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post #691 of 1165
I do have a HDD inside.The issue is that the fan stays on even when powered off.Red light on,everything off.
post #692 of 1165
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Originally Posted by merc10 View Post

I do have a HDD inside.The issue is that the fan stays on even when powered off.Red light on,everything off.

Is It cooling your HDD down. That's a good thing. If It''s still on after 30 mins. Issue.

Then again, I don't have a HDD Installed on mine. So I wouldn't know for sure. ;-)
post #693 of 1165
I just downloaded and installed XBMC in my Win7 PC. I scrapped all of my movies and TV shows at once, and the scrapper had 100% accuracy. I really like the interface as well. I'm doing some testing, and I noticed that it didn't recognized the forced sub track for The Avengers. I'm going to test Avatar next. If I can figure out how to get the forced subs on correctly, I'm most likely going to be selling both my Dune D1 and TV303D to build two Intel NUCs.
post #694 of 1165
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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

I just downloaded and installed XBMC in my Win7 PC. I scrapped all of my movies and TV shows at once, and the scrapper had 100% accuracy. I really like the interface as well. I'm doing some testing, and I noticed that it didn't recognized the forced sub track for The Avengers. I'm going to test Avatar next. If I can figure out how to get the forced subs on correctly, I'm most likely going to be selling both my Dune D1 and TV303D to build two Intel NUCs.

Since I've sold my 303D, I've been using XBMC as well. As for forced subtitles, I've managed to get them working just fine in all of my titles requiring them, by setting the forced subtitles to default track flag = no / forced track flag = yes, with Enable Subtitles "off", in XBMC it works just fine. However, this may be an issue for you, if you're still using BDMV folders.

You may need to resort to ripping your forced subtitled movies to MKV and re-arrange the subtitles with MKVMerge.
Edited by L33TX43RT - 8/13/13 at 6:18pm
post #695 of 1165
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Originally Posted by L33TX43RT View Post

Since I've sold my 303D, I've been using XBMC as well. As for forced subtitles, I've managed to get them working just fine in all of my titles requiring them, by moving the forced subtitles1st on the subtitle tracklist with MKVmerge with default = yes / forced = yes, with Enable Subtitles "off", in XBMC. However, this may be an issue for you, in you're still using BDMV folders.

I'm going away from folder structure and pretty much going with MKV or M2TS file only. I started noticing that the video jerks a lot. It looks like it skips or makes small jumps. I've tested differet files with the same results.

This isn't acceptable, and it is possibly a reason why I wouldn't make the switch if I can't find a solution.
post #696 of 1165
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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

I'm going away from folder structure and pretty much going with MKV or M2TS file only. I started noticing that the video jerks a lot. It looks like it skips or makes small jumps. I've tested differet files with the same results.

This isn't acceptable, and it is possibly a reason why I wouldn't make the switch if I can't find a solution.

There's something going on with your setup. I rip everything 1:1 to MKV and have smooth playback. Audio has been the main culprit when I have issues. In XBMC, use the HDMI Wasapi device, and make sure that your primary sound card is the only enabled sound device. I had my HTPC switching over to the Headphones when my AVR was turned to another HDMI port. When I switched back default sound device stayed at headphones. It made movies unwatchable. If it's not these things, I'd see about getting some help over in the HTPC forum.
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Originally Posted by L33TX43RT View Post

Since I've sold my 303D, I've been using XBMC as well. As for forced subtitles, I've managed to get them working just fine in all of my titles requiring them, by setting the forced subtitles to default track flag = no / forced track flag = yes, with Enable Subtitles "off", in XBMC it works just fine. However, this may be an issue for you, if you're still using BDMV folders.

You may need to resort to ripping your forced subtitled movies to MKV and re-arrange the subtitles with MKVMerge.

This is what I do. When I want a foreign film to show English subs, I rip the main English subs, then mark them default and forced. This way you never have to turn on subs in XBMC.
post #697 of 1165
After doing some research, it appears that the video stutter is a known issue with the latest version of XBMC. It appears to be related to audio settings.
post #698 of 1165
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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

After doing some research, it appears that the video stutter is a known issue with the latest version of XBMC. It appears to be related to audio settings.

