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(2018-01-10, 00:49)brazen1 Wrote: Remember, Leia is in alpha/beta.  It's good we are noticing some quirky things and hopefully the dev(s) building Leia pick up on this feedback.  I don't mind that it's here limited and I don't know of a Leia thread for bug reports but it would be a good idea to start one elsewhere if one doesn't exist.  Usually that sort of thing is suggested to open up a ticket anyway.  Afaik, Leia should be introducing UHD compatibility and if so I'm sure that in itself is a challenge.  Without knowing anything about it, before a hardware solution from a GPU can be applied, the basics probably start with software decoding via a CPU.  Consider the dev may be limited to a device such as an NUC also where Intel processing and graphics are combined.  Perhaps this is the reason when you eliminate DXVA2 hardware decoding and thus switch to the CPU software decoding your judder straightens out?  Maybe Leia development has made it this far but not as far along to satisfy Nvidia users yet?  Unfortunately, that will eliminate many systems that were working previously.  So I would think that in time, hardware decoding for all GPU's would be developed as well.  I've heard reports that UHD was working for some using Leia.  I never got it to though.  Probably my hardware since pressing play on a title resulted in nothing and logs showed nothing.  I never pursued how others are using it.  I assume you are playing SDR?  If UHD, I'm interested in all the particulars.  After my revisit to Leia today and discovering HEVC x264 crashes, I'm pretty much in the dark.  Btw, no you're not losing out on anything playing software vs hardware as long as your CPU can handle it.
Your statement which I highlighted (bold) above was important to me. That was my biggest concern. I could not see any discernable difference or drop in quality, but it's always good to get a confirmation from someone with your knowledge & know-how on these matters. 

I do understand your point about bug reporting and I will ultimately open this up as a different thread for those reasons. 

One quick pointer though, which I omitted in my original post. 

I have a "Client" / "Satellite" HTPC which I use in the family room to stream media & games (Steam IHS) from the main Home Theater HTPC. The above issue & specs were for the main Home Theater HTPC. 

The "Client" HTPC has simpler hardware - Intel Core i5-2500K CPU & nVidia GT 1030 GPU. This machine was also upgraded from Krypton to Leia at the same time, and Client/Server setup was configured between the two. Very interestingly, this system does not have the Render Method issue. I'm able to set Render Method as "Auto" and Allow Hardware Acceleration - DXVA2 to "On" and video playback is perfectly smooth & flawless. 

This video playback issue only occurred on the GTX 1080 machine - the main HTPC. This tells me that it's not simply a matter of Kodi v18 - Leia "requiring" Software Rendering Method & DXVA2 "Off", or that it's unable to function with those features - but rather, quite possible, a mix of circumstances. Or perhaps, Leia is not at fault at all in this issue - since it works perfectly fine on my much lower-end GT 1030 machine. Perhaps it's something else altogether on my main HTPC. 

I'm not sure. But it is good to know I don't need to lose sleep over PQ. 

Thanks.
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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 luci5r - 2018-01-10, 01:32
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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