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Dune HD Pro 4K II

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Version "200929_0332_r15" (BETA version)
Download: dune_firmware_tv175h_200929_0332_r15.dff
Changes since 200910_2300_r15:
- NOTE: This firmware includes some internal changes, which make it
  impossible to rollback to old firmware versions. After this firmware
  version is installed, it is possible to rollback to the previous stable
  version 200920_0001_r15 (which is basically equivalent to the version
  200702_2251_r15), but it is impossible to install other old versions
  (older than 200920_0001_r15).

- New feature: The "default" flag for audio tracks and subtitle tracks in
  MKV files is now supported. When no track is matched by language (and
  there is no remembered previously chosen track), the default track is
  used.

- New feature: Realtek models: Added support for decoding of multichannel
  SACD audio files which use DST compression (DFF and ISO) to multichannel
  PCM. Now, such files can be played with multichannel PCM output to HDMI.
  A new setting "Setup / Playback / Parameters / Preferred SACD area" can
  be used to choose, for images, which contain simultenously multichannel
  and stereo variants, which variant to use (default is Multichannel).
  (Note: on Max 4K and Ultra 4K models, main HDMI output should be used,
  because 2nd HDMI audio output does not support multichannel PCM output on
  these models.)

- Improvement: Realtek models: Added support for playback of very large
  (very long) audio files in various lossless formats (SACD DSF/DFF/ISO,
  FLAC, APE, WavPack) (for examples, 192/24 audio file longer than 70
  minutes could not be played before, because of internal 32-bit
  limitation).

- Improvement: Dune HD Pro 4K II model: auto framerate switching for
  Android applications: added support for previously unsupported Android
  applications.

- Improvement: Dune HD Pro 4K II model: auto framerate switching for
  Android applications: video mode is now correctly restored after exiting
  from Android application.

- Improvement: Dune HD Pro 4K II model: video playback in some Android
  applications is now better optimized and should work more smoothly.

- Bugfix: Entering/exiting standby did not work correctly in some cases.

- Bugfix: Realtek models: some HDMI CEC settings were not remembered after
  reboot.

- Minor changes in the list of preinstalled applications.

- Minor other fixes and improvements.

Version "200920_0001_r15" (the latest stable version)
Download: dune_firmware_tv175h_200920_0001_r15.dff
Changes since 200702_2251_r15:
- This firmware is almost completely equivalent to the version
  200702_2251_r15.

- NOTE: This firmware includes some internal changes, which make it
  impossible to rollback to old firmware versions. After this firmware
  version is installed, it is impossible to install any firmware version
  older than the version 200920_0001_r15.

- Minor changes in the list of preinstalled applications.

Version "200910_2300_r15"
Download: N/A (is not available / is not recommended for this player model, the listed changes are included into next firmware versions)
Changes since 200710_1329_r15:
- New feature: Dune HD Pro 4K II model: added support for auto framerate
  switching and auto resolution switching for Android apps. Supported by
  most apps, including Netflix and Youtube (some other apps may not be
  supported yet). Correct support for all framerates, including 23.976 and
  24.0, including 24.0 in Netflix. Intellectual handling of automatic
  trailers in Netflix: when moving cursor between movies on the main
  Netflix screen (when a new trailers starts to play after each cursor
  movement), unneeded framerate switching is not performed.

- New feature: Dune HD Pro 4K II model: added support for 5.1 audio tracks
  in Netflix (including support for both DD+ and Atmos tracks in Netflix).
  So now 4K HDR + Atmos content is supported in Netflix.

- New feature: Dune HD Pro 4K II model: added the possibility to adjust
  audio/video synchronisation for files. Available via "A" RCU button
  during file playback (same as it was previously available on Sigma
  Designs models).

- New feature: remembering of the latest chosen audio track for a file.
  (Works similarly to remembering of the latest chosen subtitle track.)

