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Beta Release V13.3.3 BETA 8 MINIX XBMC for evaluation

Discussion in 'Beta Firmware' started by MINIX - Ken, Nov 4, 2014.

  1. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken Former MINIX Team Member Administrator

    Dear all,

    We're pleased to release the new BETA version of MINIX XBMC for your evaluation!

    Fixed some .ts files failed to playback problem;
    Added native support for refresh rate switching; (Have to enabled manually inside settings page, work with NEO X6/X8/X8-H/X8-H PLUS only)
    Added 3D mode support; (Required a 3DTV of course, work with X6/X8/X8-H only)

    Please backup and uninstall your current MINIX XBMC prior to the installation.

    Download link, APK updated:

    To enable refresh rate switching, go to SYSTEM -> Settings -> Video -> Playback ->
    Set "Adjust display refresh rate to match video" to "On start/stop" &
    Set "Pause during refresh rate change" to your own best preferred timing, mine is set to "4.0 Seconds" for example.

    Team MINIX.
  2. paul_1991

    paul_1991 New Member

    Thanks Ken!

    Inviato dal mio iPad utilizzando Tapatalk
  3. slowdown

    slowdown Nursing Case

    Hello Ken,

    What means native refresh rate support?
    We don´t need frequency switcher for this xbmc version?

    3D frame packing (3DBD-ISO) supported now?
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2014
  4. afss

    afss New Member

    Hello, thanks for the Beta !

    Quick question, does the frequency switcher now works with Minix @ 4K resolution ? It was already working with 1080p resolution (even when playing 4K files).
  5. Sim

    Sim New Member

    Fantastic work, 3d autoswitching works flawlessly(SBS, I only have sbs movies) as does the framerate switching, I can use my minix box again thanks......

    Only thing I could ask for now it 3d - 2d conversion on android & hd audio support , that would make this box complete as far as I'm concerned

    Well done minix team.......
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  6. Ulises Rodriguez PhD

    Ulises Rodriguez PhD Active Member

    Thanks Ken for giving us this great surprise today, by launching this new MINIX-XBMC version!!

    I would like to know, if we still need to install the frequency switcher for this new Minix xbmc version?

    As I always say, thank you for caring to improve and make that the MINIX X8-H can be everyday better and better !!

    Edit: I have noticed that in this New v13.3.3beta, the "Custom Shuthdown Timer" is now available!

    I also have noticed, that when the you start the X8-H, at the "Select a Home APP", the "XBMC for MINIX" is now show as a new launcher option...
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2014
  7. Sim

    Sim New Member

    I didn't, just uninstalled, re-installed & copied my backup over, worked a treat.
  8. Vidman

    Vidman Member

    do you need to be on beta firmware for this to work?
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2014
  9. Mohammed

    Mohammed New Member

    How to backup and uninstall the current Minix XBMC version?
  10. slowdown

    slowdown Nursing Case

    A shorter solution:
    • rename folder hk.minix.xbmc to _hk.minix.xbmc
    • uninstall minix-xbmc
    • install updated version - don´t start APP now!
    • rename folder back to hk.minix.xbmc
    • start updated minix-xbmc
    so far there are no minix related addons installed with v13.3.3, this should work.
  11. Sim

    Sim New Member

    Good idea , why didn't I think of that? (y)
  12. danfozzy

    danfozzy Member

    This smells like spmc with a couple of Minix related tweaks
  13. Jack83

    Jack83 New Member

    I cant get h264 mkv's to work if amcodec hardware acceleration is enabled.
    The file plays and I get the audio, but it just stays in the menu. I got a similar problem with the old version but it was solved by switching between 24Hz and 60Hz using the addon.
  14. slowdown

    slowdown Nursing Case

    Are there optional download sources available?
    Server too slow - DL stops.
  15. thoklo

    thoklo Member

    GUI is not in full screen after the upgrade made as @slowdown mentioned above.

    The best way to describe it; it looks like the GUI is 720 size on a 1080 TV. So small in the lower left corner. However the Android and TV is set to 720P

    When I start a movie, the movie is playing in the size of the TV, but I still only see the movie in the area of the 720 window. The right and upper side is black like masked.

    I tried to a take a screenshot, but the effect is not shown, so I created what I see

    If I change the Android to 1080i, everything looks normal again, however I do not want 1080i on this TV.

  16. Higgs

    Higgs Yellow Dude Super Moderator

    Looks good so far, frequency switcher working great. I notice that's you can also select it as a launcher :)

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  17. zarbman

    zarbman Active Member

    Friend and how do I select it as launcher :)

    Excellent work ... friends do not stop for a moment to innovate ...

    And excuse my English translator of google
  18. Higgs

    Higgs Yellow Dude Super Moderator

    SettingsMbox - other - more settings -home

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  19. zarbman

    zarbman Active Member

    Thanks friend
  20. killahpriest

    killahpriest New Member

    Can you tel me, how to setup the switcher? What the perfect settings are?

    Regards kenneth
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