My Zidoo Z9X.... (FW 6.2.5)

Discussion in 'HDD Media player(RTD 1619DR)' started by OlivierQC, Sep 7, 2020.

  1. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant New Member

    Thanks @Markswift2003 Everyone has or should have Jaws

    Did a compare with my nfo and cannot see how I can get Media Companion to output a HT4 compatible nfo file. I assume that HT4 nfo is not compatible with Kodi either. Has anyone tried that import?

    As Eric Morcambe said to Andre Preview! " I play all the notes but not necessarily in the right order

    Yes I agree A third party PC based Scraper to generate exportable info would be brilliant especially if it could also have a plugin for Dunes as the yaDIS TV scraper is soon to be EOL
     
  2. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Well-Known Member Beta test group

    Hello

    Unless I'm mistaken, but why in the Export option there is written '' ...in the form of NFO (base on kodi) files'' , When we see this it seems to me that may mean that Ht4.0 would be able to use the NFO generated by ZDMC if they are available in the movie folder ?


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    And the majority of users who have an Android box use Kodi ... it would be positive for Zidoo if HT4.0 supports Kodi/ZDMC NFOs.

    See you​
     
  3. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant New Member

    Actually just a thought If you could run HT4 as a standalone application in say an Android environment on a PC such as Bluestacks.
    This may be a quick and dirty solution

    Then generate your Sources list via the network or import the sources list which probably exists on the zidoo as an xml file.
    Generate the HT4 database then reload/import back to the Zidoo or in the case of a database stored externally such as on a NAS then simply store/overwrite there.

    In the nfo supplied by Markswift2003 lines 20-22 define where the media file is stored and where the nfo is stored currently the same location;

    <path>/data/system/smb/192.168.0.131#Shared/4K2/Jaws/Jaws.mkv</path>
    <filenameandpath>/data/system/smb/192.168.0.131#Shared/4K2/Jaws/Jaws.nfo</filenameandpath>
    <basepath>/data/system/smb/192.168.0.131#Shared/4K2/Jaws/Jaws.mkv</basepath>

    Surely it should be possible to have the nfo file path as defined by <filenameandpath> point to an alternative location and then stored/read in from there?
     
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  4. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Well-Known Member Beta test group

    Hi,

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    HT4.0 has a feature that allows you to edit movie collections as needed, you can add, delete and create.

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    Here is an example, I have 3 movies which are a trilogy but HT4.0 does not put them together in a collection, luckily HT4.0 has customization tools.


    Here is how to do it :


    Select one of the 3 movies and press the "pop menu" button

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    Select ''Add to Collection''

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    Select ''New Collection''

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    Enter the name of the collection and select ''OK'', HT4.0 has created the collection.

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    Select the other movies to add to the collection, use the ''Pop Menu'' button and select ''Add a collection''
    and choose the collection, in my case it's '' The man with no name ''.

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    The collection is created... by default HT4.0 displays the poster of one of the movies in the collection.

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    I'm going to get the poster of my collection on Google or on websites like Fanart.tv and save it on a usb key or directly in the picture folder of your Zidoo box

    https://fanart.tv/movie/48317/the-man-with-no-name-collection/

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    After that, I use the option '' Change image '' with the ''Pop Menu'' button and I choose the poster that I downloaded earlier.


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    And Voila...

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    In the same way you can create a collection for your children which includes all your Disney, Pixar, etc ...

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    Or for yourself...

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    See you



     
  5. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Well-Known Member Beta test group



    This problem has been resolved with FW 6.0.80
    Thanks Zidoo Team


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    I have a problem with the MKV DV remux of '' The Hobbit '' and '' Lord of the Rings ''.

    Zidoo player crashes when I start video playback and I have to reboot the box.


