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post #241 of 859
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Originally Posted by Digital Puppy View Post

VOBs on mine play very well. I can stream them over the ethernet, but not very well over wireless. VOBs also play well for me via attached storage (USB and on-board).

Good luck with your set up.

I've only done a quick test, but I have a bunch of my daughter's DVDs ripped (to VIDEO_TS folders with the VOB and IFO files). No problem picking the toplevel IFO file and everything is fine. I hope soon to test wired network streaming.

Chalk me up as another one VERY disappointed with the internal fan. It's surprisingly not air noise or turbulence that's the problem, but rather the buzzing noise that the fan emits that is audible above all other noise, unless the sound is turned up beyond where we'd normally have it set. And yes, I've checked that nothing is obstructing the fan blades; I ran it with the case open, it seems to just be a (very bad) 'feature' of the selected fan. It's a problem because I'd hoped to pop in a 5400rpm laptop drive that I've had hanging around, but for now due to the noise I've unplugged the fan.

Can anyone confirm if they've gotten a USB DVD (or Blu-Ray or HD-DVD) drive to be recognized by the PBO?
post #242 of 859
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Originally Posted by chdude3 View Post

I've only done a quick test, but I have a bunch of my daughter's DVDs ripped (to VIDEO_TS folders with the VOB and IFO files). No problem picking the toplevel IFO file and everything is fine. I hope soon to test wired network streaming.

Chalk me up as another one VERY disappointed with the internal fan. It's surprisingly not air noise or turbulence that's the problem, but rather the buzzing noise that the fan emits that is audible above all other noise, unless the sound is turned up beyond where we'd normally have it set. And yes, I've checked that nothing is obstructing the fan blades; I ran it with the case open, it seems to just be a (very bad) 'feature' of the selected fan. It's a problem because I'd hoped to pop in a 5400rpm laptop drive that I've had hanging around, but for now due to the noise I've unplugged the fan.

Can anyone confirm if they've gotten a USB DVD (or Blu-Ray or HD-DVD) drive to be recognized by the PBO?

chude,
we are actually getting a shipment of replacing fan in some time by next week. Feel free to send us an email on this, and we will work on getting those out to you.

For extenral dvd/ bluray player, you won't be able to use them at the moment.
post #243 of 859
What email address do we use to get those replacement fans?
post #244 of 859
i used quicktime export, mpeg stream clip, elgato h264 hardware encoder, and also handbrake, output to high output, all files behave same, just video plays no audio comes out.
post #245 of 859
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Originally Posted by strpyw View Post

i used quicktime export, mpeg stream clip, elgato h264 hardware encoder, and also handbrake, output to high output, all files behave same, just video plays no audio comes out.

What audio codec are you using?
post #246 of 859
we have just updated the firmware list on our forums... for peope who is interested.. please see...

http://patriotmemory.com/forums/show...=8569#post8569


beta firmware released..

added: Dual/ Multi channel HDMI out, Blu Ray/ HDDVD iso playback, added language support and minor fixes.
post #247 of 859
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Originally Posted by Patriot Box Offi View Post

chude,
we are actually getting a shipment of replacing fan in some time by next week. Feel free to send us an email on this, and we will work on getting those out to you.

For extenral dvd/ bluray player, you won't be able to use them at the moment.

Thanks Patriot. I have submitted an email via the "Contact" form at your website.

I like how you say "at the moment", as it leaves me hopeful that this may be added with future firmware. Are external drives something that you are exploring?

I purchased the Patriot unit because:
A) It supported DVD menus, unlike some of the competition
B) It had the option for an internal drive (which I hope the fan is fixed)
C) You appeared to be listening to user feedback on your forums and here as well

I've already convinced a co-worker to buy one also based on my experience, here's hoping that the support continues!
post #248 of 859
Is anyone having problems playing flac files ? My unit was playing them fine and then suddenly stopped. When I select the file to play the info comes up but the time never moves from 0:00. This occurs from all sources; usb, internal drive or network. I can play mp3s and ogg files fine.

I have tried rebooting the unit with no luck.
post #249 of 859
Quote:
Originally Posted by Patriot Box Offi View Post

chude,
we are actually getting a shipment of replacing fan in some time by next week. Feel free to send us an email on this, and we will work on getting those out to you.

For extenral dvd/ bluray player, you won't be able to use them at the moment.

Hi Patriot Box Offi

Which email should we send our request for the replacement fan to as it is quite loud? Tech support one? Also I just bought a 1080P video capable DSLR and the file extension is MTS. Any chance of that working on the PBO in the future?

