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post #121 of 555
Looks like some updates are on the Argosy website:
http://www.argosyusa.com/download.shtml?DefaultTab=0
Not sure why the new beta is called "D2.13"
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Release Notes
D2.13 20101022 (Beta)

1. Added progress bar/go-to during video playback (Use SELECT key to activate and LEFT/RIGHT key to navigate)

V2.1 20100817 (Released)

1. Fixed SAMBA/BT startup based on the setting instead of always OFF
2. Added 1080p/24Hz display support
3. Adjusted IMS Keyboard and Information Bar on-screen location to avoid overscan trimoff
4. Fixed network copying large file error
5. Improve scrolling speed when browsing speed
6. Improve IMS user interface
post #122 of 555
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Originally Posted by OhNo! View Post

I confirm to you that I have played both .mp4's & .mkv's off my HV335T. I am on firmware version 2.1

Cheers!

Did you play them off a hard drive or stream them? And where did you get version 2.1? I have 2.0 and that's all I can find, the website don't have 2.1!
post #123 of 555
I just updated to 2.1 thanks to WizardOfZo and am about to update to D2.13 (Beta) but it still does not show .mkv files when I try to stream, they work fine from my external hard drive. Is there something I'm missing?
post #124 of 555
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Originally Posted by Darknezzzz View Post

I just updated to 2.1 thanks to WizardOfZo and am about to update to D2.13 (Beta) but it still does not show .mkv files when I try to stream, they work fine from my external hard drive. Is there something I'm missing?

Hi there .... now confirming I've only ever played material off external HDDs.
post #125 of 555
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Originally Posted by OhNo! View Post

Hi there .... now confirming I've only ever played material off external HDDs.

Can you try streaming the HD formats (mkv and mp4) and see if they will work and let me know, or anybody else out there can try and see you can? Thanks a lot for all your help!!
post #126 of 555
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Originally Posted by Darknezzzz View Post
I just updated to 2.1 thanks to WizardOfZo and am about to update to D2.13 (Beta) but it still does not show .mkv files when I try to stream, they work fine from my external hard drive. Is there something I'm missing?
This from the faq...:
# Can HV335T stream HD contents from PC or NAS server
# Yes! HV335T can function as a media adapter without internal HDD installed. 1080p contents streaming over wired or 11.n wireless network are tested OK without noticing stutter frames. Whenever possible, user wired connection than wireless connection. 11.g Wi-Fi can also work for lower bit-rate contents. But if the content has high bit-rate, 11.g may not be fast enough.
post #127 of 555
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Originally Posted by OhNo! View Post

This from the faq...:
# Can HV335T stream HD contents from PC or NAS server
# Yes! HV335T can function as a media adapter without internal HDD installed. 1080p contents streaming over wired or 11.n wireless network are tested OK without noticing stutter frames. Whenever possible, user wired connection than wireless connection. 11.g Wi-Fi can also work for lower bit-rate contents. But if the content has high bit-rate, 11.g may not be fast enough.

I still don't understand, so it says that you can stream 1080p over wireless network but high bit-rate content can't? Isn't all hd content (720p & 1080p) high bit-rate? So the high bit-rate causes it no not even show up as a file when trying to stream?
post #128 of 555
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Originally Posted by Darknezzzz View Post

I still don't understand, so it says that you can stream 1080p over wireless network but high bit-rate content can't? Isn't all hd content (720p & 1080p) high bit-rate? So the high bit-rate causes it no not even show up as a file when trying to stream?

I reckon they're saying that 11.g, which could be operating at a lot lesser a bitrate than it's theoretical max (distance / obstructions), would, under such circumstances, fail on these higher bitrates.
BTW, I've read somewhere that 2.13 kills wifi capability. Is this true, or haven't you upgraded yet.
Incidentally, I've still not networked my box at all, but do intend to go the wifi 11.g route at some time.
post #129 of 555
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Originally Posted by Darknezzzz View Post

I just updated to 2.1 thanks to WizardOfZo and am about to update to D2.13 (Beta) but it still does not show .mkv files when I try to stream, they work fine from my external hard drive. Is there something I'm missing?

