Trailers not working

Discussion in 'HDD Media player(RTD 1619DR)' started by rola, May 20, 2021.

  1. dapro

    dapro Member

    can you send a screenshot? I cant‘t found it!
     
  2. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Well-Known Member SUPER Administrator Beta test group Contributor

    Are you on v6.3.2?

    Settings/Preferences in HT4:

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  3. dapro

    dapro Member


    I don't have that attitude. am not on 6.3.2. I have the UHD 2000. where do I get addicted 6.3.2
     
  4. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Well-Known Member SUPER Administrator Beta test group Contributor

    Ah sorry - that's a 1296 player I'm referring to firmware available for 1619 players.
     
  5. dapro

    dapro Member

    Ah ok. Thanks anyway
     
  6. pcristi

    pcristi Active Member

    @dapro
    Make backup of HT 4 (4.0.50) library from your box, then can give a try of zidoo_poster_v4.0.63 from here is resign for get install/testing on Zidoo RTD129x.
    If update as user apps will not work for you then will need push/copy on /system/app/zidoo_poster/zidoo_poster.apk and reboot box.

    LE: update to version 4.0.69 for download press blue word.
     
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  7. Mabon

    Mabon Active Member

    I don't think the problem is with YouTube! I suspect that Zidoo have changed their coding in the latest firmware !

    I don't link to YouTube trailers as I have my trailers downloaded into the same folder as the movie. But, since the last firmware update, when I try to play them, all I get is "There are currently no trailers to play!".
    However the trailer files are definitely there and they can be played through Media Centre's File Manager! Home Theatre is simply not finding them :oops:!

    It appears that the name of the trailer must now match EXACTLY the FULL file name of the movie. So:

    "<movietitle> (year) <label>.mkv" must match "<movietitle> (year) <label>-trailer.mkv" for the trailer to work.

    and it's the labels in the filename which cause problems!!! So, if I have a UHD movie:

    "<movietitle> (year).truehdatmos.mkv"

    but can only find a 1920x1080 Dolby 2.0 trailer to download, I MUST name the trailer

    "<movietitle> (year).truehdatmos-trailer.mkv"

    even though it's not truehdatmos, but only Dolby 2.0. Otherwise the move and trailer will not match up :mad:. Even if I change it to simply "<movietitle> (year)-trailer" it will not be found.

    @mirror please change the script to match just the <movietitle>, as it used to be, so that:

    "<movietitle> (year).truehdatmos.mkv"

    will match up with

    "<movietitle> (year).dolby.2.0-trailer.mkv"

    ALSO: Why, on the trailer screen, does it say "previous song" and "next song"? What "songs" would these be :rolleyes:???
     
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2021
  8. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Well-Known Member SUPER Administrator Beta test group Contributor

    No - definitely YouTube - the URLs no longer work.

    Local trailers work fine here - whether labelled or not, whether "local trailer only" is on or off.

    What language are you using? mine just says "next" and "previous".

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  9. Mabon

    Mabon Active Member

    I have "local trailer only" set to ON, and each of the trailers has been downloaded to the same folder as the full movie. So no URLSs involved and no connection to YouTube involved in the process if the files are local :(!

    Trailers only work for me when both the movie and the trailer have the same simple name e.g. "Bambi (1942).mkv" and "Bambi (1942)-trailer.mkv


    Sorted! It's that new zidoo_poster_RTD1619_v4.0.63.apk "update" :mad:!!

    Advice to others: If you haven't yet installed it ... DON'T. If you have installed it ... UNINSTALL IT !!!
     
  10. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Well-Known Member SUPER Administrator Beta test group Contributor

    Yes, that's right, that's how it's supposed to work.

    The exception to that rule is if you have different versions of a movie - for example:

    Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope.(0#Main).mkv
    &
    Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope.(1#4K77).mkv

    The trailer would be:

    Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope.trailer.mkv
     
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2021
  11. Mabon

    Mabon Active Member


    Yes, but you have no sound type labels in your file name structure. So what happens when I can't find a trailer to match the sound type labels of the movie, but can find one with a lower spec?

    "Battleships (2021).truehdatmos.mkv"
    "Battleships (2021).dolby.2.0-trailer.mkv"

    Both files are in the same folder but Home Theatre can't match them and comes up with "There are currently no trailers to play!".

    In the previous firmware version, I could get around this by remove all labels from the trailer:

    "Battleships (2021).truehdatmos.mkv"
    "Battleships (2021)-trailer.mkv"

    and Home Theatre would play the trailer. And they ALL played.

    But, since installing Firmware v6.3.2 they don't. Nothing to do with YouTube!
     
  12. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Well-Known Member SUPER Administrator Beta test group Contributor

    Yes, the filenames have to be the same - the labels refer to the movie in the library not the trailer file,

    "Battleships (2021).truehdatmos.mkv"
    "Battleships (2021).truehdatmos-trailer.mkv"
     
  13. Mabon

    Mabon Active Member

    So I label a Dolby 2.0 file as truehdatmos :oops:? What is the point in having labels then?
     
  14. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Well-Known Member SUPER Administrator Beta test group Contributor

    The labels only relate to what's shown on badges for the actual movies in HT4, not the trailer, so labeling a trailer with "dolby.2.0" serves no purpose whatsoever.

    However, since the trailer relates to the actual movie, it makes sense to have the filename of the trailer the same as the movie with the addition of a "trailer" extension.
     
  15. Mabon

    Mabon Active Member

    Well that's just illogical :eek:! Surely any trailer saved in the same folder as a movie must be a trailer for that movie? So why does it need a label??? As I've already suggested, just match on movie names and ignore labels.
     
  16. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Well-Known Member SUPER Administrator Beta test group Contributor

    "Battleships (2021).truehdatmos-trailer.mkv" tells you it's the trailer for the file "Battleships (2021).truehdatmos.mkv"

    Makes sense to me ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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  17. Mabon

    Mabon Active Member

    So I need to rename a trailer file which has only Dolby 2.0 sound to "Battleships (2021).truehdatmos-trailer.mkv" o_O? I thought that the sound label told Home Theater how to output the sound? If not, why are we doing it? So we now have a trailer with Dolby 2.0 sound being told to play as with truehdatmos sound :eek:???
     
  18. Netmask

    Netmask Active Member

    Most media players require all files within a folder like Battleship have the same prefix name with only the suffix different, this is a long standing convention.

    I the case of the Zidoo which doesn't get information of sound type or video format etc from a Mediainfo source it requires all the files to have the same prefix title - hence the apparent contradiction. So in your example even an external subtitle track which is a text file should also be named "Battleships (2021).truehdatmos.srt" A logical and incongruous requirement. Further more: and I think this is a doozie

    When you are playing a file and press OK up comes a box with all those technical details - so the Zidoo already has near instantaneous access to this information, so why can't this be used to insert half a dozen small icons on the HT4 page for the individual titles like 4K - truehd -atmos - Dolby vision etc Instead we have a logical hiccup that requires renaming from the established convention!!!!
     
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  19. Mabon

    Mabon Active Member

    At last, someone else sees the problem :cool:!!!
     
  20. dapro

    dapro Member

    I think it's a shame that you always have to change something. I don't have a 1619 chip. So cannot activate "only local Traler". This is not the case with the UHD2000. What is the problem of having the trailers automatically played back from the Internet as soon as you click on a film? I do not understand that. It's really annoying. It is also annoying that Zidoo does not give an opinion on it. Why is there no date, there is an update, or a temporary solution.
     
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