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post #1081 of 1300
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Originally Posted by Bob Sorel View Post


If someone has a properly synced MVC MKV available that plays perfectly on a Mede8er box and has a PC which has a software 2D player installed, could you try playing it using the software player to see if the sync is correct?

Hmmm... I pretty regularly play all of my rips, both 2D and 3D, on my PC using VLC and haven't ever encountered an audio sync issue. I don't remember the last time I played a 3D video though. I'll have to give it a try when I get home from work tonight.
post #1082 of 1300
I just played through ~20 minutes each of Coraline 3D and Epic 3D with perfect audio sync using VLC to play in 2D. Are you ripping from a disc, or from an .ISO file?
post #1083 of 1300
May be Mede8er should start thinking about supporting Plex. It appears that Plex supports files with a flagged forced subtitle track. I've only tested Avatar, and it plays the forced subs. I will be testing The Avengers tomorrow, and see if it works or not.biggrin.gif

By the way most of my files are MKV and M2TS files only. No ISO's or folder structures.
post #1084 of 1300
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Kelson View Post

I'm getting more and more interested in the Mede8er players -- something different and a step up from my WD players. I've read the last couple hundred posts of this thread. People here seem most interested in issues related to 3D playback, which is understandable since the X3D series is aimed at 3D playback.

For someone like me who has no current or future interest in 3D but rather streaming of 2D BD.m2ts and DVD.iso -- should I be looking at the X3D series or the X2 series.

I would probably still look at the X3 series (I have both the X3 and X2). The only reason being the X3 seems to get the attention first of the developers. Otherwise, both series are nearly identical.
Edited by dbone1026 - 10/19/13 at 3:08am
post #1085 of 1300
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I just played through ~20 minutes each of Coraline 3D and Epic 3D with perfect audio sync using VLC to play in 2D. Are you ripping from a disc, or from an .ISO file?
I am ripping from an ISO file. I will try again ripping directly from the disc, and I will also try ripping from a different computer.

Thanks for testing out those MKVs for me!
post #1086 of 1300
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I am ripping from an ISO file. I will try again ripping directly from the disc, and I will also try ripping from a different computer.
Ripping directly from the disc = audio out of sync
Ripping from a different machine = audio *in sync*...smile.gif
Both machines are running Windows 7, but one is 32 bit and the other is 64 bit - the 64 bit machine creates MVC MKVs perfectly. I know it doesn't make sense, but I won't argue with my new found success. Now I just have to wait for the 600 to arrive to test everything out...smile.gif
post #1087 of 1300
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Originally Posted by Bob Sorel View Post

Ripping directly from the disc = audio out of sync
Ripping from a different machine = audio *in sync*...smile.gif
Both machines are running Windows 7, but one is 32 bit and the other is 64 bit - the 64 bit machine creates MVC MKVs perfectly. I know it doesn't make sense, but I won't argue with my new found success. Now I just have to wait for the 600 to arrive to test everything out...smile.gif

Glad you found that. I rip with the 64 bit version myself.

Someone should probably go to the MakeMKV forums and bring this issue up. If it doesn't happen in the next couple of days, I'll set up some test scenarios and share what I come up with.

Cheers
post #1088 of 1300
Looking at buying one of these. Was initially looking at the Sigma chipset players like the Dune, mainly for (what I thought) was superior handling of ISO files as well as a better jukebox but I've since found that the chips suffer from a lot of the same licensing restrictions as the realtek chipset players ie no BD menus. I already own the HiMedia HD900B but its jukebox support is hopeless (you need a degree in computer science to set it up) but other than that it's a pretty solid player in terms of playing everything I throw at it. As for the jukebox setup for the mede8er, can somebody confirm that it's absolutely necessary to add the imdb links into an NFO file for every single movie you want it to scan? I've got hundreds of movies and that'd take forever. I'm used to the (relatively) automated jukebox process for the old TViX player, there's not much to do but point the software to the right directory and it then gathers all the necessary information automatically, no need for the user to create files for each movie.
post #1089 of 1300
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Looking at buying one of these. Was initially looking at the Sigma chipset players like the Dune, mainly for (what I thought) was superior handling of ISO files as well as a better jukebox but I've since found that the chips suffer from a lot of the same licensing restrictions as the realtek chipset players ie no BD menus. I already own the HiMedia HD900B but its jukebox support is hopeless (you need a degree in computer science to set it up) but other than that it's a pretty solid player in terms of playing everything I throw at it. As for the jukebox setup for the mede8er, can somebody confirm that it's absolutely necessary to add the imdb links into an NFO file for every single movie you want it to scan? I've got hundreds of movies and that'd take forever. I'm used to the (relatively) automated jukebox process for the old TViX player, there's not much to do but point the software to the right directory and it then gathers all the necessary information automatically, no need for the user to create files for each movie.

