OK quick update. Changed the Min.Bitrate to 10,000,000 Bit/s (same as 10Mbit/s) and altered Max resolution as directed. Left everything else alone. Immediately got 1080p streams! Yay! So that worked. Quality is vastly improved as well. Less block noise and banding.
Next I upped the Min.Bitrate to 20,000,000 (same as 20Mbit/s) just to see if it would choke or stutter (I have 1Gbit/s Internet so 20Mbit/s shouldn’t stutter due to that being a bottleneck). Works good so far. Can’t say the quality is noticeably better than 10Mbit/s but I haven’t watched that many videos yet. Could be the limiting factor is the source material, I dunno.
Sam, as you can see above I got 1080p streams working. I know the YouTube add-on isn’t your product. However, is there a way to have OSMC automatically set InputStream Adaptive to max resolution and/or higher bitrates? I guess the ideal thing would be to ship OSMC with the YouTube add-on already installed and configured but you may not be able to do that due to license restrictions.
Well the particular video I tested it with was the new Avengers Endgame trailer, which I oddly can’t seem to find in 4K just yet. Still looking. However I can confirm the trailer is 1080p as shown in the YouTube add-on video info. Prior to modifying the YouTube add-on settings, was being displayed in horrifically blocky 720p. My Samsung Q8 TV shows the display resolution is 4K but that’s either the Vero 4K+ or my Marantz AVR upscaling it I’m sure.
I’ll try some of the test 4K videos on YouTube in a bit. Kids are watching Christmas movies right now and aren’t in the mood for me to be fiddling with stuff LOL.
@eagerbeaver and @Numiah, here are my settings. 4K works, but HDR doesn’t - As I understand it, that’s a problem which is not specific to YouTube, it’s an issue with VP9 playback generally. Sam said once that he would take a look at this after the v4.9 kernel was up and running. (But that was quite a long time ago).
@ angry.sardine I copied every single setting.
But for some reason it’s still not functioning correctly.
When I enable “ask for video quality”, the maximum setting still is 1080p, despite being in the 4kHDR channel to test things.
Changing settings at mpeg-dash to adaptive or 2160p don’t make any difference.
My YouTube app is up to date, however my Kodi is still at 17.6
I don’t plan on updating anytime soon because I don’t want to start over with Hyperion
With Kodi v19 I finally get 4K hdr in the YouTube add on but it is ultra slow - has anyone experienced the same issue?
The video starts but the goes back to buffering for at least a minute.
Fluid playback isn’t possible atm…