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[A110] Firmware 01-17-090125-15-POP-403 (NMT 00-17-090115-15-POP-403) released
02-26-2009, 10:23 AM (This post was last modified: 03-03-2009 09:22 PM by werner.)
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Information [A110] Firmware 01-17-090125-15-POP-403 (NMT 00-17-090115-15-POP-403) released
Dear customers,

Please be informed that Popcorn Hour A-110 firmware release:
    01-17-090125-15-POP-403

and NMT apps:
    00-17-090115-15-POP-403

is available for update.

Goto Setup->Maintenance->Check for firmware update
OR
for offline update and release notes, download from:

http://www.popcornhour.com/download/A110...-A110.html


MD5:d7f2e74afe20e11ea97b728b3e40b524

Mirror1: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=2FYSMRX6
Mirror2: http://remixshare.com/?file=rhib5t1v89
Usenet nzbfile: see attached file at the end of this thread

IMPORTANT NOTE, IF YOU USE BTPD AND YOU HAVE ACTIVE TORRENTS RUNNING, THEN PLEASE FINISH THEM BEFOR YOU UPDATE!! IF YOU DONT DO THAT, YOUR CURRENT DOWNLOADING TORRENTS WILL GET CORRUPT, BECAUSE BTPD IS REMOVED IN THIS RELEASE!!!!

NEW DEFAULT SKIN PACKAGE FOR THEME USERS THIS INCLUDE THE MISSING IMAGES FOR NETWORKBROWSER http://www.networkedmediatank.com/showth...?tid=11883

Quote:Release Date : 26 February 2009
Firmware Version : 01-17-090125-15-POP-403-000

1. Requires NMT apps 00-17-090115-15-POP-403
2. Browser / System
- Improvement on font engine character rendering (30% speed up)
- faster navigation on local drives
- Use numeric key to input item number to jump to the page where item is located
- Improved fileplayer speed
- Hebrew translation added
- Fixed HDMI display output blackout issue for auto EDID
- Discrete RC (Logitech) scancode fix
- Updated network share and webservices language packs.
- Removed EXT2 option for NMT installation
- Note: due to long term reliability issue with EXT2 on device that is frequently turned off abruptly
- Additional symbols can be input from "1" key
- HTTP download manager (only works with links with special "download" attributes.
- File player hide Recycle Bin folder
- Fixed 'TV MODE' + '3' key handling bug
- Fixed recovery kernel no red screen displayed
- Browser image caching fix, should fix some YAMJ crashes or no image issue.
- Fixed HDD spin-up during standby
- Fixed slow loading of HTML pages
4. Web Services
- New UI
- customizable icon feature with browse image utility (need NMT apps)
- bug fixes on customizable service icon with browse feature.
- Web Services page modification
- Fixed a "save/remove service" bug
- Now able to customise JPG/BMP icon
- Fixed slow IR response while playback Internet Radio
- Immediate response to STOP during Internet video streaming
- Fine-tune Web Service UI
5. Network
- Improved SMB server startup time
- Improved browsing time for SMB client
- Atheros USB WiFi stability fixes
- Fixed SMB client hostname resolution picked up wrong IP address from the IP list
- Fixed file copy failed from HDD to SMB/NFS with names containing whitespace
- Fixed UPnP AV server playall issue broken in previous release
- Fixed Samba server halts after device name change
- Torrent client is now by default Transmission (btpd removed)
**** IMPORTANT NOTE: Please ensure completion with previous downloads with BTPD,
as new Transmission client cannot inherit previous downloads.
- Fixed torrent schedule page not working
- Fixed occasionally newly created SMB/NFS shares doesn't show up in media source list
- Atheros USB WiFi added support for TP-Link v2 stick
- Fixed persistent private IP when DHCP server unavailable (e.g. cross-cable connection etc)
6. Playback
- Bookmark/resume for single playback
- 10 bookmarks available now
- Press stop to bookmark the last video playback
- Press enter / play with focus on bookmarked clip to resume
- Press "0" to start from beginning of clip
- Auto framerate synchronisation
- Framerate sync function in ISO playback, only for 50,60Hz modes (PAL/NTSC)
- switch to NTSC(60Hz) when selected mode not applicable.
(previously, it will follow TV mode selected)
- Use 59.94 for NTSC when matching content detected.
- Fixed incorrect data shown on infobar.
- Fixed after ISO playback, screen goes blank when framerate sync kicks in
- Improved info display
- Disable incorrect video MPEG1/2 VBR display.
- Fixed incorrect framerate info for video playback (*.mov, *.mp4).
- Fixed video bitrate calculation error (less 1 packet every second)
- Modified infobar UI (height, spacing and text displayed)
- Fixed info bar losing text after paused
- Improved accuracy of mpeg1/2 bitrate information
- Photo app
- Fixed JPEG (PNG / TIFF transcode) from myiHome server cannot be displayed
- Fade-In Fade-out effect added for photo transition
- Enable large jpeg rotation. (downscale before rotate)
- Fixed faded color for jpeg at 360-deg rotation
- TV Type setting for DVD playback
- the TV type setting is now working for DVD video playback
(4:3 and 16:9 only, 16:10 will treat as 16:9)
- DVD Menu
- new popup menu if MENU key on PCH remote controller is pressed
- user can select to jump to ROOT, TITLE, CHAPTER.... etc from the menu
- Modified progressive zoom and pan in ISO/IFO playback
- Removed up/down keys as prev/next track
- VCD *.DAT playback fixed using soft demux
- Fixed "repeat" keypress in myiHome when playback audio caused picture playback to halt
- Improved handling of MKV H.264 profile and vlevel.
- Fixed cannot stream MPEG from UPnP AV server, liveTV
- Fixed *.pls file unable to start when playback locally (HDD/SMB/NFS)
- *.m3u playlist supported.
- Fixed TS with stream6 as teletext playback cause out of memory
- Fixed MKV H264 L4.1 pixelated video issue
- Fixed ISO over SMB stutters when no HDD attached
7. Subtitle
- Fixed Hebrew SRT subtitle containing invalid character
- Fixed subtitle parsing with BOM (UTF8 support only)
- Thai subtitle support
- Fixed wrong character rendered in Thai subtitle
- Changed default subtitle font size to 28 and Y offset to 10
- Exception handling in SSA subtitle parsing
- Slight adjustment of subtitle position