Movie JukeBox is very simple to use with V3 Firmware and the X3D will scan your content without the need to add any extra files but you must follow the correct folder structure etc.

Online User Guides
http://www.mede8er.com/mede8er_X3_movie_scraper_user_guide_V3.html
http://www.mede8er.com/mede8er_X3_TV_Series_scraper_user_guide_V3.html

Mede8er1
post #1090 of 1300
If you use Y2M, the older PC-based scraper, you can force it to use your local NFO's only. As it's based on YAMJ, there a setting somewhere in one of the properties files to force local. In this case, your movies should be picked up fine by Y2M and it'll generate the necessary XML files for Mede8er.

Or, you can try the Mede8er's new in-player scraper, which I believe doesn't rely on your NFO's. The only down side I've found is that it replaces your local folder.jpg's. So, what I do is use Ember Media Manager to fetch the posters and fanart I want, then create a cover.jpg so that the internal scraper relies on this to generate the about.jpg moviesheet it needs.

If you're still with me (I know it gets a little confusing), you can do what I do for full control... use Y2M first, then edit the XML it creates to my liking, delete the about.jpg, and run the in-player scraper. The in-player scraper only creates moviesheets (about.jpg's) if it doesn't see them inside your movie folders. If already there, it will skip that movie folder.
post #1091 of 1300
Well, I have good news and bad news to report about my Mede8er 600:

Good news:

1. For the day and a half that I it was working, the network streaming in both Samba and NFS was excellent. I was able to stream 80 MBS under Samba and 120 MBS under NFS. I had no problems streaming both 2D and 3D files (MKV and ISO) without even the tiniest stutter.
2. 23.976 hz playback works great! - again, smooth as silk!

Bad news:

1. The remote locked up after a day and a half and now will not control the box. The buttons on the front of the box still work, so I assume that the problem is with the remote. Also, for no apparent reason, the backlight came on without me pressing the button and stays on if I leave the batteries in. I removed the batteries, made sure that I had no stuck buttons on the remote, and then reinserted the batteries - the backlight remains stuck in the on position and the remote does not control the box. This is no big deal, as I am confident that I can get the remote replaced.

2. What I find to be a more serious problem is with the playback of multichannel FLAC files embedded within an MKV container - the audio level is WAAAYYYY too low, making the tracks unusable. I have all of my MKVs embedded with both multichannel FLAC (because it was the most common format that could be decoded a few years ago) and vanilla DTS. When I play back the DTS track, the volume is fine, but when I choose the FLAC track the level goes way, way down, like 30 or 40 db lower than the DTS track. Now, I know that the DTS track always plays louder than the FLAC track in pretty much all players, but not with this much difference in level. Just to check the MKVs, I also played them back using a Micca box, a SageTV box, a HiMedia box and my HTPC and the FLAC tracks played back at proper levels in all of the other devices, so the problem is 100% with the Mede8er box. My only question is, is this a firmware problem with all Mede8er boxes or is this a failure of just my unit? If someone has some movie files in MKV format which contain multichannel FLAC (like 5.1 or 7.1) could you please check the level? I can not do any more experimenting until my remote is replaced...frown.gif

