Zidoo Media player

It?s a meta data generator for the player.

It tells the player what the specifications are for the display.

That?s how the old Sony A8 OLED and my ZD9 handled DV.

The player then decodes the DV layer into an HDR 12 bit signal and sends that to the display along.

The Vertex strips the DV flag and sends the HDR data to the display.
 

EconAv

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DoggieHowser said:
It?s a meta data generator for the player.

It tells the player what the specifications are for the display.

That?s how the old Sony A8 OLED and my ZD9 handled DV.

The player then decodes the DV layer into an HDR 12 bit signal and sends that to the display along.

The Vertex strips the DV flag and sends the HDR data to the display.
12bits , how many bits 760 can support leh ?
 

Audio

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DoggieHowser said:
It?s a meta data generator for the player.

It tells the player what the specifications are for the display.

That?s how the old Sony A8 OLED and my ZD9 handled DV.

The player then decodes the DV layer into an HDR 12 bit signal and sends that to the display along.

The Vertex strips the DV flag and sends the HDR data to the display.

Went and read up LLDV again and looks like you are right.  :)

(Audio)

 

BadEnglish

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I'm a bit confuse.

How could DV (dynamic metadata) be converted to HDR10 (static metadata) without losing ( colouring in HiFi term ) much?

Or am I reading something difference !
 
BadEnglish said:
I'm a bit confuse.

How could DV (dynamic metadata) be converted to HDR10 (static metadata) without losing ( colouring in HiFi term ) much?

Or am I reading something difference !
It?s a hack because of a special DV format variant called Player Led DV or LLDV that Sony used on one of their earlier TVs ZD9 and the OLED of that generation.

The Sony processor couldn?t handle DV metadata processing so instead it just had a special handshake with the player and handed over its specs - color gamut and brightness - and the player would remap it dynamically

The Vertex2 and similar products from HDFury spoofs the Sony EDID
 

BadEnglish

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DoggieHowser said:
It?s a hack because of a special DV format variant called Player Led DV or LLDV that Sony used on one of their earlier TVs ZD9 and the OLED of that generation.

The Sony processor couldn?t handle DV metadata processing so instead it just had a special handshake with the player and handed over its specs - color gamut and brightness - and the player would remap it dynamically

The Vertex2 and similar products from HDFury spoofs the Sony EDID

Thanks.  Now pop up another question:
So every frame has its metadata to be called dynamic or just a batch of frames with a metadata ?
 
BadEnglish said:
Thanks.  Now pop up another question:
So every frame has its metadata to be called dynamic or just a batch of frames with a metadata ?

I am guessing that's up to the way the movie is encoded. I would expect this to be done on a per scene basis rather than a per frame basis or you would notice flickering as the max brightness is adjusted.

 

BadEnglish

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DoggieHowser said:
I am guessing that's up to the way the movie is encoded. I would expect this to be done on a per scene basis rather than a per frame basis or you would notice flickering as the max brightness is adjusted.

That's my wild guess also  ;D
 

EconAv

Member
New online FW update just released for all current model?.
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I?m wondering if there?s something wrong with my player. I encounter a fair bit of freezing (audio still playing) on some H265 videos

I tested the same file on my older Zappiti and they play fine (except for the wrong colors with DV encoded files)
 

EconAv

Member
DoggieHowser said:
I?m wondering if there?s something wrong with my player. I encounter a fair bit of freezing (audio still playing) on some H265 videos

I tested the same file on my older Zappiti and they play fine (except for the wrong colors with DV encoded files)
Try do a factory reset then update
http://apidl.zidoo.tv/uhd3000/v6.4.35/UHD3000_P_v6.4.35_G_202209301601_ota-package.zip
 
EconAv said:
Try do a factory reset then update
http://apidl.zidoo.tv/uhd3000/v6.4.35/UHD3000_P_v6.4.35_G_202209301601_ota-package.zip
Is that an older firmware?

BTW what settings do I use on the Zidoo since I?m not using a DV display?
 

Cash

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Just got a Zidoo UHD3000.
how or where can i get APK's for "AppleTV, Prime Video, n Netflix"
wow!! so many settings to tweak too... blur blur already leh..
Prime video cant play videos, n sound keeps skipping in n out. Netflix is not operating with the supplied remote control, gotta use wireless keyboard to navigate, and AppleTV cant be installed...
 
I havent seen any updates on my Zidoo player in ages.

My main complaint is really to do with its media manager. It still catalogs TV shows incorrectly - the Law and Order Series is particularly painful.. and worse, it never seems to learn after I correct one episode. It makes me correct EVERY episode individually.

The playback quality itself is usually OK. But the media manager is a far cry from the one in the old Zappiti.

The one issue i have with the playback is that when I first boot up, the first movie or show I play will always play in 60Hz. even when match frame rate is on. I need to exit the show and restart before it will play correctly in 24fps.
 

boxerfan88

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The last code drop was back in Apr, IIRC v6.4.62. I didn't bother to update coz I don't have any niggling bugs.

With regards to their media manager, I have moved away from it long time back. If you're game to try 3rd party ones, check these out:
  • ZDMC (aka "Kodi")
  • JellyFin
  • PlexToZidoo
Personally, I setup the JellyFin ecosystem, and I'm using JellyFin client on Zidoo for over a year. Super happy with it.
 
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