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Dune BD Prime 3.0


Version "140827_0132_b9" (BETA version)
Download: dune_firmware_bdprime3_140827_0132_b9.dff (ZIP)

Version "140825_2251_b8"
Download: N/A (has not been released, or is not recommended, for this player model, the listed changes are included into next firmware versions)

Version "140815_2111_b8"
Download: N/A (has not been released, or is not recommended, for this player model, the listed changes are included into next firmware versions)

Version "140722_1114_b8"
Download: N/A (has not been released, or is not recommended, for this player model, the listed changes are included into next firmware versions)

Version "140610_0131_b8" (the latest stable version)
Download: dune_firmware_bdprime3_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_bdprime3_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: recording could crash in some rare cases.

Version "140223_0133_b8" (BETA version)
Download: dune_firmware_bdprime3_140223_0133_b8.dff (ZIP)

Version "140223_0132_b6"
Download: dune_firmware_bdprime3_140223_0132_b6.dff (ZIP)

Version "131224_0132_b8" (BETA version)
Download: dune_firmware_bdprime3_131224_0132_b8.dff (ZIP)

Version "131213_0131_b6"
Download: dune_firmware_bdprime3_131213_0131_b6.dff (ZIP)

Version "130515_2104_b6"
Download: dune_firmware_bdprime3_130515_2104_b6.dff (ZIP)

Version "121018_0846"
Download: dune_firmware_bdprime3_121018_0846.dff (ZIP)
Changes since 120815_2150:
- NOTE: This is a minor update to 120815_2151. 

- Dune HD TV models: Bugfix: Vidimax application could report "error 7" in
  some cases during playback.

- Bugfix: fixed problem with the playback of certain MMS URLs (the problem
  appeared in the firmware version 120608_1420_beta).

- Bugfix: playback of MPEG-TS streams w/o audio and with temporary audio
  dropouts could cause problems. (This includes playback of multicast, HLS,
  DVB MPEG-TS streams.)

- Bugfix: playback of media content via HTTP protocol could cause hangup in
  some cases (e.g. when the server did not respond).

- HLS playback improvements:
   - By default, the initial quality is now chosen based on the previous
     statistics (remembered till reboot).
   - Various performance and stability improvements.
   - Bugfix: too long HLS URLs were refused to play.

- media_url: 'hls_initial_bandwidth' parameter extended with new possible
  values: 'auto' and 'auto_high'.
   - More details: http://dune-hd.com/support/misc/media_url.txt

- Improvements in API for PHP plugins:
   - Default PHP plugin operation timeout increased to 60 seconds.
   - Bugfix: PHP plugin operation was handled in wrong way in some cases.
   - Bugfix: EPG OSD column had wrong title in some cases.

- Dune HD TV models: Improvements in API for HTML+JS applications:
   - Bugfix: when playing HLS stream, read error events could be wrongly
     generated even in the absence of any errors.

Version "120815_2150"
Download: dune_firmware_bdprime3_120815_2150.dff (ZIP)
Changes since 120608_1420_beta:
- Improvements for DVB-T: some fixes for Hungarian DVB-T; updated DVB-T
  tables for some other countries.

- Updated UI translations for some languages (chinese, estonian, hebrew,
  hungarian, italian, swedish).

- Added showing of software license information on the first player boot.

- media_url: added 'deint_mode' parameter for playback URLs (possible
  values: 'off', 'adaptive', 'bob').
   - More details: http://dune-hd.com/support/misc/media_url.txt

- Added immediate visual feedback when the player handles standby or
  power-off request: the LED on the front panel blinks once.

- Some minor fixes in the PHP plugin mechanism (note: no changes in API).

- Bugfix: framerate detection could work wrongly for MP4 content in some
  cases.

- Bugfix: 'rutube' application could not work in some cases.

- Bugfix: when using old RC without "REC" button, it was impossible to
  start recording of IPTV stream (the problem appeared in previous firmware
  versions).

- Bugfix: dynamic range control feature worked wrongly when playing files
  with TrueHD audio tracks.

- Bugfix: HLS streams could start very slowly in some specific cases
  (MPEG-TS with specific PMT).

- Bugfix: playback of RTSP streams could cause problems with subsequent
  playback of MPEG-TS content.

- Bugfix: pause function could cause crash in some cases.

- Bugfix: playback of MKA files could cause crash in some cases.

- Bugfix: some keys on Dune HD Qwerty keyboard did not work in some cases.

- Bugfix: when entering IP address, the use of leading '0' caused the
  entered number to be treated as octal number rather than decimal.

Version "120608_1420_beta" (BETA version)
Download: dune_firmware_bdprime3_120608_1420_beta.dff (ZIP)
Changes since 120531_2200_beta:
NOTE: This firmware version does not include the new application
archtiecture introduced in 120531_2201_beta. The equivalent firmware
version with the new application architecture is 120608_1421_beta.

- media_url: added 'osd_size' parameter for www:// URLs.
   - More details: http://dune-hd.com/support/misc/media_url.txt

- Bugfix: playback of some MP4 content could cause crash.

- Bugfix: when playing MP4 files, exiting trickplay modes (e.g. fast
  forward) could work wrongly.

- Bugfix: GUI skin switching using "B" RC button could work wrongly in some
  cases.

- Some minor fixes in the PHP plugin mechanism (note: no changes in API).

- Other minor fixes.

Version "120531_2200_beta" (BETA version)
Download: dune_firmware_bdprime3_120531_2200_beta.dff (ZIP)
Changes since 120329_2012:
NOTE: This firmware version has a lot of changes, is not well tested, and
some things may be broken. If something does not work for you, please
rollback to 120329_2012 version.

* Added a set of preinstalled applications.

   - Facebook.
   - Twitter.
   - AccuWeather.
   - YouTube.
   - RuTube (Russian language only).
   - Videomore (Russian language only).
   - TV Rain (Russian language only).
   - Horoscope (Russian language only).
   - RIA news (Russian language only).
   - Poverhnost TV (Russian language only).
   - Megogo (for Russia, Ukraine and other ex-USSR countries only).
   - Videoprobki.ua (for Ukraine only).
   - video.bigmir.net (for Ukraine only).
   - Games: chess, four, sudoku, memory, tetris (Russian language only),
     snake (Russian language only).

* Web browser improvements.

   - A new version of web browser engine is used.
   - Browser performance slightly improved.
   - Dune HD TV-101 and TV-301: Spatial navigation support is added:
     navigate through the elements of the web page using LEFT/RIGHT/UP/DOWN
     RC buttons.
   - Some other improvements and fixes.

* DVB-T improvements.

   - TV OSD is now used during DVB-T playback.
   - Added EPG showing.
   - Added support for DVB-T channels icons.
   - DVB-T buffering and channel switching improvements.

* UI improvements.

   - Text fields in the main menu do not require any more to press ENTER to
     edit the text: text fields are now always "active" and the text can be
     edited immediately.
   - RC button "D" in text fields in the main menu can be used to show the
     on-screen virtual keyboard. Currently, only English and Russian
     languages are supported.
   - Animation added in some places where it was missed previously.
   - TV OSD improvements:
      - ENTER on TV channel which is already played just closes the OSD and
        does not restart the playback.
      - Navigating to a different TV channel resets the EPG panel to today.

* Playback improvements.

   - Added support for HLS protocol for streaming media content. Adaptive
     bitrate is supported. VOD and Live TV/radio modes are supported. AES
     encryption is supported.
      - media_url syntax: http://{host}[:{port}][/{path}].m3u8[?{args}]
      - More details: http://dune-hd.com/support/misc/media_url.txt

   - Added support for RTSP protocol for streaming media content. Only MPEG-TS
     streams are supported. RTSP+RTP and RTSP-over-TCP modes are supported.
     VOD and Live TV/radio modes are supported.
      - media_url syntax: rtsp://{host}[:{port}][/{path}]
      - More details: http://dune-hd.com/support/misc/media_url.txt

   - Improved multicast IPTV playback support.
      - Faster playback startup and faster switch between multicast IPTV
        channels.
      - Fixed problems which took place sometimes when the user attempted
        to switch between IPTV channels too quickly.
      - Improved errors detection and handling.
      - Added possibility to pause/resume the playback (with picture
        freezing).
      - Added support for DVB subtitles.
      - Added support for teletext passthrough (works with some TV models).

   - Improved support for playback of MP4 files via HTTP protocol.
      - Autoframerate enabled also for MP4 files played via HTTP protocol
        using "http://mp4://" media_url syntax.
      - Optimized playback of MP4 files via HTTP protocols w/o the use of
        "http://mp4://" media_url syntax.

   - Improved support for playback of HTTP/TS streams.

   - Performance of playback from SMB shares improved on SMP8670 platform
     (Dune HD TV-101 and TV-301 models). Now the SMB performance with Dune
     HD TV-101 should be approximately the same as with Dune HD Smart and
     Max/Duo models.

* Various new features for application development.

   - dune_folder.txt extensions and improvements:
      - New parameters:
         - paint_details_box_background = yes|no
         - help_line_text_color = N
         - item_detailed_info_title_color = N
         - item_detailed_info_text_color = N
         - item_caption_color = N
         - item_sandwich_icon_scale_factor = N.N
      - More details: http://dune-hd.com/support/misc/dune_folder_howto.txt

   - Added a possibility to specify various playback options in media_url
     using "|||dune_params|||" syntax.
      - Supported options:
         - rtsp_tcp:0|1
         - rtsp_seek_via_reopen:0|1
         - protocol:hls
         - hls_initial_bandwidth:low|high
         - hls_key_url_add_query:{string}
         - enable_seek:0|1
         - buffering_ms:1..60000
      - More details: http://dune-hd.com/support/misc/media_url.txt

   - Added a possibility to launch web browser using a special media_url
     syntax.
      - media_url syntax: www://{HTTP-or-file-URL}[:::{parameters}]
      - Supported parameters:
         - fullscreen=0|1
         - webapp_keys=0|1
         - zoom_level={N}
         - overscan={N}
         - user_agent={string}
         - background_color={color}
      - More details: http://dune-hd.com/support/misc/media_url.txt

   - Dune IP Control API extensions and improvements:
      - New IP Control commands:
         - start_playlist_playback
         - launch_media_url
         - get_text
         - set_text
      - More details: http://dune-hd.com/support/ip_control

   - Dune FlashLite API extensions and improvements:
      - Added support for HTTPS.
      - Improved support for USB keyboards.
      - New API operations:
         - requestPlaylistPlaybackOnExit
         - requestPlaylistPlaybackOnExitWithReturn
         - requestDVDPlayerOnExit
         - requestDVDPlayerOnExitWithReturn
         - requestBlurayPlayerOnExit
         - requestBlurayPlayerOnExitWithReturn
      - More details: http://dune-hd.com/support/flash

   - Dune PHP Plugins API extensions and improvements:
      - New GUI actions:
         - file_play
         - dvd_play
         - bluray_play
         - playlist_play
         - launch_media_url
         - change_behavior
         - show_black_screen
         - show_main_screen
      - New GUI events:
         - timer
         - playback_stop
      - New properties in existing data structures:
         - GuiAction::params
         - PluginInvalidateFoldersActionData::details
         - PluginInvalidateFoldersActionData::rate_details
         - PluginMovieFolderView::left_button_caption
         - PluginMovieFolderView::left_button_action
         - PluginMovieFolderView::params
         - PluginRegularFolderView::timer
         - PluginTvInfo::epg_mode
         - PluginVodInfo::initial_position_ms
         - PluginVodInfo::advert_mode
         - PluginVodInfo::actions
         - PluginVodInfo::timer
         - ShowDialogActionData::actions
         - ShowDialogActionData::timer
         - ShowDialogActionData::max_height
         - ShowDialogActionData::initial_sel_ndx
         - ViewItemParams::item_caption_color
         - ViewItemParams::item_sandwich_icon_scale_factor
         - ViewParams::paint_details_box_background
         - ViewParams::help_line_text_color
         - ViewParams::item_detailed_info_title_color
         - ViewParams::item_detailed_info_text_color
      - New data structures and their properties:
         - BlurayPlayActionData::url
         - ChangeBehaviourActionData::actions
         - ChangeBehaviourActionData::timer
         - ChangeBehaviourActionData::post_action
         - DvdPlayActionData::url
         - FilePlayActionData::url
         - GuiTimerDef::delay_ms
         - LaunchMediaUrlActionData::url
         - LaunchMediaUrlActionData::post_action
         - PlaylistPlayActionData::url
         - PlaylistPlayActionData::start_index
         - PluginFolderViewParams::paint_path_box
         - PluginFolderViewParams::paint_content_box_background
         - PluginFolderViewParams::background_url
         - PluginVodPlayActionData::vod_info
         - ShowBlackScreenActionData::post_action
         - ShowMainScreenActionData::post_action
      - New features related to plugin file structure:
         - {plugin_install_dir}/bin/
            - The player automatically sets executable permissions on all
              files in this directory during plugin installation.
         - {plugin_install_dir}/www/{path}
            - The player automatically makes these files accessible via
              HTTP (locally inside the player, and from the local network):
               - http://localhost-or-dune-ip-address/plugins/{plugin_name}/{path}
         - {plugin_install_dir}/www/cgi-bin/{path}
            - The player automatically makes these CGI applications
              accessible via HTTP (locally inside the player, and from the
              local network):
               - http://localhost-or-dune-ip-address/cgi-bin/plugins/{plugin_name}/{path}
      - Other new features:
         - Ability to package FlashLite application into plugin and launch
           it when the user enters plugin entry point, or when PHP plugin
           code decides to call it. Supported via the new "launch_media_url"
           action.
         - Ability to package HTML page/application into plugin and launch
           it in web browser when the user enters plugin entry point, or
           when PHP plugin decides to call it. Supported via the new
           "launch_media_url" action.
         - If the plugin is pure FlashLite or HTML application and does not
           need to execute any PHP code, "plain" plugin type can be
           specified in plugin manifest instead of "php"; in this case,
           there is no need to include PHP program into the plugin and
           specify "program" parameter in plugin manifest.
      - More details: http://dune-hd.com/support/plugins

* Other minor changes.

