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Old 01-07-2012, 08:30 AM
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I just got the 95 at Christmas. I like being able to play music from my computer through the Oppo to take advantage of its great sound. When I sort my music collection by artist or album I have 1500 and 2500 entries respectively. Scrolling one by one or paging (about 10 at a time) is ridiculous. I have a suggestion. I have used a media server called Harmonium on my Tivo. When you press the 1 on your remote it takes you 10% of the way down the list. Press 2 and you go 20% of the way down the list.

How do I pass this suggestion on to the right folks to do something about this? I only see an email for service on the Oppo website. I fear I will never reach the letter Z in my lifetime Thanks!

Use that email address. It's a small company and your message will get to the right place.

You can enter an index number with the GOTO button; 1 to 2500, say. (I haven't tested that many in one directory myself).

I organize by subfolder to keep the pages small.

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Does only having one network cable supplying all sources ( option 1 above) on a switch slow down traffic as all uploads and downloads must go in one cable from switch to router then back to switch?

Hope this makes scene.

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That is not how it works. Traffic between devices hooked up to the switch, e.g. between a PC and the Oppo will only pass through the switch. The router and thus the cable from the switch to the router will only be involved with traffic to and from the internet if you have no devices but the modem hooked up to the router. Given that WLAN speeds are far slower than LAN speeds, there will be a lot of spare capacity on the cable allowing you to safely add additional devices on the router if you so choose.

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That is not how it works. Traffic between devices hooked up to the switch, e.g. between a PC and the Oppo will only pass through the switch. The router and thus the cable from the switch to the router will only be involved with traffic to and from the internet if you have no devices but the modem hooked up to the router. Given that WLAN speeds are far slower than LAN speeds, there will be a lot of spare capacity on the cable allowing you to safely add additional devices on the router if you so choose.

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Cool and good to know.

So this brings up another question.

Should I use my router in basement as main switch( will it allow traffic faster) than a switch?

I ask as I got the new d-link HD streaming router and was wondering if that would do a better job than the switch would using ?

If so, then would option 2 on my list be better ad main computer and Oppo are direct to router and everything else on switch.

Thanks for great info!!
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If your router has enough ports, I don't see why you'd need an additional switch.
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If your router has enough ports, I don't see why you'd need an additional switch.
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Almost enough, maybe 2 short.

Does router quality make a big impact compared to a switch?

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Almost enough, maybe 2 short.

Does router quality make a big impact compared to a switch?

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There is of course always the possibility that a dedicated switch is better. But if you already own the router you may as well just plug things in and see for yourself. If things don't seem to work properly you can always add a switch later.
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Use that email address. It's a small company and your message will get to the right place.

You can enter an index number with the GOTO button; 1 to 2500, say. (I haven't tested that many in one directory myself).

I organize by subfolder to keep the pages small.

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Thanks Bill! I didn't think of using GOTO in the media server area. It works like a charm. I even found out that I have a song by ZZ Top in my collection.

Cheers,

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Thanks Bill! I didn't think of using GOTO in the media server area. It works like a charm. I even found out that I have a song by ZZ Top in my collection.

Cheers,

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I have my music files organized by folders and subfolders using artist\\album, but to reduce scrolling to a manageable level, I created folders by artist name: A-F, G-L, M-S, T-Z. Over time, I've also memorized the position of some of my favorites artists, so I can use the GOTO button to go directly to the artist within each of the 4 main folders.
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Hello there. I just discovered that my Oppo 83 can do DLNA but when I tried to play a Blu-ray files the audio is not present. Does this mean that it does not support the AVCHD format? Thank you.
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Hello there. I just discovered that my Oppo 83 can do DLNA but when I tried to play a Blu-ray files the audio is not present. Does this mean that it does not support the AVCHD format? Thank you.

AVCHD and Blu-ray are different things, although they have parallel structures.

Neither is supported over DLNA at all. Maybe you are playing individual M2TS files within the structure?

Hidef audio in M2TS is supported on the BDP-93, but not I think on the -83.