- New feature: automatic selection of audio track by language when playing
  files. The language to use is determined by the setting "Setup / Playback
  / Language / Audio language". The default setting value is "Auto", which
  means to use "Interface language" setting. (Works similarly to automatic
  selection of subtitle track.)

- New feature: automatic selection of audio and subtitle track when playing
  files based on the previous user's choice when switching from one file to
  another in a playlist. Helpful e.g. when playing several episodes of a TV
  show.

- New feature: Added support for HEIC image format (photos saved by iPhone)
  in photo viewer.

- New feature: the built-in SMB server now provides access not only to
  connected USB/SATA drives, but also to the built-in flash memory (to the
  folder available as "Sources / Built-in memory"). This allows convenient
  copying of e.g. small video files (up to 25 GB on Dune HD Pro 4K II model
  having 32GB flash memory) or any other files into the built-in flash
  memory.

- New feature: Realtek models: now all Realtek models have a preinstalled
  icon for HiByMusic application in "Android apps" menu. (Previously only
  the models having built-in Hi-Fi audio outputs had it.) Helpful when the
  user wants not only to use HiByMusic application for file playback using
  "Play with ..." function, but also for organising a music collection.

- New feature: Realtek models: Added "Setup / Misc / Display / Brightness"
  setting which allows choosing the desired brightness of the front panel
  display, or switch off the display completely. Note: this setting takes
  effect only after the player starts.

- New feature: Added showing of an additional notification with the
  information that the RCU button "TOP MENU" can be used to return to the
  main menu of Dune HD UI after launching an alternative Android home
  application.

- Improvement: Improved support for launching SPMC/KODI as an external
  player, fixed KODI 18 compatibility problems.

- Improvement: Added showing of total bitrate information in the internal
  player also when playing HTTP files (for example, when playing links
  provided by TorrServe application).

- Improvement: Played files are now added to Recent menu not after 10
  seconds of playback, but only after 3 seconds.

- Bugfix: Auto resolution switching did not work in some cases when playing
  files (MKV 2K was wrongly played in 4K video mode).

- Bugfix: Dune HD Pro 4K II model: fixed problems with audio interruptions,
  absent audio, video stuttering sometimes happening when using Netflix.

- Bugfix: When switching between different online subtitles, built-in
  subtitles could disappear in the list of subtitles in some cases.

- Bugfix: Some MKV 3D MVC files were not detected as 3D.

- Bugfix: Wrong zoom mode (wrong aspect ratio) was used in some cases when
  playing MKV 3D SBS/TNB files.

- Bugfix: 3D video mode could be switched to 3D video mode when screensaver
  is activated.

- Bugfix: A problem could happen when seeking in some MKV 3D MVC file.

- Bugfix: 4K TV channels could not be correctly played in some cases.

- Bugfix: Player could hang when trying to play specific FLAC files.

- Bugfix: Video with wrong aspect ratio could be played in some cases when
  using some Android applications.

- Bugfix: HDMI CEC could not work properly when switching the player on.

- Bugfix: In SMB browser, it was impossible to enter an SMB server in some
  cases.

- Bugfix: Ethernet connection could be lost in some cases when enabling VPN
  connection.

- Bugfix: After formatting a storage, it was impossible to enter this
  storage in some cases.

- Bugfix: After formatting an SD card, wrong list of storages could be
  shown in GUI in some cases.

- Bugfix: Wrong information about SD card partitions could be shown in some
  cases.

- Bugfix: The number of storage partitions was not displayed correctly in
  "Information" dialog for a storage.

- Bugfix: UI could be blocked for a few seconds in some specific rare
  cases.

- PHP API: Added the new "stop_retrying''mode for plugin TV playback.

- PHP API: Added the use of "LaunchMediaUrlActionData::caption" in
  "launch_media_url://embedded_app" action.

- Minor changes in the list of preinstalled applications.

- Minor other fixes and improvements.

