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Re: Zidoo Media Players Only
« Reply #270 on: January 04, 2019, 14:00 »
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Thanks Wilber. Love the freedom of having my Bluray library on the poster wall and watching the movies with uncompressed video and audio with Atmos and with full Bluray menu support.

How is your experience with Music Player 3.0?

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Re: Zidoo Media Players Only
« Reply #271 on: January 04, 2019, 21:24 »
Anyone found the picture output resolution for Z9S streaming app always auto change to 1080p after restart the machine? The picture size are out of screen everytime restart the machine, regardless x9s or z9s.
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Re: Zidoo Media Players Only
« Reply #272 on: January 05, 2019, 00:11 »
Anyone found the picture output resolution for Z9S streaming app always auto change to 1080p after restart the machine? The picture size are out of screen everytime restart the machine, regardless x9s or z9s.

Just wondering is there a feature called HDMI adaptation in Zidoo media players? If so, pls make sure to disable it to avoid what you describe.



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Re: Zidoo Media Players Only
« Reply #273 on: January 05, 2019, 09:48 »
Anyone found the picture output resolution for Z9S streaming app always auto change to 1080p after restart the machine? The picture size are out of screen everytime restart the machine, regardless x9s or z9s.

No, I don’t have this problem!  What firmware version r u using?

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Re: Zidoo Media Players Only
« Reply #274 on: January 05, 2019, 11:14 »
No, I don’t have this problem!  What firmware version r u using?

To overcome, there is another method...the sequence you fired up your source and display may hold the "key" or solution to Kelvinsin's woes. Usually on the display then followed by the AVR and lastly the source. In that manner, it will "retain" the last resolution settings. That's my own observation using Egreat A10. As always, I might be wrong, users of Zidoo may have a better solution.

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Re: Zidoo Media Players Only
« Reply #275 on: January 06, 2019, 17:02 »
Anyone found the picture output resolution for Z9S streaming app always auto change to 1080p after restart the machine? The picture size are out of screen everytime restart the machine, regardless x9s or z9s.

As you are probably aware that all streaming apps has its own settings and if you can advise the streaming app the z9s is using then members can try to replicate the problem with their unit.

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Re: Zidoo Media Players Only
« Reply #276 on: January 07, 2019, 22:33 »
There is a new beta firmware out v2.1.19.

Firmware v2.1.19 for ZIDOO X9S
Download: http://apidl.zidoo.tv/X9S/2.1.19/ZIDOO_X9S-v2.1.19-201812141843-ota.zip
Google mirror: https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=1ZQVdXp7wbfximrfqmOw-3FxJcQpyPgNA
MD5: 65B5C973E1A0ECD9A148A9A8BEF67EE5

Changelog:
System
1. Optimize system stability
2. Optimize playback stability

Player
1. Fix 3840*1080 full-width 3D video scale display wrong
2. Subtitle list interface response pause, fast forward and other shortcut function keys
3. Optimize the video information interface display
4. Optimize the subtitle language display
5. Increase the pause interface and press the key to enter the video information interface.
6. Modify the pause UI UI display incomplete problem
7. Increase frame rate switching pause video time
8. Optimize the playback menu loop operation
9. Increase the video size display
10. Add mandatory 3D TV switch

Quick setting
1. Increase frame rate switching pause video time setting
2. Increase application clear data function

Poster wall
1. When scanning the device, add preset scraping source, NFO analysis and other functions.
2. Optimize the editing interface UI display
3. Optimize the problem that the unmatched video interface frame cannot be displayed in full screen.
4. Increase NFO (KODI) resolution function (Settings - Preferences)
5. Solve the problem of poster image restoration when switching video classification after manually changing the poster
6. Solve the problem of invalid posters for local posters from Douban and TVDB data sources
7.Preferences increase when you sort by title, whether you care about the setting of the head character "The"
8. Optimize the "Mark as viewed" feature
9. Add the source prompt that has been watched (the "eye" prompt is added in the lower right corner of the main interface poster)
10. Solve the problem that the setup wizard setting language does not take effect
11. Optimize the score update function
12. Optimize backup and restore function, add wallpaper and preference backup
13. Optimize IMDb analysis to solve the problem that the current (TV drama) information cannot be obtained.
14. Solve the problem that the rematch episode will stop running.
15. Optimized switching language list display
16. Optimize the rematch function
17. Increase the rating source setting
18. Increase the scraper settings
19. Increase the main interface homogenization function
20. Increase scan priority using local picture switch
21. Increase the device background automatic scanning switch
22. Increase NFO data export function
23. Increase the masking and blur effect adjustment function of the same person
24. Optimize the rematch display interface

