Gekkota OS for DMB400

RELEASE NOTE

Never make electric unplug on your player while software upgrade is in progress (green led blinking 6 times every 4 seconds) else the player may not be able to work properly

2018-10-03 V4.10.15 download

BUG FIX, NEW FEATURES, MINOR UPDATES
  • Add support for DASH MSE (Media Source Extensions)
    • The DASH MSE is activated by default (meaning the preference media.mediasource.enable is set to true)
    • This feature allows to play some Web TV channels compliant with the DASH MSE in some conditions:
      • The DASH MSE video content has to be displayed in full screen inside the HTML page:
        • This is the typical YouTube MSE content URL in full screen:
          • https://www.youtube.com/embed/<YouTube_video_uuid>?autoplay=1
        • The Web TV channels available in full screen are available for download in the content models and uri models packs delivered the 3rd of October 2018
    • To know whether other Web TV channels may be well supported in full screen on the device, check first that the URL is properly displayed inside your Web browser
  • Add support for new WLAN chip supporting 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands
  • Add support for LDAP IDL
  • Add support for Web SQL
  • Fix: the video control overlay (play, pause, ...) was not displayed on touch screen device
  • Fix: the email address consistency was not tested before sending an email
  • Fix: the device could crash when playing DASH Live stream
  • Fix: attachments could be not properly attached in the email when containing some non-ASCII characters
  • Fix: a message content temporarily unavailable could be displayed at the loop back of a RTSP stream
  • Fix: the device could reboot when playing a RTSP stream with the TERADEK Cube 105 encoder/streamer
  • Fix: sometimes, a message content temporarily unavailable was displayed when playing a RTSP Live stream in outband mode with VLC
  • Fix: in some case, the video could be frozen with audio running when playing RTSP live stream from the VLC software
  • Fix: the device could reboot when playing 2 DASH VOD video media
  • Fix: the player could reboot when playing a wrong RTP/SDP Audio Video Profile
  • Fix: UDP stream could not be played in case using the streamer DME204 device whose the WebUI parameter Output > Ethernet > Audio was unselected
  • Fix: the device could crash sometimes when starting to play an RTSP stream from the TERADEK Cube 105 encoder/streamer
COMPATIBILITIES
  • Screen Composer G3 V3.20.14 (or above) / Playzilla 4.10.20 (or above)
  • PlugnCast 3.10.45 (or above) / Playzilla 4.10.20 (or above)
  • PlugnCast Studio 2.51.11 (or above) / PlugnCast Server V2.50.32
    • Note: Plugncast V2.xx.yy does not support multi-video decoding

