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Offline jer1956

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Re: Corrupted pictures after scratching - single movies
« Reply #60 on: February 10, 2018, 08:35:01 am »
Even at a lower price I would not have bought it had I known about this scraper issue. I don't understand why you are so defensive about the lack of support for this product. Surely there has got to be a software workaround for just displaying a jpg image correctly ? The fact that the mede8er is the only product that has a problem points to mede8er and not to the provider of the scrape information. Technology moves forward and if you want to stay in the game you have to move forward with the rest. Not giving any support on a major issue like this is just unacceptable.
I have decided to move away from mede8er and will probably buy a Nvidia Shield TV box.

Defensive? Pointing out why the problem exists is not being defensive. The downloaded images are being displayed. The issue comes when an SDK library command is used to send them to the hardware in order to create the About. That expects perfect and accurate header data. If not we get Rubbish In - Rubbish Out. Mede8er are not creating the rubbish.

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Re: Corrupted pictures after scratching - single movies
« Reply #61 on: February 10, 2018, 08:38:38 am »
I scratched The Dark Tower just couple of mins ago.All looks fine.No errors in didplay. Back to normal work ?:)

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Re: Corrupted pictures after scratching - single movies
« Reply #62 on: February 10, 2018, 05:57:14 pm »
Managed to find a workaround using internal scraper and mac.

First use internal scraper as usual.

I then opened folder using internet.

1: I deleted about.jpg
2: copied cover.jpg, fanart.jpg and folder.jpg to mac hard drive.
3: open in photoshop (but works with preview (comes with os) then resave (not save) and overwrite the file and save image quality to highest.

Then copy cover.jpg, fanart.jpg and folder.jpg files back to mede8 over internet and overwrite files there making sure that about.jpg has been deleted.

Then go back and scan folder this then makes a new about.jpg which isnt corrupted.

Hope this makes some sense


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Re: Corrupted pictures after scratching - single movies
« Reply #63 on: February 10, 2018, 09:06:01 pm »
I scratched The Dark Tower just couple of mins ago.All looks fine.No errors in didplay. Back to normal work ?:)

I still do not work scanning the covers with the movies ... but with the TV series yes

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Re: Corrupted pictures after scratching - single movies
« Reply #64 on: February 11, 2018, 07:31:40 am »
This works... BRILLIANT Thanks
1076/5000
First of all, download the "Image Resize for Windows 3.0" software that is compatible with both win7 and win10.
After you have installed it in administrator mode you will see that if you right-click on any image the "resize pictures" entry appears in the menu window.
Now go into the mede8er and scan your movies and you will see that when you go to the mede8er Prefriti menu and watch your movies they will have all the covers grainy.
At this point (via PC) go to the folder that contains your films and select the 4 files (cover-fanart-about-folder) with the right mouse button and select resize pictures from the menu, click on ok.
Go back to the mede8er in favorites and you will see that the covers have become ok.
At this point you navigate one by one the various movies to which you have modified the images and stop when you show the about, you will see that it is corrupt.
At this point when you are on the image about press on the remote control the "modify" button and you will see that the image about becomes perfect ... select save and it's done.

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Re: Corrupted pictures after scratching - single movies
« Reply #65 on: February 11, 2018, 09:00:48 am »
This works... BRILLIANT Thanks

I'm happy for you.
To me this is the only method that does not miss a film unlike those listed.

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Re: Corrupted pictures after scratching - single movies
« Reply #66 on: February 11, 2018, 09:22:41 am »
Am still hoping they fix it but your method is FAB and really easy with your instructions , I'm so pleased as it was really driving me mad, lol.
Thanks Again ;D

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Re: Corrupted pictures after scratching - single movies
« Reply #67 on: February 11, 2018, 06:14:47 pm »
Hi all,

I've this problem too  :'(

My generally understanding problem is this :
If I open the "about" file, it doesn't matter with wich SW, it looks every time broken, how could "another save method" fix it ?

I do not have Win10, in this case I'm not able to use the suggested APP.

I tried to open the corrupted files with :
- MS Paint
- Paint.Net
- Gimp
- Photoshop

I used save (overwrite original file) and save as and than Copy,
nothing worked => every method dind't work.

Is a setting for a graphics Sw (one of this above) for a file available which works ?

KR
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Re: Corrupted pictures after scratching - single movies
« Reply #68 on: February 11, 2018, 08:33:55 pm »
Hi all,

I've this problem too  :'(

My generally understanding problem is this :
If I open the "about" file, it doesn't matter with wich SW, it looks every time broken, how could "another save method" fix it ?

I do not have Win10, in this case I'm not able to use the suggested APP.

I tried to open the corrupted files with :
- MS Paint
- Paint.Net
- Gimp
- Photoshop

I used save (overwrite original file) and save as and than Copy,
nothing worked => every method dind't work.

Is a setting for a graphics Sw (one of this above) for a file available which works ?

KR
propfax

What operating system do you use?

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Re: Corrupted pictures after scratching - single movies
« Reply #69 on: February 11, 2018, 08:44:26 pm »
1. The about.jpg needs to be deleted updated

2. The other pictures need to be opened and resaved.

Please read the detailed instructions again carefully.
« Last Edit: February 12, 2018, 01:50:38 pm by mike_carton »

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Re: Corrupted pictures after scratching - single movies
« Reply #70 on: February 12, 2018, 12:45:04 pm »
And now something different :) Player sticks "about" in black and white....gosh.....:) 

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Re: Corrupted pictures after scratching - single movies
« Reply #71 on: February 12, 2018, 07:25:08 pm »
I am very sorry... I love mede8er but i think the support dep. Should fix this issue. I dont think opening folders with pc and resize pics is the solution... The problem is not for the users to fix, there are workarounds that developers can use to fix it and then  let us all download new firmware.
Please fix the problem.
Thanks

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Re: Corrupted pictures after scratching - single movies
« Reply #72 on: February 12, 2018, 07:37:53 pm »
What workarounds? The player needs correct mime data. It always has. You have to have been lucky not to have corrected video by remuxing to  mkv to correct mime data in video. Realtek chips are not fault tolerant of missing or incorrect mime data.

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Re: Corrupted pictures after scratching - single movies
« Reply #73 on: February 12, 2018, 07:58:34 pm »
I after pressing "edit" all pics look fine, and after pressing "save" its corrupt,  there  must be something you can do...

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Re: Corrupted pictures after scratching - single movies
« Reply #74 on: February 12, 2018, 08:06:33 pm »
I after pressing "edit" all pics look fine, and after pressing "save" its corrupt,  there  must be something you can do...

They checked. The build command is part of the SDK library. The 1186 is a defunct chip and Realtek won't change it now. Especially when the problem is rubbish mime data.