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Announcement for 2.2.82?

Discussion in 'ZIDOO Z9S' started by leonkoum, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. Richard Moffett

    Richard Moffett New Member

    Great, my box was working fine before the update, now every file I try to play freezes and goes back to the title page. Also the poster wall keep flashing up with only 3 movies and then going back to my full catalogue again. Does this after every file I try to play. Wish I hadn't bothered updating but I assumed it would be ok seeing as it was a pushed out OTA update.
  2. kabuki

    kabuki New Member

    Please give more info, smb, nfs or local play etc. Which type of files etc
  3. Richard Moffett

    Richard Moffett New Member

    All my files are MKV played from external hard drives. They are mostly larger file sizes, 20+GB. I will try some smaller sized files but so far this update has rendered the player unusable at the moment.:(
  4. leonkoum

    leonkoum Active Member Beta test group

    Big files for me to, until now no problems.
    I am using Ethernet, check usb2 if you have problems
  5. kabuki

    kabuki New Member

    I had the same initially after this update, now even 60gb files will play over network.
    Don’t know the exact reason it works now, maybe do a full shutdown?
  6. Emphyrio

    Emphyrio Member

    Finally ! no more hang black screen with 24p 10bit 4:4:4 ! tks !
  7. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Well-Known Member Beta test group

    When having still instabilities try a factory reset. For me this FW is more stable as ever before with Z9S and even X9S.

    Also have the experience that you need to boot it twice after any upgrade. No idea of the why.
    Maybe because the first time all APP's are updated to the latest version? It is doing a lot of things in the background.

    Also updated my review:
    A few items still need some re-validation, specifically HT2 related.
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2019
  8. blenky

    blenky Member

    In your review you say about seam less branching "This has the attention of Zidoo and it has improved over time.". Up to the previous firmware I would have agreed but my testing with this one seems to have taken a step back.
  9. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Well-Known Member Beta test group

    Difficult to tell, but for sure it has not been improved with the recent FW changes. Remains red on my review. For me this is the most urgent problem to fix.

    Updated my findings on FW 2.2.82 as I made a serious mistake testing Music player 5.0 which turns out to have improved playback and now supports DST compressed tracks too.
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2019
  10. blenky

    blenky Member

    I do think its worse. Last firmware there was a definite improvement as for some titles I really had to look for it. Now is really bad again where there is either a one to two second jump or even a freeze.

    I have emailed Zidoo about this. Hope they take a look!

    Thanks for the in depth review BTW!
  11. kfpanda

    kfpanda Member

    could u elaborate? if pq has decent improvement, i will upgrade too.
  12. x9suser

    x9suser Member

    I still have the official 2.2.56 beta FW installed. When I tried to update through online, it tells me that my FW is already up to date.

    Why can't I update OTA to 2.2.82 like others are doing ?
  13. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Well-Known Member Beta test group

    Very strange if you get the OTA announcement? It is known to disallow downgrades or re-installs but a newer one should work.

    Download it manually from here:
    Install via USB next. That should work. If the same error pops up then an emergency ROM re-install is needed first.
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2019
  14. x9suser

    x9suser Member

    Is it because I didn't upgrade to the previous 2.2.78 Russian beta release. Is it only the Russian releases will update OTA from now on ?
  15. futeko.com

    futeko.com Member

    It's not that. The OTA update has worked on several boxes here with all sorts of firmware, going back to 2.1.30. However, sometimes there has been no notification of update for no apparent reason.

    In these rare cases download update file and update manually as Nice Monkey advises.
  16. Brad Scott

    Brad Scott New Member

    Has anyone run the HT 2.0 restore after updating to 2.2.82? After the update do you just re-add your sources then run the restore?
    I have a very large library with a lot of manual matches that I backed up.
  17. kfpanda

    kfpanda Member

    hve some time today and took the plunge. installation via ota was a breeze. cant say i found any pq improvement though.
  18. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Well-Known Member Beta test group

    I did not see any PQ related items in the update list/change log (which is extensive). Not so strange not finding any. Stability has improved a lot as I haven't run into any of the old problems yet which were plenty.

    PQ is not the problem with Zidoo FW's (except seamless branching).

    Updated my comments (reply #15) on the change log/update list for FW 2.2.82 (was for FW 2.2.78)
    Like it even more now.
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2019
  19. Luis Tocle

    Luis Tocle New Member

    Good day, can anyone help. Z9S just arrived today and I updated it with the latest FW 2.2.82. Installed the Playstore, and i cant still log in. I did the basic troubleshoting, factory reset, clear cache etc. & reboot. Still I cant log in. Can somebody help. Also reinstalling the PlayStore. Still i cant.
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2019
  20. Jonesthegas

    Jonesthegas New Member

    Quick question. Does factory reset, delete your sources? Or will all your mkv files on NAS drives still work?


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