INFORMATION


DOCUMENTATION

SUPPORTED MEDIAS DOCUMENTATION

  • Gekkota supported medias and performances download

INFORMATION

  • UDP
  • Monitor-Monitoring
    • The monitor presence detection is done in 2 steps:
      • The measurement of the impedance between the TMDS differential wires
      • EDID reading and check
    • Note: the EDID is valid when these values are correct
      • EDID header
      • EDID checksum
      • EDID version is upper than 1.3 (or equal to)
      • EDID extension checksum
    • Seen with some screen: unexpected player reboot could be noticed when monitoring is done on the wrong video input (when monitoring HDMI1 while cable is plugged on HDMI2)
KNOWN LIMITATIONS
  • Media Source Extension
    • In this version, the playback of all other MSE contents playbacks, meaning MSE video content displayed in a thumbnail inside the HTML page, without any device reboot is not guaranteed
    • About the Media `Source Extension Javascript:
      • Each MSE content provider has its own algorithm implementation in its MSE Javascript. Consequently, it is possible that some MSE content having a specific MSE Javascript is not fully supported making that the video does not start properly (for example, with some MSE video content replay)
      • When playing a MSE content, an error message if playback doesn’t begin shortly, try restarting your device could be displayed sometimes after a while telling that the video has stopped and will not start anymore. To work around, play another media, then play again the MSE content. The best practise consists in playing the MSE content URI with a fixed duration (ex: duration 1 hour).
    • About other MSE content: for example, the MSE video content displayed in a thumbnail inside the HTML Web page:
      • Warning: the MSE content provider can decide at any time to remove a content. So an MSE content can be available one day and not available the day after
      • When the MSE content is displayed in a thumbnail inside the HTML Web page, a lot of other objects need to be displayed as well and could require a lot of memory. Depending on the Web page played, the device could sometimes reboot after having played it after a while. The W3C is working on to improve the Media Source Extensions specifications so that the MSE Javascript is more suitable also for devices that have a limited available memory amount
    • To inactivate the DASH MSE feature,
      • Set the user preference media.mediasource.enable to false. The error message An error occurred. Please try again later (Playback ID: ...) should be displayed when trying ten to play an MSE content in this condition
  • HDMI-input
    • When rotation 90°, 180°, 270° is activated, the HDMI-input is not supported and a message content temporarily unavailable is displayed
    • Copy protection (HDCP): HDMI-input sources with HDCP activated are not supported
    • HDMI-input content playback is not supported when the user preference innes.video.renderer.default is set to the value gpu. To support it, change the user preference value to overlay
    • Some rare skip frame could be noticed on HDMI-input content zone when playing several medias at the same time
    • Some rare skip frame could be noticed on HDMI-input content when there is audio on HDMI-input
  • Not yet supported in MS-PowerPoint medias rendering:
    • Animation
    • Slide transitions
    • Effects
      • 3D, WordArt, shadow
    • Images
      • Image with filtering
      • Emf
    • Animated image
      • Gif & png (displayed but not animated)
    • Some shapes
      • Table object
      • Smart Art
      • Multi-colours shape texture
    • Text
      • Text vertical centering inside text area shape with rotation
      • Kerning is not supported
    • Bullet point
      • Some bullet points Windings 1 (& 2 & 3) may be wrongly displayed
    • Audio & video
    • Vertical fading (in case mixed horizontal & vertical fading)
    • Font
      • Fail over & substitution fonts
      • some characters whose fonts is 32 bits may be not displayed (ex: fontawesome.ttf)
    • OLE injection (MS objects)
  • Dual video decoding
    • When the user preference innes.video.renderer.default is set to overlay, only 2 video medias can be played at the same time;; also some video medias might be not decoded when played inside small zones (ex: video thumbnails), especially interlaced video medias (ex: video mosaic). To work around these 2 limitations, return to gpu mode by setting the user preference innes.video.renderer.default to the value gpu
    • Dual video decoding may be not supported when
      • playing one video Ultra HD 3840x2160p H264 and another video H264 (other codecs than H264 would be decoded properly for the second video here)
      • playing one video Ultra HD 3840x2160p H265 and another video H265 (other codecs than H265 would be decoded properly for the second video here)
      • In the Ultra HD resolution, video decoding could be not properly supported when playing one video Ultra HD 3840x2160p H265 and one video Full HD 1080 interlaced (especially in the Ultra HD resolution, when the zone resolution and its aspect ratio is different from the video media intrinsic resolution and pixel ratio)
      • In the Ultra HD resolution and multi-zone, some unexpected skip frame could be noticed when playing a lot of medias at the same time (scrolling text, News feeds, 2 video medias, PDF, Widget, canvas HTML Web page, ...)
    • Some interlaced video whose pixel ratio is 4/3 could not be played properly when the user preference innes.video.renderer.default is set to overlay. To work around, set it to gpu

OLD VERSIONS HISTORY


2018-07-31 V4.10.13 download

BUG FIX, NEW FEATURES, MINOR UPDATES
  • Add support for multi-touch screen devices over USB
  • Fix: the download of a playout containing a media whose size is above 2GB was taking too much time (ex: 3 hours instead of 10 minutes for a media whose size is 7GB)
  • Fix: in some case, the device could reboot after having played several PDF medias
  • Fix: an unexpected message "video can't be played because the file is corrupt" could appear when playing some Web page
  • Fix some skip frame could be noticed on some interlaced video
  • Fix: it was not possible to play at the same time the audio track of an HDMI-input video and the audio of another media
  • Fix: a unexpected message content temporarily unavailable could be displayed when playing some video Mp4 with PCM audio
  • Fix: sometimes immediately after a publication, and when several video medias had to start at the same time, all the video medias could not start and the error message content temporarily unavailable was not displayed

