New firmware v2.3.30

Discussion in 'ZIDOO Z9S' started by Dan, May 22, 2020.

  1. Silton

    Silton New Member


    I have the same problem. Sound drop when play my music collection (flac) and mkv concert (lpcm) via coax cable and ext. DAC. With hdmi cable its OK.
    My conf:
    Zidoo X20 Pro (v.2.3.10)
    RME Adi 2 DAC
    Audioquest coax digital cable
    Marantz power amp 7025 etc..
     
  2. blenky

    blenky Active Member

    Looking good! My go to problem disk is Thor Ragnarok UHD - playing from menu. Last few firmwares it would stick at M2TS joins. Tested first two and sailed right by!! Nice.

    My other go to disk is Aliens BD with two versions of the film handled by branching. However I still can't open this disk to it's menu on the Z9S - goes as far as studio logo and then black screen.

    edit: played Aliens BD without menu and defaults to extended edition. Tested a couple of M2TS joins and saw no issues.
     
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2020
  3. 3DBuff

    3DBuff Active Member

    I'll test it tonight in 10 hours ;)
     
  4. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Well-Known Member Beta test group

    Play them without menu, that will play the longest version. Not what you want but gives a good indication.
     
  5. 3DBuff

    3DBuff Active Member

    I though we only had issues when starting the player with the menu.
    Using direct play button you can still choose the title (playlist) from the pup up menu up at the top.
    The same will apply choosing 3D or 2D verison.
     
  6. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Well-Known Member Beta test group

    That's a new one. Now we are being pushed! :rolleyes:

    More results to follow soon. :D
    It is not that easy as a whole movie must be watched.

    @3DBuff
    Thanks for pointing me to the Title choice playing without BD Menu. Overlooked that possibility completely.
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2020
  7. Zigourney

    Zigourney Member

  8. 3DBuff

    3DBuff Active Member

    I discovered it myself not too long ago. Very handy. I was struggling trying to get the 3D version to play on the disk with 2D + 3D.
     
  9. blenky

    blenky Active Member

    I already edited my post to say I did exactly that - and played just fine through the joins!
     
  10. blenky

    blenky Active Member

    No need. Get hold of the free software called BDInfo - https://www.videohelp.com/software/BDInfo

    This will read and provide info on where the M2TS files start - for example below is an extract from Thor Ragnarok. At the end of the extract you can see the time codes for the joins. So it's easy to move forward to about 30 seconds from each and see how it goes.

    Code:
    Disc Label:     THOR_RAGNAROK
    Disc Size:      65,713,629,927 bytes
    Protection:     AACS2
    Extras:         Ultra HD, BD-Java
    BDInfo:         0.7.5.5
    
    PLAYLIST REPORT:
    
    Name:                   00800.MPLS
    Length:                 2:10:30.697 (h:m:s.ms)
    Size:                   0 bytes
    Total Bitrate:          0.00 Mbps
    
    VIDEO:
    
    Codec                   Bitrate             Description    
    -----                   -------             -----------    
    MPEG-H HEVC Video       0 kbps              2160p / 23.976 fps / 16:9 / Main 10 @ Level 5.1 @ High / 10 bits / HDR10 / BT.2020
    
    AUDIO:
    
    Codec                           Language        Bitrate         Description    
    -----                           --------        -------         -----------    
    Dolby TrueHD/Atmos Audio        English         0 kbps          7.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit (AC3 Embedded: 5.1 / 48 kHz /   640 kbps / DN -27dB)
    Dolby Digital Plus Audio        English         1024 kbps       7.1 / 48 kHz /  1024 kbps / DN -25dB (AC3 Embedded: 5.1 / 48 kHz /   576 kbps / DN -25dB)
    Dolby Digital Audio             English         320 kbps        2.0 / 48 kHz /   320 kbps / DN -27dB
    Dolby Digital Audio             French          640 kbps        5.1 / 48 kHz /   640 kbps / DN -27dB
    Dolby Digital Plus Audio        Spanish         1024 kbps       7.1 / 48 kHz /  1024 kbps / DN -27dB (AC3 Embedded: 5.1 / 48 kHz /   576 kbps / DN -27dB)
    Dolby Digital Plus Audio        French          1024 kbps       7.1 / 48 kHz /  1024 kbps / DN -26dB (AC3 Embedded: 5.1 / 48 kHz /   576 kbps / DN -26dB)
    Dolby Digital Plus Audio        German          1024 kbps       7.1 / 48 kHz /  1024 kbps / DN -25dB (AC3 Embedded: 5.1 / 48 kHz /   576 kbps / DN -25dB)
    Dolby Digital Plus Audio        Japanese        1024 kbps       7.1 / 48 kHz /  1024 kbps / DN -24dB (AC3 Embedded: 5.1 / 48 kHz /   576 kbps / DN -24dB)
    
    SUBTITLES:
    
    Codec                           Language        Bitrate         Description    
    -----                           --------        -------         -----------    
    Presentation Graphics           English         0.000 kbps                    
    Presentation Graphics           French          0.000 kbps                    
    Presentation Graphics           Spanish         0.000 kbps                    
    Presentation Graphics           Chinese         0.000 kbps                    
    Presentation Graphics           French          0.000 kbps                    
    Presentation Graphics           German          0.000 kbps                    
    Presentation Graphics           Japanese        0.000 kbps                    
    Presentation Graphics           Korean          0.000 kbps                    
    Presentation Graphics           Chinese         0.000 kbps                    
    Presentation Graphics           French          0.000 kbps                    
    Presentation Graphics           Spanish         0.000 kbps                    
    Presentation Graphics           French          0.000 kbps                    
    Presentation Graphics           Japanese        0.000 kbps                    
    
