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post #151 of 1610
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Originally Posted by haywardw View Post

2. Type ipconfig/all, you will then get all the information you need to input network info manually. The IPV4 address is for your computer just change the last number. (192.168.10.105 computer, for BD use 192.168.10.106)

Using the next address is risky if their are multiple devices connecting via Ethernet or WiFi. If using a static address best using something higher to avoid another device being allocated the same address via DCHP. Maybe 192.168.10.150.

Better practice would be to reduce the DCHP pool. E.g. if current IP pool is 192.168.1.2 - 192.168.1.254 change it to 192.168.1.2 - 192.168.1.200 which means you can safely use 192.168.1.201 - 192.168.1.254 for static configuration.

My C5500 is switched off after use and I've never had an issue of getting network connection using DCHP.
post #152 of 1610
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Originally Posted by mrpaul74 View Post

-The second is that I wish I could organize my library of DivX / MKV ... With such sorting by genre (comedy, horror ...) and with each movie to see their poster and abstract. Is it possible that, on the BD-C5500 as it is on the WD Live TV, like this:

Currently with the C5500 answer is no, for movies and PCSM the player by default thats a 16:9 thumbnail from the movie. With other DLNA servers yo cun customize the thumnail and use say a movie poster or DVD cover. But then the player stretches the image to fit the 16:9 thumbnail.

I really hope Samsung improve this area in an future update but I doubt thats going to happen. I suspect the AllShare is more of a gimmick add-on to there devices......but I'm hoping not.
post #153 of 1610
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Originally Posted by BritInVA View Post

Using the next address is risky if their are multiple devices connecting via Ethernet or WiFi. If using a static address best using something higher to avoid another device being allocated the same address via DCHP. Maybe 192.168.10.150.

Better practice would be to reduce the DCHP pool. E.g. if current IP pool is 192.168.1.2 - 192.168.1.254 change it to 192.168.1.2 - 192.168.1.200 which means you can safely use 192.168.1.201 - 192.168.1.254 for static configuration.

My C5500 is switched aoof after use and I've never had an issue of getting network connection using DCHP.

I had quite a few glitches with connecting when I first networked my 5500. I tried several static addresses, DNS addresses and the like. It ended up being incorrect wiring and after I got ALL of it corrected I never had a single problem connecting the first time.

That being said (and not really where I was going) I found that if one uses a static IP address that when it comes time for FW updates, the player cannot do them automatically. I had to go back to an AUTO setting for the IP and DNS to get automatic FW updates through the network.

FWIW

Rob
post #154 of 1610
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Originally Posted by BritInVA View Post

Using the next address is risky if their are multiple devices connecting via Ethernet or WiFi. If using a static address best using something higher to avoid another device being allocated the same address via DCHP. Maybe 192.168.10.150.

Better practice would be to reduce the DCHP pool. E.g. if current IP pool is 192.168.1.2 - 192.168.1.254 change it to 192.168.1.2 - 192.168.1.200 which means you can safely use 192.168.1.201 - 192.168.1.254 for static configuration.

My C5500 is switched aoof after use and I've never had an issue of getting network connection using DCHP.

concur, was just giving an example.
post #155 of 1610
Has anyone tried accessing an external usb hard drive connected to the Samsung c5500 THROUGH the network? I know the IP of mine is 10.0.1.12 right now. How can I access it? I have Mac and WindowsXP computers at home.

I don't need to stream from a Mac/Win computer. I just want to add files to the external that is on the Samsung.

Thanks!
post #156 of 1610
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Originally Posted by SlimMJS View Post

Has anyone tried accessing an external usb hard drive connected to the Samsung c5500 THROUGH the network? I know the IP of mine is 10.0.1.12 right now. How can I access it? I have Mac and WindowsXP computers at home.

I don't need to stream from a Mac/Win computer. I just want to add files to the external that is on the Samsung.

Thanks!

I would think only way would be if the drive was able to run a DLNA Server program - otherwise I'm pretty sure not going to work.
post #157 of 1610
Has anyone tried accessing an external usb hard drive connected to a Samsung Blu-ray THROUGH the network? I know the IP of mine is 10.0.1.12 right now. How can I access it? I have Mac and WindowsXP computers at home.

I don't need to stream from a Mac/Win computer. I just want to add files to the external hd that is on the Samsung from my computer through the network.

Samsung BD-C5500 with 1TB USB external HD.

