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Quick firmware download

 

X8, X9S, X10 Family

Version 2.1.42 - 30 September 2020

http://apidl.zidoo.tv/X8/v2.1.42/ZIDOO_X8-v2.1.42-202009301304-ota.zip

 

http://apidl.zidoo.tv/X9S/v2.1.43/ZIDOO_X9S-v2.1.42-202009192015-ota.zip

 

http://apidl.zidoo.tv/X10/v2.1.42/X10-v2.1.42-202009301417-ota.zip

 

X20, X20 Pro, Z9S, Z10, Z1000, UHD2000 Family

Version 2.3.35 - 30 September 2020

 

http://apidl.zidoo.tv/Z9S/v2.3.35/ZIDOO_Z9S_N_v2.3.35_202009091655_ota-package.zip

 

http://apidl.zidoo.tv/Z10/v2.3.35/ZIDOO_Z10_N_v2.3.35_202009100838_ota-package.zip

 

http://apidl.zidoo.tv/Z1000/v2.3.35/ZIDOO_Z1000_N_v2.3.35_202009101051_ota-package.zip

 

http://apidl.zidoo.tv/X20/v2.3.35/ZIDOO_X20_N_v2.3.35_202009101914_ota-package.zip

 

http://apidl.zidoo.tv/X20_PRO/v2.3.35/ZIDOO_X20-Pro_N_v2.3.35_202009111404_ota-package.zip

 

http://apidl.zidoo.tv/uhd2000/v2.3.35/ZIDOO_UHD2000_N_v2.3.35_202009111111_ota-package.zip

 

*PLEASE SELECT THE RIGHT MODEL*

 

v2.1.42

System

1. Add support for aiff music files.

2. Optimize the screen saver function.

3. Fix the problem that DLNA cannot cast screen after entering the screensaver.

 

Video Player

1. Add press the information button to display poster information.

2. Fix the problem of pressing the function key to continue playing during pause.

3. Optimize subtitle download

4  Optimize poster information display of player.

5. Video information display interface, add video title.

6. Add external subtitles, press the delete button to delete subtitles

 

 

Image Player

1. New feature revision.

2. Add custom folder function.

3. Add the function of setting the folder as a screen saver picture.

4. Optimize the slideshow function.

5. Fix the problem that the vertical picture is stretched in the slide show.

6. Add the function of exclude folder.

7. Add the function of exclusion by folder name

 

Home Theater

1. Update to version 4.0

2. Optimize the sorting function of the navigation interface.

3. Fix the problem that Douban cannot match

4. Fix the problem that child lock will be ignored when playing directly.

5. Fix the problem of incorrect data after sorting widgets.

6. Optimize the ratio of local trailers.

7. Optimize sorting function.

8. Optimize the details interface.

9. Fix the problem of incorrect TV viewing history.

10. Fix the problem that the detailed title is too long.

11. Fix the problem that the letter navigation and the prompt picture on the left side appear at the same time when display in list mode.

12. Optimize TV series matching.

13. Added trailer start time setting in detail interface

 

Settings

1. Add screen saver settings

2. Add input method selection settings.

 

 

Media Center

1. Optimize the playback history display.

2. Added playback history display switch.

 

 

Bluray Navigation

1. Add function to display movie information when press information key.

2. Fix the problem of not being able to navigate after entering the screensaver.

 

 

File

1. Optimize the display of playback records

2. Add the playback record display switch

3. Fix the problem that the wallpaper of the file manager is not synchronized occasionally

 

Control center

1. Optimize connection stability

 

 

AppInstaller

1. Optimize webpage installation function

 

 

Home

1. Optimize the boot display speed

2. Add shortcuts sorting function (press the menu key or long press the OK key)

3. Optimize animation fluency

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v2.3.35

System

 

1. Add support for aiff music files.

2. Optimize the screen saver function.

3. Fix the problem that DLNA cannot cast screen after entering the screensaver.

4. Add the Czech language adaptation.

5. Fix 3D seamless branching

 

 

Video Player

 

1. Fix the issue that chapters cannot be switched.

2. Fix the problem of pressing the function key to continue playing during pause.

3. Optimize subtitle download

4. Add press the information button to display poster information.

5. Optimize the forced subtitle function.

6  Optimize poster information display of player.

7. Fix the problem that some DV movies cannot be played.

8. Optimize frame rate switching

9. Video information display interface, add video title.

 

 

Image Player

 

