ZIDOO Z9X

Discussion in 'HDD Media player(RTD 1619DR)' started by DELUCAS, Aug 4, 2020.

  1. Whitfield

    Whitfield Active Member

    I stumbled on something. Initially for other testing purposes, I created a full SBS (3840 x 1080) 3D mkv file out of a 3D-BD iso. However, I just gave the file a go with the Z9X. It played flawlessly.
    So, for those who like to playback/create full resolution SBS, it may be nice to know that this is possible. Note that I only tested with x264 encoder. X265 is on my to-do list.
    Also, for now, the mkv is created without subtitles. Proper 3D subtitling has its caveats to this type of video. These first need tackling.
     
  2. Never heared of Audio Streaming Bridges supporting mka :) I have an Auralic Aries, a SBT, ROON endoints.............mostly stereo files (I use FLAC why use an additional container?)

    OK, Cocktail Audio supports it.....but questions stays why an additional container?
     
  3. Whitfield

    Whitfield Active Member

    I don't know. I never suggested you should. Nothing wrong with FLAC.
    I said there's many people using mka, and for what reasons. For those, including myself, it's a pitty Zidoo doesn't support it.
     
  4. Djdragon

    Djdragon New Member

  5. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Moderator Beta test group Contributor

    Dolby Vision extended information from the original video stream is used

    Smoke and mirrors again - it looks like they are using the RPU but the language is deliberately obstructive in order that users draw their own incorrect conclusions regarding the enhancement layers.

    They're obviously reading what we're writing, although that original thread on the Dune has mysteriously vanished (not me I can assure you!).
     
  6. rozel

    rozel Active Member

    Better get Bletchley Park on this one! :)
     
  7. blenky

    blenky Active Member

    Under the dizzying array of HDR processing options

    '"HLG always": always output HLG HDR' Why would you even want this as an option?
     
  8. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Moderator Beta test group Contributor

    I have literally absolutely no idea at all!! It's a ridiculous, unnecessary and confusing set of options.
     
  9. ulna68

    ulna68 Active Member

    the world is full of weirdos who like some weird and confusing options, even here they happen
     
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  10. rom1.64

    rom1.64 New Member

    I just tried the latest beta 1.05 and still have the same detection problem between my sony ht-xf9000 soundbar and my panasonic gz1500 tv. The zidoo creates a conflict and the sound bar is no longer detected by the TV! Also I thought this version would detect the rare mkv with dolby vision but it doesn't. Back to firmware 0.46 for me because even the official 0.90 creates this conflict for me. Could someone at zidoo take this issue into consideration please?
    excuse my english i'm french and i'm using a translator!
     
  11. Does anyone know what type of power requirements the sata 3 connection needs. I want to know if I connect a 8tb sata 3 hard drive to the sata port, plus have two USB 3.0 external drives. with there own power source. Would everything work OK? Cause I think even thought the external drives have their own power supply, they still draw some power. I just don't want to spend the money on a new drive, and end up with system lag.
     
  12. godalmighty

    godalmighty Active Member

    just 4 sharing :D
    i have wd my book 8tb attach to usb3.0 and wd blue 3,5" 2Tb using sata port, all work flawless and fast too
    before that i use wd blue 3,5" 2Tb to my sata port and 2x2Tb wd 3,5" with docking that using external power to usb3.0, work fine too
     
  13. eric17

    eric17 New Member

    Hello guys, newbie here. I just bought my Zidoo 9x yesterday and I want to install a working netflix on my device. The problem now is I have the latest firmware version v6. 0.66 i think. and it does not have the google play and netflix installed. Can you please help me? Thanks in advance. For your help
     
  14. Djdragon

    Djdragon New Member


    Zidoo is not an Android TV and Netflix will never work properly on Zidoo. Why not ask earlier before buying?
     
  15. eric17

    eric17 New Member

    Forgot to ask about it, At first, I thought it has already a pre installed netflix and googleplay. Do we still have an option to install netflix inside it? Thank you!
     
  16. Djdragon

    Djdragon New Member

    [QUOTE = "eric17, post: 146369, member: 70772"]


    Allegedly runs with zidoo 720P or in 1080p Netflix. I am sure someone will come and help you. I don't have a zidoo. I have Dune Max Vision 4k, they run Netflix with HDR in 2160P.
     
  17. plouie10

    plouie10 New Member

    Hi I have been playing with the Z9X for a while now and just recently upgraded to firmware 6.1.03 I believe. I still have issues with forced subtitles. In either UHD folder or UHD ISO. Is there still an issue with forced subtitles on some movies? The one I'm running into problem with is The Equalizer. I was able to use DVDFAB to convert to mkv then use mkvtoolnix to change the forced flag to yes. This actually works. I don't mind doing the conversion for the odd movie that has forced subtitles. Does anybody know of a program that can scan for forced subtitles in a movie? And do you think this problem will get fixed in future firmware? Thanks
     
  18. Sledgehamma

    Sledgehamma Active Member

    There is no auch program as forced subtitles can be implemented in several different ways on a BD.
    Sometimes they are correctly flagged within the BD menu so that makeMKV can see the flag and flag them automatically. However, this is rare.
    The forced subtitles can also be in a separate subtitle track. Then you can have a look at BDinfo and see the size of the subtitles. If its a significantly smaller size than the others its very likely that this is separate track for forced subtitles.

    This is a very comprehensive list of discs with forced subtitles, which even tells you if its a separate track for example:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1nAMVVnmk3vSaUiuFXcN7D0R69FHIP4tfIkTdThTkXEk/htmlview#
     
  19. Thanks!
     
  20. plouie10

    plouie10 New Member

    Thanks for link!
     

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