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post #601 of 2288
Quote:
Originally Posted by canton160 View Post

i notice in your video the videos you show are encoded in x264, for me does vides are not blu rays quality, they are encoded in x264, so a lower bandwidth that a full blu ray
hight bitraite = higher quality
t's not just resolution though, bitrate plays a vital role. For example the 1080p rips I have are around 70mbps . it is important to check the bitrate, anything much lower than these values will start to give a noticeable drop in quality.
actually i got the avatar full disc (45gb) and then recently got a 23gb 1080p x264 encode of it - I am hard pressed to see a noticeable different, even on a 40 inch tv, im my 90 inch screen its a no go.
back on topic if your movies.mkv have lower bandwidth thats the main reason you A400 plays it with no issue, if you downloaded from some torrents who nows how many times has being encoded
1. Condition and quality of the source
2. The number of times it has been encoded
3. Which encoder was used (they are not all equal)
4. How the encoder was configured
5. Overall video bitrate

regards

Hi,but i never said in the video or here that it was blurays quality,those are actually mkvs with subs working fine and using my jukebox+ipad2
Has for the rest ive tryed :

DISC INFO:

Disc Title: BRAVE
Disc Size: 46,077,481,528 bytes
Protection: AACS
BD-Java: Yes
BDInfo: 0.5.6

PLAYLIST REPORT:

Name: 00801.MPLS
Length: 1:34:12 (h:m:s)
Size: 26,546,915,328 bytes
Total Bitrate: 37.57 Mbps

VIDEO:

Codec Bitrate Description


MPEG-4 AVC Video 23860 kbps 1080p / 23.976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1

AUDIO:

Codec Language Bitrate Description



Dolby TrueHD Audio English 6439 kbps 7.1 / 48 kHz / 6439 kbps / 24-bit (AC3 Embedded: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps)
Dolby Digital Audio English 320 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 320 kbps / Dolby Surround
Dolby Digital Audio English 320 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 320 kbps / Dolby Surround
Dolby Digital Plus Audio French 512 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 512 kbps
Dolby Digital Audio French 640 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps
Dolby Digital Audio Spanish 640 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps
Dolby Digital Audio English 320 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 320 kbps

Size: 42.91 GB (46,077,481,528 bytes)

AND

Disc Title: The Watch 2012 1080p Blu-ray AVC DTS-HD MA 5.1-HDChina
Disc Size: 44,015,717,289 bytes
Protection: AACS
BD-Java: Yes
BDInfo: 0.5.6

PLAYLIST REPORT:

Name: 00500.MPLS
Length: 1:41:57 (h:m:s)
Size: 32,654,026,752 bytes
Total Bitrate: 42.71 Mbps

VIDEO:

Codec Bitrate Description


MPEG-4 AVC Video 29975 kbps 1080p / 23.976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1

AUDIO:

Codec Language Bitrate Description



DTS-HD Master Audio English 3806 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3806 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Dolby Digital Audio English 448 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 448 kbps
Dolby Digital Audio Spanish 448 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 448 kbps
Dolby Digital Audio French 448 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 448 kbps
Dolby Digital Audio Portuguese 448 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 448 kbps
DTS Audio Russian 768 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 768 kbps / 24-bit
Dolby Digital Audio Czech 448 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 448 kbps
Dolby Digital Audio Hungarian 448 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 448 kbps
Dolby Digital Audio Polish 448 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 448 kbps
Dolby Digital Audio Thai 448 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 448 kbps
Dolby Digital Audio Turkish 448 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 448 kbps
Dolby Digital Audio Ukrainian 448 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 448 kbps

SUBTITLES:

