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post #8251 of 10812
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Originally Posted by Jon Spackman View Post

Don't bother, even if you get the output you want, the dune ALWAYS performs a conversion to 4:4:4 and then back down to whatever you set it for, many of us have been asking for native output for years and have no received any support on that from Dune.

It is what it is then...
post #8252 of 10812
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Originally Posted by isisyodin View Post

It may have been asked before (this thread is very long now), but I want to know if you can set the Dune to color format YCbCr422 ? My video processor and AVR pick up the signal as YCbCr444. I understand that the differences are small, but I would like the path to be as clean as possible.

Cheers

Probably never going to happen. Dune did acknowledge my emails to them about this but have always said they would "look into it". Bottom line is it's apparently just not a priority compared to something like having subtitles in pig Latin.
post #8253 of 10812
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Originally Posted by dropzone7 View Post

Probably never going to happen. Dune did acknowledge my emails to them about this but have always said they would "look into it". Bottom line is it's apparently just not a priority compared to something like having subtitles in pig Latin.

LOL! Ain't it the truth though!
post #8254 of 10812
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Originally Posted by ScottJ View Post

Dune does not reliably support 3TB on USB. Some people seem to have it working but others have trouble; it seems to be brand-related and/or file-type-related.

3TB does work reliably with SATA.

This long thread goes into more detail.

Thanks, I am glad I verified this. I guess it's another 2tb hardrive then. Unfortunately, my Dune Max does not have a SATA port at the back.

Eventually I am going to move to a Lime RB-1200 unraid Server and will need to figure out how to move all my externals to it without losing any data.
post #8255 of 10812
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Originally Posted by Jon Spackman View Post

Brian, go with Diamond Design, they are great. Just get the 8gb just in case. Not worth worrying about it later.

When watching TV episodes, does the Dune have a way to mark the ones that I've watched already, so I can easily see which ones are new?

B.
post #8256 of 10812
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Originally Posted by Brian B View Post

Zappitti or Dune Explorer? Pros/Cons?

I have a NAS running Unraid. Is there a set up guide? Is it easy?

Any suggestions/recommendations? Or guides to setup if I end up going with the Dune?

B.
post #8257 of 10812
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Originally Posted by Brian B View Post

When watching TV episodes, does the Dune have a way to mark the ones that I've watched already, so I can easily see which ones are new?

B.

Unfortunately, no.

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Originally Posted by Brian B View Post

Any suggestions/recommendations? Or guides to setup if I end up going with the Dune?

B.

Damian has some good guides on his site: http://www.mediasmartserver.net/
post #8258 of 10812
Running Zappiti 2.4.7 on a Smart D1. Is there a way in Zappiti to see what movies don't have any assigned genres, other than manually viewing the settings for each?

Thanks for any assistance. Carl.
post #8259 of 10812
"When watching TV episodes, does the Dune have a way to mark the ones that I've watched already, so I can easily see which ones are new?

Unfortunately, no."

Is there a way to easily delete an episode after I watched it?

B.
post #8260 of 10812
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Originally Posted by Brian B View Post

"When watching TV episodes, does the Dune have a way to mark the ones that I've watched already, so I can easily see which ones are new?

Unfortunately, no."

Is there a way to easily delete an episode after I watched it?

B.

Delete?!?! What is this delete thing you speak of... /says the man with 120TB+ of storage.
post #8261 of 10812
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Originally Posted by Brian B View Post

"When watching TV episodes, does the Dune have a way to mark the ones that I've watched already, so I can easily see which ones are new?

Unfortunately, no."

Is there a way to easily delete an episode after I watched it?

B.

Once on an episode backdrop I think you can delete directly by using popup menu on the remote, then you should have something like "delete source file".
post #8262 of 10812
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Originally Posted by Brian B View Post

Any suggestions/recommendations? Or guides to setup if I end up going with the Dune?

B.

Dune explorer is almost dead. I think you should have a look between Zap or Yadis.
post #8263 of 10812
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Originally Posted by Mr Eric View Post

Dune explorer is almost dead. I think you should have a look between Zap or Yadis.

I use Dune Explorer and so does my mate--we both like it.
Its a bugga it doesnt work on himedia

Dune Explorer would be great for Dune to pickup and go with as the developer doesnt seem to be bothered anymore
post #8264 of 10812
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Originally Posted by denass View Post

I use Dune Explorer and so does my mate--we both like it.
Its a bugga it doesnt work on himedia

Dune Explorer would be great for Dune to pickup and go with as the developer doesnt seem to be bothered anymore

I don't think Dune wants to be bothered anymore either.
post #8265 of 10812
I finally got a D1 today & I had a few questions about set up & I could use your help.
1) I have a Panny 1080P. I have it set to 1080P 60. Correct? Can I set it to auto to display even better? When I look @ info, it displays my files as a higher resolution & lower refresh rate?
2) I've used a 8G SD card for system storage. How do I partition it to use just 2G for system storage? I was thinking of using the rest for Zapitti?
3) I'm using external HDs in a Sans tower & rip BRs to them & then re-attach to Dune for watching. I guess I should have them attached to Dune to determine paths for scraping with Zipitti while using PC?

My apologies to Damien. I've read & re-read your site. I guess I need to just keep re-reading to get some of this to stick!

At any rate, I beg your patience!
post #8266 of 10812
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Originally Posted by Carl Jones View Post

2) I've used a 8G SD card for system storage. How do I partition it to use just 2G for system storage? I was thinking of using the rest for Zapitti?

