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Originally Posted by mods41 View Post

This doesn't seem like a network problem at all. You should be able to telnet to the micca as is. There isn't much to do with telnet unless you want to do some hacking. The stock firmware does not have ftp. The Micca is mostly intended to look around the network and find things to play. There isn't much to find on the Micca from the network with only the default settings. I sometimes go into the File Manager tab in the Micca and choose the Network to find my Windows shares. Then I can copy files from the Windows shares to the Micca or play them directly with the Micca. That is much better than choosing the UPNP to find the DLNA files because those files cannot be transferred from the DLNA server to the Micca and can only be played.

Transferring files across the network is fairly reliable yet very slow. A faster way is to use the USB port in the back of the Micca to connect to your Windows machine showing the Micca as a USB storage device. The disadvantage with that is problems with compatibility because the Micca writes to the NTFS disk in a way Windows doesn't like so Windows always has to complain and check the filesystem. So I think the best way is to use an external USB disk to connect to the Micca with the two USB host ports on the side of the Micca. The files still transfer much faster than across the network and do not cause the complaints without Windows getting involved.

I think the Micca has the Samba file server in some versions of the firmware. I don't really know what to do to find the Micca shares from Windows. Maybe somebody who uses the Micca to serve shares could help.

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I'm currently transferring everything from my external HD to the micca internal, but that process has taken just about 24 hours so far (still going). I was just hoping to avoid unplugging either the micca or my external HD every time I want to transfer a movie over. I'll try your file manager method and see if that works for me.

Thanks for the help.


EDIT: Last night after pulling the power cord and resetting the micca it showed up in my network and I was able to access the HD from my PC. Today I turn it on and I can't get it to show up in the network again. Frustrating to say the least.
Edited by jdubsss - 1/11/13 at 8:23am
post #1502 of 1651
I need a player to replace AIOS, which has the same “16:9 DVD menus are displayed in 4:3 mode, even though main movie plays correctly” as reported here.

Has this problem been fixed in the EP950? If not, will it ever be fixed?

Also, dose anybody know if the EP350 hawe the same issue?

Thanks…
post #1503 of 1651
I want to know if anyone else is having problems with Micca customer support? They have been unresponsive for almost a month and a half!
post #1504 of 1651
My ep950 finally showed up on my network and I'm able to do file transfers via that (THANK GOODNESS!) and now I'm afraid to shut the thing off for fear that it will disappear again. Any harm in leaving the micca on 24/7 ?
post #1505 of 1651
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by jdubsss View Post

My ep950 finally showed up on my network and I'm able to do file transfers via that (THANK GOODNESS!) and now I'm afraid to shut the thing off for fear that it will disappear again. Any harm in leaving the micca on 24/7 ?

It depends if you've got an internal hard drive, and the type of hard drive, and if you've got good ventilation. I would just turn it off, and see if it comes back up.
post #1506 of 1651
I found some firmware I really like while reading the futeko site. This firmware is a generic version without android for the Realtek 1186 players and is similar to the alpha/beta firmware from Micca. The firmware is called Bast-Castle.
  • The warning to reformat the disk is gone. This firmware has worked nicely with my multiple format partitions.
  • There is no database kept of the files and the firmware does not write extra files to the disk.
  • There are additions like samba server, nfs server, ftp server for NAS like services if activated.

This is minimalist firmware. I don't have 3D and expect the firmware does not play 3D as good as the newest alpha/beta firmware. I would recommend this to people who want to customize their own firmware. There is no fancy jukebox or database that looks nice while burdening the player with extra work. All of the files are just in a directory listing including the video, music and photo files or whatever else when in default file list mode. I like that so haven't tried anything else.

There are some Premium Apps with a russian style. You can replace these with anything if you want to hack the firmware. There is an IPTV item and a Music item added to the root menu. The IPTV has various channels from around the world I didn't want nor try. The Music item is the Shoutcast internet radio and works. These seem to play a shockwave program and could be reprogrammed to do something else by somebody wanting to do the programming.

This firmware worked in the Micca without any problems. I do have the new bootloader code from the alpha/beta installer and that worked. The people at futeko have used the firmware in the HiMedia so that should still be the old installer for the android firmware. I could not install the CS version of the Bast-Castle and don't know why.