2018-04-24 V4.10.11 download

BUG FIX, NEW FEATURES, MINOR UPDATES
  • Add support for new user preference network.udp.recv-buffer-size (in KBytes) to adjust the buffer size used when playing UDP stream
    • default value: 2048 (KBytes)
  • Change some user preferences min/max/default value:
    • system.network.dhcp.nbtries
      • min: 1, max: 120, defaut value: 10
    • system.network.dhcp.timeout
      • min: 1, max: 30, default value: 5
    • system.network.lan_1.igmp-version
      • min: 2, max: 3, default value: 3
    • system.network.ntp.nbtries
      • min: 1, max: 10, default value: 5
    • system.network.ntp.timeout
      • min: 1, max: 20, default value: 10
    • system.network.wlan_1.mode
      • min: 1, max: 2, default value: 1
    • system.network.wlan_1.channel
      • min: 0, max: 11, default value: 0
    • system.network.wlan_1.security
      • min: 0, max: 3, default value: 0
    • system.network.wlan_1.igmp-version
      • min: 2, max: 3, default value: 3
    • system.display-output_1.color-adjustment.opacity.value
      • min: 0, max: 100, default value: 0
    • system.display-output_1.color-adjustment.opacity.max-value
      • min: 0, max: 255, default value: 255
    • system.sound-output_1.volume
      • min: 0, max: 25700, factory value: 17219
    • note: after a software migration, in case the previous user preference value was above the maximum value authorized, the user preference value is restored to its default values. The button restore factory preference in WebUI maintenance does not permit to restore the user preferences to their default values
  • Fix: a device reboot could occur with some specific Web page containing a lot of images to display
  • Fix: a device reboot could occur when the PlugnCast server date written in each HTTP request headers was removed by some customer network devices
    • note: in previous version, setting the user preference innes.app-profile.manifest-downloader:g3.*.*.*.date-updater.enable (or innes.app-profile.manifest-downloader:g2.*.*.*.date-updater.enable) to the value false was permitting to work around the issue in this case
  • Fix: MPEG-DASH Wowza stream playback was not supported due to its specific .mdp format
  • Fix: a message content temporarily unavailable could be noticed at the end of the RTSP stream playback when played infinitely
  • Fix: a delay could be noticed between audio and video for some specific video media (.ts containers)
  • Fix : device reboot could occur twice a day when playing several same videos medias at the same time and when the user preference innes.video.renderer.default was set to the value gpu
  • Fix: video could be frozen when playing RTSP stream with bad network conditions
  • Fix: audio could be not rendered anymore when playing RTSP stream with bad network conditions
  • Fix: audio could be not rendered when playing some specific Mpeg2-ts video media (.ts container)
  • Fix: some video frame could be not displayed when playing UDP stream containing audio AC3
  • In some case, when the device was not on time, it could not stop displaying system scene "changing system date, rebooting" then rebooting instead of staying on Fail soft mode system scene (PlugnCast configuration)
  • Fix: a message content temporarily unavailable could be displayed when playing video medias on HDMI-input with zone exit transition activated
  • Fix: a device reboot could occur when playing a specific Web page with transition between media activated

2018-03-02 V4.10.10 download

BUG FIX, NEW FEATURES, MINOR UPDATES
  • Change: the default value for the user preference innes.video.decoding-group.enabled is now true
  • Change for MS-PowerPoint media rendering
    • the option execute continuously until ESCAPE key is pressed is not taken into account meaning that when it is ticked, the MS-PowerPoint does not loop back automatically anymore
  • Fix for MS-PowerPoint media rendering
    • Shape
      • Shapes end was not displayed (for example for arrows)
      • Shape styles was not supported
      • Curved shapes could be wrongly drawn
      • Shape groups could be wrongly placed
    • Text
      • Text in columns
      • Text having rotation 180° could be wrongly placed
    • Gradient
      • Radial gradient and shading from title gradient was not supported
  • Fix: the onthology HID interactivity was not working
  • Fix: a message content temporarily unavailable could be displayed for some audio-video media whose audio track was not embedded in the stream (ts container)
  • Fix: when a device is connected on HDMI-input, the content could be frozen sometimes after having unplugged the HDMI-out cable
  • Fix: some objects of some widget (ex: Agenda) had a wrong orientation when rotation was 90° or 270°
  • Fix: drooling effect could be noticed on the text part of some part of PDF medias
  • Fix: audio could be jerky when playing some HTTP stream (Mpeg-TS container)
  • Fix: device could reboot when playing RTSP streams in bad network conditions
  • Fix: text overlap could be noticed when using font whose size is very large
  • Fix: EDID could not be displayed with some screen when using video adapter DVI to HDMI

2018-02-21 V4.10.10 beta197 download

BUG FIX, NEW FEATURES, MINOR UPDATES
  • Add support for the resolution "1920x540 60Hz VESA"

