Dolby Vision and 1.15.1

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bobbymkV
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Re: Dolby Vision and 1.15.1

Post by bobbymkV » Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:36 pm

When this thread gets bumped :evil:

Edit: oh shi

Pmaw10
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Re: Dolby Vision and 1.15.1

Post by Pmaw10 » Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:12 pm

kavie87 wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:19 pm
I’ve managed to get kodi to play Dolby Vision via exoplayer. Works great. Was wondering if there is a code and where to put it, if I rename my 4k movies to have “Movie Name (2020) Dolby.Vision.mkv for those movies that DV so that it plays non DV in the default player and will play Dolby.Vision files in the exoplayer?
Yes, this is possible. You need to add a rule in your playercorefactory.xml. I, for example, have a rule to use ExoPlayer only when a movie has "Dolby.Vision" in the filename. Here is what I have in my XML:

- <playercorefactory>
- <players>
- <player name="ExoPlayer" type="ExternalPlayer" audio="false" video="true">
<filename>com.google.android.exoplayer2.demo</filename>
<hidexbmc>true</hidexbmc>
<playcountminimumtime>120</playcountminimumtime>
</player>
</players>
- <rules action="prepend">
- <rule video="true" player="dvdplayer">
<rule filetypes="mkv" filename=".*Dolby.Vision.*" player="ExoPlayer" />
</rule>
</rules>
</playercorefactory>

Timpeman
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Re: Dolby Vision and 1.15.1

Post by Timpeman » Sat Dec 05, 2020 6:05 pm

Hello, I can play DV mkv with exoplayer and Kodi on my shield but I can’t get ac3 sound is it normal? I’m watching a movie with a DTS soundtrack and my LG CX can’t read it so I forced Kodi to output ac3. It works fine with Kodi player but not exoplayer.

surlias
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Re: Dolby Vision and 1.15.1

Post by surlias » Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:07 pm

I'm having audio issues as well. I've got yusesope's Exoplayer working and triggering DV and all, but if I play it with a lossless audio stream selected, I get frequent audio distortion/fuzziness. Doesn't seem to be an issue if I switch to the AC3 compatibility track.

I'm just using my LG B8's internal speakers for audio. Is there a setting in Kodi I need to tweak to resolve this issue?

Also, whenever I start a video with Exoplayer, the subtitle track is always enabled at first and I have to go into the menu and turn off the subtitles every time. Any idea how to set Exoplayer to default to subtitles being disabled? The audio issue is the main problem though.

LucasSimba
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Re: Dolby Vision and 1.15.1

Post by LucasSimba » Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:54 am

Hi. I tried the solution Kodi + Exoplayer to play Dolby Vision. But for some reason, it’s not working. I have the following error message: "this device does not provide a decoder for audio/vnd.dts.hd".

The movie (Lord of the Rings) play fines only with Kodi. But when I select Exoplayer, I have this error. Any idea why? And how to fix it?

I tested it on a Nvidia Shield TV Pro (2019).

rolling3e
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Re: Dolby Vision and 1.15.1

Post by rolling3e » Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:48 pm

Hi, if I want a device to play 4k remux (hdr10 and dolby vision) and 1080 remux, between a fire tv cube and a shield tv pro, which one do you recommend?
The shield has better gpu. 3gb ram, 2 usb 3.0 ports, but it has red push in dilby vision. The fire tv cube, better dolby vision, but it lacks a gigabit network and I think it does not have usb 3.0 and less ram (I don't know if an adapter can solve the gigabit network).
Thank you.
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shawnc22
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Re: Dolby Vision and 1.15.1

Post by shawnc22 » Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:55 pm

rolling3e wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:48 pm
Hi, if I want a device to play 4k remux (hdr10 and dolby vision) and 1080 remux, between a fire tv cube and a shield tv pro, which one do you recommend?
The shield has better gpu. 3gb ram, 2 usb 3.0 ports, but it has the network push bug. The fire tv cube, better dolby vision, but it lacks a gigabit network and I think it does not have usb 3.0 and less ram (I don't know if an adapter can solve the gigabit network).
Thank you.
Never heard of a network push bug, but if you need lossless audio, then your only option between the two is the Shield Pro.

rolling3e
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Re: Dolby Vision and 1.15.1

