OpenViX 5.1 is based on the OE-Alliance v4.1 core. You cannot perform an online update if you are currently on OpenViX 5.0.xxx or older.
You can download and then flash the newer images using the USB method or simply by using Image Manager for MIPS receivers, Arm based will require a USB flash.
You can restore settings and plugins from OpenViX 5.0 series images after you have flashed the image. This will restore most things to how you had them before.
RESTORE PROCESS WILL NOT RESTORE PLUGINS THAT ARE NOT ON THE CURRENT PLUGIN SERVER. THESE MUST BE INSTALLED MANUALLY.
There are many guides to flash/restore. Here is another
So what is different in OpenViX 5.1 then?
OpenViX 5.0 build 032 was the final build in the 5.0 series.
As with previous images, the main differences are core of the image or the OE (Open Embedded). This has undergone a lot of changes, updates and fixes. As a user you should not notice many differences between previous OpenViX 5.0 and OpenViX 5.1 (i.e. there are not many functional differences.)
Main OE Core changes
GCC bug fixes
openSSL Security fixes
Basis for new 64 bit environment Support for multi libs 32/64 Bit
Based on OE-Core Morty
Known Image issues
Dreamplex – Some users in certain setup’s may have issues.
Known Plugin/Receiver issues
Older receivers with lower amounts of memory struggle with downloading OpenTV EPG data using Cross EPG downloader. Use a swap file in such cases.
Some 3rd party plugins may not be currently compatible with OE-A 4.1x core, streaming plugins may require their respective author’s to add dependencies for GST 1.xx.
Arm based receivers: Image Manager cannot flash without risk of crippling receiver. You can make an image backup and flash by USB.
HbbTV not working for all receivers. Please raise issue with respective Manufacturer.
Short Red** & *** – Show current channel EPG info (ViX Single EPG).
Long Red ** & *** – Sort single EPG info when in channel list.
Short Green** & *** – Timers.
Long Green*** – AutoTimer Timers.
Short Yellow*** – EPG Search.
Long Yellow*** – Instant IMDB Database search on the current programme.
Short Blue – Extensions.
Long Blue*** – Plugins Menu.
EPG – Opens ViX EPG.
Left/Right** – Opens ViX QuickEPG.
Left/Right** – Opens ViX QuickEPG.
Up/Down** – Open Full Screen Channel List.
Long Up/Down – Open PIP list on boxes that support PIP.
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
- Rytec – for his continued support.
- All 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 improving the image.
- All those who have submitted patches/fixes
- Rob van der Does, Belierzz, Rimas, Henkka, Huevos, Raivo, Eesatfan, Zartmy, Trial, Stig-O & June8 for their translation work
- Huevos for his work on blindscan and ABM.
- Peter de Jonge & Huevos for their work with Andyblac to improve ABM.
- Rob van der Does, Delagroov, Schweeler, rossi2000, simonsez, nashu, Markus625 for OpenViX skins
Receivers no longer supported in 5.0
Due to limited resources some end of life models will not be built in version 5.0. If you want to use OpenViX with these receivers please use version 4.2 or build version 5.0 yourself.
The following is a list of the receivers not supported in version 5.0:
- Gigablue SE Plus
- Gigablue UE Plus
- Golden Interstar LX1 & LX2
- Media Link Ixuss Zero
- Miraclebox Mini
- Opticum DVBC-1
- Venton HDx
- Xtrend ET4x00
- Xtrend ET5000
- Xtrend ET6x00
Receivers no longer supported in 4.0
Some receivers that lack resources (only have 333MHz CPU, insufficient flash, lack driver support, etc) will not be built in version 4.0. If you want to use OpenViX with these receivers please use version 3.2 or build version 4.0 yourself. The following is a list of the receivers not supported in version 4.0:
- GB Solo
- GB 800SE
- GB 800UE
- Mara M9
- Venton Unibox
- VU+ Solo