Dolby Vision titles from Emby & Jellyfin missing DV badge in Infuse

I’m testing Jellyfin as replacement to my Plex setup.
I noticed that DV titles shared from Jellyfin don’t show DV “badge” in video details in Infuse. They just display generic “HDR”. Same titles show DV badge when shared by Plesx.

Media info from Jellyfin seems to identify these as DOVI:

Title: 4K HEVC HDR
Codec: HEVC
Profile: Main 10
Level: 150
Resolution: 3836x2072
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Interlaced: No
Framerate: 23.976025
Bitrate: 14893 kbps
Bit depth: 10 bit
Video range: HDR
Video range type: DOVI
DV title: DV Profile 5
DV version major: 1
DV version minor: 0
DV profile: 5
DV level: 6
DV rpu preset flag: 1
DV el preset flag: 0
DV bl preset flag: 1
DV bl signal compatibility id: 0
Pixel format: yuv420p10le
Ref frames: 1


The same also happens with Emby.

This is an issue with Emby, which will be fixed in the upcoming Emby Server 4.8 release.

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Having an issue where infuse isn’t recognizing files as DV from an emby server. The same exact files hosted on a Plex server are recognized as DV without issue. As soon as they are hosted with Emby they show as HDR10. The .mp4 files in the emby server are showing as DV but not the .mkv files.

What Dolby Vision profile are they? I’m guessing that they’re profile 7 or Profile 8, as Profile 5 doesn’t have HDR fallback.

If they aren’t Profile 5, then Plex is doing “Fake DV.”
Do a search on the Plex forum.
But basically all Plex is doing is playing the HDR metadata whilst forcing the TV into Dolby Vision mode. Plex offer no option to turn it off.
The bottom line is Emby is playing the files correctly.

With regards to the mp4 files they are probably (but not definitely) Profile 5, so only have Dolby Vision metadata so will play fine in Plex and Emby.

I didn’t think Plex or emby had anything to do with playing the files when using infuse as the player. From what I understand infuse is still playing the DV file fine it’s just a naming issue.

Sorry my misunderstanding.
I wrongly thought you were referring to if you played them within Plex or Emby themselves.
I haven’t used Emby with infuse so can’t really help.

This is an issue with Emby, which will be fixed in the upcoming Emby Server 4.8 release.

Thanks. I did notice infuse is playing it correctly as DV even though it’s showing as HDR.

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I’m using Emby Server Beta 4.8 for Mac and it’s not fixed yet. DV mkv still appear in Infuse as HDR in the description.

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Is it correctly showing the DV label in Emby Server?

Yes. On the Emby server it shows that the file is in Dolby Vision.

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Maybe once Emby 4.8 is out of beta, Infuse can sort this out.

I hope so.

Emby Server 4.8 is now available and Emby can now correctly identify all files that are Dolby Vision. But using Infuse with the Emby, the HDR tag appears and not DV, even though the file is DV.


The same file in Infuse:

Any plans for an update to fix this?

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My guess is the file is a flavor of DV that Infuse currently can’t play so it shows the level it can.

Could you run the video through mediainfo and post the results here?

It’s Dolby Vision P5. I know because the file plays with green and pink colors in IINA. And it shows DV with SMB. And it plays in DV.
And it’s not just this file that shows HDR even thought it’s DV with Emby. It’s every DV mkv file.

This was a know issue with Emby. But according to @james it was Emby’s fault because Emby did not recognize DV files and Infuse fetches the info from Emby. But now, since the 4.8 update, Emby recognizes the files as DV and shows the DV tag but Infuse still shows only HDR.

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I wonder if you maybe need to do an Edit Metadata on one of those and reselect the correct movie to get it to change since Infuse usually doesn’t scan files for changes unless told to do so.

Edit to add:

I had missed this thread that James has moved your post to. Sorry about that. Seems that it’s tagged as researching so it’s being worked on. :+1:

I saw a similar issue on the forum and upgraded my Emby version to the latest version, but I still have the same problem
When connecting via WebDAV, I can see DV in the library fine, is there any way to work around it?

Connecting to WebDAV

Connecting to Emby

Video Mediainfo

ID                                       : 1
Format                                   : HEVC
Format/Info                              : High Efficiency Video Coding
Format profile                           : Main 10@L5.1@High
HDR format                               : Dolby Vision, Version 1.0, Profile 8.1, dvhe.08.06, BL+RPU, no metadata compression, HDR10 compatible / SMPTE ST 2086, Version HDR10, HDR10 compatible
Codec ID                                 : V_MPEGH/ISO/HEVC
Duration                                 : 1 h 30 min
Bit rate                                 : 76.1 Mb/s
Width                                    : 3 840 pixels
Height                                   : 2 160 pixels
Display aspect ratio                     : 16:9
Frame rate mode                          : Constant
Frame rate                               : 23.976 (24000/1001) FPS
Color space                              : YUV
Chroma subsampling                       : 4:2:0 (Type 2)
Bit depth                                : 10 bits
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                       : 0.383
Stream size                              : 48.3 GiB (95%)
Default                                  : Yes
Forced                                   : No
Color range                              : Limited
Color primaries                          : BT.2020
Transfer characteristics                 : PQ
Matrix coefficients                      : BT.2020 non-constant
Mastering display color primaries        : BT.2020
Mastering display luminance              : min: 0.0001 cd/m2, max: 1000 cd/m2
Maximum Content Light Level              : 596 cd/m2
Maximum Frame-Average Light Level        : 381 cd/m2