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v17 Pulling hair out w/ 4K and I'm already bald!
#46
You can make the system image just for your system drive. About the free upgrade to Windows 10, seems that the Windows Media Creation Tool is still working for computers with valid licence keys, although officially the offer has ended about a half year ago. So that could be quite easy route for update and you could still keeping your existing applications.

But the clean install is very tempting. In your case I would even buy e new SSD for Windows 10 and keep your existing drives as a backup.

On the other hand, if you now make the upgrade to 8.1 first, you still have the upgrade path to 10 later.
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#47
I had the exact same problem as you with the audio and video stuttering with every 4k video playback.
It was fixed by updating to kodi 17(krypton) for me tho.

Have you tried doing a backup of your userdata/addons (type %appdata% in explorers url and backup kodi folder) and doing a backup of your video library.

Then delete kodi completely (the folder in appdata also) and doing a fresh install of kodi?

I just updated my graphics to GTX 1050 Ti.

And if you have a surround sound system you want to use (like me) you can connect your computer to kodi and use resolution 3860x2160 and then just use a optical cable from the tv to the receiver Smile

EDIT: I was already on Windows 10 when the problem occurred and fixed.
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#48
Well just ordered a new SSD to swap out and install Windows 8.1 So let's hope this fixes the issue.
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#49
Time for me to eat some "humble pie". I've got my new SSD in and upgraded to Win8.1

Installed Kodi, set it up, played one of the "un-playable" 4K files in my collection and you all were right, Hardware Decoding took effect and the filed played smoothly and flawlessly.

Now, unfortunately I thought Win 8.1 came with Windows Media Center, it does not. You need a key and you need to purchase it from Microsoft, which they aren't selling any more. So, I did all that, for naught.

But you all were right, and I thank you for helping.
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#50
(2017-02-10, 15:45)Usafle Wrote: Time for me to eat some "humble pie". I've got my new SSD in and upgraded to Win8.1

Installed Kodi, set it up, played one of the "un-playable" 4K files in my collection and you all were right, Hardware Decoding took effect and the filed played smoothly and flawlessly.

Now, unfortunately I thought Win 8.1 came with Windows Media Center, it does not. You need a key and you need to purchase it from Microsoft, which they aren't selling any more. So, I did all that, for naught.

But you all were right, and I thank you for helping.

Awesome that the playback works for you now Smile

And you can probably find something else than windows media center if you can't use your old key.
In my opinion, windows media center isn't the best solution.
I just use kodi on the regular desktop with a flirc and harmony remote that controls everything for my media center. Hope you find something that works for you! And try to enjoy the 4k Wink
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#51
Great that you got it sorted Smile
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#52
(2017-02-10, 17:11)nirran Wrote: Awesome that the playback works for you now Smile

And you can probably find something else than windows media center if you can't use your old key.
In my opinion, windows media center isn't the best solution.
I just use kodi on the regular desktop with a flirc and harmony remote that controls everything for my media center. Hope you find something that works for you! And try to enjoy the 4k Wink

Unfortunately with my Cable Companies archaic "DRM" policies, WMC was the only option in order for "Live TV" until some other company comes out with another solution.....

(2017-02-10, 17:16)goodton Wrote: Great that you got it sorted Smile

Yes, thanks to people like you. However, fixed one issue (4K playback) and broke another (No LiveTV) LoL
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#53
Protected channel playback works on Windows 10 now for HDHomerun Prime: https://forum.silicondust.com/forum/view...92&t=64023

Still no DVR though.
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#54
I have to admit that I did not even remember anymore that WMC was not included by default in Windows 8.1. I could have but my latest Windows 8.1 installs happened already couple of years ago, that time you could even get free WMC-keys from Microsoft. Did not know that those keys are not anymore available from MS, although not a big surprise.

If somebody happen to have an unused key and is willing to give/sell it to you, it should still work for activation. Additionally it seem to be possible to use Windows 8 Pro Pack to activate WMC in Windows 8.1 PRO. Those can be found for example in Ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/WINDOWS-8-PRO-PA...Sw-itXrdMS

Or 8.1 PRO PACK:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-SEALED-Micro...Sw4shX2b-o

Of course not a cheap solution just for the Media Center -key Smile
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#55
(2017-02-10, 17:58)yasij Wrote: Protected channel playback works on Windows 10 now for HDHomerun Prime: https://forum.silicondust.com/forum/view...92&t=64023

Still no DVR though.

I just saw the "press announcement" or whatever you want to call it concerning that. I've got my eye on it. I'm pretty sure they will get DVR eventually, yes? I'm just trying to figure out if that will work with my Google Home Wifi Router + switch.
Is there a front end to use with KODI for this? I can "hook" into it and get LiveTV back?

(2017-02-10, 18:35)goodton Wrote: I have to admit that I did not even remember anymore that WMC was not included by default in Windows 8.1. I could have but my latest Windows 8.1 installs happened already couple of years ago, that time you could even get free WMC-keys from Microsoft. Did not know that those keys are not anymore available from MS, although not a big surprise.

