Falcon Player - Official v0.4.0 release is now available

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  1. CaptainMurdoch

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    The Falcon Player v0.4.0 is now officially available for download via SourceForge.net.
    Thanks to all of those who helped us test by downloading the beta-test SD images.

    The new v0.4.0 image is available for download directly at
    https://sourceforge.net/projects/falconpiplayer/files/latest/download

    For support, please visit the Falcon Player support forum at
    http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/board,8.0.html

    Changes in v0.4.0 include:

    * Support for Raspberry Pi models B and B+

    * Updated NOOBS to version v1.3.10

    * MultiSync feature
    - Sequence synchronization between multiple FPP instances (Master/Remote)
    - Auto-discovery of other FPP instances on the network

    * Ability to change the hostname via the FPP UI

    * GPIO Input triggers (native GPIO and PiFace Digital I/O board)
    - Supports both Normally Open and Normally Closed contacts

    * Date-based scheduling
    - Schedule playlists to only run within certain date ranges
    - ie, one playlist for Feb 14, another for July 4, another for Dec 1-31

    * Event Control Channels UI
    - Allows triggering events via data in your sequence file

    * Memory Mapped Channel Blocks
    - Allows direct channel data manipulation before output to lights
    - FPP::MemoryMap Perl Module
    - fppwss Web Socket Server
    - Matrixtools plugin for dynamic text or drawing with a mouse on a matrix

    * Falcon hardware compatibility
    - Add support for pass-through of configuration data to Falcon hardware
    - Auto-detection of Falcon hardware (running newer firmware) attached to SPI port

    * Minor enhancements
    - Setting to force analog audio output during video playback
    - Performance optimizations
    - ChangeLog viewer
    - Simplify log configuration UI
    - WS2801 channel output extended to support 1530 channels
    - E1.31 bridge mode now has consistent output frame rate not tied to input packet rate

    * Multi-platform preparations to allow future support on non-Pi devices

    * Bug Fixes
    - E1.31 bridge mode with both WiFi and Ethernet in use
    - UI fixes (playlist editor, scheduler, etc.)
    - Renard Output code
    - Plugin callback code
    - Disabled power management on WiFi interface to fix dropouts
    - Auto-detection of fallback IP to work around IP conflict
     
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    CaptainMurdoch

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    Sorry for the double post, I didn't realize Tony had posted this last night. This may be an more appropriate forum for the announcement though.
     
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    Superman I Have C.L.A.P and its very infectious Global Moderator

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    Cheers Captain, We don't mind the double post as long as we don't miss out on the info.

    Steve
     

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