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post #9481 of 11017
I just did the network firmware install yesterday(8/29), so did I get the "fixed" firmware after the DTS clicking/popping problem was reported?
post #9482 of 11017
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Originally Posted by KevinH View Post

I just did the network firmware install yesterday(8/29), so did I get the "fixed" firmware after the DTS clicking/popping problem was reported?
Yes.
--Bob
post #9483 of 11017
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Originally Posted by Turbinepwr View Post

Thanks JazzGuyy and rdgrimes. You were both right on target. My inexperience in this area shows through.
Then I downloaded MediaMonkey. After a few false starts, I was able to get MediaMonkey to stream all of the audio files I have.
I think that Media Monkey has transcoding but I'm not sure if I have it turned on or disabled, I need to spend some time understanding the transcoding process in more detail.

There is a tab under the Media Sharing Options called Auto-Conversion in MediaMonkey. Make sure all of the boxes are unchecked.

MediaMonkey works well for me for audio files. For video, Twonky has performed better with fewer hiccups. However, Twonky is not free.

As rdgrimes has pointed out, Foobar2000 is an excellent free "audio only" program with tremendous versatility and can stream DVD-A and SACD ISO's with the right plug-ins. A little bit more of a learning curve to get all of the proper settings.
Edited by scolumbo - 8/30/12 at 9:23am
post #9484 of 11017
Thinking about pulling the trigger on a 93. What will I be missing from the 95 at twice the price?
post #9485 of 11017
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Originally Posted by richr8 View Post

Thinking about pulling the trigger on a 93. What will I be missing from the 95 at twice the price?

The great quality analog connections.

It's otherwise it's the same product; if you plan only on using an HDMI connection, you get no benefit from the 95, if you plan on using analog 2 to 7.1 channel connections and want the best quality at a great price, then this is a great machine.
post #9486 of 11017
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Originally Posted by hernanu View Post

The great quality analog connections.
It's otherwise it's the same product; if you plan only on using an HDMI connection, you get no benefit from the 95, if you plan on using analog 2 to 7.1 channel connections and want the best quality at a great price, then this is a great machine.

I do want the best HT performance, but I am currently using HDMI and music played through my iPod suits my music needs.

Do analog connections improve HT performance as well, or just the music? If only music, sounds like the 93 is the right choice for me.

Thanks,
post #9487 of 11017
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

Twonky is popular but not free. TVersity is free and allows you to turn off all transcoding. Foobar2000 has a plugin for UPnP (DNLA) which is free and popular for audio files. oShare is free and doesn't even offer transcoding.
Easiest way to tell if transcoding is being done is to look at the icon that the Oppo displays for the file, which identifies the file type being sent.

Why would we NOT want transcoding? My audio files are not natively supported by the oppo I use WMA lossless so I have to have my DLNA server transcode to .wav for them to work on my oppo. I use Assett upnp and it work pretty well for audio streaming.
post #9488 of 11017
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Originally Posted by swanlee View Post

Why would we NOT want transcoding? My audio files are not natively supported by the oppo I use WMA lossless so I have to have my DLNA server transcode to .wav for them to work on my oppo. I use Assett upnp and it work pretty well for audio streaming.

If your files aren't natively supported by Oppo, then you need transcoding. Otherwise, it's best to avoid transcoding.
post #9489 of 11017
Hi to whoever is running this thread, and to all interested to comment, but I find (and as evidenced by the same questions being repeated it would aplpear that I am not alone) that this thread is getting very long, too long for many people to go searching through to see if their question has already been answered earlier/
Is it possible (and how does everyone else feel?) to break this thread down into sub-threads?
At the moment we are having questions about everything under the sun to do with the Oppo 95 occuring and re-occuring.
If it were possible to break it into sub-threads, do we do it from here on in, or is there some nice person who would try to re-distribute everything here into the appropraite sub-thread?

Suggested sub-threads:

Oppo 93 or Oppo 95;
Networking with the Oppo 95;
Tips and tricks re Set-up menu choices;
Problems/performance failures;
?????

Comments?? Suggestions??

Or am missing the point as to the fun of threads???
post #9490 of 11017
^ I think you *ARE* missing a few things. Not surprising given the amount of stuff that faces a newcomer. Welcome to AVS by the way!

There already is a separate thread in this forum for the BDP-93. It's even LONGER than this one.

At the top of the first post of this thread, and also the BDP-93 thread, you will find links to FAQ and Wiki postings. I strongly recommend you spend some quality time in the FAQ and Wiki (in addition to OPPO's own Manual for the player). You'll be glad you did!

The other link you'll find right there is to the special thread where people discus DLNA (networked file access) and uPNP setups. This can be a scary place for newcomers. But if you keep your back to the wall, and follow the yellow rubber lines (which, of course, are there for your convenience and protection) you will likely find a bunch of useful info on how to survive Windows or Mac file sharing.

