The look and feel is familiar and very similar to the previous version, but along with many back-end fixes comes several new features: most notably, is Parallel Streaming and Recording Updates.
The latest firmware is version 732.260/18/SMP. You can check which firmware you are currently running in either the player program by going to the Settings – Tools menu or on your TV using the Settings – Advanced Settings menu. If you have automatic firmware updates turned on you may already be running the latest firmware. If not you can check and update the firmware from either the TV Menu or the player program.
Here are some of the new features you will see.
Parallel Streaming and Recording Updates
Monsoon Multimedia has now made possible several new parallel streaming or recording options.
Local and Remote Streaming at the same time
You can now stream both locally to a device in your home (your LAN) at the same time that you stream videos over the internet to your computer or mobile device!
Option 1: Stream locally at high-resolution and remotely at a lower resolution.
An example of this would be watching your video at home in high quality and viewing the same stream on your cell phone connected remotely.
Option 2: Stream locally at lower resolution and remotely at a high-resolution.
An example of this would be watching your video at home at a lower resolution and a video stream on a computer at higher resolution remotely.
Watch and record video to your Vulkano at the same time
You can now watch a video and record it to your Vulkano attached hard-drive or SD card at the same time. In the past if you were recording to your Vulkano’s attached device you would see a blank screen on your player program. There are a couple of options with this feature also.
Option 1: Record at high-resolution and locally watch the video at the same time in a lower resolution.
Option 2: Record at a lower resolution and locally watch the live stream at a high-resolution. Great for recording videos for watching on a mobile device later.
Option 3: Record at a lower resolution and remotely watch the live stream at a high-resolution.
Along with these great new features are quite a few other improvements.
- Low bitrate issues with a few Gigabit routers is now fixed.
- Improved, faster and more user friendly soft keyboard in TV out.
- Soft keyboard’s latency in key press – in 1080i mode – is fixed
- Tv Out setup and settings improved along with more options.
- Improved web wizard
- Runtime higher to lower (and vice versa) resolution switching is supported depending on bandwidth conditions and which player is being used.
- EPG browsing experience improved.
- In MAC Web setup you can now save the learned IR commands.
- Web setup IR learning response improved.
- Some Minor UI and usability fixes.
If you haven’t updated your firmware yet then we highly recommend you do so soon as possible.
If you have any questions about these updates jump in and lets discuss them!
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