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[C-200 BETA] Firmware 02-01-090821-19-POP-408 and Apps 02-01-090821-19-POP-408
08-28-2009, 03:10 PM
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[C-200 BETA] Firmware 02-01-090821-19-POP-408 and Apps 02-01-090821-19-POP-408
Hi all,

because some Users already received there Units and because that units has an really old firmware installed, we decided to release an Public BETA Firmware and Apps, please see it as BETA and not as final, but it is much better then the current one which is on your device, the final firmware which is 2 Versions higher then this is currently in QA Testing and should get released next week.
So here we go now.

please download this package and follow then the instructions!!!!

02-01-090821-19-POP-408-BETA
MD5: f3ff02b8b3ebb30a8c5ea46ba2a941e9

1.) extract thecontent of the zip file into the root of a USB Thumbdrive!
2.) connect the USB Drive to one of the USB's on the C-200
2.) open the usbupdate.html on the C-200 and install the firmware
3.) Player reboots
4.) If you need the NMT Apps then please go to Setup => Maintenance and start the NMT Setup Wizard
5.) when asking for Setup Source then choose USB
6.) after rebooting you should be on latest Firmware and Apss


RELEASENOTES FIRMWARE
Code:
Release date : 26 August 2009
Firmware version : 02-01-090821-19-POP-408-000

