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My Harmony 650 is giving up the ghost and I'm considering upgrading to a Harmony Elite.

Does the Elite work okay with the Oppo 203? I ask specifically because I know the Elite has far fewer hard buttons than previous remotes and SKIP and FF have been combined onto the same button.

To FF on the Oppo you press FF once. Does this work properly with the 203?

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OPPO 203 4K question

I apologize in advance if I am posting on the incorrect forum but I totally love my OPPO 203, which I have had for a couple years now.

I have an extensive DVD collection....DVD, blu-ray, 3D and 4K movies. I know that the OPPO upscales to 4K, but am I wasting my money buying 4K, when the 203 upscales my blu-ray discs to 4K? Or, is there a slightly better resolution on an actual 4K disc?

Thank you so much, in advance!!
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I apologize in advance if I am posting on the incorrect forum but I totally love my OPPO 203, which I have had for a couple years now.

I have an extensive DVD collection....DVD, blu-ray, 3D and 4K movies. I know that the OPPO upscales to 4K, but am I wasting my money buying 4K, when the 203 upscales my blu-ray discs to 4K? Or, is there a slightly better resolution on an actual 4K disc?

Thank you so much, in advance!!
Just as upscaling DVD (480P) to 1080P isn't the same as starting with a 1080P Bluray, upscaling DVD or Bluray to 4K isn't the same as starting with a native 4K UHD Bluray source. In addition to the higher resolution, HDR / Dolby Vision are available which make an even bigger difference. If you have a large(ish) display and sit the recommended distance from it, you will appreciate the improvement.
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I apologize in advance if I am posting on the incorrect forum but I totally love my OPPO 203, which I have had for a couple years now.

I have an extensive DVD collection....DVD, blu-ray, 3D and 4K movies. I know that the OPPO upscales to 4K, but am I wasting my money buying 4K, when the 203 upscales my blu-ray discs to 4K? Or, is there a slightly better resolution on an actual 4K disc?

Thank you so much, in advance!!

I think in the end you have to make your own decision here.

I don't think that anything that is upscaled is going to look better than the native target. So a DVD upscaled by a very good upscaler to 1080p won't (in my eyes) look better than the native 1080p bluray.

The same would apply for either DVD or Bluray upscaled to UHD 4K.

If a Bluray or DVD is particularly well authored, when upscaled it may come close, but I haven't seen one improve on the Bluray or UHD.

So in my case it comes down to individual taste. I have a version of "It's a wonderful Life" both on DVD and Bluray; a newly mastered from good sources and well reviewed is coming out on UHD. I will get this version, since it's a favorite and looks like it was handled well. To me, it's worth the triple dipping.

On other titles, I may not want to make the upgrade, since they may not be as important to me.

So it really migrates from "is it an improvement to get UHD" (it stands a good chance of being an improvement in my view) to "is the improvement worth it to me".

Money is a factor, since for some or maybe most movies, you don't particularly want to spend the cash. I've bought probably about a hundred UHD movies, probably half of which I have in another format. I have a lot of DVDs (some of which are not in any other format), Blurays and HD-DVDs. They all get played. Some discs I have a version in all of the formats (Fifth Element, for example).

In the final analysis, you can buy a UHD, play it, if you don't find it valuable enough compared to your existing library, return it.

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I apologize in advance if I am posting on the incorrect forum but I totally love my OPPO 203, which I have had for a couple years now.



I have an extensive DVD collection....DVD, blu-ray, 3D and 4K movies. I know that the OPPO upscales to 4K, but am I wasting my money buying 4K, when the 203 upscales my blu-ray discs to 4K? Or, is there a slightly better resolution on an actual 4K disc?



Thank you so much, in advance!!
The major improvement that you have with 4k disc is WCG andHDR, not the resolution itself.

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Thank you so much for the response, you confirmed my thoughts. The 4K does look great on my Sony Z9 tv with my Marantz receiver.

