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Radeon RX 4XX/5XX standalone system, AMDRadeonX4250.kext (GVA support H264) does not support HEVC HW

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Is WhatEverGreen.kext required to use shikigva=32 and mac-id method?
 
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If it is a bug, you can upgrade 10.14.5 beta2 AMD kexts and frameworks to 10.14.4 manually.
Backup below kexts and bundles
View attachment 400520
Then install above kexts and bundles from Mojave 10.14.5 beta 2 to Mojave 10.14.4 /System/Library/Extensions/

Backup below frameworks
View attachment 400522
Then copy and replace above frameworks from Mojave 10.14.5 beta 2 to Mojave 10.14.4 /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/

Work fine with Ryzen3 2200G + RX560 on 10.14.4 (recently not able upgrade to 10.14.5).
Hello shuhung,

Tried the replacement mentioned with 10.14.5 beta 3 bundles and kexts (AMD drivers and AppleGVA frameworks):

No more iTunes DRM movies working! Removed dummy141.kext, no difference. Tried HEVC10.14.1.kext, then Ellesmere.kext, no difference!

So at last, I've replaced the beta 3 AppleGVA frameworks with the 10.14.4 ones (without replacing the AMD drivers) and iTunes movies working again...?

This is with an MSI Radeon RX580 8g v1 and iMac 14,2 SMBIOS. Whatevergreen not tried as I remember it crashed iTunes when it was there (10.14.0 and 10.14.1). I also have an AMDRadeonEllesmereGVA.kext that I didn't tried...

What's up, I'm at lost!

Thanks,

Patrice
 

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Tried the replacement mentioned with 10.14.5 beta 3 bundles and kexts (AMD drivers and AppleGVA frameworks):
I installed above kexts from beta 2 18F108f combo update dmg by Pacifist, select then right click, install to default location.
402325

Reboot then run
sudo update_dyld_shared_cache -force
 
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With this settings hardware encoding and decoding is working with the RX580, but Netflix on Safaris doesn't work.
If I switch to Smbios imacpro1,1 everything is working as well as Netflix on safari.
I've tried different smbios along with board id and shiki flags, but always get red screen playback when dummy kext is installed (on safari netflix and itunes stream). Even swapped RX 570 from my haswell system to make sure it wasn't the graphics card. Sapphire works perfect in haswell system, and Power Color Pulse RX 570 that was in haswell system and worked perfectly displays the exact same behavior in sandybridge system. I've tried about every configuration possible and am convinced that it is processor related.
 
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I installed above kexts from beta 2 18F108f combo update dmg by Pacifist, select then right click, install to default location.
View attachment 402325
Reboot then run
sudo update_dyld_shared_cache -force
Maybe I wasn't clear: I've replaced the AMD drivers and the AppleGVA and AppleGVACore frameworks with the 10.14.5 beta 3 ones. The frameworks replacement broke iTunes movies playing. Rebuilding dyld cache did nothing to help.

If I only replace the multiple AMD kexts in S/L/E, no problems.

Do you mean that I have to use the beta 2 files instead??? I downloaded them from CMMChris here: https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/...ans-ramp-up-down-rapidly.275228/#post-1942003

Thanks,

Patrice
 
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Do you mean that I have to use the beta 2 files instead
Not sure, I use beta 2 kexts and AppleGVA, because it has better transcoding performance than beta 3 on DaVinci, not tested beta 3 kexts/AppleGVA on 10.14.4.
 
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Not sure, I use beta 2 kexts and AppleGVA, because it has better transcoding performance than beta 3 on DaVinci, not tested beta 3 kexts/AppleGVA on 10.14.4.
iTunes DRM movies working with beta 2 frameworks? By your profile, it is an RX570? Which SMBIOS are you using? I should try with the RX560 instead of the RX580 maybe...

**EDIT: I see members CyCLoBoT and valvator have DRM working in beta 2 by switching to iMacPro 1,1 SMBIOS, correct?
 
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iTunes DRM movies working with beta 2 frameworks? By your profile, it is an RX570? Which SMBIOS are you using? I should try with the RX560 instead of the RX580 maybe...

**EDIT: I see members CyCLoBoT and valvator have DRM working in beta 2 by switching to iMacPro 1,1 SMBIOS, correct?
RX570 + iMacPro1,1 + 10.14.4 with beta 2 AMD kexts/AppleGVA, without WEG, no dummy kext, Netflix not tested, no black screen on iTunes movie or trailer
 
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So, next thing I should try: iMacPro SMBIOS. I think I'll wait for the official 10.14.5 build before making the switch.

Thanks for your help shuhung.
 
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