Falcon Player - Official v0.4.0 release is now available

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
 

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.
 

Superman

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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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