If all else fails, just ask here. We are used to the same questions being asked over and over and over and over again. Seriously. At this point it's not a problem to cut and past "Answer #12(a)" as needed. biggrin.gif

So don't be shy about asking.

Everybody posting here started out where you are now.
--Bob
post #9491 of 11017
Thanks Bob - it was just a thought. I have been to the front page (of this thread) when I was first thinking about buying my Oppo 95, and I think I have browsed theFAQ's, but I will give it another checkout.
I'm just a bit of a compulsive organiser (I have sub-folders within sub-folders within etc etc on my computer) .
And of course there is always the use of the Search function in the forum too.
Cheers
post #9492 of 11017
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Originally Posted by madaudio View Post

And of course there is always the use of the Search function in the forum too.
Cheers
Good luck with that.
Your time would be better served reading the thread from start to end.
post #9493 of 11017
Does OPPO 95 plays 3D movie files with loss sound?
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Thread Starter 
If you can playback the original BDMV or a side-by-side/top-bottom M2TS file, yes. Otherwise, no, as the player will not support lossless audio in a MKV or other container.
post #9495 of 11017
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Originally Posted by Neuromancer View Post

If you can playback the original BDMV or a side-by-side/top-bottom M2TS file, yes. Otherwise, no, as the player will not support lossless audio in a MKV or other container.
Yes, now I play lossless MKV 2D movies by converted it to MTS files and I can extracted the loss sound. But 3D movies comes with these SSIF files, what are those? Can OPPO 95 recognise it? Thanks in advance for any inputs!
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Thread Starter 
The SSIF files basically an interleve of the two m2ts files which are used for playing back the film in 3D.

The player does not understand SSIF or how to merge two m2ts files on its own. This is why it is necessary to either playback the Blu-ray as a 1:1 backup (Blu-ray, ISO, or BDMV structure), rather than as a compressed otherwise stripped backup.
post #9497 of 11017
oppo owners/ experts,
i have a quick question for which i've tried searching for the answer. i'm about to take the plunge to pick up an bdp-95 but read in one of the reviews that:

"The BDP-95 is darn close to perfection but, like most things, has its weaknesses too. For instance, Internet media sources such as Netflix and Pandora can only be listened to via the BDP-95’s digital audio outputs." (http://www.digitaltrends.com/blu-ray-and-dvd-player-reviews/oppo-bdp-95-review/2/#ixzz25FXUPB7o)

this is of importance to me b/c i plan on hooking the oppo up to a pair of monitor speakers via a 2ch integrated amp. i do not own a receiver/processor, and buying a DAC to convert the digital audio back to analog before inputting it into the amp seems a bit silly to me, considering how people have raved about the DAC capabilities of the bdp-95.

so first off, is there any truth to the statement above? the article is from january, so it's conceivable that a firmware update could have addressed this issue (assuming it's even addressable without a change in hardware). and if it is in fact true, how does one get around it? is buying a DAC the only way to do so? apologies in advance if this question has already been asked somewhere in the 316 earlier pages, and thanks in advance for your help/answers.
post #9498 of 11017
No truth whatsoever from my experience.

I have mine hooked up solely through the 5.1 analog outputs, and Netflix & Pandora sound great.
post #9499 of 11017
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Originally Posted by Robert Simandl View Post

No truth whatsoever from my experience.
I have mine hooked up solely through the 5.1 analog outputs, and Netflix & Pandora sound great.

that's great to hear! seems like there'd be very little reason why everything else can be processed and output via analog, but not streamed media. i assume if you can use the 5.1 analog outputs, there's no reason why one wouldn't be able to output via the 2ch analog.
post #9500 of 11017
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Originally Posted by jomama View Post

that's great to hear! seems like there'd be very little reason why everything else can be processed and output via analog, but not streamed media. i assume if you can use the 5.1 analog outputs, there's no reason why one wouldn't be able to output via the 2ch analog.
The only real output restriction is that SACD's can't be output in any form via the coaxial or toslink SPDIF outputs. Otherwise, all outputs are always active.
post #9501 of 11017
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Originally Posted by gsr View Post

The only real output restriction is that SACD's can't be output in any form via the coaxial or toslink SPDIF outputs. Otherwise, all outputs are always active.

awesome! thanks for that confirmation!
post #9502 of 11017
Can someone walk me through the process of streaming hi res music (192/24 96/24 etc...)through my system.

My system,

Oppo 95
Mcintosh mx 135 (no hdmi) prepro
iPad 2
Airport extreme router
iMac desktop
Red eye pro remote for iPad and iPhone

I have sacd and DVD audio disks that I enjoy but would like add to it and start a streaming library for both lossless and hi res audio

So should I get apple tv or can I just stream through the oppo?

If possible I would like to access the files from my iPad and select and play.