2018-02-08 V4.10.10 beta195 download

BUG FIX, NEW FEATURES, MINOR UPDATES
  • Fix MS-PowerPoint
    • text highlighting was not supported
    • text striking format was not applied on the bullet points
    • text using font align property was not centred vertically
    • text linespacing format was not supported
    • text inside area with rotation could be not properly aligned
    • text in small caps was displayed in lower case
    • text: non-breakable space was not properly supported
    • text: in some case font color of underlined text could change in the middle of a word
    • text: some unexpected text overlap could be noticed sometimes inside some text area (rare)
    • text: when a shape was split horizontally, the text was unexpectedly split as well
    • text: at the right of a bullet point, the text width could be too large
    • text: the font could not be applied for the the text inside the theme
    • the background image could be not displayed after been played more than once (rare)
    • a message content temporarily unavailable could be displayed when playing some MS-PowerPoint media containing some specific shapes
    • the colors and outlines of multi-colours shapes was not displayed
  • Fix: in some case, after a publication, some inconsistent characters could be displayed inside the HTML5 medias or MS-PowerPoint medias (random text areas). The issue was disappearing immediately after a new publication or after a device reboot

2018-02-05 V4.10.10 beta192 download

BUG FIX, NEW FEATURES, MINOR UPDATES
  • Add support for new resolutions in EDID
    • 1920x1080p 59.94Hz
    • 1920x1080p 60Hz
    • 1920x1080p 50Hz
    • 1280x720p 59.94Hz
    • 1280x720p 60Hz
    • 1280x720p 50Hz
    • 1920x1080i 59.94Hz
    • 1920x1080i 60Hz
    • 1920x1080p 29.97Hz
    • 1920x1080p 30Hz
  • Fix: when connected on HDMI-input, the resolution of a camera Full HD 60Hz was falling down to 480p
  • Fix: in very rare cases, after some reboot, some DMB400 devices may be blocked (displaying a black screen, red led always on and green led always off)

2018-01-17 V4.10.10 beta190 download

IMPORTANT
  • HDMI-input
    • For optimal rendering, the resolution mode of the DMB400 devices and and the one connected to the HDMI-input have to share the same frequency (ex: 60Hz)
BUG FIX, NEW FEATURES, MINOR UPDATES
  • Add support for HDMI input
    • URI:
      • create an URI with the value urn:innes:av-input
        • note: the new URI model is available in content model pack 3.52
    • Set the user preference innes.video.renderer.default to the value overlay
  • Fix: a message content temporarily unavailable could be displayed for some video H264 having a large GOP (ex: 96) when the user preferences innes.video.renderer.default value is set to overlay
  • Fix: the MS-PowerPoint media could not be played when stored inside an opt-out (PlugnCast G2 configuration)
  • Fix: device could reboot after having played 1000 times medias having embedded fonts (ex: media SlideMaker, media MS-PowerPoint)
  • Fix: some Twitter Web page could crash after a while
  • Fix: playing Twitter Web page could prevent some video to be played at the same time
  • Fix: device could crash after a while when playing RTSP medias and when facing degraded network conditions
  • Fix: immediately after a the publication, a message content temporarily unavailable could be displayed for a video media whose keyframe interval is large (ex: 8 sec)
  • Fix: audio was not synchronized to the video when playing RTSP live stream
  • Fix: player could reboot sometimes when playing some specific Web page containing video
  • Fix: some videos whose codec is VP9 (Webm container) could crash when the user preference innes.video.renderer.default value is set to gpu

2017-11-21 V4.10.10 beta163 download

BUG FIX, NEW FEATURES, MINOR UPDATES
  • Add support for MS-PowerPoint media
    • 2007/2010/2013/2016
    • *.pptx, *.ppsx
      • note: in case you have some medias MS-PowerPoint *.ppt (or *.pps), save them into respectively PowerPoint presentation *.pptx, (or PowerPoint presentation *.ppsx)
    • Note for PlugnCast G3: in manifest tab, in case some font is missing for your MS-PowerPoint media, add the appropriate font in your CMS font library
  • Add support for DASH MPEG (live & VOD) adaptive streaming (.mdp)
    • Note: dynamic quality value switching is not yet supported. The constant quality value can be set in Mbps with the user preference innes.video.has.max-bitrate (set to 5 for example 5 Mbps max.)
    • The server DASH Live and the DMB400 device need to be on time and synchronized with a NTP server
    • For video with high rate, in case the video is stopping after a while, it could be needed to increase the media.cache_size from 16364 KB (default size) to 65536 KB
  • Add support for RTSP V1.0 (live)
  • Add support for SMTP without authentication
  • Change: test card is displayed with Fira font
  • Change : PlugnCast G2 converter Playzilla 4.10.17 based
  • Fix: it was impossible to connect to the WebUI after having changed login/password with some specific characters
  • Fix: the message content temporarily unavailable could appear when
    • playing a video with multi-channel audio
    • starting a new video after a grid transition
    • playing, immediately after a publication, a video H265 media, whose key frame value is large (ex: 8 seconds)
  • Fix: in some rare case, the configuration-by-script could be not be taken into account in PlugnCast configuration
  • Fix: after a while, a player synchronized with PTP could face important jerky effects on the played video, when the user preference innes.video.renderer.default is set to overlay

