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post #8191 of 10805
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Originally Posted by PE06MCG View Post

I use a Dune D1 to play my .iso files from my NAS over network.
.
As you say the Oppo cannot do this, only .iso files from attached HDD's.
And then only if latest Oppo firmware not being used.

So, in the future I could pick up another Dune and access my ISOs from my network? That's cool.

Does this require a special setup/hack or is this a supported feature?
post #8192 of 10805
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Originally Posted by CrazyNurse View Post

So, in the future I could pick up another Dune and access my ISOs from my network? That's cool.

Does this require a special setup/hack or is this a supported feature?

Nothing special is needed except the proper protocol (SMB/NFS) on your NAS.

The whole reason to buy these boxes is they play almost everything. There are cheaper solutions that do not. In fact Dune has two models that do not play ISOs(but they may play disks copied as folders to your HDD). Those models clearly state they do not play ISOs/
post #8193 of 10805
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Originally Posted by CrazyNurse View Post

So, in the future I could pick up another Dune and access my ISOs from my network? That's cool.

Does this require a special setup/hack or is this a supported feature?

Read up on SMB and NFS support. Win-7 includes SMB in all versions, (I think), but NFS is only supported in the Ultimate versions, (again, I think). SMB is all you need on the networked PC, but either SMB or NFS support can be added by installing software. You need one or the other. The Dune will treat any network share like an attached drive.
post #8194 of 10805
I'm looking for a USB Blu-Ray reader/writer I can attach to laptop for reading/playing/fast ripping. Any suggestions I should consider (I'd like one for use to play BRs without having to buy or find additional software to play as well)? Something faster than my internal player. Any help would be appreciated.
post #8195 of 10805
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

Read up on SMB and NFS support. Win-7 includes SMB in all versions, (I think), but NFS is only supported in the Ultimate versions, (again, I think). SMB is all you need on the networked PC, but either SMB or NFS support can be added by installing software. You need one or the other. The Dune will treat any network share like an attached drive.

NFS is available in Win 7 Professional also.
Keep in mind that only NFS client is supported, NFS server is not.
post #8196 of 10805
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Originally Posted by Jarod M View Post

Question for those using My Movies Collection Management with external USB drives attached to their Dune D1 (not networked)-when doing the Path Configuration (attached drive), when prompted, what am I supposed to name the drive?

For example, one of my drives is the letter M: and has the volume label of 1Movies. When it is connected to the Dune, the Dune gives it a folder name of USB Storage 2. I have tried the names "1Movies" and "USB Storage 2," but but neither worked-when I click on the movie description in the My Movies folder on the Dune, the Dune replies "URL not found." I am using My Movies version 4.02, along with Dune firmware 110606-1315.

Take a look at the URL that MM is creating in your Dune index. Look under My Movies/.DuneTitles/1/Something/dune_folder.txt (something like that) for a line that starts with media_url= and paste one of those lines here.

It should look like:
Code:
media_url=storage_label://1Movies/something
If it doesn't you will need to change the Path Configuration in MMCM and rebuild the Dune index.

If that doesn't work you can edit (or create) a dune_folder.txt in the root of the USB drive to give it a better name. Put one line:

Code:
storage_name=Foo
Then use the following for the Path Configuration:

Code:
storage_name://Foo
post #8197 of 10805
I am not sure if this is the correct threat to post this, but I've got a couple of questions:

My Dune has a 8 GB flash drive installed inside of it. It sees it as internal storage. I can see my Dune player from my W7 PC and my W7 Laptop within the network, but I cannot access the flash drive from it...how do I fix this?
post #8198 of 10805
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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

I am not sure if this is the correct threat to post this, but I've got a couple of questions:

My Dune has a 8 GB flash drive installed inside of it. It sees it as internal storage. I can see my Dune player from my W7 PC and my W7 Laptop within the network, but I cannot access the flash drive from it...how do I fix this?

When you say "internal storage" do you mean "system storage"? If so, it will not show up, as system storage is only for the Dune's internal use.

