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    Thumbs up OpenViX 5.4 released!

    OpenViX 5.4 is based on the OE-Alliance v4.4 core. You cannot perform an online update if you are currently on OpenViX or older.

    The easiest way to flash latest OpenVix image is to do the following:

    Download the image to your receiver's storage device
    Blue button > ViX > Image manager > Yellow (Downloads) > Select OpenViX > Select image version > Press OK
    You will see the download status

    Once downloaded, you should still be in Image manager and the latest image should be highlighted.
    Ensure you have the correct image selected then press the Blue button (Flash)
    The new image will flash and box will reboot when completed

    You can then restore settings and plugins from OpenViX 5.3 series images after you have flashed the image. This will restore most things to how you had them before.


    There are many guides to flash/restore. Here is another

    So what is different in OpenViX 5.4 then?
    OpenViX 5.3 build 039 was the final build in the 5.3 series.

    As with previous images, the main differences are core of the image or the OE (Open Embedded). This has undergone a lot of changes, updates and fixes.

    ***Password required for FTP, TELNET & SSH!*** SEE GUIDE HERE!

    • Factory reset procedure was overhauled.
    • Simplified menu path system.
    • Action controls changed. Stay on 5.3 if your plugins don't work properly/as before.
    • Enigmalight working from plugin server apart from Vu Arm receivers.
    • EPG buttons customisable. Long press EPG / Guide / Info buttons to change defaults.
    • Some of Kiddac's skins on plugin server.

    • Some Gigablue remotes button remapped so they can access Help function. More changes to come to Help system.

    CrossEPG is no longer pre-installed in OpenViX 5.3 onwards. OpenTV EPG has now been embedded, EPG Refresh is now pre-installed to enabled re-freshing or EPG data for Sky UK Astra 28.2deg and Sky Italia Hotbird 13deg. See EPG Refresh setup guide HERE (thanks to Abu Baniaz for the guide). Thank you goes to LraiZer for the OpenTV code and thank you Huevos for merging the code into OpenViX.

    Apart from the above users should not notice many other differences between previous OpenViX 5.3 and OpenViX 5.4 (i.e. there are not many functional differences.).

    Known Image issues
    Dreamplex - Some users in certain setup's may have issues.

    Known Plugin/Receiver issues
    Older receivers with lower amounts of memory struggle with downloading OpenTV EPG data using Cross EPG downloader. Use a swap file in such cases.
    Some 3rd party plugins may not be currently compatible with OE-A 4.4 core, streaming plugins may require their respective author's to add dependencies for GST 1.xx.
    HbbTV not working for all receivers. Please raise issue with respective Manufacturer.

    Button Mappings

    Short Red** & *** - Show current channel EPG info (ViX Single EPG).
    Long Red ** & *** - Sort single EPG info when in channel list.
    Short Green** & *** - Timers.
    Long Green*** - AutoTimer Timers.
    Short Yellow*** - EPG Search.
    Long Yellow*** - Instant IMDB Database search on the current programme.
    Short Blue - Extensions.
    Long Blue*** - Plugins Menu.
    EPG - Opens ViX EPG.
    Left/Right** - Opens ViX QuickEPG.
    Left/Right** - Opens ViX QuickEPG.
    Up/Down** - Open Full Screen Channel List.
    Long Up/Down - Open PIP list on boxes that support PIP.
    TV Button** - Open Full Screen Channel List.
    Long TV Button - Open Bouquets List.
    ** Can be changed in ViX Menu
    *** Can be turned off in ViX Menu

    Special Thanks

    • Rytec, doglover and all the teams that host EPG feeds for EPG Importer, for their continued support.
    • All developers for their plugins used in the feeds of this image.
    • All of the ViX Beta team for their hours of testing and dedication on improving the image.
    • All those who have submitted patches/fixes
    • To all who have submitted translation work for OpenViX.
    • Huevos for his work on blindscan and ABM.
    • Peter de Jonge, abu baniaz & Huevos for their work with Andyblac to improve ABM.
    • Rob van der Does, rossi2000 and Huevos for OpenViX skins.


    Receivers no longer supported in 5.3

    Due to limited resources some end of life models will not be built in version 5.3. If you want to use OpenViX with these receivers please use version 5.2 or build version 5.3 yourself. The following is a list of the receivers not supported in version 5.3:

    • VU+ Duo
    • VU+ Uno
    • VU+ Ultimo
    • Xtrend ET-7x00
    • Xtrend ET-9x00
    • Miraclebox Premium Twin
    • Miraclebox Mini Plus
    • Miraclebox Mini Hybrid
    • Miraclebox MB-Micro
    • Miraclebox MB-Micro v2
    • Miraclebox Premium Twin Plus
    • Miraclebox MB-Premium Ultra
    • Octagon SF128
    • Octagon SF138
    • Octagon SF228
    • Technomate TM-Twin
    • Technomate TM-Nano 2 Super
    • Technomate TM-Nano 3T
    • Gigablue HD Quad
    • Golden Interstar LX3
    • Mutant HD11
    • Mutant HD1200
    • Mutant HD1500

    Receivers no longer supported in 5.2

    • Technomate TM-Single.
    • Technomate TM-Nano-OE.
    • Technomate TM-2T.
    • TM-Nano-2T.
    • Mutant 500C.
    • Octagon SF8.
    • Octagon XP1000+.

    Receivers no longer supported in 5.0
    Due to limited resources some end of life models will not be built in version 5.0. If you want to use OpenViX with these receivers please use version 4.2 or build version 5.0 yourself.
    The following is a list of the receivers not supported in version 5.0:

    • Gigablue SE Plus
    • Gigablue UE Plus
    • Golden Interstar LX1 & LX2
    • Media Link Ixuss Zero
    • Miraclebox Mini
    • Opticum DVBC-1
    • Spycat
    • Venton HDx
    • Xtrend ET4x00
    • Xtrend ET5000
    • Xtrend ET6x00

    Receivers no longer supported in 4.0
    Some receivers that lack resources (only have 333MHz CPU, insufficient flash, lack driver support, etc) will not be built in version 4.0. If you want to use OpenViX with these receivers please use version 3.2 or build version 4.0 yourself. The following is a list of the receivers not supported in version 4.0:

    • GB Solo
    • GB 800SE
    • GB 800UE
    • Mara M9
    • Venton Unibox
    • VU+ Solo

    If anyone is interested in doing any translation work for the plugins and the image itself, please see here

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    OpenVix 5.4 and FTP access

    From OpenVix 5.4 a password will be required for FTP access. This also applies to other images on OE-A 4.4 branch such as OpenATV 6.4

    To set a password, there are two options:

    Option 1.
    Menu > Setup > Network > Password > Choose your password > Green (Save)



    Pressing TEXT will open the full keyboard


    Option 2.

    Set it by command line using SSH or Telnet with applications like Putty/Terminal or similar
    issue following command
    If you need a guide to using Putty, see here:

    Passwords are saved/restored when using settings backup. If you have one on ViX 5.3, you can restore it in OpenVix 5.4.
    Last edited by abu baniaz; 17-10-20 at 16:47.

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