Win Intel HTPCs/NUCs & Kodi-native 3D MVC Playback
(2016-06-22, 18:07)brazen1 Wrote:
(2016-06-21, 23:38)Timpppa Wrote: Hi!

On my journey to the 3D MVC I've come close to the very end. I've spent hours and hours searching every possible bit of info for my case and I've tested those things. Sadly no success, yet.

1. Hardware:
Intel C2D E8400, Nvidia 610 GT, 1.4 HDMI all the way through to the Benq W1350 video projector.

2. Software:
Today had clean install Windows 10 pro, tested latest Kodi Jarvis 16.1 and then switched to the latest Kodi MVC build (20160608-4d90005-msdk_mvc_wip) from here
+ Nvidia drivers 368.39
+ latest WDDM 2.0 for Windows 10
+ (libmfx32) for Nvidia users

3. Settings
I've followed the steps exactly from here "Windows - Intel HTPC/NUC's w/reliable Kodi-native 3D MVC Playback" -thread. Have done all those "Adjust display refresh rate", "Decode stereo stream 3D" etc. options. Of course I ignored the Intel gpu steps and did those on Nvidia Control panel (1920x1080 (3D) 60hz resolution and enabled 3D vision there).

4. And this results to...?
In Kodi I have tried Martian MVC I made with DVDFab and Frozen.iso (straight blu-ray rip, mounting the iso and then looking the right scene.800.mpls from the bluray folder in kodi so movie starts at once). Upon launching, Benq takes it's time and then comes 24p 1920x2205 resolution, frame packing automatically activated. Only problem is that there is no 3D-effect (screen is typically red for this DLP-projector and with glasses it looks fine, just no 3D). I look up into the video options and I see 2(!!) h.264 video streams which of I could choose from. So I think MVC is very close??, but not... :-)

5. Brazen1's succeed on this.
Among many other threads I've read this "Windows 3D MVC Bluray test builds"
There brazen1 points out how he managed to work things out with 4/1 build ONLY, sadly I haven't figured out how to get that and try it myself.
I thought I could just pm and ask him politely, but that option was disabled for me, maybe because I'm so new.
So if you, brazen1, see this post, could you offer your helping hand, please? (;

Easiest way would be to smash that "HTPC" and buy new Intel-build, but I'm just too eager to get this working with this. And those succeeds I've read keep me trying!
On a side note I've managed to get this MVC work with PowerDVD with mounted iso. Picture quality was better than in FSBS (never get that to work --> so it showed as normal HSBS) and HSBS rips. PowerDVD was kinda laggy (trial problem?), it wasn't even near as smooth as XBMC.

In the end, I've tried and I'm willing to admit my defeat. Just asking if there is any hope?


You do not need to use the earlier build. I'm using latest 6/8 build with no problems. After the original thread was closed, the Nvidia quirks were addressed in the following release and have worked well since.

You do not need libmfx32. That is intended for non Intel users, mainly AMD.

Be certain your folder/file have .3D in the naming. Don't forget the period (dot).

Download Intel_Media_SDK_2016.msi from Intel website. You will need to register with them to gain access to the download. Once installed, check Intel Media SDK 2016 is 1.7 (Intel_Media_SDK_2016.0.1) info in programs folder.

Remember, to run the stereoscopic setup in Nvidia control panel and always enable stereoscopic. The main quirk, when 24Hz matched refresh rate is switched, Nvidia enables 3D for 2D titles, has been addressed. When Kodi starts, 3D is disabled globally (system wide) allowing 2D 24Hz titles to render correctly. When a 3D title is selected, Kodi will enable 3D globally and turn it back off when finished. When exiting Kodi, 3D will again be enabled globally.

Some BD menus still not working as of yet so using this build with seamless PDVD for occasions when menu is desired. There is no difference in audio/video quality. This is the final hurdle that will overcome any need for an external player. Been using full frame packed MVC iso's and MVC mkv's, some interpolated to 60Hz rips, HEVC low bitrate as well. The build(s) handling most everything thrown at them.

Some titles require eye flip adjustment and is not automated. Most of you are using mkv. Fwiw, you can run your title through mkvtoolnix and select left eye first for your right eye first titles to correct. It only takes a few minutes.

Sorry for quoting this old post. But during the last days i spent much time to test the current MVC build with my 1070 nVidia Card. It looks very promising, except of 2 issues.
The mentioned fix about disabling 3D globally doesnt seem to work for me. Every time i start a regular 24p Movie my tv switches into 3D mode. Should this still be working in the november release, or do i have to set up something additional for this to work?
Another issue is that sometimes the refresh rate doesnt get resetted to regular rate after Watching a 3D Movie. Most times Kodi switches back to 50 Hz after stopping the movie, but sometime is remains at 24 Hz, and i have to manually set it back through the settings menu. I know this thread is mainly for Intel setups, but i would be really glad if someone could give me a hint about this.
Thank you very much
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