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    ZIDOO Z9S / Z10 RTD1296 Android Information and Firmware Updates

    ZIDOO Z9S / Z10 RTD1296 Android + OpenWrt Media Boxes Coming in October

    Zidoo introduced their first Realtek RTD1296 media players earlier this year with Zidoo X20 / X20 Pro models, but with prices starting at almost $500 those are not for everyone.

    The company will soon launch cheaper and more compact models with ZIDOO Z9S and Z10, which are updated of RTD1295 models Zidoo X9S and X10 launched in previous years.
    Zidoo Z9S / Z10 specifications:
    • SoC Realtek RTD1296DD quad core Cortex A53 processor with ARM Mali-T820 MP3 GPU
    • System Memory 2GB DDR3
    • Storage
      • 16GB eMMC flash + micro SD slot up to 32GB
      • Zidoo Z9S only 2x SATA 3.0 external interfaces
      • Zidoo Z10 only 1x SATA 3.0 bay for 3.5″ drives
    • Video I/O
      • HDMI 2.0a output up to 4K @ 60 Hz, HDR10 support
      • HDMI 2.0 input with HDCP 2.2 input (recording and streaming up to 1080p @ 60 Hz)
      • Zidoo Z9S only 3.5mm AV output
      • Zidoo Z10 only 1x RCA CVBS
    • Audio I/O
      • HDMI in and out, 1x S/PDIF output
      • Zidoo Z9S only AV port for stereo audio output
      • Zidoo Z10 only RCA audio L/R jacks, coaxial S/PDIF
    • Video Playback HDR, 10-bit HEVC/H.265 up to 4K @ 60fps, VP9 up to 4K @ 60 fps, H.264 up to 4K @ 24 fps
    • Audio Features HD channel audio pass-through and stereo decoding
    • Connectivity Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac WiFi up to 867 Mbps and Bluetooth 4.1 with two external high-gain antennas
    • USB 2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0 ports
    • Misc
      • IR receiver, recovery key, VFD display, 1x LED, 3.5mm RS232 jack
      • Zidoo Z10 only Cooling fan
    • Power Supply 12V/3A
    • Dimensions & Weight
      • Zidoo Z9S 245 x 201 x 81 mm | 1.2 kg (Aviation Aluminum alloy case in silver)
      • Zidoo Z10 302 x204 x 100 mm | 2.38 kg (Aviation Aluminum alloy case in silver+black)
    Zidoo Z10

    The media players will ship with a remote control, a HDMI cable, a power adapter, and a user manual. Both will run Android 7.1 and OpenWrt operating system simultaneously for respectively media playback/recording, and NAS functions.

    Based on info from Futeko website, the official launch is planned for October 4th, and the company lists Zidoo Z9S and Z10 for respectively $215 and $323.
    Zidoo introduced their first Realtek RTD1296 media players earlier this year with Zidoo X20 / X20 Pro models, but with prices starting at almost $500
    Last edited by trebor; 11-22-2018, 13:08.
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    Zidoo releases new firmware for Z9S

    Z9S firmware V1.9.7:

    Download url:

    1.Optimize small probability green screen and quit playing when playing local video
    2.Optimize HDR to SDR display
    3.Optimize HDR display
    4.Added DLNA function
    5.Fixed the problem of the Downmix HD Audio output switch does not work after reboot
    6.Modify the default wallpaper
    7.Added the optical drive function
    - Support CD/DVD/BD SATA and USB optical drive
    - Add an optical drive device to the file manager left device list when there is optical drive access. The content area can display multiple optical drives and support volume label, and the menu key can be used to operate the current optical drive
    - Support for un-encrypted DVD/BD playback, support for Blu-ray and DVD navigation, and any file supported by player stored in the optical disk
    8.Optimize system stability

    1.Fixed 3840*1080 full width 3D video scale display error
    2.Add response pause, fast forward and other shortcut function keys on the Subtitle list interface
    3.Optimize the video information interface display
    4.Optimize subtitle language display
    5.Added the press 'DOWN' key to show the video information interface when video is pause
    6.Fixed the problem that UI cannot be displayed full when video is pause
    7.Added pause the video time when frame rate switching
    8.Optimize playback menu loop operations
    9.Fixed prolem that the number of audio track is limit to 24
    10.Added HDR to SDR Gamma settings

