New firmware v2.1.22 beta version for ZIDOO Z9S released

Discussion in 'ZIDOO Z9S' started by mirror, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. mirror

    mirror Well-Known Member SUPER Administrator Zidoo TECH Supporter

    Change Logs:
    1. Optimize the system stability.
    2. Optimize the occasional green screen problem when switching Gamma mode.
    3. Optimized playback stability.
    4. Optimize 4K24P 444 10bit display.
    5. Optimize online video playback

    Local Media Player
    1. Adding forced subtitles support(MKVs).
    2. Optimized playback stability.
    3.Optimized the next video by pressing one button.
    4. Added multiple BDMV video loop playback functions
    5. Optimized the select play time to seek function
    6. Optimized the problem that videos can't get fps
    7. Added Forced 3D TV options

    Quick Settings
    1. Add setting to set language of forced subtitles.

    1. Add a preset scraping source, NFO analysis, etc. when scanning the device.
    2. Optimize the UI display of editing page.
    3. Solve the problem that the popup UI of unmatched video cannot be displayed in full screen.
    4. Added NFO (same as KODI) parsing (Settings - preferences).
    5. Solve the problem of poster image restoration when switching video categories after manually changing posters.
    6. Solve the problem of invalid replacement of local poster, which is from douban or TVDB.
    7. Added preference setting to filter the header character "The" when sorting by title.
    8. Optimize the "Mark as viewed" feature.
    9. Added prompt to indicate that video has been completely watched (a "eye" icon will be shown in the lower right corner of the main interface of the poster).
    10. Solve the problem that the setup wizard setting language does not take effect.
    11. Optimize rating updates.
    12. Optimize backup and restore function, add wallpaper and preference Settings backup.
    13. Optimize IMDb analysis to solve the problem of occasionally unable to obtain season (TV series) information.
    14. Solve the problem of rematching episodes that will stop running.
    15. Optimized display of language list.
    16. Optimize re-match functionality.
    17. Added score source Settings.
    18. Add scraper Settings.
    19. Add fanart function of main interface.
    20. Added a switch that gives preference to local images when scanning.
    21. Added switch for automatic scanning device in background.
    22. Added NFO data export function.
    23. Added mask and blur effect adjustment function for fanart.
    24. Optimize the rematch display interface.
    25. Solve the problem of not being able to back up data to a network share directory.
    26. Optimize NFO export functionality by adding the option to export images and overwrite old files.
    27. Added prompt for local picture in poster editing page.
    28. Fixed the issue that selecting local image for fanart did not work.
    29. Fixed the impression score selection IMDb, stop running when loading the score
    30. Added the classification function by area
    31. Optimize matching
    32. Fixed the problem of device creation or deletion of non-video files will also automatically update the device
    33. Fixed the problem of NFO parsing movie without actor information, the details will not automatically load the actor.
    34. Fixed the exported NFO file, and when it is imported again, it will cause an error in parsing the data.
    35. Fixed the problem of rematching without showing ratings
    36. Optimize stability
    1. Optimize UI speed.
    2. Optimize merging CUE files into one album within the album.
    3. Optimize lyrics display, prioritize local lyrics.
    4. Optimize adding folder animation.
    5. Load data for each category asynchronously to avoid stuttering.
    6. Fixed a problem with restarting the device during playback without saving the bookmark.
    7. The artist and album names of the detail screen are consistent with the bottom playback bar.
    8. Music filename matching is preferred when rematching.
    9. Fixed the problem that playback loop mode not working.
    10. Fixed the problem that the application do not responsive occasionally when rematching.
    11. Sort by add time, add reverse order display.
    12. Added loop operation to play menu.
    13. Added menu for a single file in a folder.
    14. For folder playing mode, click the current lyrics to enter the play details page.
    15. Solve the problem that popping sound may appear when you enter the app for the first time playing music.
    16. Solve the problem that the lyrics and playing state of CUE songs are not synchronized.
    17. Fine-tune interface fluidity.
    18. Solve the problem that the current time of the APE file is incorrect.
    19. Optimization of lyrics synchronization problem.
    20. Optimization time display (sometimes negative).
    21. Fixed the problem that display wrong when playing ape files.
    22. Fixed the problem that information of song is wrong when automatic play next for APE and WAV.
    23. Added pop-up menu shortcuts to open playlists.
    24. Added single song editing for cue files.
    25. Fixed the problem that can not search lyrics if song is launched from File Explorer.
    1. Remove the countdown prompt
    1. Added sleep function
    1. Added recording and broadcasting functions

    Download url:
    md5: 8937BE140D875D237F9D05C6B1B78CF6
    Upgrade method:OTA

    If you have installed google play kit, please reinstall it after upgrade.

