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post #1411 of 1485
In one very old post RenethX mentioned that the A4-5300 doesn't support MVC but this page says it does (or at least the GPU on it does). Also, I've read in a few sites that it can do HD audio bitstreaming. So, it would make a good CPU for a basic HTPC only system, correct?
post #1412 of 1485
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Originally Posted by smuller View Post

I would recommend AMD.

I use to have the HD6450 which is really cheap and works great http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/amd-radeon-hd-6000/hd-6450/Pages/amd-radeon-hd-6450-overview.aspx#2

However I swapped to the APU's from AMD (A8-5600k) with integrated graphics card and they work great for 3D Blu -Rays and Dolby True HD/DTS MA 7.1.

This is good to hear since I have a a10-5800k sitting in my closet collecting dust and I am looking to use it in an mini-itx build to use for my new htpc setup. I'll need to get some more 3D movies to try out on my new setup with the w1070.
post #1413 of 1485
Can someone please confirm if AMD A4-5300 can play 3D as this page suggests the GPU supports MVC decode?
post #1414 of 1485
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Originally Posted by komalthecoolk View Post

Can someone please confirm if AMD A4-5300 can play 3D as this page suggests the GPU supports MVC decode?

Don't think that has enough power according to:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1438867/looking-at-a-new-cheap-htpc-build-a4-3400-3d-playback-questions

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Well, in this case both the A4-3400 (llano) and A8-5500 (trinity) would be the minimum for FHD3D playback?
post #1415 of 1485
What about the Richland APUs? The lowest one I believe is A4-4000. Being the new gen, do they support HD audio and 3D?
post #1416 of 1485
Trinity A6/8/10 can play Full HD3D
Trinity A4 cannot

Unfortunately i have no infos for Richland.
But there is no much difference in performance
so i would not take A4.

IMHO A4 its not a good buy even you it does 3D.
Too much heat & weak CPU/GPU for any other purpose except multimedia.
post #1417 of 1485
After a lot of research, looks like all the HTPC 'gurus' are preferring Intel over AMD because of proper Linux driver support. I've made the change in my choice too.
Trying to go for the cheapest possible 3D capable HTPC that can bitstream HD audio and this is the combination I found. Can someone confirm if this would fit my requirement of "Cheapest+3D+bitstream HTPC only" system?

Intel 2.9 GHz G2020 Processor
The cheapest suitable LGA1155 motherboard with USB3.0 ports
Nvidia GT520 1GB DDR3 Graphic Card (supports 3D and HD audio bitstream as per Nvidia's site)
4GB of the cheapest no-frills 1333-DDR3 RAM

Will it? Will it? smile.gif
post #1418 of 1485
The cheapest system capable of 3D (HDMI 1.4a Frame packing) and HD audio bitstreaming is a system based on A6-5400K / A6-6400K.
post #1419 of 1485
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Originally Posted by renethx View Post

The cheapest system capable of 3D (HDMI 1.4a Frame packing) and HD audio bitstreaming is a system based on A6-5400K / A6-6400K.

I went through lot of your old posts and did consider that but I wanted a system to run OpenElec and also wanted a dedicated graphics card for this. A lot of people seem to say that AMD APUs have some driver issues on Linux. Also, as per my calculations, the price for my system and the A6-5400K here in India is pretty close. Just wanted to know if my system would cut it.

Btw.. awesome job with all the posts man. You're helping out a lot of guys here! smile.gif
post #1420 of 1485
Another question I had is regarding the directions you gave about using extending desktop mode if using a Inter i3/i5 processor solely as a 3D HTPCs processor. I didn't understand that clearly. I have an Onkyo AVR that supports 3D as well as HD audio and will be soon getting a 3D capable display. If I'm using an Intel i3-3220 with HD2500 graphics, will it send 3D + HD audio over a single HDMI to the AVR? The AVR should take care from there.
post #1421 of 1485
Yes, if you have a HDMI 1.4a AVR, then you don't have to bother with extended desktop mode.
post #1422 of 1485
Can someone please help me with a problem i have...
Running windows 7 and tmt 6
Refreshrate is set as 24hz and resolution to 1080p
Mobo is asrock a75m with amd a6 3670

So i should be able to play 3d

Projector is sony h30es

As soon as i try to play 3d... The projector gets no 3d signal at all (working fine with standalone players)
So its definately a htpc issue...
Any ideas?
post #1423 of 1485
HDMI cable - length, gauge and type (should be High Speed)?
TMT 3D output setting - to AMD HD3D?
post #1424 of 1485
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Originally Posted by Roussi View Post

HDMI cable - length, gauge and type (should be High Speed)?
TMT 3D output setting - to AMD HD3D?

Supra hdmi 1.4 cable
TMT 3D output setting is indeed AMD HD3D
In windows setting is 1080p resolution and 24Hz refreshrate
post #1425 of 1485
This thread started 3 years ago and the initial information is probably out of date.

