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    Default Unofficial Patriot Box Office FAQ/Master List of Great Threads/Posts

    Unofficial Patriot Box Office FAQ/Master List of Great Threads/Posts

    Scripting changes / Using alternative firmwares can brick your device. Use caution.


    Firmware/GPL/Bootcode:
    For firmware/bootcode version: See Remote Control
    [NOTE: SEE THE OFFICIAL THREAD: Update 10/13/2010: Patriot Box Office FIRMWARE LIST, for the latest firmware releases]
    Firmware Update Instructions NOTE EDIT:
    0) watch over composite hookup if possible
    1) download firmware
    2) unzip/unrar
    3) copy "install.img" file to the ROOT directory of an EDIT: FAT32 FORMATTED USB drive ONLY.
    4) Put USB drive into front usb port of Patriot Box Office
    5) Go to SETUP -> SYSTEM -> SYSTEM UPDATE, & select SYSTEM UPGRADE
    6) The screen will black out for about a few seconds until the update process initiates. The whole update process may reboot & resume, please DO NOT remove the usb drive UNTIL the screen goes back to the setup page.
    FIRMWARE LIST
    Firmware's so far:
    1. ES-51-283G-PCMPBO25-P01.rar
    2. ES-51-283G-PCMPBO25-P02.rar - Nov 30, 2009
    3. (Firmware "P03" was never released)
    4. P04_Firmware.zip - Mar 6, 2010
    5. P05_Firmware.zip - Apr 30, 2010 Bootcode 18 & up- wiil brick bootcode 16 pbo's.
    5a)ES-51-283G-PCMPBO25-P05-B Beta (Only for Bootcode 16)*
    http://www.patriotmemory.com/softwar....installer.zip - May 19, 2010
    5b)ES-51-283G-PCMPBO25-P05-B Beta (Only for Bootcode 18 or higher)*
    http://www.patriotmemory.com/softwar...20.install.zip - May 19, 2010
    Patriot's PBO product page
    PBO English Manual
    PBO GPL downlaod

    Firmware 04 Changes
    Globule's How-to: Bootcode update & aasoror's How-to: Bootcode Update
    Other Firmware on the PBO
    Trying out DvdPlayer (GUI) from other Players & Keyboard Control
    Script to use PBO Remote with other Firmware
    Alt Firmware Links

    Linux/Telnet:

    Windows Telnet
    Xun1234's ipkg setup
    Keyboard hack to control pbo
    Custom Root Partition Size to create symbolic links firmware 04
    Installing Optware ipkg (Firmware 04)

    Hardware:
    Wireless Adapters that work w/PBO
    Inside Photos (PCB, printed circuit board photos)
    UART RS232 TTL Serial Adapter/cable discussion & links see post 7 on

    Cooling/Heatsinks:Loud Fan:Network Connections:
    connect to Windows 7 PC w/o login work around.
    My_Shortcuts - add anything
    change hostname (VENUS, WORKGROUP, etc) upon reboot, perpetually
    Adding Shares Under the HDD listing
    Foxeye's USB HDD -> samba share mod
    Make root partition visible over network

    Remote Control:
    To find out firmware / bootcode version:
    From the Home (bootup) screen: on your remote, press the STOP button, let go, & then quickly press the PAUSE button. Brings up an info page, including your bootcode & firmware "system revision".
    File Copying w/Remote
    Keyboard control your PBO
    Harmony Remote / Learning Remote Setup

    Complaints/Suggestions/Bugs:
    PBO TV Incompatibility issues
    Firmware update issues (firmwares 2 & 4)
    Issue W/New Firmware(firmware 2)
    Known Bugs in Firmware P04
    My Firmware Wishlist
    support@patriotmem.com

    I Bricked My PBO!
    Try this
    Still have telnet?
    Then this
    Wigout's "bricked" pbo
    RMA it?

    External Sites & Resources:
    MiniModding Patriot Box Office Forum
    Avs Forum Owner's Discussion Thread
    Last edited by aasoror; 05-02-2011 at 09:17 PM.

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    Default Unofficial Patriot Box Office FAQ/Master List of Great Threads/Posts, Part 2

    Software:
    TVersity:

    • To get TVersity to show up, I had to restart TVersity Server while looking for it in the UPNP listing on the PBO. In a minute, share shows up on the PBO under UPNP listing.
    • Often w/PBO & TVersity to get a file to play you must:
      • Hesitate/Hover over the file
      • Get an error message
      • Move the cursor away & then back quickly (down & back up)
      • No error message file will play

    • A TVersity profile for the Patriot Box Office
    • Canadian Content

    Unsupported Subtitle Languages (like Arabic)? Try:
    idx/sub conversion info & instructions

    Lack of Shuffle on the PBO? A homebrew approach:
    Random/Shuffle Playlist Creation Program

    File Won't Play:
    Get codec info for the file:MediaInfo

    Video Tools


    (rough rough draft)

    What doesn't work on the pbo / What the pbo can't do:

    Codecs/File types:
    FLV- Certain variations of FLV files (some note the "httppostheader" entry in the media info as co-indicator that a flv won't play & "Native FLV's, using the 'On2 VP6' codec, do not play video, audio is generally fine")
    TS- Some files won't play (high level mpeg-2 profies, maybe)
    TRP- video files won't playback


    Functions:
    BR-ISO - Menus are not supported

    A Collection of Mac/Macintosh/Apple Related posts of note:
    HFS not supported workarounds
    Samba on OSX
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    Quote Originally Posted by wigout View Post
    CONT'D FROM POST 1
    (rough rough draft)

    What doesn't work on the pbo / What the pbo can't do:

    Codecs/File types:
    FLV- Certain variations of FLV files (some note the "httppostheader" entry in the media info as co-indicator that a flv won't play & "Native FLV's, using the 'On2 VP6' codec, do not play video, audio is generally fine")
    TS- Some files won't play (high level mpeg-2 profies, maybe)
    TRP- video files won't playback


    Functions:
    BR-ISO - Menus are not supported

    Networking:
    WAN won't get > 4 MBs
    LAN won't get > 6MBs
    ie. won't even SCARE the theoretical speeds

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    Update: Added Mac relevant threads (all 2 of them!) to the cont'd forum thread in post 10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wigout View Post
    Update: Added Mac relevant threads (all 2 of them!) to the cont'd forum thread in post 10.
    Finally!!!

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    Added:
    Scripting changes / Using alternative firmwares can brick your device. Use caution.

    & added
    Firmware 5 to firmwares list
    .

    -wigout


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