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And it auto switches HDR? You don't have to manually do anything? HDR engages at display level passing through and madVR triggers it?

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Well, I am using Windows 10 (1809), so I had to enable the HDR/WCG as always on and manually adjust the brightness level in the Display Settings to 45.
I use a Samsung KS7000 (8000 in the US) connected by HDMI set to 3840x2160 @ 60pHz in the Intel Control panel.

Installed is Kodi with DSPlayer 64-bit, madVR 0.92.17 and LAV Filters 0.73.1 on a NUC i7-7100U, 8GB RAM, 256GB M2 SSD connected through a Yamaha RX-A2050 on HDMI Port 3 (mode 1 enabled in the Yamaha)

Intel HD driver 25.20.100.6373, Intel Audio Display driver: v10.26.0.1.
Intel Graphics Panel settings
Display -> General Settings:
IT Content: Enable (no idea whether this is bad or good, I see no difference)
Quantization Range: Full Range (I admit, I am not sure whether this makes a difference)
- Color Settings:
YCbCr: Disable
Video -> Color Enhancement:
Standard Color Correction: Use Application Default Settings
Input Range: Use Driver Settings -> Full Range
Intel Color Correction: Disable

madVR Settings:
Devices:
Properties: PC-Levels (0-255), Native display is 10-bit (or higher)
Calibration: Disabled due that the the HDR/WCG is always on, so my previous calibration with HCFR for other sources (Settop Box, BD, UHD) won't be accurate
Display Modes:
switch to matching display mode when playback starts: Enabled
Restore Original display mode when media player is closed: Enabled
List all display modes madVR may switch to:
2160p60, 2160p59, 2160p50, 2160p30, 2160p29, 2160p29, 2160p25, 2160p24, 2160p23
hdr: passtrough HDR to display and send HDR metadata to the display: Enabled
Processing:
Deinterlacing: if in doubt, deactivate deinterlacing
Zoom Control: move subtitles to bottom of the screen/window
Scaling algorithms:
Chroma Upscaling: Cubic, Bicubic60
Image Upscaling: Lanczos 3taps
Image downscaling: Cubic, Bicubic150 (probably not necessary at all due I don't need to downscale)
Rendering:
General Settings:
Delay playback start until render queue is full: Enabled (for me necessary, otherwise HD sound is not recognized in the beginning of the movie like DTS:X)
Enable Automatic Fullscreen mode
Use Direct3D for presentation and present a frame for every Vsync: Enabled
CPU queue size: 16, GPU queue size: 8
Windowed Mode:
present several frames in advance: Enabled
how many video frames shall be presented in advance: 8
Flush ... after intermediate render steps
Flush & Wait (sleep) ... after last render step
Exclusive Mode:
Show seek bar, delay switch to exclusive mode by 3 seconds, present several frames in advance: Enabled
how many video frames shall be presented in advance: 8
Flush ... after intermediate render steps
Flush & Wait (sleep) ... after last render step
dithering: ordered dithering
Trade quality for performance: first 8 enabled

KODI settings:
System:
Display:
Use fullscreen window: Enable (otherwise sound reverts back to PCM)
Blank other displays: Disabled
Use limited Color Range: Disabled
Number of buffers used by graphic drivers: 3
Audi:
Output Device: Wasapi: HDMI (Intel Display Audio)
Passthrough output device: Wasapi: HDMI (Intel Display Audio)
Dolby Digital (AC3) capable receiver, Dobly Digital Plus (E-AC3) capable receiver,DTS capable receiver, TrueHDcapable receiver,, DTS-HD capable receiver: Enabled
Player Settings:
Video:
Adjust display refresh rate rate: off
Sync playback to display: Disabled
Render Method: Auto detect, Eanble HQ scalers for scaling above: 20%
Allow hardware acceleration - DXVA2: Off (with this the colors are better, I believe it interferes with DSPlayer when on)
DSPlayer:
Use the default media player: On
Video Renderer: madshi Video Renderer (madVR)
- Manage settings with Kodi: Load from madVR active profile
- Delay playback until render queue is full: Enabled
- Fullscreen Exclusive mode: Disabled (I can't get Fullscreen Exclusive mode to work)
- Direct3D presentation: Direct3D 11
- Pre-rendered frames in windowed mode: 8 frames
- Pre-rendered drames in exclusive mode: 8 frames
Audio renderer: Internal Audio Renderer (Sanear)
- Device: Intel Display Audio
- Exclusive mode: Enabled
- Allow bitstreaming: Enabled
- Ignore System Channel Mixer: Enabled
Filters:
Filters Management: Internal filters
- Splitter: preferred audio language, preferred subtitle language: eng, ger, Subtitle selection mode: Default
- Video Decoder:
Hardware Decoder to use: D3D11
- Device; Automatic (native)
- Resolutions: SD, HD, UHD (4k)
- Codecs: h264, VC1, MPEG2, DVD, HEVC
Thread for multi-threading: Auto
Field Order, Deinterlacing mode: Auto
RGB output levels: PC (0-255)
Dithering mode: Ordered Dithering
Software Deinterlacing: No software deinterlacing
Hardware/CPU deinterlacing: Off
- Audio Decoder:
All bitstreaming enabled except Use DTS-HD framing for all DTS types
Auto A/V sync correction: Enabled
Don't mix stereo sources: Enabled
Subtitle Filter: XySubFilter: 3.1.0.751

