EZCast Dongle New Firmware &app release 2015-10-27

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EZCast Dongle New Firmware &app release 2015-10-27

Postby youanwei » Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:17 pm

Hi all,

We have released EZCast new firmware and app, please upgrade, Thanks.

Firmware version:14180000,date:2015-10-27
Update Note:
1. Improve iOS 9 & OS X El Capitan Airplay
2. Fix some music playback issues
3. Fix remote control security issues
4. Fix EZChannel playback issues
5. Add WiFi reconnect mechanism
6. Fix some H.264 videos playback issues
7. Support RTMP web streaming
8. Improve streaming user experience.

Android APP Version:17.677,date:2015-10-27
Update Note:
1. Play video/music on phone/pad
2. Detect fake dongle

iOS APP version: 1.7.0,date:2015-10-27
Update Note:
1. New photo UI
2. Detect fake dongle

Mac software version 1.6.0,date:2015-10-27
Release Note:
1. Detect fake dongle
2. Play ezchannel playlist

Windows version,date:2015-10-27
Release Note:
1. Support EZCast screen
2. Detect fake dongle

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Re: EZCast Dongle New Firmware &app release 2015-10-27

Postby IAm Orion » Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:31 am

Any chance of adding 800x480 soon please. There's so many applications this would be amazing for that isn't in-car (eg Ez-car wouldn't be any good).

I know many keep asking so I really really hope to see 800x480 added asap.

I really want to use Ezcast with my 5" 800x480 HDMI picture frame

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Re: EZCast Dongle New Firmware &app release 2015-10-27

Postby Henry Chou » Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:41 am

Dear Orion:

For most of the cases, the picture frame should have a scalar inside to convert 1280x720 to 800x480.
This is a must-have feature for HDMI receiver and 1280x720 is a very popular timing.

Thanks for your understanding.

EZCast: Henry

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Re: EZCast Dongle New Firmware &app release 2015-10-27

Postby IAm Orion » Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:31 am

Perhaps I should have explained that better...

The picture frame is something I have made (I have made a few now by 3D Pritning the cases / picture frames) currently using Raspberry Pi's and a LiPo Power Circuit that means the Pi can run off a LiPo battery or run from mains power whilst charging.

I use this screen for the majority:


And unfortunately it does not have a downscaler. As you can imagine the Raspberry Pi Photo Frame case can be rather bulky, If I was able to use an EZCast dongle this would be much more efficient and would greatly slim my designs.

I have seen many many people ask for EZCast to support 800x480 - I do not understand EZCasts apparent reluctance to offer support for this resolution?

I know it's not just EZCast - Chromecast and many other similar dongles do not support 800x480 either (the min being 1280x720) which is a real shame.

I will keep my fingers crossed that one day, maybe, hopefully, you will listen to the people crying out for this additional resolution and implement it in the very near future.

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