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Latest firmware

Support, user tips and information on the Popcorn hour A-200 and C-200

Latest firmware

Postby MediaLive » 20 Nov 2009, 18:26

http://files.syabas.com/popcornhour/fir ... 08-000.zip

Release date : 19 November 2009
Firmware version : 02-01-091113-19-POP-408-000

1. Previous NMT apps 02-01-090828-19-POP-408

2. BD/AVCHD/DVD/CDDA
- Retrieve DVD region and number of changes available from the hardware;
show these info in the region setting pop-up box
- Bookmark/resume support for DVD ISO/VIDEO_TS
- Max. 10 bookmarks.
- known issue, sometimes failed to resume correctly for certain clips
- Implemented simple persistfs folder
- if NMT HDD not exist, any available writable device (HDD/USB)
will be auto-detected and used.
- previous /persistfs mounting wizard removed
- Temporarly mount VideoCD/SVCD as data disc, to play the .dat
- Fixed DVD fast-forward issue; press FF->PAUSE->PLAY key, playback could not resume
- Fixed some DVD ISO files cannot resume from bookmark.
- Fixed system hang when BD-J ISO playback BDJ ISO without /persistfs (Bug #5000285)
- Fixed playback BDJ disc from internal BDROM without /persistfs connected.
- Fixed certain DVD ISO (Apocalypto.ISO) cannot resume from bookmark (Bug #5000289).
- Fixed subtitle cannot be enabled when play DVD with only single subtitle.
- Fixed audio CD info not showed
- Fixed occasional access/mount failure to disc in USB drive (Bug #5000315, #5000316)

3. Video and Audio playback
- Added Dolby DRC (Dynamic Range Control) setting
- Fixed RW/FF/Slow icon not cleared after seek
- Fileplayer bookmark/resume support (first-cut)
- Max. 10 bookmarks
- bookmark saved on STOP keypress; subsequent press (ENTER or PLAY) will resume from bookmark.
- To start from beginning, press '0'.
- Fixed incorrect aspect ratio (Bug #5000155)
- Fixed "actual size" aspect ratio issue when playback clips below 1080p. (Bug #5000154)
- Fixed BiDi char type table to resolved incorrect Hebrew subtitle rendering.
- Partially fixed Arabic Tashkeel character shaping issue
- Fixed subtitle size/position affected by pan/zoom.
- Modified time seek hh:mm:ss key handling.
- Fixed certain clips WMAPro audio lose output after 1-2 sec playback.
- Forced 24p source to framerate 60Hz for non-1080p TV mode
- Fixed issue where audio playback do not stop gracefully when encounter file read error
- added FLAC audio support, including multi-channel FLAC
- Fixed and restored video/audio bitrate display
- Added Vorbis/FLAC audio bitrate display
- Fixed MKV playback file cannot get audio bitstream/passthrough after resume from bookmark.
- Modified subtitle menu order and reversed time offset key direction; same as A100
- Changed tab-switching (SOURCE key) focus behaviour
- Show only ID3 album art if exist, when music playback
- Fixed incorrect ID3 genre display for certain files
- Disable bookmark for Internet/Broadcast/MSP/SayaTV video playback
- Temporarily disabled video format with psfdemux/demux for video/audio bitrate shown on infobar.
- Increased subtitle font size range.
- maintain adjusted subtitle time offset throughout playlist.
- Increased vertical position range for external text subtitle.
- Stop background slideshow before starting VOD to release free memory (Bug #5000299)

4. Photo app
- Fixed an issue when setting repeat on the last photo in playlist
will show current playlist item as 0 on FIP (Bug #5000116)
- Fixed PNG image decoding causing system hang
- Fixed issues where myiHome (Mac) not focusing on photo when playback
photo with BGM and stopping photo does not stop BGM
- Enable screensaver during photo playlist pause state

