i just received my new vero 4k+… dang! that this is small and powerfull
i connected the vero to my denon x3400h receiver (media player hdmi port).
the receiver connected to my c7 oled (hdmi arc out → hdmi arc in).
my media files hdd is connected with USB to my router, which then serves my media files over the network to all my devices. like a NAS.
now my first question:
kodi can’t find that NAS. i checked a few tutorials on how to share the storage over SMB (which i do for all my android and windows devices, with KODI), or NFS… but strangely all those tutorials keeps talking about windows and NAS servers. but my setup is neither nor… how can i find my network storage?
i’m really a noob when it gets to networking… on linux even worse :(
now to my second question:
i followed a guide on how to setup the audio settings on kodi. i have a 5.0.2 atmos setup right now. the guide told me to configure kodi for 7.1, allow passthrough, enable all the different types (dts, and so on)… and then it told me now to NOT enable “sync playback to screen”.
as i read, for kodi to do the upscaling 1080p to 4k, this option should be enabled.
now i’m not sure what to do… how can i check that it is doing the upscaling correctly?
because there’s another thing going on with the GUI. if i set it to 1080p 60hz, the left Kodi menu (the blue one that pops up) doesnt show up entirely. as if the Screen was zoomed in too much. if i set it to 4k resolution it’s ok, but i have only 30Hz available…
i hope you guys can guide me in the right direction,
just scan on my lg c7 oled worked
looks like it’s upscaling correctly 1080p → 4k. the screen looks smoother, tho i don’t have a way to test it.
as for the storage issue: the guide you posted, i had read it but things like: “You make a directory in the filesystem then attach the shared directory to that ‘mountpoint’, usually under the /mnt directory.”… it’s just chinese for me
is there a more step by step guide i could follow?
Have you sorted out your network share?
If not Kodi doesn’t see SMB shares by default if you try to browse for them you need to input the SMB address manually,
any problems shout out and I will post up my (for me) foolproof guide on setting up SMB shares in Kodi.
After a bit of testing, my 4K Movies play well from my HDD attached to the USB 2.0 Port of my Router.
I found out port 1 and 2 are 1Gbit Ports, 3 and 4 only 100mb. Don’t know why since i configired them for maximum throughput on the Router menu
But now i have a New issue, that’s worse than the 1st:
It turns out when i watch let’s say a 4K Movie through the vero, then exit. Then Browse again through my shares, my Router restarts…
first i thought there was an issue with a LAN cable, changed it. Not fixed.
Then i thought there might be too many devices connected to the LAN Ports (tho i havent experienced this behaviour before buying the Vero). I removed most of them and let only the Pi and the Vero connected. Still the same issue.
Then i contacted the Router support. They told me to try connecting a powered USB Hub to the Router. I tried the one i bought with the Vero. still the same issue.
Now i don’t know what else to try…
Thing is, before i bought the Vero, playing from the TV Mediaplayer i didnt have this.