Xtreamer > Firmware > Ver 2.4


Final 2.4 release.

Ver 2.4 New Features

(1) Subtitle Browser - You will be able to find this new option on the subtitle popup screen. It will allow you to select an external subtitle file on any location on your HDD. It will absolve you from the need to rename the subtitle to the same name as the movie file name and will free you from the need to place the subtitles on the same folder of the movie

(2) HD Audio Passthrough - (For Xtreamer Pro and Sidewinder models only ) This version introduces the long anticipated 7.1 Audio Passthrough to DTS-Master Audio, Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Digital Plus.

(3) Off Timer - The requested function which will allow you to set a time in which the device will be turned off was added. Search for it on the Settings -> System menu. You will have a choice now to set the time between 30-120 minutes

(4) NTP Client - The device was supplemented to adjust itself to a network time server. This will become handy once we will introduce you in the near future the "Recently added files" which will use the device time as reference point

(5) Recently Watched Movies - This Function was added to the media library. you will see this option once you will go into the media library initial screen. press [1] on the remote control will display a popup screen with the list of the last 10 movies played on the device. You will have an option to remove items from the list as well.

(6) Online Download & update mechanisms for Xtreamer live + Jukebox - This release introduced the ability to download the Xtreamer Live and the Community Jukebox directly from our server provided that you agree to the terms outlined on the opening screen.
This function will also allow users to perform online updates as they are made available by the community

(7) Restricted Porn Section - The XXX porn section on the Xteramer live will be automatically protected by the system default password . (0000) . The password is based on the 'Folder Lock' password and can be updated on the Settings page

(8) Hebrew TV GUI - was retranslated entirely so as to introduce a more localized experience to the various sections

(9) Auto creation of swap file - A default (64MB) swap file will be created while entering the Movie Jukebox to improve performance

(10) File Manager Improvements - We added enhanced functionality to the File manager function (New folder, Rename, Copy/Move, Delete) for network shares

(11) Password Protected Shares - We introduced in this firmware the ability to use a Username/Password option to log into protected network shares

(12) Improved Audio Streaming - We dramatically improved / enhanced the .mms support so as to allow you greater compatibility and stability with mms audio streams. This opens the way for you to add the majority of mms audio streams of your favorite radio stations. We also added the ability to use both “mms://” and “mmsh://” protocols

Example usage:
Arirang radio
[playlist]
NumberOfEntries=1
File1=mms://s2.arirang.co.kr/FM_Live



(13) Video Format Support - We can now stream AVI & WMV3 video streams which allows the addition of many thousands of active streams and supports more services for developers and users to use to enhance the online streaming experience

(14) RTSP Streaming Format - We added “rtsp” protocol support for Internet section.

Example usage:
<item>
<title>test rtsp</title>
<enclosure type="video/mp4" url="rtsp://live2.ncnews.com.cn/sjb"/>
</item>



(15) We Modified the parser code for SMI file.

(16) RSS Local Movie Playback Improved - You can use all functions of “Media library” playback via the Internet section - allowing you to customise the way you display and play your movie collection

(17) SQLite version 3.5.4 and PHP-5.3.2 - Were added to the device system core

(18) Network Shares support via Xtreamer Web Server

o Listing all network shares
o Auto mount while click
o Play network media files using web media player
o Play network media files/folder directly on TV by clicking “Play” icon
o Download network shared files from Xtreamer web server
o Upload file to network shares
o File functions (New folder, Rename, Copy/Move, Delete) for network shares
o Zip/Archive option for network shares
o Direct file link for network share files

(19) Play files and folders remotely via WEB UI - Screen shot in web rc,rc2

a. Play files directly from web UI to TV
- Click Play button next to file name to play that file directly on TV
b. Play all files of a folder directly from web UI to TV
- Click Play button next to folder name to play the files of that folder
directly on TV
c. Playlist play option from web UI to TV
- You need to firstly create a playlist from web UI or TV if none exists
- Click Play button from playlist window (Video/Audio/Photo) to play that
playlist directly on TV
d. Play playlists from Web Remote Control to TV by one click
- You need to firstly create a playlist from web UI or TV if none exists
- Click Movies/Music/Photos button from web remote control to play
corresponding playlist directly on TV
e. Currently playing file information and remote control by viewing “TV Screen
Shot”
- Currently playing file name is viewable from main page of “RC
- Click on that file name to see more information about
- Go to “RC” sub page and click “Screen Shot” button to control your TV
viewing screen shot
- Or go to “RC2” and click on TV icon at the left to control your TV viewing
screen shot
- Currently need to refresh page to see updated Screen Shot

2. Playlist auto run option after boot or reboot
a. Go to Setup->Playback->Auto Run and select the playlist you want to
play automatically
b. Whenever you will turn Xtreamer on or reboot your selected playlist
will be auto played
c. For photo playlist you need to select
“Setup->Playback->Background Music->Playlist” for background
music to be auto played

(20) HDMI Compatibility Improved - New settings available
A. We changed the default value of HDMI Compatibility Set.
B. We also changed the default value of HDMI Chroma Sub-sampling Set to 4:2:2(Standard Default)

(21) Subtitle Lock - We added the ability to display lock folder password on subtitle browser.