File manager
1. SMB, NFS optimized rescan display mode

Music
1. Optimize UI speed
2. Optimize CUE files to merge into the same album in the album
3. Optiнедопустимая ссылкаyric display, prioritize local lyrics
4. Optimize adding folder animation
5. Assorted asynchronously when loading data in each category to avoid
6. Fix the problem of restarting the machine during playback, the playback status is not saved.
7. Details of the artist and album name and the bottom play bar remain chic
8. Match the music file name first when rematching
9. Fix the problem that playback loop mode does not take effect
10. Fix the problem that the occasional rematch application is not responding
11. Add add time sort reverse display
12. Play menu to increase the loop operation
13. Add a single menu function in the folder
14. Add folder form play Click to play the current lyrics, enter the play details interface
15. Solve the problem that the music may pop up when you enter the application for the third time.
16. Solve the problem that playing CUE song lyrics and playing status are out of sync
17. Finely optimize interface fluency
18. The current time of the APE file is incorrect.
19. Optiнедопустимая ссылкаyrics synchronization problem
20. Optimize the time display (sometimes show negative numbers)
21. Fix the problem that the song being played by the ape file is not correct.
22. Fix the ape and wav formats, the song information is not correct after the initial dagger
23. Add pop-up menu shortcuts to open the playlist
24. Increase cue single song compilation function
25. Solve the problem that the CUE song can not be searched for lyrics from the file manager

Chinese weather
1. Optimize weather problems in cities such as Nanjing

OTA
1. Local upgrade increases network device selection

OpenWrt
1. Repair the transmission spy server disconnected
2. Fix the problem that SMB can't share devices even
3. Fix Aria Occasionally downloading the task disappears after restarting the machine during the download process
4. Repair Aria Occasionally Server Disconnected
5. Fix the transmission and the download task disappears after restarting the machine during the download process.
6. Fix the problem of transmissiont download no speed

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Re: Zidoo Media Players Only
« Reply #277 on: January 07, 2019, 22:35 »
Happened to pass by a local shop that sell Zidoo X9S and decided to give it try to see the Realtek chipset perform on video and audio. Since it comes with local 1 year warranty and the price although slightly more expensive compared to ordering from abroad. In terms of build and ports, it lose out to Egreat A10.

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Re: Zidoo Media Players Only
« Reply #278 on: January 07, 2019, 23:19 »
Happened to pass by a local shop that sell Zidoo X9S and decided to give it try to see the Realtek chipset perform on video and audio. Since it comes with local 1 year warranty and the price although slightly more expensive compared to ordering from abroad. In terms of build and ports, it lose out to Egreat A10.


not sure would that be a fair judgement given the 2 products price difference a lot.
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« Reply #279 on: January 08, 2019, 00:19 »
not sure would that be a fair judgement given the 2 products price difference a lot.

Wilbur, I'm just stating the obvious but it is what the internals that count. On mere appearance, there is no denying that Egreat A10 built like a tank (hence cost more than Zidoo X9S). Unfortunately, Egreat has lagged behind Zidoo in terms of software development. Its stable version still riding on Lollipop (5.1).

Anyway finished setting up everything and first impression is the PQ is much better than Egreat A10 (the Realtek RTD1295 chipset) does a better job when it comes to video reproduction. A little bit finicky on the change frame rate and resolution on the fly. The HT 2.0 software is much more refined and intuitive than Egreat's s/w player. The Music Player 3.0 is also very well implemented. Overall a very nice media player at an affordable price range.

