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Zidoo Z9S, Z10 FAQ
« on: October 30, 2018, 09:40:03 AM »
System

* Install Google Play Store? Current firmware (up to 1.9.7 beta) does not include Google Play Store. Play Store / Google Play Services can inhibit Android device performance (all devices, not just Zidoo) by running tasks in the background. If you want to install Play Store manually you can do so by installing this apk: http://apidl.zidoo.tv/app/GappsInstaller-rtk-7.1_v1.2.1.apk
* An alternative to Play Store? There are alternative app stores which do not alter the system or run in background. An example is Aptoide, it will give you easy install of latest apps. https://en.aptoide.com/
* Root Zidoo Z9S / Z10 Rooting will invalidate the warranty. However: http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=3909.0
* Access OpenWRT for Samba/NFS/Aria2/Transmission server? Find the IP address of your Z9S/Z10/X20/X20 Pro on your local network. Home screen - About. (e.g. 192.168.0.33) and access that IP address on a web browser connected to same network (e.g. 192.168.0.33). The default password is a blank space (highly recommended to change it on first use!).
* Get Zidoo system log? Very useful for debugging errors. See here: https://www.zidoo.tv/Support/guide_step/guide_target/Z%2B3XS%2B3%5Bld%5DZnVKKmVViAFMcQ%3D%3D.html
* Control4 drivers? See here: https://drivers.control4.com/solr/drivers/browse?q=zidoo

Zidoo Home Theatre

* Easier editing of Zidoo Home Theatre library? Find the IP address of your Z9S/Z10/X20/X20 Pro on your local network. Home screen - About (e.g. 192.168.0.33) and access that IP address with :9528 added on a web browser connected to same network (e.g. 192.168.0.33:9528). You'll have access to comprehensive media database management including posters/backdrop/collections.
* Phone as remote for Zidoo Home Theatre? Use any phone/tablet with web browser as a remote. Find the IP address of your Z9S/Z10/X20/X20 Pro on your local network. Home screen - About. (e.g. 192.168.0.33) and access that IP address with :9528 added on a web browser connected to same network (e.g. 192.168.0.33:9528).
* How to name video files for best scraping (matching correct details to video)? For best results the video should be named the same as IMDB / TVBD. In most cases this will be 'title (year)'. The idea is the same as for Kodi, guide here: https://kodi.wiki/view/Naming_video_files/Movies#Media_Tags_.2F_Flags
* Some video still not being scraped? Try to rescan several times in Zidoo Home Theatre. It shouldn't be like this, but you will find that the first scan may not find all videos. The next scan (Home Theatre - Settings - Source - Update) will find some of those missing, and the scan after that will find more. After about 5 scans you will have reached final total. When it's complete, and with reasonably named video files, Zidoo Home Theatre will auto find 95%+ of mainstream movies.
* DivX files not playing? DivX files play well if fourcc headers are changed to xvid. This is a licensing problem coming from the DivX Corporation. Use this app (Windows / Linux / Mac) to change fourcc from divx to xvid: https://www.tweaking4all.com/home-theatre/fourcc-changer/

Kodi

* Kodi with Zidoo hardware acceleration? Zidoo have created their own fork of Kodi called ZDMC. It uses an external player for playback of local video (like HiMedia+wrapper). It is fully compatible with Z9S/Z10. Download it here: https://www.zidoo.tv/Support/release_apk.html

Firmware

Full firmware re-flash on Z9S? You should never have to do this (it can quite easily brick your box!), but if you want to do a full firmware reinstall on Z9S then the instructions and firmware image download link are here: https://www.zidoo.tv/Support/support_guide/guide_target/ua1h3YuLrJzeq7k9e%5Bld%5D3ulg%3D%3D.html
Full firmware re-flash on Z10? You should never have to do this (it can quite easily brick your box!), but if you want to do a full firmware reinstall on Z10 then the instructions and firmware image download link are here: https://www.zidoo.tv/Support/support_guide/guide_target/%2BNGNMlfRy9Xeq7k9e%5Bld%5D3ulg%3D%3D.html
« Last Edit: March 15, 2019, 09:19:07 AM by futeko.com »

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Re: Zidoo Z9S, Z10 FAQ
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2018, 07:14:18 PM »
Hi I want ask about firmware to Zidoo Z10

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Re: Zidoo Z9S, Z10 FAQ
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2018, 10:34:42 AM »

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Re: Zidoo Z9S, Z10 FAQ
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2019, 05:55:29 PM »
Hello,
The zidooZ9S looks good.  I have a Himedia Q5pro.  How does is compare, and does STB Emulator Pro works stable on it?
Regards,
Paulo

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Re: Zidoo Z9S, Z10 FAQ
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2019, 05:50:20 PM »
Hello,
The zidooZ9S looks good.  I have a Himedia Q5pro.  How does is compare, and does STB Emulator Pro works stable on it?
Regards,
Paulo
If you want to use also STB functionality then a Dinobot is the real answer. Very similar (better) than Himedia Q5 Pro and also a very good STB (running Enigma). Futeko seems to have stopped selling those because of poor sales not because of quality problems. Still available in Germany.

 

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