my vero 4k arrived today and I have configured it in place of my old Pi3. It’s great to be able to play 4K HDR films and finally get HD Audio but I’m somewhat disappointed with the speed in the gui. I’m using confluence skin as always but things definitely seem sluggish compared to the slightly overclocked Pi3. I assume there’s a setting somewhere I have wrong or can apply, but where and what?
just tried it and it’s sorted the issues. All my test files are streaming from my NAS without stuttering and things seem speedier. Thanks for the great support.
One thing I’ve noticed which I wonder whether anyone has reported is to do with HDR playback. I have seen some shimmering on large areas of similar colour. For example in one of the films I have there’s a bit where the main character is looking across at a nurse. The shot pans around and to the right of her is a white wall. On my LG B6 tv this is a bit shimmery.If i pause the film it continues to shimmer. Very odd. Since it’s a backup rip I can put it on a memory stick and when I play that on the tv directly (The tv does 4k hdr playback from memory stick) I get no shimmer. Has this been reported I wonder? It’s not a major issue and certainly doesn’t appear to happen on non HDR films - at least I haven’t seen it
Thanks again for the quick replies to my earlier issues. I’m certainly glad I bought the Vero. A marked step up from the Pi3.
I’ve moved back to the normal repository thanks - I like to live dangerously but I’d rather have a stable platform first
I’m not sure a photo would help with the shimmering since it’s a flickering image. It does still flicker when paused though so I’ll see if I can capture some video perhaps.
If I try the suggested command will it make any permanent changes or is it temporary? If my unix skills are remembered correctly then this will basically set hdr_mode to 0. What is it currently and what are the different options? Is it documented somewhere? Sorry to bombard you with questions but this is all really interesting
While we’re “chatting”, I have one more question. I tried the “HD Club Showreel (2014)” test file from here (http://www.4ktv.de/testvideos/) last night. It’s a 100meg bitrate and is x264 encoded. The playback struggled with lots of breakup and sound loss followed by finally appearing to hang. I have played similar high bit rate x265 demos without issue so I wondered if the x264 decoder has an issue perhaps? I have a couple of large (100Gb+) h264 encoded 4k films and they struggle too.
Thanks again for the help and keep up the good work!
Is there seriously any “available” media in 100mb bitrate?? I highly doubt it. This is a test file… There are full desktop systems that cannot keep up with that. I think you are expecting a use case to be supported that doesn’t exist.