The MAIN REASON I'm buying this is for PQ comparison and Zidoo X9S did not fail to impress me in this department. Very well done. Anyway I have pushed Egreat to release a firmware equivalent to what Zidoo can do and hopefully it can deliver. I just realized Zidoo X9S still in Android 6.0.1. I have the impression that it is on 7.1.1 Nougat.

Now that I have a better experience of using BOTH (Egreat and Zidoo)...I think I can safely say each have their own strengths and uniqueness. In due course, I will probably sell off one of them.
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Re: Zidoo Media Players Only
« Reply #280 on: January 08, 2019, 00:34 »
Wilbur, I'm just stating the obvious but it is what the internals that count. On mere appearance, there is no denying that Egreat A10 built like a tank (hence cost more than Zidoo X9S). Unfortunately, Egreat has lagged behind Zidoo in terms of software development. Its stable version still riding on Lollipop (5.1).

Anyway finished setting up everything and first impression is the PQ is much better than Egreat A10 (the Realtek RTD1295 chipset) does a better job when it comes to video reproduction. A little bit finicky on the change frame rate and resolution on the fly. The HT 2.0 software is much more refined and intuitive than Egreat's s/w player. The Music Player 3.0 is also very well implemented. Overall a very nice media player at an affordable price range.

The MAIN REASON I'm buying this is for PQ comparison and Zidoo X9S did not fail to impress me in this department. Very well done. Anyway I have pushed Egreat to release a firmware equivalent to what Zidoo can do and hopefully it can deliver. I just realized Zidoo X9S still in Android 6.0.1. I have the impression that it is on 7.1.1 Nougat. Well done Ziddo!

Now that I have a better experience of using BOTh Egreat and Zidoo...I think I can safely say each have their own strengths and uniqueness. In due course, I will probably sell off one of them.
Glad you like it.
Is really value for money & looks nice. Also thanks for the beta update link.
Currently downloading it and will install in few more minutes.  ;D

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Re: Zidoo Media Players Only
« Reply #281 on: January 08, 2019, 08:45 »
Can the z9s be bought locally?

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Re: Zidoo Media Players Only
« Reply #282 on: January 08, 2019, 10:10 »
Can the z9s be bought locally?

according to desray, seems like there are companies bringing it in. perhaps in Sim Lim Square?
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Re: Zidoo Media Players Only
« Reply #283 on: January 08, 2019, 10:12 »
Wilbur, I'm just stating the obvious but it is what the internals that count. On mere appearance, there is no denying that Egreat A10 built like a tank (hence cost more than Zidoo X9S). Unfortunately, Egreat has lagged behind Zidoo in terms of software development. Its stable version still riding on Lollipop (5.1).

Anyway finished setting up everything and first impression is the PQ is much better than Egreat A10 (the Realtek RTD1295 chipset) does a better job when it comes to video reproduction. A little bit finicky on the change frame rate and resolution on the fly. The HT 2.0 software is much more refined and intuitive than Egreat's s/w player. The Music Player 3.0 is also very well implemented. Overall a very nice media player at an affordable price range.

The MAIN REASON I'm buying this is for PQ comparison and Zidoo X9S did not fail to impress me in this department. Very well done. Anyway I have pushed Egreat to release a firmware equivalent to what Zidoo can do and hopefully it can deliver. I just realized Zidoo X9S still in Android 6.0.1. I have the impression that it is on 7.1.1 Nougat.

Now that I have a better experience of using BOTH (Egreat and Zidoo)...I think I can safely say each have their own strengths and uniqueness. In due course, I will probably sell off one of them.

well i think eventually they will hop to andriod 7 but more importantly is to get their main priority as a media player to be better.
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Re: Zidoo Media Players Only
« Reply #284 on: January 08, 2019, 11:16 »
Been using the X9s.

Contemplating whether to "upgrade" to the Z9s due to the chip.

But has read that the difference is only on the ports connections (Z9s having more) and the fine tuning features for HDR sources for the Z9s.

Anyone has both to comments any PQ or SQ difference?

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