Originally Posted by deano86
3D MVC files ripped into MKV work just fine on the Zidoo Z9s... Something else is going on... Using the Media Center option in the Zidoo should be just fine. Using ZDMC or Kodi wont work for 3D though. When you play the file on the Zidoo, your screen should start doing it's normal flashing as it kicks into 3D mode and then the Zidoo will momentarily say it is "playing a 3D file" in the upper left part of your screen as the title starts.
What happens when you hit the Info button after starting your movie on the Zidoo and then you select "more" and scroll down to the video info, does it show that the file is indeed a "multiview file with both eyes laced in one block"...etc...? You said that you made sure that you put a check mark and selected the MVC video option when ripping the MKV, correct?
If indeed your file info shows that you are playing a MVC multiview file, something else is preventing your projector from allowing the 3D file to play from the Zidoo... Is there some issue with an input setting on your projector or something with your receiver? Is it possible to hook up directly to your projector from the Zidoo? Otherwise, it is always a good idea to use the proper power up procedure... make sure your projector is on first, then your receiver, and then power on the Zidoo... just to see.
----I was successful in getting the Zidoo z9s to play 3D MVC files last evening, but there is a process. So, it turns out, if I plug the HDMI into the empty port on my Denon receiver, the 3D MVC attempt says "you do not have a 3D TV" and it does not work. However, if I plug the PS3 HDMI cable into the Zidoo and optical audio from the PS3 into the Zidoo, then plug the other end into my cheap HDMI switcher, it all works! So by disguising the Zidoo by cable pathways as the PS3 *(which always worked in 3D Blu-ray playback) it works. So, I believe either my PS3 has a different rated cable - unable to determine type, or the HDMI switcher is doing something that the receiver cannot, or adding the optical cable lessoned the HDMI burden? When I plug the Zidoo directly into the Projector via the old PS3 connection pathway, both audio and 3D work!
1. the HDMI cable from Zidoo does not work me as I see it, but my old HDMI cable plugged into my ancient PS3 works when re routed to the Zidoo. I must have had this cable for > 10 years.
2. Plugging directly into a receiver does not work, but plugging into HDMI switcher then into receiver then it all works.
I also used the media center and not the Home Theater app - I will use that app this evening. And yes, I do now get a message top left corner that 3D file detected and the Epson 3700 projector switches, pretty neat. I have to say, the speed of the Zidoo and image clarity is better than my PS3 for sure.
Let me know your thoughts on this work around, I appreciate all the support from AVS. I will also update on my further testing.