Re: Sneak preview of POHD Essential (actual product footages!)
Cool, looks like we are not the only ones to think the new Playon!GUI2.0 looks good, nice to know you guys like the new look too. I'll make sure the developers know, they will like to hear that the look is well received.
Let's see, replies to some earlier posts...
@mensch @inf : Smart database, is the newer version of the media library function that is in the current firmware. Yes, it will be coming to the other Playon! players/dvr when they get the Playon!GUI2.0 firmware. This Smart database is a bit "smarter" than the media library, auto scans through all directories and indexes the media files. Since there is an index created, there could be future expansion to include retrieving media information. But this pulling of information from IMDB is not an inegrated part of this firmware yet. Internally we are doing some reserch on this topic for the best solution (in processing power needed, $ budget for license to information services etc) for integrating pulling information from multiple sources (not only IMDB). For now, this informaion function is served using the YAMJ module (YAMJ will be part of Playon!GUI2.0 in Playon!HD/Mini/DVRHD).
@hvdwolf : Indeed, the Smart database (library) currently works in Essential without network. Whether the Smart database will scan/index network drives is still a question, our developers are still hard at work on putting this new Playon!GUI2.0 and its new features on the network players. Hope to know more soon. As for shortcuts not pointing directly to the actual specific path, as far as I know, there is a shortcoming of samba mounts where the path is not fixed. I'm also not sure whether a work around has been found to give a better splution, jotted it down on things for me to ask/find out.
@vic : you're waiting for an Essential "Mini" (w/o int. HDD)?... there is hope ; ). Watched tag is not in this release firmware of Essential, scheduled in the next release.
View of the Home screen (main menu where it first enters into)... you saw it, it's there in Eugene's walktrhough, the 2nd screenshot.
Here I paste the jpg link http://www.acryan.com/eugene/images/PV73500/PICT3538.JPG
Surprised? : ) yes it does not look like the old main menu anymore. Now there's a status icon (harddisk capacity, available space, usb plugged in etc) and also an overview of recently added music and movies you can jump to directly from this home screen. We hope the staus and jumps give you a simple fast and functional overview. It's a new unique AC Ryan design and development, breaking away from the standard realtek main menu look.
@Paulus : Yes, Playon!GUI2.0 is based on "SDK 4"
@Mizitras : any specific question you are looking for an answer
keep the questions coming... ; )
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