What exactly do you mean by stream? Do you mean playing from a network shared drive (in which case anything that works from a directly-attached hard drive should work, and does for me), or do you mean playing from some streaming server such as TVersity or PlayOn (in which case this would be a software issue)?
post #130 of 555
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Originally Posted by Jim Shaffer View Post
What exactly do you mean by stream? Do you mean playing from a network shared drive (in which case anything that works from a directly-attached hard drive should work, and does for me), or do you mean playing from some streaming server such as TVersity or PlayOn (in which case this would be a software issue)?
No I mean streaming from my laptop to the HV335T, all videos play fine, but mkv. and mp4. files, they don't even show up on the list. I could understand if I could see the file but it would not play but that's not the case. I just got a 2TB HDD on black friday and have no problem playing from and transferring to and from it, but still can not play mkv. and mp4. networked to it. If it's on the internal HDD it plays fine!!!
post #131 of 555
I was on the Argosy site a few days ago and found HV335T_Flash_V2.2.zip
I downloaded it and installed it and it seems to work fine.
I went back there today, and it is no longer in the firmware list, no the newest firmware is V2.1
Wonder whats up with that?
post #132 of 555
You might want to check their facebook pages at Argosy Media Players
post #133 of 555
Or for those who don't want to deal with the monster that is Facebook, a summary:

New version had bugs.

New version won't let you revert to previous versions.

Possibly related to the above, new version has code to prevent loading of modded versions.
post #134 of 555
I just saw that today, I see they are trying to lock out hacked firmware, but at the same time they are locking everyone out of downgrading to a functional version. I am not networking this box yet, so I may be alright until they create a fix for 2.2
post #135 of 555
Looks like they have an update posted D2.22 20101217
post #136 of 555
Just got one of this with a 2T drive, my intention is to just put BD iso in it. There is new firmware for it 2.2 and mod firmware is starting to be developed.

The modded firmware is shooting to support the following:

Office reader (PDF, Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point, OpenOffice, any other).
Network: Workgroup to be assignable
Internet Radio
Automatic subtitle downloader of some kind.
Any way to customize the UI
Netflix streaming client
Access by FTP.

As I get to test different thing will update back.
post #137 of 555
Who's doing the mods you speak of? I haven't seen anything that comprehensive yet.
post #138 of 555
Hey guys

I just got an hv355t and have it running d2.22

But it isn't giving me an option to enable 1080p 24

Did I have to install the older firmwares first to get this?
post #139 of 555
Doesn't seem to matter which prayers I offer to which gods, I cannot get this function to, well, function.
I'm on D2.22. I'm wired. I'm using the faq-suggested Musicbox.url file. The link is up when launched in VLC.
So why am I getting "Invalid File: Musicbox.url"?
Picasa & Flickr & Weather all work fine. Well "Weather" ignores Oceania, but that's another matter.
So, does anyone anywhere have the InternetTV function functioning, or is it merely the imaginings of a Vapourware Department?
Hrrumff
post #140 of 555
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Originally Posted by Jim Shaffer View Post

Who's doing the mods you speak of? I haven't seen anything that comprehensive yet.

Here you go... http://estosesale.com/forum/viewtopi...f9ccd4bbc26b47

This guy Peliculas7 is the main force behind it. Although, there is a how to mod firmware guide (in spanish) if you really want to get into it.
post #141 of 555
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Originally Posted by TheGuyInTheChair View Post

Hey guys

I just got an hv355t and have it running d2.22

But it isn't giving me an option to enable 1080p 24

Did I have to install the older firmwares first to get this?

I could be wrong, but I don't remember the older ones having 1080p24 either.

The only time I definitely remember seeing a 1080p24 option was when I had firmware from another player loaded. But I don't recommend that, because aside from the possibility of breaking your player, you also have to have a universal remote to emulate that player's remote. Either that, or use a script hack to translate the key codes, but that's so slow as to make the experience unenjoyable.
post #142 of 555
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Originally Posted by OhNo! View Post

Doesn't seem to matter which prayers I offer to which gods, I cannot get this function to, well, function.
I'm on D2.22. I'm wired. I'm using the faq-suggested Musicbox.url file. The link is up when launched in VLC.
So why am I getting "Invalid File: Musicbox.url"?
Picasa & Flickr & Weather all work fine. Well "Weather" ignores Oceania, but that's another matter.
So, does anyone anywhere have the InternetTV function functioning, or is it merely the imaginings of a Vapourware Department?
Hrrumff