   - The set of preinstalled UI skins slightly reduced to free some flash
     memory for new firmware functions and applications.
   - DHCP client sends the information about player model and firmware
     version to DHCP server using DHCP vendor specific options.
   - Various other minor fixes and improvements.

Version "120329_2012"
Download: dune_firmware_bdprime3_120329_2012.dff (ZIP)
Changes since 120202_1544_beta:
NOTE: This is a minor update to 120202_1544_beta. 

* Initial video mode setup wizard improvements: EDID information from TV
  is now taken into account to automatically suggest the optimal HDMI mode.
  Default mode is NTSC instead of PAL.

* Minor improvements related to the support for big and small Dune remote
  controls in different Dune HD models.

* Bugfix: false IR signals were detected in some cases.

* Bugfix: playback of files from some huge (>2TB) HDD models did not
  work.

* Bugfix: formatting HDD partition did not assign proper filesystem type
  in some cases.

* Minor other improvements and fixes.

Version "120202_1544_beta" (BETA version)
Download: dune_firmware_bdprime3_120202_1544_beta.dff (ZIP)
Changes since 120127_2115:
NOTE: Includes also all changes from 120127_2115 (see below).

* Added "Soft Reset" function:
   - Now the "Reset Settings" function proposes two choices: full reset to
     factory defaults (the same as took place in previous firmware
     versions), and so called "soft reset".
   - The soft reset clears the settings only partially and is more
     convenient in cases when the user does not need full factory reset.
   - The following things are cleared by the soft reset:
      - All settings from Setup menu.
      - All plugins settings.
      - All cached data and data stored by the player for its own needs.
      - All bookmarks (remembered playback positions).
   - The following things (which may be hard to reconfigure from the
     scratch) are kept by the soft reset:
      - All configured network folders.
      - All favorites configured in the main menu.
      - All installed plugins.

* Improvements for the users of big remote controls:

   - Added the setting allowing to choose the behavior POP UP MENU RC
     button: toggle playlist/TV menu (as took place in previous firmware
     versions), or toggle the new functions menu (introduced in the latest
     firmware version) (this is the default behavior). The old behavior
     (toggle playlist/TV menu) can be convenient for the users used to it.
     Enabling the old behavior makes the functions menu unavailable (and
     thus it may be reasonable only for users of big remote controls, which
     have dedicated buttons allowing to trigger various playback functions
     w/o the need to use the functions menu). The setting: 'Playback /
     Preferences / POP UP MENU button'.

   - On the models which are shipped by default with big remote control,
     LEFT/RIGHT RC buttons during playback now trigger the time seek
     function (as took place in previous firmware versions), rather then
     the volume function (as was introduced in the latest firmware verion).

* Tvigle.ru application improvements:
   - Added setting allowing to manually control if the application is shown
     or not on the main screen: 'Setup / Applications / Tvigle / Shown on
     the main screen'.

* Kartina.TV application removed from the set of preinstalled applications
  by demand of the Kartina.TV company.

* Minor other improvements and fixes.

NOTE: Includes also all changes from 120127_2115 (see below).

Version "120127_2115"
Download: N/A (has not been released, or is not recommended, for this player model, the listed changes are included into next firmware versions)
Changes since 111122_0159_beta:
* Improved handling of deinterlacing settings:

   - Deinterlacing mode choice is now remembered (for file/IPTV playback).
     The remembering can be disabled via a new setting: 'Save deinterlacing
     mode settings'.

   - A warning is shown in some cases when BOB deinterlacing mode can give
     better results but is not selected.

   - BOB deinterlacing mode is forced automatically for DVD playback when
     it is needed (in interlaced video modes).

* Improved ZOOM settings (for file/DVD/IPTV playback):

   - Two new full screen ZOOM modes added:
      - Full screen with preserved proportions (if video aspect ratio is
        not the same as TV aspect ratio, some parts of the picture is
        cropped).
      - Full screen without preserved proportions (if video aspect ratio is
        not the same as TV aspect ration, the picture is stretched to fill
        the screen).

   - The rest of ZOOM modes are rearranged, better names given to some
     modes.

* Plugins improvements:

   - Plugins installed into flash memory storage are kept on firmware
     upgrade by default now. All other content of flash memory storage is
     also preserved. The old behavior (disabling flash memory storage and
     reinstalling optional firmware components) can be forced via a new
     setting.

   - Bugfix: after plugin is deinstalled, some plugin data could be kept.

   - Bugfix: Scrolling movie description of movie page using PREV/NEXT RC
     buttons did not work for plugins.

* Improved initial video mode configuration for all models:
   - The following features are now available on all models (previously
     they were implemented for Dune HD TV-101 model only):
      - Showing picture on both HDMI and Composite video outputs on first
        boot.
      - Initial video mode setup wizard.

* Other improvements and fixes:

   - Added support for "rtp://@" syntax for media URLs pointing to multicast
     streams. (The new syntax is handled the same way as "udp://@" syntax,
     including autodetection of RTP and raw-UDP.) The new syntax can be used
     in playlist files, applications, etc.

   - Bufgix: navigation through dune_folder.txt-based applications was very
     slow in some cases (caused by slow loading of AAI image files). (The
     problem was introduced in the previous firmware version.)

   - Bugfix: Playback of MMS streams were broken. (The problem was
     introduced in the previous firmware version.)

   - Bugfix: WiFi scan worked wrongly in some cases.

   - Bugfix: FlashLite API support for persistent data storage did not work
     properly on Dune HD TV-101 and Dune HD Lite 53D.

   - Minor other improvements and fixes.

Version "111122_0159_beta" (BETA version)
Download: dune_firmware_bdprime3_111122_0159_beta.dff (ZIP)
Changes since 110923_1710:
NOTE: Includes also all changes from 110923_1710 (see below).

* Playback improvements:

   - Bugfix: POWER RC button did not work correctly during Blu-ray Lite
     playback.

   - Bugfix: time-seeks in AVI files muxed with OpenDML structure were very
     slow when playing from network.

* Various fixes and improvements.

   - A new boot splash picture.

   - Minor improvements and fixes for Kartina.TV and Tvigle applications.

   - Minor improvements and fixes for GUI skins handling.

   - Minor fixes for some recently introduced features and changes in
     dune_folder.txt mechanism and related functionality.

   - DHCP support improvement: "client id" sent by the player to DHCP server
     is reverted back from a non-standard value (introduced in the previous
     firmware version) to the standard value (0x01 followed by MAC-address).

   - Bugfix: WiFi scan produced no results in some cases. Also, added a button
     allowing to easily restart WiFi scan.

   - Some menu languages updated/improved.

   - Some other minor fixes.

* Added emergency settings reset function. In order to use it: put
  "dune_boot_reset_settings.flag" file into the root of the only USB flash
  drive connected to the player, then the player will reset settings during
  boot.

* IP Control API extensions.
   - Protocol version changed to 2.
   - Improved reporting of current state during playback of IPTV streams.
   - Added information about available audiotracks during playback.
   - Added the possibility to configure the following playback parameters
     (via "set_playback_state"):
      - video_enabled
      - video_zoom
      - video_fullscreen
      - video_x
      - video_y
      - video_width
      - video_height
      - volume
      - mute

* Additional features and API changes in the mechanism for the integration
  of IPTV/VOD services.

Version "110923_1710"
Download: N/A (has not been released, or is not recommended, for this player model, the listed changes are included into next firmware versions)
Changes since 110606_1315:
* Added Blu-ray Lite playback function:

   - Supports both ISO images and BMDV folders.
   - Supports BD images with complex file structure.
   - Ensures the minimal gap when transitioning between M2TS files.
   - Allows to choose the version of the movie, bonus materials, etc --
     both when starting the playback, and during the playback.
   - Allows to switch audiotracks and subtitles.
   - Allows to navigate across chapters.
   - Supports various functions available in the file playback mode (such
     as zoom, subtitles shift, convenient time seek, etc).

* Playback improvements:

   - Added "Auto" setting for preferred language for audio, subtitles and
     disc menu. This automatically chooses the language based on the chosen
     interface language. "Auto" is used by default now.

   - "Save zoom settings" option is now enabled by default (affects the player
     after settings reset to factory defaults).

   - "BOB" deinterlacing mode is now used by default in file/TV playback mode.
     (The reason for the change is that "adaptive" deinterlacing mode
     currently produces worse results than "BOB" for some kinds of
     files/streams).

   - When playback starts, the information about the used and available
     subtitles and audiotracks is not shown any more.

   - REW button during playback of MPEG-TS/PS files now triggers time-seek
     function instead of ignoring.

   - Improved startup speed of MPEG2-TS files when playing them from
     network.

   - Bugfix: FF->seek->FF caused wrong speed of fast forward.

   - Bugfix: wrong audio channels configuration on HDMI output could take
     place in some cases during file playback.

   - Bugfix: specific DVD-Video discs could not be played correctly.

   - Bugfix: specific MPEG2-TS files with DTS streams could not be played
     correctly.

   - Bugfix: bitstream setting was not affecting S/PDIF for file playback.

   - Bugfix: in some cases, audiotracks in specific MPEG2-TS were not
     detected.

   - Bugfix: video from a Samsung phone could not be played.

   - Bugfix: MKV files with specific PCM audio tracks could not be played correctly.

   - Bugfix: Switching between MPEG2-video and H.264 streams (e.g. IPTV
     channels) could not work in some cases because of video memory
     fragmentation. Related massive reorganizations of the playback engine
     (a new video memory management architecture).

   - Bugfix: autochoice of audio and subtitles was not working in some
     cases for MKV.

   - Bugfix: some OGG files were stuttering when playing from SMB share.

* Multicast IPTV playback improvements:

   - Improved support for playback of very high bitrate IPTV streams.

   - IMGP v2 is now used by default (instead of IGMP v3) for better
     compatibility with different networks.

   - Faster buffering of multicast streams. Also a new setting (in Setup /
     Applications / IPTV) allows to manually adjust the buffering period for
     multicast streams.

   - Faster switching between multicast IPTV channels.

   - Added showing of some information (moving across the screen) for IPTV
     streams playback (similarly to how it is done for music playback).

   - Added support for VC1 video in multicast IPTV streams.

   - Added support for EAC3 in private type 6 streams (like those found in
     French DVB-T) in multicast IPTV streams.

   - Added support for AAC LATM in multicast IPTV streams.

   - Bugfix: on some IPTV channels extra non-working BDLPCM and DTS HD MA
     audio channels were offered.

   - Various other improvements for playback of IPTV multicast streams.

* Various improvements for working with HDDs:

   - Improved handling of GPT-formatted HDDs (so handling of 3TB+ HDDs is
     more reliable now).

   - Added a possibility to format huge HDDs (3TB+) on Dune. For HDDs
     greater than 2TB, GPT partition table is created now. For smaller
     HDDs, MBR partition table is used as before.

   - Added built-in function of formatting into EXT3 file system.

   - Added built-in function of formatting into NTFS file system.

   - Improved support for formatting of "Advanced Format" HDDs (using 4KB
     physical sector size). Partitions created by Dune are now always
     aligned to the boundary of 1MB.

   - When creating partitions, convenient labels are assigned to them now:
     "data" for user data partitions, and "dune_system_storage" for system
     storage partitions.

* Improved support for Dune HD Qwerty and USB keyboards.

   - Support for entering text not only in web browser, but also in text
     fields in the main and setup menus.

   - Improved and more complete key mapping (both in the web browser and in
     the menu).

   - Support for entering non-English characters (both in the web browser
     and in the menu).
      - Use ALTGR (RIGHT ALT) key to enter characters from "US
        International" keyboard layout.
      - Use LANG (LEFT ALT) key to switch input langauges (currently only
        switching to Russian input language is supported).

* dune_folder.txt improvements and new features:

   - Added support for configuring the content of the right panel not only
     in List View mode, but also in Icon View mode. The following
     parameters are now supported in Icon View mode too:
      - paint_item_info_in_details
      - item_detailed_info
      - item_detailed_info_font
      - item_detailed_info_rel_y

   - Added support for so called "sandwich" images (icon painted on top of
     some base image, cut by some mask, and then some cover image added).
     Parameters and example values:
      - paint_sandwich = true
      - sandwich_base = gui_skin://special_icons/sandwich_base.aai
      - sandwich_mask = cut_icon://{name=sandwich_mask}
      - sandwich_cover = cut_icon://{name=sandwich_cover}
      - sandwich_width = 245
      - sandwich_height = 140
      - sandwich_icon_upscale_enabled = true
      - sandwich_icon_keep_aspect_ratio = false

   - Added support for http://mp4:// media_url syntax which enables certain
     optimizations helpful for MP4 over HTTP VOD (moov atom prefetch,
     improved prebuffering, etc).

   - Bugfix: dune_folder.txt: caption_font_size=small usage was broken.

* RC handling changes during playback (needed mostly to support the new
  small Dune HD RC):

   - "ENTER" RC button in file playback can now be used to show the
     playlist menu instead of "POP UP MENU" RC button. To hide the playlist
     menu, press "RETURN" RC button.

   - "POP UP MENU" RC button in file/DVD playback now shows a new OSD menu
     which provides access to the following functions (the new small Dune
     HD RC does not have some of the corresponding RC buttons):
      - Playlist menu (instead of "POP UP MENU" RC button).
      - DVD menu (instead of "POP UP MENU" RC button).
      - Audio track selection (as by "AUDIO" RC button).
      - Subtitle selection and settings (as by "SUBTITLE" RC button).
      - Time search (as by "SEARCH" RC button).
      - Zoom (as by "ZOOM" RC button).
      - Picture adjustement (as by "SETUP" RC button).
      - Deinterlacing mode selection (as by "MODE" RC button).
      - DVD angle switching (as by "ANGLE" RC button).
      - Audio sync correction (as by "A" RC button).
      - PAL sound speed correction (as by "B" RC button).
      - NOTE: some of the above functions show their own submenu. Use "POP
        UP MENU" to switch from the submenu back to the main functions
        menu.

   - "SELECT" RC button in file/DVD playback can now be used to switch
     between different settings in the following functions (the new small
     Dune HD RC does not have the RC buttons which were previously used for
     this switching):
      - Zoom (as by "ZOOM" RC button).
      - Deinterlacing mode selection (as by "MODE" RC button).
      - DVD angle switching (as by "ANGLE" RC button).
      - PAL sound speed correction (as by "B" RC button).

