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# 170902 30-Mar-2015 15:27
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The subject says it all, just about; after we have 'time-skipped' (and I don't mean fast-forwarded, I mean instantaneously
jumped (say) two minutes) there is immediate video, but no sound for several seconds. It's always (for the last three years) been like that, but I just today wondered if anybody else with one had that issue?
Apart from that, I'm very happy with it. Is it worth upgrading the software?

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  # 1273513 30-Mar-2015 16:16
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What image are you running? What sort of files are a problem?



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  # 1273557 30-Mar-2015 17:23
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This is the original software that it came with. I've not upgraded it.
Enigma Version: OpenPLi 2010-08-02-master
Image Version: openpli-2010-05-21
Frontprozessor Version: VNone
Webinterface Version: 1.6.2

I get the delay when watching recorded TV programs. The files are .ts

 
 
 
 


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  # 1273644 30-Mar-2015 18:55
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I would update OpenPLi from their website http://openpli.org/

You will probably need to update the bootloader as well, as this was updated several years ago - unless this is done first, you won't be able to update the rest. Fairly simple process, using a USB stick.

http://wiki.openpli.org/vuplus

http://forums.openpli.org/topic/20051-vu-duo-new-bootloader/

Make sure you install and manually run the autobackup plugin first - this will preserve all your settings, rather than having to set it up from scratch, which will be a long process if you are unfamiliar with it! This will back up your settings to the internal HDD.

http://wiki.openpli.org/E2Backup





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  # 1273653 30-Mar-2015 19:02
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How do you get the sound back, wow after 3 years, i would be pissed.
there is another image called VIX to look at , but you will have to upload the new bootloader to.
http://www.world-of-satellite.com/forumdisplay.php?298-ViX-Team-Images-Support-Discussion

heaps of stuff here :)



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  # 1273706 30-Mar-2015 19:59
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Thank you for the pointers!

The sound comes back a few seconds after the video. It's never been more than a small annoyance, and the box has worked so well that I have been loath to mess with it. But I suppose it would be a good idea.

However, in case I get the upgrade wrong, I'm waiting until the current series that someone else wants finishes, so I won't try it for a couple of weeks.

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  # 1273891 31-Mar-2015 07:59
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There is an option to have a complete backup of ur current settings,
so if something id go  wrong you can revert back to what you have now.




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  # 1293147 28-Apr-2015 21:25
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Done! Upgraded fine, so now we have a shiny new interface. And the sound restarts along with the video after a skip.
Thanks for the help.
Now for the next question...
Given a VuPlus Duo on the (wired) network, an Android tablet, and another TV that is not connected to anything, is there any way I can use a Chromecast to watch movies on the other TV that are stored on the VuPlus?

 
 
 
 


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  # 1293636 29-Apr-2015 15:05
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You will be able to stream from the webif to any computer on the same network.

Grab the android app from VuPlus and see how you go with that.

http://vuplus.com/board/boardView_News.php?idx=100


Can't comment on the Chromecast, the VuPlus should enable an SMB share though if that helps.

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