Skylark 5.4 for Dreamcatcher 3 (Ku-Band) is up on archive
It is available in two forms:
The normal image file, to be burned to the sdcard as usual. If you are running Skylark 5.3, just burn this 5.4 image over the 5.3 sdcard (do NOT try to format/partition/etc, do NOT clear config/factory reset/etc). Then insert the sdcard back into the Dreamcatcher and boot up.
An update file: this is a preliminary test for OTA. You can use this file to update your Skylark 5.3 to Skylark 5.4 via the webui - no need to remove the sdcard from the Dreamcatcher. To use this method:
a. Download the update file to your computer. DO NOT extract it or process it in any way.
b. Login to Skylark as the “othernet” user (logging-in as “guest” WILL NOT WORK)
c. Open File Manager app
d. In File Manager, in the left-most pane, select “Downloads” and then in the right-side pane, double-click the “opaks” folder to enter it.
e. In the File Manager app menu bar, select “File” -> “Upload”. This will open up the file upload dialog, and your normal OS file selection dialog; select the update file you downloaded to your computer in step “a”. Click Ok/Open etc (as per your OS) to begin the upload.
f. The update file will be uploaded to the “opaks” folder, and from there Skylark OS will start processing the update.
g. Be patient. The update process will take 15-20 minutes to complete! Do NOT reboot your Dreamcatcher during this process.
h. After update process is complete, the Dreamcatcher will automatically reboot into the new version. You will need to refresh the webui in the browser.
i. If the process fails, just use the normal sdcard burning process as before to fix things.
New features in this release:
Audio streaming over http. This means you can listen to Othernet Satellite Radio in your browser on your desktop/phone etc. It will also work in most audio players (Windows Media Player, VLC, mplayer - all have been tested). You can play the audio in any of these ways:
a. Logging into Skylark (guest user is fine) and opening the “About” app. From there click “play” on the builtin player.
b. Or you can click the “Othernet Satellite Radio” link in the About app (just above the player) to open just the http link in another browser window/tab. This should show your standard browser media player.
c. Open the url:
http://<your dreamcatcher ip>:8090/othernet.mp3in any media player that supports http stream playing (Windows Media Player, VLC, mplayer all do - I don’t think iTunes does). Same URL can also be opened in most browsers (including mobile browsers) directly. No need to login to Skylark.
Audio volume control and mute/unmute in lcdui. This controls only the speaker/3.5mm audio out, of course. Not the http stream (which can be directly controlled in whatever player you are using).
Audio LED flashes while audio plays, and audio bitrate reporting in lcd ui as well as Tuner app.
Bug fixes, biggest one being fixed mounting of large external SD cards which used to fail earlier. Bunch of other smaller fixes.
If http stream stops (it will do that randomly, periodically), just click play again in your player, or refresh the browser page. You may have to do it 3-4 times, and may have to wait about 45 seconds.
If you click play and it seems its playing older audio, its cause your browser has cached the data. You will need to refresh your page/ctrl-shift-r. This typically doesn’t happen on dedicated players like VLC.
Please report results/errors/problems in this thread. Thank you!