5. OSD
- fixed minor OSD text wrapping issue.

6. System
- Fixed cannot eject data disc (Bug #5000064)
- Workaround for missing folder issue due to filesystem failed to identify
directory type for unknown reason with scandir (Bug #500021
- Fixed incorrect display resolution when boot up in auto TV mode without
connecting HDMI.
- Tweak to improve network performance.
- Fix for HDMI blackout and HDMI audio mute issue
- Added progress indicator during firmware update download
- Fixed flash driver to avoid occasional hang issue when umount particular partition
- Fixed default value; DTS:PCM, DRCff for factory setting
- Changed "AC3" wording to "Dolby Digital", shifted DRC setting down to Audio section
- Fixed language tanslations
- Added Country/Region code to WiFi config setup.
- Country/Region contains channel settings for 8 regions; only for Ralink MII card.
- Fixed stuck in playback if no network up
- Fixed reboot failure (Bug #5000243)
- Fixed screensaver still kicks in at background when in standby mode
- Show harddisk and usb disk size when info button pressed
- Show file size on the UI listing
- Reverted patch which fixed screensaver kicking in at background when standby; causing (Bug #5000314)

7. Browser
- New twirling icon
- New licensed font integrated
- Support dynamic loading of external js file
- New UI theme
- To display memory usage; press SLOW key
- Fixed Pause key wrongly mapped as Play/Pause key
- Fixed 'No Disc Found' message not shown and browser hang when accessing empty loader (Bug #5000292)

8. WiFi
- Integrated WIFI driver for Realtek USB RTL8192
- Turn on Ethernet LNK LED when link to 100baseT as well.

9. UPnP
- Added image resolution support (Twonky photo bug)
- Fixed UPnP device duplication issue when server restart or host name changed
- Added .ts, .avi support (Twonky)
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Re: Latest firmware