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    The.Hobbit.The.Battle.of.the.Five.Armies.2014.EXTENDED.2160p.UHD.DOLBY.VISION.REMUX.HDR.HEVC.MULTi.VFi.DTS-HDMA.7.1.x265-EXTREME
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    The.Lord.of.the.Rings.2001.EXTENDED.2160p.UHD.DOLBY.VISION.REMUX.HDR.HEVC.MULTi.VFi.DTS-HDMA.x265-EXTREME.mkv
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    The Zidoo player freezes and it stays like this


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    And the VFD is freeze at 0:00:00


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    The zidoo player no longer works and I have to reboot the box.

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    I tried the video files on my X20 PRO and they all work properly in HDR10 of course.
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    See you​
     
  6. Rumootje

    Rumootje Member

    Currently I own a X9S which is connected to a LG OLED C8 which on its turn is connected to a Sonos Arc.

    My TV supports DTS (-HD) pass through but, as known, Sonos unfortunately does not support DTS (-HD). I very well would like to buy a Z9X is it would support native transcoding DTS to Dolby Digital 5.1 (AC3)

    Is the any chance this can be achieved with the Z9X? I know it can be done with ZDMC but on my X9S I do not have the full capability to mount all BluRay (UHD) rips, only just about 10% of them. DVD iso's with DTS can be transcoded through ZDMC but gives me a jerky play back.

    A native way of transcoding DTS to Dolby Digital 5.1 will not only make me happy but also many more Sonos users.
     
  7. Whitfield

    Whitfield Active Member

    If you like you can transcode dts, even DTS-HD to AC3 yourself, but it is some work. Safes you buying a Z9X.

    Don't know anything about Sonos, but should it accept multichannel WAV or FLAC then you can convert without qualityloss. Again, it takes some work...
     
  8. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Well-Known Member Beta test group

    Hello,


    For those who have forgotten how to scrape their source or those who do not know how HT4.0 works

    Select ''Icon source''

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    Select ''Add Source''

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    Select your storage unit which will appear on the right of the screen (SMB / NFS if you have a NAS)

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    select the folders containing your movies and click on OK, the scan will start.

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    And for those who want to update their source, select the source (the source will be blue) and use the '' Menu '' buttons on the remote control and select ''UPDATE''

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    See you

     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2020
  9. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Well-Known Member Beta test group



    About Zidoo Control application and Media Labels

    Sorry if this suggestion may have already been posted on the forum

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    Hello Zidoo Team,

    if you read this message



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    To see media labels appear we have to create extended movie titles, it works but it's not user-friendly

    Example : The Lords of the Rings.4k.hdr.dolbytruehd.7.1.mkv...

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    Would it be possible to add or remove Media Labels (Audio Track, Movie Format, Movie Size,etc...).


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    By using Zidoo control like the example shown below.


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    See you

     
  10. Miguel Ramos

    Miguel Ramos Member

    For some unknown reason trailers just stopped playing with this firmware. In fact that happened also with the firmware V6.0.80, but I downgraded it to the V6.0.66 again (due to some bugs with the 80). Still no trailers in several films and I get the message "The current trailer failed to play".

    Has someone got this issue also and solved it?

    Thanks a lot
     
  11. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Well-Known Member Beta test group

    Hello Miguel,

    I don't have this problem with 0.80....and nobody talks about this problem on the Zidoo forum.
     
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  12. Miguel Ramos

    Miguel Ramos Member

    Thanks a lot for your answer. I'll reinstall the 80 to check it again. Might have been a coincidence with a server issue. I had problems in the past with my "old" X10 and Z10 and problems were solved installing firmware more than one once. :)
     
  13. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Well-Known Member Beta test group


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    Output Direct Function

    About this problem,
    the zidoo team indicates that they have identified the problem and that it will be resolved
    Got it. will solve it


    My post will be updated when this problem will be fixed in the next FW

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    You have just received your Zidoo box and discover for the first time the options available by clicking on the ''Settings'' tile.

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    Zidoo boxes offer a large choice of settings and it can be confusing...many of you have left messages on the forums (Homecinema-fr) for advice on how to apply the correct settings with your equipment.