   - "LEFT" and "RIGHT" RC buttons during playback can now be used also to
     control the volume in addition to "V-" and "V+" RC buttons. This is
     needed because the new small Dune HD RC does not have "V-" and "V+"
     buttons. The time-seek function is available for these RC buttons as
     well: time-seek and volume control functions can be easily switched by
     pressing "SELECT" RC button (the last chosen function is remembered
     and is used automatically in future). The default function is volume
     control on player models which are shipped with the new small Dune HD
     RC by default (such as Dune HD TV-101), and time-seek (as before) on
     other player models.

   - "LEFT" and "RIGHT" RC buttons can be used to trigger time-seek
     function instead of volume control function also in TV/VOD playback
     mode (such as Kartina.TV), in addition to "REW" and "FWD" RC buttons.

   - "UP" and "DOWN" RC buttons during playback can now be used also to
     switch between TV-channels/radiostations and other non-seekable media
     streams in addition to "P-" and "P+" buttons. This is needed because
     the new small Dune HD RC does not have "P-" and "P+" buttons.

   - "PREV" and "NEXT" RC buttons can now be used in addition to "P-" and
     "P+" buttons to perform the same function in many cases (e.g.
     scrolling in lists). This is needed because the new small Dune HD RC
     does not have "P-" and "P+" buttons. In some cases, when "PREV" and
     "NEXT" RC buttons are already used for other function (e.g. in EPG
     menu), "REW" and "FWD" RC buttons can be used instead.

   - "FWD" and "REW" RC buttons can now be used to adjust the "shift"
     parameter for custom zoom in addition to "V-" and "V+" buttons. This
     is needed because the new small Dune HD RC does not have "V-" and "V+"
     buttons.

   - "FWD" RC button can now be used to toggle not only fast-forward trick
     modes, but also through slow-forward trick modes.  This is needed
     because the new small Dune HD RC does not have separate "SLOW" RC
     button.

   - "PLAY" RC button is now handled as PLAY/PAUSE (rather than just PLAY)
     not only during file playback mode, but also during DVD and Blu-ray
     playback (and also in TV/VOD playback). This is needed for overall
     consistency, and also because the new small Dune HD RC does not have
     dedicated "PAUSE" button (only combined "PLAY/PAUSE" button).

   - "CLEAR"-then-"PLAY" RC button combination can now be used as "quick
     play" function (i.e. quickly go directly to the main video, skipping
     DVD menus etc) during DVD playback in addition to
     "SEARCH"-then-"PLAY". This is needed because the new small Dune HD RC
     does not have "SEARCH" button.

   - "B" RC button in DVD playback can now be used to toggle
     DVD-menu-navigation and time-seek mode instead of "SELECT" RC button.

   - "SELECT" RC button can now be used to toggle showing of advanced
     technical information in addition to the basic information block
     (shown by "INFO" RC button) in TV/VOD playback modes (such as
     "Kartina.TV") in addition to "MODE" RC button. This is needed because
     the new small Dune HD RC does not have "MODE" button.

* RC handling changes in the main menu (needed mostly to support the new
  small Dune HD RC):

   - "A" RC button can now be used to toggle the input language in text
     fields in addition to "AUDIO" RC button. This is needed because the
     new small Dune HD RC does not have "AUDIO" RC button.

   - The web browser item in the main menu now shows the dialog allowing to
     enter the URL of the web site. This is needed because the new small
     Dune HD RC does not have "URL" RC button which could be previously
     used to show this dialog.

   - "REW" RC button can now be used to generate debug dump in addition to
     "PAUSE" button. This is needed because the new small Dune HD RC does
     not have dedicated "PAUSE" button (only combined "PLAY/PAUSE" button).

   - "REC" RC button can now be used to toggle "safe video mode" function
     in addition to "MODE" button. This is needed because the new small
     Dune HD RC does not have "MODE" button.

   - "POWER" RC button can now be used to generate screenshots (when the
     corresponding setting is enabled in Setup / Misc / Advanced) in
     addition to "EJECT" RC button. This is needed because the new small
     Dune HD RC does not have "EJECT" button.

   - Pop up menus in file browser now always include "Refresh" item. This
     is needed because the new small Dune HD RC does not have
     "ANGLE/ROTATE" RC button which could be previously used to request the
     refresh).

   - Pop up menus in the root screens of the main menu now include "Setup"
     item. This is needed because the new small Dune HD RC does not have
     "SETUP" RC button, and in some GUI settings there is no other way to
     get into setup menu.

   - "STOP" RC button in most dialogs is handled as "RETURN". This in
     particular helps to ensure the ability to trigger "safe video mode"
     function when there is no picture on TV in any player state: turn the
     player off/on, wait for the player to boot, press "STOP" RC button to
     ensure the player exits playback mode or possibly shown "Waiting for
     ..." dialog, and finally press "REC" RC button to enter "safe video
     mode" function.

* Web browser improvements:

   - Improved highlighting of the focused element.

   - Improved handling of authorization dialogs.

   - Web browser can now use the flash memory storage instead of the system
     storage for storing some important data and settings.

* Integrated "Tvigle.ru" Internet Video service.
   - (Russian language only.)

* Kartina.TV application changes and improvements:

   - The password is hidden now.

   - The max.number of favorite movies is increased from 20 to 100.

   - Improved handling of channels/groups lists (fixed ordering etc).

   - Added Sleep Timer function (by default is set to 2 hours).

   - Improved handling of interruption of VOD streams.

* Added a mechanism for the integration of IPTV/VOD services. If you are an
  IPTV operator or are willing to implement the integration with a 3-party
  TV/VOD service (and have all the needed information and abilities to do
  it) and are interested in getting the SDK for the integration, please
  send a request to iptv_integration (at) dune-hd.com, and describe: what
  exactly TV/VOD service you want to integrate and what access/control you
  have on that service.

* DHCP support improvements:

   - Added sending of the following identification information to DHCP
     server:
      - Host name: "DUNE".
      - Vendor class identifier: "DUNEHD".

   - Added a possibility to configure time settings via DHCP:
      - NTP time server (standard DHCP parameter). In order to use this
        feature, time server in player's settings should be set to "Auto",
        and DHCP server should be configured to provide this parameter.
      - Time zone (vendor specific DHCP parameter, code "4"). In order to
        use this feature, time zone in player's settings should be set to
        "Auto", and DHCP server should be configured to provide this
        parameter.

* Other fixes and improvements:

   - Improvements for setup screens (added previously missed animation,
     some other minor improvements).

   - More robust handling of GUI skins.

   - Main menu: the text with details in the right panel has bigger
     contrast now in order to better support various backgrounds.

   - WiFi: Both "WEP Open" and "WEP Shared" are supported now.

   - Bugfix: online firmware upgrade could fail to download firmware image in
     some cases.

   - Bugfix: firmware upgrade could not start in some cases.

   - Bugfix: during firmware upgrade, timezone was not taken into account
     and wrong time was shown on the screen.

   - Bugfix: GUI crash could occur in some cases after using "Clear flash
     memory storage" functions.

   - Bugfix: on saving some player settings, writing to flash memory was not
     properly flushed in some rare cases (could cause settings loss or
     corruption if the player was unexpectedly powered down at this point).

   - Robustness improvement: added automatic recovery for flash memory
     partition storing player settings (it is now automatically reformatted
     on player boot if the settings partition is found to be damaged
     because of some previous unexpected player power down).

   - Bugfix: minor fixes in DVB-T scanning function.

Version "110606_1315"
Download: dune_firmware_bdprime3_110606_1315.dff (ZIP)
Changes since 110511_2007_beta:
* Bugfix: Weather application settings did not work in some cases.

* Bugfix: Specific DVD-Video discs could not be played correctly.

* Bugfix: NTSC/PAL detection could be handled wrongly during DVD-Video
  playback.

* Bugfix: Wrong audio channel could be chosen when switching channels
  during MPEG2-TS/IPTV playback.

* Bugfix: Playback of video streams from network could hang in specific
  rare cases.

* Some interface languages updated. 

* Some other improvements/fixes.

Version "110511_2007_beta" (BETA version)
Download: dune_firmware_bdprime3_110511_2007_beta.dff (ZIP)
Changes since 110225_1222:
* Completely new graphical interface.
   - New background image, new icons, more advanced graphics for all GUI
     elements (glasses, dialogs, controls, OSD, etc).
   - Animation effects.
      - NOTE: it is recomended to use 50/60Hz video mode as the default
        video mode in order to ensure smooth animation.
      - NOTE: animation effects can be disabled in Setup / Appearance.
   - Improved text look.
      - The space between characters and the width of whitespace character
        optimized.
   - Ability to create and install custom GUI skins.
      - More information: http://dune-hd.com/support/skins
   - Ability to switch GUI skins on-the-fly.
      - GUI skins can be switched via the setting "Setup / Appearance /
        Skin", or via "B" RC button on the main screen (and also via "ZOOM"
        RC button on any screen).
      - Several GUI skins are included into the firmware.

* New tab-based main menu interface.
   - All items from the main menu are now grouped into the
     following top-level folders:
      - "Sources": locally attached storage devices, configured network
        folders, and "Network Browser" function.
      - "TV": TV services (when available).
      - "Favorites": shortcuts to favorite items (previously
        known as "items added to main screen").
      - "Applications": all other applications and services.
      - "Setup": player settings.
   - By default, all top-level folders are now represented as "tabs" at the
     top of the screen.
      - In Setup / Appearance, the user can switch between the following
        styles of the main menu:
         - "Tabs": the new default menu style ("tabs" at the top of the
           screen).
         - "Folders": show all top-level folders as regular folders in
           the main area.
         - "Plain": do not group main screen items into folders (the
           same behavior as in previous firmware versions).

* Added widget for showing weather and current date/time information.
   - The widget is shown at the top right corner of the screen (in the main
     menu only, not during playback).
   - The widget can be configured or disabled via "Setup / Applications /
     Widget".
   - NOTE: When no information is available (e.g. when Internet connection
     is not available), the widget shows Dune HD logo.

* Various other user interface improvements.
   - Added more predefined icon-based view modes for folders: 3x2, 3x3,
     4x2, view modes with right panel.
      - "Extended list" view mode is renamed to "List with right panel".
   - Added the ability to quickly switch between view modes by pressing "A"
     RC button.
      - Debug dump function (which was previously available via triple
        press of "A" RC button) is now available via tripple press of
        "PAUSE" RC button.
   - "Add to favorites" function can be quickly called by "D" RC button.
   - "Copy" and "Paste" functions can be quickly called by "B" and "C" RC
     buttons.
   - The help line at the bottom of the screen indicates currently
     available shortcut RC buttons ("A", "B", "C", "D", "POP UP") and their
     functions.
   - When launching the playback, "ENTER" RC button now works as "PLAY" by
     default, i.e. builds a playlist consisting of all items in the current
     folder and starts the playback of the currently selected item.
     Usually, this improves the conveniency when the folder contains
     multiple items (e.g. photos, music files, series, links to Internet
     radio stations, links to TV channels, etc). The old behavior (do not
     build the playlist, play just the selected item) can be restored via
     settings (see "Setup / Advanced / File Browser").
   - The current folder path at the top of the screen is now always shown
     as just single line (with scrolling when the path is too long).
   - Bugfix: "TOP MENU" RC button did not work in some Setup screens.

* Added support for CUE-sheet playlist files.
   - When playing an audio file, is there is an associated CUE-sheet file
     (should have the same filename as the audio file, but with ".cue"
     extension), the CUE-sheet file is automatically used.
   - "PREV"/"NEXT" RC buttons allow to switch between tracks.
   - The OSD menu ("POP UP MENU" RC button) allows to see the list of
     tracks and switch to the desired track.
   - When the playlist contains multiple audio files, CUE-sheet files are
     also detected and used for each audio file (the detection is performed
     when an audio file starts to play for the first time). The OSD menu
     groups all tracks by the corresponding files.
   - Also added support for built-in CUE-sheets in FLAC, APE and WavPack
     files.

* Added support for chapters in MKV files.
   - "PREV"/"NEXT" RC buttons allow to switch between chapters.
   - The OSD menu ("POP UP MENU" RC button) allows to see the list of
     chapters and switch to the desired chapter.
   - When the playlist contains multiple MKV files, chapters are also
     detected and used for each MKV file (the detection is performed when a
     MKV file starts to play for the first time). The OSD menu groups all
     chapters by the corresponding files.

* New version of DVD engine.
   - The new version of the DVD engine adds the support for multiangle
     feature and improves the support for DVD-Video discs with advanced
     DVD-menu and interactive features.
   - If needed, the old version of the DVD engine may be chosen via Setup /
     Miscellaneous / System / DVD engine.

* Added settings for preferred languages of disc menu, audio track,
  subtitles.
   - See "Setup / Playback / Language".
   - Supported for BD/DVD-Video discs/images and files.
   - NOTE: The default value of these language settings is "English". So,
     if there are several audio or subtitles tracks and the "English" one
     is not the first one, it will be automatically chosen (instead of
     choosing the first track, as it took place previously).
   - Also added a new setting (see "Setup / Playback / Subtitles") which
     allows to enable subtitles by default not only for files, but also for
     DVD-Video discs/images.

* Various playback improvements.
   - General improvements for playback of HTTP audio streams (such as
     Internet radio stations).
   - CD audio playback improvements: faster startup and gapless playback.
   - Improvement: for autoframerate function, non-standard framerates
     between 23.976Hz and 24Hz are now treated as 23.976Hz (rather than
     24hz).
   - Bugfix: Viewing photos from a UPnP source did not work (the problem
     introduced in previous firmware versions).
   - Bugfix: Unsupported REW (fast rewind) command for TS files was wrongly
     handled as fast forward rather than ignored.
   - Bugfix: Playlist shuffle function could use an already previously used
     random sequence in some cases.
   - Bugfix: MP3 files with very large embedded covers could not be played.
   - Bugfix: MP3 files with specific ID3 tags could not be played.
   - Bugfix: ".mts" files were wrongly handled as audio files.
   - Bugfix: Pausing M4A files could cause playback stop in some cases.
   - Bugfix: .M3U/.PLS playlist files with "UTF8 BOM" header could not be
     played.
   - Bugfix: specific TS files (such as specific broadcast recordings)
     could be played wrongly or with pause/seek not working.
   - Bugfix: specific MKV files could not be played.

