New firmware v2.2.61 version for ZIDOO Z9S release

Discussion in 'ZIDOO Z9S' started by mirror, Apr 27, 2019.

  1. xtripsnova

    xtripsnova Member

    I surely hope you are wrong. Because if this is the case then this player is really sub par. Other players do that well and label the media correctly. I want to believe this is a bug.
  2. blenky

    blenky Active Member

    Nope I'm not wrong and its not a bug. HT2 has some great features but also lacks some basic ones. One is the function to scan media info when adding media and another is that there is no way to logically split the media wall between TV and Movies.

    I have sent many emails to the support team requesting these. Will they ever appear - your guess is as good as mine?
  3. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Well-Known Member Beta test group Contributor

    According to Zidoo (a conversation I had back in May this year), since MediaInfo is only called by the player and not the scraper, this feature is extremely unlikely to be implemented.
  4. Chirita Laurentiu

    Chirita Laurentiu New Member

    But on Zappiti 4K HDR it's working, slow but working :)
  5. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Well-Known Member Beta test group Contributor

    Which just means Zappiti's scraper calls MediaInfo (or similar).

    Zidoo's doesn't, it just does a simple directory search and uses the directory/filename for identification and the extension/directory structure to identify the file type - mkv, BDMV etc.

    It may be that Zidoo thought it prudent to omit this feature in favour of scraping speed, or it may be that it simply didn't occur to them. Either way, they've indicated that it's unlikely to be added, which is a shame.

    As has been stated before, if you append the filename appropriately, these details will be added at scrape time, but this is not ideal.
  6. mirror

    mirror Well-Known Member SUPER Administrator Zidoo TECH Supporter

    Mediainfo is not efficient enough, so it takes up too much system resources when scraping. Usually it is an asynchronous mechanism that runs in the background, causing playback anomalies.
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  7. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Well-Known Member Beta test group Contributor

    Many thanks for the clarification - I suspected as much. As I said, a shame it doesn't do it, but it's certainly not a show stopper by any means.

    And there are plenty of other players with playback anomalies - we certainly don't want the Zidoo doing that too ;)

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