TrueHD and DTS-HD MA stream perfectly and at the correct level, but I have some 60 to 80 TB of files with FLAC, so I *NEED* FLAC to be at the correct level. I really HOPE that this is a problem with my individual unit and not a problem with the firmware.
post #1092 of 1300
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Originally Posted by Bob Sorel View Post

Well, I have good news and bad news to report about my Mede8er 600:

Good news:

1. For the day and a half that I it was working, the network streaming in both Samba and NFS was excellent. I was able to stream 80 MBS under Samba and 120 MBS under NFS. I had no problems streaming both 2D and 3D files (MKV and ISO) without even the tiniest stutter.
2. 23.976 hz playback works great! - again, smooth as silk!

Bad news:

1. The remote locked up after a day and a half and now will not control the box. The buttons on the front of the box still work, so I assume that the problem is with the remote. Also, for no apparent reason, the backlight came on without me pressing the button and stays on if I leave the batteries in. I removed the batteries, made sure that I had no stuck buttons on the remote, and then reinserted the batteries - the backlight remains stuck in the on position and the remote does not control the box. This is no big deal, as I am confident that I can get the remote replaced.

2. What I find to be a more serious problem is with the playback of multichannel FLAC files embedded within an MKV container - the audio level is WAAAYYYY too low, making the tracks unusable. I have all of my MKVs embedded with both multichannel FLAC (because it was the most common format that could be decoded a few years ago) and vanilla DTS. When I play back the DTS track, the volume is fine, but when I choose the FLAC track the level goes way, way down, like 30 or 40 db lower than the DTS track. Now, I know that the DTS track always plays louder than the FLAC track in pretty much all players, but not with this much difference in level. Just to check the MKVs, I also played them back using a Micca box, a SageTV box, a HiMedia box and my HTPC and the FLAC tracks played back at proper levels in all of the other devices, so the problem is 100% with the Mede8er box. My only question is, is this a firmware problem with all Mede8er boxes or is this a failure of just my unit? If someone has some movie files in MKV format which contain multichannel FLAC (like 5.1 or 7.1) could you please check the level? I can not do any more experimenting until my remote is replaced...frown.gif

TrueHD and DTS-HD MA stream perfectly and at the correct level, but I have some 60 to 80 TB of files with FLAC, so I *NEED* FLAC to be at the correct level. I really HOPE that this is a problem with my individual unit and not a problem with the firmware.

I think FLAC is an analog signal? If so its output level passes through the mede8er volume controls, which by default, are set "half-way" ( PCM encoded Blu Rays had this same problem for me). If you raise the volume to max, it's like a unity gain...however I don't recall if there are volume buttons on the unit, and if you're remote is not working, that's where the buttons are...
post #1093 of 1300
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Originally Posted by Bob Sorel View Post

Well, I have good news and bad news to report about my Mede8er 600:

Good news:

1. For the day and a half that I it was working, the network streaming in both Samba and NFS was excellent. I was able to stream 80 MBS under Samba and 120 MBS under NFS. I had no problems streaming both 2D and 3D files (MKV and ISO) without even the tiniest stutter.
2. 23.976 hz playback works great! - again, smooth as silk!

Bad news:

1. The remote locked up after a day and a half and now will not control the box. The buttons on the front of the box still work, so I assume that the problem is with the remote. Also, for no apparent reason, the backlight came on without me pressing the button and stays on if I leave the batteries in. I removed the batteries, made sure that I had no stuck buttons on the remote, and then reinserted the batteries - the backlight remains stuck in the on position and the remote does not control the box. This is no big deal, as I am confident that I can get the remote replaced.