1. New feature revision.

2. Add custom folder function.

3. Add the function of setting the folder as a screen saver picture.

4. Optimize the slideshow function.

5. Fix the problem that the vertical picture is stretched in the slide show.

6. Add the function of exclude folder.

 

 

Home Theater

 

1. Update to version 4.0

2. Optimize the sorting function of the navigation interface.

3. Fix the problem that Douban cannot match

4. Fix the problem that child lock will be ignored when playing directly.

5. Fix the problem of incorrect data after sorting widgets.

6. Optimize the ratio of local trailers.

7. Optimize sorting function.

8. Optimize the details interface.

9. Fix the problem of incorrect TV viewing history.

10. Fix the problem that the detailed title is too long.

11. Fix the problem that the letter navigation and the prompt picture on the left side appear at the same time when display in list mode.

12. Optimize TV series matching.

 

 

Settings

 

1. Add screen saver settings

2. Add input method selection settings.

 

 

Media Center

 

1. Optimize the playback history display.

2. Added playback history display switch.

 

 

Bluray Navigation

 

1. Add function to display movie information when press information key.

2. Fix the problem of not being able to navigate after entering the screensaver.

 

File

1. Optimize the display of playback records

2. Add the playback record display switch

3. Fix the problem that the wallpaper of the file manager is not synchronized occasionally

 

Control center

1. Optimize connection stability

 

 

AppInstaller

1. Optimize webpage installation function

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Hi all,

 

as you all know from Egreat A10 thread that I've just gotten hold of X9S media player for $150 through Lazada SG and yes, no warranty sadly. The X10 has same specs but it has housing for a 3.5" HDD and with premium aesthetic thus command double of X9S price which i don't find it justifying since it has not much difference from its previous model.

 

for my case, i gotten X9S because i do not need HDD as i'm using my own server to stream data over to the player. The X9S has extension cable of power and sata so you could connect to a HDD if you want to load your data over.

 

-4K UHD ISO - menu supported now

 

-BD ISO - the player has options for you to swap regions without sweat, it played Transformers - The Last Knight Atmos & Train To Busan DTS:X without issues with menu and bitstream correctly to my Marantz 8802A.

 

-Audio Song - Will Get Back. tested FLAC no problem. will test DSD, DFF later.

 

-Jukebox/Theatre - It scanned my server and retrieved artwork, pretty surprised it worked beautifully. I was a little worry it won't work as it is on my server instead of HDD. If you don't fancy artwork, just head to explorer and go to your source, set arrange by date, name and etc in ascending or descending order, viola. It makes your search for your movies very easy.

 

the pictures below shall say it all.........

 

the package of X9S.

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this is the menu you'd see when you boot up.

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firmware page, came with latest firmware.

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nice weather app.

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you can set the deep space mode, color space mode and hdmi range mode.

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23.97 auto mode for BD & UHD.

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it came with andriod 6.0.1 at least! look out for andriod nougat/7 in future.

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lazy to use remote control? no problem, use your andriod phone to control the player.

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testing UHD BD The Smurf 2 iso

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testing BD transformers the last knight

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atmos lit up! (sorry for the poor image)

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it has a nice information viewer of the file that you're playing and it shows all the data of the video/audio.

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explorer mode without artwork. fast and efficient.

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preparation of artwork, score, data of your movies in fancy layout.

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Posters up.

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For $150, you can't argue more  ;)

i believe zidoo fans are eagerly waiting for UHD BD Menu too right?!?

yes, it worked.

 

1) update your firmware to the latest version -> 2.0.15 (http://ota-cloudfront.zidoo.tv/X9S/OTA/OTA-ZIDOO_X9S-v2.0.15-201803082053.zip)

the update firmware will be in zip format.

copy into your usb thumbdrive (ntfs/fat32)

go to update

select local update

select the 2.0.15 update zip

it will copy to the flash.

 

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2) You will see andriod upgrading *Yeah*

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3) with added function you can disable HDR if you don't like.

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4) lastly is what most of you wanted! UHD BD Menu!

you could choose to play video directly or select play menu (previously if you were to press menu, it would play video directly)

don't have to do complicated steps installation to get the menu, i guess is well done for zidoo team.

IMG_20180104_170659.jpg

 

5) wondering is there atmos/dts:x along with it? you bet.

