About Firmware 3.80

MELCO N1, N1/2 series firmware 3.80 was released on 17 May, 2018. Latest media server Twonky 8.5 is installed, newer than FW 3.73B.Updating the latest firmware via network, N1 should be connected to the Internet. To update the latest firmware, goes to [5] System Update > [1] Internet, then choose `OK`, N1 will restart. Wait until the home screen is displayed. Or updating from the USB device. See firmware Ver 3.80`s detail updates as follows.

SUPPORT WAC ID3 TAG

So far, N1 only supports the standard list / information tag of WAV file, this time it supports the ID3 tag recognizing "disk number", "album artist" etc same as recognizing FLAC file.

In CD ripping function, ID3 tag is also inserted in WAV file. Now it became easy to rip CD in WAV with higher speed than uncompressed FLAC.
* Please note  that the ID tag of WAV is not standard when export WAV files to other devices.

Besides, it became possible to read some cover arts of FLAC files which were unrecognizable before.

NEW NAVIGATION TREE

In 2014, MELCO N1 support `FORMAT` folder in navigation tree. Now as installed the latest Twonky server 8.5, navigation tree now supports reading bit depth of FLAC/WAV/DSD files. Now `FORMAT` folder supports selecting folders by sample rate, e.g. `192.0KHz/24bit` or `192.0KHz/32bit`.

 

Navigation tree folder `YEAR` changed to `DECADE`, this decade folder is selectable from both `DECADES` and `GENRE`like `Decade > 80`s > ! ALL ! / ! By Year ! / Rock`.

 

Indexview function is newly added able to customize for those who stored large amounts of data in N1. Navigation tree is able to be set to show or not to show the index folder on list by setting from

[2] media server > [2] Indexview For Client.

 

OPTIMIZED DARK MODE OF DISPLAY

Optimized `Dark Mode` of `Display`to eliminate the influence of display device by reducing the internal processing in the light-off mode on reproduction and distribution more than before.
To switch off the display, you can shift by pressing and holding the `Return button` on N1 front panel or turning on/off from the setting menu of `Display`.

* To unlock this function, please remove your USB memory or CD drive inserted to N1. Press any button to cancel the `Dark Mode`.

IMPROVED TITLE DISPLAY ON OLED

Telop display process has been revised to display song title more clearly and smoothly than before.

 

Even during using N1 as a network player, now song title is able to be displayed on the front OELD which was not supported in FW V 3.71 B / 73 B.

ADDED NEW FUNCTIONS

IN FW V3.71B / 3.73 B

In FW V3.71B / 3.73B we added `Duplicate removal for Title` function which N1 supports to display only one music song if titles are duplicated. And `Save Playlist` function is also added to save `now playing` playlist created in control apps to N1 in mode 1 with USB-DAC connection.

 

FW V 3.80 supports managing Internet Radio URLs to m3u files, by saving m3u files (like the sample file as below) to N1ʼs share folder, selecting from `playlist` in navigation tree to listen to the internet radio while using USB-DAC connection.

* Reception of internet radio is not supported / guaranteed.

 

Download
SAMPLE FILE OF OTTAVA
OTTAVA.m3u
Text Document 41 Bytes
Download
SAMPLE FILE OF LINN RADIO
LINN radio.m3u
Text Document 101 Bytes

NEW DISK FORMAT

In FW V3.80 operation of `Format Internal Drives` has been changed and improved read & write operation.

 

* From FW Ver. 3.80, operating time of this function will take longer time than before
but reading and writing stability is enhanced.

 

* Downgrade FW to earlier than Ver. 3.80 will not be possible after rebuild internal array using 3.80.


OTHERS

  • Improved operation with expansion HDD. HDD over 2.5TB capacity formatted by Mac OS will be recognized normally. 
  • Improved operation of `USB system update`.
  • Improved ability of upgrading FW version from the rear port when N1A`s front port is using an expansion HDD. 
  • Improved operation of `Power Off` function to avoid corruption of data when N1 shuts down.