2017-09-27 V4.10.10 beta147 download

BUG FIX, NEW FEATURES, MINOR UPDATES
  • Add support for German language (WebUI)
  • Add support for Spanish language (WebUI)
  • Add support for Maintenance > Middleware menu to upgrade device middleware (WebUI)
  • Add support for option Enable VESA DPMS in Output menu to activate/inactivate VESA DPMS protocol when setting monitor in standby (WebUI)
    • default value for Enable VESA DPMS option: ticked
  • Add support for Information > Screens menu to display EDID value of screens connected to the device (WebUI)
    • Connector Label (+ MCCS connector ID)
    • EDID value as a list of hexadecimal values
  • Add support for no proxy for (WebUI)
    • Status server
    • Software and configuration installation serveur as well as
    • Delivery server
    • Note: The tick value can be different for the 3 items above when they are not sharing the same domain (or IP address)
  • Add support for Maintenance > Logs menu to print debug log (WebUI)
    • Name
      • App (default)
      • Widget (default)
      • Contact support@innes.fr to know some other log Names to activate.
    • Level
      • OFF
        • default value is OFF. In nominal case, the device logs Level has to be OFF else some unexpected rendering issue could be noticed
      • ERROR: allows to only display logs with the ERROR type
      • DEBUG: allows to only display logs with the DEBUG type
    • option: Activate trace of undeclared categories
      • default value: not ticked. Allows to activate all the available traces of the device. In nominal case, this option must be NOT activated
  • Add support for AVCommand activation and configuration (WebUI)
    • Connectors
      • RS232 DTE
        • baud rate
        • char size
        • parity
        • flow control
        • protocol name
      • LAN
        • port (used by the monitor),
        • protocol name (supported by the monitor)
      • DDC/CI through video connectors
        • HDMI
        • DVI
        • VGA
    • Commands
      • Standby
      • Power mode
      • Brightness
      • Backlight
      • Video input
        • to know the list of possibles values for DDC/CI, please refer to AVCmd Web IDL (Gekkota OS GitHub Repo)
      • Mute
      • Volume
      • Custom commands (not supported for DDC/CI)
    • Protocols
      • eiki_xb42
      • nec_np3150
      • philips_m2
      • extron_m1
      • nec_x461s
      • samsung_m1
      • hitachi_m1
      • nudam_m2
      • sanyo_m1
      • optoma_m1
      • sharp_m1
      • lge_m1
      • panasonic_m1
      • sony_m1
      • mitsubishi_xl6x00
      • panasonic_m2
      • toshiba_m1
      • nec_m1
      • philips_m1
      • toshiba_tdpt420
      • custom_protocol
        • Add,
        • Edit,
        • Copy (an existing protocol by adding the suffix _custom)
        • Delete
  • Add support for video multi-decoding in the ultra HD output resolution
  • Add support for a new resolution: 3840x600 60Hz VESA
  • Change: minimum date for date picker is 1st January 2005 (WebUI)
  • Change: display all the available network interfaces in menu Information > Network (WebUI)
  • Change green LED behaviour depending on these different states
    • 1 flash every 4 seconds: Nominal behaviour
    • 2 flashs + 4 seconds OFF: Fail soft mode level1
    • 3 flashs + 4 seconds OFF: Fail soft mode level2
    • 4 flashs + 4 seconds OFF: System data partition check disk
    • 5 flashs + 4 seconds OFF: Error noticed on system data partition: partition format is required
    • 6 flashs + 4 seconds OFF: Firmware upgrading (or patch installation)
    • 7 flashs + 4 seconds OFF: Not possible to write on SSD anymore. If persistent, contact support@innes.fr
  • Fix: The message partition fixing in progress... was not disappearing after the system partition fixing has completed (WebUI)
  • Fix: player could reboot when playing 2 video medias at a time (*.webm container)
  • Fix: when pasting from clip board a Plugncast configuration (URL, login, password), clear the password value when it is not available (WebUI)
  • Fix: the protocol AVCommand with ASCII characters did not work
  • Fix: unexpected device reboot when playing canvas HTML in hidden area
  • Fix: in case file system corruption, player did not keep rebooting with the system scene unable to recover the file system partition instead of falling down on system fail soft mode scene after 6 device reboots
  • Fix: player was blocked when device was entering in standby, with monitor-monitoring feature activated, video cable plugged on DVI input of monitor eMachines E202H
  • Fix: some video freeze (skip frame) could be noticed when playing video media UHD@60fps in a zone whose size is less than full screen
KNOWN LIMITATIONS
  • Warning: in case facing skip frame with video decoding, check first that the user preference innes.video.renderer.default is overlay
  • Whereas the video decoding behaviour is better with the default renderer mode overlay (innes.video.renderer.default set to overlay), some videos medias might be not decoded when played inside small zone (ex: video thumbnails), especially interlaced video medias or when there is more than 2 video medias to be played at the same time (ex: video mosaic). To work around these 2 limitations, return to gpu mode by setting innes.video.renderer.default set to gpu
  • Dual video decoding may be not supported when
    • playing one video Ultra HD 3840x2160p H264 and another video H264 (other codecs than H264 would be decoded properly for the second video here)
    • playing one video Ultra HD 3840x2160p H265 and another video H265 (other codecs than H265 would be decoded properly for the second video here)
  • In the Ultra HD resolution, video decoding could be not properly supported when
    • playing one video Ultra HD 3840x2160p H265 and one video Full HD 1080 interlaced (especially in the Ultra HD resolution, when the zone resolution is different of the video media intrinsic resolution). A high video pixel ratio (ex: 2:1) could increase this effect.
  • In the Ultra HD resolution and multi-zone using Scrolling text, News feeds, 2 video medias, PDF, Widget, canvas HTML Web page at the same time
    • video decoding could be not properly supported just immediately after a publication (then playback OK at the calendar event loop back)
    • some skip frame could be noticed on H265 video