I do see a difference, but wanted to make sure it was not my imagination.
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Any suggestions as to why my Oppo 203 won't connect to BD-Live even though it is menu enabled and I have established internet verified by it's own connection test? I get the same "make sure your player is connected to the internet" on every disk that has the feature. Just curious.
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Any suggestions as to why my Oppo 203 won't connect to BD-Live even though it is menu enabled and I have established internet verified by it's own connection test? I get the same "make sure your player is connected to the internet" on every disk that has the feature. Just curious.
What discs? My impression is that the studios lost interest in BD-Live long ago and I would suspect the servers are no longer online.

Whether that would explain the error you see: I don't know.

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What discs? My impression is that the studios lost interest in BD-Live long ago and I would suspect the servers are no longer online.

Whether that would explain the error you see: I don't know.

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https://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=321277

https://www.disneystudioshelp.com/de...BDDVDHelp.html

Disney: "BD-Live features have been disabled and are no longer accessible."

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What discs? My impression is that the studios lost interest in BD-Live long ago and I would suspect the servers are no longer online.

Whether that would explain the error you see: I don't know.

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Was not aware that it had been generally discontinued. Thanks for the explanation.
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Hello,

I am struggling to get my 203 to play UHD BDMVs over my network. USB HD attached to a MacBook Air.

SMB just doesn't work at all as when I input the username and password it just returns an error.

So I then added the folder on the HD where my films are stored to Serviio as a shared folder. I was then able to navigate to the BDMVs. However, despite putting everything in an AVCHD folder then placing that under movie title folder, it doesn't play when I select the AVCHD folder. It just opens each folder and goes down to the next layer.

I understand that I may have to run the Modifier Utility. However the .exe file won't open on my Mac.

Help would be greatly appreciated.
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I apologize in advance if I am posting on the incorrect forum but I totally love my OPPO 203, which I have had for a couple years now.

I have an extensive DVD collection....DVD, blu-ray, 3D and 4K movies. I know that the OPPO upscales to 4K, but am I wasting my money buying 4K, when the 203 upscales my blu-ray discs to 4K? Or, is there a slightly better resolution on an actual 4K disc?

Thank you so much, in advance!!
I guess I'll provide a different perspective. I too have a lot of DVDs particularly of older titles. Heck there were a few I have that didn't even make DVD format till after around 2010 or later, but they are great movies. (The Heart is a Lonley Hunter starring Alan Arkin, Gigot starring Jackie Gleason) I have only double dipped to upgrade titles to a better format a couple of times. Most recent the 4k version of 2001.

I watch movies because it's a good story, with good acting not because I want to analyze how good the transfer is, or what audio format is used (my audio is only 2.0). I don't care if the movie is the best authored disc ever. If the story stinks, I'm not giving it the time of day. If it's a great story with fantasitic acting, I'll buy a poor copy and watch it any way. I just recently did this with a 1978 version of Les Miserables, starring Anthony Perkins as Javert. Fantasitc acting, I really enjoyed it. Poor transfer, 1.33 format (made for TV, Showtime) but a fantastic watch.

Life's too short. I'm busy as hell, and when I get the time to sit down and watch a movie, it will be a good movie, good story, good acting. Format, down the list in terms of importance.
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Hello,

I am struggling to get my 203 to play UHD BDMVs over my network. USB HD attached to a MacBook Air.

SMB just doesn't work at all as when I input the username and password it just returns an error.

So I then added the folder on the HD where my films are stored to Serviio as a shared folder. I was then able to navigate to the BDMVs. However, despite putting everything in an AVCHD folder then placing that under movie title folder, it doesn't play when I select the AVCHD folder. It just opens each folder and goes down to the next layer.

I understand that I may have to run the Modifier Utility. However the .exe file won't open on my Mac.

Help would be greatly appreciated.
Hi @theknick ,

It's been well documented within this topic that getting the OPPO to see media files stored on Windows or Mac computers via SMB is quite a pain in the a**. And there are various suggestions/instructions within this topic about how to get it working. Sadly, none of which have worked for me. But that's me...

Unfortunately, when it comes to accessing files over a network, UPnP/DLNA media file serving software's (such as Plex and Serviio) do not offer the ability to parse/emulate access to Blu-ray disc file/folder back-ups in the way they need to be. Only SMB or NFS can!