Postby MediaLive » 25 Feb 2010, 17:45

New firmware released:
http://www.popcornhour.com/download/A20 ... -A200.html

Release Notes

1. New NMT apps 02-01-100119-19-POP-411
2. BD/AVCHD/DVD/CDDA
- Retrieve DVD region and number of changes available from the hardware; show these info in the region setting pop-up box
- Bookmark/resume support for DVD ISO/VIDEO_TS
- Max. 10 bookmarks.
- known issue, sometimes failed to resume correctly for certain clips
- Implemented simple persistfs folder
- if NMT HDD not exist, any available writable device (HDD/USB) will be auto-detected and used.
- previous /persistfs mounting wizard removed
- Temporarly mount VideoCD/SVCD as data disc, to play the .dat
- Fixed DVD fast-forward issue; press FF->PAUSE->PLAY key, playback could not resume
- Fixed some DVD ISO files cannot resume from bookmark.
- Fixed system hang when BD-J ISO playback BDJ ISO without /persistfs (Bug #5000285)
- Fixed playback BDJ disc from internal BDROM without /persistfs connected.
- Fixed certain DVD ISO (Apocalypto.ISO) cannot resume from bookmark (Bug #5000289).
- Fixed subtitle cannot be enabled when play DVD with only single subtitle.
- Fixed audio CD info not showed
- Fixed occasional access/mount failure to disc in USB drive (Bug #5000315, #5000316)
- Workaround for CDDA issues (Bug #5000302, #5000303)
- Workaround for BD-ROM via USB support
- Performance improvement for BD ISO playback
- Added patches for audio bitstream issues
- Enabled MENU key for DVD/ISO/VIDEO_TS playback
- Added REPEAT A-B function for DVD/VIDEO_TS and CDDA
- Known to have slow response
- A-B interval of less than 2sec may have issue
- Workaround for BD audio no output after switch from HD audio to Dolby Digital/DTS
- Fixed after HDMI audio muted, DVD playback will have noise on audio output
- SimpleBD navigation feature for A-200
- Added support for ISO files.
- Fixed video skip forward about an hour when switch audio track. (Tested BEVERLY_HILLS_CHIHUAHUA)
- Fixed subtitle menu incorrect listing
- Fixed audio/subtitle persistency issue
- Fixed incorrect icon displayed when doing scene selection using menu
- Enabled MENU key for DVD/ISO/VIDEO_TS playback
- Added ANGLE switching OSD display for DVD/ISO/VIDEO_TS/BRD playback.
- Added option in SETUP page to enable or disable BD PiP
- Fixed AVCHD disc intermittent "could not play" issue.
- Fixed AVCHD shown as "BLU-RAY Video" at OSD infobar
- Fixed short audio mute issue when resume from bookmark for DVD content playback
- For AudioCD/DVD/AVCHD, Right/Left key will do +/- 30 seconds skip
3. Video and Audio playback
- Added Dolby DRC (Dynamic Range Control) setting
- Fixed RW/FF/Slow icon not cleared after seek
- Fileplayer bookmark/resume support (first-cut)
- Max. 10 bookmarks
- bookmark saved on STOP keypress; subsequent press (ENTER or PLAY) will resume from bookmark.
- To start from beginning, press '0'.
- Fixed incorrect aspect ratio (Bug #5000155)
- Fixed "actual size" aspect ratio issue when playback clips below 1080p. (Bug #5000154)
- Fixed BiDi char type table to resolved incorrect Hebrew subtitle rendering.
- Partially fixed Arabic Tashkeel character shaping issue
- Fixed subtitle size/position affected by pan/zoom.
- Modified time seek hh:mm:ss key handling.
- Fixed certain clips WMAPro audio lose output after 1-2 sec playback.
- Forced 24p source to framerate 60Hz for non-1080p TV mode
- Fixed issue where audio playback do not stop gracefully when encounter file read error
- added FLAC audio support, including multi-channel FLAC
- Fixed and restored video/audio bitrate display
- Added Vorbis/FLAC audio bitrate display.
- Fixed MKV playback file cannot get audio bitstream/passthrough after resume from bookmark.
- Modified subtitle menu order and reversed time offset key direction; same as A100
- Changed tab-switching (SOURCE key) focus behaviour
- Show only ID3 album art if exist, when music playback
- Fixed incorrect ID3 genre display for certain files
- Disable bookmark for Internet/Broadcast/MSP/SayaTV video playback
- Temporarily disabled video format with psfdemux/demux for video/audio bitrate shown on infobar.
- Increased subtitle font size range.
- maintain adjusted subtitle time offset throughout playlist.
- Increased vertical position range for external text subtitle.
- Stop background slideshow before starting VOD to release free memory (Bug #5000299)
- Fixed detection conflict between FLAC, WAV and AVS video (Bug #5000287)
- Enable support for FLAC and VORBIS with 3, 4 & 5 channels
- Support Thai(codepage 874) external ext-based subtitle
- Checking of Byte Order Mark for external SRT in UTF8 (Bug #5000322)
- Fixed positioning of long/large-size text-based subtitle
- Fixed external text-based subtitle via HTTP e.g. myiHome not loaded (Bug #5000250)