If it is not system storage, then it should show up as an SMB share in Windows.

It's possible to partition one flash drive to use partly as system storage and partly as local storage.
post #8199 of 10805
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Originally Posted by ScottJ View Post

When you say "internal storage" do you mean "system storage"? If so, it will not show up, as system storage is only for the Dune's internal use.

If it is not system storage, then it should show up as an SMB share in Windows.

It's possible to partition one flash drive to use partly as system storage and partly as local storage.

Thanks for that info. It makes sense now.
post #8200 of 10805
Can someone help me out on installing the Dune Flash Interface on my new Dune HD Smart D1. Thanks


Ivan
post #8201 of 10805
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Originally Posted by Hyrax View Post

Nothing special is needed except the proper protocol (SMB/NFS) on your NAS.

The whole reason to buy these boxes is they play almost everything. There are cheaper solutions that do not. In fact Dune has two models that do not play ISOs(but they may play disks copied as folders to your HDD). Those models clearly state they do not play ISOs/

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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

Read up on SMB and NFS support. Win-7 includes SMB in all versions, (I think), but NFS is only supported in the Ultimate versions, (again, I think). SMB is all you need on the networked PC, but either SMB or NFS support can be added by installing software. You need one or the other. The Dune will treat any network share like an attached drive.

Thanks for all the info. A little over my head cuz I'm a Mac guy.

Initially, I will hook my enclosure up directly to the Dune. It's good to know I will eventually be able to move it to the rest of my network, though.
post #8202 of 10805
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Originally Posted by ScottJ View Post

If it is not system storage, then it should show up as an SMB share in Windows.

Having just enabled this, you also need to turn ON the SMB server in the Dune settings. If the SMB server is off (mine was), then the Dune will not show up on the network and any drive attached will not show up either.
post #8203 of 10805
I'm wondering -

1.) Is setting up a computer as a server/network easy to do with the Dune? Or am I going to find it to be an aggravating process?

2.) Where does Zappiti place the metadata it scrapes
if you are running it on A.) Your computer. B.) The Dune?

3.) If I wire my router to my Dune to access it via my network are
there any settings I would need to adjust within my router?

Thanks.
post #8204 of 10805
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Originally Posted by Vectraat View Post

I'm wondering -

1.) Is setting up a computer as a server/network easy to do with the Dune? Or am I going to find it to be an aggravating process?

Likely not easy. Setting up networking and file sharing is always frustrating for me. But some people really know what they're doing, or get lucky. The good news is, you only have to do it once. (Unless the server is Win7 which likes to self-update and break your file sharing. Or so I've heard.)


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Originally Posted by Vectraat View Post

2.) Where does Zappiti place the metadata it scrapes
if you are running it on A.) Your computer. B.) The Dune?

Wherever you want, as long as the Dune can access it. I recommend local storage for better performance, but my network is probably a worst-case scenario.

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Originally Posted by Vectraat View Post

3.) If I wire my router to my Dune to access it via my network are
there any settings I would need to adjust within my router?

Thanks.

No.
post #8205 of 10805
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Originally Posted by ScottJ View Post

Take a look at the URL that MM is creating in your Dune index. Look under My Movies/.DuneTitles/1/Something/dune_folder.txt (something like that) for a line that starts with media_url= and paste one of those lines here.

Thanks a lot for the info! I was able to learn some of this by wading through the old thread on the My Movies forum, but it sure wasn't easy to find.
post #8206 of 10805
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vectraat View Post

I'm wondering -

1.) Is setting up a computer as a server/network easy to do with the Dune? Or am I going to find it to be an aggravating process?

2.) Where does Zappiti place the metadata it scrapes
if you are running it on A.) Your computer. B.) The Dune?

3.) If I wire my router to my Dune to access it via my network are
there any settings I would need to adjust within my router?

Thanks.