That's odd. I've used v12.2 stable and v13.0 beta, and haven't had any issues. I'm currently running an older AMD chipset w/ Radeon HD 4250 graphics.
post #699 of 1165
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Originally Posted by L33TX43RT View Post

That's odd. I've used v12.2 stable and v13.0 beta, and haven't had any issues. I'm currently running an older AMD chipset w/ Radeon HD 4250 graphics.

It looks like this issue doesn't apply to everyone. I just don't want to take a chance and spend $300 dollars and get frustrated lol.
post #700 of 1165
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Originally Posted by L33TX43RT View Post

Since I've sold my 303D, I've been using XBMC as well. As for forced subtitles, I've managed to get them working just fine in all of my titles requiring them, by setting the forced subtitles to default track flag = no / forced track flag = yes, with Enable Subtitles "off", in XBMC it works just fine. However, this may be an issue for you, if you're still using BDMV folders.

You may need to resort to ripping your forced subtitled movies to MKV and re-arrange the subtitles with MKVMerge.

Thanks setting the Default track flag = yes and forced track flag = yes. Then the MKV file created works fine with both PC and Dune.
post #701 of 1165
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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

It looks like this issue doesn't apply to everyone. I just don't want to take a chance and spend $300 dollars and get frustrated lol.
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That's understandable, as it was very wise to guinea pig an existing PC, before you blindly go into an investment. I had done that with my Dune 303D...well, because I had nothing to test it against, first-hand.
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Thanks setting the Default track flag = yes and forced track flag = yes. Then the MKV file created works fine with both PC and Dune.


Edited by L33TX43RT - 8/13/13 at 8:23pm
post #702 of 1165
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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

It looks like this issue doesn't apply to everyone. I just don't want to take a chance and spend $300 dollars and get frustrated lol.

No need to spend that much. I have a mini-itx mb and radeon 6450 combo I'm about to sell for $75.00. ;-)

This is just extra gear, works great and matches what I'm using. As long as you use WASAPI instead of Directsound for output there are no stuttering issues to speak of.
post #703 of 1165
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No need to spend that much. I have a mini-itx mb and radeon 6450 combo I'm about to sell for $75.00. ;-)

This is just extra gear, works great and matches what I'm using. As long as you use WASAPI instead of Directsound for output there are no stuttering issues to speak of.


Send me pix and mobo model please. I'm interested. Is that $75 shipped?
post #704 of 1165
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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

Send me pix and mobo model please. I'm interested. Is that $75 shipped?

Yes - I'll send pics and the full details tomorrow evening. It's just about bedtime here.
post #705 of 1165
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Yes - I'll send pics and the full details tomorrow evening. It's just about bedtime here.

WOW, bedtime...really. Aight! I just remember I paid the subcription to Assassins HTPC's guides. I'm looking into the recommended hardware / software set up. Do you know that model # at least?
post #706 of 1165
After trying some different settings, and different skins, I ended up liking the stock skin best. I also noticed there isn't anymore video stuttering, which is awesome. Sorry for going out of topic. I won't do it again. I ended here. I will also be selling my Dune TV303D. If anyone is interested PM me.
post #707 of 1165
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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

WOW, bedtime...really. Aight! I just remember I paid the subcription to Assassins HTPC's guides. I'm looking into the recommended hardware / software set up. Do you know that model # at least?

I get up at 4AM. ;-)
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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

After trying some different settings, and different skins, I ended up liking the stock skin best. I also noticed there isn't anymore video stuttering, which is awesome. Sorry for going out of topic. I won't do it again. I ended here. I will also be selling my Dune TV303D. If anyone is interested PM me.

It's hard to leave that eye candy once you get used to it. I'm a big fan of the Ace and Bello skins.
post #708 of 1165
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Originally Posted by robnix View Post

I get up at 4AM. ;-)
It's hard to leave that eye candy once you get used to it. I'm a big fan of the Ace and Bello skins.


