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Thanks.
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Would eliminating seamless branching via BD Rebuilder (movie only) solve the drop-out issue?
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Would eliminating seamless branching via BD Rebuilder (movie only) solve the drop-out issue?
Yes.
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I've had my BD-93 for a couple of years now. I have 2 quick questions that I'm hoping someone can help answer:
1) Has any firmware update allowed for the use of external storage greater than 2TB plugged in via USB?
2) Anyone know of a good replacement for the existing wireless adapter that comes with the BD-93?
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1) Has any firmware update allowed for the use of external storage greater than 2TB plugged in via USB?
No. That would require supporting GPT partitioning. In the past OPPO has said:

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Unfortunately this is likely a limitation of the hardware, not the software, so we will not be able to add GPT support through a future firmware release.
Note that the restriction is on locally attached storage. If you are using DLNA networking the player doesn't know or care about the filesystems on the server or the size of the files.

The -103/105 series does support GPT partitions.

-Bill
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2) Anyone know of a good replacement for the existing wireless adapter that comes with the BD-93?
I don't recall any reports of successfully replacing the included WiFi adapter with a different one. But a couple of options:

1) If you're just having range issues, use the included USB extension to relocate the included WiFi adapter to a location with better reception.
2) Use a wireless bridge of your choosing connected to the player's LAN port. In addition to dedicated bridges which tend to be more expensive, many inexpensive routers can be configured in a bridge mode for this sort of purpose.
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^ It is unlikely you'll find a different model as replacement for the wireless adapter (other than the identical hardware sold under a different name). The reason is that there has to be a matching driver in the player's firmware.

Of course if you are having a problem with your existing Wifi dongle, OPPO Tech Support can get you a replacement.
--Bob
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Yes.
It was my understanding that no-one yet understands the metadata structure of Dolby Atmos to be able to demux and remux it into single m2ts file versions and keep it intact: all work so far has been on how to ignore Atmos extensions to work with the TrueHD track. But perhaps I am mistaken.
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I just bought the 93 with the old iso capable firmware. Is there any way of tricking it into accepting either a nas or HD over 2 tb
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Is there any way of tricking it into accepting either a nas or HD over 2 tb
It does support DNLA to some extent. It doesn't care how big a drive is that's connected to the NAS.
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So I could get a 5 Bay nas and stuff it with 5 x 2tb drives and it will work?
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So I could get a 5 Bay nas and stuff it with 5 x 2tb drives and it will work?
If you want to get 1x10TB then only if you connect the NAS via the network.
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So I could get a 5 Bay nas and stuff it with 5 x 2tb drives and it will work?
You can also connect multiple drives via USB.
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So I could get a 5 Bay nas and stuff it with 5 x 2tb drives and it will work?
If you want to get 1x10TB then only if you connect the NAS via the network.
Keep in mind ISO playback will only work over locally attached storage, not over a network.
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Keep in mind ISO playback will only work over locally attached storage, not over a network.

UGH. Why must this be so difficult.

I dont understand why oppo would care what size HD you hook up. Why limit it?

Guess ill have to get 3 x 2tb and just USB them. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
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I dont understand why oppo would care what size HD you hook up. Why limit it?
They don't do it to be mean to you. It was the hardware design standard at the time. Disks larger than 2TB require GPT partition support which was not available on the components they chose.

-Bill
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UGH. Why must this be so difficult.

I dont understand why oppo would care what size HD you hook up. Why limit it?

Guess ill have to get 3 x 2tb and just USB them. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
The ISO playback was an experimental feature that was never meant to be something that was officially supported. I own two ISO units myself and love them to pieces. I have a locally attached SSD and copy ISOs to it from my 8-bay network-attached enclosure whenever I want to watch something.
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Will OPPO 93 play DTS 5.1 flac and Wav files via HDD connected to USB?
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Will OPPO 93 play DTS 5.1 flac and Wav files via HDD connected to USB?
http://watershade.net/wmcclain/BDP-9...and-file-types
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I tried playing the shout factory release of "Southern Comfort" last night. The disc would show a black screen with the southern comfort logo and nothing else would happen. Rebooting and cycling tray had no effect. I tried ripping the movie to mkv and that seemed to work fine. I am still using the old ISO firmware, perhaps that's why I had trouble? The disc came out earlier this year. I'm tempted to upgrade the firmware since I hardly ever use the ISO function but it's nice knowing it's there if I need it.
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I tried playing the shout factory release of "Southern Comfort" last night. The disc would show a black screen with the southern comfort logo and nothing else would happen. Rebooting and cycling tray had no effect. I tried ripping the movie to mkv and that seemed to work fine. I am still using the old ISO firmware, perhaps that's why I had trouble? The disc came out earlier this year. I'm tempted to upgrade the firmware since I hardly ever use the ISO function but it's nice knowing it's there if I need it.
I have that title. Both the Blu-ray and DVD play without issue on my player with firmware 82-1009.

Before upgrading the firmware, you might try it on another player to make sure it is not the disc. That you were able to rip it argues against that, but most of these compatibility issues are actually java programming glitches for the menus, which ripping ignores, so I would test that anyway.

Also, could be junk in persistent storage is causing trouble. Try this procedure from the -83 FAQ: What do I do if a Blu-ray disc will not load or play, or if it freezes the player?

If still no good, and I didn't need ISO capability, I'd update the firmware.

-Bill
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I have that title. Both the Blu-ray and DVD play without issue on my player with firmware 82-1009.

Before upgrading the firmware, you might try it on another player to make sure it is not the disc. That you were able to rip it argues against that, but most of these compatibility issues are actually java programming glitches for the menus, which ripping ignores, so I would test that anyway.

Also, could be junk in persistent storage is causing trouble. Try this procedure from the -83 FAQ: What do I do if a Blu-ray disc will not load or play, or if it freezes the player?

If still no good, and I didn't need ISO capability, I'd update the firmware.

-Bill
Thanks for the tips Bill. I erased the persistent storage and that didn't help. I tried the disk on a friend's PS3 and it loaded just fine. I guess I should expect some discs to have trouble since the ISO firmware is 2 or 3 years old. Decisions, decisions....
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So it's conceivable, if you processed a branching BR with Atmos, thru BD Rebuilder as 'movie only' (which would re-author and eliminate seamless branching), you might end up with a playable BR with Atmos?
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So it's conceivable, if you processed a branching BR with Atmos, thru BD Rebuilder as 'movie only' (which would re-author and eliminate seamless branching), you might end up with a playable BR with Atmos?
This was already confirmed above in post #27333.
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This was already confirmed above in post #27333.
Has it actually been confirmed, or people think it "should" work, technically.

The author of BD Rebuilder is not interested in Atmos itself and most people ripping discs with Atmos are only interested in getting the TrueHD track working (which mainly involves ignoring the Atmos metadata).

Eac3to does not yet handle Atmos demuxing/remuxing and there were a lot of issues getting DTS-HD to work because the extensions were not understood, so I can see there might be lots of issues with Atmos. With TrueHD and DTS-HD MA I understand there are often duplications of audio data at the beginning or end of seamless branched files: eac3to takes care of this, but if the same is true of Atmos metadata, which is not yet understood, there could be glitches.

Of course I could be completely wrong and it's simplicity itself to demux the entire Atmos audio track and remux it back together as one intact file and BD Rebuilder will handle it just fine.

I think Atmos is just another opportunity for the studios to inhibit manipulation of copyrighted files to force migration to new hardware, however temporary.
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