Now that I just picked up a 3D TV, where to start? I'm not a huge fan of 3D but if I have it I might as well see what I can do with it with my HTPC which is listed in my equipment in my sig but is an i3-550 with an nVidea GT-430 and I use MPC-HC with madVR and LAV. My HTPC runs through my Denon AVR 2312ci which is HDMI 1.4a.

Thanks for any tips or links for where to turn..
post #1426 of 1485
Set Stereoscopic 3D in NVidia control panel.
Download trial TNT or PDVD.
Get a 3D bluray; check the "Best 3d bluray movie so far" thread in the "3D Content" forum. There are some oldies converted to excellent 3d (Titanic, Jurassic Park) and, of course, there is always Avatar.
http://www.3d-blurayrental.com/ is highly recommended; it also has a thread in 3D Content.
post #1427 of 1485
I'm wanting to do this with MPC-HC. Is that not possible?
post #1428 of 1485
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Originally Posted by Sammy2 View Post

I'm wanting to do this with MPC-HC. Is that not possible?

Not really. Only at the expense of losing resolution and a lot of inconvenience - by converting to a side-by-side format, playing it as frame-compatible video and letting the TV play it in 3D.

You may take a look at Stereoscopic Player, it is probably closer to open source than the commercial players; I don't remember all its features.
post #1429 of 1485
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Originally Posted by Roussi View Post

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Originally Posted by Sammy2 View Post

I'm wanting to do this with MPC-HC. Is that not possible?

Not really. Only at the expense of losing resolution and a lot of inconvenience - by converting to a side-by-side format, playing it as frame-compatible video and letting the TV play it in 3D.

You may take a look at Stereoscopic Player, it is probably closer to open source than the commercial players; I don't remember all its features.

Where can I turn to to read more information about this?
post #1430 of 1485
Sorry, I cannot think of a good source beside this forum - not a mkv user.
post #1431 of 1485
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Originally Posted by Sammy2 View Post

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Originally Posted by Roussi View Post

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Originally Posted by Sammy2 View Post

I'm wanting to do this with MPC-HC. Is that not possible?

Not really. Only at the expense of losing resolution and a lot of inconvenience - by converting to a side-by-side format, playing it as frame-compatible video and letting the TV play it in 3D.

You may take a look at Stereoscopic Player, it is probably closer to open source than the commercial players; I don't remember all its features.

Where can I turn to to read more information about this?

Okay. I made an iso of Star Trek Into Darkness 3D and mounted it with Virtual Clone Drive. I was then able to open it in MPC-HC and play it back in 3D on my TV.

How to integrate this into MB3 Server/Classic (and Theater when that comes out)?
post #1432 of 1485
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Originally Posted by Sammy2 View Post

Okay. I made an iso of Star Trek Into Darkness 3D and mounted it with Virtual Clone Drive. I was then able to open it in MPC-HC and play it back in 3D on my TV.

How to integrate this into MB3 Server/Classic (and Theater when that comes out)?

This is promising. I did not know that MPC-HC would play an ISO. What version of MPC-HC are you using to do this? So you currently do not have this automounting when the file is chosen in MB?
post #1433 of 1485
I have the path to Virtual Clone Drive and load MPC-HC in the Configurator for Media Browser but ran out of time to test / configure that before needing to go to work this morning.
post #1434 of 1485
Amazing. I had no idea MPC-HC can play in 3D. Actually, I still have hard time believing it, and suspect 2D-3D conversion on the TV. It would be a great deal, and should have been a lot of cheering.

Heading now to the website to check the changelog.

Edit: I assumed the ISO is a straight rip of the BD3D, and not a SBS conversion. Or MPC-HC can play a BD3D to Side-by-Side?
Edited by Roussi - 11/15/13 at 11:18am
post #1435 of 1485
It was not the 3D generator as far as I could tell..
post #1436 of 1485
Well, I guess if the decoder can decode and pass on the full frame-packed field, and the renderer can pass it on in exclusive mode, there is no fundamental obstacle...

What is your MPC-HC configuration (decoder, splitter, renderer, renderer settings)? I am going to test it this very evening.
post #1437 of 1485
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Originally Posted by Roussi View Post

Well, I guess if the decoder can decode and pass on the full frame-packed field, and the renderer can pass it on in exclusive mode, there is no fundamental obstacle...

What is your MPC-HC configuration (decoder, splitter, renderer, renderer settings)? I am going to test it this very evening.
Unfortunately, I have the same question. frown.gif
post #1438 of 1485
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Originally Posted by Sammy2 View Post

I made an iso of Star Trek Into Darkness 3D and mounted it with Virtual Clone Drive. I was then able to open it in MPC-HC and play it back in 3D on my TV.
It's very strange.
post #1439 of 1485
I am running LAV 1.7.0 with madVR 0.86 but am at work so I cannot report the settings right now. I will as soon as I can.
post #1440 of 1485
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Originally Posted by Sammy2 View Post

I am running LAV 1.7.0 with madVR 0.86 but am at work so I cannot report the settings right now. I will as soon as I can.
I think it's impossible to play BD3D ISO in 3D with such configuration. MVC decoder is required.
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