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This guide contains technical specifications, minimum requirements, and a whole lot of other useful stuff. For set up instructions visit the DivX Connected Quick Start Guide.

Client Firmware Changelog - 1.1

Connected Client Firmware 1.1

New Features in Client 1.1:

  • Cashed HDMI display resolution settings for up to 3 TVs
  • Support for standard definition wide screen display setting 
  • Setup menu option for USB firmware update
  • Audio Settings in the Display & Audio Settings Screen to choose between 5 channels or 2 Channels Audio
  • New option called “Advanced” under Display settings for all NTSC/PAL settings that were previously under “High Definition” 
  • Setup menu option for USB firmware update
  • Wake on LAN Support.  The device is now able to wake a PC that is running the server from standby, hibernation, and off modes if the BIOS and network adapter are configured for this feature. 
  • Inactive Servers that the device has previously connected to display in Grey Text listed below all active servers
  • Support for WEP hex/ascii passphrase when connecting to a wireless router 
  • Option to ‘cancel’ when connecting wireless router with a WEP passphrase 
  • On screen volume and mute graphics when adjusting the volume using the remote
  • Long server names now have ellipses in the server list
  • Added a network troubleshoot screen when no network connection is available at the time the Connected Device starts up
  • Much faster firmware update mechanism (for next firmware update)
  • LED’s are blanked out when connected to a server

Bug-Fixes since 1.0.1:

  • Audio playback while navigating in any of the Services or Plug-ins
  • Improved slideshow smoothness for the ‘Pan & Zoom’ effect
  • No need to re-enter the encryption key after reconnecting to the wireless router
  • The output resolution displayed in the top level Display & Audio Setting has been fixed.  It used to be incorrect for the 1080 res. Displayed 1080i when the resolution was in fact 1080p
  • Refresh from screen saver no longer requires pressing any key twice to return to the UI in some cases.
  • Device will not wait for wired port to time out if no wired or wireless connection is detected after power cycle. The screen "Please choose your networking method Wired or Wireless appears is now displayed right after the search for servers fails and no connectivity is detected
  • The ‘Server Connection Denied’ screen has been modified to be more user friendly
  • Mute audio through the mute button on the remote now works in the ‘Welcome Screen’ of the Setup wizard
  • Pause/Un-pause no longer causes the audio to get out of sync
  • Navigation speed is no longer impacted due to music playback
  • Pressing the info button when in the top level navigation menu no longer causes the client to lose it connection to the server

SDK Related Fixes:

  • SDK: Fixed issue that caused remote MP3 playback to stop prematurely
  • SDK: Fixed issue that caused a playback failure for extremely long URLs
  • SDK: Fixed clipping issue with scrollable panel elements

Known Issues:

  • If wireless connection is lost during media playback, pressing the ‘continue’ button to reconnect to the server will display ‘connection to server denied’. The work around to this issue is to go back to the Server list screen and reselect the server. Connection will happen seamlessly.
  • You may see a black screen after powering on your device once you’ve completed the update from 1.1.2.24 to 1.1.2.37. The black screen is displayed only when connected via HDMI and only stays for 8-10 seconds. This issue only happens once and right after the update. Subsequent power cycles do not display this issue. 

FAQ links

For all general Frequently Asked Questions, you can go to:

http://labs.divx.com/faq/89

For more technical questions, you can go to:'

http://labs.divx.com/faq/91

If you would like to browse all of the DivX FAQs, including common troubleshooting questions, you can visit:

http://labs.divx.com/faq

If you are having a difficult time finding and answer to your question, feel free to contact DivX support directly by emailing connectedfeedback@divx.com

Minimum Network Requirements

  • 802.11g wireless LAN
  • RJ-45, 10/100Mbps Ethernet connection

Minimum PC Requirements

  • 1.6 Ghz Pentium 4 PC or faster
  • Windows XP Pro or Home edition
  • Minimum of 60 MB HDD space
  • Minimum of 512 MB system RAM

Server Downloads and Changelogs

Release Notes for Server Release 1.1.0 Build 08

A beta release of the DivX Connected server rev 1.1 is now available for download. This release should fix the problem as well as a numerous other issues:

Download DivX Connected Server 1.1.0-Build-08

Information on how to use some of the new features is available here:

User manual additions for new features

If you are currently using a production version of the software, installing this beta version will result in future beta updates being issued as auto-updates as well.

New Features since Server 1.1.0:

  • Zoom into photos with ‘Zoom By Number’ feature
  • ‘Repeat’ option by using the Repeat button to loop through media playback
  • ‘Shuffle’ option by using the Shuffle button to use random playback of media
  • Set Programmable button on the remote for plug-ins or services
  • Resume playback of media after a lost connection to the server
  • Loading message when displaying large photos
  • Re-scan of media content from Sub-folders
  • Option to Re-Scan folders from the TV interface (10’ UI)

New Bug Fixes since Server 1.1.0:

  • Improved manual photo slideshow
  • Improved error messages if media is not accessible
  • Retain ‘Resume Info’ on media playback
  • Improved page indicator in list view of media
  • Improved sorting MP3s in alphabetical order
  • Added support to display longer subtitle strings
  • Displaying ‘Download Complete’ for Stage6 videos after download is completed
  • Improved Info overlay for photo slideshow
  • Improved stability of the server software against crash/lockup/white screen issues.
  • Displaying of playlists in the correct order
  • Option to Sort by ‘File’ in the menu option changed to Sort by ‘Title’
  • Removed the ‘Download’ option for previously downloaded Stage6 Videos
  • Implemented support for 64-bit indexing in AVI 2.0 files (>2Gb file support)
  • The software will no longer incorrectly report that no OpenGL acceleration was available
  • Improvement of MP3 ID3 tag parsing
  • Fixed lockup when navigating very complicated scenes (Google Maps, photo zoom)
  • Can now ingest & playback videos encoded with WVC1 codec
  • Fixed problem preventing use in Win2K

Known Issues:

  • Navigating in Plug-ins by pressing the Right Arrow causes white boxes to appear after pressing the Back Button & also displaying the content from Videos
  • When playing back a wma file the progress bar fills as though it has reached the end then resets to the beginning and plays back as expected.
  • Changing the server language on Vista takes the server ~12 seconds to restart
  • Using the down arrow on Video Playback, jumps forward instead of back after the up arrow had been pressed for couple of times.
  • When selecting a wma file for playback the progress bar flashes 100% prior to beginning playback of the file. Though playback occurs as expected the visual queue of the progress bar is incorrect.
  • When selecting a .gif image in Photos, the server attempts to "load" the image and displays the ‘loading’ info on the screen until interrupted by the user.