I admit, some settings may be a little weird or maybe a contradiction between madVR settings and DSPlayer, but my stats are for HDR pretty stable:
Below the stats with Transformers: The Dark Knight
1 frame drop every 12 hours or higher (depends the source)
decoder queue: 14-16/16
subtitle queue: 14-16/16
upload queue: 6-8/8
render queue: 2-4/8 (here I need some improvements for UHD)
present queue: 0-2/8
dropped and repeated frames: yes, showing up, but I don't see them
Delayed frames: 0
Presenattion glitches: 0
Average stats
- rendering: 41.46ms
- present: 1.01ms
max stats (5s)
- rendering: >47.00 ms
- present: >3.81ms
System memory usage: 60%, System CPU usage: ~13%

I don't have any source with 60p for test, but it switch to the correct fps (frames per second) like movie (23.9760fps) documentation (25fps), TV shows with 25fps, 24fps or 29.976 fps

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Thanks for all of those settings. I'll save that post for anyone wanting to playback 4K content on Windows with an Intel iGPU. I don't think I'll add it as an option in the first post because of the lack of auto-switching between HDR and SDR. That is pretty important to most people.
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From my understanding switching from SDR to HDR is not (yet) possible with Intel GPU due lack of the corresponding API to be utilized by madVR like with NVDIA.
I am also not 100% happy with that solution, particular due that Microsoft offers a "solution" which is half-baked.


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Yes, it is all on Intel to provide an API to make auto-switching possible. Seems like it will be a couple of years or more before Microsoft adds any upgrades to Windows HDR. Maybe when 4K HDR video is more common for everyday PC use.
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i don't see a reason why windows could be doing this.

you could get windows 8+ and use d3d11 native you are not loosing that much features.
I swaped my components with others and found the issue: the CPU.
On Intel's website the model is listed as supporting x16 lanes:
PCI Express Configurations ‡ Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
https://ark.intel.com/products/97143...ache-3-50-GHz-

I'm also in the process in upgrading the CPU and system board, probably the OS as well. Will post updates with how the 4K HDR 60fps samples are running.
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Any good bang for your buck deals on video cards for Madvr this year? Bitcoin price falling hasn't brought the respective graphics card price fall I expected it would unfortunately. I'm looking to do a new build to replace my 5 year old HTPC.
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There was a deal posted for a GTX 1060 6GB a short time ago in the deals section, but it has probably expired. I'm told there are working, refurbished GTX 1060s available on eBay that work.

What are you needs in terms of a GPU? Do you need or desire a bunch of extra processing like HDR tone mapping for a projector, noise and compression artifact removal, high-end upscaling, etc? Or would you be fine with basic 4K video playback? The GTX 1050 3GB listed in the first post could do the job for most people.
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Probably a good idea to state my needs. Looking to do 4k playback from SD source on up. It's all 24p so nothing too taxing. Extra processing is nice but not necessary, but smooth motion is a must, thanks.
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You can upscale with NGU Sharp/NGU Anti-Alias high from SD to 1080p -> 4K with a GTX 1050 or GTX 1050 Ti. Extra performance requirements come from using settings such as reduce random noise or reduce compression artifacts. You could also add sharpening to the image with those cards and HDR passthrough wouldn't be an issue. You wouldn't have the overhead to do much with HDR tone mapping if you owned a projector and needed tone mapping.

