Need help with SmartTube

Discussion in 'HDD Media player(RTD 1619DR)' started by B0RN, Mar 21, 2024.

  1. B0RN

    B0RN Active Member

    Hi all, I just installed smarttube latest version from the official page and though I get 4K/HDR on it, that and anything 4K just stutters a lot. I am sure its some setting that I dont have set correctly. Please help!

    I tried different video buffer settings and didnt have any luck. TIA.
  2. JS_racer

    JS_racer Member

    21.54 the zidoo is stuttering in hdr/ 4k compared to the same videos on the tv installed app. doth running the same version..
    tv I had a older version, updated to latest, didn't really notice a change..
    zidoo is definitely stuttering..
    (just used like a 4k oled demo )

    how do the same videos play on a YouTube app on the zidoo ?? I have not tried that to see if working proper or not.. just thinking out loud
  3. B0RN

    B0RN Active Member

    Yeah this is the first time i've installed smarttube and thought its an issue in my settings. Was it fine on older FW?
  4. JS_racer

    JS_racer Member

    Ummmm....... I think it stuttered as well, but not sure.
    Could try some older versions, with the same clip to compare.. I would be intrested to hear the findings.
  5. Oldpainless

    Oldpainless Active Member

    Framerate switching with Smartube does not work on the Zidoo (closed API I can only assume).
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2024
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  6. B0RN

    B0RN Active Member

    Wow okay... any other alternative for a ad-less YT on Zidoo?
  7. Oldpainless

    Oldpainless Active Member

    Not that I know of.
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  8. JS_racer

    JS_racer Member

    have you tried the beta version of smarttube ??
  9. azon1951

    azon1951 Active Member

    ZDMC YouTube add-on + TubeCast.
    Use your phone to browse videos then cast it to ZDMC.
  10. Faceman2k24

    Faceman2k24 Active Member

    no third party apps support frame rate switching as it is not handled by the standard android TV video driver functions on these players.
    If youtube is your main media source then Zidoo isnt the right hardware, it's for playing back files, the app support is just tacked on for convenience.

    Even using an app like TVQuickActionsPro the quick select functions do not work, the call must come from the Zidoo's custom software so it's unlikely to be supported on this hardware. manual switching works of course but consider how many different framerates are on youtube (including non-standard ones! I watched a pipe organ video yesterday at 20fps!) it's easier just to leave it at 60 and deal with the odd juddery video when your TV doesn't handle the mismatch.

    24fps usually looks OK at 60 on a good TV with decent motion processing, but 25p doesnt for example and can judder hard.
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