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MED500X Firmware V3.0 - 1 June 2010
« on: June 01, 2010, 03:09:04 PM »
Please find links for the Mede8er MED500X v3.0 Firmware below.

>>>>>>    Download Version V3.0 - RAR File    <<<<<<
>>>>>>    Download Version V3.0 - ZIP File    <<<<<<

>>>>>>    Installation instructions - PDF    <<<<<<
(Please read carefully before installing)

Emergency Installation Procedure

 - Download the latest Firmware from the Mede8er website;
 - Unzip the file i.e. install.img;
 - Copy this file to the root directory of a Flash Drive;
 - Plug the flash drive into the Mede8er;
 - Disconnect the power jack at the rear of the Mede8er then plug it back in;
 - Now press the on/off button (on Mede8er unit - not remote) - keep it pressed in for 10 seconds and then release;
 - The LED on the front fascia of the Mede8er with flash red-blue;
 - You will get a progress bar on your TV display (some TV's will not display this);
 - Wait until the Mede8er re boots itself +/- 90 sec;
 - Your Mede8er is now updated;
 - Re-boot once by pulling power and use as normal;


NOTE: Once you update to V3 you cannot easily go back to older versions if you are using an internal Hard Drive that was formatted with the Mede8er due to a core code (SDK) upgrade. The update process will not damage your Hard Drive contents but the Hard Drive will then be shown as HDD1 instead of C. If you are not using an internal Hard Drive than you can roll back to a earlier version without any problems

 A) Do not update the Mede8er from the built-in update facility on the Setup screen;
 B) If you experience Samba network connection problems we suggest you perform a "Restore Default" in setup Menu and re-boot the Mede8er.
 C) After the Firmware is installed please re-boot the Mede8er – Unplug DC Jack and then re-plug;
 D) Do not do a Firmware Restore to update your Mede8er settings across versions - rather input settings manually;
 E) Important: Set your TV Resolution on the Main Setup Menu – Video System - for the first time after firmware update.

Mede8er Change Log V3 -- 1 June 2010

1. Added: Updated SDK core code
2. Added: BDISO and BDMV chapter support (No Menus)
3. Added: Icon based screens -- Menu - Goto - Subtitle
4. Added: Lock feature for Folder / Delete / File Manager/ HDD Format protection (Default password: 0000)
5. Added: Pin Protection on/off setting Setup Menu
6. Added: Folder Protection on/off setting Setup Menu
7. Added: Watched Indicator on/off setting Setup Menu
8. Added: Watched movie status indicator
9. Added: "A-B" button provides about.jpg in-folder zoom functionality (same as "SLOW")
10. Added: Play video directly from in-folder about.jpg preview (press "ENTER" or ">" to play movie)
11. Added: Play video file folder -- Play button
12. Added: Browse cover art "about.jpg" up/down navigation
13. Added: Video Screen Transparency -- Setup Menu
14 Added: File or Folder rename -- Pre-populate text window
15 Added: Change System Font -- Automatically picks up font.ttf on boot up.
      -- Place font.ttf in folder called "Resource" on HDD or USB or SD Card on root
16 Improved: GUI updated
17. Improved: Media Library Menu now remembers last state when returning
18. Improved: File Manager on-screen prompts
19. Improved: Screen size configuration in Setup menu determines about.jpg display area
20. Improved: Filter about.jpg and folder.jpg under “All” tab
21. Improved: SAMBA stability & performance for streaming & network copy
22. Improved: NAS startup after reboot
23. Improved: Music player
24. Improved: Language issues
25. Improved: Navigation of video files in the Media Library with preview "on"
26. Fixed: "Autoplay" from HDD or USB or SD CARD -- removed stop & start icons during autoplay
27. Fixed: Issues related to no internal HDD / no Mede8er-formatted HDD
28. Fixed: HDD format issues
29. Fixed: Mirrored MP3 tags issue
30. Fixed: DVD eject
31. Changed: In-folder JPG permitted display size increased to 5MB
32. Changed: Plasma Mode now only adjusts GUI transparency and not Screens during Video Play

Known issues:
o AAC audio codec not working -- To be included in update
o Network (SMB) write not available to Non-Mede8er-formatted HDD (NTFS-only) -- Under investigation
o DVD resume on VIDEO_TS structure - Not working -- SDK
o Repeat A-B on BDISO -- SDK
o AAC 6 channel passthrough - only stereo -- SDK related
o Restore from v1.x or v2.x backups -- Not restoring all fields correctly
o On certain 16:9 DVD menus - selection highlight is misplaced -- SDK issue
o Simultaneous audio output via both HDMI and SPDIF -- SDK restriction
o Extension .divx unsupported -- SDK - temp fix rename file to .avi
o Resume dialogue DVDISO -- SDK
o Resume play DVD VIDEO_TS -- SDK
o File format: .ogg unsupported -- SDK

Mede8er Change Log V2.1.0 -- 4 March 2010

1. Fixed NTFS driver problems
2. Fixed HDD Format issue
3. Fixed streaming/USB issues when no HDD installed in Mede8er
4. DNR (Digital Noise Reduction) default setting changed to OFF

Known Issues:
o Front bezel LED does not light red during standby condition
o Screen Size adjust numerical display shows 1280 x 720 even on a 1920 x 1080 display
o Format menu shows HDD1 and HDD2, while it should only show HDD1
o When using a NTFS-only formatted internal disk (not formatted from mede8er menu), SAMBA needs some buffering between file copies that show up as a pause between the copies. There is also an approximate 1 minute pause before transfer begins.
o DVD menu misaligned when DVD has 16:9 menu
o Screensaver may come on intermittently during playback of multiple movie files in same folder.
o DVD structure playback prompts a RESUME dialogue even if DVD was not viewed before.

