TVIP Application Release Notes for S-Box v.50x based on Linux-Qt OS

5.0.42 (11.10.2021) beta,release

  • new: Support for next gen TVIP IR remote.
  • new: Support program selection in Multi-program MPEGTS.
  • new: Virtual keyboard can be launched automatically in Chromium.
  • new: Added support for image playback by system mediaplayer.
  • fix: Improved logic for show/hide of video window in Web portals.
  • fix: Improved GSTB player API.
  • fix: Fixed delays in JsonAPI access in Search and VoD.
  • fix: Various fixes in VoD app.
  • fix: Fixed artifacts when resuming DRM video in Chromium.

5.0.36 (24.08.2021)

  • fix: Improved player compatibility for gSTB API.
  • fix: Updated Swedish translation.
  • fix: More stable playback of damaged audio tracks.
  • fix: Fixed freezing of Chromium on some portal URLs.
  • fix: Video app added to Security settings.

5.0.34 (07.07.2021)

  • fix: Fixed playback of MP4 in Chromium. Improved stability of MSE playback.

5.0.33 (23.06.2021)

  • new: Added possibility to filter separate sections of provisioning file, depending on device model.
  • new: Updated provisioning of web applications logic: added hiding of system apps; restricted modification of system apps.
  • new: Added AC3 pass-through in Youtube and Chromium.
  • new: Added interception of Youtube app loading for gSTB API.
  • fix: Improved detection of failed network connection during web portal loading.
  • fix: Fixes and improvements in Chromium.
  • fix: Fixed external subtitles playback.
  • fix: Fixes in HLSv4.
  • fix: Updated Polish translation.

5.0.31 (31.05.2021)

  • new: Selected TV channel group is kept the same, after switching channel with number, if next channel is in the same group.
  • new: Updated Chromium engine.
  • new: Magic key combination for emergency display settings reset.
  • fix: Fixed working with some Wi-Fi passwords with special characters and spaces.
  • fix: Improved MSE/EME and some keys processing in Chromium.
  • fix: Fixed issue with subtitles in MPEGTS.
  • fix: Not all HTTP headers were sent to MW API in Wizard.
  • fix: Fixed PIN-code lock of Browser app.
  • fix: Fixed issues with Multiportal mode when network has no Internet access.
  • fix: Updated Czech localization.

5.0.20 (29.12.2020)

  • fix: Fixed DRM video playback in Youtube.
  • fix: Faster MP4 video startup over HTTP in some cases.
  • fix: Fixed issues with Stalker archive.
  • fix: Fixed playback of APE audio.

5.0.18 (11.12.2020)

  • new: Some JS API getter functions added to “blink” API: model, MAC, system language.
  • fix: Telnet and SSH access were DISABLED by default.
  • fix: Improved images display logic in mediaplayer.
  • fix: Fixed memory overflow with MSE content playback in Chromium.
  • fix: Fixed not saving Cookies in Chromium.
  • fix: Improved Watch TV app performance when playlist has very large number of channels.
  • fix: French localization was fixed, Swedish localization was improved.
  • fix: Fixed issues with element focuses after web-portal reload.
  • fix: Some HLS related fixes.

5.0.16 (19.11.2020)

  • new: New force reload option for web portal allows infinite reload of main web portal in case of network error.
  • new: Added default audio and subtitle language option to JS API.
  • fix: Fixed web portal loading error message.
  • fix: Fixed incorrect playback of some MPEGTS streams in “ffmpeg” mode.
  • fix: Improved support for incorrect MPEGTS segments in HLSv4.

5.0.15 (06.11.2020)

  • fix: NTP was not working in initial setup screen.
  • fix: Fixed system time setup with Middleware API over HTTPS.
  • fix: Improve MPEG-DASH and HLS fMP4 support.
  • fix: Fixed application crashes in some cases.

5.0.12 (19.10.2020)

  • new: Valid SSL certificates are now required for TV protocols and provisioning access.
  • new: Added waiting network connection message in Watch TV app.
  • new: Added setCurrentLanguageCode function for system language setup from web-portal.
  • fix: Fixed issue with some AAC streams.
  • fix: Fixed issue when home screen background image was constantly reloaded.
  • fix: Fixed decoding of CMYK/YCCK JPEG images.
  • fix: Fixed fonts in web portals.
  • fix: Fixed mouse support in web portals.
  • fix: Fixed crash with DTS pass-through.
  • fix: Fixed incorrect archive position in some cases.

