Questions Before Purchasing

Hi Everyone,

I’ve heard good things about the community and the player. Hoping you can help before I make a purchase decision.

  1. I understand 3D MVC support is forthcoming - is this still the case?
  2. Can you output to the native colourspace of the original file being played back?
  3. Can you output to the original resolution of the playback file?
  4. Does the official Plex addon work as it does on the Shield?

Number 3’s scenario would be if I was playing a 576i or 480i MPEG2 DVD file I’d much prefer the player to output at the original res and let the TV do the rest. The Popcorn Hour VTEN is very good at this. I know you can set to 1080p to avoid upscaling all content to 4k but worried about the quality of SD content.

Thanks :slight_smile:

Hi there,

  1. Yes – it’s being worked on.
  2. Yes
  3. Yes – however: we recommend running the GUI at 1080p; and then OSMC will switch to 4K if warranted (i.e. if your display supports 4K and you are playing 4K material). For a DVD, it will be output at 1080p unless you manually change the resolution of the GUI to 480p/576p as well. If there was enough demand for this, we could look at implementing this feature.
  4. Yes – I don’t remember if the Plex add-on still requires Plex Pass, but that’s something you may want to check.

Hope this helps,

Sam

I would also like SD stuff to output at 576/480 any chance ?

Try it at this resolution manually for now. Does it actually look better?

Hi

How do I set resolution manually to 576?

In the settings I only have 1080 or 3160 options

Ah yes, we removed support for SD modes in Kodi because of some issues.

I will see what can be done; but for now this is lower on the list of priorities.

Sam

I do have a shield so I will try a side by side shied 576 vs vero at 1080

Would I get the 576 option if I load Kodi 18 beta nto my vero?

If so do you have a dummies guide to install Kodi 18?

BTW well done on great support even on a weekend 10/10

Hi

I don’t know off the top of my head if @gmc has included our patch which removes 480p/576p modes.

Instructions for installing Kodi v18 builds can be found here: [TESTING] Kodi 18 (Leia) builds for Vero 2 & 4K

Obviously the usual warnings apply, as they are experimental. If you want to downgrade to Kodi v17, you will need to reinstall OSMC.

Sam

Hi Sam

Thanks for the link

I have done a bit of Linux but how do I enter the commands in the guide?

Via a keyboard connected to the vero or via a PC on the same network as vero

Either way…

https://osmc.tv/wiki/general/accessing-the-command-line/

Once again 10/10 for support well done

Are you referring to this one?
vero3-068-remove-SD-hdmi-modes.patch

It’s included in the nightlies.

Yes – that’s the one.

@Granada – therefore, a v18 build will not restore these modes.

Sam

Any chance of a version of 18 without the patch to try

That’s up to @gmc.

IIRC, the video modes were removed because they could cause problems with CVBS. I don’t think things will look better output at 480/576 however.

I’ll build you a test version without the patch.

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Many thanks you are very kind

What is CVBS ?

Sorry about the delay in posting my thanks, I was blocked from posting for 12h due to too many posts on my first day of forum membership

Try this build:

wget http://kodi.gjmccarthy.co.uk/Oct2017/vero3-mediacenter-osmc-nopatch068.deb -O /tmp/vero3-mediacenter-osmc-nopatch068.deb
sudo dpkg -i /tmp/vero3-mediacenter-osmc-nopatch068.deb
sudo systemctl stop mediacenter 
sudo systemctl start mediacenter

What the people are using that haven’t joined the HDMI world

HI

Will try that build as soon as I can today (got work as well)

I guess I put that text into putty

The quality of support here is unbelievable I am very impressed