Dune HD Connect

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Version "170519_1353_r11" (stable version)

Download: dune_firmware_connect_170519_1353_r11.dff  (ZIP)

Changes since 170519_1351_r11:

This firmware includes fixes for regressions found in the new r11 firmware
versions (170519_1350_r11 and 170519_1351_r11) in comparison with the
previous b9 firmware, and fixes for some other issues.

- Improvement: when starting DVD playback, if shell_ext plugin is required
  for DVD playback but is not installed, the system automatically proposes
  to install shell_ext plugin (and to initialize system storage, if
  needed).

- Improvement: added correct support for adding plugin entry point to
  "Favorites" even if plugin has multiple entry points, and even if entry
  point is on the main screen. So it is now possible to easily add for
  example "My Collection" or "Movies" to Favorites (and enable auto start
  for them, if needed).

- Improvement: TTF font setting is now "Regular" by default instead of
  "Light", to make text more readable on Movie screen and similiar screens.
  This change takes effect after settings reset or when installing r11
  firmware over b9 firmware.

- Bugfix: HDD formatting did not work in some cases on the following
  models: Dune HD Max, Dune HD Duo, Dune HD Smart D1/H1/B1, Dune HD Prime
  3.0, Dune HD Base 3.0

- Bugfix: in some cases Recent main menu item was not included into the
  "Dune Plus" subscription.

- Bugfix: wrong PIDs were saved for plugins.

- Some other minor improvements/fixes.

Version "170519_1351_r11" (BETA version)

Download: dune_firmware_connect_170519_1351_r11.dff  (ZIP)

Changes since 170519_1350_r11:

This firmware includes fixes for various regressions found in the new r11
firmware (170519_1350_r11) in comparison with the previous b9 firmware, and
fixes for some other issues.

- Bugfix: ZOOM function did not work in some cases.

- Bugfix: My Collection, Movies, Music did not work on some player models
  (tv303d2 and base3d2).

- Bugfix: DVB-C did not work on models with DVB-C tuner.

- Bugfix: HDMI audio output did not work properly in some specific cases.

- Bugfix: Verimatrix IPTV DRM did not work in some cases on models with
  Verimatrix IPTV DRM support.

- Bugfix: DVB icons loading/updating did not work in some cases.

- Bugfix: High bitrate HD IPTV channels were stuttering in some cases (when
  lower_cpu_load media_url parameter was used).

- Bugfix: Zapping between IPTV channels could be slightly slower than
  expected in some cases (ss_for_http_ts media_url parameter did not work
  properly).

- Bugfix: Stopping playback of TV channel in Kartina.TV application could
  be slightly slower than expected in some cases.

- Bugfix: Screen did not darken properly when EPG OSD was shown.

- Bugfix: When playing DVB radio streams, "average bitrate" line was
  wrongly shown in INFO OSD.

- Some other minor internal fixes.

Version "170519_1350_r11" (BETA version)

Download: dune_firmware_connect_170519_1350_r11.dff  (ZIP)

Changes since 150721_0135_b9:

This is a huge firmware update for old/dicontinuted Dune HD media player
models based on old MIPS Sigma Designs chips.

   - This new firmware is based on the same new codebase branch (r11) which
     is used in the latest Dune HD media player models based on the new ARM
     Sigma Design chips.

   - This new firmware includes several thousands of various changes,
     fixes, improvements and new changes, which were previously implemented
     during the development of the firmware for the new models.

   - In particular, this new firmware includes the following new big
     features, previously available only on the new Dune HD models: My
     Collection, Movies catalog, Music catalog.

The new firmware introduces the concept of "Dune Plus" subscription.

   - To use some new functions of the new firmware (currently: My
     Collection, Movies catalog, Music catalog), a paid subscription to
     "Dune Plus" premium function is required.

   - Initially, a promo period takes place and "Dune Plus" premium function
     is available for all users for free. After the promo period ends, a
     paid subscription will be required (with some limited trial period
     still available for free). The current status of "Dune Plus"
     subscription can be seen in the new menu "Setup / Premium Functions".

   - In this firmware version, the subscription to "Dune Plus" premium
     functions is required to use the following features: My Collection,
     Movies catalog, Music catalog. The set of features covered by "Dune
     Plus" subscription may be extended/changed in future (it is a subject
     to change without notice).

   - In other words: "Dune Plus" subscription allows the owners of
     old/discontinued Dune HD media player models to upgrade their players
     to get access to features originally available only on the newer
     player models.

The new firmware is supported for all old/discontinued Dune HD media player
models which have 512MB+ RAM.

   - This includes the following models:
      - Dune HD Base 3D
      - Dune HD Base 3D v2
      - Dune HD TV-303D
      - Dune HD TV-303D v2
      - Dune HD TV-102
      - Dune HD TV-102 v2
      - Dune HD Connect
      - Dune HD Max
      - Dune HD Duo
      - Dune HD Smart D1
      - Dune HD Smart H1
      - Dune HD Smart B1
      - Dune HD Prime 3.0
      - Dune HD Base 3.0

   - The models with 256MB RAM (Lite 53D, TV-101, TV-301, TV-102p) are not
     supported by the new firmware.

