[mythtv-users] Need guidance for setting up a 4K frontend
dc at star-c.com
Sun Dec 30 18:08:42 UTC 2018
I am running a Asrock j5005-itx , and it works pretty well with 4k ,
using XUBUNTU with nodm and only starting mythfrontend for a mythtv only FE
On 12/30/18 6:16 AM, James Abernathy wrote:
> On 12/29/18 1:32 PM, Ashu Desai wrote:
>> On Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 9:29 AM Peter Bennett <pb.mythtv at gmail.com
>> <mailto:pb.mythtv at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> On 12/27/18 8:34 PM, Ashu Desai wrote:
>> > Hello all
>> > Looking to get directions on what/how regarding building a
>> > that is capable of playing UHD 4K movies please.
>> > I have a Ubuntu backend on a VM working great with my Zotac ION
>> > frontend. However, it does NOT play TrueHD, DTS-HD and def not any
>> > UHD/4K movies.
>> > So I thought maybe invest a bit and build out a frontend that is
>> > capable of playing 7.1 lossless audio as well as 4K movies.
>> > Any suggestions please? I saw a few posts about Amazon
>> Firestick 4K
>> > but someone said it does not play 4K so that burst the bubble...
>> > Thank you! Happy Holidays!
>> > Ash
>> The following applies to current master / planned V30.
>> You can play 4K content with some limitations. I hope to get those
>> sorted out.
>> VDPAU will not play 4K.
>> You can use software decode plus OpenGL (one of the OpenGL
>> profiles) if
>> you have a powerful enough processor, and set the number of CPUs
>> appropriately. This works best on Intel integrated graphics.
>> You can also use VAAPI or VAAPI2 profiles to play 4K (requires Intel
>> integrated graphics).
>> Playing 30 fps 4K works fine. With VAAPI 60fps works fine. With
>> or OpenGL, some frames are dropped when playing 60fps 4K.
>> 10bit or 12bit color unfortunately gets downgraded to 8bit.
>> These problems I hope to fix. I plan to fix VAAPI2 so that is can
>> 60fps 4K. VDPAU will not play 4K but I will be adding NVDEC
>> support for
>> NVidia devices.
>> The extra audio formats will likely be decoded in software. I
>> don't have
>> any samples and I don't know if they work.
>> Thank you for the reply. I apologize - I should have mentioned - I
>> am looking for hardware help - need to find out which direction I
>> should go to buy/set up a frontend that can play 4K.
>> Like I mentioned, I heard of Firestick 4K but apparently it doesn't
>> play 4K videos!
>> Thank you!
> I just complete the upgrade of my Front End to a 4K Nvidia Shield.
> It's plugged into the HDMI port of a UHD Samsung 4K TV. I have it
> networked to the mythtv-backend via GBe cable. But all the content I
> have access to for Mythtv is 1080i/720p. I can stream 4K content from
> a number of sources but all are thru a service like Prime Video, etc.
> I went this way because of cost and video quality. It's a perfect
> frontend for Mythtv-frontend, Kodi, Sling, ESPN, Prime Video. As an
> added benefit it's a very good gaming platform, but that's based on an
> old guys opinion who rarely games. My son things it's pretty good, but
> he's a slave to the PC gaming experience.
> Jim A
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