This firmware is just what I hoped to get. I am really glad the firmware no longer goes looking around my files and has quit putting database files on my disk when I would rather organize my files myself. There is extra NAS functionality if that is needed. I would not try the Bast-Castle if you want to play the 3D videos.

http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ru&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&eotf=1&u=code.google.com%2Fp%2Fbast-castle%2F&act=url
post #1507 of 1651
Anyone else lose audio when fast forwarding or rewinding? It seems to only happen when I'm playing from a BD folder. I don't get drops playing MKV's.
post #1508 of 1651
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Originally Posted by mac_hs10 View Post

What happen to the ep950? It's not on amazon or micca site. Where else can I get one

Maybe they stopped making them. They are also not willing to satisfy my warranty, atleast that is what I am assuming anyway. Be warned all EP950 owners, Micca's customer support WILL NOT REPLACE YOUR EP950 even under warranty! My lastest response from Micca was the following, All I asked is how I go about returning my unit:

"We only provide exchange for orders that are within 30 days from date of purchase."

What kind of non sense is that? I have a one year warranty and my product is defective. Micca can not replace my unit with one that is not malfunctioning? What kind of warranty is this???

Also where is JACK@MICCA when you need him??? He was helpful in the past, maybe he could help me since Micca customer support wont.
post #1509 of 1651
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by sparkfuzz View Post



Maybe they stopped making them. They are also not willing to satisfy my warranty, atleast that is what I am assuming anyway. Be warned all EP950 owners, Micca's customer support WILL NOT REPLACE YOUR EP950 even under warranty! My lastest response from Micca was the following, All I asked is how I go about returning my unit:

"We only provide exchange for orders that are within 30 days from date of purchase."

What kind of non sense is that? I have a one year warranty and my product is defective. Micca can not replace my unit with one that is not malfunctioning? What kind of warranty is this???

Also where is JACK@MICCA when you need him??? He was helpful in the past, maybe he could help me since Micca customer support wont.

That sucks. Did you buy directly from Micca or Amazon? Did you use paypla or your credit card? Some times you can speak to your credit company and they can help you out. This is the main reason why I stopped recommending Micca.
post #1510 of 1651
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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

That sucks. Did you buy directly from Micca or Amazon? Did you use paypla or your credit card? Some times you can speak to your credit company and they can help you out. This is the main reason why I stopped recommending Micca.

Well I used an amazon credit card on Amazon. I just don't understand how they can just ignore their customers. I spent 150 dollars on a unit with a warranty included. I work damn hard for my money. I buy this player,trusting Micca, and in return I get the finger. Where is the accountability here? My player is flawed, I did not break it. I spent my money now where is the part Micca steps in and takes some responsibility? Do not offer, I repeat, DO NOT OFFER a warranty if your company can not fullfill it! It is that simple. If someone can find a phone number for this company please let me know here or a private message. I will not stop trying until I get my defective unit replaced or get my money back. mad.gif
post #1511 of 1651
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by sparkfuzz View Post

Well I used an amazon credit card on Amazon. I just don't understand how they can just ignore their customers. I spent 150 dollars on a unit with a warranty included. I work damn hard for my money. I buy this player,trusting Micca, and in return I get the finger. Where is the accountability here? My player is flawed, I did not break it. I spent my money now where is the part Micca steps in and takes some responsibility? Do not offer, I repeat, DO NOT OFFER a warranty if your company can not fullfill it! It is that simple. If someone can find a phone number for this company please let me know here or a private message. I will not stop trying until I get my defective unit replaced or get my money back. mad.gif

I wish you the best of luck. Keep us post it. Usually Jack@Micca would step in to help, but now....rolleyes.gif
post #1512 of 1651
Sorry to say your up the creek with micca
I have the himedia version of this micca unit
Its exactly the same clone just different name
Himedia dropped support along time ago and micca is doing the same
I said awhile back within 6 months there will be no further support from micca on this unit
I was hoping they would follow thru with support so I could use micca's firmware fixes on my himedia because they are the same unit
I see a pattern of helping and promising fixes but after a few months all support fizzles
Sorry alot have been burned by these companies
post #1513 of 1651
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Originally Posted by sparkfuzz View Post

I want to know if anyone else is having problems with Micca customer support? They have been unresponsive for almost a month and a half!

I have also been having issues contacting their customer service for over a month. No response at all.
post #1514 of 1651
I'm still well within my return window on amazon... should I send it back and replace it with a Dune or something? I don't want to get screwed over if this thing stops functioning properly in a few months.
post #1515 of 1651
I would return it and look at a Mede8er.