Release Notes for Server Release 1.1.0 Build 11

A beta release of the DivX Connected server rev 1.1 is now available for download. This release should fix the problem as well as a numerous other issues:

Download DivX Connected Server 1.1.0-Build-011

Information on how to use some of the new features is available here:

User manual additions for new features

If you are currently using a production version of the software, installing this beta version will result in future beta updates being issued as auto-updates as well.

New Features:
  • ‘New Features 1.1’ document under ‘DivX Connected’ Start Menu group
New Bug Fixes:
  • Navigating in Plug-ins by pressing the Right Arrow no longer causes white boxes to appear after pressing the Back Button & no longer displays the content from Videos
  • Using the down arrow on Video Playback, no longer jumps forward instead of back after the up arrow has been pressed for couple of times
Known Issues:
  • When playing back a wma file the progress bar fills as though it has reached the end then resets to the beginning and plays back as expected.
  • Changing the server language on Vista takes the server ~12 seconds to restart
  • When selecting a wma file for playback the progress bar flashes 100% prior to beginning playback of the file. Though playback occurs as expected the visual queue of the progress bar is incorrect.
  • When selecting a .gif image in Photos, the server attempts to "load" the image and displays the ‘loading’ info on the screen until interrupted by the user.
  • If a S6 video is selected for background downloading, then a different file is selected for playback, the 2nd file will be added to the downloads folder as well. 
  • DRM Encrypted content is not recognizable by the server
  • Long Device name gets truncated in the 2'UI Device List
  • The Programmable Button (PB) on the remote control does not maintain the original PlugIn assignment after additional Plugins/Services are added
  • When selecting a video for playback from Stage 6, the user is not immediately notified that the video is buffering.
  • Stage 6 issues surrounding download button and playback of local content are still present if performed while server is scanning folders

Release Notes for Server Release 1.1.0 Build 12

DivX Connected Server 1.1.0 Build 12

Get the latest server from the DivX Connected Download Page

New Features since Server 1.0.2:
  • Zoom into photos with ‘Zoom By Number’ feature
  • ‘Repeat’ option by using the Repeat button to loop through media playback
  • ‘Shuffle’ option by using the Shuffle button to use random playback of media
  • Set Programmable button on the remote for plug-ins or services
  • Resume playback of media after a lost connection to the server
  • Loading message when displaying large photos
  • Re-scan of media content from Sub-folders
  • Option to Re-Scan folders from the TV interface (10’ UI)
Fixes:
  • Using some plug-ins on Vista32 no longer causes the server to crash 
  • DRM encrypted content is now recognized by the server 
  • Stage6 Videos no longer get added to the Downloads folder after being played back progressively 
  • Server restarts without delay, after changing the server language or name 
Known Issues:
  • When playing back a wma file the progress bar fills as though it has reached the end then resets to the beginning and plays back as expected.
  • When selecting a wma file for playback the progress bar flashes 100% prior to beginning playback of the file. Though playback occurs as expected the visual queue of the progress bar is incorrect.
  • When selecting a .gif image in Photos, the server attempts to "load" the image and displays the ‘loading’ info on the screen until interrupted by the user.
  • Long Device name gets truncated in the 2'UI Device List
  • The Programmable Button (PB) on the remote control does not maintain the original PlugIn assignment after additional Plugins/Services are added
  • Stage 6 issues surrounding download button and playback of local content are still present if performed while server is scanning folders

Release Notes for Server Release 1.2.0 Build 48

Connected Server 1.2.0 Build 48

Get the latest server from the Connected Download Page

New Features in Server 1.2.0 Build 48:

  • User selectable themes to customize the look of Connected (if you’re tired of the fuchsia fascia).
  • 4 New Services: EPIC-FU, Frederator, Indy Mogul & Pulp Secret
  • If you have plug-ins installed on your PC prior to this update, that plug-in folder will be renamed to ‘plugins-old’ and an information message will be displayed during the upgrade to Server 1.2
  • New packaging system for Connected plug-ins and themes.  A Connected plug-in or theme can now be installed by simply double-clicking on the package file.
  • Out-of-box support for more media formats:
    • MPEG-1
    • DV
    • MJPEG
  • Improved zoom-by-number for photos with extreme aspect ratios – zoom regions (1 through 9) are lined up horizontally for wide panoramic photos and vertically for tall shots, and adapt to a 3x3 grid once zoomed in to a filled screen.
  • Stage6 has been removed from the ‘Services’ section
  • Stage6 button on DSM-330 remotes is now mapped to the top level ‘Services’ menu
  • Themes and plug-ins are now installed to the user profile directory instead of Program Files
  • Auto-marquee scroll in list view for long titles for all media in the 10’ UI
  • Updated documentation

Bug Fixes:

  • Sorting by ‘Artist’ and ‘Genre’ in music, now displays ‘All Artist’ and ‘All Genre’ depending on the sort option chosen.
  • Album tracks are displayed by ‘track number’ first and then by ‘title’ in meta data based views
  • The Programmable Button (PB) on the remote control maintains the ‘plug-in’ originally assigned to even after additional Plug-ins are added to the server.
  • Video and/or Music files with more than 172 chars in the file name now get added to server.
  • Support of Music & Videos playback from the Playback screen when Media is monitored from Neighborhood Networks
  • Media with long file names can be viewed now (this applies to files names longer than 100 chars)
  • Improved functionality around ‘Resume’ playback