    Fortunately, Markswift2003 has created a thread for this and will allow you to quickly enjoy your new media player.


    Click on
    Recommended Settings and other useful stuff for RTD1619 Players



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    And for those who would like to know if there is a Direct Output Mode with the Zidoo mediaplayer...the answer is Yes.


    Choose ''Frame-Rate and Resolution''

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    And your TV will do the job of scaling

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    If you need to force the resolution for any reason, select the following options

    Choose ''Only Frame-Rate'' instead ''Frame-Rate and Resolution''

    and

    Select the Resolution you want instead HDMI Mode ''AUTO''

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    Blinky and Markwifts2003 pointed out to me a problem that has existed for some period of time.

    http://forum.zidoo.tv/index.php?threads/zidoo-z9x.80006/page-27#post-132065

    http://forum.zidoo.tv/index.php?threads/zidoo-z9x.80006/page-28#post-132114


    With ISO Full HD the Output Direct Function does not work properly, because
    if you use the BD menu for open a movie, zidoo player play at the native GUI resolution and not 1080p.


    You cannot enjoy your BDmenu and the Output Direct Function at the same time with your Full HD ISOs



    It's frustrating for all of us who would like to enjoy our Full HD ISO BD menu, but it's not the end of the world either, I guess zidoo will solve this problem.

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    December 28, 2020 update

    By default the GUI resolution is 2160p on my TV

    Here is the movie ''The Longest Day'' in ISO format, it's a movie in 1080p.

    You can see at the bottom of the screen the signal that the Zidoo sends to the TV (hdmi 1).

    With the Zidoo's Output Direct Function, it's my TV that does the scaling and not the Zidoo device.

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    When using the play icon, the zidoo's Output Direct function device works and the TV does the scaling (the 2160p switches to 1080p when the film starts which is in 1080p, it's ok)


    if I use the BD movie menu to play the movie, the zidoo's Output Direct function does not work (the 2160p does not switch to 1080p while the movie is at 1080p, it is not ok)





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    See you
     
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2020
  14. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Well-Known Member Beta test group


    Hello,


    Many Francophones visit this thread, I started to add the French language in my discussion thread, English and French will be available for each of my messages in the future.


    I updated the page 1


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    Here is my thought about Zidoo devices.


    In the world of Multimedia Boxes nothing is perfect, and Zidoo devices are no exception to this rule.... yet I have been using Zidoo devices for 4 years...

    Why ?

    Because there is no major issues in my daily use with the zidoo, the main characteristic of Zidoo products is to focus on local video playback, and they do it very well.

    Their quality is no longer to be demonstrated, they have already proven it with the venerable Zidoo X8 / X9S which in a short time eclipsed the competing brands in its time.

    The Zidoo team is passionate, innovative, and make the right choices... such as waiting for the DR version of RTD1619 to offer devices that support dolby Vision and their innovative products are based on what they perceive to be the "needs" of the market for the next few years.

    when I opened discussion threads on several forums 4 years ago to talk about Zidoo boxes people were suspicious and disdainful ... everyone was talking about Zappiti, Dune, etc....

    today it has changed and there is one simple reason for this :

    Their devices are similar level or better in their respective class with a lower retail price compared to the competition...That's it and that's all .

    Critics of Zidoo devices will say that there are a lot of irritants which are not fixed quickly or it lacks this function that the competitor offers on its box...Ok nothing is perfect and Zidoo devices are no exception to this rule but if we look closely we will see the grass is not greener on the other side of the fence.

    For those who want a multimedia box, you should know that the perfect player will be the one that will be the most suitable for your daily use, so do not hesitate to try several boxes and I'm sure we will meet again on the Zidoo forum soon.


    A very big thank you to all the people I meet on many forums and who tell me that they appreciate what I do and support me.

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    Voila ce que je pense des appareils Zidoo.



