Can I get this player that is on my LG TV for my PC?
By Max Overpower
When playing files using the built-in media player on the LG C1, webOS 6, the support for AV1 and any kind of 7.1 audio is really lackluster:
In particular, when playing AV1 videos encoded using aomenc (the official AOM encoder) with the setting --enable-keyframe-filtering=2, there is a 10-15 second video freeze when starting playback and when seeking. The audio plays immediately from the moment where the video will eventually un-freeze and sync up. This encoder settings does universally mess with seeking, to some extent, particularly limiting seeking to each keyframe/GOP, but to mess up playback THAT much is not seen in any other mobile, desktop, or TV media player. This seriously needs fixing.
And another similarly atrocious flaw of the player, is that files with 7.1 audio do not play at all. I do not have a surround system, but it is expected that surround audio files are downmixed to your current audio setup, which does happen with 5.1 audio, but for whatever reason, if there is any 7.1 track in the file - it simply will not play. Which, again, is a behavior I have not seen on any other TV media player.
Lastly, PGS subtitle format is not supported by the media player, and such subtitles will not show up in the list. Which again just seems like laziness, though it's not as major of an issue.
By News Reporter
Company Earns 25 Awards for Product Design Excellence,
Including Three “Best of the Best” Accolades
SEOUL, Mar. 21, 2022 — LG Electronics (LG) has taken home 25 honors from this year’s Red Dot Award, continuing its success at the prestigious annual design awards program. Among the company’s impressive haul were three Best of the Best accolades for the LG washer and dryer with an upgradability option, a new LG lifestyle OLED TV and the LG DualUp Monitor Ergo.
The LG washer and dryer pairs offers outstanding performance, a minimalist ‘flat’ design and can even be upgraded to meet the unique and changing needs of each customer. Another Best of the Best recipient is the new LG lifestyle OLED TV model, a product scheduled to be released this year. A part of LG’s Lifestyle OLED TV lineup, this stunning innovation offers maximum versatility, stylish spatial integration and more convenient ways to get things done.
LG’s third Best of the Best Red Dot honoree this year, the LG DualUp Monitor Ergo is designed to deliver a superior display experience with greater ergonomic comfort. Boasting a 16:18 aspect ratio, 2,560 x 2,880 resolution screen, a sleek, practical design and enhanced connectivity, the DualUp Monitor Ergo elevates user comfort with the ultra-adjustable and space-efficient LG Ergo stand, which clamps securely to most desks and tables.
In addition, the LG PuriCare AeroTower air purifier and the LG tiiun were recognized in the Innovative Product category. Other LG products honored at this year’s awards include the LG One:Quick Flex all-in-one display solution, LG UltraGearTM gaming laptop, LG OLED evo Gallery Edition and other OLED evo TV models, all lauded for their aesthetically pleasing and user-centric designs.
The Red Dot Award is one of the most prestigious competitions for product design, communication design and design concepts, with the distinctive Red Dot winner logo seen as a respected mark of quality around the world. This year, approximately 7,800 products were submitted for the jury’s consideration.
“We’re delighted to have so many of our innovations acknowledged by Red Dot again this year,” said Lee Chul-bae, senior vice president and executive head of LG Electronics’ Life Innovation Design Center. “Design that offers the best user experiences and the most aesthetic value is something we always strive for, so it is very meaningful to have our efforts recognized by one of the top design award programs in the world.”
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For a +1000$ TV, the subtitles system for the media player is not okay.
1) The subtitles delay can only go in – time. No + (later). So if the subtitles come too early, you cannot improve it. It should be possible to control by 50ms or at least 100ms instead of only half seconds.
2) The font is just bad. Not super legible, with inconsistent spacing (the space between letters is sometimes big, sometimes small), and a pretty bad design overall. Offer more fonts to choose, like other brands do.
3) The smallest size possible is still relatively big. Why not give more control options? Maybe selecting the exact size by increments of 2 points instead of 6-7 options.
4) It should be possible to decide if subtitles have an outline or not, or shadow, just overall more control depending on personal taste and the film one watches. Just color is simply amateurish for this price.
5) Offer more options to place to font even lower on the screen. I've seen others request this.
Please LG, improve this in a firmware upgrade. Currently subtitles ruin my film experience. Thanks in advance.