Thanks!
post #158 of 1610
Has anyone has any problems with the BD-C5500 overheating? My problem goes as follows bellow and I can't figure out if it is the blu-ray player or receiver:

I bought an Onyko HT-RC160 receiver as part of an HT-S7200 theater in a box set a few weeks ago. So far I have watched 2 Blu-ray movies thru my also new Samsung BD-C5500 player. Here's were the probelm starts..... Last night I tried to watch Avatar. About 30 minutes into the movie everything suddently started getting crazy pixilated. I rewinded to see if it was the disc, but it wasn't, everything was now pixilated. I thought maybe things were getting overheated so I moved things around and finally was able to get things going again after turning things on and off. 15 minutes later.... same thing happens. So I put an old laptop cooler under the receiver and put the Blu-ray player up on some blocks..... 10 minutes later... same thing again. In all cases, after waiting 5 minutes or so while flipping things on and off makes things all better. Another curious thing is as I check to see if the cables are loose or something I will get these popping noises out of the speakers which will go away if I yank the HDMI connection to the blue-ray player. The most curious thing is that when my wife went to bed and I turned the volume down from 48 to 30.... no problems at all. Movie finished through to the end. Anyone have any idea what could be going on? Both the receiver and blu-ray player don't feel that hot in any cases.
post #159 of 1610
My BD-C5500 seems to not be able to play AVI's encoded with AVC/H.264/MPEG4 but will work fine if it's a MKV file. Does anyone else notice? Any fix to it?
post #160 of 1610
With their updates they seem to be messing with AAC decoding. Some files that played fine before the last update don't now and some that didn't do. Go figure.
post #161 of 1610
Anyone know how to stop the screensaver coming up during Pandora? I sometimes want to check what song is playing and having to push a button the remote is annoying...
post #162 of 1610
Hmmm, kinda disappointed to say, I just tried a non-anamorphic widescreen DVD, and there was no way to make it fullscreen on my widescreen tv. If I tried the full-screen button it said I had to set my display to 16:9 wide.... however I'd used that same button on divx/mkv and it worked fine... so basically when playing this dvd turned my 38" tv into a 25" or something cuz there were black bars sides/top/bottom.

I have quite a few of these older DVDs, and cuz they're older I rarely watch them, but I wouldn't have expected this limitation! My TV doesn't allow zoom from HD (480p/720p/1080i) sources, only 480i... so I eventually figured out that to watch this fullscreen, I had to set the player to 480i and 4:3 letterbox then zoom with my tv... but woulda looked better if I would have been able to at least use progressive scan (not to mention upscaling).
post #163 of 1610
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Originally Posted by haywardw View Post

I am comming in a little late to the show, so if this has already been taken
care of..sorry.

1. In windows hit start, run, type cmd, a window will open. If you are running WIN7, after hitting start icon just start typing.
2. Type ipconfig/all, you will then get all the information you need to input network info manually. The IPV4 address is for your computer just change the last number. (192.168.10.105 computer, for BD use 192.168.10.106)
3. Your gateway, subnet and dns info will all be listed.

As for the tech telling you if you keep reconnecting your cable it should find network information, he is correct most home networks are setup for DHCP which allows your equipment to find network setting when you turn them on. The method I listed above will give you static setting that will not change.

I hope this helps, I monitor this site daily, if you have any questions let me know.

Like I mentioned, I have 2 cables going into my stereo cabinet. Both work fine on my Xbox360 for live play, so I would assume they are fine. Both have worked with the 5500, but sporadic at best. I put in Avatar last night, got the red screen, had to plug and unplug 5 times before the network finally got recognized to download updated software. STILL got the red screen and would not play the bluray disc after the upgrade and even worse, when the upgrade was done and it had to reboot, I lost my network connection again. Didn't want to play around with it again so I just watched the regular version of the movie.

I have set it up with manual settings as well and it acts the same way. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. But when it loses the network every time I turn it off, I just don't see how it can be the cable. I think I am just going to return to Costco today and see if a new one can work better. I have at any point in time 8-10 things connected to my network without issues and I am pretty competent with this stuff.
post #164 of 1610
Is there a fan in this player? If so is it noisy?

I'm thinking of buying this for the mkv support but I wont be able to stand it if its noisy.
post #165 of 1610
Has anyone had any luck with DVD+R DL discs?

I've tried three different brands this weekend and none will play thru the whole movie. I started with Memorex cuz they were the cheapest, and I made a couple coasters... but the one that did work, played about 1.5 hours then died - on a 140 minute movie, so thats probably after the layer change. Then bought some TDK, they all burned & verified fine, made three discs but when I tried watching them, they only got half way and stopped - this I assume is at the layer change. So I went out and bought the expensive Verbatims, and exact same results as TDK. So now I dunno if its the player or the discs or what, wanna know if anyone else has any luck.
post #166 of 1610
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Originally Posted by enigma9o7 View Post

So now I dunno if its the player or the discs or what, wanna know if anyone else has any luck.

Do you have another DVD player that you can test them on? Of a friends?
post #167 of 1610
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Originally Posted by z0nk View Post

Is there a fan in this player? If so is it noisy?

I'm thinking of buying this for the mkv support but I wont be able to stand it if its noisy.

If there is a fan, I can't tell. I've not noticed any noise at all coming from the player, while a disc is playing or not.
post #168 of 1610
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Originally Posted by podious View Post

If there is a fan, I can't tell. I've not noticed any noise at all coming from the player, while a disc is playing or not.

I agree other than initial seeking the player is really quiet.
post #169 of 1610
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Originally Posted by Brian Conrad View Post

With their updates they seem to be messing with AAC decoding. Some files that played fine before the last update don't now and some that didn't do. Go figure.