2017-08-11 V4.10.10 beta128 download

BUG FIX, NEW FEATURES, MINOR UPDATES
  • Add support for video dual-decoding in the full HD output resolution maximum
    • by default, dual-decoding capability is inactivated (preference value innes.video.decoding-group.enabled is false).
    • To activate dual-decoding capability for max. :
      • Two video Full HD 1080p or
      • One video Ultra HD 3840x2160p@30fps H265 + one video Full HD 1920x1080p (H264, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, VC-1, VP8, VP9)
        • set the user preference innes.video.decoding-group.enabled to true
        • check that the user preference innes.video.renderer.default is set to the default value overlay, instead of value gpu
      • note: in this version, dual video decoding is not properly supported when
        • playing one video Ultra HD 3840x2160p H264 and another video
        • playing one video Ultra HD 3840x2160p H265 and one video Full HD 1080i
        • playing one video Ultra HD 3840x2160p H265 and one video H265
        • playing one video Ultra HD 3840x2160p H265 inside a too small zone (ex: zone height less than about half screen).
      • HTML5 model transition up/down may lead to some unexpected video freeze on video 4K H265
  • Change: between fail soft mode level 1 and fail soft mode level 2, two green led flashs (instead of one) are now done every 4 seconds
  • Change (WebUI):
    • .log are now at the same level as .admin directory
    • download directory is now an icon at the top left of the WebUI
    • http://<device_ip_address>/?list_directory is now displaying
      • .admin
      • .extension
      • .log
      • .playout
      • .resources
      • .software
      • .status
      • .upnp

2017-08-02 V4.10.10 beta120 download

BUG FIX, NEW FEATURES, MINOR UPDATES
  • Add support for MeetingRoom - Summarization content model
  • Add support for Scrolling text from file content model (overlay accelerated)
  • Fix: some unexpected video artefact could be noticed when playing custom player.html containing video elements
  • Fix: UDP datagram was not working properly