Use dune_service_af_make_sstorage_and_ext3_on_sdc.dsf -- find it on my wiki. Credit to the Russian hacker Padavan who created it.
post #8267 of 10812
2) I've used a 8G SD card for system storage. How do I partition it to use just 2G for system storage? I was thinking of using the rest for Zapitti?

Check out page 269 Post 8060 by drew c to partition the SD card
post #8268 of 10812
1. yes set it to auto, then the dune will switch automatically to the correct refresh rate. Keep the 1080p/60hz as it will be used for the main UI.
3. yes, connect it to the dune, that's the best way (at least for yadis, but I think that Zap is the same)
post #8269 of 10812
Thank you guys for your responses. Now trying to learn Zap.
post #8270 of 10812
I've had my Dune Smart player for about 5 months now. I think it just died on me. I have the D1, I think, that's the one with the front LCD display right? Anyway, it no longer displaye the time. I get no video output. When the rear toggle is turned off and then back on the red light by the power button lights, if I press the power button or press the power button on the remove that red light goes out and nothing happens.

I am at a loss as to how to trouble shoot or if I just need to contact Dune for service....

What is my next best step?
post #8271 of 10812
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Originally Posted by SeldomSeen31 View Post

I've had my Dune Smart player for about 5 months now. I think it just died on me. I have the D1, I think, that's the one with the front LCD display right? Anyway, it no longer displaye the time. I get no video output. When the rear toggle is turned off and then back on the red light by the power button lights, if I press the power button or press the power button on the remove that red light goes out and nothing happens.

I am at a loss as to how to trouble shoot or if I just need to contact Dune for service....

What is my next best step?

Try using the composite analog video output - direct to your display - and see if you get a picture.
post #8272 of 10812
I'm using a Dune Smart D1 and the Zapitti media center with all files on a QNAP NAS. As my movie collection has grown I've noticed the Zapitti UI is getting slowing. I'm pretty sure I've heard of folks here using an SD card or USB drive to store the Zapitti database but can seem to search for it. Can someone summarize how to configure this setup? One related question is how I can then minimize the number of steps to get into the Zapitti interface. Is it possible to add a shortcut to the Dune startup page?

Thanks...
post #8273 of 10812
No luck with composite video. Same thing. Unit seems dead.
post #8274 of 10812
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Originally Posted by Moggie View Post

I'm using a Dune Smart D1 and the Zapitti media center with all files on a QNAP NAS. As my movie collection has grown I've noticed the Zapitti UI is getting slowing. I'm pretty sure I've heard of folks here using an SD card or USB drive to store the Zapitti database but can seem to search for it. Can someone summarize how to configure this setup? One related question is how I can then minimize the number of steps to get into the Zapitti interface. Is it possible to add a shortcut to the Dune startup page?

Thanks...

For a shortcut (which I think just about everyone uses) you need to set up system storage. If you want to store your Zappiti db on a thumb drive then I would just partition that drive, so a portion is system storage (you will not have access to the partition once you set up) and the other portion is for your Zappiti jukebox. As far as the jukebox itself you can simply have Zappiti export to the thumb drive over the network. Some of the guys here using syncing software to do which should work faster. I just stick with using my WHS for the Zappiti jukebox simply for convenience (have multiple players, etc...)
post #8275 of 10812
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Originally Posted by SeldomSeen31 View Post

No luck with composite video. Same thing. Unit seems dead.

Contact the distributer where you bought it from and get it replaced.
post #8276 of 10812
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Originally Posted by SeldomSeen31 View Post

I've had my Dune Smart player for about 5 months now. I think it just died on me. I have the D1, I think, that's the one with the front LCD display right? Anyway, it no longer displaye the time. I get no video output. When the rear toggle is turned off and then back on the red light by the power button lights, if I press the power button or press the power button on the remove that red light goes out and nothing happens.

I am at a loss as to how to trouble shoot or if I just need to contact Dune for service....

What is my next best step?

Man...first time in a long time I have heard of someone's Dune croaking on them! That sucks! Hopefully it is still under warranty..
post #8277 of 10812
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Originally Posted by dbone1026 View Post

For a shortcut (which I think just about everyone uses) you need to set up system storage. If you want to store your Zappiti db on a thumb drive then I would just partition that drive, so a portion is system storage (you will not have access to the partition once you set up) and the other portion is for your Zappiti jukebox. As far as the jukebox itself you can simply have Zappiti export to the thumb drive over the network. Some of the guys here using syncing software to do which should work faster. I just stick with using my WHS for the Zappiti jukebox simply for convenience (have multiple players, etc...)

Thanks Damian. For system storage, is SD or USB flash better? What speed specs are needed?

Thanks.
post #8278 of 10812
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Originally Posted by Moggie View Post

Thanks Damian. For system storage, is SD or USB flash better? What speed specs are needed?

Thanks.

Doesnt matter, I just use a basic 2GB USB thumb drive installed internally in my Dune. If you are going to partition for system storage and to store your jukebox data you will want to get a bigger thumb drive (maybe 8GB+)
post #8279 of 10812
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Originally Posted by streamerlover View Post


Man...first time in a long time I have heard of someone's Dune croaking on them! That sucks! Hopefully it is still under warranty..

6 months old. We shall see.....contacted the seller.
post #8280 of 10812
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Originally Posted by SeldomSeen31 View Post

No luck with composite video. Same thing. Unit seems dead.

Only other thing I can suggest is to pop the hood and try re-seating all the connections.
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