EDIT: Disregard this post. I reverted back to firmware 2.1.40 and all is back to normal. Thanks
Using firmware 2.2.61 I have an issue using zdmc with external player set. I posted this on zidoo forum but thought perhaps someone here might have an answer. My mkv files are on an SMB share of another computer. After I power up the z9s if I try to play a mkv via zdmc it will flash "loading" then pop back to the GUI. This persists for about a minute or so. Then it will start working and play the file. Once it starts working all is normal. But for whatever reason after start up it takes a minute or more before it will actually play a file. I assume it is some sort of network issue but not sure. Just wondering if anyone else is seeing this behavior or has any suggestions. My x9s is does not mimic this behavior and works on the first try after startup.
Here is the zdmc log that just shows a generic error. Any ideas on how to get better info?
13:15:40.515 T:18446744072881174816 DEBUG: OnPlayBackStarted: play state was 1, starting 0
13:15:40.531 T:18446744072881174816 NOTICE: ExecuteAppAndroid: com.android.gallery3d
13:15:40.532 T:18446744072881174816 INFO: CXBMCApp::StartVideoPlayerActivity - package = com.android.gallery3d, intent = android.intent.action.VIEW, dataURI =smb://(my movie path).mkv, dataType = video/*
13:15:40.532 T:18446744072881174816 INFO: CXBMCApp::StartVideoPlayerActivity - smb, user = **********
13:15:40.532 T:18446744072881174816 INFO: CXBMCApp::StartVideoPlayerActivity - smb, pass = **********
13:15:40.545 T:18446744072839756064 DEBUG: CGUIInfoManager::SetCurrentMovie(smb://(my movie path).mkv)
13:15:40.547 T:18446744072989276448 DEBUG: CAnnouncementManager - Announcement: OnPlay from xbmc
13:15:40.548 T:18446744072989276448 DEBUG: GOT ANNOUNCEMENT, type: 1, from xbmc, message OnPlay
13:15:40.548 T:18446744072881174816 NOTICE: ExecuteAppAndroid: Failure
13:15:40.549 T:18446744072881174816 NOTICE: Process: Stop
13:15:40.549 T:18446744072881174816 NOTICE: Process: Showing Kodi window
So it appears to be an issue launching the "external" player which is of course the zidoo custom one. Maybe it is not able to read the network path for a short time for some reason? I guess I can try with HT2 to see if it also behaves this way or not. Any other ideas?
Last edited by fingersdlp; 06-14-2019 at 09:25 PM.