PIXILAB Player release notes

In general, there's no reason to upgrade PIXILAB Player in an existing installation if it's running well, unless you know that a newer version provides some functionality that you need.

Version 6.3

Updated pixilab daemon, now handles the spot ID (mac adress) more reliable for certain use setups, i.e. wired network with wifi also configured as fallback or wifi-controller present on device in combination with persistence on some devices.

Version 6.2.1

Updates Chrome to version 115, fixing a problem causing artifacts during transitions of videos when not using hardware accelerated decoding (issue limited to players with Chrome 108).

Version 6.2

Based on Porteus Kiosk 5.5 plus rolling releases as per 230930. Linux kernel 6.1.46, Chrome 108.0.5359.124 This version support 12th, 13th Generation Intel® Core™ iX Processors with Intel® Iris® and Intel® UHD graphics, N100 with Intel® UHD

Tested on Intel NUC13ANKi5(Core® i5), ASUS PN42 (Intel N100), ASUS PN63 (AMD Ryzen®7), Intel NUC11ATKC2 (Intel® Celeron® N4505) (Will also work on most elderly generations of processor series)

The player web configurator has been updated to select the modesetting driver. For manual configuration please add the "gpu_driver=modesetting" to the kiosk configuration file.

Version 6.1.3

Removed unwanted composting module from 6.1.2.

Version 6.1.2

Fixes a bug that caused additional storage to be unusable for block caching (persistence).

Version 6.1.1

Fixes a problem thay caused multichannel audio to fail if no audio was played as the browser is loaded. Fixes an error that could cause problems during netork (pxe) booting in version 6.1.

Version 6.1

Based on Porteus Kiosk 5.5 with Linux kernel 6.1.20 and Chrome 108.0.5359.124

Version 6.0

Released alongside Blocks version 6.0 on 2022-12-14, with the following new features:

  • Block Caching minimizes data traffic over wifi or the internet – it even lets players work offline for stand-alone playback.
  • Watchdog to automatically reload the player should the browser become unresponsive or crash.

Based on Porteus Kiosk 5.4 with Linux kernel 5.15.28 and Google Chrome 98.0.4758.102.

Version 5.2

Based on Porteus Kiosk 5.4 with Linux kernel 5.15.28 and Google Chrome 98.0.4758.102. Policies for allowing local video input (USB capture devices) and similar features over http without user intervention is now set automatically based Blocks server URL.

Version 5.1

Based on Porteus Kiosk 5.3 with Linux kernel 5.10.73 and Google Chrome 93.0.4577.82. There's now an experimental flag to enable hardware accelerated video decoding, which works well on Intel graphics chipsets.

Version 5.0

Based on Porteus Kiosk 5.2 with Linux kernel 5.10.25 and Google Chrome 87.0.4280.141.