Dune HD released today the first major firmware update ( Version “180426_1318_r13”) for their newest flagship media player, Pro 4K. It now supports Google Play Store, among other improvements and fixes.
The changelog is the following:
- New feature: Google Play Store and Google Services support added, with a unique possibility to easily enable/disable Google Services depending on user needs (when disabled, they are not installed, do not perform various things in background, do not consume system resources). Google Services are initially disabled and are automatically enabled when pressing "Google Play Store" icon in "Android applications" section for the first time. After Google Services are enabled, they can be disabled by resetting settings to factory defaults. - New feature: Added a new setting "Audio / Digital audio connector" with options "HDMI (HD audio enabled)" (default) and "S/PDIF (HD audio disabled"). Should be set to "S/PDIF (HD audio disabled)" when outputting audio in bitstream mode to S/PDIF (or to HDMI equipment not supporting HD audio). - New feature: Added setting "Setup / Misc / Encodings / Subtitles encoding" which allows to specify subtitles encoding (same as on Sigma models). - New feature: REPEAT and SHUFFLE functions for playlists are now implemented (same as on Sigma models). - New feature: Sleep timer is now implemented (same as on Sigma models, works only when working with Dune HD GUI). By default it is disabled. It can be enabled via the new setting "Setup / Misc / Power manamenent / Sleep timer". - New feature: Discrete power-on and power-off IR codes are now supported (codes 5F and 5E, same as on Sigma models). - Improvement: List of audio tracks and subtitle tracks now shows more information (and more correct information) about tracks. - Improvement: YouTube icon (in "Android applications") now installs a newer version of YouTube, with 4K video support. - Improvement: CEC is now disabled by default. - Improvement: VFD display now shows current time in 24 hour format (same as it is shown on TV screen). - Improvement: In initial setup wizard, the suggested by default timezone is now automatically detected based on GeoIP (when Internet is accessible). - Improvement: In initial setup wizard, if the connected TV supports 4K, 4K resolution is now recommended by default. - Improvement: When UI Type 1 is used, "Android applications" section is now also available. - Improvement: When UI Type 2 is used, the "Applications" tab now has a proper title "Applications" (rather than "Dune HD Applications"). - Improvement: On power-on, an unneeded extra HDMI reinitialization took place. - Improvement: In System setup menu, some unneeded and non-working Android-related settings are removed. - Improvement: Debug dump now includes more useful information. - Bugfix: It was possible to exit standby mode by various wrong IR codes. - Bugfix: It was possible to exit standby mode by switching the connected HDMI equipment on/off. - Bugfix: Some AVI files could not be played. - Bugfix: Playback crash could happen when stopping or finishing playback. - Bugfix: Player could randomly reboot in some rare cases. - Bugfix: When saving debug dump to NTFS-formatted storage device, the system could hang. - Bugfix: SD cards were wrongly mounted read-only. - Bugfix: In some rare cases, GUI could stop responding to any RC button presses. - Improvements for PHP plugins and PHP API: - New feature: New action "RESTART" is introduced, with parameter "reboot" (possible values "yes" and "no"), which allows the plugin to request GUI restart or full reboot. - New feature: "PLUGIN_OPEN_FOLDER" action is extended with the new parameter "sel_id", which can be used to preselect the given item in regular folders (value is media_url of the item to preselect). - New feature: For TV plugins which support TV archive (catchup), LEFT/RIGHT RC buttons can now be used to switch to archive mode and seek in the archive even in Live TV mode. For TV plugins which do not support archive, LEFT/RIGHT RC buttons are now correctly ignored in Live TV mode. - New feature: "PLAYBACK_STOP" action now supports the following additional parameters: "plugin_vod_stop_position", "plugin_vod_duration", "plugin_vod_start_tm", "plugin_vod_stop_tm", "plugin_vod_prebuffering_end_tm". - Improvement: When loading images from HTTPS, the performance is now improved. - Improvement: When PHP plugin uses auto-resume functionality, "ip_address_required" setting is now enabled by default for this plugin. - Improvement: Icon archives are now loaded with improved performance and reliability. - Improvement: folder ".platform.android" can now be used to store Android-specific versions of platform-dependent plugin files (such has native executables) in the plugin (similar to ".platform.87xx" folder that can be used for SMP87xx-specific files). - Bugfix: "/tmp/run/ext_command.state" was not implemented; now it contains the information about current playback state (same as on Sigma models). - Bugfix: Playback timer did not work. - Bugfix: Saving/restoring playback position during auto-resume and setting initial playback position using PluginVodInfo::initial_position_ms did not work properly. - Bugfix: In "PLAYBACK_STOP" action, in rare cases, "plugin_vod_series_ndx" and "plugin_tv_channel_id" parameters could contain wrong information. - Bugfix: When switching to playlist item N, the next item (N+1) was actually wrongly used. - Bugfix: In TV OSD, crash could occur in some specific cases when trying to scroll through the list of TV channels. - Updated/improved UI translations for some languages. - Some other minor improvements/fixes. NOTE: In comparison with the version 180317_0153_r13, this firmware version also includes the following changes which were included in the version 180320_1247_r13: - New feature: Added a new setting "Misc / Power Managment / POWER button behavior" with options "Power off" (default) and "Software standby". "Software standby" means that CPU and OS services continue running when the player is in standby mode (useful when NAS functionality such as SMB server is used) (same as on Sigma models). - New feature: long-pressing "POWER" RC button shows a menu with options "Power off" (put the player in "Power off" standby mode) and "Restart" (reboot the player). - New feature: Subtitles visualization settings (vertical offset, color, font) are now remembered (same as on Sigma models). - New feature: Added a new setting "Video / Advanced / Preferred HDMI color depth" with options "Maximum" and "As in content" to allow even more precise control of all parameters of HDMI signal. "Maximum" (default) means use HDMI color depth supported by the connected HDMI equipment (according to "Maximum HDMI color depth" setting), even if content with lower color depth is played (e.g. output 10 bit when outputting to a TV supporting 10 bit when 8 bit content is played). "As in content" means use HDMI color depth as in content, even if the connected HDMI equipment supports higher color depth (e.g. output 8 bit when outputting to a TV supporting 10 bit when 8 bit content is played). - Improvement: Default video settings and "Auto" logic of video settings now work in a way which ensures a better compatibility with some projectors. - Improvement: In "Video / Advanced" menu, confirmation dialogs are shown when attempting to change settings which usually should not be changed without a reason. - Improvement: When performing "Reset Settings" action, a message is now shown while the system is handling it. - Improvement: On power-on, front panel LED indicator is now switched to blue color immediately. - Bugfix: ISO with quotes in filename could not be played.