All users and beta testers:
Updates are now available for your Ovation Home Media System player and remote. Please see latest changes below. Since I have not posted updates in a while, I've also listed the change-log for much of the last quarter. As always, if you have questions or problems please post to this thread or at our website.
MaCE player: To apply updates, leave MaCE player on overnight or for immediate update, cycle power on MaCE player.
ORCA app: ORCA updates should appear in your email ( as listed on file). Just open the email using your remote (smart phone) and tap to install.
Media and Control Engine (MaCE) player Changelog
OHMS 126.96.36.199 - 12 December 2013
! Macro method for IR controlled devices.
! 'Preparing Disc for Playback' message now persists longer for a more seamless transition to start of third party software player when playing discs.
* Micellaneous code 'clean up' and tweaks.
OHMS 188.8.131.52 - 7 December 2013
! Standard video player not starting movie from beginning when selected.
! Resume/Beginning prompt malfunctioning if user made selection 'too fast'.
! Image loading message now displays on remote during AutoBrowse image loading.
! OHMS not properly notifying ORCA when a video player app has closed.
* Increase start-up timeout to accommodate weather downloads. This should eliminate "[ERROR] failed to start. TCP connect timeout" messages.
+ When backing up Movie discs, user will now be asked whether to back up 'Entire Disc' or 'Movie Only'
OHMS 184.108.40.206 - 15 November 2013
! Fixed a bug that prevented HTTP communication when returning from sleep mode.
! Splash screen now appears when returning from sleep mode.
! Music playback will automatically stop if user manually requests sleep, restart or power down.
OHMS 220.127.116.11 - 2 November 2013
! OHMS http requests now handled by OhmsServer.exe.
! Eliminated unnecessary screen refreshes for faster more responsive operation when using remote.
OHMS 18.104.22.168 - 26 October 2013
! Numerous changes to support ORCA updates (see ORCA 6.36 below).
+ Added support (IP control) for latest line of Denon AVR-Exxx receivers
Ovation Remote Control APP (ORCA) Changelog
ORCA 6.87 - 12 December 2013
! Fixed Channel List not updating properly.
+ Initial support for Comcast/Xfinity set-top-boxes (RNG200N), IR only! (these boxes don not allow IP or serial control).
ORCA 6.83 - 7 December 2013
* Notification to 'Use Remote to Browse Media' will now persist. The notification clears on exit OR when media is selected for playback.
+ Now downloads and updates favorite channel list from MaCE media player. Channel list now based on user locale (where applicable).
ORCA 6.61 - 15 November 2013
! Faster and more responsive when switching menu screens.
* Fixed bug that wouldn't clear dialog message when 'OK' was pressed.
! Other miscellaneous code changes.
ORCA 6.54 - 10 November 2013
+ Channel Logos download now displays progress as channel logos are 'unzipped'.
! Other miscellaneous code changes
ORCA 6.49 - 2 November 2013
! Changed default favorite channel logo.
! Larger favorite channel logos on some phones.
! Other miscellaneous code changes to accommodate changes to MaCE software.
ORCA 6.36 - 26 October 2013
+ Now automatically downloads and installs channel logos for the favorite channels screen (DirecTV and Comcast/Xfinity). I MUST ENABLE A PORT ON YOUR MACE TO ALLOW THIS. Please leave your machine on so I may accomplish this.
+ New power save option on setup page allows screen to turn off to save battery power.
! Bigger thumb cursor on some screens with volume slider.
* Fixed an issue where inadvertently touching volume slider would dramatically increase or decrease volume.
* Fixed an issue where the message at completion of library sync lacked an 'OK' button.
+ When initiating remote connection by menu selection, ORCA will now jump to the requested screen on connection. For example, if the remote is disconnected and you tap 'Movies', the remote will connect to the player and then jump to the movies screen.
+ Added the following channels and logos to favorite channels list (all DirecTV):
- Oprah Winfrey Network (CH. 279)
- The Learning Channel (CH. 280).
- VH1 (CH. 355)
- Audience (CH. 334)
- The Weather Channel (CH. 362)