Version "200710_1329_r15"
Download: N/A (is not available / is not recommended for this player model, the listed changes are included into next firmware versions)
Changes since 200702_2252_r15:
- This is an experimental firmware version. In case of any problems, please
  roll back to a previous version.

- New feature: Added support for 4K HDR in Netflix.

- Improvement: Improved the performamance of video stopping and TV channel
  switching.

- Improvement: Improved write performance for NTFS filesystem.

- Improvement: Changed some system settings to optimize system stability
  and fix some low-level problems.

- Improvement: Changed some internal configuration to potentially improve
  support for some formats of multichannel audio in Android apps. (This is
  only preliminary and incomplete support, to be further improved.)

- Improvement: In "Android apps" menu, some apps are now shown even when
  they are not installed yet. Also changed the order of some apps.

- Improvement: In "Android TV" menu, "Dune HD" app is now available, which
  provides another way to return to Dune HD menu.

- Improvement: In "Android TV" menu, changed the default initial list of
  favorite apps: added "Dune HD" app, changed the order of some apps. This
  change is applied only on a clean box or after settings reset.

- Improvement: When "Android TV" menu is opened for the first time, a hint
  about the possibility to use TOP MENU to return to Dune HD menu is shown.

- Improvement: In the initial setup menu, when manual configuration mode is
  used, "auto resolution" setting is now switched off by default (same as
  in automatic mode).

- Improvement: Improved the default configuration of the TV menu for some
  world regions.

- Improvement: "Dune HD" main menu item is renamed to "Dune HD
  information".

- Bugfix: Framerate was wrongly detected for some MKV VP9 video files.

- Bugfix: When using full BD Menu, a crash could happen in some cases.

- Bugfix: It was impossible to control some versions of KODI APK via IR
  remote control.

- Bugfix: When playing DASH video streams using internal player (e.g. when
  using Kartina.TV application), some garbage could be shown as part of the
  video in some cases.

- Bugfix: There could be problems with detecting and showing storages in
  "Sources" menu, and with handling of HDD with multiple partitions, HDDs
  w/o partitions, non-formatted HDDs.

- Minor other fixes and improvements.

Version "200702_2252_r15"
Download: N/A (is not available / is not recommended for this player model, the listed changes are included into next firmware versions)
Changes since 200702_2251_r15:
- This is an experimental firmware version. In case of any problems, please
  roll back to a previous version.

- Various firmware components are replaced with more optimized versions,
  with various unneeded debugging possibilites removed.

- Bugfix: some Android applications which check and refuse to work on
  "rooted" systems could wrongly consider the system as "rooted". (The
  system is not "rooted" by default; if "rooted" system is needed, see
  "dune_service_android_su_install.dsf" at http://dune-hd.com/support/misc)

Version "200702_2251_r15"
Download: N/A (is not available / is not recommended for this player model, the listed changes are included into next firmware versions)
Changes since 200701_2346_r15:
- Bugfix: Exit from standby mode could hang after entering standby mode
  during playback.

- Bugfix: When outputting audio to Bluetooth, the audio interruptions took
  place and other problems could happen.

- Bugfix: When playing DASH video streams using internal player (e.g. when
  using Kartina.TV application), the player could hang on switching TV
  channels.

- Bugfix: When playing DASH video streams using internal player (e.g. when
  using Kartina.TV application), picture could have wrong aspect ratio.

- Removed the not needed and not supported setting "Analog A/V output" from
  the menu "Setup / Video / Advanced" (because analog A/V output is always
  enabled).

- Preinstalled Android aplications (YouTube, SmartYouTube, Netflix, IVI,
  Okko, Megogo) updated to the latest versions.

Version "200701_2346_r15"
Download: N/A (is not available / is not recommended for this player model, the listed changes are included into next firmware versions)
Changes since 200525_2048_r15:
The first version which was available via online update and which could be
really used.

Version "200525_2048_r15"
Download: N/A (it not available / is not recommended for this player model)
The first official version ever shipped with production players.