Codec Language Bitrate Description



Presentation Graphics English 62.067 kbps
Presentation Graphics Spanish 46.883 kbps
Presentation Graphics French 0.256 kbps
Presentation Graphics Portuguese 49.349 kbps
Presentation Graphics Russian 45.962 kbps
Presentation Graphics Arabic 22.562 kbps
Presentation Graphics Bulgarian 42.308 kbps
Presentation Graphics Chinese 30.489 kbps
Presentation Graphics Croatian 45.833 kbps
Presentation Graphics Czech 41.616 kbps
Presentation Graphics Estonian 46.130 kbps
Presentation Graphics Greek 44.223 kbps
Presentation Graphics Hebrew 35.052 kbps
Presentation Graphics Hungarian 44.254 kbps
Presentation Graphics Icelandic 48.113 kbps
Presentation Graphics Indonesian 56.004 kbps
Presentation Graphics Korean 28.739 kbps
Presentation Graphics Latvian 44.428 kbps
Presentation Graphics Lithuanian 45.094 kbps
Presentation Graphics Malay 50.510 kbps
Presentation Graphics Chinese 38.664 kbps
Presentation Graphics Polish 34.107 kbps
Presentation Graphics Portuguese 52.042 kbps
Presentation Graphics Romanian 44.255 kbps
Presentation Graphics Serbian 47.102 kbps
Presentation Graphics Slovenian 39.367 kbps
Presentation Graphics Thai 40.227 kbps
Presentation Graphics Turkish 53.471 kbps
Presentation Graphics Ukrainian 47.872 kbps
Presentation Graphics Vietnamese 52.506 kbps

Size: 40.99 GB (44,015,717,289 bytes)

Also Men in Black 3 2012 1080p 3D Blu-ray AVC DTS-HD MA 5.1-HDChina

Name: 00800.MPLS
Length: 1:45:49.384 (h:m:s.ms)
Size: 41 680 459 776 bytes
Total Bitrate: 52,52 Mbps

VIDEO:

Codec Bitrate Description


MPEG-4 AVC Video 25978 kbps 1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
MPEG-4 MVC Video 16975 kbps

AUDIO:

Codec Language Bitrate Description



DTS-HD Master Audio English 2403 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2403 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)
Dolby Digital Audio Hindi 640 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps / DN -4dB
Dolby Digital Audio Kazakh 640 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps / DN -4dB
Dolby Digital Audio Russian 640 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps / DN -4dB
Dolby Digital Audio Tamil 640 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps / DN -4dB
Dolby Digital Audio Telugu 640 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps / DN -4dB
Dolby Digital Audio Ukrainian 640 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps / DN -4dB

SUBTITLES:

Codec Language Bitrate Description



Presentation Graphics English 44,470 kbps
Presentation Graphics Estonian 41,664 kbps
Presentation Graphics Hindi 44,147 kbps
Presentation Graphics Latvian 37,705 kbps
Presentation Graphics Lithuanian 42,740 kbps
Presentation Graphics Russian 43,019 kbps

SUBTITLES:

Codec Language Bitrate Description



Presentation Graphics English 35.882 kbps
Presentation Graphics English 23.352 kbps
Presentation Graphics French 24.378 kbps
Presentation Graphics Spanish 22.210 kbps
Presentation Graphics English 79.643 kbps
Presentation Graphics French 67.716 kbps
Presentation Graphics Spanish 69.933 kbps
Presentation Graphics English 83.770 kbps

Size: 44.30 GB (47,562,686,464 bytes)

WITH ZERO PROBLEMS !
post #602 of 2288
I have my A110 and a WD HD Live in the living room and just got my A400 earlier this week. It took me some time to become more proficient w/my A110 and I love it. I don't stream BD files over the network since my network is not 1GB and BD rips stutter but that's not a concern. I have drives locally attached to the A110 and the WD for any BD rip. DVD ISO's play fine over the network to either device so the 700+ DVDs I have ripped play fine. I did get in another device from Amazon (forget the brand - not Dune though) and it crashed the first day I was using it and I sent it back. The ONLY two things my A110 doesn't do that I need is certain BD movies will 'strobe' the video in certain scenes (must be high bit rates) and the other is 3D support. The 3D support isn't as big as the video strobing. I also got in the A300 and learned the A400 was announced the day I got it in so, I returned that. I did test the A300 (and the A400) in scenes I know 'strobe' on my A110 and the video chip in these boxes addresses that issue. I hate that I won't even continue using the A400 until they get the issues addressed. It's depressing that they can't take upon what they've already done (a successful A110) and 'add' to it w/the 3D, App navi, etc without going back to square one.
I've contemplated buying an A200 and the 'upgraded box' for it since that box is a 'success' and will work for everything I need but the 3D. One Jukebox for my 10 drives, great jukebox pics/info/skin, great video quality, etc.
To return or not; that is my question right now.
post #603 of 2288
Quote:
Originally Posted by thrang View Post

