Z9s Firmware 2.3.7

Discussion in 'ZIDOO Z9S' started by leonkoum, Dec 27, 2019.

  1. leonkoum

    leonkoum Active Member Beta test group

    Model: ZIDOO_Z9S
    Version number: v2.3.7
    (From here, translation via Google Translate.)

    1. Optimize the problem of the USB 3.0 port even if the device is lost
    2. Fix the problem that DTS track music cannot be played
    3. Fixed the issue that HIFI music will not play automatically next time
    4. Optimize online playback
    5. Increase the global press "Information" key to display the current HDMI output information
    6. Optimized the problem of abnormal sound after DTS music playback is paused
    7. Fix the problem of abnormal sound of Bluetooth device when HDMI output is set to source code output

    File manager
    1. Fix the problem that the same share name is displayed in NFS (for Usbshare multiple external hard disk cabinets, only one can be found)
    2. Cancel the top navigation category and add the list rotation function
    3. Added CD disc insertion tips
    4. Optimize sorting function (save separately by path)
    5. Added the function of pressing "Popup" to return to the top of the list
    6. Fixed the problem that the played video does not prompt the watched icon

    Poster wall
    1. Optimize the display of the details interface and the movie video
    2. Optimize segmented video scanning
    3. Optimize scanning to solve the problem that stopping scanning during scanning may cause unmatched videos to not match properly when continuing scanning
    4. Solve the problem that the child lock set is not displayed synchronously after the movie rating is initially set
    5. Increase the HDR corner mark (scanned videos will not be displayed)
    6. Optimize file name recognition
    7. Optimize application stability
    8. Optimize bracket processing for title recognition
    9. Added trailer filter filtering, the word 'trailer' in the file name will no longer be scanned
    10. Optimize the NFS mount method
    11. Fix the problem that the background service causes the setup wizard language to be incorrect
    12. Fixed the problem of disordered video in the folder video list interface
    13. Fixed the problem that poster information cannot be obtained based on the file path
    14. Fixed the problem that the total number of videos on the device does not change after moving the video out of the poster wall
    15. Clear device and delete device will remove related video information from database
    16. Fixed the issue that the poster does not refresh after modifying the rating of the child lock
    17. Child lock setting interface adds function description and child lock reset function
    18. Optimize the collection function

    Music player
    (requires removing folders and rescanning to get new features)
    1. Optimize folder browsing function
    2. Add CD playback function (requires external optical drive)
    3. Optimize the sorting function
    4. Optimize the calculation method of scanning progress
    5. Optimize track identification for SACD and CUE albums
    6. Improved the interface of obtaining track list, and solved the problem that the mobile phone cannot control the CUE / DSF track list of the temporary list
    7. Modify the time display format of CUE to keep the same with SACD
    8. Optimize focus control logic to solve the problem of focus flicker
    9. Modify the recording method of the playlist to solve the problem that the last song in the random play mode will replay randomly
    10. Added screen saver function in play details interface
    11. Fixed an issue where the list interface displayed an error after the grid layout removed the list
    12. Fixed the problem of getting albums when playing music from file manager
    13. Fixed the problem that the lyrics could not be closed without playing the details interface
    14. Fixed the problem that sometimes the detailed interface picture cannot be obtained
    15. Added automatic full-screen playback switch
    16. Added music file information display to the list
    17. Solve the problem that search interface focus may be lost

    Local player
    1. The problem that the optimized bit rate is displayed incorrectly
    2. Fix the problem that the movie name is displayed incorrectly
    3. Add ZOOM function
    4. Increase the video ratio
    5. Fixed the issue that Polish subtitles are displayed in Portuguese
    6. Optimized subtitle download function
    7. Optimize the front panel USB icon display
    8. Optimize the problem that DVD cannot select chapters
    9. Optimize ASS subtitle display

    Blu-ray navigation
    1. Added the function of subtitle track list displayed by shortcut keys
    2. Optimize subtitle download function