However, if the HDD within your USB connected case has been formatted to the exFAT file system (which is Mac and Windows cross compatible), the OPPO should be able to detect and read the files stored on the drive when directly connected to the OPPO, including your 4K UHD 'Full disc' Blu-ray file/folder back-ups

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USB HD attached to a MacBook Air.

Help would be greatly appreciated.
Oppo's are restricted to v1 SMB - not sure if that is related to your problem. A USB HD connected to a Macbook Air doesn't sound the ideal way to start a UHD Library accessible by the Oppo anyway.

I would suggest you look at a NAS and use NFS - as you will quickly develop Tb of Movies before too long anyway. If not prepared for that investment yet - can't you just remove the USB HD and plug directly into the Oppo?

I agree with SeeMoreDigital - DLNA has other drawbacks. The AVCHD folder thing is related to the Oppo, and won't be presented by Servio across DLNA in the same way.
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I guess I'll provide a different perspective. I too have a lot of DVDs particularly of older titles. Heck there were a few I have that didn't even make DVD format till after around 2010 or later, but they are great movies. (The Heart is a Lonley Hunter starring Alan Arkin, Gigot starring Jackie Gleason) I have only double dipped to upgrade titles to a better format a couple of times. Most recent the 4k version of 2001.

I watch movies because it's a good story, with good acting not because I want to analyze how good the transfer is, or what audio format is used (my audio is only 2.0). I don't care if the movie is the best authored disc ever. If the story stinks, I'm not giving it the time of day. If it's a great story with fantasitic acting, I'll buy a poor copy and watch it any way. I just recently did this with a 1978 version of Les Miserables, starring Anthony Perkins as Javert. Fantasitc acting, I really enjoyed it. Poor transfer, 1.33 format (made for TV, Showtime) but a fantastic watch.

Life's too short. I'm busy as hell, and when I get the time to sit down and watch a movie, it will be a good movie, good story, good acting. Format, down the list in terms of importance.
I suspect many of us can agree with that perspective, but I took the question that was being asked more along the lines of "is there any benefit to buying UHD instead of normal Bluray or DVD when adding titles to my collection?". The answer to that question is a resounding yes as the native 4K title will have superior picture quality due to the combination of higher resolution, WCG, and HDR assuming comparable care has been taken authoring the DVD, Bluray, and UHD Bluray.


Basically, if at the time of purchase you had the choice of a poor quality DVD or pristine UHD Bluray of that same 1978 version of Les Miserables, which option would you go with (also assuming the cost is about the same)? I would think most, if not all, of us would opt for the UHD Bluray.



The tougher question is would you upgrade to the UHD Bluray later if you had already purchased the poor quality version? This is a tougher choice for many of us - for titles we intend to watch over and over again, it may be worth upgrading, but for most titles it probably doesn't make sense to.
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anyone have a problem with the Daniel Craig 007 collection? I have been hearing about freeze ups on OPPO 203 players on all 4 discs.
I'm on my second set of Danial Craig Collection.
All disc will freeze in my OPPO 203 player but QoS seems to be the worst so O have focused on it as the example of the problem

The QoS disc usually takes 1 or 2 scenes to start freezing if the 203 was just turned.
However, once it has started freezing and I restart the movie from scene 1 it won’t play more than a minute or 2 of scene 1 without freezing and it won’t play much of scene 1 from that point without constantly freezing with no audio.
I can load another UHD disc (I have close to 300) and the loaded disc will play in its entirety without a single freeze.
I have played at least 6-7 different UHD movies (some with DV) in their entirety without a single freeze of the video (several were released after QoS).

I'm in email discussions with OPPO customer support, their position; the movie plays on many 203's with the last 2/19 update and my player has never had a problems playing UHD disc, so "its not the OPPO firmware", must be a bad disc".
OPPO did issue a "return authorization number" so I can send the QoS 4k disc to them and they will evaluate the disc on their players.
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I'm on my second set of Danial Craig Collection.

