V4.Beta4 is available for download:The downloader accepts that they are downloading and installing firmware with noted bugs -
the firmware is stable but not complete for final release.PLEASE NOTE THAT SUPPORT FOR THE PUBLIC BETA WILL BE RESTRICTED TO THE FORUM AND MEDE8ER EU WILL NOT ACCEPT EMAILS OR TELEPHONE CALLS REGARDING QUERIES ON THIS BETA PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU DO NOT HAVE ANY FOLDERS NAMED movie, movies, music, image, images ON YOUR INTERNAL HARD DRIVE as the install makes new ones on the internal HDD during installation.
Please only constructive feedback on this beta release, no moaning etc... as this is a betaMede8er_V4Beta4_2_October2010http://www.mede8er.org/public_beta/Mede8er_V4Beta4_2_October2010.rarhttp://www.mede8er.org/public_beta/Mede8er_V4Beta4_2_October2010.zip0017L_bootloader_patch.rar XXXXX UPDATED XXXXXX 0017L_bootloader_patch.rar0017L_bootloader_patch.zip
XXXXXXXXXXXX VERY IMPORTANT -- INSTRUCTIONS PLEASE READ
1) Check your Mede8er Bootloader Version in the Setup Menu.
If you have 17L go to point 2
If you have 23 go to point 3
2) Instructions for updating from Bootloader 17L XXXXX UPDATED XXXXXX
a) Download 0017L_bootloader_patch.rar AND Mede8er_V4Beta4_2_October2010.rar (OR zip equivalents)
b) Unrar/unzip the file 0017L_bootloader_patch.rar or 0017L_bootloader_patch.zip and you will find 2 files inside. install.img
c) Copy these files to the root of a USB drive
d) Install via Emergency Procedure.
--- On the first stage you will see the patch install on the screen
--- then the Mede8er will reboot
--- Next you will see BETA2 install on screen and a yellow box after half of progression bar stating it has to reboot
--- then another reboot
--- then again it starts to install BETA2 and finishes with install complete and rebootsTHE PROCESS IS NOT COMPLETE SO PLEASE CARRY ON
e) Delete the two files install.dat / install.img on the USB stick
f) Unrar/Unzip the file Mede8er_V4Beta4_2_October2010 and copy the install.img to the root of the USB stick.
g) Update the Mede8er in the normal way via Emergency procedure
Please be patient as the update from 17L is much longer that the normal firmware update. Also if the install does not complete then we suggest you download this utility
and format your USB Stick and then try again.
3) Instructions for updating from Bootloader 23
a) Download the file Mede8er_V4Beta4_2_October2010
b) Unrar / Unzip
b) Install in the normal way via emergency procedure
4) If you do not have you own Cover Art download the Demo http://www.mede8er.org/beta_2010/Mede8er_Video_Wall_demo_images.rar
5) xxxxxPLEASE READ -- THIS IS VERY IMPORTANTxxxxxxx
You will find Video Wall instructions VIDEO_WALL_INSTRUCTIONS_V4BETA4.pdf inside the rar/zip files
6) The custom Mede8er Web Remote has not been included as yet but you can test the default Web Remote as foll
Type the following in your browsers adress bar and change the your-mede8er-ip to the Mede8er actuall IP http://your-mede8er-ip:1024/
Genre Imges in PNG formathttp://www.mede8er.org/public_beta/Mede8er_Genre_png.rar
Genre Images source PSD file for this who want to add or change or translate.http://www.mede8er.org/public_beta/Mede8er_Genre_Images.rar
Settingsun's_ Media_Browser_ Iconshttp://www.mede8er.org/public_beta/Settingsun's_ Media_Browser_ Icons.rar
Highlights of V4
Support Dolby True HD and DTS MA passthrough - DD+ hardware
New Video Wall with mapped share functionality
Improved network streaming performance (both Samba & NFS / DD+ and DD hardware)
Improved and fixed SAMBA NTFS write (NAS Mode)
Shoutcast Radio API implementation
New SDK and general improvement and bug fix
Picture Thumbnail Viewer
Improved upsampled picture quality SD content
Added Thai Language support
Added Icelandic Language supportOverview of known bugs on V4 Beta based on latest Beta Version: Current version V4BETA4
1] No PCM audio on on SPDIF /Co-Ax Digital
On older hardware LCD led on front only changes from Red to Blue after about 5sec after switching Mede8er on from Standby
(Fixed with BETA4)
3] creation of the movie, image and music folder after updating firmware or entering movie wall. This should be disabled
4] 5 sec delay before an audio file starts to play (Music Player)
5] If you use Vol Up/Down during Music Play the Player does not come back
6] .divx and bdiso not playing from movie wall
when in media library and press menu when focussed on a folder, then select delete. Confirm window has some layer behind that should not be there
Fixed in Beta4.
