XMp3 Firmware Update V 1.18 (12/23/08) Available for Download Now

DAB

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Discuss any problems or fixes on this upgrade from V 1.08 to V 1.18 on the XMp3.

This firmware update Version, v1.18, addresses various defects that
exist in the current SW Version, v1.08.

The key improvement is that audio no longer fades in and out between tracks within a block recording."

Available for Download Now

Please post whatever else you find that it fixes here. Since I don't have an XMp3 I can't really say what all it fixes for sure.
 

DAB

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That cross-fading almost made using the device for listening to recorded content unlistenable. I remember during my testing it drove me nuts. I also remember when the S50 did this when it was first released.
 

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That cross-fading almost made using the device for listening to recorded content unlistenable. I remember during my testing it drove me nuts. I also remember when the S50 did this when it was first released.
I understand why the crossfading was there now though. It makes a very strange noise between songs that aren't part of the same time block. Not loud, not annoying, just strange... it's almost like a really quiet stuttery version of the XM dropout static,or like a broken up quiet hissing. You really can't hear it unless you're listening for it though.
 
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DAB

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Do you lose all your recorded content if you upgrade the firmware like the inno?
I never lost my content on the Inno when I updated the firmware? But no you shouldn't lose it, but no one can make any promises that you won't should youe expereince some sort of glitch. The possibility is always there, but it isn't normal to lose your content during a firmware update.
 

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Just upgraded. No problems. The fade-out/fade-in is gone, even on stuff I recorded before I upgraded. Two other nice fixes: it now records BBC World Service (and presumably sports and other channels where the "song title" doesn't change), and when scheduling recordings it no longer says something like "22:30AM" (it's just "22:30").
 
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I can verify that the firmware update has corrected my poor battery life. After 5 1/2 hours of portable use, I still have 1/2 battery life left!!!
 
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Anyone having this new problem with V1.18: While listening to recorded content, the unit will repeat tracks, but not every track.
 
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It seems to happen to me when I fast forward/rewind close to the start/end of a track, making me believe they broke something when they took the crossfading out.
Since they fixed the battery issues, I guess I really can't complain about the unit anymore.
 

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Man yaw need to junk them things and get a SL2! LOL :egypt:
No channel logos and random memory erasure? I think I'll take the slightly laggy interface and track repeating, thank you! :yesshake:


Since they fixed the battery issues, I guess I really can't complain about the unit anymore.
Yeah, the stuff now is just little problems. They should get it ironed out over the next firmware update or two if it's anything like the Inno went.
 
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Weird little quirk here: None of my scheduled recording have recorded since 01-01-09. My schedule remained intact, but never recorded. I ended up having to erase the schedule and start a new one to get it to record again. :twitch:
 
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