2. What I find to be a more serious problem is with the playback of multichannel FLAC files embedded within an MKV container - the audio level is WAAAYYYY too low, making the tracks unusable. I have all of my MKVs embedded with both multichannel FLAC (because it was the most common format that could be decoded a few years ago) and vanilla DTS. When I play back the DTS track, the volume is fine, but when I choose the FLAC track the level goes way, way down, like 30 or 40 db lower than the DTS track. Now, I know that the DTS track always plays louder than the FLAC track in pretty much all players, but not with this much difference in level. Just to check the MKVs, I also played them back using a Micca box, a SageTV box, a HiMedia box and my HTPC and the FLAC tracks played back at proper levels in all of the other devices, so the problem is 100% with the Mede8er box. My only question is, is this a firmware problem with all Mede8er boxes or is this a failure of just my unit? If someone has some movie files in MKV format which contain multichannel FLAC (like 5.1 or 7.1) could you please check the level? I can not do any more experimenting until my remote is replaced...frown.gif

TrueHD and DTS-HD MA stream perfectly and at the correct level, but I have some 60 to 80 TB of files with FLAC, so I *NEED* FLAC to be at the correct level. I really HOPE that this is a problem with my individual unit and not a problem with the firmware.

I don't have a suggestion for your FLAC issue, but while you're waiting to get your remote replaced, I believe you can use most any USB keyboard/mouse combos - I'm not sure about every Mede8er remote key being duplicated on a different remote/keyboard/mouse but I've tried a few RF USB combos and they all worked quite well

But you'll have to power the 600 on/off manually until you get your remote replaced
post #1094 of 1300
thrang is correct -- I just tried a couple remotes with volume buttons on them the volume did not function on my 1000 - apparently only the basic button will work with different remote... ie... play, stop, back, etc. - sorry for the confusion
post #1095 of 1300
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I don't have a suggestion for your FLAC issue, but while you're waiting to get your remote replaced, I believe you can use most any USB keyboard/mouse combos - I'm not sure about every Mede8er remote key being duplicated on a different remote/keyboard/mouse but I've tried a few RF USB combos and they all worked quite well
Yes! That gets me back in business! I have a very small USB keyboard that is now serving duty to replace the remote for the time being...works great! Thanks!
Quote:
I think FLAC is an analog signal? If so its output level passes through the mede8er volume controls, which by default, are set "half-way" ( PCM encoded Blu Rays had this same problem for me). If you raise the volume to max, it's like a unity gain...however I don't recall if there are volume buttons on the unit, and if you're remote is not working, that's where the buttons are...
My remote quit on me before I got that far last night. Also, it did not dawn on me that decoded FLAC is indeed an analog signal and is effected by the volume control. Now that I have a keyboard controlling things, I set the volume to max and the problem is solved...smile.gif

Many thanks, guys!!
post #1096 of 1300
I had to set both my AV receiver and TV volumes up higher than when using a DVD player and then use the Mede8er remote volume to set the volume when watching media files with my MED1000X3D. Rarely an avi or mp4, I cannot recall which or both, will play LOUD even when the Mede8er remote volume is set to 1. then I have to lower either the AV receiver or TV's own volume. Have not investigated further yet.

The only other issues I've noted have been slightly darker overall image with the MED1000X3D compared to my DVD player and that on occasion the Delete function does not work and I need to do the following:
I have not setup WIFI yet. Anyone have a simple guide? Color pictures always welcome. biggrin.gif
post #1097 of 1300
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Originally Posted by Bob Sorel View Post

At this point, based on all of the good things I hear in this thread, and with Mede8er1's fast response, I am going to purchase the Med600X3D - it looks like basically the same unit as the 1000 but without space for an on board hard drive.

Close, but there are other differences, check Mede8er's product comparison matrix.

The MED800x3D is virtually the same as the 1000, just not the "spaceship" design (it also doesn't have a remote IR plug). Per MediaConcepts, it is Coming To America in "Late November 2013" (insert Eddie Murphy jokes).

This is the model I'm holding out for, coz I like boring black boxy components.
post #1098 of 1300
The MED800X3D has a fan which the MED600X3d and MED1000X3D do not. Both the MED1000X3d and MED1000X3d can accept an internal hard drive. Looking at the MED800X3D manual and comparing it to my experience with the MED1000X3D, installing and removing a hard drive is magnitudes easier -- redonkulously easier -- with the MED1000X3D. If you don't plan on taking the hard drive out often then no big whoop.
post #1099 of 1300
Hey, hope everyone is doing great! Is there a list of compatible internal harddrives that work with this unit? thanks!
post #1100 of 1300
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Originally Posted by lorilotus View Post

Hey, hope everyone is doing great! Is there a list of compatible internal harddrives that work with this unit? thanks!

