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A lot of bugs being reported on the Zidoo forum for the v2.1.30 update.

Sounds like it's safer to stay with v2.1.28.
I've been using v2.1.30 since it was released and not had any issues - it's been as rock solid as always - anything in particular?
 

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I've been using v2.1.30 since it was released and not had any issues - it's been as rock solid as always - anything in particular?

From the Zidoo forum:

Aspect not changing
Clock display not working with USB drive
Some errors in the Quick Settings menu
HDR/SDR problems, maybe color space

It's posted in broken English over there, so hard to get any detail or understand if it's a real problem.

I'm on v2.1.28 and I'm happy but v2.1.30 looks like it might have some improvements with HT2. If you've had no problems, I'll give it a go.
 

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From the Zidoo forum:

Aspect not changing
Clock display not working with USB drive
Some errors in the Quick Settings menu
HDR/SDR problems, maybe color space

It's posted in broken English over there, so hard to get any detail or understand if it's a real problem.

I'm on v2.1.28 and I'm happy but v2.1.30 looks like it might have some improvements with HT2. If you've had no problems, I'll give it a go.
I've not seen any difference between the last few firmwares in day to day usage - I know there were some improvements in HT2 to do with scraping accuracy, but then I've never had much of an issue with that anyway and when I have, it's been easy to correct.

Just did a few checks:

Aspect ratio has seems fine (NAS playback).

Clock seems ok using NAS playback - I don't use USB, so would have to bow to the experience of those that do.

Yes, there is a strange issue with the quick settings menu where it seems to pick the wrong sub menu under certain circumstances (scroll direction). Easy to work around, but that certainly needs fixing.

HDR to SDR - Again, not a function I use, but it does seem to be a bit funky now - It looks like the SEI is still being broadcast - I'll check that tomorrow with a Vertex and report what it's doing..

So if you use HDR-SDR, I'd stick for the moment... As I say, mine's working fine on v2.2.30, but I'm not using any of the settings that are causing issue...
 
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Still the same half-assed Blu-Ray menu support. You'd think by now they'd steal the menu code from the Dune 4k, since they apparently helped write it.
 
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From the Zidoo forum:

Aspect not changing
Clock display not working with USB drive
Some errors in the Quick Settings menu
HDR/SDR problems, maybe color space

It's posted in broken English over there, so hard to get any detail or understand if it's a real problem.

I'm on v2.1.28 and I'm happy but v2.1.30 looks like it might have some improvements with HT2. If you've had no problems, I'll give it a go.
So this is what seems to be happening in HDR-SDR:

Colour Space and gamma are correct - so standard power law gamma and Rec.709 colour. The conversion is as good as it was before - that's to say not great but certainly passable.

The issue is the video levels and this is why some people are thinking colour space is wrong. The video levels of home menus and HT2 poster wall are rendered correctly at 16-235 but the video is rendered at 0-255.

This has the following effect:

1. If you set <HDMI Range Mode> to "Auto"

If your display supports it (most do), home menus and HT2 menus look too dark and contrasty because black starts at 16 but the display expects 0 and white is at 235 and the display expects 255.

Video looks fine since black and white are where the display expects them to be.

2. If you set <HDMI Range Mode> to "16-235"

Home menus and HT2 menus are fine - black and white are where they should be.

Video looks washed out because black is clipped below 16 and white clipped above 235.

3. If you set <HDMI Range Mode> to "0-255"

You get the same issue as in 1 above.

There are also issues with video levels if you select "auto" when HDR is set on as well - I think this is why I haven't been affected - I always set levels discretely to 16-235 and HDR on which seems to behave as expected.

So, going back on what I said earlier, I'd steer well clear of v2.1.30!
 

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So this is what seems to be happening in HDR-SDR:

Colour Space and gamma are correct - so standard power law gamma and Rec.709 colour. The conversion is as good as it was before - that's to say not great but certainly passable.

The issue is the video levels and this is why some people are thinking colour space is wrong. The video levels of home menus and HT2 poster wall are rendered correctly at 16-235 but the video is rendered at 0-255.

This has the following effect:

1. If you set <HDMI Range Mode> to "Auto"

If your display supports it (most do), home menus and HT2 menus look too dark and contrasty because black starts at 16 but the display expects 0 and white is at 235 and the display expects 255.

Video looks fine since black and white are where the display expects them to be.

2. If you set <HDMI Range Mode> to "16-235"

Home menus and HT2 menus are fine - black and white are where they should be.

Video looks washed out because black is clipped below 16 and white clipped above 235.

3. If you set <HDMI Range Mode> to "0-255"

You get the same issue as in 1 above.