The new firmware may require System Storage to get access to some new
features.

   - System Storage (e.g. 2GB+ USB flash drive attached to any USB port)
     may be required to install additional software components when using
     players which do not have enough internal flash memoty or which do not
     have enough free space in the internal flash memory.

   - When System Storage is needed, the player will automatically inform
     about it and will suggest installing the System Storage.

Version "150721_0135_b9"

Download: dune_firmware_connect_150721_0135_b9.dff  (ZIP)

Changes since 150404_0032_b9:

- Bugfix: Weather widget could show wrong temperature in some cases.

- Bugfix: After returning from playback to a folder with GUI customization
  (using dune_folder.txt), in specific cases, a wrong GUI state could be
  shown.

- Bugfix: In some rare cases, when when playing a MPEG-TS stream from
  multicast or DVB source, playback could crash.

- Bugfix: In specific cases, when switching between different MPEG-TS
  streams for a long time, playback could crash.

- Bugfix: For models with DVB-C tuner: DVB-C default modulation mode was
  set to incorrect value.

- Bugfix: For base3d2 and tv303d2 models: stability problems could take
  place in some cases.

- Bugfix: SDK: when creating too many scheduled recordings, the application
  could crash in some cases.

- Bugfix: SDK: in HTML applications, an attempt to modify the callback
  function from JS callback handler could lead to application hangup.

Version "150404_0032_b9" (BETA version)

Download: dune_firmware_connect_150404_0032_b9.dff  (ZIP)

Changes since 150227_0032_b9:

- The function of formatting a HDD into NTFS filesystem now does not have
  HDD capacity limitations and can be used with huge HDDs.

- When a HDD with an EFI system partition is attached, the EFI system
  partition is now not shown in the GUI.

- SDK: added new firmware customization possibility: custom firmware may now
  use a custom value of signer_id for signed plugins. See more information
  in SDK documentation.

- Bugfix: AC3 or DTS audio could be played wrongly in specific rare cases.

- Bugfix: Custom folders based on dune_folder.txt mechanism could be
  rendered in a wrong way in specific cases, when an old behavior of
  dune_folder.txt mechanism was expected.

- Bugfix: PHP plugins: FWD and REW RC buttons did not work as expected in
  some cases.

- Bugfix: GUI could crash in some specific rare cases when icon archive
  feature was used.

- Bugfix: when playing very high-bitrate lossless audio files (FLAC,
  Wavpack) from an SMB network share, stuttering could take place in some
  cases.

- Bugfix: playback of MPEG-TS stream containing a lot of errors could lead
  to playback crash in some rare specific cases.

- Added new "adaptive+" deinterlacing mode, which should work better than
  the old "adaptive" mode on specific video content.

- Bugfix: when playing a media_url with "dune_params" extra parameters,
  playback recovering from a network fault could be handled wrongly in some
  cases.

- Bugfix: when playing HLS (and some other MPEG-TS based) content, audio
  track switching could work wrongly in some cases.

- Bugfix: for models which do not support full power-off: a request to do
  power-off could be handled wrongly in some cases.

- Hungarian UI translation updated.

Version "150227_0032_b9"

Download: dune_firmware_connect_150227_0032_b9.dff  (ZIP)

Version "140827_0132_b9"

Download: dune_firmware_connect_140827_0132_b9.dff  (ZIP)

Version "140610_0131_b8"

Download: dune_firmware_connect_140610_0131_b8.dff  (ZIP)

Changes since 140425_0132_b8:

- Subtitles are now supported during plugin playback.

- Internal improvements in plugins upgrade mechanism.

- HLS playback bugfixes:
   - Playlists with blank lines in the beginning were processed
     incorrectly.
   - Sometimes HLS playback could crash because of too long URLs.

- Bugfix: switching deinterlacing mode during DVD playback did not work.

- Bugfix: in some cases scanning DVB-T with multiple bandwidths failed with
  GUI error.

- Rutube application is removed from the set of preinstalled applications.

Version "140425_0132_b8" (BETA version)

Download: dune_firmware_connect_140425_0132_b8.dff  (ZIP)

Changes since 140223_0133_b8:

- Internal improvements in plugins upgrade mechanism.

- Updated Videomore preinstalled application (Russian language only).

- HLS playback improvements.

- Bugfix: in some cases microSD card could be wrongly put into read-only
  mode.

- Bugfix: recording could crash in some rare cases.

Version "140425_0131_b6"

Download: dune_firmware_connect_140425_0131_b6.dff  (ZIP)

Changes since 140223_0132_b6:

- Internal improvements in plugins upgrade mechanism.

- Updated preinstalled application Videomore (Russian language only).

- Bugfix: in some cases microSD card could be wrongly put into read-only
  mode.

Version "140223_0133_b8" (BETA version)

Download: dune_firmware_connect_140223_0133_b8.dff  (ZIP)

Version "140223_0132_b6"

Download: dune_firmware_connect_140223_0132_b6.dff  (ZIP)