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New firmware available - with media server feature :)

Discussion in 'HDR-FOX T2 Freeview Recorder' started by MattC, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. MattC

    MattC Member

    Just a heads up; as of around 2pm a new firmware is available. Here are the release notes;
    • Digital Media Server (share your recorded content with other devices)
      • Menu > System > Internet Settings > Content Share
    • HDMI improvements
    • SD - HD audio balanced
    • 1080p icons included
    • Humax TV Portal
      • YouTube (will be added to the TV Portal on 6th July) Note: Only available with 1.02.20 software.
      • Resolved Internet Radio rebooting issue
    • Resolved Trialer Booking "Book Me" prompt icon location
    • Network Change message includes re-tune option
  2. Black Hole

    Black Hole May contain traces of nut

    Nice! Now we need a mod version and I might finally take the plunge.
  3. neilleeds

    neilleeds Member

    Will be interested to see how the media server works with HD content because the proposed encryption system seemed to make the feature useless without a HD-FOX. Also I hope this new version is fully compatible with the custom firmware.

    Edit: Actually I'm not even sure why I'm bothered about the top item because the gap was filled by mediatomb in the custom firmware a while ago.
  4. neilleeds

    neilleeds Member

    Hope also that the HDMI and audio problems are fixed once and for all because they are very frustrating.
  5. MattC

    MattC Member

    True true.. but at least regular users of the box (like my parents) will be able to set up the feature without installing a custom firmware :)
  6. neilleeds

    neilleeds Member

    It's a very useful feature as long as it's not crippled with DRM and is easy to use from say Windows Media Player.
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  7. any sign of sky on the portal?
  8. framedtoo

    framedtoo Member

    just tried windows media player, can see the files , but haven't been able to play any of them yet
  9. MattC

    MattC Member

    Maybe try XBMC.. that worked pretty well with the box from 3view.
  10. Ubik

    Ubik New Member

    Can anyone confirm if the Foxy utility still works with the new firmware?

    Also, it was implied on MyHumax.org that the iPlayer UI might be faster with this release. Does anyone know if this is true?

    ( http://myhumax.org/forum/topic/humax-tv-portal/page/3 #17)

    I'm not sure if I'd be in a hurry to upgrade if we lose the ability to archive the HD content.
  11. fenlander

    fenlander Active Member

    I've just been trying the Media Server with XBMC (having failed with WMP). I managed to connect to the server OK and content is detected. I can play SD files recorded on the Hummy, also imported .avi and .mpg files. HD files - both Hummy .ts files and imported .mkv files do NOT play. It makes no difference whether or not the Enc flag has been cleared with Foxy.

    In fact, HD .ts files do not appear at all in the media listings. .mkv files are listed, but do not play. A 720p .avi file I added was not listed, though other .avi files are visible.

    Foxy still works - at least, it clears the Enc flag, though I haven't actually transferred a file with USB to check that it is properly decoded.
  12. sgp

    sgp New Member

    Just tried the new firmware on the HD-FOX and the Portal (still labelled as Beta) speed on all of the menus is much, much improved. It's actually quite usable now...
  13. Drutt

    Drutt Active Member

    Thats good news - it was pretty much unusable before. Is the Media server available on the HD? Is suspect it is HDR only :(

  14. MattC

    MattC Member

    Interesting. I'd not even considered the fact that you might be able to play other media that you'd imported.. maybe Humax hadn't either ;) It's a massive shame that HD content won't play back, but I guess at least SD is okay for now.. I just hope it gets included at a later date. From what I remember, the box by 3view allows HD playback.. it also handles subtitles embedded in the stream. There are screenshots of it working in this article;

  15. sgp

    sgp New Member

    Not sure on media server, don't have a disk attached to my HD as I still use a trusty 750GB 9200T for main PVR functionality.

    I may be just taken aback now, but I stream via uPNP on a remote MediaTomb, and I think this is a *little* snappier on these menus and startup too..
  16. bixieupnorth

    bixieupnorth Member

    cant see download on that link, has it been removed??
  17. af123

    af123 Administrator Staff Member

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  18. bixieupnorth

    bixieupnorth Member

    thanks for that af
  19. MattC

    MattC Member

    I hate that damn pause at 79% ...... always makes me think the box has been bricked :confused:
  20. bixieupnorth

    bixieupnorth Member