I'm in email discussions with OPPO customer support, their position; the movie plays on many 203's with the last 2/19 update and my player has never had a problems playing UHD disc, so "its not the OPPO firmware", must be a bad disc".
OPPO did issue a "return authorization number" so I can send the QoS 4k disc to them and they will evaluate the disc on their players.
Stay tuned..
Playback issues with this set are not exclusive to Oppo.There's no question that the discs are the problem, I hope you are still in your window for returning them. Discs that are "out of spec" are expected to play alright on one player and not on another, but the problem is still the disc. You should keep returning them till you get a good set. Perhaps it would help to buy from a different retailer.
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Will there be another major firmware release in the future or is the current Feb 2019 version the final one?
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I posted a question several days ago about whether setting my 203 to "Force HDR" would speed up seeing my disks on-screen with my HDR-capable 4K JVC projector by bypassing HDMI negotiation about whether the display can handle HDR or needs to have the 203 convert HDR to SDR.

The answer is that "Force HDR" speeds things up dramatically, since, with the player set to upscale everything to 4K, there's no negotiation at all.

What had been a ten second wait to see anything, with the sound starting at the five-second point has been cut back to maybe a second after the sound, which itself appears in only about a second. The projector sees that it's getting HDR and quickly changes to that color gamut, or sees that it's getting SDR and changes to that gamut, but there's no "negotiation" between the two devices, and the AVR, over relative capabilities.
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Been reading for hours now and I think I know the answer but I wanted to get some buy-in before giving up. For the longest time I have been using a USB drive connected directly to the Oppo. It was a 12TB drive and it worked great. My library is growing and instead of dropping money on a larger drive I decided to move to a network sharing setup where I could load a couple of drives into a PC and span them to give me cheaper/larger storage. Unfortunately I can not get the Oppo to see the Win10 PC that I am sharing. I have done all the stuff I could find like enabling SMBv1.0 in windows features, turned on network discovery and file sharing options, etc. Nothing would allow me to see the machine from the Oppo GUI or mobile app. The closest I could get was to enable the media streaming function within Win10 which did give me visibility of the PC and shared folder, but they were not SMB shares (DLNA maybe?) and the movie would not play when selected. Yes, I had the file structure correct with the BDMV folder nested in an AVCHD folder.

Is there anyway to get a Win10 PC to work with the Oppo for network file sharing or should I just find a cheap NAS give up on this PC setup?

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Been reading for hours now and I think I know the answer but I wanted to get some buy-in before giving up. For the longest time I have been using a USB drive connected directly to the Oppo. It was a 12TB drive and it worked great. My library is growing and instead of dropping money on a larger drive I decided to move to a network sharing setup where I could load a couple of drives into a PC and span them to give me cheaper/larger storage. Unfortunately I can not get the Oppo to see the Win10 PC that I am sharing. I have done all the stuff I could find like enabling SMBv1.0 in windows features, turned on network discovery and file sharing options, etc. Nothing would allow me to see the machine from the Oppo GUI or mobile app. The closest I could get was to enable the media streaming function within Win10 which did give me visibility of the PC and shared folder, but they were not SMB shares (DLNA maybe?) and the movie would not play when selected. Yes, I had the file structure correct with the BDMV folder nested in an AVCHD folder.

Is there anyway to get a Win10 PC to work with the Oppo for network file sharing or should I just find a cheap NAS give up on this PC setup?

Thanks for the help.
If you've tried everything in the FAQ: How do I access SMB shares on Windows 10? without success, you could try NFS as shown in the topic after that.

BDMV directories work only on (a) local storage, (b) SMB, (c) NFS.

DLNA is not designed for directory structured formats.