8] Zoom image press info 2x and when in second info screen with picture details on the screen, return button is not working. You have to press again info button and then you are able to use Return button.
9] Dolby True HD does not always work on 1080p 60HZ when source is on USB drive or network. Need to change setting to 50hz. ------------ Awaiting audio patch file from Realtek.
10] BDMV files do not play as folder over NFS
11] when network is instable (simulate by unplugging cable) when in VideoWall browsing movie icons, mede8er hang and finally will bomb. This is not happening when doing the same in NFS network share on Video Wall
12] desired: feature to be able to put HDMI sound and SPDIF sound to off. Now both are on always. A user should be able to choose. All on or only one on.
13] WiFi field strength bar out of alignment
14] Zoom picture from thumbnail view - screensaver does not work
15] resume not working on mkv when 24fps is set to ON
16] italic tag (<i>) inside SRT/SMI/SSA not working. e.g. Giving <i>I amar prestar aen.</i> In stead of Italic without the codes around.
17] browsing about.jpg in zoomed mode with a file structure with 10 or more VIDEO_TS structure folders: Mede8er looses track and starts wrong movie or gives error when you try to start a movie.
Fixed Screen Size Calibration issue -- if it was set at max mede8er would show image artefacts and bom with "slow" zoom nav up/down
(Fixed with BETA4)
19] When adding an usb device in standby mode or hot-plug while running, USB device not seen over samba link from PC. Need to toggle NAS from ON to OFF to ON to get it visable over samba connection. When doing cold boot (starting from power off mode) with usb device attached, it is immediately visable over samba link.
20] Not able to change genre icons on page 2 and up on moviewall.(Bug introduced in BETA4)
Subtitles gone after FF (fixed with BETA2 27 sep 2010)
Skip on series in MovieWall not working. Index goes up but keeps playing first movie in series that is started.
(fixed in BETA3)
Hebrew Subtitles issue
(Fixed in BETA3]
24] subtitles play by default on video_ts folders and mkv, even though subtitles are off in settings
25] Some movies when started from video wall only have sound for a few seconds. Pausing and re-starting makes no difference but skipping forward 1 chapter and back again gives sound ok. These are full dvd rip to iso - nothing removed from original. All work ok from media library. [logged by Shamus]
26] On mede8er start up my tv gives "unsupported audio format" message - happens no matter what audio setting I use. Connected to tv by hdmi [logged by Shamus] TV is a TV Sony Bravia KLV40V550A connected HDMI
27] TV series drop down in video wall gives wrong order - eg series 1, series 2,... series10, series 11 show as series 1, series10, series 11, series 2,.... [logged by Shamus]
Note: not really a bug. You need to use naming convention 01, 02,03 etc.
28] PPPoE bug reported many times before i.e. using PPPoE causes lan ip address to change when mede8er starts and lose lan connection. [logged by Shamus]
29] When watching a MKV file with Subtitles, disable them via the remote and they stay away until pause and unpause the movie then the subtitles come back. Might be related to bug  (logged by Ricardo)
30] IN VIDEO WALL: while playing video, pressing INFO button will display movie info (filename, duration, codec etc), but I noticed that USB logo is displayed (top left corner) even media is on internal HDD ... This issue is not there when playing from normal File View.(logged by MarioB)
31] when playing mp3s screen saver flickers badly in some cases. The logo is ok it is the track name and artist details that flicker. (logged by Shamus)
32] *.MP2 file format does not display (logged by Insomniac)
33] After changing volume - need to press INFO twice to get audio player back (logged by Insomniac)
Fixes compared to 3.0.4:
1] Fixed in V4: Network (SMB) write not available to Non-Mede8er-formatted HDD (NTFS-only)
2] Fixed: Green bar issue on specific Sony TV types.
3] Fixed: DVD resume on VIDEO_TS structure
4] Fixed: On certain 16:9 DVD menus - selection highlight is misplaced
5] Added feature: Simultaneous audio output via both HDMI and SPDIF
6] Fixed: resume dialogue DVDISO
7] Fixed: resume play DVD VIDEO_TS
8] Fixed: purple screen issue on specific TV brand/types
9] Fixed: shift of screen when using SPDIFF setting on specific TV brand/types
With special thanks to Hansen and Frank and all the other developers in the team. Also a huge thanks to Insomniac, Maasbommel, Andy and Getsko and the Mede8er Beta Testers for all the late nights and very valuable input and relentless testing.