TVIP Application Release Notes for S-Box v.41x based on Linux-Qt OS

4.0.26 (24.10.2018) beta,release

  • fix: Fixed Azerbaijan font.

4.0.24 (15.10.2018)

  • new: Support for .MTS container in mediaplayer.
  • new: Support for message delivery confirmation in Middleware API.
  • fix: HLS now uses the first bitrate listed in m3u8 as default (before bitrate with avg. bps was used).
  • fix: Fixed player crash with some HLS streams containing Teletext subtitles.

4.0.23 (26.09.2018)

  • new: New Web-portal mode “combined” (in addition to “tv only” and “whole system”).
  • new: SMB2/SMB3 protocol support.
  • new: Improved MPEG-DASH and HLSv4 support.
  • new: Added URL types “ffhls:” and “ffhlss:” to force HLS processing over ffmpeg.
  • new: Added Armenian characters support in UI.
  • fix: Fixed auth dialog in Legacy Middleware.
  • fix: Fixed incorrect EPG update in some cases.
  • fix: Fixed error in Browser app.
  • fix: MAGAPI: Fixed issue with incorrect player status detection after sleep.
  • fix: Optimized firmware size.

4.0.22 (08.08.2018)

  • fix: Fixed application crash when some types of subtitles are displayed.

4.0.21 (02.08.2018)

  • new: Experimental support for HLSv4 and MPEG-DASH (
  • new: Support for QR-code login for Middleware API.
  • new: Realtek 8188EU external Wi-Fi module support. (v.412/v.415).
  • new: Update of AZ translation.
  • new: Added caching of DNS responses (2 minutes).
  • new: Support of embedded fonts in ASS subtitles.
  • new: Added display of GMT shift in timezone settings.
  • fix: Fixed crash of Web-portals in some cases.
  • fix: Fixed reset of network settings in Wizard just after update.
  • fix: Fixed incorrect time in archive after resume from pause.
  • fix: Fixed issue with incorrect HLS bandwidth switch in some cases.

4.0.20 (11.06.2018)

  • new: Several changes in UI.
  • new: Support for Live video in YouTube. Fixed playback of some old videos.
  • new: Added Youtube Kids app.
  • new: Added Plex app.
  • new: Added HDMI-CEC device mode selection.
  • new: Increased number of supported HDMI-CEC buttons for some LG and Samsung TV models.
  • new: Added support for MOV_TEXT subtitles.
  • new: Added support for URL scheme ts(s):// to force using MPEGTS demuxer for HTTP(S) streams.
  • new: Display of current video resolution in screen.
  • new: User-agent was changed for webportals working in API HTML5 mode (to distinguish with API TVIP).
  • new: Some keycodes were changed for API HTML5 mode (to be compatible with Smart TV).
  • new: Added onPlayerFreezed event support in JS API.
  • new: Force system reboot if crytical error in system player was detected.
  • fix: Improved TV archive position display.
  • fix: Improved TV archive seeking logic.
  • fix: Some fixes in Middleware API client.
  • fix: Fixed incorrect system time in some cases.
  • fix: Fixed mute self disable when playing some damaged streams.
  • fix: Fixed playback of some media files with MPEG4(DivX/XVid) codec.
  • fix: Fixed playback of some HLS streams with long URL sizes.
  • fix: Fixed playback of HLS streams when server do not send Content-Length header.
  • fix: Fixed error with mjpeghttp URL in some cases.
  • fix: Fixed Host and Origin headers for Websockets.
  • fix: Fixed web portals crash when entering sleep mode.
  • fix: Fixed drop of Sleep mode state after reboot.

4.0.19 (20.04.2018)

  • new: Ability to disable display of channel logos over provisioning.
  • new: Added Malta timezone.
  • fix: Improved bitrate switch logic for HLS.
  • fix: Fixed incorrect color-key in HTML5 portals.
  • fix: Improved support of multi-lang teletext subtitles.
  • fix: Fixed playback/seeking for some HEVC streams.
  • fix: Fixed setup of default audio/subtitle language over provisioning.
  • fix: Setup of color themes over provisioning.
  • fix: Fixed incorrect cursor display in edit text fields.
  • fix: Various UI fixes.
  • fix: Various stability and performance improvements.

