Dune HD Max Vision 4K

burtonpark

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Might not see much improvments in the near future with the recent events happening in Russia. Properly everything on hold for now..
The Movie Set posters groups are named in Russian.
 

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burtonpark

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Nice Monkey

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Make also sure nothing is running in the background.
 

burtonpark

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Nice Monkey

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If you install APP's yourself it can be for sure.
 

scrowe

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Looks my bedroom Odroid N2 has gone kaput. Looking for a replacement. I got burned by the Zido Z9X as it claimed source direct mode but it upscaled DVD to 1080p and ISO playback was really buggy.

I have my ISO collections for TV perfectly scraping now via Kodi and the NVidia Shield in the main room. If I can find a device that does ISO playback with native resolution and framerate playback for DVD, I'll relegate the Shield in favour of a new device.

So key question if anyone would be so kind to check :-

1. When running Kodi on a Dune Real Vision 4K, does it allow you to whitelist DVD resolutions and playback ISO at native 480i/576i ?

2. The above seems to be a limitation across all modern chipsets? The Odroid N2 used to work fine until they rebranched the CoreElec OS.
 

Nice Monkey

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Using KODI with a Dune/Zidoo is a waste of money in my modest view. It runs even better on far cheaper platforms with e.g. CoreElec.
Getting a Dune/Zidoo it is highly recommended to use it native as the media player and forget about KODI. With NewGUI/HT4 also the PosterWall is becoming good (enough).

Upscaling the resolution by the player is standard with Dune. You actually set the highest resolution supported by your TV in setup and everything will be upscaled to that. Frame-rate can be set to adaptive though which is highly recommended.
With Zidoo SD is upscaled always to 1080P or 4K and auto-resolution will switch 1080P/4K modes additionally if enabled.
 

scrowe

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Using KODI with a Dune is a waste in my modest view. It runs even better on cheaper platforms with e.g. CoreElec.
Getting a Dune/Zidoo it is highly recommended to use it native as the media player and forget about KODI.
With NewGUI also the PosterWall is becoming good (enough).

Upscaling the resolution by the player is standard with Dune. You actually set the highest resolution supported by your TV in setup and everything will be upscaled to that. Frame-rate can be set to adaptive though which is highly recommended.
With Zidoo SD is upscaled always to 1080P or 4K and auto-resolution will switch 1080P/4K modes additionally if enabled.
At the moment the 'Bello' skin and Kodi scraper is the best experience I've found for browsing/navigating for my content on NFS shares.

Does the new Dune wall/scraper pickup episode titles from ISO naming, e.g.

STAR TREK - TNG (1984) - S01E01E02E03E04.ISO

Unfortunately I don't want these cheap chipsets to upscale my content, I have a Lumagen Video processor to do that.
 

Nice Monkey

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Source Direct sounds familiar to me only for playing music.

No Realtek based player will support native SD output unless switched manually to the correct output setting for every movie.

If you want near perfect ISO playback with Full BD Menu get yourself a Dune. But won't play external subtitles that way (only without menu).
 

burtonpark

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At the moment the 'Bello' skin and Kodi scraper is the best experience I've found for browsing/navigating for my content on NFS shares.

Does the new Dune wall/scraper pickup episode titles from ISO naming, e.g.

STAR TREK - TNG (1984) - S01E01E02E03E04.ISO

Unfortunately I don't want these cheap chipsets to upscale my content, I have a Lumagen Video processor to do that.
multi Episodes named as above from single ISO disk doesn’t work for me I just get one image of first episode .

Also, although perfect playback for 400mbs mkv test files (5 times UHD normal) I get random audio and picture stuttering with both NFS and SMB source with UHD iso from 1gbs network on both full and lite menu 80gbs bit rate), I am working on pinning it down further but think it’s something to do with only DV encoded source disks, although it happens with both hdr and LLDV playback from those disks.
Game of thrones Series 4, episode 9 from ISO seems particularly bad.
 

scrowe

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Thanks for replies, looks like the Dune is not the answer.
 

Nice Monkey

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The perfect player does not exist despite still getting better constantly. With what you want you will likely end up with using multiple like I did: Dune, Zidoo and an OPPO disc player. Your selection will be different obviously.
 

scrowe

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The perfect player does not exist despite still getting better constantly. With what you want you will likely end up with using multiple like I did: Dune, Zidoo and an OPPO disc player. Your selection will be different obviously.
Admittedly the Odroid N2 is the only device that allowed native playback on the original Core-Elec builds, but when they migrated to the main Leia Kodi build, the option to whitelist resolutions lower than 1080p disappeared. Research seemed to say that officially the whitelist resolutions that appear are generated from the EDID on the connected display, but that does not add up.
 

walstib

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DUNE is about as close to perfect as I have found, outside of JRiver Media Center on my HTPC.

