What is the recommended way of playing 10-bit h.264 content, commonly used by anime fansubbers on the Vero 4K+?
I’ve heard that, because it is a non-standard codec, there is no HW decoding support so most players must use SW decoding. Is this true for the 4K+ and is the CPU on this box stout enough to decode this format?
A broad statement like that is simply incorrect. There are broadcast products that support hardware decoding not only Hi10P, but even support Hi444PP. Yes, it’s true that there is no consumer level product that supports hardware decoding for Hi10P. There were talks about one of the RockChip SoCs supporting it. Not sure of what happened to that.
The Apple TV 4K is a powerhouse, those apple cpus are beasts. I wish there was a way to put real Kodi on the Apple TV, that probably would threaten the Vero 4k is my primary box. Never going to happen though unless a jailbreak comes along.
Which in reality only affects those that need Atmos Bluray support and is the exact reason why a Gigabit equipped - 4K HDR capable Vero or LE box is a good Kodi companion device if you have an Atmos audio setup.
Just for shits and giggles I tried direct playing Hi10p on the plex for kodi add-on and the official plex for xbox one on my xb1x. No audio and forced transcode from the official plex and direct play using the plex add-on for kodi, but still stuttered. The XB1X also chokes out and crashes when playing 4K hdr remux over plex for kodi addon.
Two lessons learned:
Plex add-on for Kodi allows for more use of the system than official Plex app, which is surprising.
ATV 4K has a more stout CPU than an xbox one x…which is sad.
And now I’ve completely taken my own thread off-topic so don’t mind me.
I really can’t wait for the Vero 4K+ to arrive now.