IMG_20180104_172840.jpg

 

6) revamped subtitle setting

IMG_20180104_234627.jpg

 

Music Player 2.0

huge improvement from their previous version, it has more professional interface now and still have room for improvement such as getting DSD to play. (x10 supports SACD iso playback, hopefully x9s would come 1 day this feature)

 

Playing Flac 96khz/24bit

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Playing DSF resulted error

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Great effort! Jealous to see that Zidoo comes with Android OS 6.0 Marshmallow while my A-10 still stuck at Lollipop! :(

Android 6.0 allows playback of 4K content from Netflix and Youtube as well.

 

Looking forward to your reivew on this Zidoo. By the way, another media player that sports the same specs and features is the Himedia Q5/Q10 Pro 4K. IIRC bro Sunblock has this. Will certainly like to hear his comments and personal experience with it as well.

 

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Great effort! Jealous to see that Zidoo comes with Android OS 6.0 Marshmallow while my A-10 still stuck at Lollipop! :(

Android 6.0 allows playback of 4K content from Netflix and Youtube as well.

 

Looking forward to your reivew on this Zidoo. By the way, another media player that sports the same specs and features is the Himedia Q5/Q10 Pro 4K. IIRC bro Sunblock has this. Will certainly like to hear his comments and personal experience with it as well.

 

 

Finally almost done with the testing for the Himedia Q5 Pro 550 Yuan and this box (Chinese version) made me poorer by 550 Yuan but it value for the dollar.

 

Stay tuned

 

 

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Finally almost done with the testing for the Himedia Q5 Pro 550 Yuan and this box (Chinese version) made me poorer by 550 Yuan but it value for the dollar.

 

Stay tuned

 

 

 

Looking forward for your Himedia review...

 

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the post is good but the review was dated 2 years back.. kinda irrelevant by now.. bugs that exist might have ironed out and improved. just my 2 cents.

 

I think you saw the thread start date.  Clicking on the links and reading will show regular updates. Zidoo (Sep 2017, Himedia Oct '16).  I personally owned a Himedia Q5 before.  It suffered from overheat issues and died on me after 1 year plus, so I am not so keen to go back to HiMedia.

 

https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=291943

https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=265888

 

Throwing in another contender:  https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=322774

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i have seen a site which the x9s compared with oppo 203 turned out the picture quality from x9s beat oppo 203. the pictures comparison could let you tell apart but i'm afraid i don't remember the site, if anyone do seen the comparison, do let me know so that i can post an update.

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About BD menu :

 

Zidoo X9S/X10

Home theater app supports HD BD menu

Home theater app does not support UHD BD menu

ZDMC does not support HD BD menu

ZDMC does not support UHD BD menu

 

Egreat A5/10

POSTER V2.0 app supports HD BD menu

POSTER V2.0 app supports UHD BD menu

Vidon supports HD BD menu

Vidon does not support UHD BD menu

 

if UHD BD menu not important to you, for the price and performance i would recommend getting x9s would suffice.

if UHD BD menu is a must to you, get Egreat A5/A10/A11, look at the Egreat A10 thread.

i hope this helps in purchasing your player.

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Zidoo is almost unheard of, unlike Popcorn, eGreat  and Himedia. Wonder if it is as reliable as Popcorn.

 

What will be consequences of eGreat if there is no HDMI licensing? The existing unit will still function as is it.

 

Agreed. Very much would like to know this as well. If there is not much difference other than just licensing issue then I reckon more Bros would be interested in the Egreat.

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Zidoo is almost unheard of, unlike Popcorn, eGreat  and Himedia. Wonder if it is as reliable as Popcorn.

 

What will be consequences of eGreat if there is no HDMI licensing? The existing unit will still function as is it.

 

 

 

What I gathered so far is that it will not hinder developments of the media player itself but it will affect some countries which HDMI Org had a firm enforcement over the licensing part. Singapore market AFAIK, it is not affected else I will not be able to get it in the first place.

 

My concern lies with the future developments on HDMI troubleshooting if there is any kind of bug or updates been enforced along the way and how it may affect firmware fixes etc. Hopefully my concerns will be unfounded...Egreat doesn't seem to be bothered by it? But it does make the consumers rather uneasy though.

 

 

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Agreed. Very much would like to know this as well. If there is not much difference other than just licensing issue then I reckon more Bros would be interested in the Egreat.

 

Guys, my apologies, I might have gave everyone interested in Egreat media players a "big fright" :P...I will update the status after I receive an official response from Egreat. Meanwhile, for those who can wait, just bear with me a little longer till I get some clear answers and its implications if any. For those who need to get a media player badly, you won't g wrong with HiMedia, Zidoo or PopcornHour.

 

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