Dolby Vision FEL Playback

Discussion in 'HDD Media player(RTD 1619DR)' started by Markswift2003, Mar 30, 2021.

  1. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Well-Known Member SUPER Administrator Beta test group Contributor

    I've been told we can talk about this now... :)

    After a LOT of work, the Zidoo devs have managed to get Dolby Vision FEL (Full Enhancement Layer) titles to play back in native Dolby Vision with the RPU (Reference Processing Unit - which handles dynamic tone mapping) for MKV rips using MakeMKV.

    This does not mean that the video essence of the FEL is utilised since that needs an additional HEVC decoder, however since this is only the difference signal between the 12-bit Dolby Master (or Mezzanine) and the HDR10(+) grade this is no great loss in the real world (unless you believe the hype - and spoiler alert: don't believe the hype!)

    So now, MEL and FEL Dolby Vision titles can be played back with the intended dynamic tone mapping.

    There are still some wrinkles to iron out but the foundations have been firmly laid and I'm told a public firmware will be released this week...
     
  2. Sledgehamma

    Sledgehamma Active Member

    Great work at Zidoo!
     
  3. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Well-Known Member SUPER Administrator Beta test group Contributor

    Damn clever!!!
     
  4. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Well-Known Member Beta test group

    Hello Mark,

    Thanks for keeping us informed, it's nice

    And congratulations to the Zidoo team for its work
     
  5. Mariusz

    Mariusz Member

    Good job!
     
  6. ulna68

    ulna68 Active Member

    Well, finally :) my happiness knows no bounds. I am waiting impatiently for the new firmware
     
  7. JOE9007

    JOE9007 Member

    TOP ! TOP ! TOP ! FORWARD SO ZIDOO.......

    I'm really happy:):D:):D
     
  8. ammar11

    ammar11 Active Member

    Just amazing. Any idea if the 76-minute freeze will be fixed as well?
     
  9. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Well-Known Member SUPER Administrator Beta test group Contributor

    Hopefully - they're looking at that too...
     
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  10. mirror

    mirror Well-Known Member SUPER Administrator Zidoo TECH Supporter

    Don't forget . also UHD BD ISO and BDMV DV support
     
  11. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Well-Known Member Beta test group

    Thanks for the information mirror
     
  12. Bello78

    Bello78 New Member

    Am I reading correctly ? Does it mean FEL support for UHD BD ISO and BDMV DV too?
     
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2021
  13. leonkoum

    leonkoum Active Member Beta test group

    I am very pleased to see that!!!!
    Tnx team for hard work and Mark for keep us informed :)
    GREAT NEWS
     
  14. DaMacFunkin

    DaMacFunkin Active Member

    Can’t wait to give Total Recall a spin, see what the actual difference is like.
     
  15. Wow really great news, good job zidoo
     
  16. DELUCAS

    DELUCAS Well-Known Member

    Great news for many well done Zidoo team :)
     
  17. Indie Jones

    Indie Jones New Member

    Remember that a lot of titles like Total Recall need the picture data of the FEL layer to prevent macroblocking - the FEL picture data isn't irrelevant and does more than just take it to 12 bit.
     
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  18. vddan

    vddan Member

    Yes ...... great we are impatiently awaiting new firmware !!
     
  19. snapo6

    snapo6 Member

    Wonderful news, thnx Zidoo team, Mark and betatesters.

    As from which MakeMKV version?
     
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  20. mirror

    mirror Well-Known Member SUPER Administrator Zidoo TECH Supporter

    above 15.4
     

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