Bill
post #1516 of 1651
I would recommend going to http://www.resellerratings.com/store/Micca_Store and writing a review explaining how the customer support has treated you. There ratings are too high considering, in my opinion, their customer support is dead. I just do not understand why they can not honor their warranty! I think they jumped the gun way too soon releasing this product. There were far too many problems with the EP950 and they knew this before they decided to put a 150 dollar price tag on it and sell it to people. This is a very very immature and greedy thing to do. I just want to know if Micca will step up to the plate and take some responsibility for their mistake! I hope people go to that site I posted and write honest reviews because right now Micca is by far way over-rated. Unless Jack or someone from Micca steps in and helps us I WILL NEVER BUY FROM MICCA and I will continue to spread the word on disgracefulness.
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Originally Posted by jdubsss View Post

I'm still well within my return window on amazon... should I send it back and replace it with a Dune or something? I don't want to get screwed over if this thing stops functioning properly in a few months.

Take it back, or you could be like me and have a defective unit, under warranty, that MICCA WILL REFUSE TO DEAL WITH!

Please spread the word people and write reviews at http://www.resellerratings.com/store/Micca_Store rolleyes.gif This is really is not fair! Not only that it really makes me mad because there is a community here that really helped Micca. People put hours upon hours of research and time into helping develop this product. All Micca can do in return is turn their backs and move on to other projects that are more money involved. MICCA needs to bite the bullet, it is their fault, they released the EP950 to soon, now suck it up and fulfill our WARRANTIES!
post #1517 of 1651
Thread Starter 
I would definitely return it. It makes me wonder if Jack@Micca knew about this, and that is the reason why he isn't very active in the forum now.
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post #1519 of 1651
I just sent an email to Micca regarding not fulfilling my warranty. If I do not get a response from them, I will publicly share what I emailed them, and take the next step of action. So hopefully they comply and do the right thing. cool.gif
post #1520 of 1651
Thread Starter 
I think people should start emailing Amazon and complaint about Micca. May be that way they'll remove them from their store. It is amazing how this company came with high promises and now is just abandoning everything...This includes Jack@Micca. He was here all the time trying to help, but where is he now rolleyes.gif


I've sent and e-mail to Amazon giving them a heads up about Micca. I encourage others to do the same.
Edited by GusGus748s - 1/18/13 at 11:34am
post #1521 of 1651
Yeah I will do that Gus. The more people that act the better. Its unfortunate.
post #1522 of 1651
Well, good news. I contacted Amazon and they are letting me send my unit in and I will get a full refund! I'm pretty sure they are not happy with Micca at the moment considering they take issues like mine very seriously (so they say). I will continue to use and tell people about Amazon and tell people to stay away from Micca! BUYER BEWARE OF MICCA! That is all :/
post #1523 of 1651
I think they have hit the wall with what can be fixed with this unit
So thats why no more fixes are coming and same happened with the himedia unit which is the exact same unit
Be careful if micca/himedia bring out same unit again under another name--wouldnt put it past them
I definitely wouldnt buy anything using the chips in these units under any other brand as well
post #1524 of 1651
I don't understand why you all say that HiMedia and Micca are not supporting the units since Himedia came out with a new firmware (1.0.4.20 modify 1) on 1/6/2013 (less than two weeks ago) http://bbs.himedia-tech.cn/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=105394&extra=page%3D1 and a beta release in December and Micca came out with a new firmware release in December also http://bbs.himedia-tech.cn/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=102082&extra=page%3D1 . I don';w know how many of you have actually coded or written firmware but sometimes it can take a while to produce a product that even qualifies as Beta. Ofen you ifx one thing and that breaks a few other things! (Google translate is your friend if viewing the Himedia forum!)
post #1525 of 1651
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Originally Posted by ehb224 View Post

I don't understand why you all say that HiMedia and Micca are not supporting the units since Himedia came out with a new firmware (1.0.4.20 modify 1) on 1/6/2013 (less than two weeks ago) http://bbs.himedia-tech.cn/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=105394&extra=page%3D1 and a beta release in December and Micca came out with a new firmware release in December also http://bbs.himedia-tech.cn/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=102082&extra=page%3D1 . I don';w know how many of you have actually coded or written firmware but sometimes it can take a while to produce a product that even qualifies as Beta. Ofen you ifx one thing and that breaks a few other things! (Google translate is your friend if viewing the Himedia forum!)

