TVIP Application Release Notes for S-Box v.530 and S-Box v.525 based on Linux-Qt OS

5.0.42 (11.10.2021) beta,release

  • new: Support fox 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 (10.08.2021)

  • fix: Improved player compatibility for gSTB API.
  • fix: Improved stability of WiFi connection (v.525).
  • 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: Fixed async of audio/video in some damaged MPEGTS streams.
  • fix: Fixes and improvements in Chromium.
  • fix: Fixed external subtitles playback.
  • fix: Fixes in HLSv4.
  • fix: Updated Polish translation.

5.0.29 (22.04.2021)

  • 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.
  • fix: Greatly improved stabilily of playback of H.264 streams with distortions/errors.
  • fix: Fixed working with some Wi-Fi passwords with special characters.

5.0.26 (15.03.2021)

  • new: Magic key combination for emergency display settings reset.
  • fix: Improved MSE/EME and some keys processing in Chromium.
  • fix: Fixed complete H.264 decoder freeze in some cases.
  • fix: Fixed issue with subtitles in MPEGTS.
  • fix: Improved detection of third-party Wi-Fi sticks with 8811au chipset.
  • 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.

5.0.21 (27.01.2021)

  • fix: Improved Youtube playback for some cases.
  • fix: Fixed connection to Wifi networks with spaces in passwords.
  • fix: Fixed black screen in recovery mode on some TVs.

5.0.20 (29.12.2020)

  • fix: Fixed DRM video playback in Youtube.
  • fix: Fixed incorrect NTP setup in some cases.
  • fix: Faster MP4 video startup over HTTP in some cases.
  • fix: Fixed issues with Stalker archive.
  • fix: Fixed playback of MJPEG streams.
  • fix: Fixed playback of some incorrect H.264 streams.
  • fix: Fixed playback of APE audio.

5.0.18 (11.12.2020)

  • new: RTL text display support (Arabic, Hebrew).
  • 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 not saving Cookies in Chromium.
  • fix: Improved Watch TV app performance when playlist has very large number of channels.
  • fix: Fixed framerate adaptation function issues.
  • 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 support for DVB-T2 USB sticks (TBS).
  • 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.

4.3.17 (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.
  • new: Initial support for v.525.
  • 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.
  • fix: Fixed DTS pass-through.
  • fix: Fixed playback of some incorrect sat streams.

4.3.15 (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: Fixes for autoframerate feature.
  • 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.

4.3.10 (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: 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: Fixed issue with incorrect colors with some video streams.
  • fix: Fixed issue with boot logo.
  • fix: Optimizations in player.

4.3.8 (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: Added new time zones to the list: Warsaw, Riga, Vilnius, Tallinn.
  • new: Added Greek localizations.
  • 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 Bulgarian translation.
  • 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.

4.3.6 (23.10.2019)

  • new: Main application font was updated.
  • new: Added Georgian translation.
  • fix: Fixed display i-modes (1080i).
  • fix: Added basic PPPoE support.
  • 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.

4.3.5 (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 incorrect reaction on some third party IR remote.
  • 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.

4.3.4 (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: Improved multicast channel swithching speed.
  • 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.

4.3.2 (18.07.2019)

  • Fixed display modes: 2160p и 576i.
  • Added USB WiFi RTL8811au support.

4.3.0 (01.07.2019)

  • Initial firmware.

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