OPPO BDP-103 and BDP-105 Networking Universal 3D Blu-ray Players (part4)

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Ken_McAlinden, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. Sevoflurane

    Sevoflurane Forum Resident

    Location:
    West Yorkshire
    I can’t get gapless to work over a network on the Oppo. I think a number of devices struggle with this. USB sticks work fine as long as they are formatted FAT32, NTFS or ExFAT. As others say, you have to select gapless every time using the remote. It could be more elegant, for sure. Hard drives work well, but people need to bear in mind that USB powered drives may not work if they draw excessive power from the USB port. I have a portable Western Digital 1TB drive attached to my Oppo which is USB powered and works fine, but if I attach it to the USB port of my amplifier doesn’t work at all, whereas if I use a full size external USB drive with its own PSU, if works on both devices. My external drives are all far too noisy, so the portable one is fine on the Oppo.
     
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  2. HiFi Guy 008

    HiFi Guy 008 Forum Resident

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    Connecticut
    MAN I wish they would improve the app - and/or provide us with a better WiFi stick. Going nuts with the frequent freeze. It's cold enough here in CT without it.
     
  3. HiFi Guy 008

    HiFi Guy 008 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Connecticut
    No posts since January. Is this thread dead? Or am I being avoided?

    I'm trying to play music while viewing pictures. The manual says this:

    "You can also add background music to the photo slideshow. To do so, you will need to prepare digital music
    files. The music files can be stored on the same disk as the photos, or on a different USB drive. Start music
    playback first by selecting Music from the Home Menu. Once the music is playing, press the HOME button to
    get back to the Home Menu, and start the photo slideshow by selecting Photo in the usual manner."

    Well, once the music is playing from a cd, I select Home, and the music stops.
    I want to play a slideshow from the computer via WiFi.
    What's the deal? Does the music or pictures have to be from a USB stick?
     
  4. riverclown

    riverclown Forum Resident

    Location:
    Bradenton, FL
    My understanding has been you have to do it from a USB stick, and that is how I have always done it. When I had two Oppos my preferred way was to play the photos on one video input (using the shuffle feature is fun for this), and do the music from CDs, or whatever, on the other Oppo from another audio input. The great thing about this stuff on Oppos is the slideshow program (interface and operation) is outstanding with Oppo. Compare it with a few others and one would see what I mean.
     
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  5. HiFi Guy 008

    HiFi Guy 008 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Connecticut
    So, let me get this straight. I can play a cd with pictures as long as the pics are from a USB stick?

    I'm now playing ELO - Time excellent needle drop from a USB stick. Then selected Pictures from Home and it's working. So there's no way to do this while playing a cd?
     
  6. JediJoker7169

    JediJoker7169 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Portland, OR, USA
    Correct. It's right there in the manual:
     
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  7. HiFi Guy 008

    HiFi Guy 008 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Thank you.
     
  8. Mo0g

    Mo0g Active Member

    Location:
    London
    Is there any way to change the background pictures on the system, for example when you play any music there is an image of a turntable?
     
  9. HiFi Guy 008

    HiFi Guy 008 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Yes there is, but you'd have to hack the software. And I don't recommend that. You've gotta get used to that Technics Direct Drive turntable and Audio-Technica cartridge (with the model number cloned out via Photoshop)! The clumsily cloned out model number of that cart is the only thing that bugs me.
     
  10. Mo0g

    Mo0g Active Member

    Location:
    London
    I will try to forget that info about the model number so it doesn't bug me too :)
     
  11. Bill Mac

    Bill Mac Forum Resident

    Location:
    So. ME USA
    I use the Pure Audio function so I'm not seeing the background. I have a plasma display and feel using the Pure Audio helps avoid burn in and possibly extends the life of the display.
     
  12. Mo0g

    Mo0g Active Member

    Location:
    London
    I don't listen for extended periods so use my LCD tv for the Oppo GUI. I don't mind turntable image, I am just surprised there arent any new skins or mods to change the look and feel of the GUI.
     

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