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Kodi on Android might come to an end!
05-06-2016, 03:11 PM
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RE: Kodi on Android might come to an end!
Never played SACD before will give it a try. Amstrad was a joke by the way in the last post. ;o)

Y'know, I think, I think that a week from now, you'll be less in the mood for being amusing.
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05-06-2016, 03:49 PM
Post: #17
RE: Kodi on Android might come to an end!
Amstrad always wasRolleyes

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05-07-2016, 08:48 AM
Post: #18
RE: Kodi on Android might come to an end!
Alan Michael Sugar, Britain's Donald Trump. But with much less chance of moving from the Apprentice to running the country. Thank goodness.
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05-11-2016, 06:05 PM
Post: #19
RE: Kodi on Android might come to an end!
I see someone finally has an explanation for the stuttering:
http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=...pid2333167

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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05-11-2016, 07:12 PM
Post: #20
RE: Kodi on Android might come to an end!
(05-11-2016 06:05 PM)chris57 Wrote:  I see someone finally has an explanation for the stuttering:
http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=...pid2333167

Not sure to help ...

at this question :

What exactly does the "enable hq scalers for scalings above" setting do in Kodi ?

Kodi team answers this :

Quote:This setting tells kodi to use a high quality and therefore GPU taxing algorithm to upscale the video to your display resolution if the picture size/resolution difference is above your setting value.
If the difference is below the setting level, it will still upscale, but with an (much) lower quality and therefore much less GPU intensive algorithm.
The reason this setting exists is that many lower end GPUs(e.g. atoms, arm) are too slow to handle upscaling of (full) HD material with high quality(lanczos3, spline36), but the do fine when the source video is just SD, where upscaling quality is of the highest importance.
And it ofc doesn't make sense to upscale 1080p to 1080p..

Now, how do you use this?
Unless you have an pretty old or really low power box, the recommended value for this setting is 20%
This will still upscale anything up to 720p with high quality. If you have stuttering or lots of frame drops or skips, raise this value.
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05-12-2016, 08:26 PM
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RE: Kodi on Android might come to an end!



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05-16-2016, 02:43 PM
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RE: Kodi on Android might come to an end!
L ' OHC without kodi support is to be thrown away ? there will be no more updates ?
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05-16-2016, 04:16 PM
Post: #23
RE: Kodi on Android might come to an end!
Only if those updates are more important than the money for a new box..Rolleyes

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05-16-2016, 06:10 PM (This post was last modified: 05-16-2016 06:18 PM by pipor.)
Post: #24
RE: Kodi on Android might come to an end!
how long it is still usable ?
but the support kodi finosce only for the OHC or for all the cans Android ?
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05-17-2016, 05:48 AM
Post: #25
RE: Kodi on Android might come to an end!
at least all the RK boxes since RK has drove all developers.
The KODI team has no official maintainer, so they support Android only the way using the official google API. And also KODI forks like SPMC follow these guidlines.
This means for now that the upcoming KODI v17 will only run proper on such devices like the nVidia shield.
Some box manufacturers have created a videoplayer with the GUI of the internal KODI videoplayer and wrapped this player in - but even this hack won't you get with a suportless dead box like the OHC.
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05-17-2016, 08:16 AM
Post: #26
RE: Kodi on Android might come to an end!
(05-16-2016 06:10 PM)pipor Wrote:  how long it is still usable ?
but the support kodi finosce only for the OHC or for all the cans Android ?

The usability depends on what you are using it for.. DVD and Bluray rips and music plays fine from the custom Kodi.
When a newer Kodi has new feature bells and whistles and they are worth the money to you then buy a new box.

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05-17-2016, 08:33 AM
Post: #27
RE: Kodi on Android might come to an end!
(05-17-2016 05:48 AM)tosh123 Wrote:  at least all the RK boxes since RK has drove all developers.
The KODI team has no official maintainer, so they support Android only the way using the official google API. And also KODI forks like SPMC follow these guidlines.
This means for now that the upcoming KODI v17 will only run proper on such devices like the nVidia shield.
Some box manufacturers have created a videoplayer with the GUI of the internal KODI videoplayer and wrapped this player in - but even this hack won't you get with a suportless dead box like the OHC.

Now what can you tell us about the "official google API"?
Will it allow us to play All video and audio rips in the highest quality without DRM issues?
Or are we left at the mercy of a corporate moloch that will comply to the pressures of the media industry to ban playback of copies once it's market dominance is untouchable?

One day we are going to miss those Chinese hardware entrepreneurs... as Kodi is limiting itself more and more inside the fold of large corporations like Intel, Google and Nvidia....

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05-17-2016, 09:21 AM
Post: #28
RE: Kodi on Android might come to an end!
(05-17-2016 08:33 AM)Willem55 Wrote:  Now what can you tell us about the "official google API"?

i don't understand the question. Google have created Android OS and they have released, how Android have to work and how it is to programm. And for programming they have released an Interface that abstract the access to the hardware.
Since they are the Creator of the OS they have to say, how to programm, and *that* is offical.

Quote:Will it allow us to play All video and audio rips in the highest quality without DRM issues?

shure, thats the reason for such an API. With version 22 of the API (= API level 22) they implement passthrough for DTS and DD and now with version 23 they have included a proper way to play DTS HD, Atmos, True HD and so on. the nVidia shield follow this API and bum, it plays True HD/DTS HD from SPMC or KODI v17.

Quote:Or are we left at the mercy of a corporate moloch that will comply to the pressures of the media industry to ban playback of copies once it's market dominance is untouchable?

I can't follow you. A chipdesigner chooses for his hardware - instead an opensouce Linux, BSD-Unix, QNX or something like that - an OS that was designed from a big concern.

This was the choice of the hardware developer. They had also follow the way of Wetek and others and spend a few boxes and a few dollars to OpenELEC and they had to programm nothing to get a supported product.

At now nothing from the Android OS is crippled, the OS was developed each version better. They have included DTS-HD, 4k HEVC-playback via Mediacodec surface and so on.
The chinese developer have no desire to implement these and catches now to cry.
and not only that they cry now, they prevent other developers from getting their hacks to run, because the users all shit for them.

Quote:One day we are going to miss those Chinese hardware entrepreneurs... as Kodi is limiting itself more and more inside the fold of large corporations like Intel, Google and Nvidia....

Sorry you are completly out of this world. No one will kill Chinese hardware entrepreneurs and their ideas. They develop simply halfbaked crap and let the users without proper hardware drivers in the rain.

As you can remember Koying have asked many times for RK programming guidlines or at least the sources for the simple included player to see how it works. And RK have let him fall. With a proper support from RK i'm shure we had now a least a working SPMC with chipset support included.

And as you mentioned nVidia, they have nothing special done as followed the programming guidlines from the OS owner.
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