* Improved handling of RC buttons during playback.
   - "PREV" RC button now navigates through the history of the previously
     played playlist items only in the shuffle playback mode and only after
     normal transitions (selecting an item in the playlist and manually
     jumping to it resets the history).
   - "TOP MENU" RC button now allows to go to the main screen also from
     file playback mode.

* Added new audio output configuration possibilites.
   - The setting "Setup / Audio / Audio decoding mode" allows to specify
     the number of channels (stereo, 5.1, 7.1), which should be output to
     analog audio outputs and HDMI output.

* Improved output of DTS-CD audio streams.
   - Removed 14-bit to 16-bit conversion, which is undesired in some cases.
   - Added the new setting "Setup / Audio / DTS CD audio conversion", which
     allows to revert back the old behavior (enable 14-bit to 16-bit
     conversion) when needed.

* DVB-T related improvements.
   - Usability improvement: when watching DVB-T channels, "ENTER" RC button
     opens the list of DVB-T channels (as "POP UP MENU" RC button).
   - Bugfix: DVB-T playback did not work in some cases.

* Added "SHOUTCast" and "RadioTime" applications (free access to thousands
  of local and world-side Internet radio stations).

* Added "Russia.ru" application (free access to "Russia.ru" Internet video
  service).

* Minor improvements for "IVI.ru" application.
   - Added showing some information about listed movies in the right panel.

* A lot of new features and improvements for "Kartina.TV" application.
   - Integrated the new "Videoteka" function based on the new "Dune VOD"
     mechanism (planned to be used for other VOD services as well).
      - Movies can be filtered by categories (including filtering by
        multiple categories).
      - Movies can be searched by title (with on-screen virtual keyboard).
      - When browsing the list of movies, different view modes can be
        switched.
      - Detailed movie information can be shown.
      - Movies with series are supported (including series selection before
        and durign movie playback).
   - "Dune TV" mechanism improvements:
      - Added the possibility to switch different view modes when browsing
        the list of TV channels.
      - Added hints about the possibilities to use "B", "C", "D" RC buttons
        to manage favorite TV channels.
      - Added automatic resuming of TV playback after power-off/power-on.
      - Added remembering the last played TV channel. When resuming TV
        playback (automatically after power-off/power-on, or when entering
        the application via "PLAY" RC button), the remembered TV channel is
        restored.
      - Added showing not only date, but also week day in the EPG menu.
      - Increased the font size in the EPG menu; added a new setting
        allowing to change the font size in the EPG menu.
   - Added support for "Low Bitrate" channels.
   - Improved handling of "Time Shift" function in some cases.
   - Added "0.5 seconds" buffering option (for people with very good
     Internet connection).
   - Improved the stability and performance of the communication with
     servers.
   - Added waiting for the IP address when attempting to start the
     application when the IP address is not assigned yet.

* Added new possibilities for UI customization and authors of
  applications based on "dune_folder.txt" mechanism.
   - Added new dune_folder.txt parameters:
      - Animation:
         - animation_enabled = yes|no (default is yes)
      - Overall item layout:
         - item_layout = center|left|right (default is center)
      - Badge-based icons:
         - paint_icon_badge_box = yes|no
         - icon_badge_box_dx = N
         - icon_badge_box_dy = N
         - icon_badge_box_height = N
         - icon_badge_box_width = N
      - Selection frame visualization:
         - icon_selection_box_dx = N
         - icon_selection_box_dy = N
         - icon_selection_box_height = N
         - icon_selection_box_width = N
      - Icon visualization:
         - icon_margin_bottom = N
         - icon_margin_left = N
         - icon_margin_right = N
         - icon_margin_top = N
         - icon_sel_margin_bottom = N
         - icon_sel_margin_left = N
         - icon_sel_margin_right = N
         - icon_sel_margin_top = N
      - Caption visualization:
         - item_caption_dy = N
         - item_caption_sel_dy = N
         - item_caption_width = N
         - item_caption_wrap_enabled = yes|no (default is no)
      - Item details visualization (in the right panel):
         - zoom_detailed_icon = yes|no (default is no)
         - paint_item_info_in_details = yes|no (default is yes)
         - item_detailed_info = TEXT
         - item_detailed_info_font_size = normal|small (default is normal)
         - item_detailed_info_rel_y = N
      - Marks visualization:
         - mark_scale_factor = N.N
      - Small icon type (for list view):
         - folder_small_icon_name = {small_icon_name}
         - item_small_icon_name = {small_icon_name}
         - Here, {small_icon_name} can be:
            - video_file|audio_file|image_file|folder|disc_folder
   - Added a new kind of media_url: "http://audio_stream://...". Enables a
     special handling of the HTTP URLs, which is often useful when playing
     audio streams (such as Internet radio streams).
   - Bugfix: relative paths did not work properly when used with virtual
     items in dune_folder.txt.
   - When the player communicates with an external application via
     "dune_http://" protocol, the application now can determine various
     information about the player (product id, firmware version, serial
     number, current interface language) using "X-Dune-..." headers in HTTP
     requests. Also, a specific "User-Agent" is now used in HTTP requests.

* Added new possibilities for authors of FlashLite applications.
   - New operations added to Dune FlashLite API:
      - requestFilePlayerOnExitWithReturn()
      - requestWebBrowserOnExitWithReturn()
      - getFirmwareVersion()
      - getProductId()
   - Some other minor fixes/improvements.

* Network setup improvements.
   - Usability improvement: when submitting network settings, "Waiting for
     IP address" popup window is shown and the system waits for the IP
     address to be assigned.
   - Bugfix: "Auto + manual DNS" network configuration mode could not work
     properly in some cases.
   - Added the possibility to use empty password for PPPoE network
     connections.

* Added support for controlling most player functions via USB keyboard and
  USB mouse.
   - Various keyboard buttons (such as LEFT, RIGH, UP, DOWN, ENTER, BACK,
     PageUp, PageDown, etc) are handled the same way as the corresponding
     RC buttons.
   - Mouse movements are handled as LEFT, RIGHT, UP, DOWN actions.
   - Mouse left button presses are handled as ENTER.
   - Mouse right button presses are handled as RETURN.
   - NOTE: Text input using a keyboard in text fields in setup and file
     browser is not supported yet.

* Added support for "Dune HD Qwerty" device (compact wireless keyboard +
  touchpad + remote with a RF USB dongle).
   - NOTE: The support is preliminay, although most functions work, some
     potential functions do not work yet.

* Improved handling of remote controls and IR signals.
   - All IR codes expect codes from Dune HD remotes should be ignored now
     in all cases (so, pressing any button on 3-party remote control should
     not interrupt the screensaver) (except when 3-party remotes use the
     same the same IR codes as Dune HD remotes).
   - Added a Setup option to disable the compatibility with old kinds of
     Dune HD remotes (Setup / Miscellaneous / Advanced / Old remote
     support). (May be helpful if some 3-party remotes use the same IR
     codes as old kinds of Dune HD remotes).
   - Some other improvements in IR signal decoding and handling.

* Improved output to the front panel display.
   - Improvement: when playing content having no known duration (such as
     Internet radio stream), the title of the played item is shown instead
     of meaningless playback counter.
   - Added support for displaying characters from some european languages.

* Added support for working with favorites without system storage.
   - When the system storage is not attached, the list of favorites is
     stored (without associated icons) in the internal flash memory (the
     same memory as used for storing all player settings).
   - NOTE: If some favorites are added when the system storage is not
     attached, and after that the system storage is attached, the internal
     flash memory still will be used to store the list of favorites.

* Improved web browser performance.
   - Increased the amount of memory available for the web browser (and
     other applications as well). This leads to increased web browser
     performance and ability to work with more complex web sites.

* Various other improvements.
   - Bugfix: adding shortcut (favorite) did not work when the filename
     contained a specific character.
   - Some previously missing characters added to fonts.
   - Some interface languages added/updated. 
   - Some other improvements/fixes.

Version "110225_1222"
Download: dune_firmware_bdprime3_110225_1222.dff (ZIP)
Changes since 110127_2105_beta:
- Bugfix: Specific M2TS files could not be played.

- Bugfix: Specific MP4 files (such as files from specific video cameras)
  could be played without sound on HDMI output.

- Bugfix: DVB-T channels scan failed in specific cases in some
  countries/locations.

- Bugfix: icons loading could fail in some cases for some applications
  (such as KartinaTV).

Version "110127_2105_beta" (BETA version)
Download: dune_firmware_bdprime3_110127_2105_beta.dff (ZIP)
Changes since 101201_1626:
* Various playback improvements.
   - Bugfix: Specific MP3 files were playing with distortions when played
     during photo viewing.
   - Bugfix: Specific AVI files with AC3 audio were playing without sound,
     and no file with audio could be played afterwards.
   - Bugfix: Specific AVI files with H.264 video were not playing, and no
     other video file could be played afterwards.
   - Improvement: unsupported non-LC AAC audio tracks in MKV are not shown
     in the list of audiotracks to avoid confusing the user.
   - Bugfix: The setting "HDMI audio = disabled" did not work properly in
     some cases with some equipment.
   - Bugfix: Specific AVI files with AAC audio could not be played
     correctly.
   - Added support for playback and recorinding of A/V streams based on MMS
     protocol (useful for MMS-based Internet Radio and Internet Video
     resources).

* Added support for MMS audio/video streaming protocol.
   - Useful for MMS-based Internet Radio and Internet Video resources.
   - Both playback and recording of MMS streams is supported.
   - Usage: launch playback of MMS URL ("mms://...") via .M3U playlist file
     or in any other way supported by Dune.

* Volume control improvements.
   - Added a new setting "Audio / Volume control" with the following
     possible values:
      - "Off". Volume control is completely disabled. The volume level is
        fixed at 100% (0dB) and the player does not perform any
        modifications of the digital audio signal.
      - "Best quality". The default setting. The user is allowed to control
        the volume in the safe range till 0dB (ensuring no audio
        distortions on all audio content). When needed for specific files,
        it is also possible to temporarily overcome the 0dB limit by
        pressing and holding "V+" RC button for several seconds (the
        increase volume level takes effect only for the current playback
        session and is automatically reset to 0dB when the playback session
        finishes).
      - "Allow overload". The setting corresponding to the behavior taking
        place in previous firmware versions. The user is allowed to set the
        volume to values greater than 0dB. Depending on played content,
        this may lead to severe audio distortions and thus is not
        recommended.
   - Added a new setting "Audio / Volume indication" with the following
     possible values:
      - "Percents". The default setting. The volume level is shown as
        [0..100%] (corresponding to [-48..0dB] range). When the volume
        level is set to 100%, the player does not perform any modifications
        of the digital audio signal. Overloaded volume level is shown as
        (100..150%] (corresponding to (0..+24dB] range).
      - "Decibels". The setting corresponding to the behavior taking place
        in previous firmware versions. The volume level is shown in
        decibels.
   - Volume control for background audio during photo viewing is
     implemented in the same way as for regular file playback.
   - NOTE: As in previous firmware versions, the player can apply volume
     control only to PCM audio signal (i.e. when playing PCM audio tracks
     or audio tracks which are decoded by the player itself); when using
     "bitstream" audio output mode and playing audio tracks supporting
     bitstream output, the volume control does not take any affect. When
     A/V receiver is used, it is recommended to control the volume using
     the A/V receiver.

* Other OSD improvements.
   - When performing time navigation using LEFT/RIGHT/UP/DOWN/P+/P- RC
     buttons (in file/DVD playback mode), the OSD does not only show the
     selected playback position, but also shows the offset from the current
     playback position.
   - Certain notification OSD elements, such as volume control and certain
     information messages can now be quickly hidden by pressing any
     non-relevant RC buttons (no need to wait for autohide timeout).

* Added IP Control possibilities (control the player from iPhone etc).
   - A simple HTTP protocol allows to control the player from network
     (start/stop playback of the given media resources, control the
     playback, check current player status, emulate RC button presses,
     etc).
   - Applications for various devices can be created based on this IP
     Control procotol. Several such applications are already announced /
     provided (e.g.: applications for iPhone/iPad, integration with
     Control4 smart home systems).
   - More information: http://dune-hd.com/support/ip_control

* Added new possibilities for authors of FlashLite applications.
   - Added ability for FlashLite application to store persistent data in
     the flash memory of the player ("persistent SharedObjects").
   - Added support for showing specific text message on the front panel
     display (for player models having front panel display) on startup of
     FlashLite application.
   - More information: http://dune-hd.com/support/flash

* Added new UI customization possibilities (for "dune_folder.txt"
  applications).
   - Added a possibility to load icons shown in the right panel of the
     "extended list view" asynchronously. When this feature is enabled,
     navigation in such folders becomes much faster.
      - Syntax:
         - async_icon_loading = yes
   - Added "icon_archive" feature, allowing to download a collection of
     icons/images from an HTTP server once when entering certain folder,
     and cache it in the player (in System Storage), that allows to
     significantly improve the performance.
      - Syntax:
         - icon_archive.{n}.name = {name}
         - icon_archive.{n}.url = {HTTP-URL-to-TGZ-archive}
         - icon_path = icon_archive://{name}/{file-path-in-archive}
      - When a new version of the icon archive is deployed on the HTTP
        server, a modified URL should be used for it, then the player will
        automatically reload the icon archive next time when the user opens
        the folder.

* Setup usability improvements.
   - When the user tries to exit "Video" or "Network" setup screen with
     unsaved changes, a warning dialog is shown. The user is asked to
     either apply the changes, discard the chances, of cancel the action.
   - When selecting WiFi network connection type, the WiFI settings dialog
     is shown automatically.
   - When selecting PPPoE network connection type, the PPPoE settings
     dialog is shown automatically.
   - Online firmware upgrade function does not require an attached storage
     device (such as USB flash drive) any more.

