Home Theatre Update

Discussion in 'ZIDOO Z9S' started by Markswift2003, Mar 21, 2020.

  1. 3DBuff

    3DBuff Active Member

    Guys, nothing wrong with few extra features. I would really like to get "slide info off the screen" to see clean artwork like the video above from Black Glass Nova skin.

    Kodi is a different beast. Powerful, flexible with options to add skins, plugins, tuners, turn it into DVR and a lot of other things. It's also confusing for beginners to figure out where is what and how do you make if work for you. Hardware support for 3D, HDR and Atmos is another issue.
     
  2. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Well-Known Member

    We all need a rest at the weekend and time to watch movies ;)
     
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  3. Nejiro

    Nejiro Member

    I installed Kodi(ZDMC) but I don't understand why through SMB the Western Digital nas doesn't see me while HT2 sees it without problems .....
    With HT2, however, I continue to have the problem that does not put me the files that I recently added, any sort I try to put with the filters always makes me see the same and not the last, with the previous versions of HT2 instead it showed me quietly the last files added .....
     
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  4. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Well-Known Member

    I take it you've seen the new sort order button:

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  5. Nejiro

    Nejiro Member

    Yes I saw it but it doesn't work ...... I'll try again later and I'll let you know
     
  6. 3DBuff

    3DBuff Active Member

    If you create new storage drive or share and move files into it, it would show those files as new.
    If you move files around between existing locations "Modified Time" should work.
     
  7. Osmar

    Osmar New Member

    Hello guys, I don't know, but after the last update of the Home theater, I can't download subtitles: the subtitle search failed. As I am in Brazil, I use it (Portugal Portuguese and Brazil Portuguese). Please help me
     
  8. 3DBuff

    3DBuff Active Member

    You can try to reset or restore previous version of HT following @Markswift2003 steps from here.
     
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  9. 3DBuff

    3DBuff Active Member

    ZDMC (Kodi) is a bit confusing at beginning. It is written as multi platform app and a bit complex as such. It works, trust me.
    You probably need to setup your drives or shares in the ZDMC first.
    Go to Settings > File Manager > Add Source > Browse > Add Network Location.
    This is where you enter Server name no // or \\ and username pass if you need it. Don't bother with Shared folder at this point. When you click OK it should add this to your list in the previous window as smb://WDMYCLOUD/ or something similar. You could enter IP if you have difficulties but this would require static IP to be consistent.
    Click OK and name it like WD Drive or something similar.
    Now exit out of this to main menu. Go to Videos and select Files. Click on Add Videos > Browse. You should see the drive you created. Click on it and navigate to directory with your collection. Click OK, name it WD Movies or something and OK.
    Now you should get screen Set Content.
    Select This directory contains > Movies. Adjust options to your needs and OK. It should ask for scraping now and start process if you allow.
    Now at root menu of ZDMC you should see new icon Movies. This is where your scrapped collection is with posters, rating, artwork and synopsis.

    Now looking at my instructions I see why everybody likes HT :)

    Check Youtube videos if you get stuck.
     
  10. Nejiro

    Nejiro Member

    I am trying to insert the covers via browser from my PC but it does not load them, I choose the photo from the PC but the load does not remain, where am I wrong? The covers must have particular characteristics?
    Thanks
     
  11. Same résultat for me. That's why I put the covers on the disk where are my movies & by the remote control - works fine.
     
  12. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Well-Known Member

    Yes, there does seem to be an issue from the web interface, but it works ok from the posterwall.
     
  13. Nejiro

    Nejiro Member

    From the posterwall what does it mean from the remote control? From the web interface it would have been much more comfortable, I hope they fix this problem .....
     
  14. WITH remote control from the posterwall. :)
     
  15. Nejiro

    Nejiro Member

    Sorry but I still don't understand .....
     
  16. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Well-Known Member

    Select the poster you want to change.

    Press "Pop Menu"

    Select "Change Image"

    Select "+"

    Navigate to where your image file is stored (either local, network or USB)

    Select the file
     
  17. Nejiro

    Nejiro Member

    Yes, thanks, I understood that but it would be much more convenient to do it from the browser ...... I don't understand why it doesn't work.
     
  18. DELUCAS

    DELUCAS Well-Known Member

    Not H.T.v2 related but apart from upping the brightness, contrast etc up
    [ Ive tried every possible setting on the Zidoo ]

    When playing back a 4K Movie on a 1080p Monitor proff Plasma it play back darkened / no brightness / colour etc
    Is there any way of defeating this or live with it until i get a 4K Monitor screen
     
  19. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Well-Known Member Beta test group

    It is probably not 4K but HDR related. HDR => SDR is known not to be the best implementation.
     
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  20. DELUCAS

    DELUCAS Well-Known Member

    im sure ive checked that a few times will try again

    is there any way a firmware update that can address this or its a realtek chipset limitation .......
    As im slowly going 4K movies now ready when the right 4K Oled Monitor comes out or micro etc
     

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