After much frustration and messing about with network settings on the NAS it turns out it was a simple solution and trying a different Ethernet cable did the trick taking a read test from 12MB/s to over 100 so no more choppy playback.
You'd better throw your 18 bucks in the sea or give it to me. This should do the job also :Hi all,
I have been using a 10 year old budget LG Bluray to play video files on my 22" (yes LoL) LG TV monitor. I have no internet connection at my house so I sometimes download YouTube documentaries in my mothers onto a 1TB portable HDD and play them back at the house, lately most of the MKV or .mp4 YouTube downloads will not work on my old LG BluRay player and I need to use my laptop plugged in via HDMI which is a nuisance...
All I am looking is a media player to play more modern video formats via my portable HDD drive, I don't use a NAS or anything and my TV is 1080p. I have been looking at these 4k Dune drives but maybe a bit overkill for my purposes...
I was wondering would the typical cheapo Chinese media players do me instead of forking out £150, I was looking into upgrading my Bluray player just for the more modern media playback but the 4k players are overkill also and I don't need a 4k UHD BD player as I have no 4k TV. I'm sure the Dune have a slicker interface etc. but would the Ebay cheapo ones do seeing as you can get the likes of a T95 H616 Android 10.0 TV Box 4GB+64GB Quad Core KD HD Media Player WIFI for less than £18?
T95 H616 Android 10 TV Box
All I want it to do is play the more modern video files although I was able to use my Bluray player remote control before for pausing etc, without fail. Maybe the remote supplied with this and the cheap interface or lack of it won't work or is a pain in the ass which I don't want.
The ability to play subtitles is important (I have tinnitus and hearing loss) and these seldom worked on my LG Bluray player with media files via my portable HDD. I reckon a more modern Bluray disc player could be the same.
I'm prepared to buy a Dune if it worked flawlessly with subtitles etc. even if I only use 1080p
I wish they had a co-axial output to input into my DAC as the HDMI through the TV then Toslink to DAC is very attenuated. I can't find a cheaper media player with a co-axial output but I'd love this.
All x264 files will play on that older units but no x265 files due to hardware limitationsOK but that'll cost twice the price when 20% VAT, plus customs and import fees are added on. Where are these sent from? Hong Kong? I only see one retailer selling Dune in the UK and their cheapest model is £180 which is more than 200 bucks in your money.
Update... I see one on Ebay from Germany for about £90 but I'm also looking at a few used ones too including the older Dune HD Base 3.0 which has a co-axial digital output which I want plus an internal 3.5" bay which I could use. Maybe it is too old? What do you think? As I said before I only need 1080p but maybe it won't play the YouTube MKV and .MP4 files.
You are on the wrong thread, this is for 2020 Dune models. But if I remember it was decent as a server. They plan to add the server functionality to the current series but it’s not available yet.Does anyone know if the Dune HD Solo 4K is a decent NAS server? The manual says it has NAS capability. I wonder do internal and external drives show up on the network?