Originally Posted by kadqs
Thank you for your notes.
I assume, that you have problems with BD when you play it in full mode (and you expect menu). Does your BDs starts in lite mode, without menu? In Lite mode you can still select audio and subtitle tracks. When you compare playback with f.ex. Mede8er - you shall compare Lite mode, as Mede8er also have only that one. Older models, as D1 or Max, played BD base on licences on the chip. Now it is done by software, due to some restrictions and lack of licence on the chip. The player is not 100% compatible now with all BDs, but BD Lite mode shall work always.
In case of scraper and JukeBox - 1st version was released few days ago, and it is obvious that, it does not have all the expected functions. Now we can only compare it with other, mature and well- developed systems, and push Dune to improve their one. And MyCollection was not advertise by Dune from the beginning, and was not part of specification (as Android for example), so it is nice extension and surprise.
DVD - there are still some bugs. Mentioned flashback. But I also see, that DVDs are not upscalled to 4K, but to 1080p only. When you have 4K TVset, it is upscalled again from 1080p to 4K. It is not good for final picture quality. Dune is informed about these issues.
When you play DVD, please also be sure to switch VXP deinterlace (it is usually not selected by default). Press INFO, than you will see hints for C and D buttons to change VXP processing, and deinterlacing mode.
Thanks for taking the time to respond. I always read your posts with interest.
Regarding blu rays--yes, I play them in full menu mode and that is the mode I have the issues with. The reason for this with the blu ray concerts is so I can select the songs/tracks I want through the menu. For me, menu is extremely important. On a side note, regarding mede8er, so long as it is not a java disc, I have found the mede8er will play blu rays with menu no problem. Given the amount of discs that have java menus, it is far easier to play them on the dune.
Acknowledge that solo is software-based for menu support; not desirable, but much better than none at all! I hope the compatibility issue can be resolved at some point in the near future. Part of the reason for my comments is to advise that problems still do exist.
As for DVDs, a5ian300zx is correct--I do not upscale the dvds to 4k. My tv is 1080p only. It does not appear to be a scaling issue--as noted, there are some dvds where the dune will freeze the picture for a second or two, or get the size output incorrect, or will be unresponsive/slow to menu commands (the latter two problems NOT present on the D1). Mede8er and the HTPC are more responsive and neither have the same freeze affect that dune unfortunately does. Now, to be fair, on a couple of the dvds that the solo freezes on, so does the D1 and the HDMax. I cannot recall if the Prime does or not.
Yes, you are definitely correct, the scraper is definitely an unexpected bonus. It is good to see that dune is working to move the solo forward; I wouldn't be as harsh on it if I didn't have the blu ray playback issues!
One thing was negligent in with my comments yesterday is regarding nfs vs smb with the solo. I use mymovies for collection management, and I had set up my collection to playback using nfs. I have two synology servers, one for blu ray movies/tv and the other for dvds and all music. If I set it up for nfs on all titles, solo refuses to play anything on the blu ray movie collection nas. The dvds/music blu ray collection works. When I mix nfs and smb (smb for the blu ray movies) it works. I thought it was a permissions problem, but no amount of examination can find anything wrong with the permissions.
Now, reverting to the D1 and setting everything to nfs, it all works as it should. Do not know how/why, but very curious.
Again, thanks for taking the time and interest to respond; a5ian300zx as well!