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PrinceMedia

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Video Questions
« on: February 15, 2024, 11:24:19 am »

I have two questions about my MC32:
1. I have 4k HDR ultra-super-mega-quality Blu-Rays and video files that I want to watch unaltered (no upscaling, filters, etc.) on my comparable-quality screen. Which settings, presets, video renderers, audio settings, etc., are recommended?

2. Does using external blue light filters (Iris in my case) in bypassed mode (program running in the background, but filtering is bypassed when MC32 launches) affect MC32's quality?

3. How do I stream videos (YouTube, for example) in fullscreen? The closest thing I found is the cover view, but I can't remove the tab bar as pictured in the attachment:
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slerch666

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Re: Video Questions
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2024, 02:51:37 pm »

1) Turn on Red October JRVR as your video mode. You can just leave all the settings as default and unless you plug into an 8K display, no scaling should occur.
For audio, since you likely want DTS-HD MA, ATMOS, etc without changes, you want to turn on bitstreaming for audio over HDMI.

In MC, click Player at the top, then Playback Options. For JRVR, click the Video tab. Video Mode drop down, Red October JRVR. Hardware accelerate video decoding when possible for best performance. This does not modify the stream, just uses graphic hardware to do the heavy lifting.

In the same menu, go to the Audio tab, under Settings you will see Bitstreaming. Choose HDMI.

This should get you HDR 10 and advanced audio formats without any molestation.

If you want Dolby Vision, well you are pretty much out of luck. JRVR does a good job faking it but cannot pass DV directly without doing something magical to it, so that won't fall into your "unaltered" bucket. MC will use the HDR10 portion of DV though so you can still get some kind of HDR from them.

2) No idea.

3) Can't help on that one either, sorry.
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tij

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Re: Video Questions
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2024, 12:03:43 am »

You cannot watch bluray unaltered ... video on bluray is encoded in 3 channels ... 2 chroma and 1 Luma channels ... Luma channel (brightness) comes at full resolution ... chroma channels (colors) comes at half resolution.

You need to upscale chroma channels ... before you can play video

And arguably best upscaler is Red October (MadVR) ... but it has not been updated in ages

So JRVR might be better now

In any case ... usually chroma channel is less important than Luma channel ... so arguably, it does not really matter how you scale it ... difference should be minimal (color bleeds a bit there and there)

But if you are purest ... then try MadVR ... then try JRVR ... and see what you like ... never let ppl tell you what's best - try yourself and see what you like

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