1. NMT apps 02-01-090821-19-POP-408
2. BD/AVCHD/DVD
   - Fixed Audio CD cannot playback through internal SATA drive
   - Audio CD UI and infobar updated, Time Seek fixes
   - Fixed incorrect path detection when disc autoplay mode is on.
   - Fixed DVD disc playback unable to resume from bookmark, after playback ISO/VIDEO_TS video clip.
   - During DVD playback (not at menu/setup page), ENTER key will act as PLAY/PAUSE
   - Fixed DVD pan function (panning in wrong direction).
   - Reset the zoom/pan value for LPB/DVD/Blu-ray before stop playback.
   - Fixed BD ROM playback showed incorrect cdrom title name on infobar during playback.
   - Workaround cannot return to browser after playing BD content with BDJ
   - move GUI to secondary OSD during BD-J playback
   - Added aditional condition for auto play detection for DVDROM saved/resume bookmark.
   - DVD region code setting implementation
   - Fixed DVD playback for Zoom/Pan menu with wrong dim down icon during panning.
   - Fixed BD show incorrect video container on infobar during playback (for BD ISO file)
   - Fixed DTS-HD, DD+ downmix (core only) and bitstream output for BD
   - Consistent zoom/pan menu for BD playback, same as DVD playback.
   - Set CDDA FF and FR speed in the range of 2x and 16x.  
   - Fixed BD playback cannot switch audio/subtitle when till the last audio
     streams/subtitles (for certain file like Dracula).
   - Added new languages for audio/subtitle ditection when switching audio/subtitle on the fly.
   - Fixed Audio CD playback through USB DVD-ROM broken in previous release
   - Fixed BDROM playback issue: when loading the BD disc, the video will shown
     album art page when starting playback
   - HD audio (downmix and passthrough) supported now, except TrueHD passthrough
   - Fixed "Pink Panther" BD could not show subtitle
   - Corrected video aspect ratio in info
   - Modified style of DVD/BD switching subtitle/audio OSD message
   - Fixed certain BD disc detected as AVCHD video (for certain file like Crank and Independence Day) (Bug #5000009)
   - Allow mounting of USB storage to be used for BD-J playback
     - Currently need to manually create:
       i. Need a USB thumbdrive (>= 2GB) formatted in EXT3
       ii. Created both directories "bdj/ada/" and "bdj/buda" (case sensitive).
     - plug in the USB devices and will be automatically mounted
       as PERSISTFS.
3. Video and Audio playback
   - Fixed aspect ratio (Actual Size) persistent to next play item
   - Changed the sequence of zoom menu (Zooming->Panning->Scaling)
   - mp3 detection/estimation of total time, extra handling to parse Xing header (not 100% accurate)
   - Fixed subtitle off/on not working with TS.
   - m4a audio-only files seek->pause issue fixed
   - Added 2 sec timeout to minimise appearance of buffering screen.
   - bug fix for buffering screen did not turn off after playback start
   - Modified the zoom/pan menu in order Scaling, Zooming and Panning.
   - Fixed DTS-HD, DD+ downmix (core only) and bitstream (core only) output
   - Estimate total time for TS clips
   - Enable time seek/percentage seek/+-30sec skip for TS playback
   - Interval before rendering "buffering screen" changed to 4sec
   - Fixed LPB playback, FF will fall back to 2x when 8x and 16x not supported,
     instead of showing "!"
   - DTS HD (downmix and passthrough; core only) supported now
   - Workaround to show track number on audio track change for LPB,
        (not 100% fool proof, may have issue if continuous change)
   - Fixed first video playback after bootup always in actual size.
   - Subtitle font size range increased.
   - Fixed subtitle color and size selection missing after BD playback.
   - Fixed OSD SD/HD resolution incorrect after playback
   - Changed "Dolby D" text to "Dolby Digital"; icon remains as "Dolby D"
   - Fixed audio subtrack switching with files that has audio track starting from track 2 (Bug #5000002)
   - Corrected video aspect ratio in Info Bar
   - Enabled Rewind speed of 4x/8x/16x where applicable
   - Fixed certain MKV file cannot FFW to 8X and 16X.
   - Fixed issue with some weird ASF file containing ID3 tags cannot playback (Bug #5000023)
   - Fixed AAC wrongly detected as unknown (Bug #5000020)
4. Photo app
   - Sync photo zoom menu sequence with video zoom menu
   - rotate icon has been replaced with text.  
   - Use abbreviation for front panel showing of photo date month
   - Fixed a bug where after stopping photo playlist with some settings changes,
     will cause player to black-out for a few seconds before coming back to browser (SVN R961)
   - Fixed Flickr playlist hung after a few hours playback (SVN R961)
   - Fixed memory leak and crashes during long hours photo slideshow
   - Fixed wrong color for BMP with 32bit depth
   - Fixed an issue where if system starts up in SD mode then change to HD, the
     slideshow photos may be cropped
   - Consistent with A100, changing repeat mode, transition, interval on the fly will
     not be saved persistently (Bug #5000027)
5. OSD
   - OSD, audio time seek (new component) supported.
   - Fixed wrong arrow indication for pan menu when min/max reached
   - hide bottom info bar if it is time seek
   - Step menu, menu pane will be resized according to the number of info available.
   - Step/Pop-up menu, header thickness(image) has been reduced.
   - Enable OSD text for DVD/BD playback when REPEAT key triggered.
   - Fixed LPB/DVD/BRD playback PAUSE icon on infobar will blink when keep pressing STEP function.
   - Updated (AC3) audio container and codec name and image to (Dolby D) instead.
   - USB HotPlug information board, fix ASCII text wrapping
   - Fixed info bar text/icon duplicated/flickering when in SD Mode.
   - Fixed triggering TV Menu caused system crash in previous release
   - Modified display style of audio track info
   - Improved OSD text message visibility by using text shadowing method.
6. Front panel display
   - when audio playback in playback and screensaver kicks in, FIP will show the audio info instead of clock.
   - Fixed weird message upon starting photo slideshow
   - Fixed display in audio mode, with empty album data will display bracket
     without text.
   - Fixed FIP displaying control character glyphs that in single byte
     range 0x00~0x1f, and 0x7f
   - Fixed wrong data displayed on front panel when return from screensaver
   - Fixed front panel backlit dimming level
7. System
   - Fixed firmware update progress not shown correctly
   - Fix unordered NAND flash writing issue, which cause issue when programming zboot during firmware update
   - Enable HDCP by default
   - Sigma HDMI patches for HDMI blackout (not 100% fixed)
   - Sigma HDMI patches for occasional HDMI -> DVI bug (fix not verified)
   - Fixed hang during reboot/shutdown, due to syb_framework is in zombie state
   - Fixed unable to soft reboot by pressing power+eject button
   - Workaround for analog video output off/on distortion issue (not 100% fixed)
   - Bug fix for timezone and daylight savings
   - Save TV mode setting after on-the-fly TV mode change
   - Further workaround for analog video output off/on distortion issue
   - Removed unused surround mode setting in setup
   - Fixed shutdown using RC, the orange LED does not blink
   - Fixed infobar showing wrong TV mode when swithing to 1080p24 (Bug #5000014)
   - Updated GMT+8 daylight timezone
   - Further fix for intermittent black screen issue during firmware update
   - Added softlink to resolve the update page redirection issue
   - HDMI workaround to prevent erroneous switch to DVI
   - Fixes for long delay when two USB devices inserted
   - Fixed when returning from online firmware update page, it shows "Request cannot be processed".
   - Added font "outline" style
8. Browser
   - cursor in pop-up input box not drawn after timeout.
   - Fixed text input in pop-up box delay is longer than usual
   - Fixed pop-up text font changes size when caplock is pressed
   - Fixed Webservices page "twirling" icon keep spinning when there is pop-up message (Bug #5000007)
9. UPnP AV
   - Added changes for UPnP-AV Media Renderer mute/pause/vol up/vol down
   - Fix for media renderer content length not being detected correctly
10. Network
    - Samba client/server, improvement on read/write speed. (NMT App update is required)
    - Ralink RT2880 MII wifi driver hack, to have the iNIC run propery after a hard reset
    - Fixed wireless AP scanning sometimes gives empty list
11. New
    - C200 disclaimer page added
    - Added previous and next button for audio control bar
    - Save front panel backlit level before shutdown/reboot C200 device
      (Known issue: changing level not in sync; will fix)
    - Infobar turned on by default when start music playback
    - new OSD UI for DVD title/chapter repeat mode, audio and subtitle language.
    - Replaced background bg.jpg with better quality image
    - Display USB drive using volume if applicable
    - New TV mode setting UI added


