Asus O!Play Release

I upgrade my O!Play media box to the newest Release 1.30P on Sunday and CIFS really improved.
Before that upgrade I had to open the Network folder twice to get my Samba server into the list, now it will detect that immediately.

You can download the new release at the Asus Support Download Site. Please choose product Multimedia, series Digital Media Player and model O!Play HDP-R1.
A popup will ask for the operating system, select Linux and you will find a list of downloadable files.
The item Firmware contains the archives with latest firmware releases. Please choose the file properly, and follow the comments about NTSC resp. PAL. In the moment the version number contains a suffix P or N accordingly.
Conduct the upgrade on your OWN RISK by extracting the archive on an USB stick. This will provide a HowTo for the installation.


Asus O!Play Release — 11 Comments

    • Strange… the latest firmware download is currently set to 1.38P (05/2011).
      Perhaps there are reasons for this, but my O!Play ist still running, showing most of the MPEG2 files I wanted to view.

  1. The support portal is re-designed, I just searched for “O!Play” and selected the “O!Play HDP-R1” from the results. The remaining steps are quite familiar (OS:Linux, firmware).

  2. In the meantime the O!Play is rarely used in favour of OpenElec running on a Raspberry Pi (B).
    Just get a Raspberry Pi (2/B+/B), install OpenElec using NOOBS and get a nice wireless keyboard as “Remote Control”.

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