This will affect very few people, but I know from PMs I've received that several people are using RS232.
The new #PLU
(discrete play) command does not work entirely as expected, however the logic is clever in an odd way and I think makes for a more elegant experience for those with dedicated rooms looking for a more cinematic experience.
In previous firmware, #PAU
(pause) although eliciting an RX response, would not actually pause video, so the workaround was to use #SEL
(select) as pause.
This has now been fixed and #PAU
works with the following behaviour:
is used, the movie pauses with the video info pane and playbar overlaid and to resume the new #PLU
be used - #PLA
(play/pause) will not do it.
However, if you use #PLA
to pause (which previously did not work) the movie will pause without the info pane - I quite like this - looks a bit more elegant without the distracting graphics.
again will resume the movie as expected, but #PLU
will also do it, so a slightly different programmatical approach is needed.
I'd suggest using #PLU
on the play button and #PLA
on the pause button, so the play button will not pause, but the pause button will both play and pause.
If the info screen is required, the select button (#SEL
) can still be used for info on pause and of course #SYS
for info without pausing.
One thing that is a shame is that none of these commands work from the HT2 poster screen, #SEL
must be used and the fanart page cannot be bypassed - a better way of doing it (IMHO) would be for #PLU
to invoke play from either the poster page or fanart page and #SEL
behaviour stays as is.
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