- Fixed resume/bookmark issue; only seekable files can be bookmarked now
- Fix to only allow files with duration and seekable status to do time seek (LEFT/RIGHT/GOTO) (Bug #5000139)
- Fixed file certain WMV clip unable to end after LEFT/RIGHT/GOTO seek
- Fixed STEP on clip that is not steppable will terminate playback
- Fixed after trigger SEEK LEFT/RIGHT/GOTO on the infobar will show PAUSE/STOP icon then only show PLAY icon.
- Fixed hang-up when press PLAY on m3u file (Bug #5000320)
- Fixed issue regarding video zoom/scaling (Bug #5000327)
- Improvements for h264 video frame sequence calculation to handle typical h264 encoding fault caused by non-standard ripping
- MKV chapter support, use PREV/NEXT key
- Added FLAC metadata display for music playback
- Added shuffle feature for music playlist; press REPEAT to toggle
- Added gapless playback feature for audio playback (first phase)
- only for MP3 and WAV now, and for subsequent files of same format
- cannot seek when prebuffer starts near end of file
- Fixed certain TS video clips cannot do LEFT/RIGHT/GOTO/TIME SEEK seek/resume from bookmark.
- Fixed if huge MKV chapter size causing system error.
- Fixed certain Internet radio cannot play.
- Fixed UPnP-AV (WMP11) playlist item crashes.
- embedded PGS subtitle support for M2TS files (first phase)
- Fixed PGS/M2TS subtitle rendering resolution flaw
- Enabled camcoder AVCHD type detection.
- Added gapless audio support for FLAC format.
- Support for changing subtitle encoding on-the-fly
- in subtitle menu; only for ASCII codepages (Latin1, Greek, Cyrillic, Turkish, Vietnamese, Thai), GB2312, BIG5, Shift_JIS and UTF-8)
- Fixed missing space with italic subtitle
- Fixed PGS subtitle potential hang.
- Workaround to enable 24Hz at auto framerate sync
- Fixed gapless playback feature for small mp3 file less than 1MB
- Added album art retrieval from FLAC metadata
- Added Brightness, Contrast, Hue and Saturation setting for video (press Setup during video playback)
- Fixed issue where single file playback could not toggle repeat mode.
- Fixed M2TS PGS subtitle issue
- Workaround WMAPro bitstream output issue
- Added all playable formats allow for audio playlist
- Fixed incomplete FLAC metadata retrieval
- Fixed playlist sometimes does not start from correct file
- Fixed m4a song info and album art display
- Patch Colorspace algorithm (for file playback only)
- Fixed playback failure via certain HTTP server (SwissCenter)
- Disable subpicture for .VOB file play
- Fixed WAV detection that crash with MPEG1/2
- Fixed subtitle switching issue with MPEG; previously broken external subtitle on/off function
- Fixed specific ASF cannot fast forward
- Fixed subtitle CP1258 detection
- Added album art retrieval from FLAC metadata
- Added BCS (Brightness/Contrast/Saturation) on-the-fly setting during playback (press Setup)
- workaround for MKV audio lip-sync issue
- Fixed scaling/zoom/pan OSD menu unintended pop-up when playback near end of file
- Fixed STOP key cannot save the bookmark file to flash setting when scaling/zoom/pan menu is ON.
- Fixed playlist sometimes does not start from correct file
- Improved SRT subtitle parsing
- Display language code of MKV embedded subtitles
- Fixed m4a song info and album art display
- Exception handling for ID3 genre index out-of-range (7034.mp3)
- Enable 7.1 support for flac, vorbis and also mkv-flac mkv-vorbis
- Fixed error in MKV embedded subtitle language code display causing disappearing menu
- Fixed MKV aspect ratio error
- Fixed some internet radio links cannot stream with MMS protocol.
- PGS subtitle support for MKV
- May have time offset issue depending on muxer software.
- Workaround to overcome some m2ts stream with incorrect PTS causing subtitle to show up for 1~100ms then dissapear (Bug #5000395)
- Workaround to output M2TS TrueHD as Dolby Digital where applicable
- Added manual audio sync support to compensate HDMI audio sync issue (press SETUP during video playback)
4. Photo app
- Fixed an issue when setting repeat on the last photo in playlist will show current playlist item as 0 on FIP (Bug #5000116)
- Fixed PNG image decoding causing system hang
- Fixed issues where myiHome (Mac) not focusing on photo when playback photo with BGM and stopping photo does not stop BGM
- Enable screensaver during photo playlist pause state
- Slideshow, new photo info (ISO speed, F number and Exposure time)
5. OSD
- fixed minor OSD text wrapping issue.
- slight modification for info display during video/photo playback.
6. System/Network
- Fixed cannot eject data disc (Bug #5000064)
- Workaround for missing folder issue due to filesystem failed to identify directory type for unknown reason with scandir (Bug #5000218)
- Fixed incorrect display resolution when boot up in auto TV mode without connecting HDMI.