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AVCHD and Blu-ray are different things, although they have parallel structures.

Neither is supported over DLNA at all. Maybe you are playing individual M2TS files within the structure?

Hidef audio in M2TS is supported on the BDP-93, but not I think on the -83.

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No, it's a single file about 23+ gb. There is video but no audio seems 83 is not supported. I am going to tryt playing it on USB and will see what happens. Thank you for your reply.
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No, it's a single file about 23+ gb. There is video but no audio seems 83 is not supported. I am going to tryt playing it on USB and will see what happens. Thank you for your reply.

What is the container and the audio codec?

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Follow up Question:
How come there are certain files (mkv) when I play the video it's pixelated? The Oppo 83 is connected via powerline network and my media server is Synology. Any Ideas? Thank you.

What is causing the video to pixelate?
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What is the container and the audio codec?

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It's m2ts container and the audio codec is DTS-HD 7.1

It's a blu-ray files.
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Hi everybody,

I'm completely stumped. I have mediatomb 0.11.0 running on a Bubba 2 miniserver(Linux). When I connect using VLC on my mac I can see and play all files, but when I connect using the Oppo I can only see .mpg files (incidentally, they are old VCD files).
None of the other files in the video tree are visible (mkv, avi, srt and so on). I can open the folders but they show up as empty.

I've trudged through most of this thread but haven't found any solution.

Can someone who has remedied this problem please point me in the right direction?
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Hi everybody,

I'm completely stumped. I have mediatomb 0.11.0 running on a Bubba 2 miniserver(Linux). When I connect using VLC on my mac I can see and play all files, but when I connect using the Oppo I can only see .mpg files (incidentally, they are old VCD files).
None of the other files in the video tree are visible (mkv, avi, srt and so on). I can open the folders but they show up as empty.

I've trudged through most of this thread but haven't found any solution.

Can someone who has remedied this problem please point me in the right direction?

Welcome to AVSForum.

As an experiment, try a different server. Twonky runs on linux and most people report immediate results.

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Sorry to ask this question, but with 67 pages in this post, its difficult to find the relevant info. What would be the best Media Server software to use in a Mac to send video files to my oppo BDP-93? An email from oppo recommended Twonky, Tversity, or the PS3 Media Server, but I wanted to get some suggestions. Also my files are in an external HD, that I was planning to connect directly to the oppo through e-SATA, so I unfortunately format it in FAT-32 and split all my files that were >4 Gig in order to copy them...
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Sorry to ask this question, but with 67 pages in this post, its difficult to find the relevant info. What would be the best Media Server software to use in a Mac to send video files to my oppo BDP-93? An email from oppo recommended Twonky, Tversity, or the PS3 Media Server, but I wanted to get some suggestions. Also my files are in an external HD, that I was planning to connect directly to the oppo through e-SATA, so I unfortunately format it in FAT-32 and split all my files that were >4 Gig in order to copy them...

Not sure, but I think you will be limited to the player's built in media software if you connect via hard drive (USB or eSATA). This was one of the main reasons I went with a NAS - I use Twonky and it works pretty well.
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Sorry to ask this question, but with 67 pages in this post, its difficult to find the relevant info. What would be the best Media Server software to use in a Mac to send video files to my oppo BDP-93? An email from oppo recommended Twonky, Tversity, or the PS3 Media Server, but I wanted to get some suggestions. Also my files are in an external HD, that I was planning to connect directly to the oppo through e-SATA, so I unfortunately format it in FAT-32 and split all my files that were >4 Gig in order to copy them...

For DLNA streaming from the Mac Twonky works great. I stream with Twonky, but also I have all my files on an attached USB drive. (This way my files are backed up.) As you might expect, playing from direct storage is much quicker and more convenient than DLNA streaming. If you want to use your drive as attached storage, you can convert your drive to NTSF without losing your data - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307881.
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Hi,

It has been awhile since I looked into the issues of DLNA codec compatibility. So here is my question:
  • I am still running 50-0424 firmware as few later ones I tried had issue with aspect ratios. I am planning to give the latest one (beta or official?) a try hoping that this has been resolved. I was however wondering, since my current firmware, have any improvements been made to player's DNLA codec compatibility that makes the upgrade worthwhile.
  • Is BDP-93 much better as a media player, and how so?
  • I understand that new OPPO BD player is in works. What should be expected of it, and in particular of it's media playing capabilities? When is it due?

