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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.

XBMC Eden RC2 Available Now!

March 5, 2012 2 comments


Damn I hate it when I miss an update over the weekend. Sorry about that folks, need to check the forums more often. But without further ado, XBMC Eden RC2 is here and available for download now. Only one major fix with this release as detailed below:

  • Laggy video / video out of sync introduced in RC1

More info can be found here on the XBMC.org 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.

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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 XBMC.org 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.

XBMC Eden Beta 2 not far away!

January 20, 2012 Leave a comment

Well well well it appears that Eden Beta 2 is on its way, hot off the heals of Eden Beta 1. Looks like the devs are hard at work trying to resolve bugs and keep the ball rolling.
Unfortunately it appears to only cover the iOS, ATV,Windows and Mac OS builds for now. For the Live builds you can still stay up to date by following my guide here.

You can find more info in the commits here:

https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/commit/fd08f6d3f3d0de9fbdbc1db20ee5e5ffa26d7a83

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Boxee Box Beta Firmware v1.2.1.20426 released

October 7, 2011 Leave a comment

The Boxee team released another firmware update for the Boxee Box by D-Link. The beta firmware contains many fixes, mainly for the streaming issues from SMB shares and UPnP dropouts.

Bug fixes

Networking & File Playback

  • Inconsistency when trying to access a password protected share of Windows7 via SMB
  • SMB mount fails with Invalid argument error
  • SMB fails to mount with error “Key has expired”
  • Fail to access or create SMB password protected shares when the password contains special characters
  • Mounting SMB CIFS password protected share is missing the domain parameter
  • SMB shares are only mounted to hosts which are found by boxee network discovery
  • SMB browsing into WORKGROUP fails
  • When adding an SMB password protected file source manually, boxee writes the password and user name in the log
  • SMB shares cannot be accessed on a Synology NAS when disabling the guest account
  • Using wrong credentials to access a SMB password protected share will fail and prompt user and pass dialog until reboot
  • Browsing into password protected SMB directory fails with error Operation not supported
  • Fail to access or create SMB password protected shares when the password contains special characters
  • Users is prompted for pre-defined password when accessing protected SMB sources
  • Subtitles show up as “unknown” instead of the proper language with embedded subs in MKVs
  • MKV playback over UPnP drops out after ~ 48 minutes
  • Cannot seek in MKV videos on UPnP
  • 2 channel FLAC always converted to 48 Khz PCM on HDMI interface if EDID is disabled
  • Boxee will only output 96Khz and 88.2 Khz PCM over HDMI if EDID is enabled in the Boxee settings
  • 88Khz FLAC and WAV files result in silent playback
  • Subtitles timing problem causes overlay
  • Song title in upper OSD disappear only every second select click
  • AC-3 Audio volume is lower than previous version

Apps

  • UStream Lounge search/browse features stopped working
  • The Gymbox application not loading workouts
  • Accuweather App – hourly forecast is showing daily forecast data
  • HDHomeRun .strm files no longer work
  • Speed TV: Labels in List Container are scrolling

Interface

  • boxee crash when trying to move up from the most upper line in the Share Dialog edit box

Libraries

  • After removing a channel via the channel filter it remains available in the channels list, but it’s TV episodes are no longer available
  • Marking a TV show as watched doesn’t work

Browser

  • Remove redundant video controls from Bloomberg video

Localization

  • Norwegian translation errors
  • Italian translation errors

Misc.

  • Logitech keyboard controller K700 issues with boxee

Firmware available here.

More information can be found below:

http://forums.boxee.tv/showthread.php?t=44248

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Boxee Box Beta Firmware v1.2.1.20392 released

September 28, 2011 Leave a comment

The Boxee team released another firmware update for the Boxee Box by D-Link. The beta firmware contains many fixes, mainly for the streaming issues from NFS and SMB shares.

Bug fixes

Networking & File Playback

  • Inconsistancy when trying to access a password protected share of Windows7 via SMB
  • SMB mount fails with Invalid argument error
  • Subtitles show up as “unknown” instead of the proper language with embedded subs in MKVs
  • MKV playback over UPnP drops out after ~ 48 minutes
  • Fail to access or create SMB password protected shares when the password contains special characters
  • Mounting SMB CIFS password protected share is missing the domain parameter (
  • SMB shares are only mounted to hosts which are found by boxee network discovery
  • Cannot seek in MKV videos on UPnP
  • SMB browsing into WORKGROUP fails
  • 2 channel FLAC always converted to 48 Khz PCM on HDMI interface
  • Subtitles timing problem causes overlay
  • Song title in upper OSD disappear only every second select click
  • Audio doesn’t play right away
  • Password protected SMB shares no longer mountable
  • All audio formats requiring decoding to PCM before output over HDMI are being down/upsampled to 48khz

Apps

  • UStream Lounge search/browse features stopped working
  • The Gymbox application not loading workouts
  • Accuweather App – hourly forecast is showing daily forecast data

Libraries

  • After removing a channel via the channel filter it remains available in the channels list, but it’s TV episodes are no longer available
  • Marking a TV show as watched doesn’t work

Browser

  • Remove redundant video controls from Bloomberg video

Localization

  • Norwegian translation errors
  • Italian translation errors

Misc.

  • Logitech keyboard controller K700 issues with boxee

Known limitations

  • Inconsistency in accessing SMB password protected shares

Firmware available here.

More information can be found below:

http://forums.boxee.tv/showthread.php?t=43692

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OpenIndiana oi_151a officially released

September 16, 2011 Leave a comment

The OpenIndiana team has offically announced the release of the OpenIndiana oi_151a, an updated fork of the community developed OpenSolaris, now supporting Kernel Virtual Machine (KVM).

DISCLAIMER: I take no responsibilty for any data loss during this process, it is assumed that you make regular backups of all data in case of data loss.

Updating your exisiting build is very simple, just enter these commands in terminal:

pfexec pkg install pkg:/package/pkg
pfexec pkg refresh --full
pfexec pkg image-update -v

This may take several minutes to complete but once completed you can check the version with the below command:

uname -a

You should then see the version running on your system displayed similar to the below:

SunOS <systemname> 5.11 oi_151a i86pc i386 i86pc

You are now running the latest version of OpenIndiana 🙂

PS. Dont forget about your running zones also, you can follow my post here to update your zones.

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