Originally Posted by sharok
To be honest with you, I'd like to use Zidoo in the easiest way possible.
Using MVC 3D files, do I still have to play around with left/right eye feature?
You mentioned "It's part of their Home Theater App that's included. ZDMC has to be downloaded (which just calls their player anyway)." Do I still need to download ZDMC if the Home Theater is included and if I want to use the Zidoo internal player (1295)?
I wont use networking/sharing at all just plain external USB (two USBs, One for 2D and one for 3D).
When using home theater app, do you still see your separate folders (for example if you have Dark Knight collection, the matrix collection, ... in your hard drive), or just all the files cover arts in one place?
ZDMC was/is part of the Zidoo firmware as loaded. Depending on what firmware the unit is on, you might not have the latest vision. The latest version of ZDMC is v17.6.1 and can be used on Zidoo X8/X9/X10 running firmware v1.4.12 and higher.
You can download ZDMC v17.6.1 here:
You need to un-install the old version first before you install a new version
Likewise "Home Theater 2" was made available in Zidoo X8/X9/X10 firmware updates.
Home Theater 2 and the Media Center APK both use Zidoo hardware for playback and it is often referred to as using internal playback when using these modes. Media Center will display the files on the drive as you have them installed. Home Theater 2 will scrape from IMDB and manage the cover art, etc. associated with that disk volume.
Zidoo Media Center or ZDMC is a fork of Kodi programmed by Zidoo and optimized for the Zidoo units. ZDMC/Kodi will allow you to facilitate playback via Kodi's software based playback engine or use the Zidoo hardware for playback. In other words, you can use either in ZDMC. The Zidoo hardware playback is generally considered to produce better picture quality over the Kodi software. So, you can run with the advantages of Kodi for skins, etc. while using the Zidoo hardware playback. In side ZDMC/Kodi, you will need to select the option to use the external player to use the Zidoo hardware. Note that inside ZDMC/Kodi the Zidoo hardware playback is referred to as "external".
If for some strange reason you feel a need to down load and run straight Kodi, you can do that too. Personally, I see no reason to use ZDMC and I use Home Theater 2.