I'm finding the NMJ very flaky.
If I used the built in scraper, it gets a lot wrong, even at times mixing the correct cover are with the wrong title and fan art. And it ignores several titles for no apparent reason and with no error message if there is an issue
I deleted everything and started fresh, using My Movies meta data support - on the initial add of the share, it seemed to be ok, though it still ignored certain titles. When I rebooted the A-400 and went back to the Jukebox, it gave me a dialog about updating or restructuring the database, which it did. The next time I launched it, and showed be the splash startup screen (the marketing image of wall art) with no option to proceed except to add folders (which I already had). It then proceed to rescrape everything and returned me to the poor, pre-MyMovies state I first started with.
I also have one or two HD-DVD rips, in their own folders like everything else, but for some reason, NMJ displays all the .m2ts video files as generic icons sprinkled throughout the main listing of all other movies, creating a mess of an interface.

Im zero help with NMJ related questions as I dont run it. but to test why it gets something wrong. easy way. is goto http://www.themoviedb.org/ type in your file name exactly as you have it minus the extension and see what moviedb returns. AS for asking you to scan again I think once you use mymovies you can no longer use the internal scrap engine but I could be wrong
post #604 of 2288
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rui Pedro View Post

Hi,but i never said in the video or here that it was blurays quality,those are actually mkvs with subs working fine and using my jukebox+ipad2
Has for the rest ive tryed :
DISC INFO:
Disc Title: BRAVE
Disc Size: 46,077,481,528 bytes
Protection: AACS
BD-Java: Yes
BDInfo: 0.5.6
PLAYLIST REPORT:
Name: 00801.MPLS
Length: 1:34:12 (h:m:s)
Size: 26,546,915,328 bytes
Total Bitrate: 37.57 Mbps
VIDEO:
Codec Bitrate Description


MPEG-4 AVC Video 23860 kbps 1080p / 23.976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
AUDIO:
Codec Language Bitrate Description



Dolby TrueHD Audio English 6439 kbps 7.1 / 48 kHz / 6439 kbps / 24-bit (AC3 Embedded: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps)
Dolby Digital Audio English 320 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 320 kbps / Dolby Surround
Dolby Digital Audio English 320 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 320 kbps / Dolby Surround
Dolby Digital Plus Audio French 512 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 512 kbps
Dolby Digital Audio French 640 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps
Dolby Digital Audio Spanish 640 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps
Dolby Digital Audio English 320 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 320 kbps
Size: 42.91 GB (46,077,481,528 bytes)
AND
Disc Title: The Watch 2012 1080p Blu-ray AVC DTS-HD MA 5.1-HDChina
Disc Size: 44,015,717,289 bytes
Protection: AACS
BD-Java: Yes
BDInfo: 0.5.6
PLAYLIST REPORT:
Name: 00500.MPLS
Length: 1:41:57 (h:m:s)
Size: 32,654,026,752 bytes
Total Bitrate: 42.71 Mbps
VIDEO:
Codec Bitrate Description


MPEG-4 AVC Video 29975 kbps 1080p / 23.976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
AUDIO:
Codec Language Bitrate Description



DTS-HD Master Audio English 3806 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3806 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Dolby Digital Audio English 448 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 448 kbps
Dolby Digital Audio Spanish 448 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 448 kbps
Dolby Digital Audio French 448 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 448 kbps
Dolby Digital Audio Portuguese 448 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 448 kbps
DTS Audio Russian 768 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 768 kbps / 24-bit
Dolby Digital Audio Czech 448 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 448 kbps
Dolby Digital Audio Hungarian 448 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 448 kbps
Dolby Digital Audio Polish 448 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 448 kbps
Dolby Digital Audio Thai 448 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 448 kbps
Dolby Digital Audio Turkish 448 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 448 kbps
Dolby Digital Audio Ukrainian 448 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 448 kbps
SUBTITLES:
Codec Language Bitrate Description



