Please add full HDR and Dolby Vision Support to next kodi major Version
#61
Kodi really needs to add support for single layer Dolby Vision ASAP. With DV now possible with mkv and .ts containers, not having DV support is very quickly becoming a major flaw for me. I really don't want to switch to Plex but it's going to be hard not to knowing I can finally rip my Dolby Vision collection and put them on my NAS with the other 4k Blu Ray Rips. Having all my movies in one place is very appealing to me.
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#62
(2020-07-12, 00:09)Reckoner89 Wrote: Kodi really needs to add support for single layer Dolby Vision ASAP.
We don't need to do anything thanks.
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#63
(2020-07-12, 01:00)Hitcher Wrote:
(2020-07-12, 00:09)Reckoner89 Wrote: Kodi really needs to add support for single layer Dolby Vision ASAP.
We don't need to do anything thanks.

I mean if that's the attitude you want to take then so be it. I'm just saying it's clear that Dolby Vision support is going to be a critical feature going forward when choosing media center so snubbing it would be a mistake IMO. I love Kodi and hope to continue using it in the future exclusively but it depends on certain features.
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#64
(2020-07-12, 00:09)Reckoner89 Wrote: Kodi really needs to add support for single layer Dolby Vision ASAP. With DV now possible with mkv and .ts containers, not having DV support is very quickly becoming a major flaw for me. I really don't want to switch to Plex but it's going to be hard not to knowing I can finally rip my Dolby Vision collection and put them on my NAS with the other 4k Blu Ray Rips. Having all my movies in one place is very appealing to me.

yup
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#65
(2020-07-12, 01:12)Reckoner89 Wrote:
(2020-07-12, 01:00)Hitcher Wrote:
(2020-07-12, 00:09)Reckoner89 Wrote: Kodi really needs to add support for single layer Dolby Vision ASAP.
We don't need to do anything thanks.

I mean if that's the attitude you want to take then so be it. I'm just saying it's clear that Dolby Vision support is going to be a critical feature going forward when choosing media center so snubbing it would be a mistake IMO. I love Kodi and hope to continue using it in the future exclusively but it depends on certain features.
I was simply stating the fact that we don't need to do add something just because you want it ASAP. This is a hobby for us not a job.
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#66
You are absolutely right Hitcher.

Reckoner89, final support of the MKV spec was recently added and two days ago MakeMKV 1.15.2 was released including the new method agreed by the Cellar group. I guess MKVToolnix will do the same in the next version, so now we have a way to create the backups following the approved spec, but be patient dude, it was 2 days ago!, as Hitcher said they work selflessly on Kodi, as a hobby not a job, and you perfectly now we should be more than grateful for their efforts during all these years. They need time and they have their schedules and plans, doesn't matter what you expect or if you want ASAP, and no, there is no a real need of DV for the masses, that's the reality.

I'm also interested in have support from Kodi, specially when Plex sucks on NVIDIA Shield at least, but they haven't the obligation of prioritize DV over other things.

I really hope that now we can generate test files with the approved method, they can keep an eye on it when they have the time and give support, probably most of the work is on FFmpeg, but I'm not sure 100%

So, lets be patient, understanding and grateful, meanwhile you can at least create your backups and you know someday you will give support.
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#67
For anyone wishing for Dolby Vision in Kodi it is now possible using the latest version of MakeMKV to rip the disc and a beta version of ExoPlayer apk provided over on the MakeMKV forums. Using the playercorefactory.xml I have a rule telling Kodi to use ExoPlayer when playing videos with Dolby.Vision in the filename so I now have working Dolby Vision MKV's with Atmos audio playing in Kodi! Hopefully we can get native support in Kodi soon.
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#68
I am grateful for the Kodi Teams efforts and hope they will get this working in the near future.

Reckoner, I cant seem to even get DV working in plex . I can play DV off usb plugged directly into my LG CX 65 but when trying to play it on my Shield Pro via plex streaming over smb from my freenas server the screen goes black with the spining wheel of death and nothing. do I need a special version of plex ?
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