ZIDOO Z9X

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

  1. kfpanda

    kfpanda Member

    if it works w shield, i doubt it will be a win or network problem. do u use smb or nfs? z9s works well w smb but had problem w nfs. I dont know its the same on z9x but might be worth checking. I often played media on the pc w my z9s (via gigabit ethernet). has no problem with 4k60Hz (90-100 mbps). mind you, if there are other background activities on the pc, it might cause stutters. so i usually just log off any user sessions b4 starting video.
     
  2. SolarGlider

    SolarGlider Member

    I use SMB for content streaming. I used to have a Z9S that also didn't have any problems playing UHD high bitrate content. That's what's so strange. Two Z9X's that stutter every minute but three other media players that play just fine with SMB. I'm really starting to think this issue is not my fault but has something to do with certain firmware in the Z9X that has issues with Windows SMB shares since as I've read the NAS owners can play SMB just fine with the Z9X. And again the company in France that are an official Zidoo dealer said they encountered this issue before.
     
  3. DIKKE

    DIKKE Member

    Well, i think it is def not the Z9x in this case. And personally i stay away from any DUNE machine ( been there, done that, never again ) , the only alternative i would consider would be a nv shield. But picture quality on the Zidoo models is by far the best i've seen so far.

    Good luck!
     
  4. SolarGlider

    SolarGlider Member

    @DIKKE: I'm not agreeing since on AVS forums there are more people experiencing these problems now. I have a gigabit internet connection that maxes out on 970 mbps on my network. Zidoo will have to look into this.
     
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  5. boxerfan

    boxerfan Active Member

    Agree, they need to look into it. Something funky is going on inside the Z9x during SMB playback...

    Maybe they should release an instrumented firmware for those of us willing to help them capture trace logs...
     
  6. CHRIS KOUVARAS

    CHRIS KOUVARAS New Member

    Good evening. I have a Question: I had put fw 6.0.90. Can I go back and put fw 6.0.46 again? Can I put the fw with which it had from the factory? Is it easy to put the original fw?
     
  7. ulna68

    ulna68 Active Member

  8. McBluna

    McBluna Active Member

    The only way to downgrade the firmware is to flash the recovery image.
    You can download the recovery image from my site and you'll find the link to the instructions.
    https://www.mcbluna.net/wp/zidoo-recovery-images/#z9x
    After you've flashed the recovery image you can download the firmware version of your choice from.my site. https://www.mcbluna.net/wp/zidoo-model-overview/zidoo-z9x-firmware-download/
    Good luck
     
  9. Whitfield

    Whitfield Active Member

    Hey, you're back.
    Yes, there's definitely something not right with Zidoo's SMB playback abillities. A lot of people have been reporting issues since latest fw 0.90.
    Not really comfortable to bring it up again, but did you try NFS again/already as comparison?
    I can confirm having no issues with high bitrate files playback. Even the highest jellyfish videos play smoothly via NFS.
    Not that all NFS would be perfect on the Z9X btw: Importing a large NFS share to the Music Player library renders the share stated "invalid" and impossible to be used. But playback of high bitrate files is okay though
     
  10. rozel

    rozel Active Member

    May I ask what you consider "large" to be please? - I haven't imported my library yet but thinking of doing so.
     
  11. Whitfield

    Whitfield Active Member

    It's a near 11 GB sized folder with just a bunch of audiofiles. Which are mainly FLAC, but also some MP3 files.

    Please note, that I have not tested this with (and thus wouldn't know this issue to be true for) a large NFS share that consists of several subfolders. Like, for eg. "artist", "album" etc...
     
  12. rozel

    rozel Active Member

  13. Fatih Durmus

    Fatih Durmus Member

    I removed a tv episode from ht app and I cant add back. I rescan but it cant add ht
     

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  14. SolarGlider

    SolarGlider Member

    Hi @Whitfield, I didn't have a player for a couple of weeks so I didn't have much to contribute. Now I got a B-stock Z9X back with a wonky antenna but the player is technically fine. I think you've read that there are now some people experiencing the same issues that I was (and still am) complaining about. I haven't tried out NFS but honestly at this point I'm pointing fingers at the firmware, not Windows or the network since other media players play absolutely fine with the same files that choke the Z9X. Zidoo has to do the right thing here and check these issues. (The easiest way for them would be to connect to a W10 machine and compare network performance with a Z9S.) I'll still give them some time to sort it out but I consider this negligence on their part saying 'the user should check their router and network' as they explained in a specific thread on this forum created for this exact issue.
     
  15. Fatih Durmus

    Fatih Durmus Member

    I have freezes all movies on smb.
    I hope zidoo solve this problem
    for examp.
     

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  16. Tomasek

    Tomasek New Member

    Greetings, I would like to ask how it is now with the funky mkv Dolby Vision. I read that playing MEL is no longer a problem. How about playing FEL in the future or better off playing NVIDIA shield.
     
  17. DaMacFunkin

    DaMacFunkin Active Member

    I h
    I have a NAS running Unraid and I don’t have any problems with SMB, I watched 3 Dolby vision films back to back yesterday with no problems.
     
  18. Tomasek

    Tomasek New Member

    Please, the movies in Dolby Vision were FEL or MEL.
     
  19. 2B.

    2B. New Member

    Can someone tell me if Z9X can play 1080p 10bit H264 aka Hi10P Anime ? I have an X9S but is not capable of playing 10bit H264.
    I know 10bit h264 aka Anime is a non standard video compression method, from the investigation i did i need a decent CPU package because 1080p 10bit H264 aka Hi10P Anime needs to be CPU software decoded.
     
  20. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Moderator Beta test group Contributor

    No sorry - doesn't play 10-bit H.264.

    You could encode to H.265 with something like StaxRip or Handbrake. I use StaxRip all the time hardware encoding with an Nvidia card and the results are flawless.
     

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