Netgear NTV550 Ultimate HD Media Player Firmware Update 3.0.325

Date Added: Apr 2011 / OS: All OS / File Size: 54.5 MB / Publisher: Netgear


Release Notes:

* Video playback improvements
- Fixed BD ISO performance over SMB
- Fixed microstutter every 42 seconds playing 24fps videos in 1080p24 mode
- Fixed some MKVs playing very slowly due to wrong time scale
- Fixed audio dropouts playing TrueHD in m2ts
- Added support for FLAC audio in MKV
- Fixed videos with AAC 5.1 audio being decoded to 2.0 not 5.1
- Report Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Digital Plus streams correctly in audio popup
- Fixed crashes playing some MP4 files
- Faster m2ts prebuffering
* Auto FPS improvements
- Fixed AutoFPS intermittently not working for 50Hz/60Hz
- Fixed AutoFPS intermittently not working correctly for DVD
- Fixed intermittent freezes with AutoFPS enabled
- Fixed AutoFPS not switching correctly when resuming videos
- AutoFPS now switches between 720/1080p50, 720/1080p60, 1080p24 (no interlaced modes)
* Subtitle improvements
- Added support for PGS in MKV
- Added support for non-Latin text subtitles (Greek, Russian, Polish, etc)
- Added support for ISO8859-7 (Greek), ISO8859-2 (Eastern Europe), Windows 1250 (Central Europe) subtitle encodings
- Use Subtitle popup to select encoding
- Fixed PGS subtitles from TSMuxer not displaying correctly
- Fixed intermittent crashes in DVB subtitles, fixed enable/disable DVB subtitles
- Fixed Karaoke subtitle animations causing video to stutter
* DVD improvements
- Fixed SkipFwd/SkipBk not working for main movie only rips
- Fixed TimeSeek, Skip chapter not working after resume movie
- Fixed audio/video not set properly after resume movie
* Music improvements
- Fixed audio dropouts playing high bitrate FLAC
- Added support for FLAC 7.1
- Fixed seeking within FLAC streams causing static after resume playback
- Fixed FLAC and M4A files not playing in track order from Live Folder Browsing
- Fixed multidisc music tracks not being played in order (need to delete/rescan your shares)
- Track display now shows disc # if present
* Internet Radio improvements
- RadioTime rebranded as TuneIn Radio
- Support for TuneIn Radio sign in / sign out
- Support for managed presets
- Support for RTSP streams
- Fixed some MMS streams not playing
- Note: some streams may not play correctly, this is a known issue
* Photo/slideshow improvements
- Fixed intermittent freezes and coloration problems decoding some JPEG photos
- Fixed photo aspect settings not working correctly with Zoom
* Live Folder Browsing improvements
- New behavior: now use the color buttons (video/music/photo/source) to filter content within the folder
- E.g. from within LFB Video, press <Music> to see music. Press <Music> again to go to top Music menu
- New behavior: browse by Video -> Folder, Music -> Folder, Photos -> Folder will exclude shares that are not set to be scanned for video / music / photos.
- Shares that are set as “no media” are always listed. You can continue to toggle selected shares / all shares
- Added VOB files to live folder browsing
* HDMI deep color mode
- Fixed support for 36 bit deep color on HDMI
- Added an option in Settings -> A/V -> Display to set deep color mode
* USB support
- Added support for multiple partitions on attached USB or eSATA devices
- Improved HUB support
- Fixed compatibility problems with some switches

Bug fixes:
- Fixed YouTube not playing due to server-side change
- Fixed intermittent crashes when stopping videos
- Fixed DLNA servers disappearing from browse folders
- Fixed TVMode popup not showing correctly display resolution during video playback
- Fixed support for playlists containing IP address references to media
- Fixed crash if try to update from USB and no update images found
- Fixed freeze that can occur if no DHCP server on network
- Fixed intermittent freeze after stopping YouTube playing
- Fixed spurious password required prompt when accessing > 10 shares from Windows PCs
- Fixed Restore Factory Defaults not showing GUI
- Fixed “queue to playlist on/off” message not showing in music/photo LFB
- Fixed intermittent crashes related to DLNA servers on network
- Fixed intermittent crashes in Internet Channels menu
- Fixed <Menu> button navigating to Now Playing in some instances. Also, adding music during slideshow now navigates back to slideshow after starting music
- Other stability related bug fixes
* Recovery mode fixes
- Added support for NTFS USB
- Added additional language support (press Aa to toggle language)

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