The GTX 1050 3GB should perform about the same with madVR. Smooth motion is just a matter of owning a display that can do judder-free 24p and matching refresh rates with madVR. No special processing required.
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Hi all, I recently picked up a Sony X900F 4K TV - upgraded from a 1080p Panasonic VT65 plasma that I've been using with my HTPC for the last couple of years.

With regards to upscaling 1080p media via madVR to 4K - would I still need something beefier like a GTX 1060? Or would the in-built Sony X1 Extreme upscaler in my TV suffice?
I'm not entirely sure how these two would interact, if they're complimentary - or would one override the other?

Thanks very much in advance for any advice / answers given.
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Hi all, I recently picked up a Sony X900F 4K TV - upgraded from a 1080p Panasonic VT65 plasma that I've been using with my HTPC for the last couple of years.

With regards to upscaling 1080p media via madVR to 4K - would I still need something beefier like a GTX 1060? Or would the in-built Sony X1 Extreme upscaler in my TV suffice?
I'm not entirely sure how these two would interact, if they're complimentary - or would one override the other?

Thanks very much in advance for any advice / answers given.
You would want at least a 1050 to get HDR from 4k files.

If you will play nothing but 1080p files, the Sony upscaler may be more than enough.

I upgraded from a 1080p to 4k TV. The TV's upscaler was quite good. Once I started building my 4k disc library, I installed the 1050 to play 4k rips.
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hi all and sorry for my english, hope its fine

well, i love movie and i love using htpc!
I recently ugraded my htpc to see 4k movie and everytime the movie start, for some seconds i see a lot of "ticking" (dunno if its the correct word, but i mean the movie is not fluid) and then the movie play fine until the end.

I'm using mpc-hc with madvr.

my current htpc is:

- i5-970 (old)
- 6 gb DD3 ram
- Asus motherboard (dont remember the model)
- msi GTX 1060 6GB
- 60GB SSD ocz

on a tv: LG 65B6V

if i check the htpc oad when playing, i see that the cpu is almost at 98/100%

so i think i have to change it, so if i have to do it, i have to change mobo and ram too!

i check around and this is what i think to buy:

- i3-8350k
- HyperX Fury HX424C15FB2 DDR4 8 GB, 2400 MHz, CL15
- Asus ROG STRIX H370-F GAMING
(and maybe a new Corsair CX650M 650w power supply)


what do you think?
its ok for playing 4k movie?
i dont wanna play, just see movie with high settings


after hardware i have my current madvr settings and looks ok but i'm not so expert so i'll ask you about correct settings with madvr, to achieve the best

ps: sorry for my english ok?
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Hey guys, I have a bit of a problem with sound now. DTS-HD, Atmos and TrueHD don't work.

Audio Output: Realtec HD Audio SPDIF (Digital Out)
Software: MPC-HC, LAV latest, setup to use Internal Audio Render
Windows 10 Lates updates.
AVR: Onkyo 636 Atmos, etc capable.

All I'm getting is PCM, see below:



I haven't setup Windows Atmos for Headphones, and for Home Theater is not available, but I don't think its related.

What am I doing wrong?

Input:
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Filter : LAV Audio Decoder - CLSID : {E8E73B6B-4CB3-44A4-BE99-4F7BCB96E491}

- Connected to:

CLSID: {B98D13E7-55DB-4385-A33D-09FD1BA26338}
Filter: LAV Splitter Source (internal)
Pin: Audio

- Connection media type:

Audio: TrueHD 48000Hz 8ch 9216kbps
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Filter : LAV Audio Decoder - CLSID : {E8E73B6B-4CB3-44A4-BE99-4F7BCB96E491}

- Connected to:

CLSID: {2AE00773-819A-40FB-A554-54827E116359}
Filter: Internal Audio Renderer
Pin: Input0

- Connection media type:

Audio: PCM 48000Hz 8ch 9216kbps

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Hey guys, I have a bit of a problem with sound now. DTS-HD, Atmos and TrueHD don't work.

