Version “110606_1315″ (the latest stable version)

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

* 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)

Changes since 110225_1222_update1:
* 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
   - Ability to create and install custom GUI skins.
      - More information:
   - 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
         - "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 /
   - 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
   - The help line at the bottom of the screen indicates currently
     available shortcut RC buttons ("A", "B", "C", "D", "POP UP") and their
   - 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

* 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,
   - 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
   - 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
   - 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.
   - Bugfix: BD-R/DVD-R discs could play with problems in some cases.

* 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 "" application (free access to "" Internet video

* Minor improvements for "" 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
      - 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
      - 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
   - 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

* 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_update1″

Changes since 110225_1222:
NOTE: This version is exactly the same version as 110225_1222, but adopted
to the minor hardware changes taking place in the new player batches. This
firmware version is preinstalled on these new player batches, and it is the
first firmware version compatible with these new player batches; do not
install any previous firmware versions to these new player batches.

Version “110225_1222″

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

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

- Bugfix: some Blu-ray discs could not be played in specific cases
  ("Securiry Violation" error was produced).

- Bugfix: Restarting optical disc playback (after stopping the playback of
  the same disc) could not work in some cases.

Version “110127_2105_beta” (BETA version)

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
   - Added support for playback and recorinding of A/V streams based on MMS
     protocol (useful for MMS-based Internet Radio and Internet Video

* 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
      - "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
   - 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
   - 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,
   - 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:

* 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:

* Added new UI customization possibilities (for "dune_folder.txt"
   - 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
      - "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
   - Flash Memory Storage currently can be used to store the following
      - Data cache for dune_folder.txt applications utilizing
        "icon_archive" function (graphics packages downloaded from
      - 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
      - "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
      - "Clear Flash Memory Storage": deletes all data from Flash Memory

* 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:

* Integrated "" Internet Video service.
   - More information:

* 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 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
   - 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
      - 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
   - 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
   - Added showing the information about secondary video and secondary
     audio tracks in INFO OSD during Blu-ray playback; some other related

* Improved handling of RC buttons during playback.
   - CLEAR RC button allows to restore the default vertical position of
     subtitles in subtitles setup mode.
   - PLAY RC button is not used anymore for starting/stopping recordings;
     only REC RC button should be used for this.

* 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"
   - 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
   - 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
   - Other minor fixes.

* Includes also changes from 100828_0034_update1 ("Auto" fan mode).

Version “100916_2027_beta” (BETA version)

Changes since 100828_0034:
- NOTE: Changes from 100828_0034_update1 are not included.

- 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

- 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

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

- 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_update1″

Changes since 100828_0034:
- Added "Auto" fan mode. When "Auto" fan mode is used, the fan is
  automatically switched on when the internal HDD is installed, and is
  switched off when the internal HDD is not installed. Note: in "software
  standby" mode, if the internal HDD is installed, the fan is still running
  (because the internal HDD activity may take place).

Version “100828_0034″

The first official version ever shipped with production players.

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