    1.Fixed Transmission disconnect the server connection sometimes
    2.Fixed the problem that SMB can't share devices
    3.Fixed Aria download task disappears when restarting devie
    4.Fixed Aria disconnect the server connection sometimes
    5.Fixed Transmission download task disappears when restarting machine
    6.Fixed Transmissiont download no speed problem
    7.Fixed smb share showing invalid device problem

    Blu-ray navigation
    1. Added resume playback function (synchronize playing record with local player)
    2. Optimize the saving mechanism of single video subtitle
    3. Fixed the problem that the idol progress bar does not show
    4. Fixed the problem that part of video cannot display external subtitles
    5. Fixed part of the navigation failure problem
    6. Fixed HDR to SDR parameters do not work

    1. Change the max file size of background music to 30MB

    File manager
    1. Fixed problems caused by unresponsiveness of applications due to emergent access to NFS
    2. Added the function of video play record. The watched video will show a 'eye' icon on the right
    3. Added the optical drive list function
    4. Added AIF music support
    5. Fixed the problem that the status of optical drive display wrong
    6. Added hard disk space hint
    7. Optimize SMB and NFS rescan display mode

    Quick settings
    1.Added color depth prompt text
    2.Fixed the problem of the Downmix HD Audio output switch does not work after reboot
    3.Added openwrt reset function
    4.Added DLNA switch
    5.Added setting of pausing video time when frame rate switching
    6.Added clean up APP data function
    7.Added HDR to SDR Gamma settings

    Wall Poster
    1.Fixed the problem that video with demo cannot enter the poster wall through file manager
    2.Fixed the problem of rematch interface to add episodes without input number error
    3.Fixed the problem UI cannot be displayed full screen
    3.Optimized display of language list setting
    4.Optimize the ability to rematch data
    5.Added rating source settings
    6.Added scraper source settings

    1.Local upgrade can choose network device upgrade file function (NFS and SMB)

    Music player 3.0
    1. Modified the original layout of music player 3.0, separate the music list and play interface, and put the play panel at the bottom to restore the user's customary operation mode.
    The control is optimized according to the box characteristics
    2. New categories are added by artist and by album. Now the playlist is divided into 6 categories: collection, all songs, artist, album, song list and folder.
    3. New song categories by genre can be viewed in all songs
    4. New artist categories by region can be found in the list of artists
    5. Added a new song list system, and users can classify and store the songs according to their favorite ways
    6. Play details is now a separate interface where song information, file information and lyrics are displayed
    7. New sorting function
    8. New view switch function, grid view and list view, artist classification and unique poster wall view
    9. New search function, and support song, artist, album classification search, and can edit every element found
    10. Optimized the effect of the lyrics, and the lyrics display is accurately positioned to word by word, so that the lyrics display is more accurate
    11. Support for new transliteration lyrics and translation lyrics
    12 Optimize lyrics search, now mainstream songs can be searched basically
    13. New manual lyrics search function is added, and the lyrics effect of search results can be previewed, so that users can choose the most suitable lyrics according to the effect
    14. Now the folders added by the user will be uniformly placed in the folder category of the music list for easy editing of the folders
    15. Optimized the original scanning mode. Now the song scanning will be carried out in the background and the songs will be updated dynamically
    16. You can see the progress of the scan in the folder list in the scan and stop the scan at any time

    17. Now, when scanned the CD image file music or the FLAC,APE and WAV files with CUE, the single is directly parsed and the single is matched for song, the image file is matched for album, and then classified into different lists

    18. The resolved singles will be put in all the songs like regular music, and will also be put in the corresponding album according to the song information matched
    The CD's mirror image matches the album to be placed on the album list, and the album contains the complete singles that are parsed from the file
    The folders of mirrored songs will only show mirrored files as files, and the playback will play all the songs in the files from beginning to end.

