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badeip
03-10-08, 00:37
My firmware based on the early beta of 1.3.52 is now available.
More information about this firmware can be found here (http://www.mpcclub.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=18532)

Some new additions in this firmware:

* Tclsh - to ease web development
* The Nano editor - for those unfamiliar with vi
* IRSet now supports commands via pipes.

Contents:
Firmware version: M-6×00_1.3.52
* SSHd (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ssh) (username: root, password: opentvix)
* smbd (username: root, password: opentvix)
- There is one share called “root” which exports the entire TViX filesystem, in addition to the auto-mounted tvixhd1 share.
* Web (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Http") configuration (audio, video, network, misc)
* Enhanced Ctorrent (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ctorrent")
* NTP (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_Time_Protocol"). Network Time Protocol - configured to synchronize the clock at startup to remedy the hardware clock issue
* [Several] (http://www.binary-art.net/?p=420") additional utilities
* Icons by Eonnemisis See this (http://www.mpcclub.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=14798") thread for other examples.
* Unlocking of Korean units (configured through the Web interface).
* FIPd (http://www.binary-art.net/?p=626"). Front Interface Panel daemon.
* IRd. IR (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infrared") daemon. Allows sending receiving or remote control commands
* RSSTvixer (http://www.binary-art.net/?p=654"). Display RSS feed in the LCD of the most recent firmware from www.binary-art.net (http://www.binary-art.net)
* IRSet (http://www.binary-art.net/?p=577"). Command line utility for executing remote control commands
* IRSnoop. Command line utility for displaying commands issued by the remote control
* Tclsh (http://tcl.sourceforge.net/) to ease web development
* Nano (http://www.nano-editor.org/) editor for those unfamiliar with the vi

For answers to common questions, see my Firmware FAQ (http://www.binary-art.net/?page_id=337")

Download the firmware here: www.binary-art.net (http://www.binary-art.net)


Regards,

-Badeip

a5ian300zx
03-10-08, 00:43
thank you,

I see you have not put the 50% reduced boot time.

badeip
03-10-08, 00:46
Good observation.
The reduced boot time is included in the firmware, but it I forgot to mention it in my release notes.

Thanks.

-b.

TurningFrench
03-10-08, 03:24
Thanks badeip. I'd just asked myself "wonder when badeip will make a release for version 1.3.52" when up it pops. Good stuff.

ip
03-10-08, 16:55
..and it answered my question if it's "Pretty straightforward" or "Start all over again" when it comes to OpenTViX'ing a new FW version... :)

I guess I'll go for the badeip 1.2.52 (for the included icons and possibility to auto-mount a NAS for m3u'ing folder icons mainly) for now, and wait for a more complete/stable FW than this beta.

Thanks!

jonny123
08-10-08, 00:22
Question:

Your firmware is very impressive, an plans to add the feature of M6500A "internal HDD drive spindown" via a timer or tied to the screen saver timer?

It must be do-able as the istar mini NMT 0808 firmware lists this as a new feature...

otherwise GREAT work! -jonny123

jonny123
08-10-08, 00:54
sorry to bug U..

Any possibility of adding in the "libdvdcss" library so DVD's could be played (ideally) through a directly attached DVD player instead of the usual Slysoft-running PC-linked share?

can this be done in custom firmware??? Any one suggested this even?
-jonny123

badeip
08-10-08, 10:59
Any possibility of adding in the "libdvdcss" library so DVD's could be played (ideally) through a directly attached DVD player

I don't think that it is possible to use libdvdcss as I believe that it requires kernel support.
The kernel sources are not public, so making any changes to the kernel is very hard.

Regards,

-badeip.

mrbrett
08-10-08, 12:02
does this version supports hdtv?
with this fw can we do a check disk (fsck)?

thanks!

eskimos20
08-10-08, 16:20
Does this mean that this modded firmware ALSO has the same bugs that the dvico firmware has, like the mp3 speed that is to fast?

/Eskimos20

badeip
08-10-08, 18:03
does this version supports hdtv?
with this fw can we do a check disk (fsck)?

thanks!

1) I don't have a DTV adapter to verify if it does, but I doubt it.
I hope someone who owns an adapter can set up a serial console, so that it's possible to figure out why it fails.
2) the firmware comes with fsck, but it doesn't support the proprietary ufsd filesystem. I'll make a port of ntfsprogs to see if I that works.

Regards,

-b.

badeip
08-10-08, 18:05
Does this mean that this modded firmware ALSO has the same bugs that the dvico firmware has, like the mp3 speed that is to fast?

/Eskimos20

The firmware is identical to the official, except for the additional functionality.

-b.

jonny123
08-10-08, 23:19
Thanks for the answer on the libdvdcss add-on, sounds like a big big challenge and I'll just use ANYDVD and a share to a networked DVD-drive instead
[once tpyed with the idea of a "sub-$100" nano-ATX formfactor minicomputer that its sole job would be to would host a DVD drive (DVD SBM-type share) and ANYDVD software, then put it all in its own custom enclosure, but that is VERY HARD to do]

Back to it..

Can USB and/or internal HDD spindown be added? I remember uclinux-based KiSS players had this kind of option hacked-in, so it should be do-able. Worst case, could it be done on a command-line login command issued to the box? (or a batch command of sorts that did this on bootup with like a default 15 or 30 minute timer?)

It must be do-able as the istar mini NMT 0808 firmware lists this as a new feature--usb disk spindown...

Ideas?

otherwise, sincerely, TRULY GREAT work! -jonny123
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badeip
09-10-08, 19:43
Can USB and/or internal HDD spindown be added?

Thanks.

It should be possible to set the spindown time with hdparm -S <seconds>

Regards,

badeip.

jonny123
09-10-08, 19:59
Great.. I understand I can set this in a ssh session ntil the unit is powered down /up again, but is there a way to make it "permanent", like running a "batch file" on bootup? Could I do that and how????pardon me, but I'm not a linux guru but I'm learning [I did ssh into the box and look around some directories and set the time to GMT -8]. thanks!

badeip
09-10-08, 20:25
Hi,

Use the nano editor, and put the respective command in
/mnt/jffs2_apps/tvix/opentvix.init
That ensures that the command will be executed during boot.

Regards,

-badeip.