4.0.17 (03.04.2018)

  • new: Added Invitation (Welcome) screen when new User interface is first launched.
  • new: New splash screen.
  • new: Default subtitle language setup.
  • new: Added more languages for audio and subtitle selection.
  • new: Enable Dial over provisioning.
  • new: Display of full model name (S-Box) in S.Info.
  • new: Improved CEC support.
  • new: Added UI hide function to Web-browser. This allows full-screen video display.
  • new: Added Latvian, Estonian, Polish localizations.
  • new: Added remote control (VNC) for TVIP TMS.
  • new: JSAPI: Added setHomeKeyUrl function.
  • new: Channel numbers are not displayed by default.
  • fix: JSAPI: Fixed disabling of ColorKey function.
  • fix: Fixed themes setup over provisioning.
  • fix: Various stability and performace improvements.
  • fix: Selected audio track is now saved after achive paused.
  • fix: On-screen keyboard side reduced.
  • fix: Fixed incorrect interpretation of some keys in Web-browser.
  • fix: Fixed errors in Web-sockets protocol.
  • fix: Fixed playback of some HEVC streams.

4.0.13 (12.03.2018)

  • new: New user interface.
  • new: Added support for alternative IR codepages for TVIP IR Remotes.
  • new: Support WebSockets in Middleware API.
  • new: Support for remote channels switch and apps launch in Middleware API.
  • new: Added protocol for remote statistics sending (network, decoders).
  • new: Periodic update of ShortEPG in Middleware API.
  • new: Virtual keyboard prefers UI language by default.
  • new: Added indication of video freezing in TV app.
  • new: Support for SSH console access with unique passwords.
  • fix: Updated localizations.
  • fix: Fixes in MAG API.

3.9.13 (09.01.2018)

  • new: Setup of syslog server over provisioning.
  • new: Improved HTTP rediract support in HLS.
  • new: TVIP JS API updated to v.3.
  • new: Keyboard layout has default language as UI language if possible.
  • fix: Fixed incorrect media duration detection for HTML5 API (YouTube).
  • fix: Fixed playback of HLS streams with large playlist sizes.
  • fix: Fixed playback of some MP4 streams.
  • fix: Improved stability.

3.9.12 (25.09.2017)

  • new: Added Swedish localization (EU).
  • new: Support for PGS subtitles.
  • fix: EPG logic fixes for Middleware API.
  • fix: Fixed stats posting for Middleware API.
  • fix: Updated AAC decoder.
  • fix: More correct audio track switch for HLS streams.
  • fix: Added token auth for IPTVPORTAL.
  • fix: Fixed broke of subtitles after seeking.
  • fix: Fixed incorrect bitmap subtitles color.
  • fix: Reduced Multicast streams switch time.
  • fix: Improved stability.

3.9.10 (15.08.2017)

  • new: M3U support new “tvip-channel-id”.
  • fix: Fixes and improvements in Middleware API.
  • fix: Fixed WiFi connection to open networks and router mode for 412/415.
  • fix: Web portal: improved Parental control integration with Stalker.
  • fix: Improved stability.

3.9.9 (03.08.2017) beta

  • fix: Fixed JTV guide processing.
  • fix: Fixed issues with HLS streams switch on laggy streams.
  • fix: Fixed issues with some H.264 streams.
  • fix: Improved stability.

3.9.7 (10.07.2017)

  • new: Extended support for TR-181 and TR-135 protocols.
  • new: Realtek 8188EU external Wi-Fi module support.
  • new: Basic support for Youtube TV.
  • fix: Fixed localization in Web Browser.
  • fix: Fixed Sleep mode control in Mag API.

3.9.6 (06.06.2017)

  • new: Support DHCP with Static DNS mode.
  • new: Berlin and Rome were added to time zones list.
  • new: Stalker parental code setup over Tvip settings.
  • fix: Fixed crash while set up subtitles from JS API.
  • fix: Improved stability.

3.9.3 (18.04.2017)

  • new: Added “Web browser” app (experimental).
  • new: Added “Movies” app (for Middleware API).
  • new: Added multiple teletext subtitle pages support.
  • new: Added network connection status to info screen.
  • new: Added display of consumed/broken audio/video frames in diagnostics screen.
  • new: Added display of SoC temperature in diagnostics screen.
  • new: Added “Combined” aspect ratio mode.
  • new: Added support for v.415 (410 with Dual-Band Wi-Fi) STB.
  • fix: Default telnet password was removed.
  • fix: “Stalker Middleware” protocol deprecated. Use Middleware API plugin.
  • fix: Memory optimizations.
  • fix: Fixed artifacts with HD multicast streams, when subtitles are enabled.
  • fix: EPG handling improvements for Middleware API.
  • fix: Improvemnets in TVIP and MAG JS API.
  • fix: Added soltution support for M3U.
  • fix: Timezones were updated.
  • fix: Fixed UI freeze on WiFi select in some cases.

3.8.25 (12.01.2017)

  • fix: Fixed SMB mounting by NetBIOS name (WINS).
  • fix: Various stability fixes.