There are also issues with video levels if you select "auto" when HDR is set on as well - I think this is why I haven't been affected - I always set levels discretely to 16-235 and HDR on which seems to behave as expected.

So, going back on what I said earlier, I'd steer well clear of v2.1.30!
Thanks for the work Mark. I need to get a Vertex...

If you don't mind, maybe send an email to Zidoo with your findings as you have their ear. Thanks again for your good work!
 

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Thanks for the work Mark. I need to get a Vertex...

If you don't mind, maybe send an email to Zidoo with your findings as you have their ear. Thanks again for your good work!
I think maybe you do ;) - I've said this before, but it's the single most useful bit of kit I've bought for the cinema and I literally would not consider being without it now - it's so useful diagnosing stuff like this.

I'll definitely talk to Zidoo about this, but first I want to double check and revert to the latest public release to see which of these are new issues in the last beta...
 

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I've reverted to v2.1.28 and all is well again!

Video levels are back where they should be and the sub-menu glitch is gone.

Another issue I saw with v2.1.30 is that when playing a previously started movie, the movie would start from the beginning for a split second before correcting and starting from where you left off. A small point, but inelegant and spoils the experience.
 
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I've reverted to v2.1.28 and all is well again!

Video levels are back where they should be and the sub-menu glitch is gone.

Another issue I saw with v2.1.30 is that when playing a previously started movie, the movie would start from the beginning for a split second before correcting and starting from where you left off. A small point, but inelegant and spoils the experience.
Voilà

I didn't see any problems in v2.1.28 either and with several issues reported on the Zidoo forum for v2.1.30, I was apprehensive...

Thanks again Mark!
 

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Voilà

I didn't see any problems in v2.1.28 either and with several issues reported on the Zidoo forum for v2.1.30, I was apprehensive...

Thanks again Mark!
No worries - I'll contact Zidoo tomorrow, although I think they're already aware of the issues.
 
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I've reverted to v2.1.28 and all is well again!

Video levels are back where they should be and the sub-menu glitch is gone.

Another issue I saw with v2.1.30 is that when playing a previously started movie, the movie would start from the beginning for a split second before correcting and starting from where you left off. A small point, but inelegant and spoils the experience.
I take it you have an older unit. Apparently with newer ones you will brick it if you try to downgrade the firmware.
 

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New fw update for X9S/X10 family


Model: ZIDOO_X8 / X9S / X10
Version number: v2.1.36
Changelog
(From here, translation via Google Translate.)
(original text below)

System
1. Add the "Information" button on the remote control to display the current HDMI output information
2. Optimize DLNA projection function
2. Optimize system stability

File manager
1. Fix the problem that the same share name is displayed in NFS
2. Cancel the top navigation category and add the list rotation function
3. Added CD disc insertion tips
4. Optimize sorting function (save separately by path)
5. Added the function of pressing "Popup" to return to the top of the list
7. Modify the problem that the volume label does not display more than 20 characters

Poster wall
1. Optimize the display of the details interface and the movie video
2. Optimize segmented video scanning
3. Optimize scanning to solve the problem that stopping scanning during scanning may cause unmatched videos to not match properly when continuing scanning
4. Solve the problem that the child lock set is not displayed synchronously after the movie rating is initially set
5. Increase the HDR corner mark (scanned videos will not be displayed)
6. Optimize file name recognition
7. Optimize application stability
8. Optimize bracket processing for title recognition
9. Added trailer filter filtering, the word 'trailer' in the file name will no longer be scanned
10. Optimize the NFS mount method
11. Fix the problem that the background service causes the setup wizard language to be incorrect
12. Fixed the problem of disordered video in the folder video list interface
13. Fixed the problem that poster information cannot be obtained based on the file path
14. Fixed the problem that the total number of videos on the device does not change after moving the video out of the poster wall
15. Clear device and delete device will remove related video information from database
16. Fixed the issue that the poster does not refresh after modifying the rating of the child lock
17. Child lock setting interface adds function description and child lock reset function
18. Optimize the collection function
19. Fixed the issue that playback records cannot be saved when playing NFS source
20. NFO added sorttitle field support, only use this field for sorting in movie collection interface

