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Bugtracker for NEO U9-H FW005

Discussion in 'Official Firmwares' started by MINIX - Ken, Jun 26, 2017.

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  1. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken Former MINIX Team Member Administrator

    Yes but the fix I said doesn't work for all videos, so we want to further improve it before releasing it, FW006A maybe? Shortly after FW006.
  2. npurgar

    npurgar Member

    I just watched a couple of x264 and x265 rips with high bitrate and I experienced a noticable ghosting on moveable objects and actors, everything like leaves it's trails behind and therefore loses it's sharpness when camera makes panning, especially in darker scenes - but only in Kodi and Spmc. Suprisingly, there is no ghosting in MxPlayer I rarely use for movies. The firmware is 005

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    Last edited: Aug 13, 2017
  3. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken Former MINIX Team Member Administrator

    I believe it's the noise reduction feature that we are shutting down in FW006.
    It's coming this week.
  4. npurgar

    npurgar Member

    ok, it's solved now :)
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  5. medwatt

    medwatt Member

    @MINIX - Ken, I hope you can take a look at one issue I've been struggling with since I got the U9 (I actually bought two).

    I have a lot of 3D movies in Full OverUnder format with resolutions generally between 1920*1600 (for 2.4:1 movies) and 1920*2160 (for 16:9 movies). All of these movies have had their headers edited so that the display resolution is correct. I am able to play these videos fine (as expected) on Kodi 17.3 running on my laptop (skylake CPU). However, on Kodi 17.3 running on the U9, the information on the header file is completely ignored meaning 3D videos (full OU) only occupy a small portion of the screen with huge vertical black bars on either side of the video. This makes it impossible to use the U9 to watch 3D movies.

    I tried to investigate what was the issue and created a thread on this forum and on Kodi's forum. Along the way I noticed another bug that might contribute to the reason why the 3D movies don't occupy the full screen on the U9. Stretching a video to 16:9 doesn't work on Kodi 17.3 with hardware hardware acceleration (mediacodec) enabled. This affects all files; not just the aforementioned type. Stretching a video to 16:9 does work on Kodi 16. Surprisingly, if I open a video on Kodi 16, stretch it to 16:9, open it again on Kodi 17.3, stretching works suddenly, until the system is rebooted. Someone on the Kodi forums suggested an explanation:

    "The AML mediacodec "forgets" to enable full stretch mode.
    As FTMC is Jarvis-based, it uses amcodec, which enables it, and it's never reset.
    To be communicated to Minix so that they (or amlogic) can enable it in their firmware."

    I hope you can look into this issue and see if something can be done about it, because watching 3D movies (at least the ones I have) is currently useless on the U9.
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2017
  6. WeK05

    WeK05 Audio Visual Master Specialist

    The "someone" is @koying (Kodi-Team member, ex- Kodi Android maintainer and the developer of SPMC).
  7. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken Former MINIX Team Member Administrator

    Noted, let us find out what we can do about that.
  8. medwatt

    medwatt Member

  9. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken Former MINIX Team Member Administrator

    Could you please share us one of those videos with the said problem? Thanks!
  10. medwatt

    medwatt Member

    For the first issue (header files getting ignored)
    Here's a 20sec sample clip of a 1920*1600 Full OU 3D video : https://www.sendspace.com/file/v4nvi4
    Here's a screenshot of how it looks (the correct way) on Kodi 17.3 running on my Windows PC : http://i.imgur.com/VgwCIea.jpg
    Here's a screenshot of how it looks on Kodi 17.3 running on the U9 : http://i.imgur.com/iopCz0k.jpg

    Fore the second issue (16:9 stretching not working)
    Just use any video that is not 16:9 and try to "stretch 16:9". You will notice nothing; the video is not getting stretched.
    Here's a video I recorded demonstrating the issue : https://streamable.com/zf0tv
  11. medwatt

    medwatt Member

    @MINIX - Ken, have you been able to download the file or should I upload to some other web server?
  12. MrBig

    MrBig Active Member

    I watched your demonstration choosing 16:9 on an already 16:9 formatted movie should have no change. A full screen can convert to 16:9. a 4:3 can convert to 16:9.
    I sampled several 16:9 formatted movies and they stretch fine unless I choose 16:9. I can stretch to full screen, but lose some video, because of the stretch.
    It appears you are trying to change to stretch 16:9 when the source is already 16:9.
  13. Harry S

    Harry S Member

    Summary of the bugfixes:

    1.) Fixed a .TS video playback issue (working
    2.) Fixed a .MP4 video playback issue (was also functional with previous firmware, depends by the player app
    3.) Fixed a playback bug related to Showtime app X
    4.) Improved logic of the faked Wi-Fi status function (using cable, faster and securer
    5.) Removed the launching Camera app shortcut (still showing but not used on a television, PRIVACY!!! related
    6.) Fixed some permission related issues (except the device is rooted this makes no paticular change in file handling
    7.) Fixed a SAMBA function bug after reboot (still not working
    8.) Default refresh rate switching level changed to level 1 X
    9.) Fixed Deep Color mode bug X
    10.) Added PCM/AAC passthrough support in Kodi 17 (Kodi 17 removed replaced with fork by koying (spmc 16.4.2, python 2.7!
    11.) Added the "CLEAR ALL" shortcut in recent apps list X
    12.) Improved TF card read/write performance (exFAT, EXT4 format) (working
    13.) Fixed the greyscale inaccurate problem in Kodi 17 (removed k17 as its still beta software, k17 uses too much memory U-9 cant handle it
    14.) Improved some 4K VP9/HDR videos playback smoothness (working
    15.) Fixed the "Enter" key bug of some USB keyboards (this is even with firmware 06 not working on Rii Mini i8, still the wrong en-us layout
    16.) Updated AirPin (PRO) app to support iOS 10.3.x (X

    X = not being used from me
    Spyware foogle chrome should be removed and replaced by some better browsers like baiDU- or -safe browser (ad-aware rejecting browsers)
    En-us are only 7% of the world population, better use en-uk, or en -general layout.
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2017
  14. Duncan Singleton

    Duncan Singleton New Member

    Have they fixed the TRUEHD ATMOS and TRUEHD saying Unsupported format?
  15. Villa

    Villa Administrator Administrator

    Thread closed
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