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Kodi 16v ohc 1.0.40 dts stutters
03-05-2016, 11:44 AM
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Kodi 16v ohc 1.0.40 dts stutters
I am running 1.0.40 with kodi v16, still having problems with stutters dts audio. I am having this problem from kodi v15.
Anyone als having this problem or know a solution?
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03-05-2016, 01:03 PM
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RE: Kodi 16v ohc 1.0.40 dts stutters
Yes run the 15.2 Kodi release from Openhour... whit perfect audio and video.
What is the functional value add for kodi 16?... and if any just wait for the Openhour custom release... that fixed the Kodi HD audio bug.

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03-05-2016, 01:55 PM (This post was last modified: 03-05-2016 01:56 PM by GFORCE100.)
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(03-05-2016 01:03 PM)Willem55 Wrote:  What is the functional value add for kodi 16?...

Enough for everyone to want to upgrade by the sound of it Smile

Let's see...

Event Logging
The first big step in making Kodi better at communicating with you, the user, is the addition of event logging. With this feature you always have a constantly updating list of all the most important things Kodi has done recently, along with little issues you can fix. For example, when you scan in a library for the first time, the Event Logger will provide you with a list of videos that didn’t quite make it into the library, each one of which is clickable, so you can go straight to the offending video and fix it personally.

[Image: EventLogging02-800x450.png]

You’ll also get a constant list of all recently updated add-ons, so if a recent update breaks, you’ll know the update happened and can then easily rollback.

Long Press
More and more hardware companies are coming out with remote controls with a very limited button set. In particular, all current Android TVs are lacking a dedicated context menu button altogether. To deal with this, we’ve taken a page from the touchscreen UX and added a long press feature to remote controls. Now, if you press and hold the OK/Enter button for a few seconds, you will pull up the context menu. In the future, long press may be extended for additional functionality. For a better view of what this means, see the following video.





4:3 Non-linear Stretch
It’s perhaps a bit late in coming, but Kodi finally supports stretching 4:3 content to 16:9 in a way that doesn’t warp the content that’s occurring in the center of the screen. Finally, you’ll be able to watch Friends, Seinfeld, Cheers, and Duck Tales in full screen without the awkward screen stretching from the past.

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Add-on Manager Changes

See following post for details.

Music Library Improvements
The music library has rarely received the same support as Kodi’s video library, and this release begins to change that. In the past, adding music to Kodi’s library required extra steps after simply pointing Kodi to the music folders. Now Kodi will attempt to automatically scan the music files into the Kodi music library. For music files to be scanned correctly, they will need to be properly tagged. To read more, visit the Kodi Beta3 blogpost.

Platform Specific Changes
DirectX 11 upgrade

[Image: DX11.png] Developer afedchin has gone through the long and arduous process of updating Kodi to DirectX 11, which brings with it support for modern tools and modern graphics cards, while maintaining backwards compatibility with old DirectX 9 cards. This major shift will help Kodi for Windows stay up to date for a long time to come.

Android Surface Rendering

Some newer devices that can do UHD or 4K playback lack the power to also create the Kodi interface at a 4K resolution, and this creates a problem. We have been forced either to downscale the video to a lower resolution to make sure the interface was snappy, or show full size video but the device might not be able handle the high resolution interface. We’ve now altered the way we display Kodi on Android. The video is always displayed on one Android surface while the UI is displayed on a second Android surface. This allows Kodi to display its skin at its native resolution (typically 720p), while simultaneously displaying 4K video on the same screen.

It is important to mention is that this doesn’t apply to AMLogic devices with proper permissions as these will still use amcodec. Any other Android device that is not able to do “android surface rendering” has not implemented the standard Android MediaCodec API in the proper way and will need to be upgraded on the Android-side to support the new feature.

Other Important Changes:
• Start of integration of ADSP (Audio Digital Signal Processing) handling (no add-ons shipped yet)
• Improve image resizing and caching algorithm to improve image quality of images
• Added support for the musicbrainz “ARTISTS” tag in id3v2, ape, xiph.
• Add date added to music library and use it for sorting
• Support saving skin settings as add-on data instead of in guisettings.xml
• Image resource add-ons which provides common image libraries than can be used by several skins and add-ons.
• Don’t mess with the long and short date formats defined in the language files
• Win32: Proper 24.0/60.0 Hz refresh rate in fake fullscreen mode
• Add sort method for albums “artist / year”. This will sort the albums chronological per artist.
• Moved some add-on categories to “look and feel” in add-on manager
• Series recording added for PVR
• Add a “none” option for preferred subtitles
• Properly handle wired or bluetooth headsets on Android and only use PCM output
• Fix playback of VP9 and VC1 video codecs on Android
• Use best possible icons from other Android apps while browsing these in Kodi
• Enable true 1920×1080 output on AMLogic device without up-scaling
• Add Korean, Chinese and Czech keyboards
• Add multi-touch support for Linux platform
• Improve touch-screen keymapping
• The item that you had previously chosen will now be selected in the selection list instead of just starting at the top of the list
• Decouple Kodi and system volume on Android which removes the double audio volume slider
• Karaoke support has been completely removed as it wasn’t functional
• Further improve DX11 implementation in Windows
• iOS9 support
• Various PVR fixes and improvements
• Various improvements to the music section
• Three finger touchpad mapping in iOS to make room for new tablet gestures which will be available in Alpha 4 to complement existing tablet gestures.
• Kodi now supports being compiled with Xcode 7
• The Kodi GUI now supports a new stereoscopic depth effect for users of Kodi on 3D TVs or VR headsets
• Add stereoscopic depth for Confluence skin
• Extended support for browsing movies by country and through UPnP as well as user-ratings which we be added in future versions.