5.0.7 (25.08.2020)

  • new: New Web-portal API “blink” based on Chromium engine with support for MSE/EME.
  • new: Plex app now uses “blink” API.
  • new: Youtube TV app was updated.
  • new: UI animation is improved.
  • new: Added all World timezones.
  • new: Added EPG from MPEGTS extraction feature for M3U protocol.
  • new: Updated Speed Test application.
  • new: Improved archive resume logic after return from another app.
  • new: Toolchain for OS and apps was updated.
  • new: Experimental mouse support.
  • fix: Removed Legacy protocol from content source.
  • fix: Fixed hiding of some preferences over provisioning.
  • fix: HLSv4 client was optimized.
  • fix: Fixed stream restart in CableTV mode.

4.2.35 (02.07.2020)

  • new: Added account devices management for Middleware API.
  • new: Possibility to read position for live MPEGTS streams.
  • new: HLSv4 is used by default of URL contains “.fmp4.m3u8”.
  • new: Improvements in CCTV app logic.
  • new: Added provisioning option that hides Middleware API server URL in settings.
  • new: Added handling of “tvg-shift” tag in M3U.
  • new: HLSv4/DASH now uses keep-alive.
  • fix: Fixed cursor issue when returning from event description to EPG list.
  • fix: “Continue catch-up” window now disappears after 25 seconds.
  • fix: Improved handling of stream fail in HLSv4/DASH.
  • fix: Fixed text field cursor issue.
  • fix: Fixed performance issue when QR code was displayed.
  • fix: Fixed lack of HTTP headers in images requests in TV app.
  • fix: Improved logic of SMB share disconnection when connection is lost.

4.2.33 (16.04.2020)

  • new: “Cable TV” mode over provisioning (playback of a single stream without UI).
  • new: Added “Continue archive” request dialog.
  • new: Improved VoD app UI.
  • new: Added free disk space display in media player app.
  • new: Colored image can now be used as a background for Home screen (setup over provisioning).
  • new: Added animated screenshot preview of EPG events in EPG description screen.
  • new: New seek steps are now used: +15 sec forward and -10 sec back.
  • new: Added option to disable media freeze animation over provisioning.
  • new: Added option to disable audio cut during MPEGTS media startup (setup over provisioning).
  • new: Default HLS protocol version can now be set up over provisioning.
  • new: More accurate archive seek in HLSv4 mode (2 sec accuracy).
  • new: Added RC emulation console tool.
  • new: Option to disable local timeshifting over provisioning.
  • new: Added Armenian localization.
  • new: Added crontab.
  • fix: Improved quality of app icons in Home screen.
  • fix: Improved UI navigation logic for RC without “colored” buttons.
  • fix: Fixed server flooding in Middleware API in some cases.
  • fix: Fixes in Middleware API protocol.
  • fix: Fixed timeout interruption of playback for HTTP streams.
  • fix: Autostart disable feature now also works after sleep mode.
  • fix: Console control and screenshot tool now works in Wizard.
  • fix: Fixes in Georgian translation.

4.2.29 (27.01.2020)

  • new: Added Greek language for audio and subtitles.
  • new: Added French localization.
  • new: Catch-up position is now saved after temporary switching to another app.
  • new: Test support for 5Ghz Wi-Fi for router mode (for compatible modules and adapters).
  • new: Added screenshot to PNG console tool.
  • new: Added UI control console tool.
  • fix: Volume control bar is now more visible.
  • fix: Improvements in WebVTT subtitles support for live streams in HLSv4.
  • fix: Improvements in Teletext subtitles detection for HLSv3 streamed from Flussonic.
  • fix: Improvements and fixes in Middleware API.
  • fix: Improvements in Stalker archive support.
  • fix: Fixed issue after exiting catchup by double pressing on channel in channel list.
  • fix: Optimizations in player.

