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Streamlining Playback of UHD Backups via Oppo UDP-203

I haven't been following the latest updates in regards to lossless playback of UHD-BD backups, so I am hoping for some input from those of you who are up-to-speed:

I currently use my Oppo 203 to play full backups of my UHD-BDs from interchangeable portable external hard drives connected to the Oppo via USB. This setup has its benefits: There are absolutely no issues with Dolby Vision, Atmos, forced subtitles, etc. Everything plays and functions as if the actual disc was inserted, which is awesome. However, the major drawbacks are that the folder browsing system/user interface is quite archaic, and I have to swap external hard drives to see my entire collection of movies, as well as to backup the actual movies from my computer.

A little streamlining would go a long way if anyone has some suggestions that maintain the stability and reliability of my current setup. I'd be happy with just figuring out a way to have all of the hard drives accessible via the computer I use to backup the UHDs as well as the Oppo (so that I don't have to constantly connect and disconnect drives to backup a movie, find a movie, and play a movie). If there is an even better way just using the computer itself, I am open to that as well. The computer is fairly capable with a 1080Ti FWIW.

Thank you for any advice you can provide.
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Consider getting a NAS or building one (check out Unraid). Then just stream the movies over your network. You will still have to use the basic Oppo interface, but at least you won't have to worry about connecting and swapping drives.
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Consider getting a NAS or building one (check out Unraid). Then just stream the movies over your network. You will still have to use the basic Oppo interface, but at least you won't have to worry about connecting and swapping drives.
Thanks for the suggestion. I am currently trying to get my existing PC to share the external drives over the network with the Oppo...it isn't going well though. Would rather not spend the money to build a seperate NAS if I don't have to, but seems like it might be easier than what I'm currently doing, which is mostly just pounding my head against the Windows 10 wall.
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I am in the exact same boat. Any suggestions for the cheapest NAS that would work??

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I am in the exact same boat. Any suggestions for the cheapest NAS that would work??
I am not sure it will apply to your situation, but I figured it was worth updating this thread regardless since it might prove to be helpful to you and others:

I ended up turning a PC I already had into a NAS. I wouldn't say it was straightforward, but with just a couple tweaks in Windows, I finally have a solution that alleviates the main drawbacks in my original post.

The solution sounds simple enough: My PC is setup as a NAS through Windows (can still be used as a normal PC whilst hosting files too, which is nice bonus). All external hard drives with movie backups are connected to the PC. The PC is connected via ethernet cable to whatever wireless router Comcast supplies. The Oppo is also connected via ethernet cable to the same router. I used DrivePool software from StableBit in order to have all the drives pool under one directory letter (e.g. I:/). This means the Oppo only has one drive I need to navigate within. Beyond that there is a piece of script that allows Windows 10 to be an NFS NAS and I found some good directions for setting it up (will update with link once I've found them again). I tried getting my PC to work via SMB, but it was never consistently recognized by the Oppo, so NFS was my backup choice, and it has been working flawlessly thus far. The Oppo 203 FAQ was invaluable in getting this all setup as well. Overall, it's still an archaic folder based system, but besides a pretty user interface, my setup is not lacking in any other way finally.
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Thanks for the reply. I do have some old pcs laying around - sans the hdd. I would have to do a little work to get one together but it may be worth it.

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-worked on it for an hour oppo and windows 10 is kind of squirrelly.
look forward to those directions you mentioned

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