Home Theater 2.0 - Tips/Questions/Tricks

Discussion in 'HDD Media player(RTD 1295)' started by manifesto1969, Jan 26, 2018.

  1. remiart

    remiart New Member

    Thnx looun, but rclone working on the command line, hmm this can be difficult for me. Did you try this solution? Is it working?
  2. looun

    looun Member

  3. remiart

    remiart New Member

  4. Tony77

    Tony77 Member

    This is a bit interesting, but hear me out...

    Ive got 9,000 identified videos, from across 30 sources, yeah 30 SMB Nas DRIVES..These consist of a MIXTURE of films (domestic & foreign) & tv eps. with file types ranging from 20yr.old avi's to DVDS(iso &video_ts) to Blu-ray muxes(mkv, m2ts, mp4)..
    Here's the best....they r all mixed on EVERY source & only my DVDs have a consistent folder method of folder name of DVD then inside either ISO or video_ts folder.. Now ive also got at least 9,000 or more unidentified or incorrectly identified.

    BUT. considering this vast range & size I must admit the newer HT has IMPRESSED me with it's identification improvements & it CRUSHES ZDMC or KODI in comparison..while not perfect..the BIGGEST improvement they've added is ALLOWING SEARCH of all library INCLUDING THE UNIDENTIFIED.. this allows for at least a filename search!!!

    I understand the suggested renaming programs, BUT...wouldnt it be possible to utilize zidoo s awesome NFO OPTION?? so essentially...if I ran a good MEDIA MANAGER on my pc that I could edit on pc that CREATED corresponding NFOs, then theoretically I should be able to run HT or KODI & just tell them to use NFOS before attempting to scrape!!

    WOULD this not work?? The significant argument for using NFOs is that your library is then UNIVERSALLY compatible with almost EVERY device & software!!
    Anyone tried such a solution??
  5. snaptube

    snaptube New Member

    Thank you so much! For this great post!
  6. okun

    okun New Member

    someone will advise how to switch to 3D in this device, I just bought it Switchonshop and I really didn’t ask
  7. 3DBuff

    3DBuff Well-Known Member

    It will play 3D sources in 3D by default. Check your TV or PJ. If you want to force one or the other use the setting is in the menu button when the movie is on the screen. Go down to 3D glasses.

    If you start the movie from BD menu you probably need to exit and go to Quick Settings to make adjustment.

    By default it will play all MVC frame pack good source files and ISO’s in 3D.
  8. okun

    okun New Member

    Thank you very much, I’m getting a little bit of a start, so I have to repeat several times to remember.
  9. paxnn

    paxnn New Member

    Two discs for one movie: a "Director's cut and the Original cut"
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  10. paxnn

    paxnn New Member

    Movie part a, Movie part b, extra disk 1, extra disk 2, behind the scenes disk
    one movie with 5 disks in one poster.
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  11. paxnn

    paxnn New Member

  12. Zwanzig

    Zwanzig Member

    Home Theater - Movie Collection
    How to load collection graphics - poster and fanart ??
    I load movies via NFO in KODI format, load all information about movies well, including poster and fanart.
    But it doesn't show the Movie Collections graphics - poster and fanart.
    Where should the graphics be placed and under what name to correctly load into the Movie Collections ??
  13. Zwanzig

    Zwanzig Member

    Thank you for your response.
    But I thought it loads images automatically.
  14. Zwanzig

    Zwanzig Member

    Anyone know how the movie trailer works?
  15. starboard

    starboard New Member

    Thanks paxnn, this worked for me. My 'Rawhide' collections didn't have a collection artwork available to use as a collection but all the seasons did for some reason. Was able to put one on a thumb drive and select it as you noted to do. Thanks for posting this.
  16. Tony77

    Tony77 Member

    I noticed depending upon what program created the NFO file, things like trailers, posters, and fan art are actually url LINKS inside of the corresponding NFO!!!

    This is a great concept but unfortunately I cannot tell exactly WHICH of these NFO features/data work with HT2.0??? And I've noticed an NFO with bad data corrupts that file in the database..this can be the cause for missing titles, unrecognized files, & info that refuses to update.

    PS. can anyone tell me if they allow WRITE permissions on their media shares??? I never have for security reasons....but maybe I should??? Idk
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2020
  17. Jeff Palmer

    Jeff Palmer New Member

    New to the forums. Love my Zidoo. Does anyone know if it's possible to customize the playback of trailers? I want to do 2 things. I want to edit the autoplay feature to play whatever YouTube file I point that movie to in the background, customize the link. Then, I'd like it to be audio-only, no picture. Why? I would love to track down theme songs for each movie on YouTube and have them play in the background when I select a movie in the library. This autoplay trailer feature seems to have the makings for this idea, I'm just curious how easy it might be to customize it behind the scenes. Any ideas???
  18. 3DBuff

    3DBuff Well-Known Member

    For now there is no option to change or add links or insert your own local trailers into the mix. You could link your own additional high quality trailer under "Other" button. Check here.
    Jeff Palmer likes this.
  19. mv038856

    mv038856 New Member

    Feature Request

    I don't know if this is the right place to post this. I enjoy using Home Theater 2.0 on my Z9Ses a lot.

    What I am missing in HT 2.0 is an analysis of the movie file regarding available languages (audio and subtitles) and audio/video codec information. Currently, some basic info on the video codec is provided only after the movie has been played for the first time. The languages and the (audio) codecs should be shown on the movie page and should also be filter criteria within HT 2.0.

    Is something like this already planned or is it already available and I am just not smart enough to find the right option to activate this?

    Besides the feature request, is there a place where I can find the most recent (beta) version of HT 2.0?


  20. 3DBuff

    3DBuff Well-Known Member

    I would like that too. Make another button icon that shows all info about the file like MediaInfo app.
    Chances of getting this are very slim. Even Kodi doesn't have it.

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