I’m on 2018 mac mini - mac OS 13.2.1 (22D68) along with Infuse Version 7.4.10 (7.4.4329) I’m guessing it is the pro version since I paid for a year with a month free trial. Nothing indicates it is the pro version other than it no longer prompts me to purchase pro.
My TV is a budget 4k 75U6H coming in at just under 700 nits. (Yeah I know). The 4k HDR video samples on Youtube using this Google TV’s app are good enough for me and would like to get the same from MKV files
I’m using a HDMI 2.0b Cable, Compatible with Dolby Vision 4K 60Hz HDR ARC 4:4:4 HDCP 2.2 - 22.28Gbps
The TV is set for enhanced HDMI and with this setting enabled, the mini recognizes the display as HDR capable. HDR is on in System Preferences.
Without infuse or anything else running - The signal from the mini to the TV
With HDR off in mac OS the signal to the TV is seen as 4k 60 - TV considers this Standard Mode
With HDR enabled in mac OS, the signal to the TV is seen as 4k 60 HDR 10 - TV considers this HDR Mode
The TV also has a Dolby Vision mode which is triggered when it receives a DV signal.
With HDR enabled in mac OS, Dolby Vision MKVs played through Infuse don’t send a Dolby Vision ‘signal’ to the display. The signal is still seen as HDR, the TV never enters DV mode.
Without HDR enabled in mac OS HDR/HDR10 and DV MKV’s do not send HDR/HDR10 and or DV signals to the display
4k HDR/HDR10/DV. MKV files played through Infuse don’t look much different if any compared to other players that do not officially support HDR/DV. I’ve tried El Media Player (paid version), VLC, IINA.
Here is what Media Info says about one of the files. https://pastebin.com/3msRaNnJ
I’ve tried other files and the thumbnails in the library indicate the MKVs are HDR and or DV
What are the correct settings I should use in mac OS as well as infuse to make sure it is color mapping or whatever properly and triggering HDR/DV?
I’m going to pick up a ULTRA HD 48GBs HDMI cable today just in case.
Please let me know if I can provide any additional information.