HDR Support
#1
Hi, why isnt HDR supportted? Is there any tweak to play HDR content in windows with latest Kodi build? I am now using Kodi DSPLAYER but its "only" for 17.6 version.
Thank you.
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#2
(2019-01-25, 14:42)Tittan31 Wrote: Hi, why isnt HDR supportted?
Why aren't you supporting us? You know, getting us beer, chips, coffee, proper hardware to test with, additional skillful graphics developers that know what they're doing... FYI, your initial question is a pretty blunt one.

(2019-01-25, 14:42)Tittan31 Wrote: Is there any tweak to play HDR content in windows with latest Kodi build?
A tweak..? Adding HDR is not just another switch you simply turn on or off. It's a bit more complex than that. You seem to have a very simplified view on what graphics programming is about.

And perhaps your current HTPC setup simply isn't even HDR capable yet? Kodi 17.5 in previous post certainly isn't.
HDR is still a work-in-progress for Kodi, as "of course" it needs to work on every Kodi supported graphics device out there.
Step up to Kodi 18 first, and then you can moan if something isn't working.
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#3
Why i have strange feeling you atacking me that i dont know what iam talking abount  + my setup isnt supporting it and even i dont support kodi team at all...sry but i think 99% of people using kodi dont support the developers...i DONT think its their(users or my) problem.

I dont have problem if kodi was somehow payed service as i love it very much, but when i just dont MUST do the support i simple dont do that. I really thik it SHOULD be licenced somehow and many people will pay for it as its simple the best media center out there !

And about the HDR problem...yes you right i dont know much about graphics programming - no, idont know anything about it..., my question was as it was ...why its not supported? And i wanted simple answer - something like ....not yet but we working on that, or its not easy so it will not be available...or you r moron its hidden in there and there....

Iam trying to run HDR MKVs, i have HDR projector, i have HDR graphics card, i have everything HDR working for example by VLC3 or by KODI DSPlayer with MADVR, or by Kodi HDR project...as i wrote in my original post...its all working OK but its all 17.6 version which i dont like as 18. And yes iam using latest Kodi 18 RC 5.2 or even nightlies, but HDR just dont work here whatever i do.
Peace.
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#4
I dont know how this project is funded but if its only from donations, i simply dont even know how it gets this far...start making money from it  :-) its really have GREAT potencial ! add some commercials / or pay system inside...
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#5
KODI v.18 LEIA nightlies internal VideoPlayer have been playing UHD HDR converted to SDR nicely.  KODI is not going to passthrough UHD HDR using private API's like some of the other forked versions.  Afaik, KODI is going to remain universal catering to all platforms and not just Windows which requires using 3rd party components for a passthrough setup.  However, you have the option to use 3rd party components WITH official KODI such as v.18 LEIA seamlessly to get the experience you are used to with the older 17.6 version.  That or perhaps someone will update the old forked versions to the state of the art build but I doubt it imo.
HOW TO - Kodi 2D - 3D - UHD (4k) HDR Guide Internal & External Players
W10/1809 MPC-BE\HC PDVD18 DVDFab3 KODI 18.1 960-4GB/RGB 4:4:4/Desktop=60Hz/Video=Matched Refresh rates 8bit/65JS8500 UHD HDR 3D
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#6
(2019-01-25, 16:43)Tittan31 Wrote: sry but i think 99% of people using kodi dont support the developers...i DONT think its their(users or my) problem.
Indeed. Plenty of people are a greedy bunch and will get and use what they want, certainly when it is for free. Which Kodi is. On the other hand, if users stop caring or supporting Kodi, then Kodi will simply vanish and we could finally find ourselves a new hobby.
My initial response to you about supporting Kodi was obviously a sarcastic response. We know where our donations come from, and your name is indeed not on that list.

(2019-01-25, 17:07)Tittan31 Wrote: I dont know how this project is funded but if its only from donations, i simply dont even know how it gets this far...start making money from it  :-) its really have GREAT potencial ! add some commercials / or pay system inside...
You are apparently not familiar with the whole concept of "open-source". Perhaps you need to educate yourself first in the what, why and the how.
Why don't you focus on the HDR problem, and let us find a way to keep XBMC/Kodi going. We have already done so for more than 15 years, without commercials or paying customers.
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#7
If you want HDR you can use the latest version and an external player with MadVR to get HDR passthrough for HDR content

HDR isn't a trivial thing and OS support for it is limited at the moment as there isn't (on Windows) a standard API to control HDR switching
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#8
HDR passthrough works f.e. just fine on Android with KODI v18 - so we do support HDR - just not yet on every platform due to lack of proper APIs that could be used by an opensource program like KODI
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