Thanks
post #250 of 859
OH just loaded the beta and the movies that woudl cause the PBO to crash now WORK!!!!!! maybe more can confirm that is good news Gonna try a few more though can't remember which ones did not work
OOOO MTS works as well
post #251 of 859
After the firmware upgrade, my PBO can connect to my router (Buffalo WHR-G54S with Tomato) using the wireless USB dongle!
post #252 of 859
Patriot Box offi,

I downloaded the firmware and saved it on my internal hard drive. The installation went fine and it said completed. However, after it rebooted, it stuck on the welcome screen ( "Patriot Box Office") for 15 min. I tried to rebooted it but it stuck again !! What should I do now ? how can I revert to the previous firmware
post #253 of 859
I want to get the PBO for my parents. I have a large collection of Asian drama, all in RMVB, as well as some h.264 mp4s I encoded from their collection of DVDs that are falling apart, that I want to use. Have some questions.

1. Does it support Chinese filenames, traditional and simplified?

2. Any problems with RMVB playback? RMVB can be pretty finicky, with audio sync issues.

3. How slow is the UI? And is it foolproof or easy to use? The remote?

4. I was initially gonna get the Asus O!Play since its cheaper without a MIR and seems to have less issues and more firmware updates. The PBO has an internal HD slot however, so it would be one step less to worry about when I send it to my folks. How well does the PBO work with an internal drive, like heat and noise and reliability, and would getting an O!Play with an external drive be the better or worse option?
post #254 of 859
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Originally Posted by roadmanc View Post

Patriot Box offi,

I downloaded the firmware and saved it on my internal hard drive. The installation went fine and it said completed. However, after it rebooted, it stuck on the welcome screen ( "Patriot Box Office") for 15 min. I tried to rebooted it but it stuck again !! What should I do now ? how can I revert to the previous firmware

Apparently, you have to installed from the USB drive, not from the internal hard drive. After I put the new firmware in my USB drive and rebooted the box, the firmware upgrade was able to finish. However, if you have installed the extension for BT client, you will have problem with the new firmware. Since PBO will ask you to format your HD again after bootup, you won't be able to enable SAMBA/BT if you don't format your HD again!! Also, I seem to not able to access to my network after the firmware upgrade, so I revert back to the previous firmware ... things are back to normal ... hope the release version will not have the same problem again !!!
post #255 of 859
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Originally Posted by silverwolf0 View Post

I want to get the PBO for my parents. I have a large collection of Asian drama, all in RMVB, as well as some h.264 mp4s I encoded from their collection of DVDs that are falling apart, that I want to use. Have some questions.

1. Does it support Chinese filenames, traditional and simplified?

2. Any problems with RMVB playback? RMVB can be pretty finicky, with audio sync issues.

3. How slow is the UI? And is it foolproof or easy to use? The remote?

4. I was initially gonna get the Asus O!Play since its cheaper without a MIR and seems to have less issues and more firmware updates. The PBO has an internal HD slot however, so it would be one step less to worry about when I send it to my folks. How well does the PBO work with an internal drive, like heat and noise and reliability, and would getting an O!Play with an external drive be the better or worse option?

1. it disiplay traditional chinese filenames perfectly

2. I don't have any problem with RMVB playback and it plays the 720p RMVB perfectly !
post #256 of 859
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Originally Posted by patriot box offi View Post

we have just updated the firmware list on our forums... For peope who is interested.. Please see...

http://patriotmemory.com/forums/show...=8569#post8569


beta firmware released..

Added: Dual/ multi channel hdmi out, blu ray/ hddvd iso playback, added language support and minor fixes.

blu ray iso support????? Can someone please please please test this?
post #257 of 859
After the new firmware, my apple quicktime file still has no audio. But I changed audio set up from hdmi to raw, which plays all other files fine, to hdmi to lpcm, suddenly all the quicktime audio plays fine.
post #258 of 859
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Originally Posted by strpyw View Post

After the new firmware, my apple quicktime file still has no audio. But I changed audio set up from hdmi to raw, which plays all other files fine, to hdmi to lpcm, suddenly all the quicktime audio plays fine.

Are you sending audio straight to the TV or to a receiver?
post #259 of 859
I just did the F/W update on mine, still won't play my HD DVD iso's that I made myself using AnyDVD HD. I put them on a portal USB drive, and it sees them like it did before, but I get the same "invalid file!!" that I used to get.
post #260 of 859
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Originally Posted by 257Tony View Post

I just did the F/W update on mine, still won't play my HD DVD iso's that I made myself using AnyDVD HD. I put them on a portal USB drive, and it sees them like it did before, but I get the same "invalid file!!" that I used to get.

Did you remove the protection while making the copy ?
post #261 of 859
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Originally Posted by 257Tony View Post

Are you sending audio straight to the TV or to a receiver?

My Patriot Box connects via HDMI to a Panny receiver, which has hdmi inputs.The receiver has capabilities to play all the newer codecs related to blue ray dvd.
post #262 of 859
I discovered something interesting regarding my Flac playback problem. There is one particular flac file which when selected will not play; no error message is displayed. If I try to play another flac file immediately after its a no go. If I power cycle the PBO I am then able to play flac files again.

