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Olley 01-26-2011 05:05 PM

Archos gen8 tablet Firmware Update 2.1.2/2.1.3
Firmware changes

Version 2.1.2 - January 26th, 2010

  • Video: fix some audio glitches after seeking WMA files
  • Video: add support for MTS files
  • Video: bring UTF-8 and UTF-16 encoded subtitles format support
  • Video: fix SUB subtitles sometimes truncated
  • Video: add IDX/SUB subtitle handling
  • Video: fix http://.*mpeg playback
  • Video: support resume and bookmark for network shares
  • Video: fix some FLV files not playing
  • Youtube: fix mobile site video not playing
  • Multimedia: fix RTSP support for Android applications
  • Multimedia: fix some web radio applications by adding basic M3U support
  • Audio: apply shorter steps in audio balance tuning
  • Audio: fix sound glitch on system notification while playing music
  • Music browser: fix album view crash on scroll with a lot of albums
  • Music: support samba protected directory access
  • Thumbnails: resolve thumbs generation freeze
  • Indexing: improve rescan robustness
  • Indexing: fix scanning not restarting after connecting device on PC or ejecting SDCard
  • Network shares: large files (>2GB) can now be played
  • Wi-Fi: fix disabling power saving not working
  • Wi-Fi: enable IEEE802.11n support
  • Wi-Fi: achieve faster reconnection
  • SDCard: fix sdcard removal not being taken into account
  • Storage: enable EXT3 filesystem support and migration
  • USB keyboard: fix external directional keys layout when rotating the device
  • Memory: enable 32MB swap by default and increase it to 64MB after Android reset or full device reformat
  • Applications: fix applications disappearing sometimes between reboots
  • Applications: fix unit not responsive after Google voicesearch use
  • Power management: allow to define deep sleep mode by default in settings/about device/power management
  • VPN: PPTP VPN support has been fixed
From Archos.com/support.

Greg_E 01-26-2011 05:26 PM

I was just coming here to post the same thing, thread on the subject:

Greg_E 01-26-2011 09:17 PM

No wireless N for me, no m3u, no rtsp from the browser. My router shows different IDs for G and N and I have them labeled so it's easy to see which one I'm connected to, laptop is working on N so I know that is functioning correctly. RTSP is from a server I control, works fine with all PC/Mac RTSP players and runs on Darwin Streaming Server. M3u generated by Winamp who apparently conceived the list.

Well at least it doesn't look like it broke anything so I think I'm OK with it.

StretchArm 01-27-2011 08:13 AM

Looks like the've not updated the download link
on the support site even though the change log is upto date.

here os the download url with the correct version


Olley 01-27-2011 09:58 AM

802.11n works for me. My router also shows what each wireless connection is using. I'm getting faster throughput now than I do with my 4g iPod Touch using n.

Greg_E 01-27-2011 01:02 PM

Yes after reading through the thread on their forums they have a new version because a few devices were having a reboot issue after update, now version 2.1.03. Here is the change log:

I'll do this when I get home and see what might change, maybe my wireless N will show up this time.

dfkt 01-27-2011 06:32 PM


Originally Posted by Olley (Post 532753)
Audio: apply shorter steps in audio balance tuning

Can't imagine how it was before that 'fix' - pan/balance is basically unusable for me, even the smallest step is too big for my imbalanced ears.

Olley 01-27-2011 07:28 PM

It is now 15 steps +/- from even to left or right silent respectively. I'm not sure what it used to be because my ears are balanced and I've already updated my 32 and 70. Just curious, dfkt... how fine of a setting do you need?

dfkt 01-28-2011 06:39 AM

The weird thing is that I can't set the value 1 for pan/balance on the Archos 32. I even used a stylus, but it either snaps to 2 or 0, despite clearly showing the value 1 is actually there.

Furthermore, same as the volume control, the pan/balance steps don't seem to be evenly spaced, linear - some increments change a lot, some others don't do much.

Olley 01-28-2011 09:05 AM

That's a pity, dfkt. Although I hear fine for an old guy, I know more people with a left or right side defiency than I can count on my fingers. Send off an email to Archos support. I've had luck getting them to at least acknowledge the problems pointed out. Once the claim "we're looking into it" you can bet they will have addressed it in the next firmware update. I complained about 802.11n, and now it works.

Greg_E 01-28-2011 09:32 AM

There are many reports of the browsers crashing when downloading a file (even small pictures) with the 2.1.03 firmware, I went back to 2.0.71 for the time being but might play with 2.1.01 again this weekend. Battery life is definitely not as good on 2.1.01 for me as I was using it all day yesterday and used about 60% (40% remaining), last time I did that on the older firmware I used around 20% (80% remaining).

Olley 01-28-2011 10:10 AM

Battery life is one of the things that always resets when the firware is updated. There are power saving settings in WiFi connection, background Sync settings, screen animations, etc., that all get reset, and all can effect battery duration. I usually go through all of those after an update just to make sure I'm getting the duration I expect. It helps.

Greg_E 01-28-2011 12:10 PM

Mine were all plain vanilla so they shouldn't have changed.

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