2017-07-21 V4.10.10 beta111 download

IMPORTANT
  • Do not activate Overlay option in model Scrolling Text form else some unexpected rendering issues could be noticed for some medias using white colour (widget HTML5, PDF, ...) when played at the same time
BUG FIX, NEW FEATURES, MINOR UPDATES
  • Add support for RTSP protocol VOD
    • tested with server RTSP VOD Ubuntu Live555
    • note: RTSP protocol Live not supported
  • Add support for SDP/RTP protocol
    • http server is required to host SDP file
  • Add support of SMTP (mail sending)
  • Add support for Format tool (to format the storage file system) and Fix tool (to repair storage file system by keeping most of the content) available in WebUI > Maintenance > Tools
  • Add support for automatical storage file system repairing is case corruption is detected. The system scene with message checking the file system of data partition in progress is displayed
  • Change: PlugnCast G2 converter Playzilla 4.10.16 based
  • Fix: Gekkota was not able to start properly in case storage file system corruption. Add support for fail over mode in case facing storage file system corruption to start up the software Gekkota properly
    • Note: in this mode, the system scene Error: Unrecoverable error detected in the filesystem of data partition is displayed. It is only possible to
      • format the storage file system with the WebUI or
      • launch USB format (or USB recovery) procedure or
      • upgrade the Gekkota device with a new software with Screen Composer or the PlugnCast CMS (does not allow to restore the storage filesystem)
  • Fix: USB recovery was not working
  • Fix: device reboot could be noticed when sending email containing a body image (CIS type)
  • Fix: some video could be displayed with a wrong aspect ratio (mp4 container)
  • Fix: in some case, some artefacts could be displayed on the video after a reboot in an Ultra HD resolution with a specific HDMI cable (rare)

2017-06-06 V4.10.10 beta99 download

IMPORTANT
  • PlugnCast G2 configuration: once upgrade is done, a black screen will appear because the publication mechanism has changed in this version. It is required to publish at least once again with PlugnCast studio to work around
BUG FIX, NEW FEATURES, MINOR UPDATES
  • Fix: in some case, some artefacts could be displayed on the video after a reboot in an Ultra HD resolution with a specific HDMI cable (rare)

2017-06-02 V4.10.10 beta98 download

IMPORTANT
  • PlugnCast G2 configuration: once upgrade is done, a black screen will appear because the publication mechanism has changed in this version. It is required to publish at least once again with PlugnCast studio to work around
BUG FIX, NEW FEATURES, MINOR UPDATES
  • Add support for Ultra HD resolution output
    • Ultra HD resolution modes
      • 3840x2160 60Hz CEA-861
      • 3840x2160 59.94Hz
      • 3840x2160 50Hz CEA-861
      • 3840x2160 50Hz VESA
    • In case black screen is noticed when Ultra HD resolution mode is selected, check that your HDMI cable (compliant HDMI 2.0) is plugged on the an HDMI input supporting properly Ultra HD resolution
    • The rotation 90°, 180°, 270° is not supported for output resolution greater than full HD (1080p)
  • Add support for preference innes.video.renderer.default with the possible value
    • overlay (default & nominal implementation): use enhanced overlay capabilities to render the display until the maximal resolution (Ultra HD)
      • allows to support enhanced hardware de-interlacement filter as well when displaying Mpeg-TS interlaced video
    • gpu (previous implementation): use gpu capabilities to render the display until the maximal resolution (Ultra HD)
      • note: in this case full HD video (or higher resolution video), some frames could be lost (not displayed) sometimes
  • Add support for debug-tools (+ hyperlink delivery-software_patch.log in WebUI)
  • Change: when rotation 90°, 180° or 270° is activated, the mode gpu is used whatever the value of the user preference innes.video.renderer.default
  • Change: error or information message in German language
  • Fix: configuration by script through TFTP was not working
  • Fix: support for proxy server with authentication was wat working
  • Fix memory leak at publication (Screen Composer and PlugnCast G2)
  • Fix: device reboot when loading two PDF at a time
  • Fix: Web page was not rendered properly (PlugnCast G2 configuration)
  • Fix: one of the scene could be not played properly (in case using the same id) (PlugnCast G2 configuration)
  • Fix: device reboot could be noticed when playing widget HTML in a hidden floating zone

2017-05-16 V4.10.10 beta89 download

BUG FIX, NEW FEATURES, MINOR UPDATES
  • Add support for PTP/IEEE1588
    • supported mode: PTP L2
    • default user preferences
      • system.clock-sync.enable = false (PTP/IEEE1588 not activated)
      • system.clock-sync.ptp.timeout.lock-on-master = 30 (30 seconds)
      • system.clock-sync.ptp-domain = 0 (domain_id = 0)
      • system.clock-sync.source = ntp (ntp, ptp-l2, ...)
  • Fix: player could reboot after a couple of hours when playing several time a short video (AVI container)
  • Fix: player could reboot after a couple of hours when playing several time a scrolling text (by inserting a text in a channel) (PlugnCast G2 configuration)

