Posts Tagged ‘Beta’

Get the Boxee Box Beta 3 Update via the Online Updater

The Boxee team have finally started to finally allow users to get the Beta/Test builds of firmware via the Online Updater. So all of you that done want to stuff around with downloading the ISO and then copying to a USB stick to update your Boxee Box can now just go to Settings > System > Update and place a check in the Enable Beta/Test Firmwares check box. Now all you have to do is either restart or click Check for Update and you will be able to download the Beta 3 build of the firmware (v1.5.1.23734).

Enjoy using the latest Beta.


Boxee Box Beta 3 Firmware v1.5.1.23734 released

Here comes Beta 3  for the Boxee Box with no detailed fixes, so I guess you guys will have to try it out and see whats new/fixed. That’s what I will be doing tonight.

Bug fixes

Unknown at this point in time.

Firmware available here.
Remember to rename the file to boxee.iso before loading it to your unit :)

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XBMC Eden RC1 Available Now!

February 29, 2012 Leave a comment

Well hows about that… only hours after posting about the imminent release of RC1 it has landed on the XBMC mirrors. Though from what has been covered in the forum its not without it share of issues straight off the bat. Not so good for a RC1 build but some forum members have resolved the issue quick smart, see below for the fix if you have laggy video or video out of sync. This build is also having some hiccups for XBMCbuntu builds for now so keep an eye out for an update soon. For the brief release notes see below:

  • Given preference to external subtitles over internal subtitles
  • Updated a number of XBMC translations for final release
  • Resolved a number of outstanding Airplay issues
  • Allowed specified movie sets to be sorted by title, rather than year, without changing the default sort order on other sets.
  • Weather location lookup via IP

More info can be found here on the site.

Downloads for all builds can be found here: Downloads

If you are running an XBMCLive machine, you can update to the latest version by following my guide here.

Laggy video / video out of sync fix is now in Eden RC2, find more info here.

Boxee Box Beta 2 Firmware v1.5.1.23731 released

February 27, 2012 Leave a comment

Updates are coming thick and fast now, thanks to the Boxee team. This Beta 2 release fixes many more bugs and improves on the awesomeness that is Boxee.

Bug fixes

Live TV

  • When you have more than 2 friends watching the same show, none is presented
  • Live TV: Audio / Video sync problem

Networking & File Playback

  • Folder browsing stack not cleared when using sidebar menu to switch browsing target
  • HDMI Audio failed to initialize error forces reboot to play any video and get audio output (AVR turned off)
  • Loud distorted sound over SPDIF when playing MP3 audio using wolfgang’s vault app
  • Stacked files: SMB password shown in file path
  • Some 720p XviD avi plays choppy, stuttering


  • Video/audio skip with netflix


  • Greyed out image overlay via watched TV shows should be removed and just the green watched icon should be displayed
  • There is no focus in browser history screen
  • Reduce presence of the pause icon in OSD
  • Update the CC icon in OSD to a new one to reflect current scope of the dialog
  • Show IMDB rating with decimal point.


  • Web interface (i.e. iPhone remote) does not accept lowercase L character entry


  • Portuguese translation (pt-br) issues in firmware 1.5

Firmware available here.
Remember to rename the file to boxee.iso before loading it to your unit :)

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Boxee Box Beta 1 Firmware v1.5.1.23679 released

February 9, 2012 Leave a comment

Whoops looks like I fell asleep for this one, but the Boxee team have released another Beta firmware for the Boxee Box, this time its not an RC or alpha but its labelled Beta 1 and it comes with a few more bug fixes and improvements:

Live TV

  • Cannot launch Live TV after a successful scan
  • Zip Code on Live TV needs to be mandatory, currently you can leave blank and select Next
  • Live TV edit channel caused a crash

Networking & File Playback

  • Cannot skip audio tracks (mp3 mainly) when playing video and audio
  • Video too slow, sound normal, playback unwatchable; AVI MSMPEG4 Video with mp3 Audio
  • Loud audio distortion on non-bitstreamed sources
  • Low resolution XviD/DivX videos playback is slow, stutters and dying audio


  • “A” and “The” are ignored but “An” is not (for Ignore Prefixes for Local Content on Sort setting)


  • Browser Redirect Bug (pop up management), selection added under Settings>System>Browser


  • Episode thumbnails are too small
  • Greyed out image overlay via watched TV shows should be removed and just the green watched icon should be displayed
  • Error in Swedish translations
  • Browsing for subtitles does not load

Firmware available here.
Remember to rename the file to boxee.iso before loading it to your unit :)

More information can be found below:

XBMC Eden Beta 2 Available Now!

January 23, 2012 Leave a comment

Good news XBMCers, Eden Beta 2 is now available for us all. Lots of fixes have been made since Beta 1, unencrypted bluray, dvd player, startup problems in OSX, airplay, subtitle issues, unofficial addon repository installations, and the frustrating TMDB scraper problems that have made it difficult for everyone to scrape new movies have all seen fixes. All Beta 1 users are encouraged to update immediately to fix a scraper error that causes XBMC to crash.

You can find the latest Beta 2 files here.

If you are running Live there unfortuantely is still no official update, but you can update to the latest nightlies by following my guide here.

iOS users can just update via Cydia.

Boxee Box Beta Firmware v1.5.0.23556 released

January 17, 2012 Leave a comment

It looks like the Boxee team has been very busy over the Christmas / New Year period and have been able to provide us with a new Beta firmware for the Boxee Box. Sorry I missed the first Beta of the year as I have been busy with other work.  This new firmware give us access to the v1.5.0 UI as well as fixing a slew of bugs and giving us back the option to change the role of the Play/Pause button on the remote.

See below for a list of the bug fixes / improvements in this version:


The Netflix Button on the Boxee Box remote allows quick access to the Netflix application however after listening to the feedback from the community we understand that ” Play/Pause” button for local content is as important.
You can now toggle the Netflix Button on the remote to “Launch the Netflix application” or “Play /Pause “ from the Settings>General >Advanced options screen.


  • Some more UI cleanup
  • Problems when sending an online video or pics from ipad to boxee over airplay
  • Screensaver does not start when set to 5 minutes
  • Browser Clear History Greyed Out in Boxee Browser app
  • Shuffle Icons Reversed during Music playback
  • Overview and Cast/Crew
  • Vimeo videos shared by friends or on the home page appear with the message “This video does not allow seeking”
  • In Movies, selecting the Movie Library button fails with a “Boxee not connected to Internet” error
  • Multiple entry/paths to same video file
  • Files > My Sources should be the default option under Files rather than Browse
  • Removal of the option to hide files and folders
  • Local Sources filter does not work for network sources
  • Browser Clear History Greyed Out in Boxee Browser app
  • Mono audio is output only to the left channel

Known limitations
*** Reverting from version 1.5.0 to version 1.2.2 requires factory restoring the Boxee Box ***

This version is in early access form hence various finishing issues can be found
The new features and functionality mentioned at the top are included in this build
Main exceptions:

  • Login: Using special characters in password e.g “!@#$%&” receive the error “Failed to create user”
  • Boxee fails to connect when trying to access UPnP server after shutting down a UPnP service (reproduced only with Asset UPnP server)

Firmware available here.
Remember to rename the file to boxee.iso before loading it to your unit 🙂

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