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post #8971 of 9676
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Originally Posted by Daveyd View Post

Also, is there a way for Boxee to distinguish between my Blu ray movies and regular DVDs?

Anyone? It would be nice to know which of my movies are blu ray and which are DVDs
post #8972 of 9676
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Originally Posted by Daveyd View Post

Anyone? It would be nice to know which of my movies are blu ray and which are DVDs

I don't think it can be differentiated like that. May be it is better, you create a bluray or hd folder and put your bd iso in there.
post #8973 of 9676
Not the easiest method, but some have modified their nfo files.
post #8974 of 9676
Got the new update....get beacoup motion blur with HBOGO and other assorted apps..have the BB set at 1080p 24hz...and match refresh rate to video..
Hdmi connected to a denon 2311ci reciever... Pann vt6530 tv..
Am I doing something wrong? And where is the rotten tomatoes. App?
Thanks for any help offered..
post #8975 of 9676
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Originally Posted by Daveyd View Post

Anyone? It would be nice to know which of my movies are blu ray and which are DVDs

Well, you can control the artwork displayed, so for blu-ray content why not put the Blu-Ray cover as the cover art?
post #8976 of 9676
Is anyone else having problems browsing for subtitles with the new firmware?

On the previous firmware I believe it search opensubtitles.org, but after the update last night the search/browse function didn't work.
post #8977 of 9676
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Is anyone else having problems browsing for subtitles with the new firmware?

Yes, it's a known issue. Marcel (may have been another developer) posted a comment that they're working on a fix.
post #8978 of 9676
So they fixed the distorted audio issue that would cause your volume to spike unexpectedly and run the risk of damaging your speakers in the first 1.5 beta, broke it in the second beta, and what do they do for the production release they force to everyone? They break it again and since you can't avoid the update without jumping through hoops, the issue is now back and threatening to break my damn speakers at random. I swear it's either incompetence or not caring on team Boxee's part but either one is making me really hate this thing and the fact that there are no better options for an all in one solution.
post #8979 of 9676
checking in - have the DTS-MA and TrueHD bitstream issues been fixed?
post #8980 of 9676
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Originally Posted by b_scott View Post

checking in - have the DTS-MA and TrueHD bitstream issues been fixed?

not yet, come back later around June.
post #8981 of 9676
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Originally Posted by Joe 6 Pack View Post

So they fixed the distorted audio issue that would cause your volume to spike unexpectedly and run the risk of damaging your speakers in the first 1.5 beta, broke it in the second beta, and what do they do for the production release they force to everyone? They break it again and since you can't avoid the update without jumping through hoops, the issue is now back and threatening to break my damn speakers at random. I swear it's either incompetence or not caring on team Boxee's part but either one is making me really hate this thing and the fact that there are no better options for an all in one solution.

When does this issue occur? I haven't run into it on any of my boxes.
post #8982 of 9676
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

When does this issue occur? I haven't run into it on any of my boxes.

It seems to apply only to SPDIF connected audio. See Loud audio distortion via S/PDIF on non-bitstreamed sources
post #8983 of 9676
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Originally Posted by pdellera View Post

It seems to apply only to SPDIF connected audio. See Loud audio distortion via S/PDIF on non-bitstreamed sources

Ok. I'm using HDMI for audio from my boxes.
post #8984 of 9676
Yeah, when I was using HDMI I never had this issue but since I moved the HDMI to the Dune D1 for no dropout playback of HD audio so the Boxee Box is connected by optical now. They fixed it in the first 1.5 beta, then it came back in the second 1.5 beta and they shockingly released it as the production version. If they can't regression test or figure out how to release non-buggy firmwares they need to make updates optional so people who have working boxes for what they want to use it for like I did on the first 1.5 beta can decline future updates.
post #8985 of 9676
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Originally Posted by b_scott View Post

checking in - have the DTS-MA and TrueHD bitstream issues been fixed?

Thanks for asking and saving me the post and wait for the answer. See ya again in a month or two!
post #8986 of 9676
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Originally Posted by Joe 6 Pack View Post

So they fixed the distorted audio issue that would cause your volume to spike unexpectedly and run the risk of damaging your speakers in the first 1.5 beta, broke it in the second beta, and what do they do for the production release they force to everyone? They break it again and since you can't avoid the update without jumping through hoops, the issue is now back and threatening to break my damn speakers at random. I swear it's either incompetence or not caring on team Boxee's part but either one is making me really hate this thing and the fact that there are no better options for an all in one solution.

This is interesting, just read your post this morning wondering what that is about. This evening while testing an old separate 2ch Amp via my receivers pre-outs I've experienced the same issue. I was watching a DTS encoded mkv and when I paused it my main speakers started a high pitched buzzing at very high volume. I panicked and unplugged the new amp, then started testing to find the problem being convinced that the problem was the amp. Turns out it only did it in pause mode as it switched to stereo, DTS was fine. Restarted the boxee and everything is fine again. Is this similar to what you were experiencing? I've never had this happen till now, could this be a coincidence?
post #8987 of 9676
After installing the new version I wanted to check out the Apps. While some do not populate the icon and I am scrolling down, the screen will go Black then the main menu will appear.