    Quick settings
    1. Add ignore EDID function

    Mobile APP
    (need to update mobile app v.1.5.3, IOS version please go to APP STORE to update)
    1. Add audio offset setting in the setting interface
    2. Folder browsing function has been added to the music device interface
    3. Application interface adds sorting function
    4. Fixed the problem that the same device is repeatedly added to the music device interface
    5. Fixed the issue that the CUE / DSF track list cannot be obtained from the temporary list songs
    6. Optimize the problem that the application interface icon is not displayed
    7. Optimize poster wall interface display
    8. Solve the problem that the file management is affected by the search bar, and it will return to the upper directory when rescanning SMB or NFS
    9. File manager adds list refresh function

    Gofile Mirror: https://gofile.io/?c=fFgVkN

    How to upgrade: http://bit.ly/2RgPFA6

    MD5 Hash: A9ABBDDC52F55D279260CBBB15454729

    Its a beta software, so take your time and your risks with your player..
    Have a fan ;)
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2019
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  2. pcristi

    pcristi Active Member

    ZIDOO Z9S beta v2.3.7
    Download from ZIDOO Server here
    MD5: A9ABBDDC52F55D279260CBBB15454729
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  3. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Well-Known Member Beta test group

    Report here changes compared with FW 2.3.3 and items not solved despite being claimed to be.
    Focus is on items in the expanded changelist.

    It is mandatory again to re-install GappsInstaller-rtk-7.1_v1.2.4.apk manually after this update.

    That re-install may in fact not always go smooth. Mine went smooth this time.
    You need to uninstall first and next reinstall it. In some cases also a Factory Reset is needed and worst case even an Emergency Flash with a ROM-image is needed followed with a successive upgrade. The good news for everybody who tried is that it solved the instabilities.

    Not doing so you will run into several problems including some instabilities:
    - The display keeps showing "Hello"
    - Eject is not available anymore. Simply does not pop-up anymore going left. In fact it may come after a very long time.
    - Sound coming out 2CH only
    - Freezes during Video playback and USB3 interruptions
    - MCH ISO-SACD still produces very distorted sound also for the 2CH track.
    - Etc......

    Without doing so instabilities including freezes are to be expected. Always to be mentioned if you re-installed it when reporting a problem with this (or any other recent) FW Beta update.

    File manager
    - Volume Labels up to 20 positions now show up moving to the left panel (scrolling) and on the top line. Still not 32 positions which is NTFS maximum but now at least useful in practice knowing the current limitation.

    Music Player (In need to get a lot more Setup choices)
    - Several new improvements confirmed. With still a way to go but clearly moving. The sound quality is OK.
    - Full Screen now can be enabled/disabled in setup.
    Comments: Please just call it Screen Saver or Karaoke Menu then we know what to expect from it.
    - Several problems with sound for DTS-CD's making Music Player unstable remain (Reset by a boot). It could be triggered by using Background?
    The player may scroll through the titles and start playing a random track.
    Sound may disappear for DTS-CD. FLAC MCH may start playing in 2CH
    Some DTS types are not played at all.

    Local Player
    - I am still getting the wrong file name displayed playing DVD folders. Does NOT happen with DVD ISO's or any BD formats.
    - The DVD Menu often has a wrong display for the option icons (choices) like overlays which get displaced.
    - The new Zoom Feature: Aspect Ratio ==> Zoom ==> 2.35 Cropping or 2.35 Stretching. Now is implemented fully correctly (Stretching & Cropping not being swapped anymore). In fact I use Stretching for DVD's with double black bars myself now (those having a 16:9 picture in a 4:3 frame).
    Up to FW 2.2.96.
    - Kino Lorber BD's with just Single Audio and single Subtitles subtitles the native Video Player won't find the single subtitle included on the BD's using direct play.
    This problem is not a BD related problem. When using the BD Menu (Play with Blu-Ray menu) the subtitles are found and will be played normally. The option on the actual BD Menu is then subtitles ON/OFF.
    - On Demand subtitle searches are finding many very strange hits with no obvious relation with the movie title.

    Mobile APP (need to update mobile app v.1.5.3)
    That update indeed needs to be done (did it manually)
    As more often the Zidoo release information on the site is incorrect and still indicates an old version, but it actually isn't.

    Again a real improvement which makes it once more the best thus far inclusive stability.
    I feel Google APP's related issues must be solved first before making a general release OTA available.
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2020
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  4. Siju Thomas

    Siju Thomas New Member

    Three big problems, these were occasional earlier now it's on all restarts.

