all of it's UI at 1080.

https://www.reddit.com/r/kodi/comments/ea1ydk/is_there_some_way_of_forcing_kodi_to_render_its/


RE: 4k screensaver? - Hitcher - 2020-06-17

(2020-06-17, 12:47)gquiring Wrote: You must be assuming it works this way, without actually testing it.  None of the screensavers run at 4k.  All of my photos are 2k and higher resolution and not one screen saver displays higher than 1080.
No assumptions - I've tested it myself. And the display of pictures is handled by Kodi no matter what screensaver you're actually using.
(2020-06-17, 13:24)FXB78 Wrote: It was my assumption that they would be displayed at 720p/1080i depending on the addon's xml folder, then simply upscaled by Kodi to 2160p if the GUI was set to 4k, so not giving the original 4k image, but a downscaled then upscaled version.
Wrong assumption - all skin values will be upscaled to whatever the GUI is running at and any skin textures will also then be upscaled. This doesn't mean images you look at will be downscaled as they're not skin textures.


RE: 4k screensaver? - FXB78 - 2020-06-17

(2020-06-17, 19:43)Hitcher Wrote: Wrong assumption - all skin values will be upscaled to whatever the GUI is running at and any skin textures will also then be upscaled. This doesn't mean images you look at will be downscaled as they're not skin textures.
Ah great that makes sense now you've explained it, thanks for clarifying Smile


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