Presentation Graphics English 62.067 kbps
Presentation Graphics Spanish 46.883 kbps
Presentation Graphics French 0.256 kbps
Presentation Graphics Portuguese 49.349 kbps
Presentation Graphics Russian 45.962 kbps
Presentation Graphics Arabic 22.562 kbps
Presentation Graphics Bulgarian 42.308 kbps
Presentation Graphics Chinese 30.489 kbps
Presentation Graphics Croatian 45.833 kbps
Presentation Graphics Czech 41.616 kbps
Presentation Graphics Estonian 46.130 kbps
Presentation Graphics Greek 44.223 kbps
Presentation Graphics Hebrew 35.052 kbps
Presentation Graphics Hungarian 44.254 kbps
Presentation Graphics Icelandic 48.113 kbps
Presentation Graphics Indonesian 56.004 kbps
Presentation Graphics Korean 28.739 kbps
Presentation Graphics Latvian 44.428 kbps
Presentation Graphics Lithuanian 45.094 kbps
Presentation Graphics Malay 50.510 kbps
Presentation Graphics Chinese 38.664 kbps
Presentation Graphics Polish 34.107 kbps
Presentation Graphics Portuguese 52.042 kbps
Presentation Graphics Romanian 44.255 kbps
Presentation Graphics Serbian 47.102 kbps
Presentation Graphics Slovenian 39.367 kbps
Presentation Graphics Thai 40.227 kbps
Presentation Graphics Turkish 53.471 kbps
Presentation Graphics Ukrainian 47.872 kbps
Presentation Graphics Vietnamese 52.506 kbps
Size: 40.99 GB (44,015,717,289 bytes)
Also Men in Black 3 2012 1080p 3D Blu-ray AVC DTS-HD MA 5.1-HDChina
Name: 00800.MPLS
Length: 1:45:49.384 (h:m:s.ms)
Size: 41 680 459 776 bytes
Total Bitrate: 52,52 Mbps
VIDEO:
Codec Bitrate Description


MPEG-4 AVC Video 25978 kbps 1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
MPEG-4 MVC Video 16975 kbps
AUDIO:
Codec Language Bitrate Description



DTS-HD Master Audio English 2403 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2403 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)
Dolby Digital Audio Hindi 640 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps / DN -4dB
Dolby Digital Audio Kazakh 640 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps / DN -4dB
Dolby Digital Audio Russian 640 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps / DN -4dB
Dolby Digital Audio Tamil 640 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps / DN -4dB
Dolby Digital Audio Telugu 640 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps / DN -4dB
Dolby Digital Audio Ukrainian 640 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps / DN -4dB
SUBTITLES:
Codec Language Bitrate Description



Presentation Graphics English 44,470 kbps
Presentation Graphics Estonian 41,664 kbps
Presentation Graphics Hindi 44,147 kbps
Presentation Graphics Latvian 37,705 kbps
Presentation Graphics Lithuanian 42,740 kbps
Presentation Graphics Russian 43,019 kbps
SUBTITLES:
Codec Language Bitrate Description



Presentation Graphics English 35.882 kbps
Presentation Graphics English 23.352 kbps
Presentation Graphics French 24.378 kbps
Presentation Graphics Spanish 22.210 kbps
Presentation Graphics English 79.643 kbps
Presentation Graphics French 67.716 kbps
Presentation Graphics Spanish 69.933 kbps
Presentation Graphics English 83.770 kbps
Size: 44.30 GB (47,562,686,464 bytes)
WITH ZERO PROBLEMS !

Nice detailed post, And that is a non compressed

And as for canton there is no such thing as a 2d movie that hits 70Mbit standard tops out at 54 including audio, and only a few 2d movies hit that wall and video bitrate will spike to 40/42Mbit. And im still confused how people claim 3d hits 80-90Mbit I got Confirmation 3d bitrate tops out at 60Mbit.
Edited by halfelite - 11/30/12 at 9:01am
post #605 of 2288
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rui Pedro View Post

Hi,but i never said in the video or here that it was blurays quality,those are actually mkvs with subs working fine and using my jukebox+ipad2
Has for the rest ive tryed :

WITH ZERO PROBLEMS !

Is this going over your network or is it from local disk?
post #606 of 2288
I got a chance to set mine up today. I am a novice at this stuff. I have it hooked up via ethernet to my network. I have my movies on an iomega cloud drive. I use Sonos for my music so will be using this primarily for movies, 2d and 3d. I only have a few movies ripped to the cloud so far. It looks as good as my oppo 93. I did the firmware update upon initial setup and its running flawlessly to this point.
post #607 of 2288
how´s your apps @rui pedro ?

from pch forums
Quote:
hi ppl i have the lastest fw,my isp is ok,i can grab covers from internet also,but when i acess the apps icon it gets the loading screen and nothing happens its stuck...
post #608 of 2288
Hello, first post, I'm really looking into the Popcorn Hour A-400 i have never owned any of the series so i'm not familiar with the product, i'm coming from Boxee Box, Apple TV, and a WDTV Live Streamer, all with little annoyances, then i saw the A-400 and looks great , iv'e done some reading on it and it looks like something i would want to try, and if i could ask a few questions. Does this play full BD ISO menus? or i read something about BD-Lite. Does it Play Full BD ISO 3D? and how does it handle these? and any other things that might help my decision would be great. Last thing, where are some reliable places to purchase the A-400 if i decide to go that route, i only seen them on the Popcorn main website and they have been out of stock.