* Added built-in functions for management of System Storage.
   - New Setup page "Miscellaneous / System Storage" provides the following
     functions:
      - "Initialize System Storage": allows to initialize the system
        storage if it is not configured yet. Two possibilities are
        provided: create the system storage on an empty storage device (USB
        flash drive, SD card, an already existing HDD partition), or
        partition an empty HDD into system storage and user data
        partitions. Usage instructions:
         - The system lists all found empty 1GB+ storages.
         - Select the desired storage.
         - If the selected storage's capacity is less than 100GB, the
           entire storage is initialized as the system storage.
         - Otherwise, if the selected storage is 100GB+ storage device, it
           is partitioned into two partitions, the first partition is
           initialized as the system storage, and the second partition is
           kept unformatted (to format it, select it in the file browser
           and press ENTER).
      - "Deinitialize System Storage": allows to deinitialize the system
        storage if it is already configured.
      - "Clear System Storage": deletes all data stored on the system
        storage. This, in particular, includes Blu-ray cache, main screen
        shortcuts, content of Internet Radio and IPTV folders.
      - "Clear Blu-ray Cache": clears Blu-ray cache (also known as "Blu-ray
        local storage").

* Added support for "Flash Memory Storage" - an area of main flash
  memory that can be used to store data instead of System Storage in some
  cases.
   - Flash Memory Storage currently can be used to store the following
     data:
      - Data cache for dune_folder.txt applications utilizing
        "icon_archive" function (graphics packages downloaded from
        Internet).
      - Data cache for KartinaTV application (graphics and some other
        information downloaded from Internet).
   - For all other kinds of data that can be stored in System Storage,
     Flash Memory Storage can not be used, and System Storage is still
     required. This includes, in particular: Blu-ray cache, main screen
     shortcuts, content of Internet Radio and IPTV folders.
   - In future, it is planned to allow to use Flash Memory Storage for more
     player functions.
   - The purpose of Flash Memory Storage is that it makes it easy to use
     the corresponding player functions for the users not having System
     Storage attached. When System Storage is available, Flash Memory
     Storare is not used (System Storage is used instead).
   - Flash Memory Storage availability and capacity depends on a particular
     Dune model.
      - Dune HD Max, Dune HD Duo: Flash Memory Storage is always available
        and its capacity is ~100MB (due to total 256MB of main flash memory
        in these models).
      - Dune HD Base 3.0, Dune BD Prime 3.0, Dune HD Smart D1/H1/B1: Flash
        Memory Storage can be enabled/disabled (disabled by default) and
        its capacity is ~16MB. Enabling Flash Memory Storage is performed
        automatically when it is needed for the first time, or can be
        performed manually via Setup. When Flash Memory Storage is enabled,
        some optional firmware components (asian fonts) are removed from
        the flash memory. When firmware is reinstalled/updated, Flash
        Memory Storage becomes disabled again and these optional firmware
        components are restored automatically (until Flash Memory Storage
        is required again by some application). If these optional firmware
        components are required, Flash Memory Storage can not be used
        (System Storage should be used instead).
      - Dune HD Lite 53D: Flash Memory Storage is always available and its
        capacity is ~16MB.
   - Setup section "Miscellaneous / System Storage" allows to see the
     current status of Flash Memory Storage and provides the following
     functions:
      - "Enable Flash Memory Storage": allows to enable Flash Memory
        Storage (only for Dune models where Flash Memory Storage is
        optional, other Dune models have Flash Memory Storage always
        enabled).
      - "Clear Flash Memory Storage": deletes all data from Flash Memory
        Storage.

* Improved "Reset Settings" function.
   - The confirmation dialog includes the information that player reboot
     will be performed. 
   - Added clearing of all user-related data stored by the player in System
     Storage (including main screen shortcuts and cached icon archive
     data). NOTE: the content of Internet Radio and IPTV folders is not
     cleared automatically (since these folders may contain files important
     for the user); if needed, these folders can be cleared manually.
   - Added clearing of all data in Flash Memory Storage.

* Integrated "KartinaTV" Internet TV service.
   - More information: http://dune-hd.com/support/kartina_tv

* Integrated "IVI.ru" Internet Video service.
   - More information: http://dune-hd.com/support/ivi_ru

* Various other improvements.
   - The function of quick video mode choosing now provides feedback using
     the LED on the front panel of the player:
      - When the function is activated: the LED blinks once.
      - When the user cancels the function: the LED blinks once.
      - When a new video mode is chosen: the LED blinks 2 times.
      - When the user confirms the new video mode: the LED blinks 3 times.
   - Some interface languages added/updated. 
   - Some other improvements/fixes.

* Includes also all changes from 101201_1626.

Version "101201_1626"
Download: N/A (has not been released, or is not recommended, for this player model, the listed changes are included into next firmware versions)
Changes since 100916_2027_beta:
* Various playback improvements.
   - Improved support for PGS subtitles during file playback.
   - Improved support for playback of very high bitrate MPEG TS/PS files
     and streams in specific cases.
   - Improved support for recording of audio-only TS streams (implemented
     more precise start of the recording).
   - Improved support for playback of audio-only TS files (added duration
     detection and current playback position indication).
   - Improved playback of Internet Radio streams.
   - Improved playback of MP3 audio files via UPnP.
   - Improved compatibility with some Internet Video services accessible
     via UPnP servers such as PlayOn Digital Media Server.
   - Bugfix: stopping MKV playback with enabled subtitles could lead to a
     crash in some cases.
   - Bugfix: specific files could not be played smoothly from network in
     some cases (the problem introduced in the firmware version
     100630_2131_beta).
   - Bugfix: switching between DVD chapters could cause audio problems (in
     bitstream mode) (the problem introduced in firmware version
     100916_2027_beta, because of a new Sigma SDK).
   - Bugfix: bitstream audio output did not work correctly on some Blu-ray
     discs in some cases (especially when 12-bit HDMI colorspace was used)
     (the problem introduced in firmware version 100916_2027_beta, because
     of a new Sigma SDK).
   - Bugfix: some user actions during playback of certain Blu-ray BD-J
     discs/images could cause green screen (the problem introduced in
     firmware version 100916_2027_beta, because of a new Sigma SDK).

* Added support to play background music during photo viewing.
   - Instruction: just launch a playlist consisting of both photos and
     audio files, e.g.:
      - Press PLAY on a folder containing photos and audio files.
      - Put .M3U playlist file with links (paths) to audio files into the
        folder with photos, press PLAY on this folder.
      - Press SELECT to manually mark photos / audio files (or folders with
        photos / audio files), and press PLAY. (Note: marking files works
        only within single parent folder.)
   - The following RC buttons are available for controlling background
     audio playback in photo viewer:
      - MUTE, V+/V-: mute and volume control.
      - PAUSE/PLAY: pause/resume audio.
      - NEXT/PREV: go to next/previous audio file.
      - REW/FWD: the same as NEXT/PREV.
      - NOTE: To navigate and pause/resume the photo slide show itself,
        LEFT/RIGHT/ENTER RC buttons can be used.
   - Notes:
      - Limitations: WMAPro audio file format is not supported for this
        feature; all other audio file formats should work (including MP3,
        FLAC, OGG, APE, WAV, WMA, etc).
      - All audio files are played sequentially (in the original order) in a
        loop.
      - Audio files using the same or compatible audio codec are played in
        gapless mode.

* Other photo viewer improvements.
   - ENTER RC button in photo viewer allows to pause/resume the slide show
     (and LEFT/RIGHT, as before, allow to go to next/previous photo).
   - Bugfix: specific huge panorama photos were handled wrongly in photo
     viewer.
   - Bugfix: photo viewer could crash in specific rare cases.

* Added support to play music w/o using TV, using the front panel display.
   - The name of the currently selected item of the file browser (e.g.
     file/folder) is shown on the display.
   - When playback of a file/audiotrack starts, its title is shown on the
     display for a few seconds.
   - The currently selected playlist item (when playlist browser is
     activated by pressing POP UP MENU RC button during playback) is shown
     on the display.
   - Long names/titles are scrolled through the display. 
   - The new features can be disabled via settings in "Setup /
     Miscellaneous / Built-in Display".

* Added support for ALAC (Apple Lossless) audio files.

* Added support for WavPack lossless audio files.

* Added 24/50 and 24/60 autoframerate modes.

* Added "dynamic range control" support.
   - Added "Setup / Audio / Dynamic Range Control" setting, with possible
     values "Off", "Medium", "High", "Auto". Allows to specify the desired
     DRC behavior for audio tracks supporting DRC.

* Volume control improvements.
   - New graphical volume indicator during file and DVD playback, with a
     special warning (red color) about possible overload (volume level more
     than 0dB).

* Zoom improvements.
   - Added a new zoom preset for file playback: "full fill screen" --
     similar to "fill screen" but with filling the entire screen both
     vertically and horizontally.
   - Bugfix: remembering zoom settings could work wrongly in some cases.

* Blu-ray INFO OSD improvements.
   - Added showing of the total playback time in INFO OSD during Blu-ray
     playback.
   - Added showing the information about secondary video and secondary
     audio tracks in INFO OSD during Blu-ray playback; some other related
     changes/improvements.

* Improved handling of RC buttons during playback.
   - CLEAR RC button allows to restore the default vertical position of
     subtitles in subtitles setup mode.

* Improved handling of RC buttons in file browser.
   - PREV and NEXT RC buttons are handled as P+/P- in file browser (allow
     to switch to next/previous page in large directory listings) (the
     feature requested by some users of universal remotes).
   - Added a possibility to quickly toggle interface language: AUDIO RC
     button on the main screen shows a dialog for choosing the language.

* Improved handling of front panel buttons in file browser.
   - PREV and NEXT front panel buttons now allow to navigate both when icon
     view is used (handled as LEFT and RIGHT, with ability to go from one
     row to another) and when list view is used (handled as UP and DOWN).

* Added support for Hebrew (Right-to-Left) filenames.

* Added clock on front panel display in standby.
   - Clock is shown automatically when time is synchronized (i.e. time
     synchronization option is enabled and Internet connection is working,
     or a time server in the local network is used); when time is not
     synchronized, clock is not shown.
   - NOTE: Time synchronization is automatically enabled after upgrade to
     this firmware version. If not needed/desired, it can be disabled via
     "Setup / Miscellaneous / Time synchronization".
   - Clock is shown in "software standby" mode only.
   - Clock showing can be disabled via "Setup / Miscellaneous / Built-in
     Display / Show time on display".

* Added new UI customization possibilities (for "dune_folder.txt"
  applications).
   - Added dune_folder.txt feature: possibility to specify the default
     sorting settings for the folder. Syntax:
      - sort_field = name|size|atime|mtime|unsorted
      - sort_dir = asc|desc
   - Added dune_folder.txt feature: paths in the definition of virtual
     items can be relative paths.
   - Image/icon files can now have also special extensions .djpg, .dbmp,
     .dpng (helpful e.g. to allow Movie Collections PC applications to
     prevent indexing of the files by OS for better performance).

* Various DVB-T improvements.
   - Included a newer improved version of DVB-T drivers, which improve
     DVB-T reception quality and fix some problems.
   - Improved support for national characters in DVB-T channel names.
   - Added a possibility to use DVB-T w/o system storage (support for nice
     channel icons is disabled in this case).
   - Added a possibility to specify the location (country and city) when
     scanning for the channels (speeds up the scanning process and also may
     improve the results of the scanning). The location can also be
     specified in Setup / Applications / DVB-T.
   - Added showing of progress information during scanning and a
     possibility to stop the scan process.
   - Added a possibility to launch the scan also from the settings page
     (Setup / Applications / DVB-T).

* Torrent client improvements.
   - Maximum number of torrent client peers is set to 50 by default (to
     prevent problems taking place in some cases, as reported by some
     users).
   - More correct reporting of errors by torrent client in some cases.
   - Bugfix: torrent client did not support working with partition-less
     storage devices.

* Network setup improvements.
   - Added a new network configuration mode: "Auto (DHCP), manual DNS",
     allowing to use DHCP for automatic configuration of basic network
     settings, but specify DNS settings manually (as needed for some
     Internet providers).
   - Improved indication when the player is waiting for IP address.

* WiFi setup improvements.
   - Added an ability to choose WiFi network from the list.
      - Setup / Network / (WiFi) Settings -> Scan for networks... 
   - Added autodetection of the best possible WiFi security method when
     choosing WiFi network from the list.
   - WiFi password is shown as normal text to make it easier to
     enter/validate it.

* Added PPPoE support.
   - Added PPPoE network connection kind (i.e.: Dune connected via Ethernet
     cable directly to an Internet provider which uses PPPoE connection,
     with login/password-based authorization).

* Added SMB server settings (Setup / Applications / SMB Server).
   - Server name.
   - Workgroup name.
   - Server description.
   - Ability to disable SMB server.

* Time zone setup improvements.
   - Time zone configuration (Setup / General / Time zone) is made more
     convenient: for each listed time zone, the current time taking place
     according to this time zone is shown.

* Added built-in "Reset Settings" function.
   - No more need to use a DSF file for this.
   - Usage: "Setup / General / Reset Settings".
   - Resets all player settings to default values and also clears all other
     user-related data stored by the player in main flash memory (such as:
     file/DVD bookmarks, configuration of network folders, etc).
   - Also clears Blu-ray cache (also known as Blu-ray local storage) in
     System Storage (when System Storage is attached).

* Various other improvements.
   - Changed indication of "AC3" and "EAC3" audio tracks to "Dolby Digital"
     and "Dolby Digital Plus" (as required by Dolby).
   - Bugfix: pressing POP UP MENU on main screen shortcuts pointing to a
     non-accessible network resource could cause a lockup for several
     minutes.
   - Other minor fixes.

Version "100916_2027_beta" (BETA version)
Download: dune_firmware_bdprime3_100916_2027_beta.dff (ZIP)
Changes since 100828_0034:
- Added a possibility to adjust the vertical position of subtitles during
  Blu-ray playback.

- Added a possibility to adjust the vertical position of PGS and VobSub
  subtitles during file playback.

- Improved handling of PGS subtitles in MKV and TS files.

- Improved "Audio / HDMI audio = Disabled" setting, which should now work
  more correctly with various HDMI equipment. Now, it only disables passing
  audio through the HDMI, but does not force DVI mode with RGB colorspace
  on the HDMI output any more.