2017-04-28 V4.10.10 beta82 download

BUG FIX, NEW FEATURES, MINOR UPDATES
  • Add support for USB keyboard management
  • Add support for infrared sensor
    • Default inactivated
    • To activate, set the user preference system.connector.jack35_1.1.io.jack35-gpio_1.enabled to false
    • Remote control Arduino white (20 buttons)
      • Supported keys: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, Menu, Power, Volume+, Volume-, Next, Previous, Back (or C), Play
      • Not supported key: Test
  • Fix: a device reboot could occur after a couple of hours when playing a PDF with a specific video
  • Fix: a device reboot could occur when publishing with Screen Composer or PlugnCast G3 (rare)
  • Fix: when playing scrolling text continuously, after a couple of hours, the device could be not able anymore to get the server content (PlugnCast configuration)
  • Fix: some device could reboot after several hours (mode 2T) (rare)

2017-04-12 V4.10.10 beta80 download

BUG FIX, NEW FEATURES, MINOR UPDATES
  • Add support for Matroska container (.mkv, .mka, .mks)
    • Codec video: VP8, VP9, HEVC, AVC
    • Codec audio: Vorbis, AAC
  • Add support for Webm container (.webm)
    • Codec video: VP8, VP9, HEVC, AVC
    • Codec audio: Vorbis, AAC
  • Add support for AVI container
  • Fix: scrolling text (by inserting a text in a channel) was played infinitely when behaviour was 1X (PlugnCast G2 configuration)
  • Fix: restore compatibiltiy of USB format with any previous version
  • Fix: error message content temporarily unavailable was missing when playing video whose codec is WMV2) (not supported media)
  • Fix: the canal could stop to be played after a while with scenes generated with old version of PlugnCast Studio (ex: V2.11.13)

2017-03-29 V4.10.10 beta75 download

BUG FIX, NEW FEATURES, MINOR UPDATES
  • Fix: stuck on background (don't play the next media) in case playing a playlist containing a not existing PDF
  • Fix: issue to connect to device WebUI/configuration with Google Chrome (Chrome version > 15th March 2017)

2017-03-24 V4.10.10 beta72 download

BUG FIX, NEW FEATURES, MINOR UPDATES
  • Add support for UDP streaming playback
  • Add support for AVCommand
  • Add support for H265/4K (mp4 container)
  • Add support for new system screen "App format not recognized" when an App Playzilla 3 if loaded on Gekkota 4 device
  • Fix: device not able to boot properly (black screen displayed continuously and WebUI not available when using invalid DNS and activating NTP server (USB format was required to restore the device)
  • Fix: content of remote directory was not properly updated (PlugnCast G3 configuration) (directory renaming, directory deleting)
  • Fix: playing some Web page could prevent Playzilla to go to the next media, or enter/exit screen standby
  • Fix: memory leak could be noticed when playing a short video inside a HTML element. Consequently unexpected player reboot could be noticed
  • Fix: the loading of some PDF could require all CPU resource and imply jerky effect on others media played in other zones
  • Fix: restore support of PlugnCast G2 over FTP
  • Fix: restore support remote media over FTP
  • Fix: device reboot (or black screen) when playing PDF media with huge size

2017-02-08 V4.10.10 beta58 download

BUG FIX, NEW FEATURES, MINOR UPDATES
  • Add support for monitor-monitoring
  • Change user agent identifiant
  • Change: add middleware tag Gekkota-4 in device status (status.xml)
  • Fix: TNT stream (with interlacement) was not properly displayed
  • Fix: was not able to work with PlugnCast G3 on HTTP(s)
  • Fix: background could be lightly noticed when playing HD image slide-show
  • Fix: some animated PNG image was not properly displayed
  • Fix: slight white artefact when the player is booting up
  • Fix: playback could be stuck when playing a same media WMA several times (X2)
  • Fix: decoding issue with some TNT stream (interlacement)

2017-02-02 V4.10.10 beta54 download

BUG FIX, NEW FEATURES, MINOR UPDATES
  • Maintenance version (beta version)

2017-01-20 V4.10.10 beta43 download

BUG FIX, NEW FEATURES, MINOR UPDATES
  • Maintenance version (beta version)