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[HDD] How to Transfer Files From a Computer to the Zappiti Player 4K ?

To transfer files from a computer to the internal hard disk of the Zappiti Player 4K, there are several solutions:

1. Zappiti™ Transfer. 
Network transfers between a PC and Zappiti Player 4K 

Zappiti Transfer is the easiest way to transfer files from a PC to your Zappiti Player 4K. With Zappiti Transfer™, you will be abble to transfer files from your PC to any local drive connected to your Zappiti Player 4K (internal or external) directly using Windows Explorer.
Warning! To benefit from the final version of Zappiti Transfer, please install the last firmware version "OS2.5".


- PC (Windows).
- Ethernet 
Note: Zappiti Transfer is not compatible with Mac or Linux.



How to install Zappiti Transfer on your PC:

1. Please click the following link to download Zappiti Transfer for Windows:
> Download Zappiti Transfer Windows...

2. Double-click the downloaded executable and follow the on-creen instructions to complete the installation of Zappiti Transfer.

Important notice! If you are using the firmware version "OS2.4" or "2.5", you don't need to install Zappiti Transfer service on your Zappiti Player 4K. In this case, please skip steps and directly go to "How to use Zappiti Transfer" section.

3. Switch on your Zappiti Player 4K.

4. Click on the Google Play button located on the main page. In the search box, type "Zappiti Transfer" and search it. Zappiti Transfer should appear in the search results.

Click the Zappiti Transfer icon. Then please click the "Install" button to install the service. This service will run in the background and allow the PC to see your Zappiti Player 4K.

5. Done! Now you can enjoy Zappiti Transfer!

Warning! Android tends to stop some services when they are too greedy. Thus, the transfer can sometimes stop during operation. If this happens, please restart your Zappiti Player 4K. For this reason, we advise you to install the last firmware version Indeed, Zappiti Transfer in integrated directly into the last firmware for better stability.

How to use Zappiti Transfer

1. Connect your Zappiti Player 4K to your local network through Ethernet. Turn on your Zappiti Player 4K and connect your local drives (external in USB or internal).

2. Turn on your PC.

3. Open Windows Explorer ("Windows" + "E").

4. In "Network", locate the icon "Zappiti Player 4K" (illustrated by Zappiti Transfer icon) and click it.


You will see your (or yours) Zappiti Player 4K (if it is turned on and connected to your local network).

5. Click the icon Zappiti Player 4K. You will see the connected local drives.

6. Click on the local hard drive of your choice.

7. Drag and drop or copy and paste files into the destination window.

8. Transfer your files will start. A window will appear with with an estimate of the transfer time. Then, the window closes when the transfer is complete.

You get the confirmation message that Zappiti Transfer is launched when you open the application on your player? If that's the case, we also recommend you to open port 2000 on your computer, which is needed so that Zappiti Transfer communicates with your Zappiti Player 4K. If all goes well, you should see a red icon, an icon for your Zappiti Player 4K, and the icons of your hard disk:

If none of this works, you can try manually adding IP:

Adding a Zappiti Player 4K manually with its IP address is a temporary solution. Indeed, the IP is not saved when your computer restarts.

2. Transfers via rapid docking station USB 3.0 (easy way)

You use a docking station hard drive you connect to the computer and when you want to copy files to the internal hard disk Zappiti Player 4K, you take it out of the rack, and then you put it in the dock . Attention all stations in receptions are not compatible with 3TB hard drives and even less compatible with hard drives 6TB. So be careful in choosing your dock. In addition, we strongly advise VUOS USB 3.0 docking station compatible with the UASP transfer protocol as is the case in the following docking stations that will offer you extremely fast transfer time (less than 10 min for a 10 GB file)

3. Transferts via Zappiti Explorer (easy way)

Turn on your Zappiti Player 4K then click on the icon "Zappiti Explorer". If your Zappiti Player 4K player is connected to the network, you should see all your local network devices. To access your local USB or SATA hard drives connected (internal or external), click on "Local drives" .To view the copy options, press the MENU button on the remote control. The options are:
- Copy
- Cut
- Paste
- Rename
- Select
- Select all
Zappiti Explorer lets several copies simultaneously. To manage the current tasks, click the dedicated option. You will be able to cancel a current transfer.

4. Network transfers via FTP from a computer (Mac or PC)

To quickly and easily transfer files on the network by internal HDD Player Zappiti 4K from a computer using Windows Explorer or Filezilla.
1. On the GooglePlay, locate and install the free app HTTPS / FTPS / SFTP SERVER Ice cold apps.
2. Create an FTP server (port number, login, password, address directory (/ storage / media-sda1 / ...).
3. Under "Settings" select "keep alive device" and "app start on boot" (launching at startup).
4. At the starting of the Zappiti, the application will start automatically and run in the background (behind Zappiti Zappiti is if like me at startup).
Then wait 2 minutes after starting (chrono hand), the time that the server starts to access the hard drive.
The connection will then be possible from a computer via an FTP software like Filezilla or creating a network drive via Windows Explorer (ftp: // username: password @ ipaddress: port).
This solution achieves transfer rates of over 25 MB/s (200 Mb/s).

5. Network transfers via SMB between a Mac and Zappiti Player 4K via ASTRO app
Frist, you should install ASTRO App. From ASTRO you'll see your MAC or your PC and you'll be abble to transfer files via ASTRO through SMB.
Natively, MAC internal hard drives are not recognized by the Zappiti Player 4K from the Maverick version of the OS (SMB2). But this is possible via the following application:
Since Mavericks, Apple has made the new SMB2 file sharing protocol by default OS X. An a priori welcome change since SMB2 that AFP is faster and fully compatible with the latest versions of Windows, but also causes it lot of problems. To fix this bug, the easiest way is to change the prefix of the address of the server to force the use of SMB1 SMB2 protocol instead. We must seize cifs: // and not adresseduserveur smb: // adresseduserveur. CIFS is the other name of SMB1 protocol. To force the use of SMB1 on all connections, you must enter the command in the terminal:
echo "[default]" >> ~ / Library / Preferences / nsmb.conf; echo "= smb_neg smb1_only" >> ~ / Library / Preferences / nsmb.conf

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