Thanks
post #609 of 2288
Quote:
Originally Posted by canton160 View Post

how´s your apps @rui pedro ?
from pch forums

That has been a passed bug before not sure if its back but if your selected language is something that does not have translations for the apps market it wont load, A good test is put in english, If its back someone just needs to say what langue it happens on. and they fix it right away.
post #610 of 2288
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeromi Rossell View Post

Hello, first post, I'm really looking into the Popcorn Hour A-400 i have never owned any of the series so i'm not familiar with the product, i'm coming from Boxee Box, Apple TV, and a WDTV Live Streamer, all with little annoyances, then i saw the A-400 and looks great , iv'e done some reading on it and it looks like something i would want to try, and if i could ask a few questions. Does this play full BD ISO menus? or i read something about BD-Lite. Does it Play Full BD ISO 3D? and how does it handle these? and any other things that might help my decision would be great. Last thing, where are some reliable places to purchase the A-400 if i decide to go that route, i only seen them on the Popcorn main website and they have been out of stock.
Thanks

No it does not play full menus, It plays bd-lite which is fake menus to pick your movie and playlist, How does it handle? The reports are mixed right now some say it works great others say they cant get anything to play, Wait a week or to see if it evens out before you purchase if you are not the type to tinker to try to make it work.

If you are in the US http://www.diamondhomedesign.com/ is a reseller.

On another note the 300 series was made compatible today with the ipad/android NMJ navigator.

On another another note accident thinks he has gotten multi mounts working for NMJ so you can use stock NMJ without a workaround but you will have to use NMJtoolbox to configure it when ROM gets it updated for the change.
Edited by halfelite - 11/30/12 at 2:04pm
post #611 of 2288
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Eric View Post

true. I'm using intensively my Dune Smart, but in fact never had a PCH...
But I'm not a fanboy biggrin.gif fact is that it seems that Dune players have a problem with netgear switches (at least some of them) and I already saw some people solving this problem by simply changing their switch for another brand. BUT fact is also that the A400 seems to have many problems with many switches, and not only switches but also with Syno NAS where you need to double check settings (not the most obvious ones) to make it work. That's the big difference...
A400 will certainly be a good product, but right now it's a big mess. BUT no one can say that this is a surprise, when buying a brand new player using a brand new chipset everybody should be ready to be a beta tester and not coming back whining about "it doesn't play this" , "ican't do that", blablabla... As you say, I'm pretty sure that the new zappiti player will have its own bunch of bugs, may be not because of the chipset that will be very similar to the current ones, but certainly because of the new "dynamic" firmware part and new UI "xbmc style". Personnaly I won't buy a zappiti player coming from the zappiti guys who are updatng their own software at least once a week (if not more) and which is never really stable...

When you say "Dune Players" do you mean the Smart series? I only use Netgear switches at home and even a Netgear router. All hooked up to my two Dune Prime players with no issues streaming via network. SMB works fine but NFS is a little faster. I can't speak regarding the SMART series though. I would assume Dune would of used the same Ethernet components in their SMART series as they would in their other models but knowing how companies take such measures and shortcuts to save money it could be anything.
post #612 of 2288
Quote:
Originally Posted by canton160 View Post

i notice in your video the videos you show are encoded in x264, for me does vides are not blu rays quality, they are encoded in x264, so a lower bandwidth that a full blu ray
hight bitraite = higher quality
t's not just resolution though, bitrate plays a vital role. For example the 1080p rips I have are around 70mbps . it is important to check the bitrate, anything much lower than these values will start to give a noticeable drop in quality.
actually i got the avatar full disc (45gb) and then recently got a 23gb 1080p x264 encode of it - I am hard pressed to see a noticeable different, even on a 40 inch tv, im my 90 inch screen its a no go.
back on topic if your movies.mkv have lower bandwidth thats the main reason you A400 plays it with no issue, if you downloaded from some torrents who nows how many times has being encoded
1. Condition and quality of the source
2. The number of times it has been encoded
3. Which encoder was used (they are not all equal)
4. How the encoder was configured
5. Overall video bitrate

