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

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(2017-09-12 01:34)brazen1 Wrote:  Open MPC-BE windowed so you can see the top menu.
Select 'Play' then select 'After Playback'.
Under the 'Every Time' menu select 'Exit'.
MPC-BE will auto exit (close) at the end of playback and Kodi will be in focus.

If you're in a hurry and don't want to wait for credits to finish, map Forward fast or skip to next chapter or something to speed up to the end of playback. Alt+F4 is the simplest solution but I advise pressing quit or stop or end or something similar 1st. This way no residual madVR or MPC-BE 'tasks' will be left running before completely shutting down that could lead to a non-return of default resolution especially when a 3D or HDR mode is exited or like 24Hz back to 60Hz for example. Just like you don't want to end Kodi before it finishes it's house cleaning tasks or any program for that matter. Fwiw, you can also use Alt+F4 to quickly shut down your HTPC when finished. Nothing is dangerous about using the shortcut if you don't abuse it. Typically I end MPC playback, wait a second or two for the display to go into default res, when MPC logo reappears, I Alt+F4 it, then backspace to Kodi home menu where EXIT is linked, wait a couple secs while it closes, Alt+F4 windows desktop, shut down the HTPC, then 'close all devices' on my Harmony which shuts down bass shaker amps, panel, AVR, etc. From the couch with the one remote.

Hi Brazen1,

I have PowerDVD 17 launching and playing ripped BluRays perfectly, thanks to your work and help! Rofl THANK YOU SO MUCH!

But I seem to recall that you wrote that you had a solution to closing PDVD using a remote control, but I can't seem to find it. Is this what you were talking about? I am afraid I don't know what MPC-BE is, but it doesn't seem like a natural abbreviation for PowerDVD so I am guessing not? Huh
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BTW I do have the alt+F4 working from a keyboard, but I am not able to send that command from my remote, only single keys (not combinations). And someone somewhere here wrote that alt+f4 was a "dangerous solution", so I haven't had the nerve to try to use the MCERemote add- on for KODI to see if that works...
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