New VIX Image ET5000 - v2.2
11/06/2011 - Open ViX 2.2
Based on Open PLi 2.0
From VIX Team
Enigma Plugins: 11-06-2011.
GCC Version: 4.4.4.
The eagerly awaited ET5000 image has finally been released by the ViX Team... Before you go installing it, read on to find out what it has to offer!
If you are used to the ViX image on other boxes, it has changed slightly (for all boxes). ViX is now embedded within the image even more. A lot of settings have been moved out of the ViX menus, and incorporated within the image...
If you have previously used NetworkBrowser to mount network mounts, please remove '/etc/enigma2/automounts.xml' BEFORE tying to setup news ones.
Team ViX Enchancements
ViX Bootlogos, Radio Logo.
ViX Team Spinner.
ViX Team ViX_HD Skin.
ViX Team softcam manager - You can now choose whether you want to check whether your cams are running by pressing menu in the softcam screen. You can also check the status of your cam checks by pressing the info button.
ViX Team Image Manager - This enables you to backup and restore your image (nb, we are talking the whole image, not just settings). This can be found in Menu -> Setup -> ViX -> Image Manager. You can choose where to store your backups to, either HDD or USB (setup by pressing menu, whilst your in Image Manager). There is also the option of creating a schedule to do daily, weekly or every 30 days backups for you.
ViX Team Cron Manager - Allows you to create cron jobs from scrips in /usr/scripts/ and set them to run at pre-defined times by you.
ViX Team Power Manager - This allows you to enable standby at a specific time, enable deep standby at specific times, do a GUI restart at specific times, or do a full reboot at specific times. If standby is set after deep standby, then it will wake the box up and return the box to the state it was before deepsleep was initiated... For more info, look at the screenshots below.
ViX Team Mount Manager - This enables you to choose where you want to mount USB Sticks, USB HDDs, etc. This can be found in Menu -> Setup -> VIX -> Mount Manager. Please also note that USB / ESATA devices NEED there mount points setup in Mount Manager (green button whilst in Mount Manager) in order for them to work correctly.
ViX Team Overscan fix - This is the fix to remedy any overscan people had in the previous release. To use this, go to Menu -> Setup -> System -> VIX and alter the "Menu Overscan amount" to suit your display.
ViX Team Swap Manager - Allows you to create/use swap files on usb/hdd, and also allows you to use swap partitions.
ViX-EPG - This is a simpler, faster version of CoolTVGuide, modified for the image.
ViX QuickEPG - This is VIXs' version of QuickZap. You can see the full epg data for the channel, not just now and next. Picons work within QuickEPG. Also includes channel preview.
ViX Quick Event Info - This is the new way to receive the event info on the ViX image. Press OK button once to get the info bar up, press it once more (i.e. a second time) to receive the information about what is currently showing...
ViX Single EPG (with channel preview) - The is new and unique to vix, after you open the ViX single EPG (short RED) you can view the 7 day epg for that channel, now to see another channels epg, either use the Channel up/down buttons on your remote or just key in the channel number. if you want to preview the channel your currently viewing the EPG for (ie you want to see what the current program is like) just press 'OK' on your remote, this will change to that channel showing you the program in the small video window. if you don't like it, go find another channel to preview by keying in new channel number (or up/down buttons). or if you do like it and want to go fullscreen on it, just press 'OK' again. but if you feel you want to return to the original channel you where watching (whilst still in ViX Single EPG) just press 'EXIT" button, this will return to where you where before you entered ViX Single EPG).
ViX Network Manager - This allows you to stop and start certain network features. The features you can stop/start are: FTP, NFS, VPN, Samba and Telnet. You will find this in Menu -> Setup -> System.
ViX Release notes - This is just a little screen within the Menu -> Information -> About, that appears when you press EPG/Info button, to tell you the latest updates for the image.
ViX Update Checker - This is a feature that lets you know of any available online updates by a little globe symbol in the infobar. This is set to check every 12 hours whether there are any updates for the image (can be changed in settings). If so, the icon will change from inactive to active...
ViX Logs Manager - This allows you to manager your crashlogs and system logs (if enabled). If you have a crash, you can email your bugs to us directly from the image. Go to Menu -> Setup -> System -> Logs. When in the Logs Manager, you can edit the configuration to show your forum username, and your email address by pressing the Menu button. Please ensure you do this before submitting logs!
ViX Simple TV List - This is a simple selection to show your bouquet lists, just showing the channels and current event (if in EPG). To access the Simple TV List, do a long up/down arrow button press. You can customised it to be the default option instead of Full Screen Channel List, in which case, Up/Down buttons are reversed. It can also be set in the ViX Settings for the TV button.
Always show Bouquets - This has now been coded in to always show the Bouquets when entering the channel selection screen.