Setting up Zappiti for the Dune. Guide done by dbon1026.
http://www.mediasmartserver.net/2010...-for-the-dune/
post #8207 of 10805
@ScottJ and anyone else reading.

Unfortunately I don't know what I'm doing with setting up a server/network. I'm running Win7 on my notebook. The reason I ask is because the Dune might not be able to read my 3TB external HD's so I'll have no choice other than to network it if it comes to that.

Regarding the metadata - I don't see an option in Zappiti that will allow me to store the metadata to a specific location on my PC.
post #8208 of 10805
I have the Dune Base 3.0 and my question is regarding PAL content on an American tv. I have a 42UT50 and when I set the framerate to 60hz only I can watch 25fps European shows/dvds. I have the tv calibrated using Disney's Wow and was wondering do I just go in settings and change the color from NTSC to PAL when I decide to watch PAL content? Does this make the colors right because I notice red skin tones on my PAL shows that aren't present with an American cap (same bitrate etc). So changing the colorspace should do the trick?

While on the this topic do I need to change anything going from HD to SD? Like I know HD is Rec709 but do I just leave it default between SD/HD? No biggie but just curious.

Sorry for the unorthodox question.
post #8209 of 10805
Who's a reputable Dune dealer in the U.S. ? Tried GizmoDaddy, without luck. After a voicemail for an update on my order, i just got a refund without an explanation. Im glad I got my money back, but a reason along with it would go a long way....
post #8210 of 10805
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Originally Posted by ifeliciano View Post

Who's a reputable Dune dealer in the U.S. ? Tried GizmoDaddy, without luck. After a voicemail for an update on my order, i just got a refund without an explanation. Im glad I got my money back, but a reason along with it would go a long way....

This is where I bought mine:

http://www.diamondhomedesign.com/store/
post #8211 of 10805
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Originally Posted by ifeliciano View Post

Who's a reputable Dune dealer in the U.S. ? Tried GizmoDaddy, without luck. After a voicemail for an update on my order, i just got a refund without an explanation. Im glad I got my money back, but a reason along with it would go a long way....

Give Mike a call at duneplayer.com, he will take care of ya!
post #8212 of 10805
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Originally Posted by DiabloZoe View Post

Give Mike a call at duneplayer.com, he will take care of ya!

You make it sound like Mike is a hooker lol
post #8213 of 10805
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Originally Posted by dbone1026 View Post


You make it sound like Mike is a hooker lol

You mean he isn't??? Damn............
post #8214 of 10805
Maybe that's why he takes so long to respond to some people! Im only playing! Lol
post #8215 of 10805
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Originally Posted by dbone1026 View Post

You make it sound like Mike is a hooker lol

2 for 1

I placed an order online with duneplayer.com we'll see what happens..

Thanks ya'll !!
post #8216 of 10805
I just purchased a popcorn hour A300 but it is having problems with all my 96 192 khz flacs. I have tried both HDMI and RCA connections. How is the Flac support on the DUNE MAX anyone here playing music from HD-tracks with it? Anyone using it with a Denon receiver?
post #8217 of 10805
Can you run component video and HDMI at the same time off an H1?

B.
post #8218 of 10805
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Originally Posted by veger69 View Post

I just purchased a popcorn hour A300 but it is having problems with all my 96 192 khz flacs. I have tried both HDMI and RCA connections. How is the Flac support on the DUNE MAX anyone here playing music from HD-tracks with it? Anyone using it with a Denon receiver?

I do not have a Denon receiver but the Dune players have no issue playing .flac files at 88.2, 96, 176.4 or 192khz at 24 bits in stereo or surround sound. HD tracks files work just fine. HDMI and rca out are simultaneous on the dune base and prime at least, I am not sure of others
post #8219 of 10805
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Originally Posted by Brian B View Post

Can you run component video and HDMI at the same time off an H1?

B.

Why would you want to?
post #8220 of 10805
Brian, I am doing it with my prime 3.0 so I think it should be fine. There is one CAVEAT, you cannot set resolution above 1080i or component loses its picture.
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