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Been reading for hours now and I think I know the answer but I wanted to get some buy-in before giving up. For the longest time I have been using a USB drive connected directly to the Oppo. It was a 12TB drive and it worked great. My library is growing and instead of dropping money on a larger drive I decided to move to a network sharing setup where I could load a couple of drives into a PC and span them to give me cheaper/larger storage. Unfortunately I can not get the Oppo to see the Win10 PC that I am sharing. I have done all the stuff I could find like enabling SMBv1.0 in windows features, turned on network discovery and file sharing options, etc. Nothing would allow me to see the machine from the Oppo GUI or mobile app. The closest I could get was to enable the media streaming function within Win10 which did give me visibility of the PC and shared folder, but they were not SMB shares (DLNA maybe?) and the movie would not play when selected. Yes, I had the file structure correct with the BDMV folder nested in an AVCHD folder.

Is there anyway to get a Win10 PC to work with the Oppo for network file sharing or should I just find a cheap NAS give up on this PC setup?

Thanks for the help.
Just a few days ago (maybe a week) I asked a similar question and someone posted a registry fix on Windows which seemed to help but not completely. You may want to do a search on my username on this thread. You should find it easily.
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Been reading for hours now and I think I know the answer but I wanted to get some buy-in before giving up. For the longest time I have been using a USB drive connected directly to the Oppo. It was a 12TB drive and it worked great. My library is growing and instead of dropping money on a larger drive I decided to move to a network sharing setup where I could load a couple of drives into a PC and span them to give me cheaper/larger storage. Unfortunately I can not get the Oppo to see the Win10 PC that I am sharing. I have done all the stuff I could find like enabling SMBv1.0 in windows features, turned on network discovery and file sharing options, etc. Nothing would allow me to see the machine from the Oppo GUI or mobile app. The closest I could get was to enable the media streaming function within Win10 which did give me visibility of the PC and shared folder, but they were not SMB shares (DLNA maybe?) and the movie would not play when selected. Yes, I had the file structure correct with the BDMV folder nested in an AVCHD folder.

Is there anyway to get a Win10 PC to work with the Oppo for network file sharing or should I just find a cheap NAS give up on this PC setup?

Thanks for the help.
If your time and aggravation has a measurable value to you, consider instead getting a basic NAS device that is designed for this very job. It'll serve up as many drives as you want to install or attach to it and present none of the above issues.
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If you've tried everything in the FAQ: How do I access SMB shares on Windows 10? without success, you could try NFS as shown in the topic after that.

BDMV directories work only on (a) local storage, (b) SMB, (c) NFS.

DLNA is not designed for directory structured formats.

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If your time and aggravation has a measurable value to you, consider instead getting a basic NAS device that is designed for this very job. It'll serve up as many drives as you want to install or attach to it and present none of the above issues.
The registry edit did not work either. I have spent far too much time on this already. I will just pick up a simple NAS and be done I guess. Just sucks because it is a royal pain trying to copy 12Tb of titles someplace while re-setting up the drives. Literally takes a day to copy everything back and forth. Oh well, at least I have the actual disks in case something goes wrong but dear Lord, I don't even want to imagine the time it would take to re-rip everything....lol. I really appreciate the help guys.
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The registry edit did not work either. I have spent far too much time on this already. I will just pick up a simple NAS and be done I guess. Just sucks because it is a royal pain trying to copy 12Tb of titles someplace while re-setting up the drives. Literally takes a day to copy everything back and forth. Oh well, at least I have the actual disks in case something goes wrong but dear Lord, I don't even want to imagine the time it would take to re-rip everything....lol. I really appreciate the help guys.
An NAS will have USB ports, so you can just connect the drive you have and it will serve that. No need to copy anything. That said, you should have it all backed up anyway.
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An NAS will have USB ports, so you can just connect the drive you have and it will serve that. No need to copy anything. That said, you should have it all backed up anyway.
Well the drives I will use in the NAS are currently acting as a spanned drive in the win10 PC. So I will need to copy the titles someplace else prior to putting them in the NAS and setting that up. Backup? Yes, but only about 30% are backed up as I am not bleeding 12Tb+ drives over here...lol.
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For anyone who does decide to go down the NAS route....

Check through the NAS's specification to ascertain which file format systems it supports for USB connected HDD's.

