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General Discussion / Med800x3D and unallocated 3TB HDrive
« Last post by JBMouse on Today at 12:09:50 pm »
Just got myself a Med800x3D, and have also purchased a new WD30EZRZ Blue 3TB hard drive. The Med800 is running firmware V2.0.0. I can only connect the hard drive to my PC using the internal sata cables, not usb, so any answers should take that into account. I also have an oldish computer with Asus P6T M/board, Intel X58 chipset, and do not know if I can format large drives with GPT rather than MBR, does the M/board support GPT? I am using Windows 10 64bit latest update.
In what order should I proceed?
Format the drive (factory fresh, uninitialised) in the Mede800 or in the computer? (direct to the M/board)
Rename the drive, again in the med800 or computer
Update the firmware to V4.0.2 beta before formatting or after?

This Med800 is replacing my old WD TV Live hub, 1TB, which is/was great, just not enough internal capacity and a bit dodgy on playing some file types.
Any other tips would help, I am quite computer savvy, but want to end up with the best outcome for the Med800 and all my films and music!

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General Discussion / Re: Some queries before I buy an MED800X3D/WP
« Last post by monkeywash on Yesterday at 06:20:45 pm »
Brilliant - the best thing about this hobby is there isn't one correct answer to most questions and we can all divert off on parallel or not so parallel paths - and to be fair, the journey is what it's all about..

Have fun and enjoy :)
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Networking & Internet Issues / Re: MED500X2 and IPv6 support
« Last post by jer1956 on August 17, 2017, 05:32:19 pm »
All med player software developments ended some time ago. No subcontractor is supporting 1186/85 development. It's all ARM based designs now.
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General Discussion / Re: Some queries before I buy an MED800X3D/WP
« Last post by dortmunder on August 17, 2017, 02:59:28 pm »
Like you, I'm not overly bothered about Netflix and the like, I just want to watch the stuff I've made or downloaded.  Anyway, I've made my choice and it's nothing like I had originally planned - I'm getting a MECOOL M8S Pro+ onto which I'm putting Kodi LibreELEC as the operating system.  It's all new to me but I'm being guided by a Libre programmer who says it a great system.  And dirt cheap, too.

All the best to you.
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Networking & Internet Issues / MED500X2 and IPv6 support
« Last post by mje on August 17, 2017, 09:53:58 am »
Will the Mede8er MED500X2 ever support IPv6? These babies after all are basically Linux machines.
If not, which models do (or will) support IPv6 - and whilst I'm asking - which devices run the new video compression algorithms?
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General Discussion / Re: Some queries before I buy an MED800X3D/WP
« Last post by monkeywash on August 16, 2017, 07:10:14 am »
Be careful - the Zidoo is just another one of many android boxes - the Meds and Dunes of this world are a different beast and in a different league. Depends what you're after.

If you want to use a lot of online content, then an android box may be the way to go, but I'm more interested in streaming my own high bitrate rips, so something with a decent dedicated SOC (system on a chip) and not a messed with phone OS is the way to go for me.

But android boxes are cheap and cheerful, so nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Zapiti is also worth a look, but I found it to be a bit of a walled garden, which is ok if you're not a control freak :)

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General Discussion / Re: Some queries before I buy an MED800X3D/WP
« Last post by dortmunder on August 16, 2017, 04:27:20 am »
Many thanks for that, monkeywash, I like your honesty.  Since I posted, I discovered the Zidoo X10 which seems to have a lot going for it.  It beats the Dune in terms of HDMI, USB and HDD size yet is 100 less.
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General Discussion / Re: Thumbgen and IMBD rating rounding
« Last post by natebetween on August 16, 2017, 01:33:47 am »
Thanks. I've used Thumbgen for many years...don't think I've noticed this prior, but I was using a AFTV for the longest time.
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General Discussion / Re: Some queries before I buy an MED800X3D/WP
« Last post by monkeywash on August 15, 2017, 10:15:08 pm »
Hope this helps you...

Does the MED allow me to create as many folders on the HDD as I like?

Yes it does.

In a folder containing videos with different names and different extensions, will the MED automatically play the next file after the current one ends?

Yes it can be set to do that.

Is the FF and REW of videos smooth? (The WDTV was hopeless at this.)

FF is ok, REW is terrible.

I had my WDTV wired to the router.  The router to the PC was wireless.  With that setup, I could drag/drop files to the WDTV from my PC.  Presumably I can do that with the MED?

Yes you can.

And will I need the 2 antennas if the MED is wired to the router?  (The WDTV had no antennas).

No antennas are needed if wired.

Would I be able to put the HDD from my WDTV straight into the MED?

Don't know this for sure, but I can't see why not.

Hope all this helps, but I wouldn't be being honest if I didn't say that the Meds are now past end of life and truly, if I were you I would be looking at something more up to date.

Meds have served me and a lot of people who have been on this forum for many years very well indeed, but unfortunately they have become the hardware equivalent of abandonware.

Although I still have 2 Meds running at home now, I have moved to Dune Solo 4K devices for serious film viewing - much faster, better image quality and with good 4K support which is becoming very relevant these days.

I'm probably stepping out of line a bit on this forum saying that, but it would be unfair to anybody looking to buy into Meds at this time not to mention the alternatives.

Mark
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General Discussion / Re: Thumbgen and IMBD rating rounding
« Last post by Lupissimo on August 15, 2017, 03:12:42 pm »
As far as I know ThumbGen no longer reads IMDB ratings correctly. So you have to access the IMDB page and enter the rating manually. This has been the case for a long time (>2 years ).
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