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Re: Corrupted pictures after scratching - single movies
« Reply #90 on: February 14, 2018, 04:04:56 pm »
TV series do not have about files. The About file is created by processing downloaded files from the movie data base site. Those images have invalid header data. The 1186 has a puny CPU and powerful hardware codecs. Everthing is done by instigating a supplied library function to offload tasks to the codecs. That includes building the About. This is a simple case of Rubbish in-Rubbish out. And Mede8er are not creating the rubbish files.

Thanks for the explanation

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Re: Corrupted pictures after scratching - single movies
« Reply #91 on: February 14, 2018, 08:02:28 pm »
Thanks for the explanation

Explanations are not solutions. I can explain a lot of issues I wish we could solve. I have spent a lot of time solving a few, which if charged to engineers would be uneconomic. That is just reality.

Older users are more greatful of what we can keep going. New users just expect what retailers say is in the box.

That attitude can be very frustrating. I wish the the last batch had never been made.
« Last Edit: February 14, 2018, 08:26:30 pm by jer1956 »

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Re: Corrupted pictures after scratching - single movies
« Reply #92 on: February 14, 2018, 09:49:43 pm »
Explanations are not solutions. I can explain a lot of issues I wish we could solve. I have spent a lot of time solving a few, which if charged to engineers would be uneconomic. That is just reality.

Older users are more greatful of what we can keep going. New users just expect what retailers say is in the box.

That attitude can be very frustrating. I wish the the last batch had never been made.
Personally, despite this problem I will continue to be faithful to my MED800 as I consider it an excellent HD player.
It is then a question of doing simple computer operations to solve graphic defects.
I understand that some may be a nuisance to this problem, but the important thing is that when the forum happens through the contribution of everyone, at least we get to fix it.
So as long as there will not be an equivalent player on the market and that also supports 4K I will go on like this

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Re: Corrupted pictures after scratching - single movies
« Reply #93 on: February 14, 2018, 11:22:35 pm »
The Mede8ers are good players for HD and 3D. Even very recent players from other manufacturers cannot play 23.976 FPS and 24 FPS media correctly. As I wait to see how the 4K thing shakes out, I expect to use my Mede8ers for a while (I think we'll stabilize at 8K with HDR and DV.) It'd have been perfect if it had support for:

- Box Set / Saga - Somebody hacked the original Mede8er firmware to add that support (http://www.mede8erforum.com/index.php/topic,4898.0.html); so, if the X3D firmware was made available publicly, it'd get that feature too

- forced subtitle flag

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Re: Corrupted pictures after scratching - single movies
« Reply #94 on: February 15, 2018, 04:50:06 pm »
That code was pre secure boot. Now the firmware won't install and run if not built using the secure boot SDK.

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Re: Corrupted pictures after scratching - single movies
« Reply #95 on: February 17, 2018, 01:22:05 pm »
I really wish I had read this forum posting before I decide to re-organise things this morning  :(

Not happy that we have no support (800X3D) product is still being sold on Amazon with no mention that support has been withdrawn.   Should be some end-of-life notice or something plastered over the Mede8er website as well.  I thought just future development had stopped, not the actual support for when things go wrong.

Anyway, I tried the workaround (thanks for that) and it works, but I don't know if I can be bothered to mess around with each entry.   Strange thing is with previous media players never had a scraper and it didn't bother me.  But with this now, because it has a scraper,  I kind of want it to work automatically with no messing. 

What are the alternatives to this media player?  Are there any players that are fully supported?  Other brands etc that somebody could recommend?

At the moment I am tempted to setup a spare PC run Plex and stream.

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Re: Corrupted pictures after scratching - single movies
« Reply #96 on: February 17, 2018, 05:27:47 pm »
Der jer1956,

Your product is based on (own) engineering knowledge, plus supliers and/or OEM parts. It doesn't matter which kind of contracts between this companies are exesting or not,
you are the seller !
The custumor bought from you! And you are in contract with this custumoers, and not one of your supliers or OEM partners.
You are responsible for all issues !

You was telling us, Sanji has no own developers, and this is one of the reasons, why we have to accept this technical issue / to accept the published workarround.
Where are the guys wghich developed the Mede8er with the firmware ?
Sanji sold this product, and I guess the mede8er player is only a "contract work", but this is not relevant.
In this case, they to place a new order to this guys to fixe it !

One part of a vendor is, to make as vendor finacial reserves for guarantee responsibles and after sales !

Take a look to post #73 from YyNnn and #78 from Satnaff.
Do you know, what they did ?
It's the responsible from the Service dept or R&D to figure this out!
Did you payed salary to them ?

The published workarround didn't work for me, and it's not importend if it works or not, because it's a workarround.
There is no guaranty, that a workarround have to work, a workarround is not a FIX !

You guess and hope, that the community (your customers) will accept this workarround, and will "maybe develop" other workarrounds,
with the result, they feel comfortable about this, and you as vendor could "to twiddle one's thumbs'.....

But N O T:
We, your customers, are claiming this issue to you / the vendor Sanji to FIX IT !

That is your responsibility !


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greetings from Germany


PS
@Fallen69
I'm testing a http://www.bee-link.com/Beelink-MiniPC-TV-BOX-61-1.html
you need KODI for this, KODI is very powerful but also very complex in the configuration.
This player works with all formats, ATMOS works, 3D I didn't have testet until now.
I didn't have a 4K device in the moment =>FullHD
A friend from me has already sold the Mede8er and has now a Vero 4K https://osmc.tv/vero/
in the moment support this player no 3D.
(ATMOS, 4K is all working)

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Re: Corrupted pictures after scratching - single movies
« Reply #97 on: February 17, 2018, 07:28:25 pm »
Thnks propfax ... will check out.