A few years ago I made the mistake of formatting several new HDD's with the exFAT file system (because I used to work with both Mac and Windows computers). Anyway, after transferring thousands of media files over to the HDD's I discovered that my Synology NAS did not (at the time) support this particular file system

And although Synology does offer support for the exFAT file system now, they charge you $3.99 for the privilege....
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The registry edit did not work either. I have spent far too much time on this already. I will just pick up a simple NAS and be done I guess. Just sucks because it is a royal pain trying to copy 12Tb of titles someplace while re-setting up the drives. Literally takes a day to copy everything back and forth. Oh well, at least I have the actual disks in case something goes wrong but dear Lord, I don't even want to imagine the time it would take to re-rip everything....lol. I really appreciate the help guys.
This is a very long thread about a great device so you may have missed my posts. I've gathered info from other helpful people on this thread about streaming to the oppo. (also, I highly recommend wired networking to the oppo as wireless isn't great for quality rips as it uses a lot of bandwidth).

I've detailed win 10 (post CU update) won't work unless you make something else the master browser. I've also detailed how to quickly make Windows 10 work with nfs (thanks the advice of others on this forum) This literally takes 3 minutes to do (maybe 10 if you don't really spend as much time with computers as I do).

(in this example I use my G: drive for storing my movies - you could substitue c: or any other drive letter and folder you are using)

NFS Sharing

Get Winfsd.exe (FREE)

Create a batch file –e.g. oppo.bat and put it some place easy to access - I copied mine to c:\windows\system32 but you can put it any place you like.

(the single line below is the bat file)

G:\Install\install\Winfsd\winnfsd.exe -id 0 0 -log off -pathFile "G:\Install\install\Winfsd\exports.txt"





Create a TXT file –e.g. Exports.txt (the txt file should contain the location of your mkv files or mp3 or flac files - whatever you want to play back for video and music)



G:\Movies

G:\TV

G:\Music





Put the batch file in your startup tasks in task schedular

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I've detailed win 10 won't work unless you make something else the master browser. I've also detailed how to quickly make Windows 10 work with nfs (thanks the advice of others on this forum) This litterally takes 3 minutes to do.

(in this example I use my G: drive for storing my movies - you could substitue c: or any other drive letter and folder you are using)

NFS Sharing

Get Winfsd.exe

Create a batch file –e.g. oppo.bat and put it some place easy to access - I copied mine to c:\windows\system32 but you can put it any place you like.

(the single line below is the bat file)

G:\Install\install\Winfsd\winnfsd.exe -id 0 0 -log off -pathFile "G:\Install\install\Winfsd\exports.txt"

I'm currently using SMB v1 on my Win 10 Pro desktop. Another much older machine on my LAN provides the Master Browser. That older machine may get retired.

Is it possible to set up NFS on my Win 10 desktop to network to my 203 while the Oppo retains the saved SMB login credentials from my Win 10 machine?

IOW, leave SMB as is (since it works) and add NFS support so I can try it. Then I can compare the two.





Create a TXT file –e.g. Exports.txt (the txt file should contain the location of your mkv files or mp3 or flac files - whatever you want to play back for video and music)



G:\Movies

G:\TV

G:\Music





Put the batch file in your startup tasks in task schedular

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If you've spent a lot of time ripping movies (which I sure did) make sure you have a backup.
I'm currently using SMB v1 on my Win 10 Pro desktop to network to my 203 (and 103). Another much older machine on my LAN provides the Master Browser. That older machine may get retired.

Is it possible to set up NFS on my Win 10 desktop to network to my 203 (and 103) while the Oppo retains the saved SMB login credentials from my Win 10 machine?

IOW, leave SMB as is (since it works) and add NFS support so I can try it. Then I can compare the two.
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If you are running Win 10 prior to CU, you'll find SMB still works. If you turn that computer on first before any newer ones it will be the master browser so the newer ones can share as well with the Oppo. The credentials only work when an older computer or a router acts as the master brower. NFS doesn't have any impact or interaction with SMB so it won't impact credentials or allow you to access windows shares through SMB. Your SMB will show up with the computer name, NFS will show up with the computer IP address. So if your question is can you put nfs on a pc that is still working with SMB, yes - they won't interfere with eachother and both will show up on the oppo.
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