An enormous list of improvements
Besides the list above there has been a lot of work done in all areas in our source code. Removing old code, splitting up parts in more logical chunks and making it all more resilient to future changes. All these changes are part of a massive change list that only makes sense to developers actually knowing what the source code does. In short we will no bother you all with summing up the list. It’s just something that is worth mentioning that not all improvements have to be actual features and are visible to users. We prefer that the program actually works than adding bells and whistles.

Add-on Manager Changes
In the ongoing quest to improve our our add-on manager several changes were done in the overall handling of each add-on. These changes include the following:

• The roll-back button on add-on info panel has been replaced by Update
• The Update button now opens a list of available versions of the add-on. Should you have several repositories installed that offer different version of this add-on you can now choose which to install.
• You can now disable auto-update per add-on through the info panel individual from others.
The add-on info panel can either be reached through the add-on manager or selecting the add-on in any section by either right click, use context menu (“C” key or long-press OK) and choose info or use the “I” key to directly open the panel.



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03-05-2016, 03:05 PM (This post was last modified: 03-05-2016 03:22 PM by Willem55.)
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RE: Kodi 16v ohc 1.0.40 dts stutters
Now edit that list for the stuff that actually works on any android box...
Or cut al the Windows, IOS and Linux only features.... or assumes compliance with a android 5.
After doing all that I'm not missing anything urgent....

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03-05-2016, 03:42 PM
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RE: Kodi 16v ohc 1.0.40 dts stutters
To answer the OP stick with the Rockchip Kodi.

Has any Rockchip v16 of Kodi been released for any RK3288 box yet?

OHC > HDMI > TV (Panasonic 42G20)
Downmix stereo using standard Kodi(MC) 15.2 no hware/acc OK
Downmix stereo 1.0.40/RK Kodi(RKlib) 15.2 infrequent audio gaps hware/acc OK

No DTS downmix available for inbuilt eMC player

Gecko> HDMI > TV (Panasonic 42G20)
Downmix stereo using Gecko Kodi 15.0 OK
Downmix using inbuilt MediaCentre OK

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03-05-2016, 03:46 PM
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RE: Kodi 16v ohc 1.0.40 dts stutters
(03-05-2016 03:42 PM)chris57 Wrote:  To answer the OP stick with the Rockchip Kodi.

Has any Rockchip v16 of Kodi been released for any RK3288 box yet?

Not that I know of at present, no. The opposite is true for RK3368, though.
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03-05-2016, 03:56 PM
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RE: Kodi 16v ohc 1.0.40 dts stutters
Yep it has a better SDK apparently.Dodgy

I would imagine it's leverage though for OpenHour to approach Rockchip though. It's not something we can resolve so let OH/CM know and ask them to pursue with RK. Not that I'm not saying they aren't already but it helps to be able to add customer feedback/demand.

I'm using my OHC along with an A400 for daily use. Downmixing and can get a whole nights viewing withoit stutter, then i can get it in any file enough times for the Mrs to start complaining. Not related to any video, audio, or container in my tests. Its infequent but annoying but finally the OHC is stable enough for me to use daily. Intrigued what the future roadmap is which queries re rk kodi 16 release may give a few hints.

OHC > HDMI > TV (Panasonic 42G20)
Downmix stereo using standard Kodi(MC) 15.2 no hware/acc OK
Downmix stereo 1.0.40/RK Kodi(RKlib) 15.2 infrequent audio gaps hware/acc OK

No DTS downmix available for inbuilt eMC player

Gecko> HDMI > TV (Panasonic 42G20)
Downmix stereo using Gecko Kodi 15.0 OK
Downmix using inbuilt MediaCentre OK

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03-05-2016, 04:05 PM
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RE: Kodi 16v ohc 1.0.40 dts stutters
(03-05-2016 03:56 PM)chris57 Wrote:  Yep it has a better SDK apparently.Dodgy

I would imagine it's leverage though for OpenHour to approach Rockchip though. It's not something we can resolve so let OH/CM know and ask them to pursue with RK. Not that I'm not saying they aren't already but it helps to be able to add customer feedback/demand.

I'm using my OHC along with an A400 for daily use. Downmixing and can get a whole nights viewing withoit stutter, then i can get it in any file enough times for the Mrs to start complaining. Not related to any video, audio, or container in my tests. Its infequent but annoying but finally the OHC is stable enough for me to use daily. Intrigued what the future roadmap is which queries re rk kodi 16 release may give a few hints.

Yes, at the end of the day it's up to Cloud Media and Rockchip to fix things, we're just humble end users with the power to vote with our wallets. The future is in their hands indeed.

It makes life easier having more than one media player to use i.e. less stressful.

From what I know Kodi 17 will already include the custom Rockchip codecs as standard, though I expect it will require Android 5 for best performance. Time will tell.
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03-08-2016, 10:03 AM
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RE: Kodi 16v ohc 1.0.40 dts stutters
Is there a way to use audio dsp processing. Maybe that's the way to fix my problem. I can't get it to work on my ohc :-(
I installed spmc 15v, no problems.
I just can't get it to work with kodi 16v
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03-08-2016, 11:00 AM
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RE: Kodi 16v ohc 1.0.40 dts stutters
if you want perfect audio and video playback form Kodi you must install the custom 15.2 kodi from Openhour.

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