(22) Firmware Download system from internet - We added the ability to allow you to check for available updates from the internet and perform download and updates once your device is connected to the internet.

(23) HD audio support in MKV container - We added the ability to play DTS-HD up to 7.1 CH on mkv container. This function is applicable to XT pro and XT sidewinder only.

(24) Disk Spindown - Your device will become more quite, cooler and HDD life expectancy will increase. You will be able to set the HDD to turn off if idle after 10 min.
Go to “Settings->System->HDD Spindown” and turn on/off
When “on” disk will spindown after 10 minute
Supports from sda to sdf disks

(25) Youtube HD Support. The new VP6 On2Media coded allow users now to enjoy their youtube and Flash FLV content on HD .

(26) YouTube user account  support - now you can access your Youtune account and browse and play your "Uploaded", "Favorites" and your Youtube "Plyalists"

(27) Music playback during slideshows - we added Music Control box that allows you to choose background music from any folder as well as an ability to play music while watching slideshows from the Internet.

What's new in this firmware?

1. Music Control Box during image slideshow from Media library to control background music

- Need to click “FUNC (8)” key to control background music during slide show

- Can choose files from folder or even music playlist to play in background

2. Info OSD for video will auto disappear after 3 second playback

3. Background Music playback during image slideshow from Internet section

4. YouTube user account support in Internet section

- User can access  YouTube account from Xtreamer’s “Internet->YouTube” section

- They will be able to watch his “Uploaded”, “Favorites” and “Playlists” videos online

Improvements

Modified Features:

1. Info OSD auto display function removed while playing a movie

2. During rename file or folder the rename popup will display that file/folder name by default

3. Swap file size increased from 64MB to 128MB (file name also changed .Swap->.Swapfile)

4. HDMI audio ON/OFF is back in Setup menu

- Changed audio from stereo to 5.1 to HD -- nothing works - No audible sound from optical cable (in general no audio from optical with hd-audio enabled) -> User have to set HDMI audio off from Setup menu.

5. Playback of Movie with HD audio improved

Bugs fixed


Bugs fixed:

1. HDMI compatibility options doesn’t take effect for changing the options from “Settings->A/V->HDMI Compatibility Set”

2. Picasa don’t works

3. Products not supporting HD audio will display “DTS/Dolby Digital 5.1CH” in “Setting->A/V->Digital Output”

- Other products will display “DTS-HD/Dolby TrueHD/Dolby D+” in “Setting->A/V->Digital Output”

4. System crashes while pressing “Home” from Jukebox and to go to other menu

5. If press “info” + “GOTO” + “info” button while playing a movie then any of remote control button don’t works, also if “GOTO” + “info” pressed the info UI will be messed with GOTO UI.

6. Time Zone list between GMT-12 and GMT fixed

7. France, Spain, Portugal language strings modified as per user requests in forum

8. While streaming online contents the part of “GOTO” window (part of the jump to 00:00:00) remains on the screen

9. System crash during image slideshow

10. From “Media Library->Recently Watched” if the selection is over a big filename (one that makes the name scroll horizontally) and press home, the selection is still visible and still scrolling on the main home menu.

11. TrueHD playback not smooth.

Download and installation instructions

You can use online upgrade feature (from Internet section) or download here:

Xtreamer Mk1 and Sidewinder

User Upgrade: http://download.xtreamer.net/Firmware/Xtreamer_2.4.0.zip


To upgrade the firmware please:

1. Download the firmware file.
2. Save the file on your computer (any directory) and unzip\unrar it.
3. Copy the firmware file to a USB memory stick (formatted FAT32) and use the USB host port on your Xtreamer.
3. Turn on your Xtreamer player and navigate to the SETTINGS -> SYSTEM menu options.
4. Find and select the FIRMWARE UPGRADE option
5. Navigate to the USB memory attached to your Xtreamer player containing the firmware update file.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not recommend to upgrade the firmware via your network shared folders, as a loss in connection to the network could cause a break in the firmware upgrade process.

7. Once you have located the file, highlight the file and press ENTER on your remote to begin the upgrade process.
8. The Xtreamer will reboot and the process will be done in matter of few minutes. Once done the Xtreamer will reboot itself.
9. After the process is finished, you may want to do a RESTORE DEFAULT in the SETTINGS menu.

** CAUTION: DO NOT POWER-OFF THE XTREAMER DURING THE FIRMWARE UPGRADE PROCESS **

Emergency firmware download and installation instructions

http://download.xtreamer.net/Firmware/emergency_XT_2.4.0.zip

Before starting the procedure of emergency recovery - Please make sure you are using the AV RCA cables and not HDMI. Some TV HDCP protocols may cause problem to show the procedure on TV.