Mede8er Change Log V2.0.2 -- 6 January 2010

1. Fixed audio folder navigation problem on NFS.
2. Fixed samba login without user name
3. Fixed crash issue as result from USB unplugging
4. Fixed DVD ROM issue - problem with not ejecting.
5. Fixed DVD setup menu CMD_ANGLE button would show teletext menu.
6. Fixed UPnP problems  
7. Added video "Digital Noise Reduction" option to setup menu **
8. Fixed subtitle font issues with certain language's special characters, etc
9. Fixed file extension .wav  .divx

Mede8er Change Log V2.0.1 -- 25 December 2009

1. Changed code on Mede8er security to fix “Invalid Hardware message”
2. Fixed infinite loop on “loading animation” when opening an invalid file

Mede8er Change Log V2 -- 24 December 2009

Codec and Core Improvements
1. BDISO with subtitle support (no menu)
2. BDMV with subtitle support (no menu)
3. Added DVD folder play ie VIDEO_TS
4. Improved Flac, MKV, MOV codec
5. Fixed DTS audio sync MKV 23.976 files
6. SD Upsample to 1080p improved – Improved picture quality
7. Added USB DVD ROM support – Beta
8. Improved HDMI handshaking
9. LPCM Multichannel added -- ACC surround sound

New Functionality
1. Add FTP support for network file transfer
2. Added Host Name option change to Setup Menu – Network
3. Internet time update feature - live time update via internet Setup Menu
4. Aspect Ratio 16:10 added
5. HDMI - LPCM Multichannel added - Multichannel AAC files only
6. Added PPPoE support
7. Added Subtitle on/off control in setup menu
8. New Photo effect Kens Burns
9. New Seamless Option - Setup Misc -- for streaming TS files
10. Autoplay folder functionality added – create “autoplay” folder on internal HDD or USB Stick
/ SD Card and load the folder with either music or video files. On start up the Mede8er will
play the “autoplay” folder automatically. ( “autoplay” folder name can be autoplay /Autoplay
11. Added Russian language GUI support
12. Added Hue & Saturation controls in Setup menu
13. Added AV System setting ie PAL or NTSC
14. Added fixed IP in WiFi setup
15. Added Plasma Screen Filter Mode in Setup
16. Added Text Encoding support for additional Languages (Subtitle)
17. Added user-defined font support – save any TTF font onto the root of your Local HDD or the
root of a USB flash drive or the root of a SD Card and rename it font.ttf. Go to Setup Menu –
System – you will be able to change the System Font.
18. Chinese Subtitle and GUI added
19. Screensaver added mp3 --"title - artist" if id3 tab available otherwise filename
20. Screensaver speed changed
21. “Preview off” navigation improved
22. File Manager – can now select Folders and select up to 512 files

1. Fixed DVD short freeze on network play
2. NAS mode stopping and requiring a re-boot
3. Improved new file name and rename increased max characters to 36
4. Rename file -- Text string now shown on keyboard
5. Rename failure on read only network share now reported
6. Fixed analogue audio problem -- when system paused
7. Screensaver added to still jpg file when "slow" button used
8. Fixed auto turn on bug when the Mede8er unit is switched off from remote
9. Fix Hebrew subtitle punctuation
10. Improved WiFi setup screen - WPS etc
11. Improved WiFi performance
12. My Shortcuts -- Changed Net User ID’ to User Name and "Net Password" to Password"
13. Changed Media Library1 -- Net to Network
14. Changed Media Library1 -- UPNP to UPnP
15. Changed GUI text colour to white
16. Improved in folder about.jpg preview speed
17. Fixed Music button function on remote
18. Improved Samba performance
19. TV SYS button timing changed
20. Improved navigation speed and in-folder jpg rendering time
21. Changed Samba default login to Guest and no password
22. M3u info message removed
23. Removed "Login Successful” message Samba network
24. USB unplugged changed text to "USB Unplugged”
25. Zoom W – Change to “Zoom to Width”
26. Zoom H – Change to “Zoom to Height”
27. Zoom XY changes to 1% increments
28. Improved subtitle with black shadow

Mede8er Change Log V1.2.2a -- 18 November 2009

1. Fixed Internet Radio SHOUTcast IP change
2. Added "search function" Internet Radio
3. Fixed DVD subtitle problem
4. Fixed some spelling mistakes
5. Fixed Hard Drive size reading error on setup Info screen
6. Fixed video info information (video and audio were swapped)
7. Fixed File Copy Network Login screen

Med8er Change Log V1.2.2 -- 28 September 2009

1. Language Localization changes
2. File Manager Bug Fixed
3. General bug Fixes
4. GOTO Screen changed for Language Localization
5. Subtitle Screen updated
6. Home Page name tabs size increased for Language Localization
7. Subtitle Default changed to off
8. Hebrew subtitle support

« Last Edit: June 05, 2010, 07:35:32 AM by Insomniac »
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