Add Dolby Vision mkv/ts support

I tried muxing a one of these Dolby Vision MKV files into a .ts. It played in Dolby Vision fine in Plex on my Shield TV Pro (2019), but only played in HDR10 in Infuse and Plex for Apple TV.

Can you upload it for James to take a look?

Yeah !! It would be wonderful to be able to play the full Dolby Vision format of the bluray-full

I fully support this request

HDR10+ would be an equally interesting feature next to Dolby Vision. Panasonic has just implemented both formats in its new UHD players and has a nice unique selling point at the moment.

ATV doesn’t support HDR10+ so there is nothing infuse can do.

Thank you.
I’m afraid you’re right, but who knows, maybe Apple will decide one day.

It seems that this is the way to go:

Once makeMKV implements that method I’ll provide a sample and hope that you can implement it in infuse.

its a bit early, even the MakeMKV guys say that their implementation is likely to change a little and to not re-rip your ISO’s yet…

Sorry for the delay in responding here.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like there is much we can do with these files at the current time, at least until Apple adds support for additional DV profiles on Apple TV.

The files are effectively dual-layer Dolby Vision (DV profile 8) with HDR10 fallback, and the Apple TV only supports DV profile 5. Profile 5 is a true single-layer DV with no HDR10 fallback.

Currently, Infuse will happily pick up the underlying HDR10 layer in these files and use that for playback.

We’re keeping an eye on this for the future though to see if anything changes.


Disappointing to hear, but understood. Thank you for keeping on top of this. Was looking forward to reriping my DV discs now that things have been “solidified”, but it seems as of now there is no need just yet. Hopefully things will change in the future. Thanks for all of your hard work!!

Makemkv just updated to support new version of DV in mkv but as James said it doesn’t change what ATV can play

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MKV released support for Dolby Vision. And MakeMKV now can make mkv files with DV from Blu-Ray disc copies (BDMV folder).

So waiting for mkv dv support in Infuse

This has been brought up a few times earlier this year as makemkv started adding this support. Unfortunately, only profile 5 is supported by the Apple TV which is generally for streaming and not used in Blu-ray rips. The only option is to use an nvidia shield to play these.

Here are Apple TV specs

Makemkv thread

I uploaded a sample Profile 5 Dolby Vision MKV file (from Index of /download/dvtest) that Infuse 6.5.2 on Apple TV 4K plays in SDR.

ID                                       : 1
Format                                   : HEVC
Format/Info                              : High Efficiency Video Coding
Format profile                           : Main 10@L5.1@Main
HDR format                               : Dolby Vision, Version 1.0, dvhe.05.09, BL+RPU
Codec ID                                 : V_MPEGH/ISO/HEVC
Duration                                 : 56 s 200 ms
Bit rate                                 : 27.7 Mb/s
Width                                    : 3 840 pixels
Height                                   : 2 160 pixels
Display aspect ratio                     : 16:9
Frame rate mode                          : Constant
Frame rate                               : 60.000 FPS
Color space                              : YUV
Chroma subsampling                       : 4:2:0
Bit depth                                : 10 bits
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                       : 0.056
Stream size                              : 186 MiB (98%)
Language                                 : English
Default                                  : No
Forced                                   : No

The latest Plex on tvOS will trigger Dolby Vision on newer files made with MakeMKV. Is this just fake “DV” that triggers that mode on the TV, or are they doing some trickery to actually get the Apple TV 4K to play these? This is using the latest Plex for tvOS beta. I didn’t test much, but the image did look like “real” DV to me. It would be great if Infuse could add support for these - but maybe it’s not real DV.

Nevermind, looks like this was already answered by James, and Plex is simply forcing the ATV into DV mode: Dolby Vision support .ts/.mkv files - #18 by james

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Hello!! On the pages of UHD remux in Spain, the first .ts have already appeared with dolby Vision.

The problem is that through Infuse it still does not recognize Dolby Vision (only HDR) but connecting a USB to the TV does recognize them.

I have Tomb Raider and Ready Player One .ts file on Google Drive, if you want I can share the link with you and test it.

I hope this adapts very soon to Infuse !!

If you have a chance to send in a sample, you can upload one here.

Or you can PM me a Google Drive link.


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PM sent with the links !!

The current 7.3.10 version supports as much Dolby Vision as (currently) possible. A list of the supported types (with fallback order) can be found here in this post.

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