3.8.24 (19.12.2016)

  • new: STB will output sound also to AV when HDMI is used.
  • fix: Fixed Lithuanian translation.
  • fix: Fixed issue, when playback stopped closer to the end of a file.
  • fix: Fixed AAC issues in some streams.
  • fix: Web fixes for better Youtube app support.
  • fix: Fixed issue with pause in TV archive.
  • fix: Fixed waiting animation in TV archive.
  • fix: Fixed frame drops on damaged H.264 stream.
  • fix: Fixed playback of some HLS streams.

3.8.21 (15.11.2016)

  • new: Added Lithuanian translation (EU).
  • new: Improved failsafe logic during system update.
  • fix: Fixes in DVR for Middleware API.
  • fix: Improvements in MAG API.
  • fix: Fixes in Middleware API related to server being unaccessable.
  • fix: Fixes and improvemnts in player subsystem.

3.8.19 (30.09.2016)

  • new: Added Portal manager (multi-portal mode) for Web portal.
  • new: Support for external SRT/SSA subtitles.
  • new: EPG loading optimization in TV app.
  • fix: Removed high CPU load in Middleware API.
  • fix: Fixed incorrect time after archive pausing.
  • fix: Fixed incorrect EPG after channel switch.
  • fix: Improved support of incorrect H.264 ES.
  • fix: Improvements in MPEGTS handling.
  • fix: Improved A/V sync in AC3 pass-through mode.
  • fix: Fixed “ffrt” solution handling for MAG API.
  • fix: Do not allow portal to set volume in “TV only” portal mode.

3.8.14 (25.08.2016)

  • new: Support for tvg-id tag in M3U.
  • new: M3U playlist for TV could be set up from Mediaplayer app.
  • fix: Improvements for MPEGTS with frequent PMT/PAT change.
  • fix: Incorrect channel numbers in Middleware API were fixed.
  • fix: Fixed display of age group in event detail screen.
  • fix: MAG API improvements.

3.8.11 (04.08.2016)

  • new: Possibility to change “Watch TV” app icon and name over provisioning.
  • new: Improved console “player” app.
  • new: Detect AV/HDMI connection from bootloader.
  • new: JS Api: added method for retrieving UPDXY setting.
  • fix: HLS stability improvements.
  • fix: Fixed timezone in some web-portals.
  • fix: Added timeout for player HTTP connections.
  • fix: TR-069 fixes.

3.8.6 (20.06.2016)

  • new: Added “Auto StandBy” feature to power off device after inactivity.
  • new: Smoother UI animation.
  • new: Changed factory reset method.
  • new: Fixed Stalker Smart Launcher in Web-portal mode.
  • new: Recovery mode now can be accessed by pressing a special button on the bottom of the STB.
  • fix: Improvements in HLS client.
  • fix: Middleware API fixes.

3.8.3 (19.05.2016)

  • new: Added TR-069 protocol support.
  • fix: Accelerated MPEGTS channels switch.
  • fix: Improvement in HLS client.
  • fix: Middleware API fixes.
  • fix: TV player UI improvements.

3.8.2 (18.05.2016)

  • new: Added new Content source “Middleware API” based on open Middleware API protocol.
  • new: Display of age groups for channels and events.
  • new: Possibility to hide blocked channels from the list.
  • new: Possilitity to change OS to Android.
  • new: Added Czech and Slovak language.
  • new: Support for USB wifi on S412 model.
  • new: Small user interface improvements.

3.7.19 (25.04.2016)

  • new: USA timezones were added.
  • fix: TV application in Web-portal mode can run on STB startup.
  • fix: Provisioning can only set update check period on less then 1 hour.
  • fix: Improved HLS playback stability.
  • fix: Improved MPEGTS support with incorrect PAT tables.
  • fix: Fixed MPEG2 video sluttering with some streams.

3.7.17 (30.03.2016)

  • fix: Recovery of MPEGTS stream after PAT/PMT had changed.
  • fix: Spatial navigation is disabled by default in Web portals.
  • fix: Kernel info is removed from SysInfo.

3.7.16 (28.03.2016)

  • new: Web app URLs were changed.
  • fix: Fixed local DVR API for Web apps.
  • fix: Problem with HLS that caused freezes of STB.
  • fix: Starting of recovery script from USB.
  • fix: Mag API: incorrect URL options parsing without solution.
  • fix: Improved stability.

3.7.12 (14.03.2016)

  • new: Changed .info file format that is used for firmware updates.
  • fix: Small UI and localization fixes.

3.7.11 (10.03.2016)

  • new: Improved Tvip UI performance.
  • new: Resume video in mediaplayer after Stand By.
  • new: New 60Hz HDMI modes added.
  • new: Improved seek logic in timeshift and mediaplayer.
  • new: Virtual keyboard hotkeys (red, green, yellow).
  • fix: MAG API fixes.
  • fix: Virtual keyboard fixes for Web-portal mode.