Audio Output: Realtec HD Audio SPDIF (Digital Out)
Software: MPC-HC, LAV latest, setup to use Internal Audio Render
Windows 10 Lates updates.
AVR: Onkyo 636 Atmos, etc capable.
Are you sending audio via HDMI or optical to the avr?
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Are you sending audio via HDMI or optical to the avr?
Optical, SPDIF.

With my setup I can't really use HDMI, unless I can try to utilise onboard video card HDMI for audio, but it will be pretty hard.

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Optical, SPDIF.

With my setup I can't really use HDMI, unless I can try to utilise onboard video card HDMI for audio, but it will be pretty hard.
SPDIF will not pass HD audio (TrueHD, Atmos, DTS-HD MA, or DTS:X).

The best you can do is 96/24 stereo or lossy 5.1.

What video card and motherboard are you using?
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SPDIF will not pass HD audio (TrueHD, Atmos, DTS-HD MA, or DTS:X).

The best you can do is 96/24 stereo or lossy 5.1.

What video card and motherboard are you using?
I though it might be the case And I can't use HDMI, due to Onkyo 636 not been able to handle 18Ghz signal

MSI GFX 1060 6Gb
MSI Gaming Z370

I was thinking of using onboard HDMI for audio, but not sure if its possible, it maybe Off when 1060 is installed.

Thanks.

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I though it might be the case And I can't use HDMI, due to Onkyo 636 not been able to handle 18Ghz signal

MSI GFX 1060 6Gb
MSI Gaming Z370

I was thinking of using onboard HDMI for audio, but not sure if its possible, it maybe Off when 1060 is installed.

Thanks.
Do this: video directly to TV from 1060 HDMI, DVI, or displayport. Feed audio directly to AVR from 1060 HDMI, DVI, or displayport.

In Win10, set the TV as the main display, extend the display to the AVR, select the AVR as the audio device, and choose 7.1 speakers in Windows sound settings.

If you have nothing but HDMI cables, feed video directly to the TV from the 1060. Enable display audio in the BIOS, install Intel Display Audio drivers, connect HDMI cable from motherboard HDMI to AVR, set the AVR as the sound device, and speakers as 7.1.
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Do this: video directly to TV from 1060 HDMI, DVI, or displayport. Feed audio directly to AVR from 1060 HDMI, DVI, or displayport.

In Win10, set the TV as the main display, extend the display to the AVR, select the AVR as the audio device, and choose 7.1 speakers in Windows sound settings.

If you have nothing but HDMI cables, feed video directly to the TV from the 1060. Enable display audio in the BIOS, install Intel Display Audio drivers, connect HDMI cable from motherboard HDMI to AVR, set the AVR as the sound device, and speakers as 7.1.
I don't have anything but HDMI, but I can buy DisplayPort if necessary, the only problem I connect it to 4K PJ via 40ft HDMI cable, so not sure if I can marry DisplayPort to this setup.

The other approach sounds doable, I'll do it in a few hours. Thanks very much!

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I don't have anything but HDMI, but I can buy DisplayPort if necessary, the only problem I connect it to 4K PJ via 40ft HDMI cable, so not sure if I can marry DisplayPort to this setup.

The other approach sounds doable, I'll do it in a few hours. Thanks very much!
Good luck.

I was using a 1050Ti's HDMI to feed video directly to a 4k TV and my motherboard's onboard HDMI port to feed HD audio directly to my AVR because my AVR only has HDMI 1.4.

After I got a DVI to HDMI adapter, I stopped using the onboard HDMI and used the 1050's DVI connection to feed audio to my AVR.
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Good luck.

I was using a 1050Ti's HDMI to feed video directly to a 4k TV and my motherboard's onboard HDMI port to feed HD audio directly to my AVR because my AVR only has HDMI 1.4.

After I got a DVI to HDMI adapter, I stopped using the onboard HDMI and used the 1050's DVI connection to feed audio to my AVR.
Thanks, I can easily get DVI -> HDMI adapter, suppose if onboard HDMI option won't work it will be the way to go.