RELEASENOTES NMT Apps
Code:
NMT Apps Version : 02-01-090821-19-POP-408
Release Notes :
1. Minimum firmware version to use this NMT App is 02-01-090821-19-POP-408
2. Network
   - Samba improvement on read/write speed
2. UPnP AV Server
   - Fixed some media files not visible from 8642/8634 player
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08-28-2009, 03:14 PM
Post: #2
RE: [C-200 BETA] Firmware 02-01-090821-19-POP-408 and Apps 02-01-090821-19-POP-408
wow... that is quite the set of release notes

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08-28-2009, 03:38 PM
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RE: [C-200 BETA] Firmware 02-01-090821-19-POP-408 and Apps 02-01-090821-19-POP-408
Beta C-200 firmwares... exciting times!
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08-28-2009, 03:45 PM
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RE: [C-200 BETA] Firmware 02-01-090821-19-POP-408 and Apps 02-01-090821-19-POP-408
yeah.. and i noticed one that is interesting.... it says:

DVD region code setting implementation

Let's wait and see Smile

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08-28-2009, 03:54 PM
Post: #5
RE: [C-200 BETA] Firmware 02-01-090821-19-POP-408 and Apps 02-01-090821-19-POP-408
Wow Finaly, Awesome! Big Grin
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08-28-2009, 03:57 PM
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RE: [C-200 BETA] Firmware 02-01-090821-19-POP-408 and Apps 02-01-090821-19-POP-408
Oh, there was a lot of interesting info there Big Grin

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08-28-2009, 04:13 PM
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RE: [C-200 BETA] Firmware 02-01-090821-19-POP-408 and Apps 02-01-090821-19-POP-408
Can't wait to give it a try, I'm just missing one small thing Angle

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08-28-2009, 04:24 PM
Post: #8
RE: [C-200 BETA] Firmware 02-01-090821-19-POP-408 and Apps 02-01-090821-19-POP-408
Now we can see what the wait was all about.
Looks like a good number of days was spent on all this.Big Grin
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08-28-2009, 04:25 PM
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RE: [C-200 BETA] Firmware 02-01-090821-19-POP-408 and Apps 02-01-090821-19-POP-408
(08-28-2009 03:10 PM)werner Wrote:  - Fixed DTS-HD, DD+ downmix (core only) and bitstream (core only) output
Does this mean DTS-HD and DD+ will only be available as core only, even via HDMI?

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08-28-2009, 04:27 PM
Post: #10
RE: [C-200 BETA] Firmware 02-01-090821-19-POP-408 and Apps 02-01-090821-19-POP-408
read it again Wink - Fixed DTS-HD, DD+ downmix (core only) and bitstream (core only) output

as it says when you need the core they are workinyg now over hdmi, this is if you have an older Receiver which doesnt support HD Audio
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08-28-2009, 04:28 PM
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RE: [C-200 BETA] Firmware 02-01-090821-19-POP-408 and Apps 02-01-090821-19-POP-408
(08-28-2009 04:24 PM)schrooms Wrote:  Now we can see what the wait was all about.
Looks like a good number of days was spent on all this.Big Grin

months Smile you don't know with what we had to start Big Grin Big Grin
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08-28-2009, 04:35 PM
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RE: [C-200 BETA] Firmware 02-01-090821-19-POP-408 and Apps 02-01-090821-19-POP-408
(08-28-2009 04:27 PM)werner Wrote:  read it again Wink - Fixed DTS-HD, DD+ downmix (core only) and bitstream (core only) output

as it says when you need the core they are workinyg now over hdmi, this is if you have an older Receiver which doesnt support HD Audio

So just to check...

If I have a file that only has an HD audio track, if I don't have a receiver that can decode the C-200 can extract the core of the HD track and use it?

Big Grin

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08-28-2009, 04:35 PM (This post was last modified: 08-28-2009 04:36 PM by werner.)
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RE: [C-200 BETA] Firmware 02-01-090821-19-POP-408 and Apps 02-01-090821-19-POP-408
yep thats it Big Grin, over hdmi
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08-28-2009, 04:42 PM (This post was last modified: 08-28-2009 04:43 PM by Gibbo.)
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RE: [C-200 BETA] Firmware 02-01-090821-19-POP-408 and Apps 02-01-090821-19-POP-408
Heart

My compliments to the designers.


Will this be coming to the A series as well? It'd make my life so much easier!

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08-28-2009, 05:07 PM
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RE: [C-200 BETA] Firmware 02-01-090821-19-POP-408 and Apps 02-01-090821-19-POP-408
(08-28-2009 04:27 PM)werner Wrote:  read it again Wink - Fixed DTS-HD, DD+ downmix (core only) and bitstream (core only) output

as it says when you need the core they are workinyg now over hdmi, this is if you have an older Receiver which doesnt support HD Audio
Wonderful, so we can expect all HD audio to work in bitstream, as it was in A/B-110 after all. Good to know! Big Grin
Another question that's a bit off topic, but I think it could be interesting: can you give us a rough estimate of loading time for BD disc with AACS (i.e. commercial discs) and BD ISO images off a network (which "theoretically" shouldn't work Big Grin)?

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