Here

http://www.mede8erforum.com/index.php/topic,9335.0.html
post #1101 of 1300
I'm about ready to pull the trigger on the MED600X3D. There is one feature I'd like to clarify though. I have many TV show DVD sets (not BD) that I have ripped to ISOs. When playing these files, does the MED600X3D support menus so that various episodes can be selected?
post #1102 of 1300
Yes it does. Recently went through a season of Weeds that I had ripped from a DVD box set that I purchased.
post #1103 of 1300
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Originally Posted by Tarpon65 View Post

Yes it does. Recently went through a season of Weeds that I had ripped from a DVD box set that I purchased.

Thanks. Seems like this player will suit my needs very well.
post #1104 of 1300
Good evening,

I am a potential buyer of the Mede8er MED8003DX because it's both cheap and fully stocked with features. However, I have some concerns about its usability with a Mac (mid-2009 MacBook Pro with Mavericks). I saw a few posts (in fact just 4 or 5) alluding to the topic but all doubts have not been lifted.

1. Given that I don't plan to connect it to a Gigabit network, the direct connection of the 800 to the MacBook through USB is paramount to me. It is stated that HFS+ is supported by the system. Does it mean that the MED800 will support both reading and writing on an HFS+-journaled-formated internal HDD? If so, will there be any drawbacks compared to a NTFS HDD : performance issue (slow transfers and reading/writing speeds), reliability (data corruption)?
Finally, are there some feedbacks to the actual use HFS+ HDDs? I'm sceptical (although this was confirmed to me by Mede8er staff) because none of the other major Linux-based content streamers (Popcorn Hour A-400, Dune HD Base 3D) seem to support this function. It'd be fantastic to know that it does it flawlessly!

2. No reports of troubles using a 4TB HDD in the MED800? I plan to use a Western Digital Desktop Green 4TB.

3. No problems anymore with MKV videos (SD MPEG2 and HD X264)? My whole DVD collection is backed up as MPEG-2/MKV files, that's why it's important to me...

Thanks in advance for your help!

Sincerely,

Antoine
Edited by VideoFlying - 11/21/13 at 4:24pm
post #1105 of 1300

I'm confused on these Mede8er players. Each one says WiFi is optional, you have to purchase it separately. Does that mean if I want to stream(wireless) movies/tv shows from my PC to the Mede8er I'll need to purchase the WiFi USB Antenna or PCIe 802.11g/n WiFi KIT? I'm just confused, maybe I'm not understand it correctly. I currently have a WDTV Live media player and was just didn't understand why a $89 player would have WiFi but a $200+ player wouldn't?

post #1106 of 1300
@mostdope: for the 800 model, just choose the MED800x3DW which has embedded WiFi ;-).
post #1107 of 1300
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Originally Posted by VideoFlying View Post

@mostdope: for the 800 model, just choose the MED800x3DW which has embedded WiFi ;-).

but why would  they not include wifi in all there models, for the price your paying? so i have to pay an extra $30 just to be able to stream? also, could you link me to MED800x3DW, i dont see it?

 

one more question if anyone knows. does every model have that same UI, firmware? In the pictures it looks likes the MED500X has an older UI compared to say a MED1000X3D.

post #1108 of 1300
Forget wi-fi for streaming... you'll have trouble with 1080p and 1:1 BD rips. Wired all the way! smile.gif
post #1109 of 1300
Thank you for your answer ;-) For the moment I'm sticking to 5 Mb/s videos so it should be fine !
post #1110 of 1300
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Originally Posted by Brajesh View Post

Forget wi-fi for streaming... you'll have trouble with 1080p and 1:1 BD rips. Wired all the way! smile.gif
Or use a hard drive that has files copied from your computer. biggrin.gif
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