I apologize if the above has already been addressed, and I would appreciate that in this case someone would point me to the answers.

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Hi,

It has been awhile since I looked into the issues of DLNA codec compatibility. So here is my question:
  • I am still running 50-0424 firmware as few later ones I tried had issue with aspect ratios. I am planning to give the latest one (beta or official?) a try hoping that this has been resolved. I was however wondering, since my current firmware, have any improvements been made to player's DNLA codec compatibility that makes the upgrade worthwhile.

If you look in the first posting of the BDP-83 thread it has a details on each firmware version. Check to see if there is anything of interest to you.

If you have a small sample file you can upload somewhere, we can test it on current BDP-83 and -93 machines.

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  • Is BDP-93 much better as a media player, and how so?

Check the BDP-93 FAQ in my signature for differences between the two players, and for a list of supported containers and file types. I don't have a specific list of codecs, apart from those known not to work.

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  • I understand that new OPPO BD player is in works. What should be expected of it, and in particular of it's media playing capabilities? When is it due?

There has been no news or rumor of a new player here.

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If you look in the first posting of the BDP-83 thread it has a details on each firmware version. Check to see if there is anything of interest to you.

I already did, and noting seems to be mentioned. So, I was hoping that some unofficial improvements were made.

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If you have a small sample file you can upload somewhere, we can test it on current BDP-83 and -93 machines.

Thanks for the offer. I may actually try this when I get home.

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Check the BDP-93 FAQ in my signature for differences between the two players, and for a list of supported containers and file types. I don't have a specific list of codecs, apart from those known not to work.

Could you please provide a link for this.

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There has been no news or rumor of a new player here.

Well, something is cooking. Based on previous models, I would not be surprised that you already have it at home for testing. Anyhow, I do appreciated rules of confidentiality and the work you and your colleagues did for previous models, and hope that OPPO will soon release some data.

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Hi,
From all the reading in this thread, it seems I should be able to migrate my DVDs to a USB drive in the form of MKV files and watch them with the 83. I decided to do some testing before buying another drive.

I managed to get an episode of a TV show to an MKV file via Fairmount, DVD2OneX2, and Handbrake. As my current drives are not FAT32 I put this on a flash drive I had around and took that to my OPPO. The files all came up, but when I select the MKV file it does not play at all. I saw some older posts (early 2011) about issues with MKV files but was not sure if they still apply. I have the current firmware installed. I'm guessing I need to change a setting or two but have no idea which one. Oh, the file plays fine with VLC.

I'm going the dedicated drive route as I cannot get the Oppo to connect to my password protected network. Probably as there is no way to enter the password. My computers are mostly Mac, except for the new Auralic music server.
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From all the reading in this thread, it seems I should be able to migrate my DVDs to a USB drive in the form of MKV files and watch them with the 83. I decided to do some testing before buying another drive.

I managed to get an episode of a TV show to an MKV file via Fairmount, DVD2OneX2, and Handbrake. As my current drives are not FAT32 I put this on a flash drive I had around and took that to my OPPO. The files all came up, but when I select the MKV file it does not play at all. I saw some older posts (early 2011) about issues with MKV files but was not sure if they still apply. I have the current firmware installed. I'm guessing I need to change a setting or two but have no idea which one. Oh, the file plays fine with VLC.

I'm going the dedicated drive route as I cannot get the Oppo to connect to my password protected network. Probably as there is no way to enter the password. My computers are mostly Mac, except for the new Auralic music server.

You have to set up a DNLA server. It cannot connect to a network share.

