We are pleased to announce our next beta software release, version 2.0.34.
THE MAIN FEATURE OF THIS RELEASE IS SUPPORT FOR PAL VIDEO MODES.
NOTE 1: The Cascade Platform was modified to support these PAL modes. As a result certain apps (such as MPlay) will need to be recompiled before they will work with this beta.
NOTE 2: If you do the network software upgrade, then your video mode will revert to Component 480i. You will need to manually change your video mode by going into Setup/Video Format. If you can't see anything on the screen (because for example you are using VGA), you can force-enter into video mode selection by pressing down Menu on the front panel and with it held down, pressing and releasing Exit on the front panel. When you then release Menu, the power light will start blinking and you will be in initial video format selection mode.
If you are running 2.0.28 or later, you may upgrade to this beta automatically on screen from "Setup/Software Update", otherwise you must use the traditional compact flash method of upgrading. (See http://www.rokulabs.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2904 for details).
You may use the traditional compact flash method of upgrading using the following URL:
The SDK may be downloaded from:
http://www.rokulabs.com/developers/Roku ... 2.0.34.zip
NOTE: Apps like MPlay that use CascadeScreen::GetSupportedOutputResolutionAt() *WILL* need to be modified and recompiled before they will work with 2.0.34.
As usual, it is recommended that you read this entire notice before upgrading to the new beta. Furthermore, it is recommended you also read the release notes of prior betas to familiarize yourself with their content as well.
As before, you may revert to previous software releases at any time. Links to download previous software releases are found in the release notes of prior betas located in this forum.
Following is a detailed description of this beta:
- The main feature of this release is support for PAL video modes.
5 new video modes have been added:
o PAL Component 720p 50Hz
o PAL Component 1080i 50Hz
o VGA 720p 50Hz
o VGA 1080i 50Hz
o VGA 1024x768 48Hz (custom mode to enable 24 fps filming of PhotoBridge output)
The complete list of video modes (in setup order) is now:
1: Component 480i
2: S-Video 480i
3: Composite 480i
4: Component 480p
5: Component 720p
6: Component 1080i
7: VGA 480p 60Hz
8: VGA 720p 60Hz
9: VGA 1080i 60Hz
10: VGA 1024x768 60Hz
11: VGA 1024x768 48Hz
12: PAL Composite 576i 50Hz
13: PAL S-Video 576i 50Hz
14: PAL Component 720p 50Hz
15: PAL Component 1080i 50Hz
16: VGA 720p 50Hz
17: VGA 1080i 50Hz
- o sonata doesn't redraw properly after screensaver takedown
- o CascadeScreen::GetSupportedOutputResolutionAt() has changed to support 2 extra arguments: CascadeScreen::VideoMode (kNTSC, kPAL, kRGB) and u32 nRefreshRate (48, 50, or 60).
The Roku Team