I'm using version 2.1 -- haven't tried 2.2 at all. It worked the last time I tried it. However, I didn't launch it from the Internet TV menu, because I don't have an internal drive, so I can't address the question of whether that works. But, being in video mode, I launched the .url file from a network share with no problems.
post #143 of 555
im having the same problem, i can't see .mkv .rmvb and also some .avi files when streaming over samba. help. im thinking of returning the box. it works from a usb flash drive. i have the latest 2.22 firmware
post #144 of 555
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Originally Posted by loqki View Post

im having the same problem, i can't see .mkv .rmvb and also some .avi files when streaming over samba. help. im thinking of returning the box. it works from a usb flash drive. i have the latest 2.22 firmware

Argosy HV335T can't play stream mkv files problem solved!

Ok i solved the problem. Let me recap. before this, some video files could play and some don't show up like mkv, rmvb, etc. files play on local drive.

Truly the problem lies within your windows file sharing permissions. I was using winxp sharing but some folders had permissions for Everyone and some didn't. To check, try accessing the folder where you don't see the mkv file with another pc. You won't see it.

If you don't see the Security tab to set your permissions in winxp follow this h_t_t_p://support.microsoft.com/kb/304040

Once you give permission to the Everyone user in winxp. I you should be able to see it via your HV335T box and everything should work.
post #145 of 555
Thanks for that, Jim.
I am still keen to learn from anyone on D2.22 whether they are able to execute this function successfully.
Cheers!
post #146 of 555
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Originally Posted by Jim Shaffer View Post

I could be wrong, but I don't remember the older ones having 1080p24 either.

The only time I definitely remember seeing a 1080p24 option was when I had firmware from another player loaded. But I don't recommend that, because aside from the possibility of breaking your player, you also have to have a universal remote to emulate that player's remote. Either that, or use a script hack to translate the key codes, but that's so slow as to make the experience unenjoyable.

It says on a firmware from november that it added 1080p24 for the player

Naturally I jumped straight to the latest firmware thinking it would include all updates but I have no 1080p24

I guess it doesn't really matter anyways since I really only use it for watching 3d movies and tv shows
post #147 of 555
The Samsung drives sold with this player have a serious firmware bug that could result in silent corruption of data. The Samsung drives are HD204UI (2TB) and the 1.5 TB version. Samsung has issued a messy DOS patch on its website. I don't believe this can be patched through USB.
post #148 of 555
Ok after learning a little more about the hardware of the HV335T and how XBMC works I can say XBMC probably wont be ported to this device. The ability to use XBMC would more than likely have to come from Realtek and I'm guessing if they haven't done it by now they probably wont.

On a brighter note Sigma announced two days ago they will support XMBC on their newest chip SMP8670 so the next round of media players from Popcorn Hour, Dune, HDX, etc... that use the Sigma chips will be able to have XBMC installed on them. Maybe this will force Realtek to step up to the plate if they want to stay competitive with Sigma. It doesn't really help us now but its a good sign for the next generation of media players.
post #149 of 555
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Originally Posted by Jim Shaffer View Post

I'm using version 2.1 -- haven't tried 2.2 at all. It worked the last time I tried it. However, I didn't launch it from the Internet TV menu, because I don't have an internal drive, so I can't address the question of whether that works. But, being in video mode, I launched the .url file from a network share with no problems.

Hey Jim are you the same guy from the Patriot forums? I was researching some of the modified firmware those guys were using for the PBO and was thinking about trying it on the HV335T. When I did a search for HV335T over there to see if anyone had tried crossflashing I noticed someone named Jim S. had already done it. I was just wondering how it worked and what problems it presented.
post #150 of 555
Yes, that was me. The chief problem in using firmware from another receiver (AS OF THE TIME I TRIED IT -- I haven't been keeping up, so I don't know if any later releases have implemented any sort of protection against it, but I wouldn't be surprised!) is the remote control. You have four options: First, use a remote from the proper receiver. Not too likely unless you can find a spare one. Second, use a universal remote. Unless you can find one that already has the codes in it, or get someone to give you the codes, this presents the same problem as option one. Third, patch the firmware or get someone to do it for you. I found one version that had had this done, but it didn't work -- they apparently forgot the Enter button, so it was virtually useless. I don't know if anyone has done any patching since then. Fourth, you can use a Linux script to translate the key codes, since the main module in the player accepts codes sent to it via keyboard or script. The problem that this presents is that it makes the key response very slow.
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