(1) Download the Xtreamer Emergency
file
(2) Extract the file install.img
(3) Format a USB stick FAT32 and copy the “install.img” file to the root.
(4) Disconnect all the cables, remove WIFI antenna and any other USB storage devices. Take the unit out of the electricty power on the wall for 30 minutes. Plug the power in again.
(5) In Remote control, press “Home”(release button) -> “3”
(release button) -> “Power”(release button). Press the buttons with a 1 sec pause.

Any other sequence will fail and nothing will happen as the call for this procedure is initiated by HOME button pressed first...

If the firmware is not in the root of the USB the process will fail as the process seek the .img in the USB root.

Process Emergency upgrade should be visible on the screen if done correct.

Please note : After “intro” screen, if system boots without further update procedure, re-try emergency firmware update while powering-off the unit. It means you did not do it in the correct way. PRESS the HOME first and after 3 and after POWER while the unit is OFF.

It might be necessary to run the procedure several times. If you are not successful you may need to use another USB stick.

Other resources and links


JukeBox

Xtreamer Community JukeBox v0.1.49

Jukebox instructions

1) Download and install firmware ver. 2.4 from a link above
2) Once installation is complete then ensure you 'Reset Defaults' in settings
3) Configure your settings in the way you prefer and enable the 'Web Server' in the network section if you wish to use the Jukebox Web Interface
4) Turn the NTP Server ON in the 'System' settings page
5) Go to your Media Library and add your Movie directories to your Favorites using the '8' (FUNC) key.
PLEASE NOTE, All Favorites will be scanned so for this release. Please do not add TV series folders / Music videos etc or you will need more editing later to correct.
6) At this stage you can finally go to 'Movie Jukebox' on your main menu
7) Follow the on screen instructions (Use 1 to download etc)
8) Once the Jukebox is installed you have two options:
A)
Use your TV to create the Jukebox
(You can use the Jukebox Web Interface (WI) afterwards for advanced editing)
B)
Use the Web interface from the start to set up, scan and edit your Jukebox
(http://Xtreamer-IP-address/jukebox)
The instructions should be pretty self explanatory from here on in.
1) Download and install firmware ver. 2.4
2) Rename the old xjukebox folder inside your /scripts folder
3) Install the latest build of the jukebox
4) Remount your network shares
5) Redefine folders as favorites in the media library.
6) Perform new scan of your media collection (offline scraping will save you time)



Here is the changelog to our 2nd public release of the Xtreamer Community JukeBox. We think this version is stable for the majority of Xtreamer users. Please note anyway that it is still in beta stage. A lot of people have contributed to this version, more are still to come in next update. Please have a look at the "Credits" page (not finished yet). We hope to release more frequent updates. Please report issues in the appropriate sections. Enjoy!

Changelog (from v0.1.30)


  • local cache added (improves speed for network shares, disabled by default, to enable go to System->Settings->Config)
  • new translations for TV and WI added (Czech, German, Estonian, French, Hebrew, Italian, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Swedish)
  • new scrapers added (Italian, Polish, Korean)
  • movies are still found when sda1, sdb1 etc are scrambled after Xtreamer reboots
  • downloaded images are converted to PNG and renamed to BMP (improves speed, as BMPs are handled differently by Xtreamer)
  • automount feature in WI improved, also added password protected share support for automount
  • improved mplayer codec detection
  • movieUpdate via WI with different scrapers for data and pictures now shows 1 page instead of 2 (before: pictures on separate page)
  • added checks to prevent userconfig corruption
  • resized covers changed from 300x450 pixel to 170y240 pixel (brings some additional speed)
  • added poster.jpg and poster.png support
  • movie list in WI sortable my title, year, rating
  • new translation tool in WI, translations can now be done by community and send to developers to add in next update
  • … code cleanup and optimizations (TV graphics, SQL queries and PHP code)
  • … too many more under the hood changes to mention here


Known Bugs

  • Italian scraper not returning search results (disabled for now, will be re-enabled in next update soon)
  • many media icons not mapped correctly yet on TV and WI
  • duplicate info in WI menu? please delete xJukebox/webinterface/modules/info folder
  • mplayer not recognizing HD audio correctly
  • broken WI menu, when upgrading from v0.1.30 (no idea what happens) - backup your scripts/xJukebox/var/db/xjb.db and rename the jukebox folder to xJukebox-old and let Xtreamer download a clean v0.1.49 and move your database backup file (xjb.db) back into the new folder
  • ... many more


To Do

movie studio logos in movie list and info screen (idea by benhur)
polishing (pixelpushing) for info on TV
add missing donation buttons

There's maybe more to be added to this changelog as I am sure I forgot a lot.

Download

The download will be available via the Xtreamer's GUI and should work from Xtreamer firmware v2.4b20 (RC3) or later!


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