JRiver are now starting to support DV (MKV and eventually UHD ISO) which is great - and their new renderer (JRVR, as madVR has stopped public releases outside of expiring betas) works across Windows and MacOS. They also have a 'Nix version but I am unsure the JRVR support. Note JRiver also decodes and plays 3D MVC from MKV as well, although still need to use the madVR renderer which is fine. It's far far superior for Audio to anything out there, since I have full SACD support and can feed a multichannel USB DAC with excellent native DSD support which is where I continue to use it exclusively, it also supports full ISO menus (BD, DVD, UHD) and has an excellent and highly customizable UI/GUI than Dune. It's close to perfect but still has some issues that prevent it from being the "one player to rule them all".

Dune has in my opinion excellent playback and full DV support, is fast, with solid support for HFR (4K60). The new GUI while simple, is fine for me. It lacks some customization (manual editing of meta data), but that is promised in the future.

I bought the Dune largely to fill the gap with DV support as I have a significant library of UHD ISOs that support DV. It's great that it also has solid 3D support - even from ISOs as I continue to increase my 3D library (thank you Europe).
 

burtonpark

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I bought the Dune largely to fill the gap with DV support as I have a significant library of UHD ISOs that support DV. It's great that it also has solid 3D support - even from ISOs as I continue to increase my 3D library (thank you Europe).
If you play these UHD ISO DV back from NAS , do you experience any random stuttering or audio dropout?
 
DUNE is about as close to perfect as I have found, outside of JRiver Media Center on my HTPC.

JRiver are now starting to support DV (MKV and eventually UHD ISO) which is great - and their new renderer (JRVR, as madVR has stopped public releases outside of expiring betas) works across Windows and MacOS. They also have a 'Nix version but I am unsure the JRVR support. Note JRiver also decodes and plays 3D MVC from MKV as well, although still need to use the madVR renderer which is fine. It's far far superior for Audio to anything out there, since I have full SACD support and can feed a multichannel USB DAC with excellent native DSD support which is where I continue to use it exclusively, it also supports full ISO menus (BD, DVD, UHD) and has an excellent and highly customizable UI/GUI than Dune. It's close to perfect but still has some issues that prevent it from being the "one player to rule them all".

Dune has in my opinion excellent playback and full DV support, is fast, with solid support for HFR (4K60). The new GUI while simple, is fine for me. It lacks some customization (manual editing of meta data), but that is promised in the future.

I bought the Dune largely to fill the gap with DV support as I have a significant library of UHD ISOs that support DV. It's great that it also has solid 3D support - even from ISOs as I continue to increase my 3D library (thank you Europe).
Please,can you tell me,since you are prolific poster,how to record on Dune Max,on my RC,button rec is a dead,does it have some catch,if anyone knows?Thank you in advanced
 

burtonpark

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Same question, but specifically 'if you play them via Wi-Fi?'.Not tried that!
Just tried that, albeit non optimal at 200mbs (20MB/s) speed approx, and I do still get stutters though it could be just an overall speed of connection issue, I don’t seem to get any stutters if I use a USB connection and 320MB/s I will try to get a better Wi-fi connection speed If its working for you?
 

Stepalex

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I will try to get a better Wi-fi connection speed If its working for you?
Yes, thank you, that would me much appreciated. For my current set-up Wi-Fi is the only option, so I am currently trying to decide whether to stick to Apple TV + Infuse or get an additional box for Dolby Vision.
 

burtonpark

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Yes, thank you, that would me much appreciated. For my current set-up Wi-Fi is the only option, so I am currently trying to decide whether to stick to Apple TV + Infuse or get an additional box for Dolby Vision.
Got bad stutters when playing back UHD DV from 320MBs USB SSD last night, same file played perfect from my Oppo via NAS, although the Dune GUI is very nice these random playback stutters are turning me off the Dune…shame.
 

nemesi54

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Got bad stutters when playing back UHD DV from 320MBs USB SSD last night, same file played perfect from my Oppo via NAS, although the Dune GUI is very nice these random playback stutters are turning me off the Dune…shame.
Contact support.
It's the only way to find a solution and for them to fix a bug.

Replay the file and as soon as you experience the problem stop playback, generate a debug log and send them the number along with a description of the problem and how you play your files etc.

Chances are that you are in a small minority to have problems with uhd iso files.
Like I have with 1080p files!!
 