Known Issues:

  • There might be a delay with playback of some large videos located on some types NAS devices.
  • DV Video/PCM audio clip freezes after skipping forward
  • Subtitles do not display when the SUBTITLE button is pressed for clips that do not have a DMF menu option to enable them.
  • Entering the Funspot service causes music playback to stop.
  • When shuffle mode is on and a file is selected (music or video) only files that appear after that in the folder will be played back
  • Selecting the last file of a folder with Shuffle mode turned on only plays that file then the user is returned to the folder menu
  • Pressing the UP ARROW at the end of a streaming video from a service (i.e. EPIC-FU, etc) the video will freeze until the user presses the UP ARROW again.
  • Pressing the LANGUAGE or SUBTITLE buttons during playback of a WMV, DV, MJPEG file causes the video playback to jump ahead ~15 seconds
  • Pressing the UP ARROW at the end of a video clip moves the time indicator from the info overlay to the end of the file and the video frame freezes and does not continue or end play back
  • The same video or music item should continue to repeat & not the next item in the playlist when the Repeat & Shuffle is set on the fly
  • Navigating to the 'Plugins' section for the first time is jittery & not smooth when there are more than one page of plugins available
  • When playing back a wma file the progress bar fills as though it has reached the end then resets to the beginning and playsback as expected.
  • Enabling "Repeat File" for the last file in a folder after playback is initiated does not loop as expected
  • No message is displayed when selecting to play content from a playlist that does not exist (XP only Issue)
  • Setting your PC desktop to an abnormal DPI setting will effect HTML based services such as Funspot
  • Selecting Resume playback on a DMF file displays the main menu of the file instead

 

Release Notes for Server Release 1.2.1 Build 8

Connected Server 1.2.1 Build 8

Get the latest server from the Connected Download Page

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed a number of issues with the Shuffle and Repeat playback modes
  • Fixed the issue that caused choppy video playback from certain NAS devices
  • Eliminated delay when playing video from some NAS Drives.
  • Fixed occasional lockup during video playback
  • The photo count in the ‘Info Overlay’ screen now calculates the number of photos correctly when viewing mixed folders/files.
  • ‘Abbrechen’ button on German Resume Playback Screen now fits correctly in SD mode

Known Issues:

  • After you select Play to play a video clip locally or from any of the Services & then immediately press the Stop or Back button on the remote right before the video plays the screen goes blank.
  • When ‘Repeat All’ mode is turned off and you select Play All for videos, pressing the NEXT button on the remote continually allows the playlist to loop.
  • After going through the video playlist & then stopping a video right after an error message displays: 'An error occurred during playback of the selected media'

Release Notes for Server Release 1.3.0 Build 46

Connected Server 1.3.0 Build 42

Get the latest server from the Connected Download Page

Changes since server 1.2.1:

  • Added support for BMP and PNG image files as well as PNG, BMP album art in MP3 files
  • Added Japanese language option to both 2’  & 10’ UI (not in Setup Menus)
  • Hyper fast pre-scan of basic folder / file structure
  • Much faster deep scan (almost 5X for music and 2X for photos) for full ingestion for thumbnail generation and metadata
  • Improved folder monitoring of new, renamed and removed content for local and networked storage
  • Auto re-scan as folders are navigated
  • Navigation based (multi client) prioritization for database ingestion.  A user will always be able to access new content without delay
  • Preservation and transfer of metadata when folders are moved on same server or to a different server
  • File stacking view option (for files with similar leading characters in title).  Press the Menu button to enable this feature for a folder
  • Photo rotation (Enter button) and zoom setting with save (Menu button)
  • Ability to remove plug-ins from the 10' UI using the Delete button on the remote
  • Improved playlist support
  • Improved playback of WMV, WMA, MKV playback
  • Added broken thumbnail icon in the 10’ UI for non-supported content
  • Added ability to ‘Fill Screen’ when viewing photos. Press the Menu button and select ‘Fill Screen’ under Options. 
  • New Menu Option during Video playback of DMF videos [Navigation, Audio Tracks, Subtitles, Adjust A/V Sync]
  • New Menu Option during Video playback of other supported Videos to adjust A/V sync

Known Issues:

  • Copying a file to monitored folder from a network drive causes a broken thumbnail
  • When attempting to play invalid media content files from the metadata playback screen nothing occurs
  • List View is not being remembered in the Stacked folder when returning to the folder
  • Slideshow playback of HD photos could be choppy when using Dissolve or Pan & Zoom effects
  • The last played video clip doesn't get remembered when advancing through videos using the NEXT button on the remote
  • Exporting thumbnail artwork from the video metadata editor does not render an image file
  • Time info overlay is not updating properly

Release Notes for Server Release 1.3.0 Build 58

Connected Server 1.3.0 Build 58

Get the latest server from the Connected Download Page

New Features since 1.2.0.48 Release:

  • Photo rotation (Enter button) and zoom setting with save (Menu button)
  • Ability to ‘Fill Screen’ when viewing photos (Menu button)
  • File ‘Stacking’ view option for 5 or more files with 5 or more similar leading characters in title (Menu button)
  • Ability to remove plug-ins from the Plug-ins screen (Delete button)
  • Fast pre-scan of basic folder/file structure
  • Faster deep scan (almost 5x for music and 2x for photos)
  • Auto-rescan as folders are navigated
  • Ability to preserve and transfer metadata when folders are moved on same server or to a different server
  • Support for BMP and PNG image files as well as PNG album art in MP3 files
  • Japanese language option
  • Ability for DivX to add/remove/modify services without updating the server <this is transparent to the user>
  • ‘question mark thumbnail icon for non-supported content
  • New menu option during Video playback of DMF videos [Navigation, Audio Tracks, Subtitles, Adjust A/V Sync]
  • New menu option during Video playback of other supported Videos to adjust A/V sync
  • Navigation based (multi client) prioritization for database ingestion allowing the user to be able to access new content without a long delay