I just purchased the Samsung BD-C5500 and the first thing I did when I got it was watch my collection of mp4 files. They played all back perfectly, video and sound both flawless. The firmware version that came with this Blu-ray player was 1001.0

Then I updated the firmware to the new 1010.4 version, and now after this update, none of the mp4 files play back any sound. The video plays back, but there is no sound. I get a "Not Supported Audio Codec" message every time I play the mp4 files. These are the same mp4 files that played back perfectly with sound before the firmware update. These mp4 files contain audio using the AAC codec.

I searched and have read about this issue on number different forums involving the C5500 Blu-ray player and the C6500 model as well. It looks like many owners are having this problem with no audio with mp4 files after the firmware update.

This problem seems to affect mp4 files that contain AAC 6 channels, as well as mp4 files with AAC 2 channels. At first I thought the problem was only with the 6 channel AAC, but after further testing, it does affect both.

I called Samsung support about this problem, and the rep who answered claimed that this was the first time he had ever heard about it. After reading the forums to see that this "no audio" problem was reported more than a month ago and by a number of people, I find this astounding.

If you're affected by this, please call Samsung support to elevate the importance of this issue. Their support number is 1-800-726-7864 (1-800-SAMSUNG).

Apparently, a number of firmware updates have been released for this Bluray player since the problem was reported, and none of them have fixed the broken AAC audio problem. If more of us call, maybe this will get their attention to finally fix this problem that their update caused in the first place.
post #170 of 1610
My MP4's seem to all work - using MediaInfo they show as AVC with AACv4 2 channel

I'm running 1010.4
post #171 of 1610
Please make sure you have the latest firmware on the C5500 ; things will work fine.
post #172 of 1610
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Originally Posted by RockSolids View Post

Please make sure you have the latest firmware on the C5500 ; things will work fine.

@RockSolid

Make sure you have the most up2date firmware and avatar will play flawlessly on your C5500

mine works so well after the firmware fix, also it seems faster to load.

Thanks 2 all!
post #173 of 1610
1010.4 is my firmware code

Muchas Gracias
post #174 of 1610
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Originally Posted by z0nk View Post

Is there a fan in this player? If so is it noisy?

I'm thinking of buying this for the mkv support but I wont be able to stand it if its noisy.

No fan but i think im going to add one, i know it gets hot my 1590 gets boiling hot. This unit appears to use the same chip as the 1590 but in a different location


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post #175 of 1610
I just hooked up my bd c5500. The first thing I did was give it a static ip address with the proper information. When I run a connection test, it tells me I am only getting 2Mbps. I have this plugged into an Airport Extreme. When I plug in two of my laptops, I get 18Mbps. The problem with this is that the streaming services deliver quality based on your connection speed. I will not be able to watch HDX movies.

Does anyone have this problem? I know many others in the Samsung cnet forum do, but there was no solution posted. Thanks for your help.
post #176 of 1610
Yes, I have Verizon FiOS Internet Service- Up to 25Mbps/15Mbps.... and my speed tests via PC confirm I'm getting that...... but the player just shows at best 2Mbps.

I think the Samsung player is not displaying the speed properly.

Have you tried the HD streaming - are you actually getting thruput issues?

So far I've not had any streaming issues.
post #177 of 1610
I am going to try a HD movie later. I was under the impression that NETFLIX App quality served is dependent on your network speed. I watched "The Saint" for 10 minutes yesterday and the picture quality was fairly poor.
post #178 of 1610
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Originally Posted by roccol View Post

I am going to try a HD movie later. I was under the impression that NETFLIX App quality served is dependent on your network speed. I watched "The Saint" for 10 minutes yesterday and the picture quality was fairly poor.

Are you say Netflix is reporting 2Mbps or the Samsung speed test?
post #179 of 1610
Sorry. The Samsung test. I am able to watch Netflix HD without problem. Even though the quality seems like SD.
I will give Vudu a try to see what it can really do.
post #180 of 1610
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Originally Posted by BritInVA View Post

Do you have another DVD player that you can test them on? Of a friends?

Unfortunately no, not that supports mkv. They work fine on the laptop that burned them that I borrowed from work, however my own desktop (with a very old dvd-rw drive won't even recognize the TDK or Verbatim's as being valid discs (but it did see the Memorex, strangely enough - but I returned those to frys when I bought the TDKs, since I was only able to actually write & verify 1 out of 5, then read all the poor reviews online about Memorex).

An annoying thing is that to test them on the bd player, FF/REW and the tools option to jump to a certain time say not supported.. so gotta sit thru the movie to make sure it works... (which I think used to work on previous firmware, but maybe that was only avi, can't be sure anymore, too many things behave differently). So I played the first half of the three movies I was trying to write numerous times over the weekend... (of course not always my primary focus as after the first time I really didnt wanna watch the first half again right away).

That's why I'm wondering if anyone has DVDR-DL play an entire movie on this player at all, and if so what type of discs they used, etc. I probably spent more on discs and gas trying to make copies of these movies (from HDDVD) than it would have cost to buy new copies on BD!
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