regards

I would imagine most people only have a screen size of 50-55 inches. NO ONE will notice a difference between a 20GB rip of a movie compared to the original at all. I have the Avatar blu ray disc. I ripped that sucker 20 different ways. Even a file size of 16GB I wasn't able to tell much difference at all with video quality. My TV is a 55 inch in size and is a Sony Bravia top of the model. A gorgeous picture. Maybe a 90 inch screen people will notice, and of course on a movie screen. Save your space people, you do not need to keep your movies at full bitrate to enjoy good quality.
post #613 of 2288
Quote:
Originally Posted by halfelite View Post

No it does not play full menus, It plays bd-lite which is fake menus to pick your movie and playlist, How does it handle? The reports are mixed right now some say it works great others say they cant get anything to play, Wait a week or to see if it evens out before you purchase if you are not the type to tinker to try to make it work.
If you are in the US http://www.diamondhomedesign.com/ is a reseller.
On another note the 300 series was made compatible today with the ipad/android NMJ navigator.
On another another note accident thinks he has gotten multi mounts working for NMJ so you can use stock NMJ without a workaround but you will have to use NMJtoolbox to configure it when ROM gets it updated for the change.

The BD-Menu is not a deal breaker i'm mainly interested in the BD-ISO 3D and i don't plan on streaming anything, which seems like problem for some. I just planning on using a hard drive connected USB.
post #614 of 2288
Quote:
Originally Posted by canton160 View Post

how´s your apps @rui pedro ?
from pch forums

my apps are fine,just like my popcorn movies,dunno why you bash into it so much lol,turns out i just had to reset my settings and all was ok,didnt had any problems after it...so whats next? lol
post #615 of 2288
Quote:
Originally Posted by Opentoe View Post

I would imagine most people only have a screen size of 50-55 inches. NO ONE will notice a difference between a 20GB rip of a movie compared to the original at all. I have the Avatar blu ray disc. I ripped that sucker 20 different ways. Even a file size of 16GB I wasn't able to tell much difference at all with video quality. My TV is a 55 inch in size and is a Sony Bravia top of the model. A gorgeous picture. Maybe a 90 inch screen people will notice, and of course on a movie screen. Save your space people, you do not need to keep your movies at full bitrate to enjoy good quality.

not everyone has a 90 inch screen indeed, and not everyone has a "sony bravia top of the model" to enjoy georgeous picture in compressed blu-rays.

what do you thing of loudness mp3 audio from a ipod ? well it sucks in my audio gear because of the compression.....

secondly theres blu-rays that compressed better than others, so the quality can degrade a lot in some and less in othersm dont stick with avatar try others and see for yourself

third the media players /bluray players must not cause any artefacts in video, they must send the video signal pixel-perfect, a proper calibrated TV must handle the signal has it comes, and display it the most natural possible away.

a few months ago i didnt care about sharpening, until realise how must detailed is lost in a movie, does this matter ? for me it does.... for you enjoy your own movie standard.
if i have a 1500$ projector , 600$ av amplifier, 1000$ 5.1 why should i use crap compressed files (+ the time enconding ) just to save a few GB.
3TB cost less than 100$ this days

i have friends they have movies from torrentz, they dont care about picture quality 720, 1080p everything is watchable in their setups as long is less than 10gb , but sometimes i wonder why they stick in my couch so many time with my movie library and is no near the huge collection they have.


everyone handles their library the way they want, but saying NO ONE will notice difference its nonsense. rolleyes.gif
Edited by canton160 - 11/30/12 at 3:51pm
post #616 of 2288
So after having time to watch several movies today, I feel pretty comfortable saying that every movie I've watched with an HD Audio track had audio issues. The issues start either right away, or up to 20-30 minutes into the movie. Video plays smoothly and looks very good still, even when the audio drops out.

Movies that are defaulted to AC3 tracks play fine.