    1. Front panel shows Hellu! nothing else
    2. on every restart audio is pcm 2.0 only ( regardless of setting)
    3. on every restart it's forced to sdr to hdr
    ( regardless of setting)

    Update: All three issues went away. All working as expected.
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2019
  5. Alex37

    Alex37 New Member

    Good afternoon! It would be desirable to learn, and corrected loss of a sound at connection on the optical cable.
  6. Alex37

    Alex37 New Member

    Хотелось узнать, а починили пропадание звука при подключении оптическим кабелем?
  7. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Well-Known Member Beta test group

    The same was reported by pcristi with FW 2.3.3 and is not specific for this FW 2.3.7 update.
    You are using Gappsinstaller? Never had that using it myself. There are various known problems with Google APP's getting partially installed or even corrupted (uninstall them first and reinstall next). Worst case one needs to do a Factory Reset too. We can only hope Zidoo solves these quickly as this is nasty.
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2019
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  8. Siju Thomas

    Siju Thomas New Member

    Everything started working as of now. I don't know how it fixed itself :).
  9. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Well-Known Member Beta test group

    Google APPs probably updated something.

    Good to know it works again. Please share your experiences.
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2019
  10. Reelyator

    Reelyator Active Member

    i see on android-mediaplayer.de that the FW 2.3.7 beta was published for the Z9s and the X20Pro.

    Could somebode pls make this availbable for the X20 too??

  11. Reelyator

    Reelyator Active Member

    5. Optimize track identification for SACD and CUE albums

    Curious how this is working now. Up to now the Track identification of SACD Iso´s was a complete failure. I am still waiting for ANY Type of instruction how a SACD Iso Database must be structured to allow a detection of the albums.... I have been asking for this since AGES with ZERO Response from Zidoo:-(
  12. pcristi

    pcristi Active Member

    @Siju Thomas
    Factory reset solve for me VFD display show HELLU then working again.
    If factory reset is not a option for you as temporary solution change on build.prop jiangb12271858 to jiangb09211307.
  13. Siju Thomas

    Siju Thomas New Member

    Thanks for your responses my friends. Happy to report it's all good now without any further action from my side.
  14. chiquito3

    chiquito3 Member

    Why does it take too long to download such a small file?
  15. xskip

    xskip Member

    works fine.

    and this is great. No more "A" and "B", but 2 movies in same folder: "Theatrical" and "Diretors cut"

    IMG_3533.jpeg Screenshot 2019-12-28 at 20.23.08.png IMG_3534.jpeg
  16. am2

    am2 New Member

    This option was already available and worked in version 2.3.3.

    If the file name of the two versions of the same movie contain keywords such as 1080, 4K, HDR ..., automatically change the A, B ... tags to one of these keywords. But only for new movies added, or you had to rematched the movie again to be assigned a label automatically.

    The problem is that it still appears as A, B, ... in the mobile app. Although a label is manually set, it is only visible on television.
  17. mirror

    mirror Well-Known Member SUPER Administrator Zidoo TECH Supporter

    Checking the below:
    - Several problems with sound for DTS-CD's making Music Player unstable remain (Reset by a boot)
    - getting the wrong file name displayed playing DVD folders.
    - Volume Labels up to 20 positions now show up moving to the left panel (scrolling) and on the top line
  18. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Well-Known Member Beta test group

    I think what happens is Zidoo team get a swellhead, they offer FW which does not fix certain problems and mirror is not able to start a message without saying hello and I think they take us for cash cow.

    no hello from you, no excuses ... i think your employees are treated better ... well I hope it is

    Nice Monkey and others talk about problems and you don't even answer them on this thread

    we have been informing you, we have been helping you, for several years and we have been doing it with pleasure, so a minimum of respect would be appreciated.

    see you
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2019
  19. dmboza

    dmboza New Member

    With this firmware, the problem of disconnection on USB 3.0 ports remains unresolved. It is time for this problem to be corrected. Greetings.
  20. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Well-Known Member Beta test group

    You did not mention if you re-installed Gapps or not. Instabilities including USB3 problems are likely to occur without doing so.

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