    21. Added a play queue. When the user clicks the list song for playing, the playlist will be automatically added to the list where the song is.
    The play queue also provides all added songs and all favorites/unfavorites, as well as the ability to edit or move a single song from the list

    22. The control of the mobile phone follows the original layout and operation mode, which is consistent with the function and previous version

    23. Supports APE/FLAC/WAV/AIF/DTSCD/MP3 / SACD ISO/DFF/DSF file playback, support for the DSD file decoding the highest sampling rate of 192 Khz, DSF file decoding the highest sampling rate 176.4 Khz

    24.Fixed problem that ongoing icon remains the first song when playing SACD format music.
    25.Fixed problem that playing time and song time mixed when in CUE format
    26.Fixed problem that the time of every song is same after SACD files divided
    27.Fixed problem that playlist misses divided files when play in SACD and APE formats.
    28.Added playlist of SADC format
    29.Fixed the problem of unable playing of ape format files when playing in song list
    30.Optimized residual information of last file when switched
    31.Fixed problem that song duration of several ape files obtains wrongly
    32.Fixed song duration of last files in CUE format obtains wrongly when play starting from album and artist
    33.Optimized the display logic and display effect of the original album song list
    34.Fixed the occasional problem of the hint of no responding
    35.Fixed the problem of playing music from the file manager repeating causes the application to report an error.
    36.Fixed the problem of inconsistent sorting between playlist and file manager when play starting from file manager
    37.Fixed some UI display
    38.Fixed the mismatching of lyric and time when playing CUE files
    39.Fixed the unworkable circle mode
    40.Fixed the occasional no responding of rematching
    41.Added positive sequence and reverse of time display
    42.Added circle mode of playback Menu
    43.Added menu of single song in folder
    44.Fixed the problem of possible crackle when first play music in apk
    45.Optimized fluency of interface
    46.Fixed the current time obtained wrongly of APE files
    47.Optimized lyrics synchronization
    48.Optimized time display
    49.Fixed the wrong information of ongoing songs when play in ape formats
    50.Fixed the wrong song information when switched automatically to next one ape or wav format files
    51.Added shortcut key of menu to open play list
    52.Added compilation facility of cue format songs
    53.Fixed the problem of unsuccess to search lyric in file manager when play CUE format songs



    Download url:

    md5: BA36B6F4C5163523B916A62D7D30C5B8

    If you have installed google play kit, please reinstall it after upgrade.

    How to upgrade

    Zidoo Z10.

    Z10 firmware V1.9.7:
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      OTA update

      Updated models:

      Zidoo Z9S, Z10,Z1000,X20 and X20pro all update new firmware V2.2.82.

      New Features
      There is many optimisations among new firmware, main features are adding mobile phone control app, rec.2020 mode for HDR to SDR and music player upgrades to ZIDOO MUSIC V5.0 etc.

      How to update?
      Usually there is a pop-up prompt to update after you turn on Zidoo media players and connect with network or wifi. If miss out, it could also be updated by "Quick Setting> Other>Upgrade>Update>Online Update" .

      Note:Pls reinstall google play after updating to new firmware V2.2.82.


      1. Fix the problem that Google Play cannot log in (should reinstall Google Play after upgrading).
      2. Add rec. 2020 mode for HDR to SDR transfer.
      3. Optimize WIFI connectivity rate and stability. Fixed Player exception caused by NAS occasional disconnection when WIFI is connected.
      Optimize the stability of online playback when connecting WIFI.
      4. Optimize NFS connection strategy to avoid Player (Gallery) error caused by network fluctuations.
      5. Fixed problem that some audio demo video playback was not smooth.
      6. Fixed the no sound problem when playing NAS video caused by network environment fluctuation.
      7. Optimize Bluetooth connectivity stability.
      8. Optimize system stability.
      9. Add mobile phone control function (mobile phone can control all functions of the player).
      Device name can be changed in "All Apps" -> "Control Center".
      The mobile control app is available on Google Play and will be updated to the Apple Store later.
      Please search zidoo controller via google play.

      Video Player
      1. Subtitle download supports two or more languages downloading at the same time.
      2. Optimize DLNA mirror function.
      3. Fix Player (Gallery) crash problem caused by ASS,SSA subtitle compatibility.

      Bluray Navigation
      1. Subtitle download supports two or more languages downloading at the same time.

      Poster Wall
      1. Optimize custom wallpaper loading to solve the problem of loading long images or high resolution images that are easy to crash.
      2. Optimize search interface.
      3. Optimize stability.

      Music Player
      1. Completely rewrite the playback engine, upgrade to ZIDOO MUSIC V5.0
      2. Optimize playback stability, fix SACD unexpected jump problem.
      3. Add more audio format supporting, such as AIF.
      4. In the folder page, support select the original directory structure to browse.
      5. Optimize the accuracy of CUE file playback.

      Quick Settings
      1. Subtitle download adds support for multiple languages.
      2. Modify the settings of the audio original sample rate output switch.

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