3.7.10 (20.02.2016)

  • new: Added German virtual keyboard.
  • new: Added Italian language.
  • new: Added support for Teletext subtitles.
  • new: Added subtitles support in native TV Player app (DVBSub, Teletext).
  • new: MAG API support was extended (OAuth support for external authentication).
  • new: Stalker-Tvip: user deactivation support added.
  • new: Localization files are now in gettext format.
  • fix: M3U files with embedded cover image playback was fixed.
  • fix: DVBSub display was fixed.

3.7.9 (20.01.2016)

  • new: Added Bulgarian language and Sofia timezone.
  • new: Support for subtitles (inc. DVBSUB) for Web-portal mode.
  • new: Audio tracks now switch a little faster.
  • fix: Fixed AAC sound on some MPEGTS streams.
  • fix: Fixed Autoframerate feature for some H.264 streams.
  • fix: Improved stability.

3.7.6 (02.12.2015)

  • fix: Audio language change was fixed and made faster.
  • fix: Fixed German and Portuguese translations.
  • fix: Router mode user interface fixes.

3.7.5 (27.11.2015)

  • new: Support for bitmap subtitles (DVDSub, DVBSub).
  • new: Full support H.265/HEVC codec.
  • fix: Router mode issues.
  • fix: Improved stability.

3.7.2 (23.11.2015)

  • new: Support for text-based subtitles (SSA/ASS, SubRip).
  • new: Photo viewing in media player app (JPEG, PNG).
  • new: Archive support for IPTVPORTAL Middleware.
  • new: Optimized multicast read engine (UDP).
  • new: Extended support for RTP MPEGTS (for local DVR, Timeshift, UDPXY).
  • new: Support for external crypto plugins for MPEGTS streams.
  • new: Support for BISS crypto plugin.
  • new: Support for Wi-Fi hotspot mode (share Ethernet over Wi-Fi).

3.5.21 (18.11.2015)

  • new: Added German and Portuguese UI languages (for EU STBs).
  • new: Added support for USB WiFi dongles based on RTL8192CU chips (v.410 only).
  • fix: Incorrect provision server setup in some cases.
  • fix: Slaker: Slow start and seek on web-archive.

3.5.19 (25.09.2015)

  • new: Added “Tvigle” app (for RU STBs).
  • fix: Stalker: fixed middleware connection in “Stalker Middleware” mode.
  • fix: Changed some IR-key functions in MAG API.
  • fix: Fixed firmware recovery from USB drive.
  • fix: Stability improvements.

3.5.18 (08.09.2015)

  • fix: Fixed seeking when Pause active.

3.5.17 (03.09.2015)

  • new: Added “Русская музыка” and “Больше TV” apps (for RU STBs).
  • fix: Web-portal: fixed media player crash when seeking over some file formats.

3.5.16 (27.08.2015)

  • new: Added support for v.412 (410 with Wi-Fi) STB.
  • fix: Fixed FLV1 video support.
  • fix: Fixed delay on end-of-file.

3.5.14 (11.08.2015)

  • fix: Web-portal: Improvements in HTML5 video support.
  • fix: Web Stalker: server Timeshift function.

3.5.13 (28.07.2015)

  • fix: Web-portal: MAG JS API compatibility improvements.
  • fix: Stability improvements.

3.5.11 (09.07.2015)

  • fix: Fixes in English language.
  • fix: Stability improvements.

3.5.10 (03.07.2015)

  • fix: HDMI-CEC initialization issues (freezes on some Samsung TV sets).
  • fix: Stability improvements.

3.5.7 (17.06.2015)

  • fix: Network initialization issues.
  • fix: Web-portal: MAG JS API compatibility improvements.
  • fix: Recovery: Localization of recovery text based on system language.
  • fix: Stability improvements.

3.5.5 (08.06.2015)

  • fix: Auto-switch to HDMI when connected.
  • fix: Changed DHCP response timeout.
  • fix: Restart web-portal on resolution change.
  • fix: Fixed possible freeze of STB in “Standby” mode.

3.5.4 (21.05.2015)

  • new: Provisioning: Disaplay Operator's name in screen.
  • new: Provisioning: Telnet password change.
  • new: Added Bishkek timezone.
  • new: Added kyrgyz audio track selection option.
  • fix: Web-portal: Fix Web-portal restart after Web-app usage.
  • fix: Media player issues.
  • fix: UI Animation issues.
  • fix: Stability improvements.

3.5.3 (13.04.2015)

  • new: Mediaplayer: Extended number of supported video and audio codecs.
  • fix: Web-portal: html5 video issues.
  • fix: Mediaplayer: Playlist issues.
  • fix: Stability improvements.

3.5.1 (26.03.2015)

  • new: Initial beta version for v. 410 for Linux-Qt.

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