 

Bug-Fixes/Improvements since 1.2.0.48 Release:

  • Improved folder monitoring of new/renamed/removed content for local and networked storage
  • Improved and fixed issues around Shuffle and Repeat playback feature
  • Fixed issue that caused choppy video playback from certain NAS devices
  • Fixed occasional lockup during video playback
  • Fixed the photo count in the ‘Info Overlay’ screen when viewing mixed folders/files
  • Fixed the ‘Abbrechen’ button on German Resume Playback Screen when in SD mode
  • Improved playback of WMV, WMA, MKV playback
  • Fixed playback freeze issue when the Back or Stop button is pressed during playback of MPEG-1 video/audio
  • Fixed issue with poster frame generation for some video files
  • Fixed issue with drag and drop of an image for music thumbnails in the metadata editor
  • Fixed issue with exported thumbnails from the video metadata not being saved correctly

SDK Related Fixes:

  • SDK: Fixed issue that caused remote MP3 playback to stop prematurely
  • SDK: Fixed issue that caused a playback failure for extremely long URLs
  • SDK: Fixed clipping issue with scrollable panel elements

Known Issues:

    • WMV3 HD 1080p videos will not playback if Windows Media Player 9.0 is installed on the PC that the server is running on. The work-around is to update your WMP to the latest version (version 11).
    • Manual Re-scan does not initiate re-scan metadata-based music folders
    • PLS playlists do not get displayed properly  

Release Notes for Server Release 1.3.1 build 10

Connected Server 1.3.1.10

Get the latest server from the Connected Download Page

New Features:

  • Vuze has been added as a Service.  Vuze must be downloaded and running on the PC that DivX Connected Server is running on to be able to watch Vuze videos on Connected.

Bug-Fixes:

  • DivX Connected Server will not show up multiple times in the Server List when multiple network adapters are enabled.
  • Playback of 'Ambient Extras' Services has been fixed
  • A long Server name is no longer truncated when pressing info on the remote from the top level menu
  • DivX Connected Server will no longer hang and remain inactive when PC is waking up on LAN

Known Issues:

  • Not all videos from Vuze will play back.  Not all videos from Vuze will play back.  We are not supporting playback of HD videos from Vuse just yet and soon these videos will be filtered out from the list of Vuse videos displayed in the Service.
  • Skipping and/or trick play are not supported for Vuze Videos
  • Playback after a Vuze video has been paused starts out with a slight stutter
  • Pressing the 'back' button when a Vuze video has been paused hangs the UI and reconnecting to the server may be necessary

Release Notes for Server Release 1.4.0 build 54


Some early plug-ins built for DivX Connected Server 1.4 can be found at:
http://labs.divx.com/node/7023

New Features:
  • Flash-based Plug-in Support - Flash video and audio can now be launched through DivX Connected plug-ins, opening the floodgates to a vast library of content.  Upon release of 1.4, users can expect to be hit with a wave of new plug-ins, including the likes of YouTube and Dailymotion, and developers will have the tools they need to port countless other Flash video sites to the DivX Connected platform.
  • SDK: Film Strip Control - Developers will be able to leverage (and users will be able to experience) this new UI element, which lets you smoothly flip through content thumbnails either vertically or horizontally, taking the DivX Connected UI into the 3rd dimension, with its perspective and reflection elements.
  • SDK: Tile Control - Developers can now easily nest content into rows and columns of tiles, which are scrollable both horizontally and vertically.  Unlike the original thumbnail control, the tile control can contain text, labels, images, and more, allowing developers to let their imaginations run free.
  • Under the Hood - The underlying Gecko engine has been updated, which improves system speed and performance; this is the same new engine that powers Firefox 3.
  • Remote Shutdown - A PC running the DivX Connected Server software can now be shut down or put to sleep through a menu item in the main DivX Connected interface.  This is most useful when used in conjunction with the wake-on-LAN feature introduced in the 1.1.2.37 version of the DivX Connected Client firmware. See: http://labs.divx.com/wol

Bug Fixes:

  • Pasting a file into a monitored folder would sometimes appear as a broken thumbnail.
  • Root level NTFS drives (e.g. “C:\”) could not be added as a monitored folder.
  • Some playlist files (.M3U and .PLS) were not recognized or interpreted correctly by the scanner.
  • Selecting the ‘Re-scan” option from the pop-up menu would sometimes fail to initiate a re-scan.
  • Multiple issues relating to playback of DivX Ultra content have been addressed.
  • A number of other minor issues have been resolved. 

Release Notes for Server Release 1.4.0 build 59


Some early plug-ins built for DivX Connected Server 1.4 can be found at:
The Connected Plug-ins Download Page

Important Notice:
For users of the anti-virus software AVG or NOD32, you may receive a Trojan alert if your virus definition files are not up to date.  DivX Connected is (and always has been) virus-free!  We can only guess that some of the code patterns coincidentally shared similar characteristics to a Trojan definition and were erroneously flagged by the outdated virus definitions files; all DivX Connected files have since been deemed safe.  Again, if you receive this error, please update to the latest anti-virus definition files.
  • On NOD32: Make sure the virus definition database is newer than July 08
  • Sometimes NOD32 does not get updated unless the update button is clicked few times with the progress bar displaying the update completed