================================================================================​===========

NMT Apps Version : 00-17-090115-15-POP-403

Release Notes :

1. Minimum firmware version to use this NMT App is 00-17-090116-15-POP-403
2. Improved on samba client browsing time and server boot up time
3. Fixed occasional slow samba response
4. Upgraded to nzbget 0.51
5. Upgraded to nzbgetweb 1.2 (Categories can be modifed in /mnt/syb8634/nzbgetweb/setting.php5)
6. Various Casgle fixes
7. Fixed FTP password saving
8. Improved Setup Page loading time
9. Remove btpd, using Transmission as default BT client
10. Fixed sometimes unable to access casgle web ui
11. Fixed HDD spin-up during standby


Note: Unzip into the root of your USB thumbdrive. Browse to usbupdate.html to update.


Attached File(s)
.nzb  01-17-090125-15-POP-403.nzb (Size: 31.62 KB / Downloads: 371)

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02-26-2009, 10:26 AM (This post was last modified: 02-26-2009 10:27 AM by Simon H.)
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RE: [A110] Firmware 01-17-090125-15-POP-403 (NMT 00-17-090115-15-POP-403) released
Fantastic. Thank you to all the developers and testers involved in getting this live.

Just to confirm, is this release exactly the same as the one Werner posted yesterday? Just with addition of release notes?
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02-26-2009, 10:28 AM
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RE: [A110] Firmware 01-17-090125-15-POP-403 (NMT 00-17-090115-15-POP-403) released
yes it is the same
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02-26-2009, 10:31 AM
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RE: [A110] Firmware 01-17-090125-15-POP-403 (NMT 00-17-090115-15-POP-403) released
Right, when can we expect the next firmware?Big Grin
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02-26-2009, 10:33 AM
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RE: [A110] Firmware 01-17-090125-15-POP-403 (NMT 00-17-090115-15-POP-403) released
Hi,

So far so good, did not have any issues so far besides this one. I cannot see the "MyIhome" selection from the main screen and thus cannot play content served through the MyIhome server.

Anyone experienced the same and perhaps has an solution?

Thanks
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02-26-2009, 10:35 AM
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RE: [A110] Firmware 01-17-090125-15-POP-403 (NMT 00-17-090115-15-POP-403) released
As I posted on the other thread this firmware is a major disappointment on my setup.

Old 4:3 movies and TV series will now not fill the screen. Was this bug known before releasing the firmware? I have tried every possible picture setting but still end up with big black bars either side of the picture. My Philips LCD does a really good job of filling the screen with a 4:3 picture. Not with the new Popcorn firmware though.
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02-26-2009, 10:52 AM
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RE: [A110] Firmware 01-17-090125-15-POP-403 (NMT 00-17-090115-15-POP-403) released
Congratulations, good job.
With respect to the "Bookmark / resume playback for single," When unplugging the popcorn is removed.
Is there any possibility to keep?
Otherwise, we could not include the delete function for future firmwares?

JC, Spain.
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02-26-2009, 10:54 AM (This post was last modified: 02-26-2009 10:54 AM by daniel_owen_uk.)
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RE: [A110] Firmware 01-17-090125-15-POP-403 (NMT 00-17-090115-15-POP-403) released
This arguement comes up EVERY time they release a firmware.

