Manic Moose (S2) - BDP's third major firmware release

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Norton

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Re: Manic Moose (S2) - BDP's third major firmware release
« Reply #2340 on: 29 Dec 2017, 08:04 am »
Does reverting to the current stable release not help?

I'm not with the machine at the moment but will try again next week and allow Bryston DB time to rebuild.  I did revert back to stable release but when I saw the "diamond" characters in type view I  presumed it was part of same problem and didn't pursue.  In terms if settings, can you confirm  what the 2 "scraper" options do and whether I should enable or not?

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Re: Manic Moose (S2) - BDP's third major firmware release
« Reply #2341 on: 29 Dec 2017, 02:49 pm »
The first turns on scraping and the scraping allows the bdp to go online and grab data about artists and albums within your database, normally this is done as you browse your library.  The auto scraper grabs artist info for each artist after the bryston db is built, you should see additional messages appear after the bryston db message is built.  I’ve also added additional messages while the bdp is rendering views for the column on the right of the default view.

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Re: Manic Moose (S2) - BDP's third major firmware release
« Reply #2342 on: 29 Dec 2017, 04:45 pm »
Thanks, noting that my BDP1 freezes  quite a bit these days (usually on back function)  would it be wisest  to disable the scraper options, or indeed simply disable the Bryston DB completely?  I get the sense that MM has moved so far from what the BDP1 was originally conceived to do as to impact upon performance, hence my suggestion of making legacy FW available (as I recall, my BDP worked fine with  the February 2017 stable build, for example)

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Re: Manic Moose (S2) - BDP's third major firmware release
« Reply #2343 on: 30 Dec 2017, 12:12 am »
Thanks, noting that my BDP1 freezes  quite a bit these days (usually on back function)  would it be wisest  to disable the scraper options, or indeed simply disable the Bryston DB completely?  I get the sense that MM has moved so far from what the BDP1 was originally conceived to do as to impact upon performance, hence my suggestion of making legacy FW available (as I recall, my BDP worked fine with  the February 2017 stable build, for example)

I’m going to fire up my bdp-1 again sometime next week and test it out, but this weeks beta also includes some additional feedback that may help to verify if the bdp is locking up or perhaps just busy rendering a view

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Re: Manic Moose (S2) - BDP's third major firmware release
« Reply #2344 on: 30 Dec 2017, 06:00 pm »
S2.37 2017-12-28
Build: Manic Moose
MPD: 0.19.21 NEWS
Kernel: 3.16-0.bpo.2-486
COPYRIGHT BRYSTON LTD. 2010

This BETA is a sweet improvement for folder browsing. I have a thumb.jpg (Artists) and a folder.jpg (Genre & Album) and these all show up beautifully. I really like this look.

After updating, I had to recopy my playlists over (it looks like the update really wiped all of my settings, et al., but that's OK - you might want to warn folks before this build goes into a stable release). But once I did that, playlists worked fine.

The only thing I am noticing on Media View, when browsing by Genre or Album Artist, is that you are separating albums by ARTIST instead of ALBUM ARTIST, which I have selected in the settings. This results in LOTS of duplicate albums.

One last item: in Artist View, I can not load the Artist 'Til Tuesday (note the leading single quote).

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Re: Manic Moose (S2) - BDP's third major firmware release
« Reply #2345 on: 3 Jan 2018, 12:52 pm »
I’m going to fire up my bdp-1 again sometime next week and test it out, but this weeks beta also includes some additional feedback that may help to verify if the bdp is locking up or perhaps just busy rendering a view

Thanks, I'm back with my BDP1 now, have reverted to latest stable build and all seems fine now.

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Re: Manic Moose (S2) - BDP's third major firmware release
« Reply #2346 on: 3 Jan 2018, 04:15 pm »
S2.37 2017-12-28
Build: Manic Moose
MPD: 0.19.21 NEWS
Kernel: 3.16-0.bpo.2-486
COPYRIGHT BRYSTON LTD. 2010

This BETA is a sweet improvement for folder browsing. I have a thumb.jpg (Artists) and a folder.jpg (Genre & Album) and these all show up beautifully. I really like this look.

After updating, I had to recopy my playlists over (it looks like the update really wiped all of my settings, et al., but that's OK - you might want to warn folks before this build goes into a stable release). But once I did that, playlists worked fine.


I also like seeing my artist.jpg images showing up in the artist view. It was working great. However for some reason they have reverted back to the first album cover alphabetically for each artist (folder.jpg), and I can no longer get the artist.jpg to show up.

I also saw all of my playlists wiped with the Dec. 28 update.

Would it be possible to have the same kind of alphabet pick list down the side of the default view (similar to the optional one in the artist view)? It is much easier to use than the pulldown that currently exists, and is more consistent UI.

Somehow you have to get rid of the double scrolls that appear on the right side of the screen in the default view. That is really rough to use.

Question... should the dashboard v2 be working these days? I tried it and it seems to show only a subset of my covers. Is there a limit (like the first 500 maybe?) to the number of covers it will show?

Slowly getting better.

Cheers

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Re: Manic Moose (S2) - BDP's third major firmware release
« Reply #2347 on: 4 Jan 2018, 12:21 am »
Thanks, I'm back with my BDP1 now, have reverted to latest stable build and all seems fine now.

What about the most recent testing build?    I added a bunch of feedback.

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Re: Manic Moose (S2) - BDP's third major firmware release
« Reply #2348 on: 4 Jan 2018, 11:21 pm »
What about the most recent testing build?    I added a bunch of feedback.

Funnily enough, I tried it just now with the latest beta and it seemed to work fine - not hanging, "folders" in type view look normal and can be added whole to playlist etc.

Thanks

Marius

Re: Manic Moose (S2) - BDP's third major firmware release
« Reply #2349 on: 8 Jan 2018, 08:13 am »

This BETA is a sweet improvement for folder browsing. I have a thumb.jpg (Artists) and a folder.jpg (Genre & Album) and these all show up beautifully. I really like this look.



O yes, this most certainly is very nice!
Havent been playing much lately, and this is a very encouraging comeback. Thanks Chris, awesome.
Cheers,
Marius

Robert D

Re: Manic Moose (S2) - BDP's third major firmware release
« Reply #2350 on: 8 Jan 2018, 09:59 pm »
Happy New Year All All the very Best for 2018

Chris, will this Beta be ready for Down Load

As a Keeper not a Beta


Let me know
Regards Robert