Here's what I watched (or tried to) today:

The Royal Tenenbaums Criterion Bluray:
Code:
General
Unique ID                                : 288344924882386841897141259882505154328 (0xD8ED366756717FD026FCB6B650BFAF18)
Complete name                            : V:\Movies\Movies\The Royal Tenenbaums\The Royal Tenenbaums.mkv
Format                                   : Matroska
Format version                           : Version 2
File size                                : 30.5 GiB
Duration                                 : 1h 49mn
Overall bit rate mode                    : Variable
Overall bit rate                         : 39.7 Mbps
Movie name                               : THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS
Encoded date                             : UTC 2012-08-15 03:36:06
Writing application                      : MakeMKV v1.7.6 win(x64-release)
Writing library                          : libmakemkv v1.7.6 (1.2.0/1.1.0) win(x64-release)

Video
ID                                       : 1
Format                                   : AVC
Format/Info                              : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile                           : High@L4.1
Format settings, CABAC                   : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames                : 4 frames
Codec ID                                 : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
Duration                                 : 1h 49mn
Bit rate mode                            : Variable
Maximum bit rate                         : 37.0 Mbps
Width                                    : 1 920 pixels
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post #617 of 2288
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Originally Posted by canton160 View Post

not everyone has a 90 inch screen indeed, and not everyone has a "sony bravia top of the model" to enjoy georgeous picture in compressed blu-rays.
what do you thing of loudness mp3 audio from a ipod ? well it sucks in my audio gear because of the compression.....
secondly theres blu-rays that compressed better than others, so the quality can degrade a lot in some and less in othersm dont stick with avatar try others and see for yourself
third the media players /bluray players must not cause any artefacts in video, they must send the video signal pixel-perfect, a proper calibrated TV must handle the signal has it comes, and display it the most natural possible away.
a few months ago i didnt care about sharpening, until realise how must detailed is lost in a movie, does this matter ? for me it does.... for you enjoy your own movie standard.
if i have a 1500$ projector , 600$ av amplifier, 1000$ 5.1 why should i use crap compressed files (+ the time enconding ) just to save a few GB.
3TB cost less than 100$ this days
i have friends they have movies from torrentz, they dont care about picture quality 720, 1080p everything is watchable in their setups as long is less than 10gb , but sometimes i wonder why they stick in my couch so many time with my movie library and is no near the huge collection they have.
everyone handles their library the way they want, but saying NO ONE will notice difference its nonsense. rolleyes.gif

Amen, I don't have a calibrated 65VT50 so I can watch remuxed and compressed files that are "good enough". I also don't buy movies on bluray so I can watch the "good enough" version with artifacts and a softer picture. And the audio.....once you go HD you never want to go back.
post #618 of 2288
I transferred a 3D ISO folder to the A-400 (external eSata drive) from my Synology NAS and only achieved about 15 mbps average rate on my gig LAN, and tried four different branded switches - no wonder play back is so glitchy with the player

Even after transferring to the eSata drive, playck of the 3D ISO was not perfect - some pixelization, and several audio dropouts.

This is one of the worst devices I've laid my hands on in a long time. It's criminal to sell this.
post #619 of 2288
Hmm, just ordered an A-400 a couple of days ago on the strength of it having that iPad NMJ Navigator app, mostly to play music without cranking on the PJ or TV. But I should have read this thread first!
If I read things correctly a lot of bugs, and also my A-210 might be able to use that iPad app, can anyone confirm that?
Edited by rnrgagne - 11/30/12 at 5:21pm
post #620 of 2288
Quote:
Originally Posted by robnix View Post

So after having time to watch several movies today, I feel pretty comfortable saying that every movie I've watched with an HD Audio track had audio issues. The issues start either right away, or up to 20-30 minutes into the movie. Video plays smoothly and looks very good still, even when the audio drops out.
Movies that are defaulted to AC3 tracks play fine.
Here's what I watched (or tried to) today:
The Royal Tenenbaums Criterion Bluray:

Hopefully the dts-hd bug is not back for drop outs, can you test a movie from local to see if it has the same issue.
post #621 of 2288
When I look up movie titles from my networked cloud, there is a film reel icon with the name of the movie next to it. (example) 01 53535660_PUNISHER-BR.TitleO. I do not get thumbnails of the cover art. Can someone please tell me what I'm doing wrong?
post #622 of 2288
Quote:
Originally Posted by g_bartman View Post

When I look up movie titles from my networked cloud, there is a film reel icon with the name of the movie next to it. (example) 01 53535660_PUNISHER-BR.TitleO. I do not get thumbnails of the cover art. Can someone please tell me what I'm doing wrong?

