Win HOW TO - Kodi 2D - 3D - UHD (4k) HDR Guide Internal & External Players
JustkiddingI also have a HTPC (Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming-ITX HDMI 2.0 &DP, i7-7700 cpu) connected to a 1080P projector. My motherboard's data port to HDMI is directly connected to the projector and the HDMI out to Marantz 8802 for lossless audio processing. I have no video cards attached in my HTPC.

All my 1080p MKV/M2ts files are played through Kodi 17.6, but 4K HDR files appear dull with washed out colors. I tried Kodi 18 nightly builds without much success (same with JRiverMC and PowerDVD 17). Power DVD 17 will only work on a PC if a 4K HDR display is attached to the system along with 1709 creators edition and HDMI 2.0 motherboard. It is not doing the HDR to SDR conversion in my 1080P display.

I have been successfully playing 4K files using the windows "movies & TV app". Windows 10 creators fall edition 1709 update has removed the inbuilt support for HEVC Codec, which (HEVC Video Extension) can be downloaded free from the Microsoft app store.

I wanted to see if you can clarify about your HTPC set up and the file playback to see the differences. I see you have a graphics card, but you are using a single HDMI out to your AVR then to the projector. I use separate paths for video and audio to avoid handshakes and sync delays. As long as 4K files are playing with "movies and TV" app, I don't see the need to go through all the additional software downloads. I read in the Anandtech forum about not using movies&TV app for 4K HDR playback, but it looks great in my set up.

I am going to try and see if this Kodi XDR project software allows me to play 4K HDR files in the same manner as movies & TV app. 

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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 peterrudy - 2017-12-31, 18:47
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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