USB DTT - To install dvb-t, you just need to go to the plugins downloads, and select the stick you have. This will then install the drivers for your stick. You will then need to restart your receiver. Once restarted, go to Menu -> Setup -> Service Starting -> Tuner Config, and you should notice Tuner C as your USB DTT...
IPK Installer - Just copy your .ipk fle into '/tmp' and go to the menu option.
AutoTimer plugin integrated into image - Create an AutoTimer (Series Link), using Blue button in Current Channel EPG info. This has been updated to use threading, so that it will work in the background. No more spinning when checking for lots of timers. Default behaviour has been changed so that it does not check in standby only, and will check every 30 minutes.
CCcamInfo - CCcamInfo plugin built directly in to image.
OscamInfo - OscamInfo plugin built directly in to image.
Blindscan Support Added - This allows you to access blindscan within the Service Scanning menu.
XMLTV EPG Importer - Thanks to Rytec for his support on this Importer. This has been updated so that the Import automatically updates itself from the servers, so there is no need to download and install new source files. Thanks to Rytec for the idea and andyblac for coding it.
CrossEPG included in image as default - Settings for this can be found in Menu -> Setup -> System -> EPG -> CrossEPG.
EPG Download from transponders - This incorporates the EIT, MHW, FREESAT, NetMed & VIASAT downloads. To enable/disable, change your settings in the Menu -> Setup -> System -> Customise.
EPG load patch - Image patched to allow EPG data to be loaded without the need for a restart.
WebInterface and Help Screens - The Web Interface Remote Control correctly shows the ET5000 remote control, with all buttons mapped correctly. As well as this, in all Help screens, the remote control has been updated to the ET9000, and all references of Dreambox removed.
Added option to disable the spinner (egg timer) - Change the setting of "Show Animation while busy" in Menu -> Setup -> System -> Customise.
Added option to disable the channel numbers in Channel List - BMCC bouquet's have Channel Numbers in their channel name, so you get them twice in channel list.
Panic Button - Added option to enable/disable panic button (goes direct to channel 1).
Subserivice Option - This option allows you to assign the Subservice shortcut to a long green press. To change this option, go to Menu -> Setup -> System -> VIX.
Option to disable ViX coloured buttons - This should ensure that if users want to use MultiQuick button plugin, it should work without issue.
MultiQuickButton - This is now supported when installed directly from our feeds (it is a patched version of 2.77).
Added Wireless Lan Support - This is automatically enabled in the image. To set up, use the Network manager on first boot, or from the Menu -> Setup -> System -> Network.
NFS Server added to image and set to run automatically - To edit the folders you wish to share, you will need to edit file /etc/exports.
Network Browser - Added Network Browser to help you setup share mounts.
OpenVPN Support - This will need to be configured to your need first then use the manager to setup to autostart.
Added Smargo Support - This is automatically enabled in image.
Recorded Items - Recorded Items list modified to move item, browse directories, etc. Works similarly to suomipoeka plugin. Can be selected to load via the recorded items button, or from the tv button.
Movie Player - Now, when playing a recorded item, you can search EPG and add Auto Timers for the particular recording. When watching your recording, press yellow to search the EPG, then press blue to add an AutoTimer.
Permanent Timeshift Plugin integrated - Disabled by default, turn on via Timeshift settings.
Integrated EPG Search.
Integrated IMDb Search.
Short Red** & *** - Show current channel EPG info (ViX Single EPG).
Long Red*** - Show current event.
Short Green** & *** - Timers.
Long Green*** - AutoTimer Timers.
Short Yellow*** - EPG Search.
Long Yellow*** - IMDB Database.
Short Blue - Extensions.
Long Blue*** - Plugins Menu.
EPG - Opens ViX EPG.
Left/Right** - Opens ViX QuickEPG.
Up/Down** - Open Full Screen Channel List.
Long Up/Down** - Open Simple TV List.
TV Button** - Open Full Screen Channel List.
Long TV Button - Open Bouquets List.
** Can be changed in ViX Menu
*** Can be turned off in ViX Menu
"Link-Icon" in network doesn't show up (= grey instead of green).
Radio mp3 stream crashes after some time (sometimes only > 1 hour). Once that occurs, TV is also without sound. A reboot is then required. There might be a relation with Shoutcast (in use or just installed).
A second subtitle in AVI, MP4 etc doesn't show up. Debugging in E2 just stops.
In Partnerbox (remote TV-Player) the audiobutton causes a crash.6
rytec - for his continued support.
PLi Team for their great base image and allowing us to use it.
zoka.cc for his Picon sets
Coolman and all other developers for their plugins used in the feeds of this image.
All of the ViX Beta team for their hours of testing and dedication on getting this image and DTT working