Which Android player could run Xibo in 4k / UHD


#1

Dear all,

the recommended Android Player DSCS9 is not capable to run the Xibo App in 4k / UHD, only video could be displayed in that resolutions:

I need to buy new player and would not like to switch to Windows devices. Is there any android based player which could run the Xibo App in 4k or UHD resolution?

Bye,
Christian


#2

We currently do not have any recommended hardware for 4K Android Players. I Would recommend searching the forums as you may find that there are other users who have experimented with 4K Android players.

If you purchase an Android Player that is 4K capable, we would greatly appreciate any feedback you can provide on the performance.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Many Thanks.


#3

DSCS9 = no 4k
MINIX X68-i = no 4k
Sony Bravia FW-55XE9001 = no 4k
Shuttle NS02 = no 4k

Are you sure the Xibo App is 4k compatible? I found this:

The platform now allows apps to request that the display resolution be upgraded to 4K rendering on compatible hardware. To query the current physical resolution, use the new Display.Mode APIs. If the UI is drawn at a lower logical resolution and is upscaled to a larger physical resolution, be aware that the physical resolution the getPhysicalWidth() method returns may differ from the logical resolution reported by getSize().
You can request the system to change the physical resolution in your app as it runs, by setting the preferredDisplayModeId property of your app’s window. This feature is useful if you want to switch to 4K display resolution. While in 4K display mode, the UI continues to be rendered at the original resolution (such as 1080p) and is upscaled to 4K, but SurfaceView objects may show content at the native resolution.


#4

Hi!
I’ve tried some supposedly 4K Android Players but it seems that they are natively 1080 and the upscale at the output as therefore, XIBO will interpret it as 1080 and will only show 1/4 of the image…
I bought a 4K nVidia SHILED but it looks that it’s a Android Tv and i didn’t manage to get wibo running so far. I might give it a try one of these days.


#5

What was the problem the the Shield? My Sony TV’s use also Android TV and I was able to install and run Xibo (FHD)


#6

I have ordered a shield and will run a test. Next week I can tell if it could run xibo and if it is in 4k.


Raspberry PI3 B+
#7

The Shield failed the test. Xibo App runs still in 1920x1080. Thats wired, because Shield schould be able to run Apps in 4k. I start to belive that that app is the problem, not the hardware…

Overview:
DSCS9 = no 4k
MINIX X68-i = no 4k
Sony Bravia FW-55XE9001 = no 4k
Shuttle NS02 = no 4k
Nvidia Shield = no 4k


#8

Xibo runs at the full resolution the device offers.

It doesn’t have any limit built in to it to prevent it from running at 4K, it’s just that Android devices don’t seem to offer that yet.

The link you posted about running video content at 4K is what most video Player apps are doing, but Xibo combines video and other elements on the same screen so it’s not possible to use those modes.


#9

Next week I will get a ProDVX ABPC-543, the manufacturer confirmed that the Player could run Apps in 4k, but thats someting that was promised before :slight_smile: