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(Thanks to hdmkv for putting together these links)

Kodi users are a demanding bunch when it comes to media players with Kodi & having as-close-to-perfect video playback capabilities as possible. All videos should play smoothly and w/o distracting artifacts such as stutters, frame skips, improper framerates, macroblocking, and audio drop-outs.

Below is a collection of a/v clips for testing, pushing media player capabilities. Not all types, but the most widely used or critical types for home theater enthusiasts. Fair use is claimed on all non-copyleft clips, as their the purpose is only for testing, technical evaluation, and documentation.

1 3D Test Clips

  1. MVC 3D ISO Sample #1 (1080p/23.976)
  2. MVC 3D ISO Sample #2 with 3D Subtitles (1080p/23.976)
  3. MVC 3D ISO Sample #3 for Pop-out & Depth Evaluation (1080p/23.976)
  4. MVC 3D ISO Sample #4 for Proper Lip-synch & Clean Graphics Render Verification (1080p/23.976)
  5. MVC 3D MKV (1080p/23.976)
  6. HSBS (side-by-side) (MKV @ 1080p/23.976)
  7. HTAB/HOU (top-and-bottom) (MKV @ 1080p/23.976)

2 HD Audio Test Clips

Note: To download, hover over link:

  • If demo-world, click to go to site, then right-click thumbnail of video there & choose 'Save link as...' to download
  • For rest, just click
  1. Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 (M2TS @ 1080p/29.970) (thanks wesk05)
  2. Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 Channel Check (MKV @ 1080p/29.970)
  3. Dolby TrueHD 5.1 (use clip #10 in 'Codecs' section below)
  4. Dolby TrueHD 7.1 Channel Check (MKV @ 1080p/29.970)
  5. Dolby ATMOS 'Amaze' Demo (M2TS @ 1080p/24.000)
  6. Dolby ATMOS 'Helicopter' Demo (M2TS @ 1080p/29.970 with DD+ 5.1 secondary track)
  7. Dolby ATMOS 'Audiosphere' Demo (M2TS @ 1080p/24.000)
  8. Dolby ATMOS 'Silent' Demo (M2TS @ 1080p/24.000)
  9. DTS-HD HRA 5.1 (MKV @ 1080p/23.976 VC-1)
  10. DTS-HD HRA 7.1 (MKV @ 1080p/29.970)
  11. DTS-HD MA 5.1 Channel Check (M2TS @ 1080p/23.976)
  12. DTS-HD MA 5.1 24-bit 192kHz audio-only sample (MKV) (thanks HomerJau)
  13. DTS-HD MA 7.1 Speaker Phase (MKV @ 1080p/23.976)
  14. DTS-HD MA 7.1 'Dredd' Audio Channel Check (M2TS @ 1080p/23.976) (thanks looun)
  15. DTS:X 'All Around Us' Demo (MKV @ 1080p/23.976) (thanks wesk05)
  16. DTS:X 'Gravity' Demo (MKV @ 1080p/23.976) (thanks wesk05; modified to only retain the X track)
  17. DTS:X 'Sound Unbound Callout 11.1' Demo (M2TS @ 1080p/24.000)
  18. DTS:X 'Listen X Long' Demo (M2TS @ 1080p/24.000)
  19. DTS:X 'Movement' Demo (M2TS @ 1080p/23.976) (thanks wesk05)
  20. LPCM 5.1 (MKV @ 1080p/23.976) (thanks wesk05)
  21. LPCM 7.1 (MKV @ 1080p/23.976)
  22. AAC 5.1
  23. FLAC 5.1 (use clip #6 in '3D Test Clips' section above)
  24. FLAC 5.1 24-bit 192kHz audio-only sample (thanks HomerJau)
  25. FLAC many formats
  26. FLAC many formats (bottom of page)

3 Codecs, Framerates and Subtitles

  1. H.264 1080p/23.976 (MKV)
  2. H.264 1080p/24.000 (MKV)
  3. H.264 1080i/25.000 (MKV)
  4. H.264 1080p/25.000 (MKV)
  5. H.264 1080i/29.970 4:2:[email protected] 26Mbps (C-Band satellite capture in MKV w/DTS-HD MA 2.0 audio, converted from E-AC3) (thanks alanisrox69)
  6. H.264 1080i/50.000 (download and change .mxf extension to .ts)
  7. H.264 1080p/50.000 (MKV)
  8. H.264 1080p/59.940 (MKV)
  9. H.264 1080p/60.000 (MKV)
  10. VC-1 1080p/23.976 (MKV w/TrueHD 5.1 audio)
  11. VC-1 1080i/29.970 (MKV w/DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio)
  12. MPEG2 1080i/29.970 (U.S. ATSC OTA capture, muxed into MKV w/DD5.1 audio)
  13. MPEG2 4:2:[email protected] 1080i/29.970 36Mbps (C-Band satellite capture in TS w/DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio, converted from E-AC3) (thanks alanisrox69 for #13-15)
  14. MPEG2 4:2:[email protected] 720p/59.940 20Mbps (C-Band satellite capture in TS)
  15. MPEG2 4:2:[email protected] 1080i/29.970 35Mbps (C-Band satellite capture in TS w/DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio, converted from E-AC3) (most media players can't play this; Sigma SoC-based media players and Intel i3+ NUC's/HTPC's can)
  16. Hi10 Anime Samples (thanks Morien)
  17. H.265 1080p (medium bitrate) Test #1 in ISO, and in MKV (thanks Mike for #16-17)
  18. H.265 1080p (medium bitrate) Test #2 in ISO, and in MKV
  19. 2D Forced Subtitles Sample #1 (SRT)
  20. 2D Forced Subtitles Sample #2 (PGS)
  21. 3D Subtitles (use clip #2 in '3D Test Clips' section above)

4 4K (UltraHD)

Note: To download, hover over link:

  • If demo-world, click to go to site, then right-click thumbnail of video there & choose 'Save link as...' to download
  • For any YouTube video, use this free tool to download in original quality
  1. H.264 29.970fps, 51Mbps (in MOV, hdmkv's iPhone 6S raw 4K footage)
  2. H.264 30.000fps (in MP4, 4K Test Patterns) (YouTube) (thanks hansolo)
  3. H.264 50.000fps (in MP4, Astra DVB satellite capture sample)
  4. H.264 59.940fps (in MKV)
  5. HEVC 8-bit 29.970fps (in MP4)
  6. HEVC 10-bit 23.976fps (in TS)
  7. HEVC 10-bit 59.940fps (in TS)
  8. HEVC 10-bit 59.940fps (Korean ATSC 3.0 satellite TV capture sample)
  9. HDR 10-bit HEVC 24.000fps (in MP4, 'Exodus' and 'Life of Pi' samples)
  10. HDR 10-bit HEVC 25.000fps (in TS, Astra DVB satellite capture sample; no audio) (courtesy WeTek)
  11. HDR 10-bit HEVC 59.940fps (in MP4, Camp by Sony)
  12. DolbyVision 10-bit HEVC 23.976fps (in TS, LG Comparison Demo) (thanks soyhakan)
  13. DolbyVision 10-bit HEVC 23.976fps (in TS, LG Trailer) (thanks soyhakan)
  14. VP9 (open-source alternative to HEVC) (YouTube)
  15. VP9 Profile 2 HDR #1 The World in HDR (in MKV, downloaded from YouTube) (thanks wesk05)
  16. VP9 Profile 2 HDR #2 The Redwoods (in MKV, downloaded from YouTube) (thanks wesk05)
  17. 5K (5120x2700) 60.000fps (in MP4) (YouTube)
  18. HEVC 10-bit 23.976fps (in MKV)
  19. 8K (7680x4320) 29.970fps (in MP4) (YouTube)
  20. HEVC 10-bit 23.976fps (in MKV)
  21. HEVC 10-bit 23.976fps (in MKV)

5 Bitrate Test Clips

Media players should be able play 70Mbps or better smoothly, w/o stutters for full 1080p, and 108-128Mbps for full 4K

6 Resources for Additional Test Clips or Samples

Note: can even be added to Kodi as a video source, for easy loading, if you have a fast enough connection.

7 Library samples

7.1 Ned's fake movie library

A zipped collection of 1,000 empty movie files, with NFO files, poster, and fanart for each entry. Various movies from different years, including sequels/sets, remakes, movies named the same but unrelated, various genres, and so on. Useful for testing things like library scanning speed, library navigation, filtering, etc.

7.2 Music library

Just the one album for now but hope to increase this over time. It's a complete album in MP3 format, tagged with Musicbrainz Picard ID3v2.3 (ID3v1 ID3v2.3) with extra genre, comment and composer tags for testing. Coverart is also included as a folder.jpg file. The album is licensed "Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported Creative Commons license" by the artist. You can download or pay for the album here if you like it.

7.3 Fake Sports TV Show library

Here is a fake sports TV show library for use with the Kodi sports scraper. It includes a number of sports folders broken down into seasons and then events. This should work nicely with the current Sports TV scraper on the Kodi forums.

7.4 Homebrew Game Roms

This is a location to find a number of freely licensed "homebrew" console games that can be downloaded for testing with Kodi's upcoming retroplayer feature. They include NES, Gameboy and Snes titles.

8 See also