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Thanks, I can easily get DVI -> HDMI adapter, suppose if onboard HDMI option won't work it will be the way to go.
The onboard HDMI option should work with Win10 and Win7. I've used it this way with two different Intel motherboards.
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hi all and sorry for my english, hope its fine

well, i love movie and i love using htpc!
I recently ugraded my htpc to see 4k movie and everytime the movie start, for some seconds i see a lot of "ticking" (dunno if its the correct word, but i mean the movie is not fluid) and then the movie play fine until the end.

I'm using mpc-hc with madvr.

my current htpc is:

- i5-970 (old)
- 6 gb DD3 ram
- Asus motherboard (dont remember the model)
- msi GTX 1060 6GB
- 60GB SSD ocz

on a tv: LG 65B6V

if i check the htpc oad when playing, i see that the cpu is almost at 98/100%

so i think i have to change it, so if i have to do it, i have to change mobo and ram too!

i check around and this is what i think to buy:

- i3-8350k
- HyperX Fury HX424C15FB2 DDR4 8 GB, 2400 MHz, CL15
- Asus ROG STRIX H370-F GAMING
(and maybe a new Corsair CX650M 650w power supply)


what do you think?
its ok for playing 4k movie?
i dont wanna play, just see movie with high settings


after hardware i have my current madvr settings and looks ok but i'm not so expert so i'll ask you about correct settings with madvr, to achieve the best

ps: sorry for my english ok?

suggestion if its ok hardware pls?
if someone can confirm or give me some tips i can first buy the correct hardware
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You don't need new hardware. There is simply something wrong in your setup. Probably a wrong setting in your 'Passthrough' chain. Make certain madVR is your renderer in MPC-HC. Make sure D311/Native in LAV Filter. Make sure 'Passthrough' is set in madVR. See my guide in the link in my signature below.

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Optical, SPDIF.

With my setup I can't really use HDMI, unless I can try to utilise onboard video card HDMI for audio, but it will be pretty hard.
SPDIF do not handle HD audio
Your Onkyo 636 you have hdmi 2.0 input/output, correct?

You can connect the hdmi port of 1060 into the hdmi input on AVR
and the HDMI output of AVR to your hdmi input TV,
on window you can set up audio/HD audio pass through (receiver), thats all.
I just do it.
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You don't need new hardware. There is simply something wrong in your setup. Probably a wrong setting in your 'Passthrough' chain. Make certain madVR is your renderer in MPC-HC. Make sure D311/Native in LAV Filter. Make sure 'Passthrough' is set in madVR. See my guide in the link in my signature below.
thx a lot brazen1 for your answer.
Madvr is the render in Mpc-Hc

i'll check all you say later and i'll let you know and i'll check your guide too!!!!!

Thanks again and later
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SPDIF do not handle HD audio
Your Onkyo 636 you have hdmi 2.0 input/output, correct?

You can connect the hdmi port of 1060 into the hdmi input on AVR
and the HDMI output of AVR to your hdmi input TV,
on window you can set up audio/HD audio pass through (receiver), thats all.
I just do it.
Only if it was that easy, when I purchased Onkyo I had a similar impression. But in reality its not fully 4K-proof. It supports HDCP 2.2 only on one input, and only [email protected] So in reality it doesn't support 18Gbps on any and every of its 4K ports, that is why all the hustle with separate audio, HDMI switches, and HDMI extenders

Long term I will buy a new AVR, which will fully support [email protected] with 4:4:4, but for now I need to work around what I have. I'll try suggested approach with onboard HDMI when I get home

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You don't need new hardware. There is simply something wrong in your setup. Probably a wrong setting in your 'Passthrough' chain. Make certain madVR is your renderer in MPC-HC. Make sure D311/Native in LAV Filter. Make sure 'Passthrough' is set in madVR. See my guide in the link in my signature below.
I write the wrong cpu model, its a :

I5 750 (LGA1156) with a
Asus P7P55 motherboard
(Sometimes the pc restart random, maybe its a PSU problem?)

I read somewhere that the cpu dont support the h.264/265 codec and cause a high cpu load.

Is this true or i’m ok?
Can you pls put the link of your guide?
Or uff you have the correct mpc-hc, madvr settings for me?

Thanks again
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100% CPU usage with hardware decoding could mean it is time for a new CPU. Make sure you are decoding the video with hardware decoding in LAV Video.

Set Hardware Acceleration to D3D11 Automatic (Native) and check UHD (4K) and HEVC. Try playing something and see if the skips persist.
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