Win HOW TO - Kodi 2D - 3D - UHD (4k) HDR Guide Internal & External Players
(2018-12-19, 20:46)brazen1 Wrote: v.5 requires you to manually turn HDR on/off in Windows.  It doesn't use private API's anymore to do the switching automatically.  Also, Windows HDR does not initiate your panels calibration settings automatically.  That also requires manual input before and after playback.  I think most folks just use the HDR to SDR conversion offered that simplifies all the guesswork but ultimately masks the limitations of the upgraded version.  API's are better.  I no longer use v.5. 

v.3 uses private API's for HDR switching.  All the limitations and manual input requirements are not present and produces a very good picture.  With untouched original sources, I doubt most would notice a difference using madVR vs DVDFab honestly.  It should be noted, v.3 offers no MVC Frame Packed 3D capability.  v.5 does but REQUIRES you change resolution from 2160p to 1080p before playback or it will crash Windows and more than likely corrupt your GPU drivers.  You'll also need to switch back after playback.  So, I just use PDVD v.18 problem free and requires no manual input before and after viewing. 

Both versions mount and read iso's rendering complete menus.
Those are your differences you are not seeing.

MPC players with madVR cannot read and mount iso's.  You have to use an external mounting software and launch all of it seamlessly via KODI outlined in this guide.  While offering more settings that may lead to superior quality, only main movie playback is possible and no menus will exist.
Thank you for saving me about $ 100  for a copy of v5 .  For the limited number of 3d titles I have ( mostly animation - the 2 live action ones , the 3d does not do well) I can live with mpc. Using V3 for UHD works like a charm. What is the best nvidia driver version? I am using 385.41 , is there any point in going up to the 416 version ?
amd FX 6300 , 8GB ram, 1050TI. MB M5a97 LE r2.0
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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
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
RE: HOW TO - Kodi 2D - 3D - UHD (4k) HDR Guide Internal & External Players - by jpil - 2018-12-21, 05:10


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