New Features:
  • Flash-based Plug-in Support - Flash video and audio can now be launched through DivX Connected plug-ins, opening the floodgates to a vast library of content.  Upon release of 1.4, users can expect to be hit with a wave of new plug-ins, including the likes of YouTube and Dailymotion, and developers will have the tools they need to port countless other Flash video sites to the DivX Connected platform.
  • SDK: Film Strip Control - Developers will be able to leverage (and users will be able to experience) this new UI element, which lets you smoothly flip through content thumbnails either vertically or horizontally, taking the DivX Connected UI into the 3rd dimension, with its perspective and reflection elements.
  • SDK: Tile Control - Developers can now easily nest content into rows and columns of tiles, which are scrollable both horizontally and vertically.  Unlike the original thumbnail control, the tile control can contain text, labels, images, and more, allowing developers to let their imaginations run free.
  • Under the Hood - The underlying Gecko engine has been updated, which improves system speed and performance; this is the same new engine that powers Firefox 3.
  • Remote Shutdown - A PC running the DivX Connected Server software can now be shut down or put to sleep through a menu item in the main DivX Connected interface.  This is most useful when used in conjunction with the wake-on-LAN feature introduced in the 1.1.2.37 version of the DivX Connected Client firmware. See: http://labs.divx.com/wol

Bug Fixes:

  • Pasting a file into a monitored folder would sometimes appear as a broken thumbnail. 
  • Root level NTFS drives (e.g. “C:\”) could not be added as a monitored folder.
  • Some playlist files (.M3U and .PLS) were not recognized or interpreted correctly by the scanner.
  • Selecting the ‘Re-scan” option from the pop-up menu would sometimes fail to initiate a re-scan.
  • Multiple issues relating to playback of DivX Ultra content have been addressed.
  • A number of other minor issues have been resolved. 
  • Fixed the issue that caused Adobe Flash to get uninstalled during the installation process
  • Fixed overlay issue with DivX files with DMF Menu when pressing the MENU 
  • Fixed the Resume Playback screen not displaying on abrupt disconnect
  • Added mapping for Plug-ins button on DCMP remotes

Release Notes for Server Release 1.4.1 BETA



Changes since 1.4.0:


  • There was a crash in the date-time handling code in the media scanner. This appears to occur when the file system gives us very unusual dates (e.g. Jan 1, 1600).
  • Playlists that contain some foreign characters were not being displayed in the 10’ UI.

Release Notes for Server Release 1.5.0 build 75

Server 1.5.0.75 Release Notes:

What's New:
  • Support for MKV file playback (transcoded on the server).
  • Music Albums with proper track info in the metadata are displayed based on track number.  
  • Integrated Connected PC client with mouse support and much better performance than previous DCMP client.
Known Issues:
  • There may be a 10 second delay in Connected PC when returning to normal play speed after fast forwarding or rewinding.
  • Downgrading from Server 1.5 to a previous version of Connected Server requires that the Server 1.5 be uninstalled first. Plug-ins, Themes and metadata can be retained if you choose to not remove them during uninstall.
Bug Fixes:
  • MKV file with double byte characters such as umlauts are now recognized in the 10' UI.
  • Fixed issue that caused photos over network to not display.
  • Photo Thumbnails reflect the correct orientation of the image.
  • When using the virtual keyboard (examples; in Picasa or Hulu Plug-ins) the DELETE button on the remote deletes characters. No need to navigate to ‘Delete’ on the virtual keyboard.
  • Fixed Jittery video playback (no need for the DLL patch) which was introduced in Server 1.4
  • Fixed issue that caused subfolders to sometimes sort incorrectly.
  • Progress bar during WMA playback now displays correctly
  • Fixed a number of playback and scanner issues with MKV and non-DivX videos files (such as WMV)
  • Fixed conflict with Handbrake video converter
  • Fixed crash when scanning files with an invalid date
  • An error message is now displayed for video files that contain an unsupported codec.
  • Fixed a number of issues with multiple audio track support

Release Notes for Server Release 1.5.1 build 20

Server 1.5.1.20 Release Notes:


To see the Server 1.5.0.75 release notes, click here


What's New:

  • Connected Server and Connected PC are now supported in Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese/
  • The first 100 tracks (increased from 30) in a music album will get sorted by track number if cohered track numbering is available.
  • Fixed MP3 playback stutter issue.

Known Issues:

  • All documentation is only available in English

Server Software Features

  • User-friendly software runs on your PC to manage media folders
  • Guided setup wizard
  • Multiserver and multiclient support
  • Simple folder-based content access
  • Real-time folder monitoring for new content
  • Meta data editing
  • Folder access protection
  • Automatic updates

Technical Specifications

Network Specifications:

  • Compatible with 802.11g (2.4GHz) standard
  • Up to 54Mbps, high-speed wireless data transfer rate
  • RJ-45, 10/100 Mbps Ethernet connection

Audio outputs:

  • Stereo RCA analog
  • S/PDIF coaxial and fiber digital audio output
  • Stereo and AC3 5.1 audio out is supported through HDMI as well

Video outputs:

  • PAL or NTSC
  • HDMI
  • Component
  • Composite
  • S-Video
  • Scart

Video formats that are currently supported:

  • DivX (up to 720p)
  • Xvid with MP3 or PCM audio
  • WMV9 (transcoded on PC)
  • Mpeg-1 (transcoded on PC)
  • DV (transcoded on PC)
  • MJPEG (transcoded on PC)

Audio formats that are currently supported:

  • MP3 up to 320kbps (mp3 playlists in ithe .pls, .m3u, and .m3u8 format are also supported)
  • WMA (transcoded on PC)

Picture formats that are currently supported:

  • JPEG (grayscale, RGB & YCbCy only)
  • JPEG 2000
  • BMP (non-compressed)

The DivX Connected PC Client

Try the DivX Connected experience without owning a DivX Connected device. By downloading the free DivX Connected Server and PC Client, you can try the same DivX Connected interface on your PC that you'd see on your TV. Play around with the latest features and see what DivX Connected is all about

Step 1: Download the latest DivX Connected Server with PC Client (if you do not already have it.)

