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No idea - no contact at all. The work is done by koying. Integration into a sane AE interface was not yet discussed but is on the agenda.
First decide what functions / features you expect from a system. Then decide for the hardware. Don't waste your money on crap.
(2015-11-10, 14:25)noggin Wrote: AIUI Shield doesn't have HD Audio support in Kodi - and AIUI the way it has been implemented by nVidia may mean that it is non-trivial (i.e. may take a little time) to implement within Kodi. (I may be wrong of course)
*** EDIT - may be closer than I thought! ***

If you want HEVC 1080p and HD Audio support then I'd suggest a Braswell platform might be the way to go. You'll need to run Windows if you want 5.1 audio in Netflix as you don't get this in the browser version (which is all you have under Linux), just the Windows app - and you'll need a wireless keyboard-type remote not just a regular IR remote as navigating the app isn't remote-friendly.

I'm not sure if HEVC decode is supported on Braswell under Windows Kodi, if it isn't you'd need to dual boot to OpenElec or another Linux solution.

The forthcoming Cherry Trail stuff may also do what you want at a lower price point than Braswell, but avoid the Baytrail-T stuff (no HEVC and very weak GPU)

**** EDIT : Fritsch's post below appears to suggest that HD Audio is closer to appearing on the Shield console than I thought. Happy to be corrected! ****

as fritsch mentioned, I also found this: http://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2015/09/30/...gle-fiber/
Quote:5: Home Theater Buffs Unite

SHIELD customers know that they can expect recurring software upgrades with new features and enhancements. Tomorrow’s upgrade will deliver support for GeForce NOW, plus several features requested by our home theater enthusiasts. Together, these updates strengthen SHIELD’s position as the ultimate, all-in-one device for all of your entertainment:

Best surround sound — Now with support for lossless audio, including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio pass-through plus WMA-Lossless decode.
Best movie watching — The ultimate movie playback experience with support for 23.976 fps playback.
Best-in-class codec support — Now with hardware acceleration for VC-1 (including M2TS and ASF/WMV container support), MPEG-2 and WMV9.

that doesnt mean it will work on KODI now but atleast the hardware is capable of doing so.
Hello guys,

I used for a year the minix x8h plus, not it was broken so I'm looking for a new player.
I have a 4k Tv so I used the player with 4k and 1080 input.
Do you have any suggestion to buy the best 4k player? (nvidia shield is to expensive)
I'm really confused between Minix(again)/ HiMedia Q5 / wetek ecc ecc
If 4K is important, then nVidia Shield TV (yes, it's pricey, but worth it). WeTek Core would be second choice.
If full 3D is important, then HiMedia Q5 or Raspberry Pi 2.
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(2015-11-10, 18:09)fritsch Wrote: Who is Christian?
Christian Troy (forum member ChristianTroy) is someone that the Kodi team should consider inviting as another Android developer

http://forum.kodi.tv/member.php?action=p...uid=298313
https://github.com/christiantroy
http://wetekforums.com/vb5/forum/wetek-play/android
When we ever get a single PR from him - that might to be considered.
First decide what functions / features you expect from a system. Then decide for the hardware. Don't waste your money on crap.
(2015-11-10, 07:05)wrxtasy Wrote:
(2015-11-06, 16:44)egtrev Wrote: 2: Bitstream HD audio included latest formats like Dolby Atmos.
A good solid proven box this one:

$130 (on Amazon) - Barebones, Intel Haswell Microarchitecture (same as Chromebox) equipped, Zotac BI320:
211925 (thread)

Thanks, I did see that box, but it does not Bitstream HD audio formats (from what I can find)

At the moment I'm leaning towards an Intel NUC5i3RYH, seems to have everything I'm looking for.
Don't know where you are reading that incorrect info. Of course it Bitstreams HD Audio both in Linux / OpenELEC and Windows:

1905913 (post)
1886014 (post)
2106136 (post)

(2015-11-14, 12:10)wrxtasy Wrote: Don't know where you are reading that incorrect info. Of course it Bitstreams HD Audio both in Linux / OpenELEC and Windows:

You're right I'm was looking at the Zotac CI320. Thanks wrxtasy.
Uhm...not sure where to post. I'm new. Sad

I was wondering if someone could help me build an htpc or nas+htpc to play kodi. I have boxee and its days are numbered, and I have 8 external hard drives full of media. My ex boyfriend used to do all this stuff and I've been reading for a week and am a bit lost.

I want to backup (raid?) maybe 4-6tb of storage. So 8-12tb of hdd would be needed I think. I I've read on Qnap vs Synology, and it's so expensive that I wonder if I could build a nas instead given that I'm such a noob. Or should I not bother and just do an htpc all in one with 2 4tb drives.

Anyhow, I need to know what to build for my huge avi/mkv media collection and mp3s to stream on my hdtv and iPad/iPhone. I'd do a straight hdtv with Kodi on iOS or windows if not for the fact that I have soooo many ext Hdds that I need to consolidate into one and backup.

What's the easiest thing for me to do? Buy a Qnap and just use that? Qnap and htpc? Or are custom nas fairly easy to build. I game too. Forgot to mention that...WOW and COD.
Acadia, welcome, but that's one loaded post! Smile

Synology, Qnap, etc. are pricey, but easy to use and very reliable. For budget options, there's unRAID, FreeNAS, etc., for which I'd ask in their forums or in SmallNetBuilder forum.

For a gaming-capable HTPC, I'll let forum members chime in (as I'm not into gaming). What'll help is knowing your complete video playback needs: 3D, HD audio, full BD rips playback?
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Thanks Smile

Needs are 1080p, no 3D (idk!) and don't care about future proofing for 4K much. I don't rip or play Blurry disks. Just straight downloading of 1080pm mkv files usually. and HD audio might be cool.
edit - Posted a new thread.
(2015-11-18, 09:25)Acadia Wrote: Thanks Smile

Needs are 1080p, no 3D (idk!) and don't care about future proofing for 4K much. I don't rip or play Blurry disks. Just straight downloading of 1080pm mkv files usually. and HD audio might be cool.
Chromebox.
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Personally I have the Chromebox and am more than happy with it, I have recommended it to a few people and they were all very satisfied
It's in my home theater with a very nice 1080p projector, I want a fast and clean (Image and sound) experience
I only use very high quality file, mostly full BR rips
Just hope the dev guys would find time and dev the full 3D (from ISO) on it
I am not that much a 3D enthusiast but since that's the only limitation so far
I have a few 3D files, some side by side, some top bottom and some ISO, definitely much better in full 3D than the other 2

I also have openelec on a raspberrry pi 1B, pretty cool and efficient but quickly not powerful enough (HEVC...)
I plugged it on a TV and it s avout enough, I might upgrade it for a pi2 or something a bit even more powerful but no real need
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