I am able to play the problem flac file on my PC.
post #263 of 859
I hate asking tech/config questions in an info thread such as this, but I just want to make sure my setup will work with the Patriot. According to my research, I believe it will...

I have a Marantz SR5002. Will I get full 7.1 support (with the proper media of course)?

I'm still learning about various audio formats, but the Patriot will decode the various 7.1 formats out there and send them via LPCM over HDMI, and the Marantz shouldn't have a problem with it, right? Please correct my statements if needed, it's the only way I/we learn

Edit: I see the manual mentions HDMI LPCM, but only for 2ch, and I fear HDMI RAW means that my receiver would need to decode 7.1 (not supported on the SR5002). Is that what the latest f/w added -- HDMI multichannel support? Please say that's the same thing as 7.1 LPCM over HDMI (or however it's stated). Thanks!
post #264 of 859
I got the replacement unit from amazon and its more louder than original one. Anyway, good thing is that fan replacement is on the way. Please let us know how to order it.

I would also like to suggest a feature. Source Direct. If it can be added, will be a great feature. Then we will get the pure untouched signal from source to output and use the processing in TV's or external processors. Can it be included in future enhancements?
post #265 of 859
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Originally Posted by silverwolf0 View Post

I want to get the PBO for my parents. I have a large collection of Asian drama, all in RMVB, as well as some h.264 mp4s I encoded from their collection of DVDs that are falling apart, that I want to use. Have some questions.

1. Does it support Chinese filenames, traditional and simplified?

2. Any problems with RMVB playback? RMVB can be pretty finicky, with audio sync issues.

3. How slow is the UI? And is it foolproof or easy to use? The remote?

4. I was initially gonna get the Asus O!Play since its cheaper without a MIR and seems to have less issues and more firmware updates. The PBO has an internal HD slot however, so it would be one step less to worry about when I send it to my folks. How well does the PBO work with an internal drive, like heat and noise and reliability, and would getting an O!Play with an external drive be the better or worse option?

My PBO displays simplified Chinese well. It plays all RMVB contents stored on its internal HDD flawlessly. Its UI is similar to Asss O!Play's. UI speed is OK. Its remote is also good enough. My box has some issue when playing via UPnP. But it works very well through its internal HDD. Having a built-in HDD does provide convenience for users such as your folks who don't like too much connections to the box and don't need huge storage for large HD collection.
post #266 of 859
Quote:
Originally Posted by roadmanc View Post

Patriot Box offi,

I downloaded the firmware and saved it on my internal hard drive. The installation went fine and it said completed. However, after it rebooted, it stuck on the welcome screen ( "Patriot Box Office") for 15 min. I tried to rebooted it but it stuck again !! What should I do now ? how can I revert to the previous firmware

Should use USB drive.. can you try to reboot it see if pass it?

if not.. pull out the HDD and load the firmware to a usb root directory plut it in, and turn it on again. See if it finishes updating..

keep us posted.
post #267 of 859
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Originally Posted by paddman View Post

I discovered something interesting regarding my Flac playback problem. There is one particular flac file which when selected will not play; no error message is displayed. If I try to play another flac file immediately after its a no go. If I power cycle the PBO I am then able to play flac files again.

I am able to play the problem flac file on my PC.

try update the firmware agian. See if the the original firmware can fix the issue before you switch to the new beta.
post #268 of 859
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Originally Posted by chdude3 View Post

Thanks Patriot. I have submitted an email via the "Contact" form at your website.

I like how you say "at the moment", as it leaves me hopeful that this may be added with future firmware. Are external drives something that you are exploring?

I purchased the Patriot unit because:
A) It supported DVD menus, unlike some of the competition
B) It had the option for an internal drive (which I hope the fan is fixed)
C) You appeared to be listening to user feedback on your forums and here as well

I've already convinced a co-worker to buy one also based on my experience, here's hoping that the support continues!

chdude.. thanks for the encouragement, we thrive to provide better support to our customers.

if there is any thing please feel free to post any suggestions to our forums as well
post #269 of 859
???? If you don't plan on installing an internal drive, do you still need the fan- or can you disconnect it ???
post #270 of 859
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Originally Posted by mcalistor View Post

Edit: I see the manual mentions HDMI LPCM, but only for 2ch, and I fear HDMI RAW means that my receiver would need to decode 7.1 (not supported on the SR5002). Is that what the latest f/w added -- HDMI multichannel support? Please say that's the same thing as 7.1 LPCM over HDMI (or however it's stated). Thanks!

Pretty sure you've just answered your question. I don't think the PBO will decode high-def audio, so either you're going to do 2-channel LPCM, or feed the raw bitstream to an external receiver/decoder.
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