The PCH is displaying 4:3 at an aspect ratio of 4:3, to display it at 16:9 would be wrong.

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02-26-2009, 10:57 AM
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RE: [A110] Firmware 01-17-090125-15-POP-403 (NMT 00-17-090115-15-POP-403) released
(02-26-2009 10:54 AM)daniel_owen_uk Wrote:  This arguement comes up EVERY time they release a firmware.

The PCH is displaying 4:3 at an aspect ratio of 4:3, to display it at 16:9 would be wrong.

It worked in the previous firmware.
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02-26-2009, 10:59 AM (This post was last modified: 02-26-2009 11:06 AM by andibis.)
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RE: [A110] Firmware 01-17-090125-15-POP-403 (NMT 00-17-090115-15-POP-403) released
- Atheros USB WiFi added support for TP-Link v2 stick


This really cool.
The NMT is same with A100 NMT?
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02-26-2009, 11:06 AM
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RE: [A110] Firmware 01-17-090125-15-POP-403 (NMT 00-17-090115-15-POP-403) released
(02-26-2009 10:35 AM)eagle-eye Wrote:  As I posted on the other thread this firmware is a major disappointment on my setup.

Old 4:3 movies and TV series will now not fill the screen. Was this bug known before releasing the firmware? I have tried every possible picture setting but still end up with big black bars either side of the picture. My Philips LCD does a really good job of filling the screen with a 4:3 picture. Not with the new Popcorn firmware though.

Using the Crop and the manual zoom settings you can make a 4:3 picture fill the screen. Obviously you lose some vertical info.

The picture won't stretch though, this is correct.

Not quite sure why you would want to use that feature, since I find it distorts the aspect ratio quite horribly even on TVs that have a gradual stretch feature (my plasma does as well). But tastes differ I guess.

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02-26-2009, 11:08 AM
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Bookmark Feature
(02-26-2009 10:52 AM)JCJMC Wrote:  Congratulations, good job.
With respect to the "Bookmark / resume playback for single," When unplugging the popcorn is removed.
Is there any possibility to keep?
Otherwise, we could not include the delete function for future firmwares?

JC, Spain.

Quote:
  • 10 bookmarks available now
  • Press stop to bookmark the last video playback
  • Press enter / play with focus on bookmarked clip to resume
  • Press "0" to start from beginning of clip


I just randomly checked for firmware updates today and was lucky. Smile

So far good work! And also good work for the detailed changelog! I love that.

The bookmark feature is cool. I was missing that from day one (my satellite harddisk recorder has it). One idea for an improvement. When you hit enter/play on a movie with a bookmark it would be great if a pop up would ask: "1 Resume from bookmark, 2 Start from beginning, 3 delete bookmark". This feature would be handy especially when more than one person uses the same popcorn hour.

Another feature I am missing which I also love from my sat recorder is the possibility to enter not only e.g. 10%, 20% etc. but also 23%, 87% for jumping the timeline of a file. To make that feature perfect the current percentage should be displayed in the infobar e.g. underneath the playback time or within the progress bar.

Thanks for the release, keep up the good work. Love my PCH A110 more than ever.

Cheers
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02-26-2009, 11:13 AM
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RE: [A110] Firmware 01-17-090125-15-POP-403 (NMT 00-17-090115-15-POP-403) released
(02-26-2009 11:06 AM)cheaper_popcorn Wrote:  Using the Crop and the manual zoom settings you can make a 4:3 picture fill the screen. Obviously you lose some vertical info.

The picture won't stretch though, this is correct.

Not quite sure why you would want to use that feature, since I find it distorts the aspect ratio quite horribly even on TVs that have a gradual stretch feature (my plasma does as well). But tastes differ I guess.

I'm sorry to labour the point but it worked in the previous firmware. 4:3 purists presumably could have their black bars in the previous firmware and non purists like me who don't like black bars were happy too. So why change?

I can't believe I'm the only person who is happy to let my TV fill the screen with a 4:3 picture. I see no distortion on my TV when I watch.

If I had discovered that large black bars were the order of the day I would have sent the Popcorn back to the shop straight away.
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02-26-2009, 11:19 AM
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RE: [A110] Firmware 01-17-090125-15-POP-403 (NMT 00-17-090115-15-POP-403) released
New functions works great .. But HD still spin up in stand by mode ... I dont understand , where was beta testers ?????? We awaited 3 months for this firmware and this was not fixed !
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02-26-2009, 11:20 AM
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RE: [A110] Firmware 01-17-090125-15-POP-403 (NMT 00-17-090115-15-POP-403) released
Good job. What is the option "surround mode" stereo and 5.1 in setup page?

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