Playback of packed 3D (3D ISO)


#142

Excuse my wording, putting it on the roadmap doesn’t equal a promise of course.


#143

Please just enable 3D support in KODI 17. Don’t care about KODI 18 if 3D works on 17.


#144

Hi! I’m new to the thread and just realizing that I know much less about 3D formats than I thought. I just installed the latest version of OSMC in my RPi3, but really looking forward to get a Vero 4K. I rip all my discs (UHD, 2D, 3D & DVD) to ISO’s with the hope of some day being able to play any movie I own from a Netflix / Plex - like menu. I tried to play a BD 3D ISO and as previously noted, I can’t access the menu in 3D (it defaults to 2D), but if I choose the main file, I’m able to watch the movie in 3D as if watching it straight from a BD player. For me, that’s good enough, but am I missing something or getting less resolution than I should? I still don’t understand well all the fuss about the support for frame-packed 3D. Isn’t frame-packed 3D what I’m watching from my 3D ISO’s? Any insight will be really appreciated.


#145

The answer is simple: The RPi3 can play full frame 3D. The Vero4k not. For 3D videos the Vero4K is therefore a step back in comparison to your RPI3.


#146

Thank you very much!


#147

The team are testing 3D MVC Playback with Frame Packed output in Slack currently.

@Chief_Gutmaster — did you enable Full HDMI Outpur? If not — then you’re getting SBS or TB output for your 3D files which is already supported on Vero 4K

Sam


#148

Hi Sam! I did. Interesting you asked; since I enabled full 3D HD, 2 new things happened: first, I’m not given the option for the Blu-Ray menu anymore and I’m taken straight to the movie file where I get to choose preferred (3D), 2D or other alternatives. Second, now not every 3D ISO plays. Either: one, it plays fine with the above options; two, it shows a blu-ray menu for the 2D version; three, it clicks, but nothing happens; or four, I get one of different screens stating that my player does not support 3D. I have tried turning off the 3D HD feature, but it does not “rollback” to playing every ISO. I’m about to re-burn the OSMC image to the SD card and start from scratch to see what happens.


#149

Without logs it’s hard to speculate.

Even then, 3D on Pi is much of a black box scenario, so it’s hard to advise.


#150

Hi Sam,

Is 3D support going to be enabled for Kodi 17? If so are you able to put a time frame on it?

Thanks!


#151

Yes – there will be at least half-resolution output in the near future. There’s some testing being done, but hints detection still needs a couple of fixes.

No time frame.


#152

Sigh… half resolution output is no better than just passing through SBS which we can already do. All that really matters to me is full-res MVC support.


#153

Currently, it’s not possible to play back MVC content as SBS or T/B. So it’s an improvement there.

If you enable Full HDMI mode support, then we will send a Frame Packed signal. We don’t expect all displays to support this however: so it is an option that must be enabled manually.

Sam


#154

What I mean is - anyone who is fine with half-resolution 3D doesn’t need any special hardware support to play it. You just encode it as SBS and you’re done. Your 3D TV can decode it natively.

The whole reason I have MVC files is because I want to watch 3D in full resolution. There’s no benefit to me to being able to display them in half-res. I would have already encoded everything as SBS if that was all I wanted. The whole value of the MVC format is for full-res display.

So I guess I’ll hang on to the Zidoo X8 a bit longer…


#155

Hi @sam_nazarko!
Any news on the main theme? SBS and half resolution isn´t what i´m waiting for! Is there any chance that playback of frame packed 3D ISO will be come in the next future?

Regards!
Mike


#156

Nothing has changed since my post two days ago.

Sam


#157

@sam_nazarko… what does it mean? My english isn´t very good… i I don´t need output as SBS or other half resolution resolution, need output as full packed 3D in an ISO like other media player. At the moment i have an HiMedia Q5 for 3D playback and the vero for the rest and i wish to use the vero for all content! In february you wrote that a test build will come shortly so i´m ask will this test build arrive in the next time or is this theme dead?

Regards!
Mike


#158

There is already a test build available but it doesn’t work fully, so it needs more progress

Sam


#159

Does anyone know if it’s possible to download a different media player to a Kodi based player to play 3D files? (Frame packed / iso)


#160

On pc, yes.


#161

This is what I would do right now: Get a Raspberry Pi 3 and OSMC or LibreElec (I’m using the latter). Flawless frame packed 3D from ISO/MKV. Getting this running on a PC, I’d say it’s not worth it when a Raspi3 is only 40 Euros.