Originally Posted by ShadowBoy
Hey, Markmon1. Two quick questions. Am I correct that the only way to get benefits from MadVr is if you have ripped the movie first? You can't just play a 4k UHD disc in the PC's player and have the software tone map the movie, correct? Second question. I have about 1800 blu-rays, 4k's and dvd's. Roughly how much storage space would I need to rip and store that?
I couldn't be bothered to rip all my 4K discs either, plus Disney's seamless branching wreaks havoc with the sound and video sink...
Converting a 4K Blu-ray into a MKV container is very time consuming and it's most frustrating on movie night when the audio loses sink with the video.
Although playing a Disney decrypted disc on the fly like "The Incredibles II" still produce some problems in that respect.
So far I've tried MPC-HC with up dated LAV filters and MPC-BE and I've had some luck with those players, Kodi may better, but one can easily spend an entire weekend just getting a given player to work.
I used Kodi when it was called XBMC and with all non-licensed players, one has to figure out which is the correct sound and video track, or playlist, it can be a real PITA some times.
Even a product like Clone BD where it helps with this, it can still give the wrong one.
And then if a given movie is released on a Tuesday, you have to hope that the powers that be can decrypt it with in a reasonable amount of time so it can be watched on the weekend.
Once you get a player to function to your satisfaction, you can plug in the MadVR filter and start setting that up.
I haven't been trying to play 4K discs on an HTPC for a little while now, so maybe my info is out of date, but it seems that every time I try, there are always problems.