4.2.25 (28.11.2019)

  • new: Added S.Info window calling function to JS API (TvipStb.launchSystemInfo).
  • new: Added MPEG-TS per channel buffer setup (Middleware API, M3U, Web-portals).
  • new: Updated base application font.
  • new: Added new time zones to the list: Warsaw, Riga, Vilnius, Tallinn.
  • new: Added feature to always boot STB to home screen (not to TV app).
  • fix: Fixed MPEG-TS buffer setup for Web-portals.
  • fix: More correct handling of connection timeouts in Middleware API.
  • fix: More correct handling of connection timeouts during firmware download.
  • fix: Fixed S.Info screen in web-portals in combined mode.
  • fix: Fixed incorrect drawing of web-portal UI, that caused not real fullscreen UI.
  • fix: Fixed bulgarian translation.
  • fix: Added Georgian and Greek localizations.
  • fix: Optimized cursor navigation in Watch TV app.
  • fix: Updated User-Agents of browser and web-portals.
  • fix: Fixed not working symbols in web portals on virtual keyboard.

4.2.23 (29.10.2019)

  • fix: Fixed playback of 4:3 videos in YouTube.
  • fix: Support for Search RC button in YouTube.
  • fix: Blocking of Search RC button is system search is disabled.
  • fix: Fixes in Polish translation.
  • fix: Speedtest improvements and fixes.

4.2.21 (30.09.2019)

  • new: External subtitles are enabled by default in Mediaplayer if any.
  • new: Option for specifying media format (MPEGTS/HLS/other) for a channel in Middleware API.
  • new: Basic support for Widevine DRM in HLS(fMP4).
  • fix: Fixed issues with DVB-subtitles and improved subtitle rendering quality.
  • fix: Improved stability of audio switching with HLSv4.
  • fix: Fixed crash when using virtual keyboard in portal in some cases.
  • fix: Fixed crash in some cases when Home action is overridden.
  • fix: Small improvements in Middleware API.
  • fix: Improved Polish translation.

4.2.20 (06.09.2019)

  • new: Archive seek with preview images support for Middleware API.
  • new: EPG “By Day” scrolling feature with FF/RW keys.
  • new: Display of current bandwidth measured by HLS/DASH client in S.Info-Del window.
  • new: Added UI network speed to operator's server test measurement test tool.
  • fix: Fixed playback of some HEVC streams.
  • fix: Fixed issue with video window in web portals with enabled overscan.
  • fix: Fixed error display when portal could not be loaded in Combined mode.
  • fix: Fixed issue with Live streams in Youtube TV.

4.2.16 (23.07.2019)

  • new: Possibility to setup URL of home screen background image.
  • new: Possibility to enable display of has archive logo in channel list.
  • fix: Some improvements in provision server deduction logic.
  • fix: Fixed some issues with EPG for Middleware API.
  • fix: Fixed issue with incorrect video window in YouTube when lauched from web portal.
  • fix: Fixed redirection to TV web-portal when lauched from system search results.
  • fix: When Home button controller is redefined, this also works in home screen now.
  • fix: Fixed issue with mute in combined web portal mode.

4.2.12 (18.06.2019)

  • new: Added timeshift delay option to Middleware API catch-up.
  • new: Added display of Audio language code in Watch TV.
  • new: Added local provisioning feature, that allows provisioning settings loading from internal storage.
  • new: Added possibility to launch any System URI when Home key is pressed.
  • fix: Fixed app freeze in YouTube Kids.
  • fix: Fixed issue with parental lock of selected web apps.
  • fix: Fixed factory reset lock feature.
  • fix: Improvements in EPG download and processing.
  • fix: Fix issues with DVB subtitles synchronization.
  • fix: Fix issues with external SSA/ASS subtitle timings.
  • fix: Fix translation issues in some languages.
  • fix: Fixed “not supported” check for HLS/DASH in DVR.
  • fix: MAG API changed to GSTB.
  • fix: Fixed some UI performance issues.
  • fix: Some UI improvements.

4.2.7 (28.05.2019)

  • new: Added TvipStb.syncFileSystem() command to JS API.
  • new: Added Serbian language (EU).
  • new: Experimental support for USB WiFi Realtek 8811au.
  • fix: Fixes and improvements in MAG API.

4.2.6 (20.05.2019)

  • new: Progressbar in TV app is now different depending if server timeshift enabled or not.
  • new: JS API version is now 5.
  • fix: Fixed incorrect provision lock while set up over DHCP options.
  • fix: Some fixes in Youtube app.
  • fix: Fixed subtitle management in MAG API.