Find out more about DivX Connected here: DivX Connected Overview
Or connect with other users on the DivX Connected Forum


After installation, you can start DivX Connected by double clicking on the DivX Connected PC icon

More info:
• Use the keyboard shortcuts listed in help menu since you won't have a DivX Connected remote
• You can install the DivX Connected PC Client on any PC on your home network to access media from that PC.
• For a general overview, please visit the What is DivX Connected page


Troubleshooting Guide

I have my box connected using HDMI but I can’t see anything
  • Make sure your TV is on and set the input to the appropriate HDMI connection.
  • Try turning the device off and then on again.
  • Try pressing the ‘Setup’ button on the remote and then re-run the setup wizard by selecting ‘Run Setup Wizard’.
  • Try using component, composite or S-Video to see if you can get any video signal.

I have my box connected using HDMI but I cannot hear anything
  • Many TVs have dedicated red/white hookups to be used in combination with HDMI. Try using your RCA audio hookups in conjunction with your HDMI cable.
  • If all else fails, try running everything through a receiver/sound system instead of directly into the TV.

My video playback is choppy
  • This could be due to transcoding from other formats. Try converting your content to the DivX format.
  • This could be due to high network traffic.
  • It could be a 1080p video file, which isn’t fully supported.
  • There could be wireless interference from other networks.
  • Try playing the file in your PC and see if it is still choppy.
  • Try connecting your box and your PC directly to the network, instead of using the wireless network.

My slideshow playback is choppy
  • This could be due to transcoding from other formats.
  • This could be due to high network traffic.
  • The PC may be too busy to decode the photo files because it is trying to render the transitional effects. Try turning off the effects.
  • There could be wireless interference from other networks.

My screen keeps going blank
  • This is an automatic screen saver to prevent burn-in of CRT and plasma TVs.  You can un-blank the screen by pressing any button on the remote (except power). The time before the screensaver kicks on can be extended via the ‘Options’ menu in the DivX Connected Server application on your PC.

My HD files do not play back smoothly
  • High definition files may not play back smoothly on a wireless network. Plug your PC and/or box into your wired network directly and try again.
  • Transcoding from other HD formats, such as WMV HD, requires much higher CPU usage and may not occur smoothly under all conditions. It is recommended that you convert these files to DivX prior to playback on the connected device.
  • The DivX Connected device will decode 720p HD DivX files smoothly with a good network connection.
  • The DivX Connected device may decode some 1080p HD DivX files smoothly if the bit rate is less than 8Mbps and you have a good network connection.

My menus are really slow / Everything is sluggish / My colors are bad
  • Your PC’s graphics card drivers may be out of date. Update your drivers and try again. It is always best to have an up-to-date graphics card driver.
  • Running the box in HD mode requires more CPU and graphics processing power for the menus and may lead to slowing.
  • Having a second monitor running may interfere with your DivX Connected device’s performance. Disable the 2nd monitor (if present), restart the DivX Connected Server and then re-enable your second monitor.
  • You can also try to adjust your performance settings in the DivX Connected Server as well as on your graphics driver.
  • It is possible that your remote is not responding correctly. This can be a result of placing the device near a reflective surface such as a glass stand. Try repositioning the box.

My screen and/or video keeps flickering up and down
  • This will sometimes happen on older PAL televisions. This problem can sometimes be fixed if your TV has a vertical hold (V-Hold). Tweak it as needed until the problem is minimized.

My startup screen is black and white
  • The startup screen will always be displayed in NTSC. If your television is only capable of receiving a PAL signal, then the startup screen will always be black and white. It will return to color after the boot-up process is complete.

Everything is black and white
  • Content will be black and white if your television is PAL, but is receiving an NTSC signal (and vice-versa). Press the ‘Setup’ button on the remote, then press ‘Display’ and choose your appropriate settings.
  • If you bought your box in a region where PAL is the standard, then your box will default to PAL when choosing standard definition. The same applies for NTSC. You may change your default by pressing ‘Setup’ on the remote and then going to ‘Display’ > ‘Display settings’ > ‘High definition’ and choosing either NTSC 480i 4:3 (for NTSC) or PAL 576i 4:3 (for PAL). This will change your DivX Connected device’s default settings.

The display is cut off at the top, bottom or side
  • Press the ‘Setup’ button, then choose ‘Display’ > ‘Screen position’ and follow the on-screen instructions to adjust the size and position of the test screen until it is fully visible.

My video is out of sync
  • This may be fixed by restarting the DivX Connected Server application.
  • If this does not help, you might also try testing to see if the file itself is out of sync. You can do this by playing the file back on your PC or another DivX Certified device.

Why is my screen blank after my boot-up screen?
  • You might be trying to run your device in high definition (HD) mode when your TV can only accept a standard definition (SD) signal. Try pressing the ‘Setup’ button on your remote and selecting “Standard definition” in the display settings.
  • If this does not work, try exiting and restarting your DivX Connected Server application.

Why are some of my files not showing up?
  • Only files of supported types will be listed. Unsupported formats can be converted to the DivX format using DivX Converter, Dr. DivX (which is free) or other conversion programs.
  • In some cases, the system may not recognize new files that are added to networked drives. In these cases, use the rescan function on the DivX Connected Server application by clicking on the appropriate media “Settings” tab, right clicking on the folder, and choosing ‘Re-scan’.

Where is my PIN-protected content?
  • You have to login in order to see your PIN-protected content. Press the ‘Menu’ button on your remote, choose ‘Login’ and enter your PIN code. This will make all of your PIN-protected content visible until you choose to logout.

My box says that my firmware update failed. What should I do?
  • Power you device off and on again and see if it will re-attempt the update.
  • If your device is connected wirelessly and does not re-connect and repair the firmware, power your device off and connect your box using an Ethernet cable, then power it back on to initiate the fail-safe recovery.