I began to like Ace and Project Mayhem 3, until i realized Confluence had the better OSD out of all of them. Plus, the easiest Home Menu to manipulate. Then, i found the Confluence Mod version, which is fully customizable. Now, I get the eye candy, and retain the better OSD during playback.
post #709 of 1165
Well, I officially gave up on my Dune base 3d (Zappiti player) and have migrated to the Smart series... 3D is just not worth it to me for the all the extra problems... In fact, mostly all of m 3D's had their own issues with the box so what was the point anyway...

That being said, I will just stick 3D discs in when I want to watch them (which is not very often anyway)...

My conclusion....

the new Dunes are nightmares because of the lack of blu ray support...ripping to mkv, trying to find the correct sub tracks, merging them etc etc is a lot of work for each individual film...especially when the smart series seem to do everything that is needed (minus 3d) without all that hassle

the smart series are still worth every penny and if they played 3d, that would be the perfect solution....but other then that, with the most recent firmware updates that allow you to boot a GUI (like Zappiti or YaDis) right from the start, they are currently the best machines on the market and the ones to beat...again, IMHO...
post #710 of 1165
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Originally Posted by Aaron Silver View Post

Well, I officially gave up on my Dune base 3d (Zappiti player) and have migrated to the Smart series... 3D is just not worth it to me for the all the extra problems... In fact, mostly all of m 3D's had their own issues with the box so what was the point anyway...

That being said, I will just stick 3D discs in when I want to watch them (which is not very often anyway)...

My conclusion....

the new Dunes are nightmares because of the lack of blu ray support...ripping to mkv, trying to find the correct sub tracks, merging them etc etc is a lot of work for each individual film...especially when the smart series seem to do everything that is needed (minus 3d) without all that hassle

the smart series are still worth every penny and if they played 3d, that would be the perfect solution....but other then that, with the most recent firmware updates that allow you to boot a GUI (like Zappiti or YaDis) right from the start, they are currently the best machines on the market and the ones to beat...again, IMHO...

The Smart series is still the go to media player IMO. The TV303D is working well for me as a secondary player, but I also rarely play Blu Ray 3Ds
post #711 of 1165
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Originally Posted by Aaron Silver View Post

Well, I officially gave up on my Dune base 3d (Zappiti player) and have migrated to the Smart series... 3D is just not worth it to me for the all the extra problems... In fact, mostly all of m 3D's had their own issues with the box so what was the point anyway...

That being said, I will just stick 3D discs in when I want to watch them (which is not very often anyway)...

My conclusion....

the new Dunes are nightmares because of the lack of blu ray support...ripping to mkv, trying to find the correct sub tracks, merging them etc etc is a lot of work for each individual film...especially when the smart series seem to do everything that is needed (minus 3d) without all that hassle

the smart series are still worth every penny and if they played 3d, that would be the perfect solution....but other then that, with the most recent firmware updates that allow you to boot a GUI (like Zappiti or YaDis) right from the start, they are currently the best machines on the market and the ones to beat...again, IMHO...

I use Dune 303D and there is no problem with any bluray, remux and mkv source.. What problem are u talking about?
post #712 of 1165
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Originally Posted by Aaron Silver View Post

Well, I officially gave up on my Dune base 3d (Zappiti player) and have migrated to the Smart series... 3D is just not worth it to me for the all the extra problems... In fact, mostly all of m 3D's had their own issues with the box so what was the point anyway...

That being said, I will just stick 3D discs in when I want to watch them (which is not very often anyway)...

My conclusion....

the new Dunes are nightmares because of the lack of blu ray support...ripping to mkv, trying to find the correct sub tracks, merging them etc etc is a lot of work for each individual film...especially when the smart series seem to do everything that is needed (minus 3d) without all that hassle

the smart series are still worth every penny and if they played 3d, that would be the perfect solution....but other then that, with the most recent firmware updates that allow you to boot a GUI (like Zappiti or YaDis) right from the start, they are currently the best machines on the market and the ones to beat...again, IMHO...

