Win HOW TO - Kodi 2D - 3D - UHD (4k) HDR Guide Internal & External Players
@brazen1

Thank you very much for this fantastic howto and your superb support :-) It is exactly what i was searching for.

My setup: Samsung 1080p 3D TV - Windows 7 x64 - NVIDIA 460GTX / latest drivers - PowerDVD 15 Ultra - Kodi 16.1 Jarvis - VirtualCloneDrive - ONLY 3DBD-ISO's.

I've used a different playercorefactory.xml than yours before to start PowerDVD in 3D and it always worked without any problems.

With this, i get some weird mistakes and have some questions...

1. If i don't let VirtualCloneDrive autostart (as recommended), PowerDVD does not load any file. Waited quiet a while... Not even the built-in mounting device is starting. If i let VCD autostart / active before, it works...

2. PowerDVD is a) not playing in 3D, it plays in 2D (Play 3D in 3D is activated), "pause/play" does not help out.
and b) not fullscreen, just fullscreen window - no matter in which state i closed it earlier... On startup there are a few automatic resolution changes going on, but only this is the result...

3. My TV is usually detecting 3D and switches automatically. With this, the TV does not switch.

4. But now: When CLOSING PowerDVD and after some automatic resolution changes again, the TV switches to 3D... and the whole system crashes. Can't even reach the task-manager, it needs to restart...
It is a fresh setup without any other problems at all.

What did i do wrong?

My playercorefactory.xml:
Code:
<playercorefactory>
   <players>
      <player name="3D" type="ExternalPlayer" audio="false" video="true">
        <filename>C:\Users\MyName\AppData\Roaming\Kodi\userdata\PlayISO3D.bat</filename>
        <args>"{1}"</args>
        <hidekodi>true</hidekodi>
        <hideconsole>true</hideconsole>
        <forceontop>false</forceontop>
     </player>
      <player name="2D" type="ExternalPlayer" audio="false" video="true">
        <filename>C:\Users\MyName\AppData\Roaming\Kodi\userdata\PlayISO2D.bat</filename>
        <args>"{1}"</args>
        <hidekodi>true</hidekodi>
        <hideconsole>true</hideconsole>
        <forceontop>false</forceontop>
      </player>
     <player name="DISC" type="ExternalPlayer" audio="false" video="true">
        <filename>C:\Users\MyName\AppData\Roaming\Kodi\userdata\PlayDISC.bat</filename>
        <args>"{1}"</args>
        <hidexbmc>false</hidexbmc>
        <hideconsole>true</hideconsole>
        <forceontop>false</forceontop>
     </player>
     </players>
      <rules action="prepend">
        <rule filetypes="mkv|avi" player="VideoPlayer"/>
        <rule filename=".*.3D.*|.*.3D.iso|3D.*" player="3D"/>
        <rule filetypes="iso|bdmv|mpls|m2ts" player="2D"/>
      </rules>
</playercorefactory>

My PlayDISC.bat:
Code:
@echo off
"C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD15\PowerDVD.exe" A:
exit

My PlayISO2D.bat:
Code:
Set file=%1
Set dummy=%file:iso=%
IF NOT %dummy% == %file% (GOTO playiso) ELSE (goto next)

:next
Set file=%1
Set dummy=%file:mpls=%
IF NOT %dummy% == %file% (GOTO plaympls) ELSE (goto playbdmv)

:playiso
"C:\Program Files (x86)\VirtualCloneDrive\VCDMount.exe" /d=0 %1
"C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD15\PowerDVD.exe" B:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\VirtualCloneDrive\VCDMount.exe" /d=0 /u
GOTO end

:plaympls
set pth=%1
set pth=%pth:~1,-25%
"C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD15\Movie\PowerDVD Cinema\PowerDVDCinema.exe" "%pth%" exit
GOTO end

:playbdmv
set pth=%1
set pth=%pth:BDMV\MovieObject.bdmv=%
set pth=%pth:BDMV\index.bdmv=%
"C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD15\Movie\PowerDVD Cinema\PowerDVDCinema.exe" %pth% exit
GOTO end

:end
exit

And my PlayISO3D.bat:
Code:
Set file=%1
Set dummy=%file:iso=%
IF NOT %dummy% == %file% (GOTO playiso) ELSE (goto next)

:next
Set file=%1
Set dummy=%file:mpls=%
IF NOT %dummy% == %file% (GOTO plaympls) ELSE (goto playbdmv)

:playiso
"C:\Program Files (x86)\VirtualCloneDrive\VCDMount.exe" /d=0 %1
"C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvstlink.exe" /enable
timeout /t 3
"C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD15\PowerDVD.exe" B:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvstlink.exe" /disable
"C:\Program Files (x86)\VirtualCloneDrive\VCDMount.exe" /d=0 /u
GOTO end

:plaympls
set pth=%1
set pth=%pth:~1,-25%
"C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD15\Movie\PowerDVD Cinema\PowerDVDCinema.exe" "%pth%" exit
GOTO end

:playbdmv
set pth=%1
set pth=%pth:BDMV\MovieObject.bdmv=%
set pth=%pth:BDMV\index.bdmv=%
"C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD15\Movie\PowerDVD Cinema\PowerDVDCinema.exe" %pth% exit
GOTO end

:end
xxit

all paths are correct and i think i followed your instructions carefully.

Questions:
1. Why do you use just PowerDVD Classic Mode for ISO-playback? The Cinema Mode can be used for ISO's. Cyberlink just don't let us use their built-in ISO-mounting device with Cinema Mode... had this before with VirtualCloneDrive and it worked like a charm. I would prefer using the Cinema Mode again :-)

2. Before trying your solution, i used the "userdefined userinterface" (that's what it called in my language) in Windows 7 for a seamless autostart directly jumping into Kodi on HTPC Startup. It does not load the explorer.exe and the windows desktop. first thing you see is Kodi Interface. This can be set with gpedit.msc. When you exit Kodi, the explorer.exe is starting automatically and you can use it as usual.

Trying you solution in this setup didn't work either - probably because some used programs NEED explorer.exe to be started first.
Is there any possibility to get BOTH at the same time?

Would appreciate any help ;-)

Thanks again :-)
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Messages In This Thread
RE: Kodi 3D Guide - by brazen1 - 2015-06-15, 22:20
RE: Kodi 3D Guide - by brazen1 - 2015-06-15, 22:29
RE: Kodi 3D Guide - by michaelsammler - 2015-06-22, 00:38
RE: Kodi 3D Guide - by brazen1 - 2015-06-23, 17:15
RE: Kodi 3D Guide - by michaelsammler - 2015-06-24, 02:23
RE: Kodi 3D Guide - by brazen1 - 2015-06-24, 17:22
RE: Kodi 3D Guide - by michaelsammler - 2015-06-25, 09:26
RE: HOW TO - Kodi 2D - 3D - UHD (4k) HDR Guide Internal & External Players - by rloxley - 2017-08-10, 15:59
HELP! - by brazen1 - 2018-08-22, 18:50
RE: HELP! - by zxaura1 - 2018-08-24, 09:32
Problem with DXVA scaling videos - by obstler - 2018-10-27, 10:13


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