Media center and 4k Backups

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by peterbus, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. peterbus

    peterbus Well-Known Member

    I never in my wildest dreams did i think i would ever be able to do this with 4k UHD discs.
    I remember wanting to do this with VHS,DVD,Blu-Ray and now UHD .
    Of course VHS was out but then came anydvd and the Backups were possible.
    Thanks Redfox.
    System Details.
    Zappiti Player one 4k
    Zappiti Media Center
    Sony 55” Bravia (Android)
    Onkyo receiver 5.1.2

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  2. testiles

    testiles Well-Known Member

    The Zappati has a pretty slick presentation there.

    I might look into this.

    Is there a limit to the amount of UHDs it accesses or can it find movies on any computer on your home network?

  3. cybrsage

    cybrsage Well-Known Member

    It will play UHD ISOs, created by RedFox, with all the HDR and other bells and whistles?
    It does not say it will play WTV files, with is the Windows TV file...what WMC saves TV shows in. Do you know if it actually can play them?
  4. peterbus

    peterbus Well-Known Member

    Yes , has an internal 8tbs drive , SeagateMedia Nas, Qnap Nas , because it’s android you can use Plex , Kodi etc.
    You can use the Zappiti media center for the juke box on either your pc or the Zappiti box it self.
    Works flawless even with Blu-ray ISO over the network but haven’t tried 4K over the network.

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  5. peterbus

    peterbus Well-Known Member

    This list sums it up but I haven’t tried WMV.
  6. cybrsage

    cybrsage Well-Known Member

    Since you have one, can you try it? I can record a small WTV file and post it for you. It is able to be played by Windows Media Player (since Microsoft invented the format it makes sense).

    I downloaded the software version of the PC and am going to install it on my Windows 10 PC later today and do a test link to my Windows 7 WMC box to see what it can find. If it works as I hope it does, this may be the answer to all my problems!

    I also hope they can figure out a way to sell the NAS in the US with its ripping capability, that would be awesome.
  7. pronto

    pronto Active Member

    Last edited: Feb 27, 2018
  8. cybrsage

    cybrsage Well-Known Member

    I just tested the software server and player. I used the server to add movies, the movies were able to be added regardless of if they were local to the machine or on another machine. It read them fine and created a folder for itself in the movie folder to store the info about the movie. The movies appeared in the media center and since their extensions are already registered to PDVD17, when I clicked the movie it opened in PDVD17 without any issues.

    It did NOT recognize WTV files as being playable, even though the extension is registered on the Windows machine. It scanned them all and created its folder to store info about the shows, but they did not appear in the media player for me to view them.

    It also does not support forced subtitles at all. So in movies like Avatar, you either have to get ALL the subtitles (English subtitles even when they are speaking English) or else get none of them (so no English subtitles when they speak in a language other than English).

    it looks very promising, but those two things it cannot do take it out of the running for me.

    EDIT: I did not try its ripping feature at all since I have AnyDVD HD.
  9. coodbe

    coodbe Well-Known Member

    There is a long standing thread over at at AVS Forums:

    I purchased the Zappiti 4k Duo HDR about a year ago. Placed two 8tbs hard drives in it and have about 11tbs of movies on them. Most are blu-ray iso but I have quite a few m2ts files of dvd as well. Also started a UHD blu-ray dedicated 10tb hard drive that I placed in a usb attached 5-bay Mobius enclosure that I have set up as JBOD. So far I only have two UHD blu-ray iso's that I ripped using AnyDVD. The Zappiti scrapes all of the movies from the various hard drives into one library. I plan on eventually placing four more 10tb hard drives in it.
  10. peterbus

    peterbus Well-Known Member

  11. testiles

    testiles Well-Known Member

    Ok, I'm going to look into this further. Might just work for me....

    Btw, I have successfully played UHD iso's across my home network but only using wired connections.

    Interested to test and see if Wireless-AC can really transmit UHD disc content...

  12. peterbus

    peterbus Well-Known Member

    There’s a great interface for iPad as well that mimics the zappiti media box.
    Here’s a short video.
    When you pick a movie it plays on your tv.
  13. peterbus

    peterbus Well-Known Member

  14. pronto

    pronto Active Member

    expansion drive are you sure? If you read the advert
    it says that its an optical drive that attaches to a zappiti
    NAS. You place your uhd 4k blu-ray in the tray and it rips it straight to the NAS server.

    so that's why i asked would it work on a stand alone NAS
    or even as a friendly drive?
  15. forceawakens

    forceawakens Well-Known Member

    Can you use an external drive connected to the USB input without having to have an internal drive in the Zappiti?

    If not what external drive do you have in the Zappiti & how many TB?

    Does it play UHD AnyDVD rips?

    I really like the interface.
  16. tgp7777777

    tgp7777777 Well-Known Member

    Yes you can and yes it does.
  17. forceawakens

    forceawakens Well-Known Member

    I meant to ask does it play AnyDVD 4k .iso files

    And AnyDVD Blu-ray .iso files.

    Thanks for the quick response. I’m thinking about picking one up this weekend.
  18. tgp7777777

    tgp7777777 Well-Known Member

    Yes it does. Not with menus though.
  19. forceawakens

    forceawakens Well-Known Member

    Since it doesn’t play UHD menus how do you navigate to different audio tracks & subtitles?

    Also does it have Blu-ray menus? If not how do you navigate audio & subtitle tracks on those?

    I’m still considering purchasing one of these. Is there any other players that play UHD .iso files & is easier to use than this one that anyone has tried?

    Are they working on UHD menus? From what I’ve read it does play Atmos & DTS:X audio right?

    Lastly is it easy to delete movies & add movies to the interface?

    Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions as I’m trying to decide whether this would be my best option & if so whether to go with external drives or to go with internal & if so should I go with the 1 or 2 bay player.
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2018
  20. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL

    That's what the language / status / display button is for on your remote. As a workaround, I often do that too. I CBA to configure first then play. I just press play and use the remote.

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