- Added a new setting "Video / Advanced / Force DVI output", which allows
  to force DVI mode on the HDMI video output. This allows to achieve player
  behavior which took place previously when using "HDMI audio = Disabled"
  setting. (Note, as previously, this does not affect Blu-ray playback.)

- Added a new setting "Video / Advanced / Output colorspace",
  which allows to specify the desired colorspace on the HDMI output.
   - Supported values:
      - Auto (use BT.709 for HD video modes and BT.601 for SD video modes)
      - BT.601.
      - BT.709.
      - RGB-Full.
      - RGB-Limited.
   - The default value is Auto.
   - Note: does not affect Blu-ray playback (for Blu-ray playback, "Auto"
     is always used).
   - Note: in previous firmware versions, the actually used setting was
     BT.601; if you think that you had a better picture quality during file
     or DVD playback in previous firmware versions, you may try to set this
     setting to BT.601 (see also the new setting "Video / Advanced /
     Default decoder colorspace").

- Added a new setting "Video / Advanced / Default decoder colorspace",
  which allows to specify the default colorspace which should be assumed
  for files having no explicit indication of the colorspace actually used
  when encoding these files.
   - Supported values:
      - Auto (use BT.709 for files using HD resolution and BT.601 for files
        using SD resolution).
      - BT.601.
      - BT.709.
   - The default value is Auto.
   - Note: affects only file playback.
   - Note: in previous firmware versions, the actually used setting was
     BT.601; if you think that you had a better picture quality during file
     playback in previous firmware versions, you may try to set this
     setting to BT.601 (see also the new setting "Video / Advanced / Output
     colorspace").

- Improved Audio CD playback startup speed.

- Improved compatibility with specific models of eSATA HDD enclosures.

- Implemented improvements/fixes for Avatar Blu-ray playback.

- Added automatic clearing (when needed) of Blu-ray Local Storage after
  firmware upgrade in order to prevent possible Blu-ray playback problems.

- Added a new setting "Misc / Playback / Save zoom settings", which allows
  to remember the choosen zoom mode even after stopping playback and
  switching off the player.

- Added a new setting "Misc / Playback / Show recording indicator", which
  allows to enable on-screen indication (blinking red circle) during
  recording of IPTV / Internet radio / DVB-T streams.

- Improved the firmware recovery procedure: the LED indicator on the front
  panel is blinking during firmware recovery process.

- Improved handling of specific unsupported files (such as GMC-encoded
  AVIs): information about this is reported to the user.

- Bugfix: HDMI color depth and HDMI CEC settings could be set to wrong
  values when using "safe" video modes (triggered by MODE + 1..6 RC
  buttons).

- Bugfix: very high-birate IPTV channels could be played with artefacts and
  picture distortions (a problem introduced in firmware version
  100630_2131_beta).

- Bugfix: specific MKV files could not be recognized and played at all.

- Bugfix: ".djvu" files wrongly considered as supported.

- Bugfix: creation of debug dumps did not work in specific cases (when the
  current folder path contained whitespaces).

- Some interface languages added/updated. 

- Some other improvements/fixes.

Version "100828_0034"
Download: N/A (has not been released, or is not recommended, for this player model, the listed changes are included into next firmware versions)
Changes since 100706_1032_beta:
- Integrated a new version of Sigma Blu-ray SDK:
   - This improves compatibility with new Blu-ray discs.

- Integrated commercial NTFS read-write driver from Tuxera.
   - All kinds of write access to an NTFS HDD should work, including:
      - Copying/moving/deleting/renaming files via file browser.
      - FTP access from network.
      - SMB access from network.
      - Torrent client.
      - Recording of IPTV, Internet Radio, DVB-T.
   - NOTE: If you do not plan to use your HDD both with Dune and with PC,
     it is still recommended to format the HDD to EXT2 or EXT3 filesystem
     (as these filesystems are better tested, and as this may provide
     better performance in some cases, e.g. when using Torrent client).

- Included Korean fonts.

- Added a workaround for MKV lipsync problem (a small A/V desync when
  bitstreaming AC3 through S/PDIF or HDMI, noticeable by some users on some
  A/V equipment).

- Bugfix: 192kHz/24-bit FLAC audio could not be output to HDMI TV.

- Bugfix: audio could be absent during playback of specific MPEG files.

- Bugfix: audio could be lost after specific user actions (such as SLOW ->
  PAUSE -> PLAY) on specific files.

Version "100706_1032_beta" (BETA version)
Download: dune_firmware_bdprime3_100706_1032_beta.dff (ZIP)
Changes since 100630_2131_beta:
- Bugfix: removed misleading setup option "Cinema mode".

Version "100630_2131_beta" (BETA version)
Download: dune_firmware_bdprime3_100630_2131_beta.dff (ZIP)
Changes since 100413_1555:
- Much faster start/stop of playback of video and audio files, w/o video
  output reinitialization.  
   - NOTE: If autoframerate feature is used, video output reinitialization
     may still be performed.
   - NOTE: Playback of DVD/Blu-ray discs/images still requires video output
     reinitilization in any case.

- Added support for launching Flash applications (Flash Lite 3).
   - To launch a Flash application, just launch ".swf" file in file
     browser.
   - More information: http://dune-hd.com/support/flash

- Added Web Browser feature.
   - The web browser is based on WebKit engine and supports HTML4, CSS,
     JavaScript (including DHTML and AJAX). Flash and Java are not
     supported.
   - Various Internet web sites can be viewed, even rather complicated ones
     (e.g. Google Maps is working).
   - To launch the web browser, use "Web Browser" item on the main screen
     or press "URL" RC button.
   - A new Setup section (Applications / Web Browser) allows to control
     various web browser related settings.
   - The web browser can be controlled via RC, USB mouse, USB keyboard. USB
     mouse/keyboard should be connected to the player before the web
     browser is started.
   - It is recomended to run the web browser with System Storage attached
     to the player (in such a case, the web browser will create and use
     "swap" file on the System Storage); the web browser can work w/o
     System Storage, but complicated web sites requiring a lot of memory
     may work worse w/o System Storage.
   - There are some limitations and issues; it is not guaranteed that all
     Internet web sites work or work properly; sometimes, there are some 

- Added a support for DVB-T TV (using Dune TV USB dongle). Supported
  features:
   - A new "DVB-T" item on the main screen (can be disabled via the setting
     "Setup / Applications / DVB-T / Show on main screen").
   - Scan for available frequences/channels (is started automatically when
     the accesses "DVB-T" item on the main screen for the first time).
   - Rescan frequences/channels: press MENU on "DVB-T" item on the main
     screen, choose "Scan".
   - View the list of available channels and start watching: open "DVB-T"
     item on the main screen, choose a channel, press PLAY.
   - Switch between DVB-T channels when watching: use MENU, P+/P-,
     PREV/NEXT RC buttons.
   - View EPG and other information about the current program: use INFO RC
     button.
   - Record the currently watched channel: press PLAY to start/stop
     recording (ensure there is a storage attached).
   - Background/concurrent recordings (when two Dune TV USB dongles are
     attached): press "C" RC button to start/stop background recording of
     the current channel; the background recording uses the second Dune TV
     USB dongle, and you can concurrent watch or record any other DVB-T
     channels using the first Dune TV USB dongle.
   - Each recording is saved into its own file inside "DVB_recordins"
     folder in the main storage.

- Added a possibility to record Internet radio stations (HTTP/MP3 and
  HTTP/AAC).
   - Recording of Internet radio works exactly the same way as recording of
     IPTV: ensure there is a storage attached, and press PLAY RC button to
     start/stop recording during playback.
   - Each recording is saved into its own file inside "InetRadio_recordins"
     folder in the main storage.

- Added a special support for watching (and also recording)
  network/Internet video streams which use HTTP protocol and TS format,
  with improved buffering approach.
   - To start watching such a video stream, launch a special
     "http://ts://......" URL in the player (e.g. using
     dune_folder.txt/media_url).
   - During watching, press PLAY to start/stop recording (ensure a storage
     is attached).
   - Each recording is saved into its own file inside "MTS_recordings"
     folder in the main storage.

- Added a possibility to sort files in the file browser.
   - Usage: press MENU, choose "Sorting", choose sorting criteria and
     direction, press "OK".
   - NOTE: Saving the sorting setting is not supported yet.

- Added support for APE ("monkey audio") audio files.

- Added support for OGG/Vorbis audio files.

- Added support for Vorbis audiotracks in MKV files.

- Added support for external OGG/Vorbis audiotracks.

- Added support for PGS subtitles in MKV files.

- Added support for VobSub subtitles in MKV files.

- Added support for WMA audiotracks in MKV files.

- Added support for correct playback of specific 120fps MKV files.

- Added support for external SSA/ASS subtitles (file extensions ".ssa",
  ".ass").

- Added support for playback of TS files with ".mod" and ".tos" extensions
  (used by some models of digital camcoders). 

- Added support for specific TS files which were previously unsupported
  (audio-only files, files with certain information missing, etc).

- Added a new zoom preset for file playback: "fill screen" (convenient for
  watching 4:3 broadcasts with nonlinear stretching to 16:9).

- Added support for simplified chinese, traditional chinese, and japanese
  characters (fonts extended).

- Added support for BIG5 and GB2312 encodings (in all places -- subtitles,
  playlists, etc).

- Added dune_folder.txt feature: a possibility to specify the initial
  playback position in the playlist for media_url pointing to a playlist.
   - Syntax:
      - media_url = /path/to/playlist-file
      - media_start_index = index
   - NOTE: This feature is useful for implement series support in
     movies-collection management solutions.

- Added dune_folder.txt feature: a possibility to specify scale factor not
  only for the primary icon, but also for the selected icon.
   - Syntax:
      - icon_sel_scale_factor = ...
   - NOTE: This feature allows to implement the "selected icon has bigger
     size" effect w/o need to prepare two different icons.

- Added dune_folder.txt feature: a possibility to force "list" and
  "extended list" view modes for a folder.
   - Syntax:
      - use_icon_view = list
      - use_icon_view = exlist

- Added dune_folder.txt feature: a possibility to specify what to do when
  media_url refers to a folder: open the folder for browsing, start
  playback of folder content, or ask user.
   - Syntax:
      - media_action = browse|play|ask_user

- Added dune_folder.txt feature: support for showing "virtual" items on the
  screen.
   - The dune_folder.txt in a folder can define a list of virtual items,
     which are shown in addition to the files/subfolders actually residing
     in this folder (if any).
   - Syntax ({N} is the index of the virtual item: 0, 1, 2, ...):
      - item.{N}.caption = ...
      - item.{N}.media_url = ...
      - item.{N}.icon_path = ... (NOTE: HTTP links to images can be used)
      - item.{N}.{...} = ... ({...} is any parameter affecting the look and
        behavior of the media item)

- Added support for working with external catalogs of resources ("virtual
  filesystems") in the file browser.
   - When dune_folder.txt/media_url points to a HTTP URL using
     "dune_http://..." syntax instead of the normal "http://..." syntax,
     such a HTTP URL is handled by the player as a "virtual folder", which
     can be opened and navigated similarly to how local and NFS/SMB folders
     can be opened/navigated.
   - The "dune_http" HTTP URL should return dune_folder.txt describing the
     content of the virtual folder using the mechanism of "virtual items".
   - Each virtual item can be either a reference to a particular media
     resource, or a "dune_http" reference to a nested virtual subfolder.

- Extended support for VBR MP3 files (added duration detection and seek
  possibilities).

- Extended the lists of supported encodings for EXT2/EXT3 and NFS (added
  all encodings supported in other places).

- Improved detection and handling of files which have unsupported file
  format or can not be opened.
   - Now, when encountering such a file, the player shows a message for a
     several seconds before skipping the file. Fixed some other bugs with
     handling of unsupported file formats.

- Improved DHCP client behavior: when the player send a DHCP request, it
  announces it as "Dune" (instead of using an empty name).

- Improved compatibility with some Blu-ray discs.

- Improved seek performance in specific MKV files.

- Improved LPCM output over HDMI when playing TS files (some issues fixed).

- Improved zoom handling for file and DVD playback: pressing CLEAR resets
  zoom settings to the defaults.

- Improved online upgrade function: more robust deletion of temporarily
  downloaded files.

- Improved TOP MENU RC button handling: it now allows to go to the main
  screen also from Setup.

- Improved antialiasing algorithm used for text rendering.

- Improved file browser responsiveness and performance in specific cases.

- Included the fix for the problem with media playback/reading pausing for
  several seconds.

- Improved handling of low-bitrate audio (less than 32Khz) during file
  playback (some issues fixed).

- Improved autoframerate: allow to switch to 23.976/24p from interlaced
  video modes when 24/50/60 autoframerate mode is used).

- Improved Internet radio playback: implemented more robust handling of
  HTTP connections.

- Improved component video output (prefering "SMPTE" standard instead of
  "M2"; should fix the problems with bad colors when component video output
  is chosen in Setup).

- Improved support for output of high quality PCM audio though digital
  audio outputs (S/PDIF and HDMI):
   - Relaxed software limitations on the sample rate (to the level allowed
     by the hardware). 
   - Introduced a new setting allowing to limit maximum sample rate for
     compatibility with particular S/PDIF cables and A/V receivers.
   - NOTE: For compatibility with all S/PDIF cables and A/V receivers, the
     limit is set to 48 Khz by default.

- Bugfix: in Blu-ray playback, 1921x1081 scaling was wrongly used, leading
  to slightly decreased picture quality.

- Bugfix: huge BD ISO could not be played properly (problem at ~40 min).

- Bugfix: network folders of different types (e.g. SMB and NFS) and having
  the same names did not work properly.

- Bugfix: some PCM WAV files were playing with a slight noise in the
  beginning.

- Bugfix: opening SMB share using guest account could not work in some
  cases.

- Bugfix: when reading/playing content from a SMB share, an error could
  occur in some rare cases.

- Bugfix: default choosing of internal audiotrack in TS files could not
  work (manual audio track switching could be required).

- Bugfix: external subtitles could be not available when starting file
  playback in specific ways (e.g. via network browser).

- Bugfix: UTF16-encoded external subtitles could be handled wrongly in
  specific cases.