    FILES:
    
    Name            Time In         Length          Size            Total Bitrate  
    ----            -------         ------          ----            -------------  
    00800.M2TS      0:00:00.000     0:04:25.640     0               0              
    00801.M2TS      0:04:25.640     0:04:13.628     0               0              
    00802.M2TS      0:08:39.268     1:53:54.661     0               0              
    00803.M2TS      2:02:33.929     0:00:19.728     0               0              
    00804.M2TS      2:02:53.657     0:07:37.039     0               0              
    
     
  11. blenky

    blenky Active Member

    Further test on Star Wars - A New Hope UHD. Went past three M2TS joins with zero issues. By Jove I think they've done it!!!
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2020
  12. mirror

    mirror Well-Known Member SUPER Administrator Zidoo TECH Supporter

    We used different ways to solve this issue, its usability is much better. Better compatibility than competitors. it's time for "0548" to shut up :).
    Don't forget that zidoo is the only one that supports forced subtitles both on MKVs and bluray. Appropriate framerate and metadata
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2020
  13. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Well-Known Member Beta test group

    I am very positive too about this FW. The only problem I have seen was with "The Frighteners". Not a big glitch but reproducible.

    Disc Title: FRIGHTENERS_DOM
    Disc Size: 48.509.431.114 bytes
    Protection: AACS
    BD-Java: Yes
    Playlist: 00336.MPLS
    Size: 0 bytes
    Length: 0:01:37.097
    Total Bitrate: 0,00 Mbps
    Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 0 kbps / 480i / 29,970 fps / 16:9 / Main Profile 3.2
    Audio: English / DTS-HD Master Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 24-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 256 kbps / 24-bit)
    Subtitle: English / 0,000 kbps
    Subtitle: Spanish / 0,000 kbps
    Subtitle: French / 0,000 kbps


    PLAYLIST REPORT:

    Name: 00801.MPLS
    Length: 2:02:36.473 (h:m:s.ms)
    Size: 0 bytes
    Total Bitrate: 0,00 Mbps

    (*) Indicates included stream hidden by this playlist.

    FILES:

    Name Time In Length Size Total Bitrate
    ------------ ------- ------ ---- -------------
    50201.M2TS 0:00:00.000 0:11:46.163 0 0
    50300.M2TS 0:11:46.163 0:02:30.859 0 0
    50284.M2TS 0:14:17.022 0:04:03.034 0 0
    50302.M2TS 0:18:20.057 0:16:25.234 0 0
    50287.M2TS 0:34:45.291 0:26:24.791 0 0
    50304.M2TS 1:01:10.083 0:01:56.533 0 0
    50286.M2TS 1:03:06.616 0:02:30.900 0 0
    50306.M2TS 1:05:37.516 0:04:48.788 0 0
    50285.M2TS 1:10:26.305 0:15:18.834 0 0
    50303.M2TS 1:25:45.139 0:03:40.970 0 0
    50288.M2TS 1:29:26.110 0:07:26.404 0 0
    50308.M2TS 1:36:52.514 0:04:36.776 0 0
    50289.M2TS 1:41:29.291 0:04:08.748 0 0
    50307.M2TS 1:45:38.039 0:03:59.405 0 0
    50290.M2TS 1:49:37.445 0:06:30.807 0 0
    50305.M2TS 1:56:08.252 0:01:09.944 0 0
    50291.M2TS 1:57:18.197 0:05:18.276 0 0

    Must be something in the recording itself as it clearly does not match a new file. It is at a scene switch to a very fast scene within the marked file.

    Updated my earlier related replies accordingly.
    Conclusion thus far as a result "it seems to work as intended". That is in fact great news and my congratulations to Zidoo for finally getting it fixed. :cool:
    I just wonder if Realtek now solved it too with the new SOC/SDK for RTD1619 without needing this patch? To put it in perspective Media Players using another brand SOC/SDK never had this problem. :rolleyes:
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2020
  14. 3DBuff

    3DBuff Active Member

    Tested few movies and so far so good. No issues on my movie samples with branching.

    Slightly different issue with BD Menu.
    Goods of Egypt 3D and probably UHD is problematic for Z9S. BD menu gets stuck and there is no way to select correct title of 175 listed in direct player. Title list needs to read and list all the titles (playlists). Maybe that's why menu gets stuck.

    On the other hand my old trusted Zidoo X9S with v2.1.28 has no issues at all with the same file. BD Menu plays fine and shows title 305 of 425 from what I remember. BD menu plays correct and direct player also works if I select title 305.

    Anyway to get it fixed in line with the old proven X9S with v2.1.28? Don't want to drag this into Z9X ;)
     
  15. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Well-Known Member Beta test group

    Interesting find! Specifically X9S working better with processing BD Menu's is striking. :rolleyes:
    This moves up to the top of my bug list now.

    Just below that is a new one "Lack of a Real Manual". The need-to-know things keeps growing and even I am losing track. Specifically HT3 and probably next Music Player is full of those.
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2020
  16. catorcio

    catorcio Member

    I agree.
     
  17. woody

    woody Member

    This latest update v2.3.32 is looking good. I have to acknowledge that it has been steady progress and keeps on getting better.
     
  18. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Active Member Beta test group

    Good news and thank you to the zidoo team

    @mirror
    About the thousands of Zidoo X8 / X9S / X10 users who have had this problem for 4 years
    Will there be a new FW for them too ?

    have a nice day
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2020
  19. DELUCAS

    DELUCAS Well-Known Member

    Great news be even better with the Z10 update also . :)
     
  20. Polypenko

    Polypenko New Member

    and also for the Z1000.

    Big Thanks.
     

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