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  • Kodi 19 Released With Python 3 Transition Complete, AV1 Software Decode

    Phoronix: Kodi 19 Released With Python 3 Transition Complete, AV1 Software Decode

    Kodi 19.0 "Matrix" is now available for this popular open-source, cross-platform HTPC solution...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...di-19-Released

  • #2
    I can’t imagine how much work it would have been to update such a big project to python 3. I hope to try it out soon!

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    • #3
      Updating Kodi to Python3 was relatively simple. It's updating all the Python-based add-ons that takes effort .. many are done, many more to go!

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      • #4
        That’s mostly what I was thinking of in terms of effort. Dependencies get updated, functions are depreciated or no longer working, plugins merged, etc

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        • #5
          HDR limited to Windows 10 and Android, WTF ?
          What about Windows 7 and Linux ?
          What's so hard for them to just send the HDR metadata to the monitor or TV like MadVR does ?
          Kodi is disappointing as always on the video playback side!

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          • #6
            HDR playback in Wayland is not complete, barely started. Supposedly kodi-standalone is HDR playback capable, but that sounds like a hack.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Danny3 View Post
              HDR limited to Windows 10 and Android, WTF ?
              What about Windows 7 and Linux?
              What's so hard for them to just send the HDR metadata to the monitor or TV like MadVR does ?
              Kodi is disappointing as always on the video playback side!
              Sending the metadata and tripping HDR mode on the TV is simple. Kodi is mostly complete in its capabilities, but having the underlying display pipeline(s) correctly display 8/10/12 bit media with all the numerous colour space options and handing HDR>SDR conversions over multiple different OS platforms, SoC targets, Windowing systems, etc.; requires considerably more effort and complexity than people realise, and in many places the plumbing underneath Kodi is not complete - so developers need to add support in Linux, ffmpeg, Wayland .. and then (only then) does Kodi output what people expect.

              Win7 was a candidate for being dropped (it is EOL now) so no effort being made to support HDR on it. I wouldn't expect to see Win7 supported in K20.

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              • #8
                Why not have the player use mpv to delegate that work?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by geearf View Post
                  Why not have the player use mpv to delegate that work?
                  because Kodi is deeply written around ffmpeg ..

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by chewitt View Post

                    because Kodi is deeply written around ffmpeg ..
                    Even outside of the player?

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