Anyone else having/seeing the same issue?
post #8988 of 9676
well that sucks,i just ordered one of these boxee for my brother.his old onkyo only has optical and coaxil for audio.the audio spikes happen on everything played with optical cable?
post #8989 of 9676
Well it was fixed in the previous beta then they broke it in the following beta and I guess released that as the production version so hopefully they will fix it soon.
post #8990 of 9676
Finally bought a boxee box today. I played with it for a bit and like it so far. Much better than Roku 2 that I had.
post #8991 of 9676
mine came in today.just wanna say wow.i didnt think this was going to be something like xbmc.i mean i know the team behind it but i thought it was going to be different.to me it operates like xbmc.i like this.i did hear the distortion in audio on 2 files.hope it gets fixed.the guide runs smoother than my wdtv live streamer(bedroom) everything in menu looks smother than wdtv live streamer.how do u search for local files with keyboard? it only searches for online content.i noticed home videos recorded from camcorder looked way better on wdtv live plus than boxee.
post #8992 of 9676
Is there a fix for Blu Ray buffering from iso? My main streamer is my Popbox. I have NO issues whatsoever streaming ANY Blu Ray iso from my server (2008 R2,CAT6 1Gb LAN, RAID5 eSATA enclosure tested at 105MB/s Read Rate over SMB).

I just played Transformers 3 FLAWLESSLY on my Popbox. I unhooked the Popbox, plugged in the Boxee using the same Ethernet connection, played Transformers 3 and every 1-2 minutes, the movie would pause and I would get a white progress bar, then the movie would play again. This happened to Avatar as well. Once again, played FLAWLESSLY with my Popbox, same symptoms with the Boxee.

I have the latest firmware on the Boxee.

Is this typical? If so, it is going back TOMORROW!
post #8993 of 9676
Just updated the Boxee Box with New firmware.

But could not find where the Eject volume button is located
post #8994 of 9676
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Originally Posted by Daveyd View Post

Is there a fix for Blu Ray buffering from iso? My main streamer is my Popbox. I have NO issues whatsoever streaming ANY Blu Ray iso from my server (2008 R2,CAT6 1Gb LAN, RAID5 eSATA enclosure tested at 105MB/s Read Rate over SMB).

I just played Transformers 3 FLAWLESSLY on my Popbox. I unhooked the Popbox, plugged in the Boxee using the same Ethernet connection, played Transformers 3 and every 1-2 minutes, the movie would pause and I would get a white progress bar, then the movie would play again. This happened to Avatar as well. Once again, played FLAWLESSLY with my Popbox, same symptoms with the Boxee.

I have the latest firmware on the Boxee.

Is this typical? If so, it is going back TOMORROW!

I don't know if it's typical but it is a known issue for some people. It has been reported as fixed in jira on earlier firmwares but I still get buffering on some blu-ray iso files in all of the 1.5 firmwares. I have a Dune player and get no buffering on the same files using the same connection. I am using win server 2003 R2 and have tried a bunch of different brand nic cards and the built-in nic. Also have changed switches, routers, cables and settings. I had some network savvy friends over to check my settings but no luck. I can't recall which earlier version of the firmware it was, but before the SMB rewrite I had no buffering on the same files. Some of my hardware test changes made it worse but none stopped the buffering entirely. I ripped my blu-ray discs with anydvd hd and just a few buffer. Some here don't have any buffering at all and some claim it is an improperly configured network or bad rips. Don't know really. Seems like if an earlier firmware did not buffer the newer one shouldn't. Also don't know if they are even looking at this as an issue any more. Most of my files play fine, but a few that did play right won't play on the new firmware without buffering. I love this box, I wish it would get sorted out. By the way the same files play without buffering on an attached external drive so I think that rules out a bad rip. I ripped the same discs again but it didn't help.
post #8995 of 9676
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Originally Posted by Daveyd View Post

Is there a fix for Blu Ray buffering from iso? My main streamer is my Popbox. I have NO issues whatsoever streaming ANY Blu Ray iso from my server (2008 R2,CAT6 1Gb LAN, RAID5 eSATA enclosure tested at 105MB/s Read Rate over SMB).

I just played Transformers 3 FLAWLESSLY on my Popbox. I unhooked the Popbox, plugged in the Boxee using the same Ethernet connection, played Transformers 3 and every 1-2 minutes, the movie would pause and I would get a white progress bar, then the movie would play again. This happened to Avatar as well. Once again, played FLAWLESSLY with my Popbox, same symptoms with the Boxee.

I have the latest firmware on the Boxee.

Is this typical? If so, it is going back TOMORROW!

It's a SMB issue if you're housing your videos on a windows box.
You can roll back to one of the June releases (ends in 19250) or use NFS (i've heard of a few problems with NFS, but Im not sure its related. My friends UnRaid server doesn't have the issues I do).
post #8996 of 9676
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Originally Posted by snidera View Post

It's a SMB issue if you're housing your videos on a windows box.
You can roll back to one of the June releases (ends in 19250) or use NFS (i've heard of a few problems with NFS, but Im not sure its related. My friends UnRaid server doesn't have the issues I do).

Neither my WHS or my unRAID has any buffering issues with my BD ISOs(Full rips) over SMB to my three Boxee Boxes. I know some people have had issues but I'm not seeing them on my boxes.
post #8997 of 9676
When I watch content on Vee HD through the Navi-X app, I get quite a bit of buffering. I have it hard wired via Cat6 to my router. This buffering drives me nuts! Anyone else experience this on Vee HD?
post #8998 of 9676
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Originally Posted by MitsuHelp View Post

After installing the new version I wanted to check out the Apps. While some do not populate the icon and I am scrolling down, the screen will go Black then the main menu will appear.

Anyone else having/seeing the same issue?


Someone....Anyone?

Am I the only one with this problem??
post #8999 of 9676
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Originally Posted by MitsuHelp View Post

Someone....Anyone?

Am I the only one with this problem??

You'll have better luck getting an answer at Boxee's support forum:

http://forums.boxee.tv/forumdisplay.php?f=23
post #9000 of 9676
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Originally Posted by Ironlight View Post

You'll have better luck getting an answer at Boxee's support forum:

http://forums.boxee.tv/forumdisplay.php?f=23


Can't access BB forums from work....just thought that someone here could check their BB and let me know...AVS has always been better than other forums....

Thanks anyway
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