I had that issue when it was storing the database on the local drive in the A-400. When I had it store the database on the network drive then I got the poster and cover art. I have no idea what caused the issue but it was consistent. All the poster and coverart was put on the internal drive, but it would never pull the info when looking at the title. So I just made sure all my network shares were writable so it could put the database there.
post #623 of 2288
I just found that I'm supposed to hit the info button on the movie title and it should bring me to the cover art but all I get is "no content found." I have tried this on 9 different titles, none of them worked. I also have to figure out how to rip my 3d movies to the correct 3d format using DVDfab. It is showing the duplicate images side by side, my Optoma projector normally shows 3d images as blurry (until you put the glasses on.) Boy, this stuff can drive you mad. Any guidance would be appreciated.
post #624 of 2288
Quote:
Originally Posted by halfelite View Post

Hopefully the dts-hd bug is not back for drop outs, can you test a movie from local to see if it has the same issue.

Yes - I'll copy Rango over to the player to see what happens. I'll test it out after movie night. Paranorman is on the menu!
post #625 of 2288
Quote:
Originally Posted by g_bartman View Post

I just found that I'm supposed to hit the info button on the movie title and it should bring me to the cover art but all I get is "no content found." I have tried this on 9 different titles, none of them worked. I also have to figure out how to rip my 3d movies to the correct 3d format using DVDfab. It is showing the duplicate images side by side, my Optoma projector normally shows 3d images as blurry (until you put the glasses on.) Boy, this stuff can drive you mad. Any guidance would be appreciated.

Use DVD Fab " Bllu-ray copy" to rip to iso. You will see a seperate section in their forum devoted to it. You cannot compress or it will not be 3d. As I understand it, movie only, no compression will also work but I have not tried it. I have done full iso rips to a BlacX thermatake doc that has an internal hard drive in it. I have another doc next to the 3d television in my living room. AnyDvd HD can also be used to rip 3d iso. You can see a seprate section in the Slysoft forum. I just purchased the Popcorn Hour but have not used it yet. I have been used the Micca EP600 to play from my BlacX doc. I have ripped 10 iso's including Avatar. I purchased the Popcor Hour because of the Juckbox but I am waiting for a firmware update before trying to play Iso's from a usb connected hard drive.
post #626 of 2288
Quote:
Originally Posted by robnix View Post

Amen, I don't have a calibrated 65VT50 so I can watch remuxed and compressed files that are "good enough". I also don't buy movies on bluray so I can watch the "good enough" version with artifacts and a softer picture. And the audio.....once you go HD you never want to go back.

The entitlement factor is way too high around here. With all these perfectly calibrated TV's you certainly don't ever want to watch regular HDTV or even put on the local football game. Not good enough for that hardware! smile.gif
post #627 of 2288
Quote:
Originally Posted by halfelite View Post

Hopefully the dts-hd bug is not back for drop outs, can you test a movie from local to see if it has the same issue.

Local iso has dtsma-hd dropouts for me...
post #628 of 2288
Quote:
Originally Posted by Opentoe View Post

I would imagine most people only have a screen size of 50-55 inches. NO ONE will notice a difference between a 20GB rip of a movie compared to the original at all. I have the Avatar blu ray disc. I ripped that sucker 20 different ways. Even a file size of 16GB I wasn't able to tell much difference at all with video quality. My TV is a 55 inch in size and is a Sony Bravia top of the model. A gorgeous picture. Maybe a 90 inch screen people will notice, and of course on a movie screen. Save your space people, you do not need to keep your movies at full bitrate to enjoy good quality.

Finally, a voice of reason!

philip
post #629 of 2288
Quote:
Originally Posted by Opentoe View Post

The entitlement factor is way too high around here. With all these perfectly calibrated TV's you certainly don't ever want to watch regular HDTV or even put on the local football game. Not good enough for that hardware! smile.gif

Cute, but you're wrong. Whether it's SDTV, HDTV, DVD, Bluray etc... I just want the TV to display the source material as it's intended to be displayed and heard.
post #630 of 2288
Quote:
Originally Posted by halfelite View Post

Hopefully the dts-hd bug is not back for drop outs, can you test a movie from local to see if it has the same issue.

I copied over my 4 Rango files I've been using for testing.

The m2ts file with AC3 as the default audio track plays fine.
The m2ts file with DTS-HD as the default audio track suffers from dropout at the exact same spots as it does when I play it over my network.

The internal drive the files are on is a Crucial M4 128GB SSD.
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