Music player
1. Optimize folder browsing function
2. Add CD playback function (requires external optical drive)
3. Optimize the sorting function
4. Optimize the calculation method of scanning progress
5. Optimize track identification for SACD and CUE albums
6. Improved the interface of obtaining track list, and solved the problem that the mobile phone cannot control the CUE / DSF track list of temporary list
7. Modify the time display format of CUE to keep the same with SACD
8. Optimize focus control logic to solve the problem of focus flicker
9. Modify the recording method of the playlist to solve the problem that the last song in the random play mode will be rerandom.
10. Added screen saver function in play details interface
11. Fixed an issue where the list interface displayed an error after the grid layout removed the list
12. Fixed the problem of getting albums when playing music from file manager
13. Fixed the problem that the lyrics could not be closed without playing the details interface
14. Fixed the problem that sometimes the detailed interface picture cannot be obtained
15. Added automatic full-screen playback switch
16. Added music file information display to the list
17. Solve the problem that search interface focus may be lost
18. Fix the problem that the song is cut abnormally in the playback interface
19. Modify singer details interface
-Add album sub-categories, you can directly enter album details from the list
-Add picture subclasses, you can set the default, delete and add operations for pictures
-Add details sub-category, you can browse all the information of the singer
20. Add "View Artist" and "View Album" functions
21. Add song names that do not match the file name "track + number"
22. Fixed the problem of flashing back when pressing the "Home" key in the folder song interface
23. Fix the problem that Bluetooth remote control connection stops playing
24. Add multi-folder scanning. The abnormality will be displayed after the scanning is completed, and the normal display will be restored after all scanning
25. Fix the problem that the time of the song displayed on the front panel is incorrect
26. Fix the problem that the sample rate of the playback details interface is incorrect.
27. Fix the problem that some DTS-CDs cannot be played

Local player
1. Add sequence play function
2. Fixed the issue that subtitles in Polish are displayed as Portuguese
3. Optimize subtitle download function
4. Optimize the problem that DVD cannot select chapters
5. Optimize ASS subtitle display
6. Fixed the problem that the srt subtitle space is not displayed completely
7. Fixed the problem of displaying the DVD folder format and file name abnormally

Blu-ray navigation
1. Added the function of subtitle track list displayed by shortcut keys
2. Optimize subtitle download function
3. Fixed the problem of incomplete display of srt subtitle space

Quick settings
1. Modify DMR switch settings
2. Add video sequence playback function

Picture manager
1. When optimizing the slideshow, the picture is blurred

the weather
1. Optimize the problem that the weather is not available in some cities

Mobile APP (need to update mobile app v.1.5.5)
1. Add audio offset setting in the setting interface
2. Folder browsing function has been added to the music device interface
3. Application interface adds sorting function
4. Fixed the problem that the same device is repeatedly added to the music device interface
5. Fixed the issue that the CUE / DSF track list cannot be obtained from the temporary list songs
6. Optimize the problem that the application interface icon is not displayed
7. Optimize poster wall interface display
8. Solve the problem that the file management is affected by the search bar, and it will return to the upper directory when rescanning SMB or NFS
9. File manager adds list refresh function
10. File Manager adds CD-ROM drive list
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Good afternoon, I live in Brazil, I'm looking for an average center that plays blu ray ISO or BDMV, but I can navigate perfectly in the menus like a physical blu ray, I'm in doubt on some models, you can suggest me what are the more efficient for what I'm looking for? For example between ZAPPITI, ZIDOO, DUNE, EGREAT and CHINOOPO which is the best or the models I can buy without fear that will suit me in what I need, I will probably put sata internal hd 5t and play everything on the internal hd. a hug
 

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New fw update for X9S/X10 family





Model: ZIDOO_X8 / X9S / X10

Version number: v2.1.36

Changelog

(From here, translation via Google Translate.)

(original text below)



System

1. Add the "Information" button on the remote control to display the current HDMI output information

2. Optimize DLNA projection function

2. Optimize system stability



File manager

1. Fix the problem that the same share name is displayed in NFS

2. Cancel the top navigation category and add the list rotation function

3. Added CD disc insertion tips

4. Optimize sorting function (save separately by path)

5. Added the function of pressing "Popup" to return to the top of the list

7. Modify the problem that the volume label does not display more than 20 characters



Poster wall

1. Optimize the display of the details interface and the movie video

2. Optimize segmented video scanning

3. Optimize scanning to solve the problem that stopping scanning during scanning may cause unmatched videos to not match properly when continuing scanning

4. Solve the problem that the child lock set is not displayed synchronously after the movie rating is initially set

5. Increase the HDR corner mark (scanned videos will not be displayed)

6. Optimize file name recognition

7. Optimize application stability

8. Optimize bracket processing for title recognition

9. Added trailer filter filtering, the word 'trailer' in the file name will no longer be scanned

10. Optimize the NFS mount method

11. Fix the problem that the background service causes the setup wizard language to be incorrect

12. Fixed the problem of disordered video in the folder video list interface

13. Fixed the problem that poster information cannot be obtained based on the file path

14. Fixed the problem that the total number of videos on the device does not change after moving the video out of the poster wall