4.2.3 (25.04.2019)

  • new: New YouTube and Youtube Kids apps with support for video and Live-streams with adaptive quality (up to 1080p).
  • new: Execution of System URI over JavaScript API.
  • new: Execution of System URI from console.
  • new: Support for lauching a channel by number over System URI.
  • new: Added Bosnian translation (EU).
  • new: 12h/24h time display.
  • new: Returned new on-screen keyboard.
  • fix: Locked provision address has the highest priority now.
  • fix: Fixed empty EPG on some channels after network failure.
  • fix: Fixed playlist playback in MediaPlayer.
  • fix: Fixed looped playback of a single file in MediaPlayer.
  • fix: Fixed playback of some small audio files.
  • fix: Some UI changes.

4.1.14 (02.04.2019)

  • new: DLNA enable/disable switch was added to mediaplayer options.
  • fix: Fixed incorrect playback of MPEGTS streams with small values of MPEGTS buffer.
  • fix: Fixed H.264 video freezes on small media data loss.
  • fix: Fixed detection of WiFi status in JavaScript API.
  • fix: Fixed incorrect connection to some MPEGTS over HTTP streams.

4.1.12 (06.03.2019)

  • new: Support for custom channel numbering in M3U/XSPF.
  • fix: Incorrect Teletext subtitle encoding in some cases.
  • fix: Fixed playback of some incorrect H.264 streams.
  • fix: Fixed playback of some heavily encoded H.265 streams.

4.1.9 (19.02.2019)

  • new: Updated Polish translation.
  • new: S.Info now displays both provisioning and middleware Operator name.
  • fix: Fixed issue with bitrate switch for HLSv4.
  • fix: Fixed need of triple OK press in TV Cursor mode.
  • fix: Small fixes in Watch TV UI.

4.1.6 (11.02.2019)

  • new: EU localizations were added to CIS firmwares.
  • new: Support for simultaneous Ethernet and Wi-Fi connections (Ethernet has more priority).
  • new: Added display of Wi-Fi network name in S.Info dialog.
  • new: Added switching to a selected position in TV archive over Middleware API command.
  • fix: Fixed player freeze during playback of some corrupted streams.
  • fix: Fixed playback of some MPEG-DASH streams.
  • fix: Continue playback in DVR (after stop).
  • fix: Classic on-screen keyboard was returned in all places except search.
  • fix: User could see incorrect portal in some cases when switching between apps.
  • fix: Fixed app crash after middleware switch in some cases.
  • fix: Inability to launch internal app from banner or Middleware API.
  • fix: Improved error detection during Wi-Fi scan.
  • fix: Improved Widevine stability.
  • fix: Incorrect aspect ratio in HTML5 apps.
  • fix: JSAPI: Incorrect TvipEvent callback sequence when starting and stopping playback.
  • fix: Some improvements in Middleware API.

4.1.4 (18.12.2018)

  • new: New TVIP logo.
  • new: Global content search UI for Middleware API and web apps (with JavaScript API).
  • new: Search over YouTube and Megogo.
  • new: Support for DLNA media servers navigation in mediaplayer.
  • new: New on-screen keyboard design.
  • new: Added numeric on-screen keyboard.
  • new: Support for launching apps and actions by pressing banner on Home screen.
  • new: Added network information and statistics to JS API.
  • new: Added hybrid preview mode with live screenshots (for Middleware API).
  • new: Support for launching apps and actions (TV event, movie, video) by sending a message from Middleware API.
  • new: Support for auto-layout of channel logo tab depending on logo relative widths (for Middleware API).
  • new: Sending messages about active apps over Middleware API.
  • new: WebVTT subtitles support for HLSv4 and MPEG-DASH (in testing).
  • new: SAMPLE-AES support for HLSv4 with fMP4 (CBCS).
  • new: Basic support for Widevine L3 DRM for MPEG-DASH (CENC).
  • new: ClearKey encryption support for MPEG-DASH (CENC) with key requests over JSON.
  • new: Support for media statistics sending not only at the end of playback, but also periodically.
  • new: Various user interface improvements.
  • new: Improvements in Middleware API.
  • fix: Improvements in archive support for MAG API.
  • fix: Fixed enabling of spatial navigation over JS API.
  • fix: Improved navigation over buttons in dialogs.
  • fix: Fixed local playback of large media files.
  • fix: Improved detection of teletext subtitles.
  • fix: Improved audio tracks switching in DVR HLSv3.
  • fix: Fixed spontenious unpause during media freezing.

4.0.26 (24.10.2018)

  • 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 (https://wiki.tvip.ru/en/stb/adaptive_streaming).
  • new: Support for QR-code login for Middleware API.
  • 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 sys.info-del 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.

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