    How to upgrade
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2018
  2. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Active Member

    Fantastic! Many thanks for the RS232 sleep function :)

    Can I just check the command - I assume #SLE\r
  3. DaMacFunkin

    DaMacFunkin Member

    Hope this fixes the issues I've been having, thank you.
  4. blenky

    blenky Member

    Does this fix issue with seamless branching?

    Also I wish that beta version were available OTA!
  5. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Active Member

    I think it is - I got a notification on the box this morning.
  6. blenky

    blenky Member

    I didn't get a notification. When I tried OTA is said I was up to date. Is there a setting somewhere to check for beta versions?

    Some nice additions to HT2 but still no fix for seamless branching or improvement on my problematic BD full menus. If they can fix those it will be the best player available IMHO
  7. blenky

    blenky Member

    Is it my imagination or is the transitions between seamless branching improved - but not totally fixed?
  8. blenky

    blenky Member

    I had my power off set so that the power toggle would shut down straight away without giving on screen choice of Power off\Standby\Reboot. This enabled me to use my Harmony Elite to power it off correctly. This has gone with the update and I can't find how to get it back.

    I think I set it last time by going to the apps section and holding down the OK button on the Power app which allowed me to set a default action. It no longer does. Anyone know how to set it so I can either power off or go into standby with one button press?
  9. Theeraphon

    Theeraphon Member

    Just hold your power button for 2-3 seconds.
  10. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Active Member

    I don't think I ever came across a beta setting, it just came up with a notification from a cold boot this morning... I'd unplugged and replugged in a different room to upgrade on USB so maybe the power cycle is required. I didn't actually use the OTA notification to install though since I already had the update on a USB stick.
  11. blenky

    blenky Member

    Top man! Missed that. Thanks.
  12. blenky

    blenky Member

    OK. Mine was turned on from full power off but no notification. Ah well community here soon posts when a new one drops!
  13. akan7

    akan7 New Member

    Why is this so FCUKIN HARD to fix?
    I've been waiting from X9S and still the same problems with ever beta on Z9S.


    DELUCAS Active Member

  15. akan7

    akan7 New Member

    Hi, only use H.T. V2 for movies and adding music videos to it will just mess it up, show up as films if same names.
    Plus same problems in H.T. V2 last time I checked.

    DELUCAS Active Member

    And KODI also ?
  17. c4wiz

    c4wiz New Member

    what is the RS232 sleep command?
  18. c4wiz

    c4wiz New Member

    ZidooRS232Control crashes ALL THE TIME!
  19. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Active Member

    RS232 control is absolutely rock solid.

    Make sure you are using 9600baud, 8 bits, 1 stop bit, no parity.

    Also make sure you have the plug wired correctly - see below:


    The Sleep command is #POS\r but at the moment sleep does not work - it kills HDMI output. This is not an issue with 232 control but rather the standby function - it does the same if you set standby from the IR remote also.

    At the moment you'll have to use Power On (POW\r) and Power Off (#POF\r).

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Jan 4, 2019
  20. Theeraphon

    Theeraphon Member

    With this new firmware and 10bit 4:4:4 settings, tried watching Infinity Wars 4k HDR mkv last night, I got one audio dropouts.

    And got a green screen watching a WEB-DL mkv content. I'm not sure that these are because the immaturity of the box and firmware or just wrong settings.

    Still need some stability improvements on the unit. I don't really care about poster wall and blah blah blah. Just make sure that it plays movies flawlessly.

    P.S. Any comments on settings that can play movies flawlessly with out banding or audio dropouts?

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