    Dans le monde des boitiers multimedia rien n'est parfait et les appareils Zidoo ne font pas exception a la regle.... et pourtant j'utilise des appareils Zidoo depuis 4 ans...

    pourquoi ?

    Parce qu'il n'y a rien de rédhibitoire dans mon usage quotidien avec le zidoo, la principale tache des produits Zidoo est de se concentrer sur la qualité de la lecture en reseau local, et ils le font très bien.


    Leur qualité n'est plus à démontrer, ils l'ont prouvée avec leur vénérable Zidoo X8 / X9S qui en peu de temps a éclipsé les marques concurrentesa son époque.


    L'équipe Zidoo est passionnée, innovante et font les bons choix ... (comme attendre la version DR de RTD1619 pour proposer des appareils prenant en charge dolby Vision) et leurs produits sont basés sur ce qu'ils perçoivent comme besoins pour les prochaines années et cela fonctionne... aujourd'hui des personnes utilisent encore des X9S qui ont 4 ans d'ancienneté.

    N'oublions pas qu'a l'époque quand j'ai créé des fil de discussion sur differents forum pour parler des appareils Zidoo tout le monde etait mefiant...il y en avait que pour Zappiti, Dune.

    Aujourd'hui ça a changé et il y a une raison simple à cela :
    Leurs appareils sont équivalents ou meilleurs dans leur catégorie respective avec un prix de détail inférieur face à la concurrence...quoi dire de plus.

    Les détracteurs des appareils Zidoo diront qu'il y a beaucoup d'irritants qui ne sont pas corrigés rapidement ou qu'il lui manque tel ou tel fonction que le concurrent propose sur son appareil ... Ok c'est vrai rien n'est parfait et les appareils Zidoo ne font pas exception à cette règle mais si on regardez de plus près nous verrons que l'herbe n'est pas plus verte chez le voisin.

    Pour ceux qui veulent un boitier multimédia, sachez que le lecteur parfait sera celui qui sera le plus adapté à votre usage quotidien, alors n'hésitez pas à essayer plusieurs appareils et je suis sûr que nous nous retrouverons bientôt sur le forum Zidoo.



    Un tres grand merci à toutes les personnes que je rencontre sur de nombreux forums et qui me disent qu'ils apprécient ce que je fais et me soutiennent



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    See you
     
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2020
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  15. mirror

    mirror Well-Known Member SUPER Administrator Zidoo TECH Supporter

    Output Direct Function solved!
     
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  16. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Well-Known Member Beta test group

    Hello Mirror.

    Thanks so much,

    Will it available with the next FW ?

    See you
     
  17. mirror

    mirror Well-Known Member SUPER Administrator Zidoo TECH Supporter

    Yes.
     
  18. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Well-Known Member Beta test group

    Cool, big thanks to the Zidoo team :)
     
  19. daddy

    daddy New Member

    Hello.
    On page 1 of this thread, you indicate
    This statement surprises me a little because I thought that the Z9X was not compatible with the DV profile 7 (the DV from UHD BDs).
    Can you confirm to us that there is no problem to play these 2 demo files created with the mp4muxer tool provided by Dolby ?
    13 Hours.teaser.DV.mp4 - 213.2 Mo
    Alita, Battle Angel.teaser.DV.mp4 - 290.2 Mo

    Thanks in advance.


    Bonjour.
    En page 1 de ce thread, tu indiques
    Cette affirmation m'étonne un peu car je pensais que le Z9X n'était pas compatible avec le DV profil 7 (le DV issu des BD UHD).
    Peux tu nous confirmer qu'il n'y a aucun problème pour lire ces 2 fichiers de démo crées avec l'outil mp4muxer fourni par Dolby ?
    13 Hours.teaser.DV.mp4 - 213.2 Mo
    Alita, Battle Angel.teaser.DV.mp4 - 290.2 Mo

    Merci d'avance.
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2020
  20. pcristi

    pcristi Active Member

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