If somebody happen to have an unused key and is willing to give/sell it to you, it should still work for activation. Additionally it seem to be possible to use Windows 8 Pro Pack to activate WMC in Windows 8.1 PRO. Those can be found for example in Ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/WINDOWS-8-PRO-PA...Sw-itXrdMS

Or 8.1 PRO PACK:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-SEALED-Micro...Sw4shX2b-o

Of course not a cheap solution just for the Media Center -key Smile

Well I went ahead after I couldn't get WMC in Win8.1 and wiped out the SSD and installed Win10 and the WMC "hack" to get WMC on Win10. WMC works flawlessly on Win10 with that "hack". Unfortunately, I can't get my ceton cablecard to work in WMC. Not sure what is going on there. I've been researching like mad. I've read other places that people have gotten liveTV to work on the WMC/Win10 with the same Ceton CableCard that I have. But, they didn't mention HOW they did it or WHAT they did.
I just recently heard that it won't work after the Anniversary Update to Win10. WMC will install on Win10 but LiveTV / CableCard detection is broken.

So once again, conflicting information.

And, once again, I am back to square one: 10Bit H/W decoding but no LiveTV. I've spent WEEKS on this mess. LoL So have you all. It's crazy.
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#56
(2017-02-11, 18:54)Usafle Wrote:
(2017-02-10, 17:58)yasij Wrote: Protected channel playback works on Windows 10 now for HDHomerun Prime: https://forum.silicondust.com/forum/view...92&t=64023

Still no DVR though.

I just saw the "press announcement" or whatever you want to call it concerning that. I've got my eye on it. I'm pretty sure they will get DVR eventually, yes? I'm just trying to figure out if that will work with my Google Home Wifi Router + switch.
Is there a front end to use with KODI for this? I can "hook" into it and get LiveTV back?

(2017-02-10, 18:35)goodton Wrote: I have to admit that I did not even remember anymore that WMC was not included by default in Windows 8.1. I could have but my latest Windows 8.1 installs happened already couple of years ago, that time you could even get free WMC-keys from Microsoft. Did not know that those keys are not anymore available from MS, although not a big surprise.

If somebody happen to have an unused key and is willing to give/sell it to you, it should still work for activation. Additionally it seem to be possible to use Windows 8 Pro Pack to activate WMC in Windows 8.1 PRO. Those can be found for example in Ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/WINDOWS-8-PRO-PA...Sw-itXrdMS

Or 8.1 PRO PACK:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-SEALED-Micro...Sw4shX2b-o

Of course not a cheap solution just for the Media Center -key Smile

Well I went ahead after I couldn't get WMC in Win8.1 and wiped out the SSD and installed Win10 and the WMC "hack" to get WMC on Win10. WMC works flawlessly on Win10 with that "hack". Unfortunately, I can't get my ceton cablecard to work in WMC. Not sure what is going on there. I've been researching like mad. I've read other places that people have gotten liveTV to work on the WMC/Win10 with the same Ceton CableCard that I have. But, they didn't mention HOW they did it or WHAT they did.
I just recently heard that it won't work after the Anniversary Update to Win10. WMC will install on Win10 but LiveTV / CableCard detection is broken.

So once again, conflicting information.

And, once again, I am back to square one: 10Bit H/W decoding but no LiveTV. I've spent WEEKS on this mess. LoL So have you all. It's crazy.

As this CableCard-issue is a US-thing, this Windows 10 WMC-hack has been working great in my setups in Finland. Hopefully will be solved.
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#57
(2017-02-11, 18:54)Usafle Wrote:
(2017-02-10, 17:58)yasij Wrote: Protected channel playback works on Windows 10 now for HDHomerun Prime: https://forum.silicondust.com/forum/view...92&t=64023

Still no DVR though.

I just saw the "press announcement" or whatever you want to call it concerning that. I've got my eye on it. I'm pretty sure they will get DVR eventually, yes? I'm just trying to figure out if that will work with my Google Home Wifi Router + switch.
Is there a front end to use with KODI for this? I can "hook" into it and get LiveTV back?

DVR for DRM channels is supposed to come eventually. The official HDHomerun Kodi plugin won't support DRM channels, and likely never will. You could set up Kodi to launch the HDHomerun Windows 10 app for LiveTV. See: https://forum.silicondust.com/forum/view...8&p=288050
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#58
(2017-02-12, 21:01)yasij Wrote: DVR for DRM channels is supposed to come eventually. The official HDHomerun Kodi plugin won't support DRM channels, and likely never will. You could set up Kodi to launch the HDHomerun Windows 10 app for LiveTV. See: https://forum.silicondust.com/forum/view...8&p=288050

So you're saying that I won't be able to use Kodi like before on my Nexus player? I won't be able to use it to watch live TV on my Nexus boxes?
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#59
(2017-02-12, 21:53)Usafle Wrote:
(2017-02-12, 21:01)yasij Wrote: DVR for DRM channels is supposed to come eventually. The official HDHomerun Kodi plugin won't support DRM channels, and likely never will. You could set up Kodi to launch the HDHomerun Windows 10 app for LiveTV. See: https://forum.silicondust.com/forum/view...8&p=288050

So you're saying that I won't be able to use Kodi like before on my Nexus player? I won't be able to use it to watch live TV on my Nexus boxes?

You could also setup Kodi to launch the HDHomerun Android app on the Nexus players for that. The current "gray icon" Android app doesn't support DRM. The old "green icon" HDHomerun Android app did, and the "gray icon" app should get it in the future. This is of course for the HDHomerun Prime, and not the Ceton adapter you mentioned earlier.
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#60
Please make a backup of your kodi stuff and try: http://mirrors.kodi.tv/test-builds/win32/KodiSetup-20170222-cfa380ea77-feature_win64.exe sorry: http://ftp.halifax.rwth-aachen.de/xbmc/t..._win64.exe

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First decide what functions / features you expect from a system. Then decide for the hardware. Don't waste your money on crap.
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