15. Clear device and delete device will remove related video information from database

16. Fixed the issue that the poster does not refresh after modifying the rating of the child lock

17. Child lock setting interface adds function description and child lock reset function

18. Optimize the collection function

19. Fixed the issue that playback records cannot be saved when playing NFS source

20. NFO added sorttitle field support, only use this field for sorting in movie collection interface



Music player

1. Optimize folder browsing function

2. Add CD playback function (requires external optical drive)

3. Optimize the sorting function

4. Optimize the calculation method of scanning progress

5. Optimize track identification for SACD and CUE albums

6. Improved the interface of obtaining track list, and solved the problem that the mobile phone cannot control the CUE / DSF track list of temporary list

7. Modify the time display format of CUE to keep the same with SACD

8. Optimize focus control logic to solve the problem of focus flicker

9. Modify the recording method of the playlist to solve the problem that the last song in the random play mode will be rerandom.

10. Added screen saver function in play details interface

11. Fixed an issue where the list interface displayed an error after the grid layout removed the list

12. Fixed the problem of getting albums when playing music from file manager

13. Fixed the problem that the lyrics could not be closed without playing the details interface

14. Fixed the problem that sometimes the detailed interface picture cannot be obtained

15. Added automatic full-screen playback switch

16. Added music file information display to the list

17. Solve the problem that search interface focus may be lost

18. Fix the problem that the song is cut abnormally in the playback interface

19. Modify singer details interface

-Add album sub-categories, you can directly enter album details from the list

-Add picture subclasses, you can set the default, delete and add operations for pictures

-Add details sub-category, you can browse all the information of the singer

20. Add "View Artist" and "View Album" functions

21. Add song names that do not match the file name "track + number"

22. Fixed the problem of flashing back when pressing the "Home" key in the folder song interface

23. Fix the problem that Bluetooth remote control connection stops playing

24. Add multi-folder scanning. The abnormality will be displayed after the scanning is completed, and the normal display will be restored after all scanning

25. Fix the problem that the time of the song displayed on the front panel is incorrect

26. Fix the problem that the sample rate of the playback details interface is incorrect.

27. Fix the problem that some DTS-CDs cannot be played



Local player

1. Add sequence play function

2. Fixed the issue that subtitles in Polish are displayed as Portuguese

3. Optimize subtitle download function

4. Optimize the problem that DVD cannot select chapters

5. Optimize ASS subtitle display

6. Fixed the problem that the srt subtitle space is not displayed completely

7. Fixed the problem of displaying the DVD folder format and file name abnormally



Blu-ray navigation

1. Added the function of subtitle track list displayed by shortcut keys

2. Optimize subtitle download function

3. Fixed the problem of incomplete display of srt subtitle space



Quick settings

1. Modify DMR switch settings

2. Add video sequence playback function



Picture manager

1. When optimizing the slideshow, the picture is blurred



the weather

1. Optimize the problem that the weather is not available in some cities



Mobile APP (need to update mobile app v.1.5.5)

1. Add audio offset setting in the setting interface

2. Folder browsing function has been added to the music device interface

3. Application interface adds sorting function

4. Fixed the problem that the same device is repeatedly added to the music device interface

5. Fixed the issue that the CUE / DSF track list cannot be obtained from the temporary list songs

6. Optimize the problem that the application interface icon is not displayed

7. Optimize poster wall interface display

8. Solve the problem that the file management is affected by the search bar, and it will return to the upper directory when rescanning SMB or NFS

9. File manager adds list refresh function

10. File Manager adds CD-ROM drive list



Posted on @ZidooNews



FOR X9S:

Gofile Mirror: https://gofile.io/?c=1yjDPM

How to upgrade: http://*******/2RgPFA6

MD5 Hash: 766565401970CE5870A0A8E135C5B863



FOR X10:

Gofile Mirror: https://gofile.io/?c=Gh8wow

How to upgrade: http://*******/2RgPFA6

MD5 Hash: 9B9AC342FAEC178BC263C922FB8B5822



Have a fun!

Tnx team for the hard work ;)
it's been a long time since an x series family update for zidoo. I saw this this morning as well. Something is better than nothing right?

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The real question is whether it breaks something or not. I read the 2.1.30 firmware was awful and broke many things. The real question is whether this fixes those things rather than adding a few new things.
 

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The real question is whether it breaks something or not. I read the 2.1.30 firmware was awful and broke many things. The real question is whether this fixes those things rather than adding a few new things.


Anyone wanna be the test subject?


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Zidoo x9s for Skype?

Can any of you kind souls explain to me how I can use the Zidoo x9s with a Logitech 290 web-cam and Skype? I'm hoping to send the HDMI output of the x9s to a Samsung Smart TV and have conference calls (Meeting Now from Skype) on the large monitor. Thanks in advance.
 
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