Post by rolling3e » Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:20 pm

Hi, if I want a device to play 4k remux (hdr10 and dolby vision) and 1080 remux, between a fire tv cube and a shield tv pro, which one do you recommend?
The shield has better gpu. 3gb ram, 2 usb 3.0 ports, but it has red push in dolby vision. The fire tv cube, better dolby vision, but it lacks a gigabit network and I think it does not have usb 3.0 and less ram (I don't know if an adapter can solve the gigabit network).

rolling3e
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Re: Dolby Vision and 1.15.1

Post by rolling3e » Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:42 am

Do you think they will fix red push the failure of the shield tv pro. They take a long time and still remain unsolved.

lucian13
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Re: Dolby Vision and 1.15.1

Post by lucian13 » Fri Dec 11, 2020 3:35 am

There is a lot of info in this thread but I wanted to post what works for me after initially creating dolby vision mp4's once the mp4muxer tool became available.

1. All of my dolby vision mkv's are encoded base layers (1.78) and the enhancement layer from my mp4 files
2. I had to do a lot of work to get the atmos/dts-x audio tracks, subtitles, and chapters for movies i didn't include them in when i created the mp4 files
3. All tracks were loaded into latest tsmuxer (github) and muxed to a Blu-ray ISO
4. Loaded the ISO into makemkv (deselecting option without chapters) and muxing to mkv file
5. All 24p titles are dvhe.04.06 and 60p titles are dvhe.04.09 profiles
6. I haven't watched or tested them all but the ones I have play perfectly on the shield pro (2019) which is what i have wanted since the first dolby vision mp4 days

The experience of being able to use the shield pro for my dolby vision encodes (mkv) over the sony x700 dolby vision encodes (mp4) is more than i ever expected!!

So, thank you to yusesope, mike admin, and everyone who helped with testing and feedback to move this project forward.

agneva
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Re: Dolby Vision and 1.15.1

Post by agneva » Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:02 am

Hi,
someone has an idea, how can I extract:
A. HEVC1 in 4K (Base layer)
B. HEVC 2 in 1080p (this is the dolby vision enhancement layer)
from this mkv:
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with gMKVExtract I get only one *.hevc file.

...or how I can create a compliant BluRay Folder from mkv

...or how I can remux to this:
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I need to create a DV mp4 for my TV.

Low Winter Sun
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Re: Dolby Vision and 1.15.1

Post by Low Winter Sun » Fri Dec 11, 2020 3:40 pm

I'm pretty sure that the firetv Cube doesn't support the dolby vision profile 7 used on UHD Bluray disks. The ShieldTV is about the only device that does.
rolling3e wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:48 pm
Hi, if I want a device to play 4k remux (hdr10 and dolby vision) and 1080 remux, between a fire tv cube and a shield tv pro, which one do you recommend?
The shield has better gpu. 3gb ram, 2 usb 3.0 ports, but it has red push in dilby vision. The fire tv cube, better dolby vision, but it lacks a gigabit network and I think it does not have usb 3.0 and less ram (I don't know if an adapter can solve the gigabit network).
Thank you.

extranet
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Re: Dolby Vision and 1.15.1

Post by extranet » Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:14 pm

lucian13 wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 3:35 am
There is a lot of info in this thread but I wanted to post what works for me after initially creating dolby vision mp4's once the mp4muxer
The experience of being able to use the shield pro for my dolby vision encodes (mkv) over the sony x700 dolby vision encodes (mp4) is more than i ever expected!!

So, thank you to yusesope, mike admin, and everyone who helped with testing and feedback to move this project forward.
Agreed. I've did a backup rip of a DV film and it works. No more DVDFab :) I'm just trying a standard movie rip now to see if that also works.
My only slight caveat is that an Oppo device plays the audio with a touch better quality. Maybe this is obvious but the same applies to a PC using ASIO. I don't know if the issue is Kodi or the Shield itself. Either way, happy days :)

Now that Makemkv keeps "all" the DV information I'm going to have to re-rip all of my DV discs. That's going to take a while.
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rolling3e
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Re: Dolby Vision and 1.15.1

Post by rolling3e » Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:20 pm

Hello.
can exoplayer player be used in plex addon in kodi?.
Thank you.

rolling3e
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Re: Dolby Vision and 1.15.1

Post by rolling3e » Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:50 pm

Right now on a shield tv pro, if you have a 4k remux mkv movie in hdr10 and dolby vision, where does it look better?

I ask, because how dolby vision has the push network failure and the mkv issue is still a bit green.

Thank you.

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