ZDMC 18.2 Available

Discussion in 'XBMC for Zidoo' started by hdmkv, May 19, 2019.

  1. tosh123

    tosh123 Member

    The problem is - there is nothing to select. The option contains only 1920x1080x60. And becuase there is only these resolution the internal KODI player doesn't do auto frame rate.
    This was the target.
    [EDIT] Oh, sorry, i see the OP talks about the Zidoo Player. On me the zidoo player works with AFR, only the internal oplayer wich i prefer for episodes doesn't switch anymore.
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    AFAIK you can "swindle" some additional resolutions to the list above by using manipulationg this list via advancedsettings.xml
     
  2. 3DBuff

    3DBuff Active Member

    The whitelist suppose to list all modes from TV EDID tags. It works well for me on RaspberryPi.
    I haven’t had the time to experiment with ZDMC v. 18.
     
  3. 3DBuff

    3DBuff Active Member

    Why would you want to use internal Kodi player instead of hardware Zidoo player?

    In ZDMC 17 Kodi player was dropping frames all the time. In unofficial ZDMC 18 Kodi player wasn’t switching refresh rates and stuttering was unbearable.
     
  4. BREY

    BREY New Member

  5. 3DBuff

    3DBuff Active Member

    Those refresh rates are a problem. Not that I use Zidoo player but it pops up on occasion mainly for YouTube trailers. Other than that most of the videos can be forced into Zidoo player by selecting “Play using...” in item menu or switched during the playback using “y” key on keyboard.

    I was experimenting with all players when we had micro stutters in previous firmware with Zidoo player. Right now there is no reason for Kodi player unless you are forced from some odd format but it won’t be any good anyway. Just like simple YouTube trailers keep on stuttering and dropping frames. If
    I launch the same trailer from TV browser / HD-Trailers.com or YouTube app at 1080p and it will play flawlessly.
     
  6. tosh123

    tosh123 Member

    - the KODI player plays all (maybe faulty encoded) video files, the Zidoo player crashes on a lot.
    - the TV remote keys for stop and play and jump don't work on the Zidoo player - on KODI player they work. On Zidoo player a had to press the return twice to stop - it makes no sense in handling
    - the navigation overlay from the KODI skin doesn't work on Zidoo Player
    - the Play Next episode Overlay doesn't work on Zidoo Player.

    At all, my default Player is the KODI internal, for 3D or 4K movies i choose the Zidoo Player. I'm back now on the 17.6.1 since it works with AFR.
     
  7. BREY

    BREY New Member

    by the fact that scaling (zoom) with afr works only in ZDMC - for this reason I personally use ZDMC where there are very wide black bands. I'm already silent that the gallery can not fasten the display of tags tracks and subtitles.
     
  8. HaoSs

    HaoSs Well-Known Member Beta test group Contributor

    damn, the refresh rate switcher is fu*ked up again... they implemented some white list bullshit, even if you don't select the 1080p 60 hz, frame rate switcher still does not work.
    external player does no mark the episode/movie as seen. deal breaker for me. can we get a damn kodi player that JUST WORKS ?

    P.S. not the best place to post this. as it's not zdmc 18 for all zidoo boxes. it's only for realtek boxes
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2019
  9. 3DBuff

    3DBuff Active Member

    I see. Everybody has a different reason why they chose or not to use Kodi player.

    I’m on the image quality side of things. If I see one blip in motion it’s over. Kodi player won’t work for me with Zidoo hardware. I don’t mind pile of remote controls. I use them all for detailed adjustments. I have old small and new large for Zidoo plus a small wireless keyboard with touchpad for Kodi.

    Home Theatre holds my prime collection of 3D and UHD most in full BD format. Kodi is for everything else.

    For those seeking good Kodi player I suggest RaspberryPi. Excellent Kodi support with MVC 3D. No UHD and Atmos if you don’t mind but 7.1 audio is there.
     
  10. HaoSs

    HaoSs Well-Known Member Beta test group Contributor

    well another big advantage on this version of kodi is that they have separate mid channel audio volume button so you can boost the voices from 5.1 movies when playing with 2.0 audio setup. and it works well !
     
  11. 3DBuff

    3DBuff Active Member

    Yes, I miss this feature very much on Zidoo player.
     
  12. ps2zhuantou

    ps2zhuantou New Member

  13. Teddyknuddel

    Teddyknuddel New Member

    The watched status would be important
     
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  14. Ekul

    Ekul Active Member

  15. HaoSs

    HaoSs Well-Known Member Beta test group Contributor

    was posted by mirro on external forum
     
  16. leonkoum

    leonkoum Active Member Beta test group

    For me, on Z9s, it crash all the time....
    I go back to zdmc 17.6.1
    To bad
     
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  17. Efthyvoulos

    Efthyvoulos New Member

    I have 3 X9S.
    On all of them Kodi 18 is not working. The program is closing at once.
    Kodi 17.6 is working O.K.
    But unfortunately Kodi 17.6 upgrades to Kodi 18 by it's self without asking.
    So it is impossible to stay on Kodi 17.6 which is working.
    The result is that it is impossible to have Kodi working on Zidoo X9S
    I had correspondence with Zidoo Help and they promised to repair the problem
    BUT THEY DID NOTHING
    for almost 2 months.
    This is totally unacceptable.
    They gave me ZDMC 18 and after 18,2 BUT they have both the same problem of Kodi 18 and 18,2
    as they are a copy of Kodi and have the same problem.
    This is the reason they did not publish ZDMC 18 yet officially.
    If Zidoo does not repair the Kodi 18 neither ZDMC 18 will work O.K. also.
     
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  18. HaoSs

    HaoSs Well-Known Member Beta test group Contributor

    use zdmc 17.6
     
  19. Efthyvoulos

    Efthyvoulos New Member

    I know that ZDMC 17.6 is working.
    But it is not the same exactly as Kodi.
    Kodi has a different player much better.
     
  20. 3DBuff

    3DBuff Active Member

    Does the Kodi player work for you on Zidoo / Realtek hardware?
    It's completely useless for me. ZDMC 17.6 is the only Kodi player that I would consider turning on for some short clips or odd file formats. Kodi player is not compatible with Realtek chipset. It skips frames and stutters all the time specially on newer Kodi versions.

    If you want native Kodi player you should look at different media boxes.
     
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