The fixes require hardware changes and my unit is defective due to the 1186 chip which has a stutter issue. Mine also has the power on/off issue which you can read about a lot earlier in this thread. The bottom line is that a firmware update does not fix these problems. Micca came out with a hardware fix and offered to replace the defective units. Well I have not been keeping up to date with the forum and not sure if that even fixed the stuttering problem. Anyway Micca messed up realeasing this thing too soon. There should have been more development before they put a tag on it. Sounds to me like they are putting this board in a lot of different units with different names on them. All in all, I will stay away from Micca and the 1186 chip period after going through this nonsense. To me, not replying to my emails through support@miccastore.com and completely ignoring me classifies as not supporting their units.
post #1526 of 1651
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Originally Posted by sparkfuzz View Post



The fixes require hardware changes and my unit is defective due to the 1186 chip which has a stutter issue. Mine also has the power on/off issue which you can read about a lot earlier in this thread. The bottom line is that a firmware update does not fix these problems. Micca came out with a hardware fix and offered to replace the defective units. Well I have not been keeping up to date with the forum and not sure if that even fixed the stuttering problem. Anyway Micca messed up realeasing this thing too soon. There should have been more development before they put a tag on it. Sounds to me like they are putting this board in a lot of different units with different names on them. All in all, I will stay away from Micca and the 1186 chip period after going through this nonsense. To me, not replying to my emails through support@miccastore.com and completely ignoring me classifies as not supporting their units.

Couldnt agree more
they arent or cannot fix the major issues plaquing these units
mine is similar problems to you
would like a translation of what is in the new firmware--bet it is just minor cosmetic stuff
post #1527 of 1651
yes as I thought not fixing anything important as usual
here is the translation

With the successful listing of the Q series, we began to focus the development HiTV3.0 function HD900 series in HiTV3.0 before us to release a version to solve some stability issues.

Here is a closed beta firmware version


http://dl.himedia-tech.cn/HD900B/HD900_1.0.5.6.tar.gz


1) part of the solution, DLNAName cause a crash problem.
2) part of the solution, the file operation will result in a file is missing.
3) part of the solution, upgrade the firmware will lead to product instability. (Now set up inside the upgrade and Restore upgrades are mandatory upgrade all partitions)
4) solve HD900C firmware problem, the front panel can not be used.
5) to solve part of the case, NTFS read and write unstable. (Updated NTFS drive)
6) to solve part of the case, inserted into the the WIN7 system will be disk needs to be repaired.
7) support F4V video format.
8) to support weather forecasting capabilities.
9) Support the clock display function.
10) Enhanced subtitle encoding automatic identification function.


This version of the beta about a week, the official release, we encountered a problem in the firmware, feedback in the paste, easy to know and modify;
post #1528 of 1651
here is the other one translated
same bugga all major problem fixes

Based on 1.0.4.20 modifications

1) part of the solution, DLNAName cause a crash problem.
2) part of the solution, the file operation will result in a file is missing.
3) part of the solution, upgrade the firmware will lead to product instability. (Now set up inside the upgrade and Restore upgrades are mandatory upgrade all partitions)
4) solve HD900C firmware, the front panel can not be used.
5) to solve part of the case, NTFS read and write unstable. (Updated NTFS drive)
6) to solve part of the case, inserted into the the WIN7 system will be disk needs to be repaired.
7) support F4V video format.
8) to support weather forecasting capabilities.
9) Support the clock display function.
10) Enhanced subtitle encoding automatic identification function.


1.0.5.7 Modify the record

1) added a new player pictures automatically play back music root directory AUTOMP3.
2) optimization of the system settings menu.
3) to optimize the time and weather display.
4) to solve the problem of some BT can not download.
5) to solve some cases incorrect.
6) around the left and right arrow keys to shift function (key 10s)


Download

http://kuai.xunlei.com/d/blPOCwIkcgASXulQ6e9

http://v.himedia-tech.cn/himedia ... D900_1.0.5.7.tar.gz
post #1529 of 1651
What's the best player out there with similar or identical functionality? I need to be able to put an internal HD which I bought exclusively for the micca.

Currently looking at the popcorn hour a400 or the mede8er
post #1530 of 1651
Short of reading all 1500 posts here how are these players preforming. Any major bugs, performance issues and how is support?
Is there someplace to see the features of the top 3 or 4 models side by side?

Thanks
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