Sir QD oled

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new version

220317_0257_r20:

Changes:
  • All models: New GUI: Improved handling of watch progress and playback position resuming in various cases, especially for TV Shows.
  • All models: New GUI: Added "Show in file browser" command in POP UP MENU in various cases where a movie object is shown, and also near "Play file from local source" button; allows to quickly jump from a movie to the corresponding location in the filesystem.
  • All models: New GUI: Bugfix: On playback stop, visual glitches (some parts of the previously shown screens) should be temporarily shown on the screen.
  • All models: New GUI: Bugfix: Poster and other images could not be shown in some cases after some Internet connection problems.
  • All models: New GUI: Bugfix: My Collection folders defined as the root of some network folder could work in wrong way.
  • All models: New GUI: Bugfix: The new global search function did not work properly in the mobile app.
  • All models: New GUI: Bugfix: Wrong GUI layout could take place in "Favorites" menu in some cases.
  • All models: New GUI: Bugfix: The setting which disables animation effects did not work in some cases.
  • All models: New GUI: Internal performance improvements.
  • All models: Added function to automatically spindown connected HDDs after inactivity. This is supported both for USB and SATA HDDs. The period of inactivity can be set using the new setting "Setup / Misc / Power management / Auto HDD sleep on inactivity". By default this function is disabled.
  • All models: Bugfix: When a huge exFAT HDD was formatted by the media player, it could be not accessible on Windows PC.
  • All models: Bugfix: specific files/streams without audio track could not be played.
  • All models: Bugfix: playback could crash on playback stop or channel switch in some reare cases.
  • All models: SDK/API: New dune_param 'show_in_recent:0|1' (to control whether to show the item in the "Recent" menu or not).
  • All models: SDK/API: Added support for 'sel_id" parameter in "launch_media_url(embedded_app://{name=file_browser})" action.
  • 1619DR/1619/S905X3 models: Big update of Android audio subsystem (merged a lot of improvements and changes from newer Android versions up to Android 11). This helps to solve some important problems. Note: this is a huge change which may potentially affect a lot of things.
  • 1619DR/1619/S905X3 models: More complete solution for the problem that the use of Bluetooth remote can lead to short audio interruptions when Google services are used.
  • 1619DR/1619/S905X3 models: Use of Dune HD internal player from Android apps: Improved support for various specific cases ("content://" URLs, URLs without MIME type, specific HTTP URLs).
  • 1619DR/1619/S905X3 models: Use of Dune HD internal player from Android apps: Bugfix: the player could stack at black screen after returning from playback in some cases.
  • 1619DR/1619/S905X3 models: Use of Dune HD internal player from Android apps: Bugfix: files played by Android apps were wrongly shown in "Recent" menu.
  • 1619DR/1619/S905X3 models: Use of Dune HD internal player from Android apps: Various other minor improvements.
  • 1619DR/1619/S905X3 models: Improved the look and behavior of Android system dialogs for choosing Android applications for user actions.
  • 1619DR/1619/S905X3 models: Improved support for HBO MAX app (fix for the problem with non-smooth playback).
  • 1619DR/1619/S905X3 models: Specific HTTPS URLs from cloud drives could not be played.
  • 1619DR/1619 models: A big reimplementation of CEC subsystem, improved compatibility with various HDMI equipement, added various new CEC functions. The following CEC functions are now supported: Switch off media player when switching off TV; Switch off media player when changing TV input; Switch on media player when switching on TV; Switch off TV when switching off media player; Switch on TV when switching on media player; TV remote controls media player; Media player remote controls AVR volume.
  • 1619DR/1619 models: Bugfix: When using some android applications (such as SmartTubeNext), video playback could hang after pause.
  • 1619DR/1619 models: Bugfix: Audio/video desync could take place when playing audio via Bluetooth or via USB audio in some cases.
  • 1619DR/1619 models: Bugfix: Wrong volume level could take pake place after reboot in some cases.
  • 1619DR/1619 models: Bugfix: Unneeded HDMI reinitialization could wrongly happen when playing HDR video in a preview window and using specific HDR/Dolby Vision processing settings.
  • 1619DR/1619 models: Bugfix: Unneeded HDMI reinitialization could take place a few seconds after the box bootup; could also cause audio output problems if playback starts automatically on box bootup.
  • 1619DR/1619 models with simple front panel displays (Pro 4K II, Pro 4K Plus II, Pro Vision 4K Solo, Real Vision 4K): The DSF utility for showing remaining time on the front panel display ( http://files.dune-hd.com/tmp/dune_service_show_remaining_time_enable.dsf) is now supported also when playing BD in Menu mode and when playing DVD-Video in Menu mode.
  • Max Vision 4K (revision with ESS DAC): Bugfix: When using Hi-Fi audio output, small audio hickups could take place in some cases on playback stop.
  • Real Vision 4K: Bugfix: After settings reset, the media player could refuse to work without Internet connection.
  • Ultra Vision 4K, Max Vision 4K, Ultra 4K, Max 4K models: Bugfix: Hi-Fi audio output did not work when connecting specific external USB audio devices.
  • SmartBox 4K Plus, SmartBox 4K Plus II models: Bugfix: "P-" button did not work in some cases.
  • Minor other fixes and improvements.
 

Sir QD oled

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mtenga

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It's immediately better.

- Suddenly a whole load of shows have correctly appeared in the "continue" row that were not showing before.

- Reversing the clock to show time remaining on BD Menus is also working.

Magic our Morris :clap:
 

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