My remote control is not responding properly
  • Some large plasma TVs and reflective surfaces may cause interference with the IR remote. Try re-positioning your device.
  • You can test to see if the issue is caused by the remote by pressing "Setup" on your remote and navigating around the menu. If you have no problems with navigation there, then the remote is not the problem.

I keep getting a bit of distortion whenever I change display types or choose a new server
  • Some TV displays will experience distortion when display modes are changed.  This is normal and should only last for a second or two.

Wake on LAN guide

Setting up your DivX Connected Server for Wake on Lan

1.  Right-click on 'My Computer' and select Properties




2.  Select the Hardware tab and click on the Device Manager button.




3.  Expand the Network Adapters group and right-click on your Ethernet controller.  Then select Properties.




 4.  Select the Power Management tab, and then fill in the check boxes for:

  • Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.
  • Allow this device to bring the computer out of standby.
  • Only allow management stations to bring this computer out of standby.  




Optional:  Configuring the BIOS

If the above instructions do not work, you may have to configure your system from the BIOS.  Look for options that relate to power management, PCI devices, and Ethernet settings.  See your PC's documentation for instructions on BIOS configuration.


Waking your DivX Connected Server

1.  Power on your DivX Connected Device
2.  Choose the server you wish to wake from the list (it should appear grayed out if it's asleep).



3.  The PC should wake up and the client will connect to the server.

Remote Cheat Sheet

Basic Remote Control Features

To Do This… Do This with the Remote Control
Move the selection highlight Press Arrow (right, left, up or down)
Select an option Press Enter or Right Arrow
Go back to the previous menu Press Left Arrow or Back
Go to the main menu Press Home
Display the overlay menu Press Menu
Display the next page Press next Page
Display the previous page Press previous Page
Setup the device Press Setup

 

Video Controls

To Do This… Do This with the Remote Control
Play or pause video Highlight the desired item and press Play/Pause
Display the playback menu Highlight the desired item and press Enter
Stop the video Press Back or Stop
Change the language Press Language (or Audio Out)
Change the subtitle Press Subtitle (or Video Out)
Fast Forward or Rewind Press Right or Left Arrow, or FF or REV
Return to Play from FF or REV Press Enter or Play/Pause
Skip forward 30 seconds Press Up Arrow
Skip back 10 seconds Press Down Arrow
Skip to the next chapter Press Next
Skip to the previous chapter Press Prev
Skip to the next video Press next Page
Skip to the previous video Press previous Page
Select a chapter Press numbers 0 through 9.
Display video playback info Press Info

 

Music Controls

To Do This… Do This with the Remote Control
Play or pause song Highlight the desired item and press Play/Pause
Display the playback menu Highlight the desired item and press Enter
Fast Forward or Rewind Press FF or REV
Return to Play from FF or REV Press Play/Pause
Skip to the next song Press Next
Skip to the previous song Press Prev
Stop the song Press Stop

*       Note:  Music controls are available in combination with all other playback types except video.

Note:  mp3 audio coding technology and patents licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson; mp3 Surround audio coding technology and patents licensed from Fraunhofer IIS, Agere and Thomson.

Photo Controls

To Do This… Do This with the Remote Control
Display a photo Highlight the desired item and press Enter
Advance to the next photo Press Right Arrow
Go back to previous photo  Press Left Arrow
Start or resume a slide show  Press Up Arrow
Increase slide show speed Press Up Arrow
Decrease slide show speed Press Down Arrow
Display slide show menu Press Menu
Zoom in Press Page Up
Zoom out Press Page Down
Pan your view Press Arrow Keys in desired direction
Zoom in to specific region See examples below

The photo gets divided into 9 regions.

Pressing 2 will expand the 2nd region.

Pressing 7 will expand the 7th region…

… and so on.


Rotate Your Photos


The following diagrams show you how to use your remote to rotate your photos in DivX Connected:
Original View Key Presses Desired Result
Turned on its left Press ENTER once 90° clockwise
left
enter image rotate
Turned on its right Press ENTER twice 90° counter-clockwise
on right
enter enter
image rotate
Turned upside-down... Press ENTER three times 180° vertical flip
upside down
enter enter enter
image rotate

Theme Creation Guide

Currently Available in the following languages:

Theme Creation Guide - Deutsch

Verpasse Deiner DivX Connected Oberfläche ein neues Gesicht!

Die Oberfläche von DivX Connected ja ganz schön und gut, aber Du kannst das in wenigen Schritten nach Deinem Geschmack anpassen. Abwechslung ist ja schliesslich das halbe Leben, oder?


Die Community war bereits fleißig und hat ein paar tolle Designs erstellt. Schau doch einfach mal rein und laß Dich inspirieren:
http://labs.divx.com/connected/themes

Und? Hat es Dich jetzt auch gepackt? Kein Problem. Zuerst mal die Anleitung durchlesen und los gehts.
Die .zip-Datei, die Du per Link unten herunterladen kannst, beinhaltet alles, was Du zum Erstellen eigener Designs für DivX Connected benötigst.

 DivX Connected Design-Vorlage herunterladen

Die nachfolgende Anleitung zum Ersteller eigener Designs für DivX Connected findest Du auch in der .zip-Datei.

