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Best Answer Joe , 20 January 2015 - 01:30 AM

Any dates on when this will be ready?

No firm release date as of yet, but we are working on it (which I know we have been telling you guys for a while) and as soon as we have an alpha out we will let you guys know so you can get ready for the general beta release. 
 
Sorry again for the wait everybody, 
 
Joe

 UPDATE:
A new version of VidOn XBMC for the AV200 has been released. For more information, please see here... 

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#1 nghiadhd

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Posted 07 October 2014 - 02:01 AM

Now the new Vidon Box has released with the latest firmware (ak Kitkat with Media Player Center). How about the old device? currently it still uses the oldest firmware that released more than a half of year. The Vidon XBMC is also too old that I cann't run some modern addons. Hopefully the firmware will be released on this month.
 
Wolly Xu, could you give us the plan?



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Posted 07 October 2014 - 01:25 PM

We indeed have the plan to update XBMC to 13 and Kodi, we are working hard on it. If you read this post you can see the post of our engineer "Zhang".
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Posted 10 October 2014 - 02:40 AM

Thanks Wolly Xu for your info

 

That's is a great news, because I tested with Kodi 14 and see that has a big change, old addons can not run on it, and may the authors of these addon will update them soon and I don't know after updating, they can run on old XBMC like Vidonme XBMC (Frodo) or not

 

 once again, thank you



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Posted 20 November 2014 - 09:30 PM

Hi.

There have been written a lot about the VidOn Box, and the AV200 has almost been forgotten. Is there any plans to upgrade the AV200 to the latest Android and XBMC, or is the software development to this box stopped?

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 06:37 PM

About the update to AV200. I read the post made by Zhang, 2 month ago, and he told that you are working hard on the new version of XBMC. It doesn't sat much of future plans, upgrade Android to newer version, prevent the brick issue and what else could be interesting for us who bought your old box.

After releasing news about Vidon box, there have been totally silence about the AV200. Maybe it's normal procedure the developers/company's through, that when a new box are released, it's not interesting to continue developing on the old?

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Posted 07 December 2014 - 05:59 AM

So I take it that there will be no further updates to the AV200.

 

Bad business.



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Posted 08 December 2014 - 09:52 PM

So I take it that there will be no further updates to the AV200.

 

Bad business.

sounds like my typical technology purchase, spend twice as much as the unit 3 months later, and mine is ditched for the newer version's devlopment.

 

would be nice if they opened up the older systems so we could do our own software updates.



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Posted 10 December 2014 - 06:29 PM

sounds like my typical technology purchase, spend twice as much as the unit 3 months later, and mine is ditched for the newer version's devlopment.

 

would be nice if they opened up the older systems so we could do our own software updates.

 

Not entirely sure what it is that you would want "opened up".   It is commonly known that the firmware (or "SDK") is the same as one of the Mele boxes, so you can easily flash an AV200 with those firmwares to update the box. (I flashed mine with a newer version from Mele that seems to have fixed the power on issues that I was having.)  If you had the development chops and wanted to try, you could probably also get an AOSP build running on the box.  (The boot loader doesn't appear to be locked in any way.)

 

At the same time, I am pretty sure that the newer versions of XBMC that are being released still work on the AV200, so there are still "updates" coming out for the box.   So there is that.   And, you could always run the non-VidOn.me XBMC versions on the box if the firmware every gets to the point that it doesn't run the VidOn.me versions.

 

I'm not really happy that the AV200 appears to have been dumped either, but there really isn't anything stopping you from "doing your own software updates".


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Posted 09 January 2015 - 04:18 PM

I was wondering when the XBMC Gotham are released to the AV200, is it also required there to have a membership to use the features in the XBMC Pro version?
 
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Posted 10 January 2015 - 04:14 AM

Hello Thomas, 

 

We are currently working on upgrading the XBMC used in the AV series of devices.

 

Yes, to access premium features in VidOn XBMC Pro you would require a membership.

 

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 04:42 AM

Hey, Joe.

I just talked about this with Axin, I think it should be free for old device users. So I will suggest them to remove the "membership" on the version for AV series.


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Posted 10 January 2015 - 06:22 AM

Oh wow, that would be fantastic and also a great gift to our long time users!



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Posted 13 January 2015 - 05:18 PM

Hi Wolly

 

Thanks for your answer.

 

I think it sounds good if these features are free in the updated version of XBMC. Otherwise I think the customers who bought the old AV boxes at a high price compared to the new VidOn Box are being hoodwinked. :)

 

If the SDK are being updated as well to meet the requirements of the new version of XBMC, will it be possible to add a function so XBMC are started up by default when the box are turned on?

 

Best Regards.



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Posted 15 January 2015 - 09:33 AM

If the SDK are being updated as well to meet the requirements of the new version of XBMC, will it be possible to add a function so XBMC are started up by default when the box are turned on?
 
Best Regards.

Try this one: https://play.google....rtandstay&hl=en
 
However, Autostart on Android can be tricky...be warned.

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 06:00 AM

How come?



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Posted 19 January 2015 - 03:54 PM

Any dates on when this will be ready?



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Posted 20 January 2015 - 01:30 AM   Best Answer

Any dates on when this will be ready?

No firm release date as of yet, but we are working on it (which I know we have been telling you guys for a while) and as soon as we have an alpha out we will let you guys know so you can get ready for the general beta release. 
 
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Joe

 UPDATE:
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