[New Release]A5BD_EN_Firmware_20181101_v1.3.0.9.rar (2018-11-01 v1.3.0.9)

Discussion in 'Egreat A5 Firmware' started by Rita, Nov 2, 2018.

  1. Rita

    Rita Administrator Staff Member

    Note: Egreat A5 EN firmware includes "Release" version and "Beta" version,
    "Release" version firmware that you can download it click here
    "Beta" version firmware is only for some enthusiasts who like to test some new problems and solved problems in advanced.


    I. info
    MD5: 59A83B3AC541F33FF74CAC160E13A480

    II.Firmware upgrade instruction

    This version firmware has three ways to update, user data won’t be wiped.

    1. OTA Update, Setting--About--OTA Update
    2. USB Update, please click here.
    3. Forced refresh/recovery system, please click here.


    MusicPlayer: Upgrade Music Player V2.0
    MusicPlayer: Open the music file with the new music player
    VideoPlayer: Add selected online subtitle file can be saved in Video file directory
    VideoPlayer: Support third party video app playback by Egreat player
    VideoPlayer: Fix some M2TS movies playback problem
    VideoPlayer: Fix the black screen problem of some UHD BD Menu
    Poster: Fix the issue of sorting by file date
    Poster: Fix An abnormal problem may occur in repairing the path of the poster wall
    Poster Wall: Update Poster Wall refresh mechanism
    Poster Wall: Optimizing the problem of missing local paths after playing
    UI:New multimedia center theme style
    UI:New multimedia center style entrance replacement function
    Setting:Add theme style switching function
    Setting: Adding Setting-General-Set Boot Mode, which can be set to enter poster wall mode etc automatically after boot
    Setting: Add modify the confirmation prompt for switching resolution
    System: Cancel ‘Optimizing APK’ when boot, to speed the boot
    System: Add press the power button to pop up the shutdown and restart selection box
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  2. E_CS

    E_CS Well-Known Member

  3. Gaia

    Gaia Member

    Nothing important for me to change, honey improvement.
    The Zappiti mini 4K HDR player does not freeze the high bitrate TrueHD soundtrack. (Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Men Tell No Tales 2017 )
    The disruption of SD bidders is no joke either.
  4. Ethan_Hunt

    Ethan_Hunt New Member

    Thanks for this new firmware.
    The boot is more fast.

    Imprex Engine is the same, it don't go with 4K/HDR on, only with HDR off (SDR).
    I hope in a new firmware whit Android 7 to resolve this problem.
  5. Nestai

    Nestai New Member

    Thanks for this new update.

    A greeting.
  6. Sparkss

    Sparkss Member

    Issues with DTS-HD drop outs and video glitches in the UI and video drop outs in playback. I went back to, will report if the issues resolve. However to go back I had to do a hard reset then upgrade to it. I could not just down grade. That failed with many issues and playback completely broken.
  7. Ethan_Hunt

    Ethan_Hunt New Member

    Hi Sparkss, you write bad news for us, I hoped this new firmware was good.
    Tonight I will watch a movie in 4K HDR, I will write about my experience after.
  8. Ethan_Hunt

    Ethan_Hunt New Member

    Using the new firmware all ok for me.
    I watched "Power Rangers" in 4K HDR (ISO format) and I had no problem: menu, video, audio and subtitles all perfect.

    About the cover, no problem the same.
    I plugged my hard disk into the USB 3.0 port and the Egreat player loaded all the covers of all my 48 movies on the disc.
    I tried another hard disk with 27 movies and the Egreat player loaded all the covers.
    The loading of the covers is faster than the previous firmware.

    The machine starts up faster than firmware
    The interface is more responsive.

    Good job this firmware for me!
  9. nenito2k

    nenito2k Well-Known Member

    glad to see things have improved...let us hope all this experience with android 5...will make out a good android 7 FW quickly !
  10. Owercraft

    Owercraft New Member

    Hello everyone, I would like to mention that I also have some blocks during the playback of some movies (.mkv AC3 DTS), I have done various tests and it is always the same situation, black screen for about 1-2 seconds and then resumes the response.
    Do you advise me to go to FW
    The update was performed via OTA
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  11. Sparkss

    Sparkss Member

    I updated OTA also. I think those that had a positive experience unfortunately just haven't tested enough content to hit on the bugs. For example the one reported Power Rangers test has an Atmos track. Not DTS. I feel like the DTS bug reported in the A7 FW has made its way into the A5.1 FW, based on what I read about it.