  • Als Erstes editiere die .cth-Datei. Du kannst diese mit WordPad oder Notepad öffnen. Grundsätzlich musst Du lediglich den Namen des Designs sowie Deinen Namen einfügen – damit die Community auch weiss von wem das Design kommt. Zusätzlich kannst Du auch die Farben des Menüs und der Panels anpassen. Wichtig: Die Datei nach der Änderung immer speichern.
  • Jetzt kannst Du Deine eigenen Icons und Hingergrundgrafik gestalten., Bitte beachte, dass Deine Icons die gleiche Größe wie die Originalicons haben. Speichere Deine Icons, und benenne diese genauso, wie die entsprechenden Originale. Aufgepasst: Die Hintergrundgrafik darf die HD-Auflösung (max. 1920x1080) nicht überschreiten. Diese Auflösung stellt sicher, dass Deine Hintergrundgrafik auch richtig gut zur Geltung kommt.
  • Kopiere alle Icons und die Hintergrundgrafik in den entsprechenden Ordner (Falls Du mit einer Kopie der Originalvorlage arbeitest, kannst Du die Originalgrafiken einfach überschreiben). Falls Du mal nicht mehr weisst wo denn jetzt was hinkommt, schau einfach in der connected.cth oder im DivX Connected SDK nach.
  • Eine kleine Vorschauf gefällig? Das geht ganz simpel mit der Datei preview.html, die im Template-Ordner liegt. Doppelklick auf die preview.html, und das Browserfenster mit dem Design öffnet sich. Diese Vorschau gibt keine Funktionen wieder, gibt aber eine Vorschau, was später auf dem Fernseher zu sehen ist.
  • Nun muss die Installationsdatei erstellt werden. Wähle NUR den Ordner “theme” und die Datei "connected.cth". Klicke mit der rechten Maustaste auf die Auswahl und wähle „Senden an > Compressed zip folder“ (vorausgesetzt, du hast ein Archivierungsprogramm wie WinZip oder WinRAR auf dem Rechner.
  • Ändere anschließend die Dateierweiterung von ".zip" zu ".zth". Den Namen der Datei kannst Du ändern, jedoch nimmt dies keinen Einfluss auf den Namen des Designs (haben wir im Schritt 1 festgelegt).
  • Doppelklicken auf die fertige .zth-Datei und das Design wird installiert.

Wir gratulieren! Nun hast Du ein neues Design erstellt, welches Du auch mit anderen in der Community teilen kannst! War doch ganz einfach, oder?

Unter  http://labs.divx.com/ConnectedForum kannst Du Deine Kreationen der Community vorstellen und mit anderen teilen.

Für alle fortgeschrittenen empfehlen wir die Server Plug-in SDK. Damit lassen sich umfangreichere Änderungen und Anpassungen vornehmen: http://labs.divx.com/ConnectedDownload


Viele Spass!

Theme Creation Guide - English

The DivX Connected Theme Creation Guide


The .zip file below contains everything that is needed to create your own DivX Connected Theme.

Download the DivX Connected Theme Template

 
Below are the instructions for creating a theme using the theme template.  These instructions are also included in the .zip file.

1. Edit the connected.cth. You can open it in WordPad or Notepad. For the most part, you will only need to edit the theme name and author in the connected.cth document. You can also edit the colors of the expanded menu and general panel if you'd like. Make sure you save after editing.

2. Insert your own content into the "theme" folder by renaming your pictures with the same name as the original files included in this template. Then save or drag and drop to overwrite the original files. Refer to the connected.cth or the DivX Connected SDK if you need to figure out what icons you need to replace to get your desired theme. For the most part, you can completely change the look of your theme by just editing background.jpg and the icons in the "main_icons_menu" folder.
 
3. Preview your theme. There is a simple way to preview your theme. You can open the included "preview.html" file. It will not show off all aspects of the theme, but it will preview the main part of it.

4. When you’re done, select ONLY the "theme" folder and the

"connected.cth" file. Right click and choose: send to > compressed zip folder

5. Now change the extension of the resulting file from ".zip" to ".zth". You can change the actual name of the file as well, but this will have no affect on the final theme.

6. Double-click to install! Now you have a custom theme installed, and an installer that you can share with other people.


Other things you can do after creating your new theme:

 
- Share your theme with others at http://labs.divx.com/ConnectedForum

- Read more about the advanced features of theme editing in the new SDK, available here: http://labs.divx.com/ConnectedDownload

 

Theme Creation Guide - Français

Guide sur la création des thèmes DivX Connected

Les instructions ci-dessous expliquent tout sur le processus de créer vos propres thèmes DivX Connected.  Pour ce faire, suivez ces étapes :

  • Éditez le fichier connected.cth en l’ouvrant dans un Éditeur de texte comme WordPad ou Bloc-Notes.  Il suffit dans ce document de ne réviser que les noms du thème et l’auteur.  Par contre, il est possible de modifier les couleurs du menu agrandi et du panneau général si souhaité.
  • Ajoutez votre propre contenu au dossier « thèmes » en renommant les fichiers photo pour coïncider avec les nom des fichiers originaux inclus dans ce gabarit.  Sauvegardez-les ensuite, ou glissez et déposez vos photos pour écraser les fichiers originaux.  Pour savoir quelles icônes il faut remplacer afin d’obtenir les résultats souhaités, compulsez les documents connected.cth ou le SDK DivX Connected.  Pour la plupart, il est possible de changer entièrement l’apparence de votre thème rien qu’en modifiant le fichier background.jpg (image d’arrière-plan) et les icônes dans le dossier « main_icons_menu ». 
  • Prévisualisez votre thème.  La manière la plus simple de prévisualiser votre thème, c’est d’ouvrir le fichier joint « preview.html ».  Ce fichier ne montre pas tous les éléments du thème mais il en affichera la partie principale.
  • Quand vous en aurez fini, sélectionnez le dossier « thèmes » et le fichier « connected.cth ».  Faites un clic droit là-dessus et choisissez : Envoyer à > Dossier compressé (.zip).
  • Changez l’extension du fichier résultant de « .zip » à « .zth ».  Il est possible aussi de changer le nom du fichier même, mais ceci n’aura aucun effet sur l’apparence ou la fonction du thème final.
  • Effectuez un clic-double sur le fichier pour l’installer.  Vous avez maintenant un thème personnalisé installé sur votre PC ainsi qu’un fichier d’installation à partager avec les autres.

Options supplémentaires :

-Partager le thème avec les autres à htp://labs.divx.com/ConnectedForum

-En lire plus sur les fonctions avancées de l’édition de thèmes dans le nouveau SDK, disponible à : http://labs.divx.com/ConnectedDownload