- Bugfix: wrong information about audiocodec could be displayed when
  playing ASF/WMA file in specific cases.

- Bugfix: AC3 audiotracks in TS files could be decoded wrongly in specific
  cases.

- Bugfix: FIP button presses could cause duplicate actions in specific
  cases.

- Bugfix: loading invalid/corrupted user-created icon files (via
  dune_folder.txt) could be handled wrongly.

- Bugfix: during file playback, if specific zoom settings were used,
  switching to the next file in the playlist could cause wrong zoom
  settings/handling.

- Some menu languages added/updated.

- Various other minor fixes and improvements.

Version "100413_1555"
Download: dune_firmware_bdprime3_100413_1555.dff (ZIP)
Changes since 091023_1444_update1:
NOTE: This version has very few differences (mostly bugfixes) from the
previously released 100307_2100_beta version. This firmware version is
considered to be the most stable and bug free version in comparison with
any previously released firmware versions, and thus is recommended to
everyone. New big features and further improvements will be included into
future beta versions. 

- Some menu languages updated/improved.

- Minor improvements in the player boot procedure; popup dialog for
  choosing menu interface language is now shown when booting the player for
  the first time (when player settings are not initialized yet).

- Bugfix: white vertical line consisting could be visible on the right side
  of the screen in some cases.

- Bugfix: switching to another item in the playlist could lead to playback
  crash (e.g. when switching between IPTV channels).

- Bugfix: picture adjustments could be handled in a wrong way during file
  playback when autoframerate was used.

- Bugfix: specific TS files could be handled wrongly.

- Also includes the changes from 091023_1444_update1 (ensuring
  compatibility with the latest Dune player batches, shipped starting with
  Aprile, 2010).

Version "091023_1444_update1"
Download: dune_firmware_bdprime3_091023_1444_update1.dff (ZIP)
Changes since 091023_1444:
NOTE: This version is exactly the same version as 091023_1444, but adopted
to the minor hardware changes taking place in the new player batches. This
version is shipped by default with Dune players starting with Aprile, 2010.
NOTE: it is not recommended to install any previous firmware versions to
these new player batches; this is the first firmware version compatible
with and recommended for these new player batches.

Version "100307_2100_beta" (BETA version)
Download: dune_firmware_bdprime3_100307_2100_beta.dff (ZIP)
Changes since 091229_1411_beta:
NOTE: This firmware version includes quite a lot of internal code changes,
and, despite a lot of preliminary testing performed, there are good chances
that some functions may not function correctly under specific
circumstances. The most probable areas where things may be broken are:
   - File browser (working with network shares, "dune_folder.txt"
     mechanism, and any other file browser features).
   - File playback.
   - DVD and BD playback (especially when autoframerate is switched on).
   - USB WiFi.

- Improvements for autoframerate:

   - Implemented autoframerate also for DVD-Video and Blu-ray content (in
     addition to autoframerate previously supported for files only).
      - Supported for both optical discs and disc images.
      - For DVD-Video, supports switching between 50 and 59.94 framerates
        (no support for switching to 23.976 on NTSC pulldown content).
      - For Blu-ray, supports all framerates (including 24p).
      - If a disc consists of multiple fragments with different framerates,
        framerate switching is automatically performed also when switching
        between disc fragments.

   - Bugfix: autoframerate did not work for specific TS files.

- Improvements for HDMI output:

   - Added a new Setup option (Video / Advanced / HDMI color depth)
     allowing to switch between 8-bit / 10-bit / 12-bit HDMI output signal.
     8-bit is now used by default to ensure the best compatibility with
     various HDMI equipment and cables (this solves the problems with noise
     on HDMI output).

   - Added a new Setup Option (Video / Advanced / HDMI CEC) allowing to
     enable/disable HDMI CEC. HDMI CEC is now disabled by default to ensure
     the best compatibility with various HDMI equipment (this solves the
     problems such as unneeded messages shown by TV on HDMI
     reinitialization, wrong switching of HDMI input, etc).

   - Bugfix: The setting "HDMI audio = off" could cause severe problems with
     HDMI output (such as wrong picture/colors, no picture at all). Now, these
     problems are fixed. NOTE: For file and DVD playback, using this setting
     still, as before, may enable DVI output mode for HDMI output (with RGB
     colorspace) instead of HDMI-native output mode (with YUV colorspace),
     that may have some effects on the picture, depending on a particular used
     equipment; this issue will be addressed in future firmware versions.

   - Bugfix: Blu-ray playback could hangup when disconnecting/reconnecting
     HDMI cable, switching off/on the attached HDMI equipment, or switching
     HDMI input on the attached HDMI equipment.

- Improvements for subtitles support:

   - Added support for PGS (Blu-ray) subtitles in M2TS/TS files. It is now
     possible to use Blu-ray subtitles not only playing full BD-images, but
     also when playing individual M2TS files.

   - Added support for external subtitles in SUB/IDX format.

   - Added support for UTF-16 encoding in SRT and SUB (MicroDVD) external
     subtitle files.

- Improvements for USB WiFi support:

   - Finally fixed the support for USB WiFi adapter D-Link DWA-140 rev.B2
     (in addition to the previously supported rev.B1).

   - Included WiFi driver for RALink RT3070 chipset (the latest available
     version 2.1.2.0), and allowed the use of all USB WiFI devices
     supported by this driver (31 USB-IDs in total).

   - Upgraded WiFi driver for RALink RT2870/RT2770 chipsets to the latest
     available version 2.3.0.0, and allowed the use of all USB WiFi devices
     supported by this driver (66 USB-IDs in total).

   - See here for more details on the
     supported USB hardware.

- Improvements for working with network shares:

   - Added a new function "Add to Main Screen" for SMB shares in SMB
     browser. Allows to easily add a new network folder corresponding to a
     SMB share to the main screen. NOTE: Supported for the SMB shares only,
     not supported for other items in SMB browser (SMB workgroups, SMB
     servers, or folders inside SMB shares).

   - Implemented a better scanning for available SMB workgroups and hosts
     in SMB browser. Now, there are more chances that SMB resources are
     found immediately, w/o the need to wait or restart network components.
     (This should fix the problems such as certain SMB workgroups sometimes
     visible, and sometimes not visible.)

   - In SMB browser, all printer shares are now excluded from the list of
     SMB shares (previously, some printer shares could be shown).

   - Added showing drive information (total/used/available space) in the
     "Information" dialog for network shares (the network share should be
     in the "connected" state).

   - Added a possibility to explicitly "disconnect" (i.e. unmount) a
     mounted NFS or SMB share. Press INFO on a connected network folder, or
     on a connected SMB share in SMB browser, and then choose "Disconnect".

   - Bugfix: Iw was impossible to access SMB shares on a SMB server after
     deleting some files from another SMB share on the same SMB server.

   - The Setup option "Fast SMB Access" (introduced in the previous beta
     firmware versions) is now disabled by default (since some users
     reports problems when using this options with some SMB servers).
      - NOTE: When upgrading to this firmware version from one of two
        previous beta firmware versions, the value of this option is kept.
        If you experience any problems with SMB access from the player,
        please manually disable this option.
      - NOTE: Even w/o this option, on Dune 3.0 models, playback of any
        content via SMB should work w/o any problems under normal
        circumstances, so it is safe to keep it disabled (unless you have a
        specific setup/requirements.

- Improvements for bookmarks:

   - Reenabled a simple support for bookmarks when using playlists (the
     initial version of such a support introduced in 091211_1311_beta was
     disabled in 091229_1411_beta, and now a more reasonable implementation
     is provided):
      - When starting playing a playlist (e.g. by presssing PLAY button on a
        file in a folder containing several files), the bookmark is
        checked/used for the initial file in the playlist.
      - When stopping playing a playlist, the bookmark is saved for the
        current file in the playlist (so, by pressing PLAY on this file, the
        playback can be later resumed from the saved bookmark).
      - When switching between files in the playlist, bookmarks are neither
        checked/used nor saved (as in the previous firmware version).
      - The Setup options for disabling autoresume for video/audio files
        influence both individual files and playlists.
      - NOTE: Full-fledged support for playlist bookmarks (remember
        bookmark for the entire playlist) is still absent; will be
        addressed in future firmware versions.

- Improvements for IPTV support:

   - Added support for viewing the list of audiotracks and switching
     between them when watching IPTV (multicast UDP) channels.

- Added online firmware check/upgrade function:

   - A new Setup section "Miscellaneous / Firmware Upgrade" allows to
     conveniently check for the presence of new firmware version directly
     from the player, and, if a new version is available, automatically
     download and install it (w/o the need to use a PC to download the
     firmware upgrade file).

   - Also, if the player is connected to Internet, the player periodically
     automatically checks for the new firmware updates, and when one
     becomes available, informs the user about it and proposes to
     download/install it.

   - System Storage or any other attached storage can be used as a
     temporary location to download a firmware from Internet; if no
     writable storage with enough free space is found, the user is prompted
     to attach one.

   - When downloading a firmware from Internet, progress is indicated, and
     a possibility to stop/cancel the download is provided.

   - Advanced users can fine-tune various online upgrade settings via Setup
     menu: enable/disable checking for non-stable (beta) versions,
     enable/disable automatic checking.

- "dune_folder.txt" mechanism improvements:

   - Added support for "smb://...", "nfs://...", and "network_folder://..."
     media_url values, allowing to reference media content on SMB and NFS
     network shares.
      - Syntax:
         - "smb://[user[:password]@]host/share/path"
            - "user" and "password" are optional.
            - "host" can be IP-address, DNS-name, or SMB-name of SMB server.
            - "share" is SMB share name.
            - Example: "smb://10.0.0.1/MYSHARE/folder/file1.avi"
         - "nfs://host[:/export-path]:/path"
            - "host" can be IP-address or DNS-name of NFS server.
            - "export-path" is optional; when omitted, the player tries to
              automatically deduce it from the specified "path" (by
              analyzing all NFS-exports of the NFS-server). For better
              performance and correct working, it is recommended to always
              explicitly specify "export-path".
            - Example (w/o explicitly specified "export-path"):
              "nfs://10.0.0.1:/MYSHARE/folder/file1.avi"
            - Example (with explicitly specified "export-path"):
              "nfs://10.0.0.1:/MYSHARE:/folder/file1.avi"
         - "network_folder://network-folder-name/path"
            - "network-folder-name" is the name of network folder
              econfigured in the player.
            - Example: "network_folder://MYSHARE/folder/file1.avi"
      - So, it is now possible to use "dune_folder.txt" to organize links
        (e.g. Media Collection Indexes) pointing not only to any locally
        attached storage devices, but also to any network resources
        accessible via NFS or SMB.
      - Network URLs are supported for all kinds of content: regular media
        files (video, audio, photo), DVD-images (VIDEO_TS, ISO), BD-Images
        (BDMV, ISO).
      - Such network URLs are also supported in playlist files (M3U, PLS).
      - The network shares are automounted by the player on-the-fly as
        needed; when using "smb://" and "nfs://" URLs, there is no need to
        manually configure the corresponding network folders.
      - When playing a playlist consisting of items pointing to different
        network shares, the player automatically unmounts/mounts network
        shares as needed (in particular, it correctly unmounts a SMB share
        before accessing another SMB share pointing to the same SMB server,
        in order to avoid the limitation that Linux kernel can not work
        with multiple SMB shares of the same SMB server simultanesouly).

   - Added the following new "dune_folder.txt" parameters:

      - "system_files = {pattern1}[,{pattern2}...]".
         - Allows to specify which files should be treated as system and
           thus hidden (when "Hide system files = Yes" option is enabled in
           Setup).
         - Each "pattern" can be the exact name of file/folder, or a
           pattern including wildcards ("*" means any sequence of
           characters, "?" means any single character).

      - "media_url_check = (yes|no)" (default is "no").
         - Allows to specify whether the player should try to check if the
           "media_url" is valid and points to an existing file when
           painting the item corresponding to this media folder, and also
           determine a suitable icon to show (e.g. video file, audio file);
           if the "media_url" is not valid, the item is painted in the
           "dimmed" way. Such a check may reduce browsing performance, so
           it is now disabled by default, and this new parameter allows to
           reenable it.

   - Added support for specifying "dune_folder.txt" parameters which affect
     not just the current folder, but also subfolders.
      - This allows to provide custom look for the entire folder
        hieararchies (e.g. all folders on a HDD) just by creating a single
        "dune_folder.txt" file in the root of the folder hierarchy.
      - Almost any "dune_folder.txt" parameter can now be prefixed in the
        following way:
         - "direct_children.{parameter} = {value}"
         - "level2_children.{parameter} = {value}"
         - "all_children.{parameter} = {value}"
      - When "{value}" is a relative path to some file, the following
        syntax can be used to specify how the relative path should be
        resolved:
         - "rel_path://{relative-path}": treat path relatively to each
           particular subfolder (default).
         - "cur_path://{relative-path}": treat path relatively to the
           parent folder (i.e. the folder where "dune_folder.txt" file is
           located).

- Other improvements and bugfixes:

   - Improvement: Windows 7 Recycle Bin folder is considered to be system
     file and is hidden by default.

   - Minor improvement for the "Hard Disk" icon.

   - Improved progress indication when preparing to play and building large
     playlists.

   - Bugfix: Audio could be absent when playing specific TS files.

   - Bugfix: When accessing Dune from a Windows PC via SMB, "dir" command in
     Windows shell could work wrongly (filename case sensitivity problem; now
     Dune's SMB server treats all filenames w/o case sensitivity).

   - Bugfix: Photo viewer could hang up in specific rare cases.

   - Bugfix: Optical disc eject was wrongly allowed when running file read
     test on a file located on the optical disc.

   - Bugfix: JPEG images (assigned via dune_folder.txt) could be displayed
     wrongly in the right panel of the file browser (when using "Extended
     List" view mode).

   - Bugfix: screensaver could become non-functioning after using photo
     viewer.

   - Added Thai characters into fonts (adds support for Thai language in
     filenames and subtitles).

   - Added more menu languages: Greek, Danish, Czech. Some other languages
     updated/improved.