- Tweak to improve network performance.
- Fix for HDMI blackout and HDMI audio mute issue
- Added progress indicator during firmware update download
- Fixed flash driver to avoid occasional hang issue when umount particular partition
- Fixed default value; DTS:PCM, DRC:off for factory setting
- Changed "AC3" wording to "Dolby Digital", shifted DRC setting down to Audio section
- Fixed language tanslations
- Added Country/Region code to WiFi config setup.
- Country/Region contains channel settings for 8 regions; only for Ralink MII card.
- Fixed stuck in playback if no network up
- Fixed reboot failure (Bug #5000243)
- Fixed screensaver still kicks in at background when in standby mode
- Show harddisk and usb disk size when info button pressed
- Show file size on the UI listing
- Reverted patch which fixed screensaver kicking in at background when standby; causing (Bug #5000314)
- Resolved screensaver setting issue after restoring factory setting
- Fixed video scaling info not updated during PAUSE (Bug #5000306)
- Disallow file copy of over 4GB to FAT device (filesystem limitation)
- included kernelmode NTFS read/write driver
- Fixed configure proxy result in error page
- Fixed DVD parental setting cannot be saved
- minor update on Chinese/Japanese language pack
- Fixed HDD name not displayed
- Fixed occasional detection failure of NTFS harddisk
- New network share UI
- Turn on syabas_command_server
- Improve time for NFS (UDP/TCP) client login to non-exist/blocked shares
- Improve time for server discovery utility
- More intelligent handling of protocol type instead of .udp. default
- Torrent client HTTP wget fix
- Network share, number of allowed persistent links has been increased to 20.
- Fixed USB unmount issue
- Fixed issue of incorrect redirection when changing password in NMT Apps page
- Fixed CD status update while opening/closing
- Fixed issue where some servers were missing from the discovery
- Minor update to language pack
- Added USB keyboard hotplug handling
- Fixed incorrect harddisk status/icon display after USB slave operations
- minor graphical adjustment for Info bar
- Show decimal fraction for disk info (Bug #5000392)
7. Browser
- New twirling icon
- New licensed font integrated
- Support dynamic loading of external js file
- New UI theme
- To display memory usage; press SLOW key
- Fixed Pause key wrongly mapped as Play/Pause key
- Fixed 'No Disc Found' message not shown and browser hang when accessing empty loader (Bug #5000292)
- press PLAY on non-playable item will instead play from first playable item in the folder
- Browser user-agent missing closing bracket.
- Added "remove USB device" feature in file mode menu
- For browser to display USB mount point instead of USB name
- browser will stay busy until all images from previous page is loaded
- Fixed file operation delete/copy/newfolder/move/rename/createplaylist does not update the list in UI
- Fixed Internet radio showing image info on front panel LCD
- Fixed SD mode media source listing issue, broken in previous RC release
- Fixed HTTP mime type overwritten issue
8. WiFi
- Integrated WIFI driver for Realtek USB RTL8192
- Turn on Ethernet LNK LED when link to 100baseT as well.
- Fixed connection failure if disable SSID broadcast at router and key in SSID manually (Bug #5000331)
- Fixed unable to play Internet radio via MSP when using WiFi (Bug #5000330)
- Fixed issue where empty entry is displayed in the SSID dropdown list (Bug #5000341)
- Added in support for extended printable ASCII characters for SSID/security code input (Bug #5000345)
- Fixed soft reboot wasn't able to reboot machine, after connection to network with wifi device(Bug #5000340)
- Check on WPA state and continue with configuration when state is WPA_COMPLETED
- Fixed improper word displayed at the wifi connection column while not able to establish connection (Bug #5000342)
- Improved IP address acquisition when using DHCP (Bug #5000339, #5000344)
9. UPnP AV
- Added image resolution support (Twonky photo bug)
- Fixed UPnP device duplication issue when server restart or host name changed
- Added .ts, .avi support (Twonky)
- Resolved photo pause-next will hang the system
- support mp2v m4a mp4 m4v.
- Resolved PlayOn "no content found" problem
- Fixed URL with parameters cannot find extension
10. Web Services
- App Center service
- Official SHOUTcast service added
- Fixed "scroll up" page handling issue.
- Fixed loading wrong saved flash info in SD mode
11. PHF (ROBIG)
- Overall performance improvement, fixes for multi-language support
- Fixed PHF launch without special HTML attributes
- Enable system font
- New Revision3 app
- Handle volume up/down
- Shoutcast app reenabled
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