I never plugged mine in so It might not be fair to criticize it. But I will anyways. biggrin.gif

It seems even a month ago the consensus on these 3d boxes we getting more negative by the day. I had a shot to get rid o my Zappity and grab a smart. Took it.,.... Glad I did.
post #713 of 1165
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Originally Posted by cemo62 View Post

I use Dune 303D and there is no problem with any bluray, remux and mkv source.. What problem are u talking about?

once you apply the correct subtitle, pick the correct movie track, and pick the correct forced subtitle, and get into an mkv...your right, there is no issue...but i have had a lot of trouble with that process....for instance, with cars 2, i pick the wrong movie track and selected the spanish one....with the star wars trilogy, i picked the wrong forced subs multiple times and either got continuous subtitles as forced or get the commentary subtitles through the whole movie...

and for all that work you get the ability to play 3d .iso (because mkv isn't even supported in 3d), and you still have the seamless branch issues with anything disney as well as others, and smaller issues such as the 3d forced subtitles....to me, its minimal reward with much bigger drawback...


I have found it much easier to just burn a main movie .iso, and play it on a smart series with no issues whatsoever....
Edited by Aaron Silver - 8/18/13 at 6:47pm
post #714 of 1165
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Originally Posted by Aaron Silver View Post

once you apply the correct subtitle, pick the correct movie track, and pick the correct forced subtitle, and get into an mkv...your right, there is no issue...but i have had a lot of trouble with that process....for instance, with cars 2, i pick the wrong movie track and selected the spanish one....with the star wars trilogy, i picked the wrong forced subs multiple times and either got continuous subtitles as forced or get the commentary subtitles through the whole movie...

I have found it much easier to just burn a main movie .iso, and play it on a smart series with no issues whatsoever....

That is why automated GUI eac3to front ends are evil. If you practiced with command line and did the remuxing manually you would never have any of the problems you mentioned. Don't tell me it's not true cause you will not believe how many movies I have remuxed and not once have I had any of those problems.

BD authoring is getting wise to ripping process of most GUI apps and they are working around them. Doing it manually bypasses all of that.
post #715 of 1165
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Originally Posted by Aaron Silver View Post

once you apply the correct subtitle, pick the correct movie track, and pick the correct forced subtitle, and get into an mkv...your right, there is no issue...

Don't you have the exact same issues when ripping to main movie ISO?
post #716 of 1165
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Originally Posted by Aaron Silver View Post

once you apply the correct subtitle, pick the correct movie track, and pick the correct forced subtitle, and get into an mkv...your right, there is no issue...but i have had a lot of trouble with that process....for instance, with cars 2, i pick the wrong movie track and selected the spanish one....with the star wars trilogy, i picked the wrong forced subs multiple times and either got continuous subtitles as forced or get the commentary subtitles through the whole movie...

and for all that work you get the ability to play 3d .iso (because mkv isn't even supported in 3d), and you still have the seamless branch issues with anything disney as well as others, and smaller issues such as the 3d forced subtitles....to me, its minimal reward with much bigger drawback...


I have found it much easier to just burn a main movie .iso, and play it on a smart series with no issues whatsoever....

Sounds like your ripping process needs to be changed. Why would you rip the Spanish track, commentary audio, etc?

And it doesn't play 3d mkv? I always thought they did...my non 3d smart D1 plays them fine.
post #717 of 1165
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Originally Posted by jconjason View Post


And it doesn't play 3d mkv? I always thought they did...my non 3d smart D1 plays them fine.

I am assuming when he is talking about 3D mkv he means mvc mkv (i.e. a 3D Blu Ray lossless remux). None of the Dunes can play this, they can only play half SBS/TB mkvs
post #718 of 1165
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Originally Posted by dbone1026 View Post

I am assuming when he is talking about 3D mkv he means mvc mkv (i.e. a 3D Blu Ray lossless remux). None of the Dunes can play this, they can only play half SBS/TB mkvs

correct, I was speaking of mvc mkv...
post #719 of 1165
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Originally Posted by Aaron Silver View Post

correct, I was speaking of mvc mkv...
Dune claims this will be fixed in a future firmware release, though... but so far nothing's happened.
post #720 of 1165
It's been 3 months since the last firmware release :cry:
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