Version "091229_1411_beta" (BETA version)
Download: dune_firmware_bdprime3_091229_1411_beta.dff (ZIP)
Changes since 091211_1311_beta:
- Bookmarks improvements:
   - File bookmarks are disabled when playing playlists, they are used only
     when playing individual files (press ENTER on a file).
   - The setting "Miscellaneous / Playback / Autoresume video files" allows
     to completely disable bookmarks for video files.
   - The setting "Miscellaneous / Playback / Autoresume audio files" allows
     to completely disable bookmarks for audio files.
   - The setting "Miscellaneous / Playback / Autoresume DVD" allows to
     completely disable bookmarks for DVD discs and DVD-folders/ISO-images.

- Added a support for tags in audio files (MP3, FLAC, WMA, M4A).
   - When tags are detected, they are automatically shown for the currently
     played file during music playback. The supports tags include: title,
     artist, album, track, year, comment.
   - The setting "Miscellaneous / Playback / Audio file tags" allows to
     disable reading and showing the tags (could be helpful e.g. if it does
     not work properly for some files).
   - Both Unicode and 8-bit tags are supported. The setting "Miscellaneous
     / Encodings / MP3 tag encoding" allows to force the specified encoding
     for tags in MP3 files.

- When music playback starts, a hint about INFO and MENU buttons is
  displayed (INFO -- show details about the current track, MENU -- show the
  playlist).

- Added preliminary (untested) support for USB WiFi adapter D-Link DWA-140
  version B2 (previously only version B1 was supported). UPDATE: according
  to user's feedback, this firmware version still does not work with
  DWA-140 version B2.

- Added full support for discrete power-off and power-on IR commands.
   - IR hex codes:
      - DISCRETE-POWER-ON: 00 BF 5F A0 
      - DISCRETE-POWER-OFF: 00 BF 5E A1
   - The DISCRETE-POWER-ON IR command is handled exactly as POWER RC button
     when the player is in the standby mode, and is ignored when the player
     is turned on.
   - The DISCRETE-POWER-OFF IR command is handled exactly as POWER RC
     button when the player is turned on, and is ignored when the player is
     in the standby mode.
   - If the player is configured to perform full power-off instead of
     entering software standby, the DISCRETE-POWER-OFF and
     DISCRETE-POWER-ON commands perform full power-off and power-on.

- Added a possibility to easily format a non-initialized drive (e.g. HDD)
  just by pressing ENTER of the drive item on the main screen.

- "dune_folder.txt": "background_order" parameter now supports the
  following set of values (instead of "first" and "last" as took place in
  the previous firmware version):
   - "before_all": the same as "first" in the previous firmware version.
   - "before_icons": the same as "last" in the previous firmware version.
   - "after_all": a new option, allowing to paint the custom background
     after everything else (including file icons).

- "dune_folder.txt": added a possibility to hide file icons (w/o using
  dummy fully-transparent icon). Syntax:
   - "paint_icons = no" (default is "yes").

- Added more menu languages: Hungarian, Polish. Some other languages
  updated/improved.

- The configuration of built-in FTP server adjusted to allow "FXP"
  transfers.

- Added support for playback of video files with ".trp" extension (no more
  need to rename them).

- Improved the speed of startup of specific MKV files, which previously
  could take too long to start (that could even be considered by the user
  as hangup in some cases).

- Bugfix: playing a file with an unknown length (such as MP3 with VBR
  bitrate) caused playback crash (this bug was introduced in the previous
  beta firmware version).

- Bugfix: playing/reading files from SMB share could crash in some cases
  (the bug introduced by SMB optimizations in the previous beta firmware
  version) (plus some other SMB-related bugs fixed).

- Bugfix: returning to file browser (e.g. after playback) caused crash if
  current folder had dune_folder.txt with custom background image.

- Bugfix: specific Blu-ray images could not be played in some cases.

- Bugfix: after switching to TrueHD audiotrack in MKV file, stuttering
  could take place in specific cases.

- Bugfix: "dune_folder.txt" / "paint_captions = no" did not work properly
  in some cases (when the filename was too long and scrolled, it was shown
  despite this setting).

Version "091211_1311_beta" (BETA version)
Download: dune_firmware_bdprime3_091211_1311_beta.dff (ZIP)
Changes since 091023_1444:
- Added more conveniency for working with subtitles and audiotracks during
  file and DVD playback:

   - Added the setting "Misc / Playback / Enable subtitles by default for
     files" which allows to choose one of the following settings:
      - "No" -- do not use subtitles by default.
      - "Yes" -- always use subtitles by default if any subtitles exist
        (internal or external).
      - "Internal only" -- if internal subtitles exist, use them by
        default.
      - "External only" (default) -- if external subtitles exist, use them
        by default.

   - Added the setting "Misc / Playback / Default subtitles preference"
     with choices "Internal" and "External" (default), which controls which
     kind of subtitles have priority if "Enable subtitles by default for
     files" is set to "Yes" and both internal and external subtitles exist.

   - Added the setting "Misc / Playback / Quick toggling of single
     subtitles" (enabled by default), which enables special behavior of
     SUBTITLE RC button when there is only one subtitles track: instead of
     showing the usual subtitles menu, the SUBTITLE RC button allows to
     quickly toggle this single subtitles track (select / deselect it). To
     enter the subtitles setup, press SUBTITLE and then SETUP.

   - Added a new possibility to conveniently and quickly show/hide the
     currently selected subtitles track (even if there are multiple
     subtitles) just by pressing the RC button "D" (blue).
      - When a subtitles track is selected, the "D" RC button toggles the
        visibility of the currently selected subtitles.
      - When selecting a subtitles track from the subtitles menu, the "D"
        RC button allows to select the subtitles track but hide it
        initially (until the "D" RC button is pressed during playback to
        show the subtitles).

   - Added the setting "Misc / Playback / "ENTER" closes subtitles/audio
     menu" (enabled by default). When enabled, selecting a track from the
     menu of available subtitles/audio tracks (by pressing "ENTER" RC
     button, or also "D" RC button for subtitles), automatically closes the
     menu (instead of keeping it shown).

- Added bookmarks functionality also for file playback (previously worked
  only for DVD playback).
   - Bookmarks work similarly to how they work for DVD playback: when
     stopping playback of a file, the current position is remembered and
     then automatically resumed when the file is played again; the bookmark
     is automatically deleted when the file is played till the very end;
     bookmarks are remembered for up to ~200 files.
   - NOTE: you can press "0" (jump to 0%) to quickly start file playback
     from the very beginning, if bookmark was used.
   - NOTE: there is no yet ability to disable bookmarks or confirm bookmark
     usage, possibility to review recent bookmarks, etc.
   - NOTE: still no support for generic Blu-ray bookmarks (only standard
     bookmarking possibilities provided by some Blu-ray discs on their own
     are supported).

- Added zoom functionality for photo viewer.
   - Instructions:
      - Use P+/P- to zoom-in/zoom-out.
      - Use arrows to scroll through the zoomed picture.
      - Use ZOOM to toggle through "fit to screen", "pixel to pixel", and
        "custom" zoom modes.
      - NOTE: Any zoom action shows ZOOM information box, which is
        automatically hidden after some period of user inactivity. Press
        ENTER or RETURN to hide it immediately.
      - NOTE: Any zoom action pauses the slideshow. To resume the
        slideshow, press PLAY.
   - NOTE: When working with photos having very high resolution (much
     bigger than FullHD 1920x1080), photo viewer initially loads photos
     with a reduced resolution (minimal resolution which is enough to
     ensure excellent photo quality on FullHD display, in order to speedup
     things); after zooming into the picture, photo viewer initially shows
     the already loaded version of the picture (with reduced resolution),
     and then automatically loads and shows the version of the picture with
     full resolution in background (so it may take some seconds to show the
     best quality photo in zoom mode).

- Added time search (go to HH:MM:SS) functionality also for file playback
  and DVD playback (previously was provided only for bluray playback, while
  for file/DVD playback it was only possible to use +/-10sec/1min/10min
  navigation).
   - Instructions:
      - Press SEARCH, enter HH:MM:SS, then press ENTER.
      - When entering HH:MM:SS, the following RC buttons are available:
        ENTER, RETURN, CLEAR, LEFT, RIGHT.
   - NOTE: the "Quick Play" feature is still available, the same way as
     before: quickly press SEARCH, then PLAY.

- Added more font sizes for text subtitles (file playback) in addition to
  "small" and "medium": "large" (+25%), "x-large" (+50%), "xx-large"
  (+100%).
   - NOTE: This feature is intended primarily for relatively small screens
     (or for relatively big viewing distance).

- Added a possibility to switch between Internet Radio stations, IPTV
  channels, or other streamable media (where time search is not supported)
  via P+/P- buttons. Instructions:
   - Launch the playlist with streamable media sources in the usual way,
     then use P+/P- buttons instead or in addition to the usual NEXT/PREV
     buttons.

- Various playback and file format compatibility improvements:

   - Performance of network playback from SMB servers further improved
     (effective data transfer rate is now up to 20% bigger, and may be even
     comparable to NFS, so even playback from problematic SMB servers
     should work better now).

   - Bugfix: specific Bluray images could not be played properly.

   - Bugfix: specific DVD-Video discs with MPEG audio streams could not be
     played properly.

   - Bugfix: specific DVD-Video discs could not be played properly.

   - Bugfix: playing TS files in a loop (more than 40 repeats) could cause
     playback crash or hangup.

- General/miscellaneous improvements:

   - Added more menu languages: Italian, Romanian, Spanish. Some other
     languages updated/improved.

   - Added a warning when the user attempts to choose non-recommended
     settings in the "System" setup section.

   - Improvement: FTP server and SMB server applications running on Dune
     consume less processing power during playback now (their "nice" level
     increased).

   - Improvement: switching directly to the main menu in file browser (via
     RC button STOP/REPEAT/TITLE/TOP-MENU) works slightly faster now.

   - Change: "IPTV" and "Internet Radio" items are now always shown on the
     main screen when they are enabled in the "Applications" setup section
     (even if their configuration is missing). To remove these items from
     the main creen, disable them in the setup.

   - Bugfix: setting "HDMI audio" to "off" caused wrong colorspace on HDMI
     video output (purple/absent/distorted picture).

   - Bugfix: after playing a video/music file from UPnP server and then
     returning to file browser, an empty folder content could be shown in
     specific rare cases.

   - Bugfix: initialization of System Storage during firmware update could
     not work for partitionless USB flash drives.

   - Bugfix: system storage could not work properly in some cases after
     putting the player into standby.

   - Bugfix: emergency optical disc eject (holding EJECT during player
     boot) did not work in some cases.

   - Improvement: optical discs never spinned down in some cases. Now, when
     not used, they should spin down in all cases (sometimes on some
     timeout of up to 2 minutes).

- Various "dune_folder.txt" mechanism improvements:

   - Added support for images files not only in Dune-specific AAI file
     format, but also in BMP, PNG, JPG, and GIF formats.
      - NOTE: For BMP and PNG formats (as well as AAI), transparancy and
        alphachannel are supported.
      - NOTE: The performance of reading images from various file formats
        may differ, depending on the exact file format, image resolution,
        and media source kind (e.g. local or network disk). In most cases,
        AAI and BMP are the recommended formats having the best
        performance. If you need a standard and widely used image file
        format with tranparancy/alphachannel support and good performance
        on Dune, use BMP.

   - Added progress indication during loading of custom background image
     when image loading takes a while (could take place e.g. when loading
     FullHD 1920x1080 background from a network media source).

   - Added a possibility to show just icons w/o captions (filenames) below
     them. Syntax:
      - "paint_captions = no" (default is "yes").

   - Added a possibility to hide the "path box" (the box showing the path
     to the current folder at the top of the screen). Syntax:
      - "paint_path_box = no" (default is "yes").

   - Added a possibility to hide the scrollbar. Syntax:
      - "paint_scrollbar = no" (default is "yes").

   - Added a possibility to hide the "help line" ("CONTROLS: ..." text at
     the bottom of the screen). Syntax:
      - "paint_help_line = no" (default is "yes").

   - Added a possibility to hide the "icon selection box" (a frame around
     an icon indicating that the icon is selected).
     Syntax:
      - "paint_icon_selection_box = no" (default is "yes").

   - Added a possibility to not paint the shaded background for the
     "content box" (the area listing icons). Syntax:
      - "paint_content_box_background = no" (default is "yes").

   - Added a possibility to alter the location and internal padding for the
     "content box" (the area listing icons). Syntax:
      - "content_box_x = ..." (>=0, -1 means default = auto).
      - "content_box_y = ..." (>=0, -1 means default = auto).
      - "content_box_width = ..." (>0, -1 means default = auto).
      - "content_box_height = ..." (>0, -1 means default = auto).
      - "content_box_padding_left = ..." (>=0, default = 20).
      - "content_box_padding_top = ..." (>=0, default = 20).
      - "content_box_padding_right = ..." (>=0, default = 20).
      - "content_box_padding_bottom = ..." (>=0, default = 20).

   - Added new options for altering the way custom background is painted.
     Syntax:
      - "background_order = first/last". Here:
         - "first" means paint custom background before "path_box",
           "content_box", and "help_line" (i.e. under these elements).
         - "last" (default) means paint custom background after these
           elements (i.e. over them).
      - "optimize_full_screen_background = yes" (default is "no"). "yes" is
        reasonable to specify in order to slightly improve the performance
        in the following cases:
         - Custom background image is full-screen (1920x1080) solid image
           (w/o transparent pixels).
         - "background_order = first".

   - Added a possibility to paint a custom scrollbar using a user-defined
     image file. Syntax:
      - "scroll_path = {image-path}"
      - "scroll_x = ..." (>=0, -1 means default = auto)
      - "scroll_y = ..." (>=0, -1 means default = auto)
      - "scroll_height = ..." (>0, -1 means default = auto)

   - Added a possibility to paint custom "mark" icons (icons used when
     marking files via SELECT RC button, e.g. to select items for the
     playlist) using a user-defined image file. Syntax:
      - "mark_path = {image-path}"
      - "mark_dx = ..." (-960..960)
      - "mark_dy = ..." (-540..540)

Version "091023_1444"
Download: dune_firmware_bdprime3_091023_1444.dff (ZIP)
The first official version ever shipped with production players.