What are the stream properties. MakeMKV works well to convert DVD's to MKV's and it's simple...
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I managed to get an episode of a TV show to an MKV file via Fairmount, DVD2OneX2, and Handbrake. As my current drives are not FAT32 I put this on a flash drive I had around and took that to my OPPO. The files all came up, but when I select the MKV file it does not play at all. I saw some older posts (early 2011) about issues with MKV files but was not sure if they still apply. I have the current firmware installed. I'm guessing I need to change a setting or two but have no idea which one. Oh, the file plays fine with VLC.

If you can upload a small sample file somewhere we can take a look at it.

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I'm going the dedicated drive route as I cannot get the Oppo to connect to my password protected network. Probably as there is no way to enter the password. My computers are mostly Mac, except for the new Auralic music server.

As was said, you need to run a DLNA server for network access. The FAQ linked in my signature has a big section.

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Thank you Bill. How small?
Be nice if I could get the network to work as I already have a NAS. I will need more ports on the switch though as it is full.
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Thank you Bill. How small?
Be nice if I could get the network to work as I already have a NAS. I will need more ports on the switch though as it is full.

The smallest size that demonstrates the problem. I just don't want to download a full length feature.

Many NAS come with DLNA included.

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Hi Bill,
I must be doing something wrong as the smaller file I did today is really compressed. However, it is still to big to attach here given the file limits. I tried but it just sits and does nothing. It does work in VLC and not on the OPPO.

On the up side, MakeMKV worked fine and it plays on the OPPO. This tells me I am doing something wrong in one of the other 3 pieces of software. So it may not be worth checking into this more. I want the exact copy so I have backups anyway.

My NAS has DLNA and works fine with the PS3. Video quality on PS3 not nearly as good as the OPPO, in my opinion. So that is what I will try to tackle next. Everything else has connected fairly smoothly to the network so it is a puzzle. Everything includes the Squeezebox (wireless), Auarlic, PS3, NAS itself, and Panasonic TV. I tried the manual setup with info from the Airport utility but that did not work either. I may call OPPO for some help on this.
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While waiting for my new hardware to arrive (BDP-93, Anthem MRX300) I downloaded XBMC to my macbook to use as a dnla server, primarily for music only.
I am correct to assume that the BDP-93 will be able to see my music files when I have the XBMC running? When running XBMC on the mac, it runs in full screen, is there a way to have it run in the background so I can do other things on the computer? Is there anyway to access streaming music such as that from archive.org (I installed the archive add-on to XBMC).
I plan on hooking the BDP-93 directly to my cable modem.
Thanks from this rank beginner to these issues.
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Hi all,

I have a simple question but don't want to go through all the pages in this thread. So here it is:

I have the Oppo BDP 80, hooked to my PC via ethernet cable. My PC is powerful enough to transcode without problems, I.E., Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit, AMD Phenom II X4 955 O/C to 3700MHz, 12 gigs RAM, AMD HD 6850 videocard, etc.

My question is which FREE server streaming software works flawlessly under this type of setup?

I have both TVersity and Serviio. Is there an even better server package that is also free?

Also, I've been using MKV Toolnix to convert MP4 video files to MKV, as recommended by Oppo tech support, but for the last little while this has not been working. The MKV files refuse to play back on the Oppo 80, when being read from my Patriot USB 2.0 thumb drive on the front port, though they always did before. Is this a firmware version culprit or is this a random type of problem? Or is it a problem with various versions of MKV Toolnix? (I haven't managed to try them on the TVersity yet but I am assuming they won't work there either.) The thumbdrive is formatted to Fat32 and the files are never larger than 4 Gigs. In fact, they are usually less than 400 MB.

Moreover, when I download an MP4 video file from YouTube and convert it to MKV using the MKV Toolnix program, they also refuse to play back via the USB thumbdrive. It just spins up to 100% and then won't play. And finally it seems to lockup the Oppo 80 at the end of it all.

Here is the file I downloaded from YouTube using the latest version of YouTube Downloader: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ad7lenMmYJI [/url]

I then converted it to MKV using the latest MKV Toolnix.

Thanks for your replies folks. I appreciate all the expert advice I've always gotten here.

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