    I should add that ours are all .mkv remuxes of 4k content
  12. None

    None New Member

    Once again, I can not connect paths to the network drive in the movie library.
    Library of music, photos, files without problems. Why. There is a way to do it.
    For me it is random or it will work or not. It's good by Videon player. Only the player and library Egreat is making problems. I want to watch and not fix ......
    Leater.... I downloaded my firmware 1303. The movie library is already working, it's importing movies. But still, I can not delete videos from the Movie Library.
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2018
  13. Ethan_Hunt

    Ethan_Hunt New Member

    Tonight I will watch "I am wrath" (ISO Full Bluray AVC DTS HD MA).
    So I will test the DTS-HD.

    I will write about my experience later.

    Now I am downloading "American Assassin" (BluRay Rip 2160p HEVC 10bit-HDR DTS AC3) so I can test a MKV remuxed of 4K content.
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2018
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  14. Ethan_Hunt

    Ethan_Hunt New Member

    Dear friends, I am sorry, I am lucky or my machine is miraculous: I watched "I am wrath" and everything was perfect, no glitch and no block during the playback.

    Format: Blu-Ray ISO 1:1
    Video track: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 21988 kbps / 1080p / 24 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
    Audio track*: DTS-HD Master Audio / Italian / 1624 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1624 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)

    *I have also tried DTS-HD Master Audio / English / 1922 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1922 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)

    My Egreat A5 audio settings are:
    . Sound -> Output Interface -> S/PDIF
    . Sound -> Passthrough = ON
    . Sound -> Amplifier Compatibility -> DTS Compatible = ON
    . Sound -> Amplifier Compatibility -> Dolby Digital Compatible = ON
    . Sound -> DTS Compatibility Mode = ON
    . Sound -> TrueHD Compatibility Mode = ON

    My Egreat A5 video settings are**:
    . Display -> Resolution = 4K UHD 60Hz
    . Display -> Deep Color = YCbCr420 10Bit

    **When I watch a movie without HDR (such as a Blu-Ray Disk not 4K HDR) I set HDR = OFF so I can use the settings of Imprex Engine: movie by movie I set the value of the parameters (brighteness in particular).

    About the covers, my Egreat A5 did not find the cover of "I am Wrath": it was on the list but it was undefinited, no image.

    As soon as I watch "American Assassin" (BluRay Rip 2160p HEVC 10bit-HDR DTS AC3) I report my test using MKV remuxed of 4K content.
  15. Sparkss

    Sparkss Member

    I think I see the issue. If I recall correctly s/pdif cannot pass HD audio, it can't even pass DD+ (the new DD codec), due to bandwidth constraints. So I believe that you are only passing the core (AC3/DTS).
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  16. Herb Lau

    Herb Lau New Member

    Installed via OTA and it went smoothly without any issues.

    Tested playing a M2TS Atmos movie and there is still no sound.
  17. Ethan_Hunt

    Ethan_Hunt New Member

    That's right, S/PDIF can carry only two uncompressed audio channels, it can not support lossless surround formats, 5.1/7.1 surround sound is compressed.

    I use the Sony MDR-DS6500 Wireless 7.1 Surround headphones.
    They do not support DTS-HD.

    We found: the problem is the uncompressed multichannel audio.
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 6, 2018
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  18. Gaia

    Gaia Member

    Does not support pass through DTS High Resolution audio soundtrack. :(
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2018
  19. Woodpost

    Woodpost Member

    still can't play 20% of my movie collection due to the VC-1 MKV bug. it's been broken for a year. @Rita when is this going to be fixed? at the very least you guys need to tell us what you're doing (IF ANYTHING) to address this. your continued silence on this issue is unacceptable.
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2018
  20. Owercraft

    Owercraft New Member

    some further details:
    - video files are displayed through the home network
    - they are all compressed h264 files with the .mkv container and AC3 or DTS audio
    My Egreat A5 audio settings are:
    . Output Interface -> HDMI
    . Passthrough = ON
    . Amplifier Compatibility -> DTS Compatible = ON
    . Sound -> TrueHD Compatibility Mode = ON

    My Egreat A5 video settings are:
    . Display -> Resolution = 4K UHD 60Hz
    . Display -> Deep Color = YCbCr420 10Bit
    . HDR Mode -> On

    if you need anything else, ask

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