Thanks bob
post #9503 of 11017
You need DLNA server software that supports the formats you want to stream from your computer. The Plex media server has been recommended here for Macs. Alternately, you can attach a removable hard drive or thumb drive (formatted as NTFS or FAT32 only) to the Oppo and play files from that. Look at the FAQ in the first posting for information on hard/thumb drive file types supported.
post #9504 of 11017
Thanks
post #9505 of 11017
If I listen to HDCD recordings mainly through the Oppo's stereo analog outs into an AVR that CAN process the HDCD format, should I set HDCD to On or Off in the Oppo's settings? The manual suggests letting the receiver do the processing if it can due to possible noise, but I like to let the Oppo do as much of the processing as possible. Or, does that setting apply only when using HDMI output?
post #9506 of 11017
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Originally Posted by s2silber View Post

If I listen to HDCD recordings mainly through the Oppo's stereo analog outs into an AVR that CAN process the HDCD format, should I set HDCD to On or Off in the Oppo's settings? The manual suggests letting the receiver do the processing if it can due to possible noise, but I like to let the Oppo do as much of the processing as possible. Or, does that setting apply only when using HDMI output?

When listening to the Analog outputs, set HDCD Decoding ON in the OPPO. Always.

The option of decoding in the receiver only applies for digital audio output from the player. In that case turn HDCD Decoding OFF in the OPPO if using digital audio output to a receiver that does HDCD decoding. Unlike Blu-ray Bitstream audio over HDMI, there's not really a choice here as to whether to do it in the player or in the receiver. If you do decoding in the player and send digital audio to a receiver that ALSO does HDCD decoding, there will be enough of the original matrix left in that digital audio stream that the receiver will get confused into trying to do the decoding a 2nd time -- resulting in the receiver's decoder turning on and off as the stream progresses.

The reason there has to be a manual setting in the OPPO for this is that it is not possible for the OPPO to find out automatically whether the digital audio outputs are going to a receiver that itself does HDCD decoding.

The reason HDCD over digital audio connections works so inconveniently is that HDCD was designed prior to digital audio connections. The assumption in its design was that a decoding player would always and only be using Analog audio output. So the format was not designed to insure a decoding receiver could not get confused into thinking the digital audio input (already decoded in the player) needed to be decoded a 2nd time. Such confusion can't happen when using Analog audio output as the receiver can not decode HDCD which arrives as analog audio input. Thus for Analog, if you want decoding to happen (which you do), then the player must do the decoding.

If you know your receiver does not decode HDCD on digital audio input, then go ahead and leave HDCD Decoding ON in the OPPO even for digital audio output. But if you see the receiver shifting in and out of how it handles that input -- typically with an HDCD light turning on and off, as well as the quality changing in the audio -- then you know your receiver really does do HDCD decoding and thus you must turn HDCD Decoding OFF in the OPPO while using digital audio output.
--Bob
post #9507 of 11017
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Originally Posted by JazzGuyy View Post

You need DLNA server software that supports the formats you want to stream from your computer. The Plex media server has been recommended here for Macs. Alternately, you can attach a removable hard drive or thumb drive (formatted as NTFS or FAT32 only) to the Oppo and play files from that. Look at the FAQ in the first posting for information on hard/thumb drive file types supported.

Does the plex do the same things as the apple tv? How much?

Also I didn't see too much on thumb drives, any links?

Thx
post #9508 of 11017
I don't know anything about Plex myself but in general DLNA servers are designed to get material from your computer to your TV and that is all. It doesn't do any streaming stuff or Internet stuff that a set-top box like the Apple TV would do. There is a separate thread on DLNA and Oppo players in general here http://www.avsforum.com/t/1215071/oppo-bdp-83-dlna-upnp-thread. Even though it says BDP-83, it really applies to all Oppos that are DLNA-compatible. I would suggest you spend some time in that thread. Thumb drives are also known as USB drives, USB sticks and various other names. All the same thing.
post #9509 of 11017
Having a problem with my 95. Went to play some music this evening and used the remote to eject the tray and power on the player. Was surprised when I looked at the machine and the drawer was closed and the display read "no disc". Pushed the eject button on the front of the machine - the drawer slid about 1/2-2/3 of the way open, paused for about 2 seconds, then closed. I pushed the eject button again, and the same thing happened.

Grabbed a flashlight and some reading glasses biggrin.gif, and watched as I did this yet again. As near as I can tell, there is no disc in the drawer. Did a few few power cycles from the front panel, but got the same results.

Any ideas? Is it worth taking a gander into the inards?

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post #9510 of 11017
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Originally Posted by John Schneider View Post

Having a problem with my 95. Went to play some music this evening and used the remote to eject the tray and power on the player. Was surprised when I looked at the machine and the drawer was closed and the display read "no disc". Pushed the eject button on the front of the machine - the drawer slid about 1/2-2/3 of the way open, paused for about 2 seconds, then closed. I pushed the eject button again, and the same thing happened.
Grabbed a flashlight and some reading glasses biggrin.gif, and watched as I did this yet again. As near as I can tell, there is no disc in the drawer. Did a few few power cycles from the front panel, but got the same results.
Any ideas? Is it worth taking a gander into the inards?
confused.gif
Try unplugging it for a half hour and then give it a try.
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