Win HOW TO - Kodi 2D - 3D - UHD (4k) HDR Guide Internal & External Players
(2018-07-19, 16:59)bsoriano Wrote:
(2018-07-19, 16:52)luci5r Wrote: Very interestingly, switching back from DVDFab v5 to DVDFab v3 seems to have resolved my "Kodi won't launch DVDFab no matter" problem!!! I haven't the faintest idea why! No longer does the "External player active" notification pops up. In fact, Kodi v18 Leia is now properly launching DVDFab v3 when I chose any media matching the rule defined in PCF.

Of course, the issue with 'Only one external player per session' still remains with Leia, but as I've mentioned, it's a non-issue for me. 

It seems to be, against all understanding, not only did the private APIs to toggle HDR break in DVDFab v5, but something else was changed also. DVDFab v3 seems to be performing flawlessly!!! I'll be sticking to DVDFab v3 for sure. 

One Last Query -- Just wondering, because I came across something yesterday -- The whole MPC-BE/MadVR combo defined in this thread, can MadVR also be used with Kodi's internal video player (I believe it's called DSPlayer but I'm not sure)? In other words, if you don't use MPC-BE at all and just use Kodi, can MadVR and all it's capability be affected into Kodi's internal video player?


Unfortunately, no to Kodi and madVR.  The DSPlayer version, which does use madVR, is Krypton, not Leia, and I am not sure if it will be ported to Leia, as there is only one developer that works on DSPlayer, on his own time, and it's not an official Kodi thing, or officially supported by Team Kodi.  



Ah! Thanks so much for the response & explanation, Bart. I don't expect that support will come in with Leia either. That's alright, I think I'm good for right now. Thanks again.
(2018-07-19, 21:49)acemt Wrote:
(2018-07-18, 16:05)luci5r Wrote: Just a quick update - you were spot on about DVDFab's version changes. I tried a few different v5 builds and none of them would activate HDR. Switched back down to v3 and HDR comes on flawlessly. So v3 it will have to be. 

Now I just need to resolve my Kodi + DVDFab "External Player is Active" issue.
 Would like to know how you are sure HDR is activating? Are you talking just about resolution or is there some other way to tell in Win10. Thanks   

HDR actually has nothing to do with Resolution, as far as I know. Well, I don't know about "Windows 10", however, my Television Set tells me when HDR is activate or not. On my Samsung TV, if you press the 'Info' button, it displays in the top right corner a nice HDR band whenever it's receiving & displaying HDR signal. That band only appears if HDR is active. Isn't that how everyone tells whether HDR is active or not? Using the TV Info?

Also, on my new TCL 6 Series set (Which I mainly use exclusively for PC & XBOX One X Gaming only), "HDR" or "Dolby Vision" pops up on the top left of the screen for just a second as soon as any HDR or Dolby Vision content begins to play. 

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RE: HOW TO - Kodi 2D - 3D - UHD (4k) HDR Guide Internal & External Players - by luci5r - 2018-07-19, 22:24
HELP! - by brazen1 - 2018-08-22, 18:50
RE: HELP! - by zxaura1 - 2018-08-24, 09:32
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