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20th November, 2011, 07:42 AM

New VIX Image Vu+ Duo - v2.3
19/11/2011 - Open ViX 2.3


From VIX Team

Enigma: 18-110-2011.
Enigma Plugins: 18-11-2011.
GCC Version: 4.4.4.
Kernel Version: 2.6.18.
Drivers: 2011-11-14.

This image requires the latest bootloader (attached to this post) to be flashed. This is because Vu+ have changed the way the drivers work. So, before updating your image, you will need to first flash the bootloader, then flash the new image. Flashing of new bootloader only takes a few seconds, so once flashing's completed, then just turn off the box, transfer the new image to the usb stick, and flash with that. Also, it is recommended to NOT use older images with this new boot loader, as this may result in a bricked box.

Because of a lot of changes behind the scenes of the image and building, you will not be able to perform an online update. A full flash is required for this version of ViX image. Due to many changes (a.o. renamed settings) it is strongly advised NOT to restore old settings. Of course channel-settings can be backed up using a setting editor and restored later. We strongly recommend that after installing channel settings from feeds or uploading your own that you re-scan all satellites used to avoid any future issues.

This revision of the image has undergone many different builds, hours and hours of coding/fixing, and we hope that you are now happy to reflash with the latest ViX image! :D

Team ViX Enchancements

New Features

Added items to the Information Screen - Added Devices and System Information to Menu -> Information. In Devices, you get all the information about connected devices on your box (HDD, USB and Network Shares), and System Information will show you your memory on your box (Swap, Free memory etc).
Added OSD Settings - This replaces the overscan option within the ViX image. Go to Menu -> Setup -> System -> OSD -> OSD Setup, and ensure the screen fills your TV set exactly to ensure that all menu options are shown correctly for your TV.
Added blindscan - Now, ET9000 and Vu+ Uno both have blindscan ability incorporated in to the image. And, best of all, a nice simple scan routine for it. You can choose to scan all horizontal and vertical polaritys, as well as high and low bands all in one pass. Save having to run the blind scan for each individually :thumsbup:.
Added support for HDMI-CEC - This image now allows you to control your box using your tv remote. Remember, this is still experimental at the moment, and can work differently between different brands of TV makes/models.
Added uShare - Allow the box to be detected by your DLNA devices that support this protocol. This can be configured under Menu -> Setup -> System -> Network -> uShare Setup.
Added AFP - The Apple Fileshare Protocol makes it easy for your OSX devices to find your box and use the box natively within the OS. This can be configured from Menu -> Setup -> System -> Network -> AFP Setup.
Added EPG Automatic Refresh/Save - These are useful for members who keep a single EPG datasource on a network share with multiple boxes. In Menu -> Setup -> System -> EPG -> Settings, you have the option to choose a network location (as long as configured within the NetworkBrowser). If you use this, you might want to update the EPG data from this location automatically. So now you can using the Automatic Refresh option on a client box, and Setup the Automatic Save option on a server box (the box that update the epg data.). Do not use these options both on same box.
Added Automounts option - This allows the box to automatically recreate network mounts. If you've had times where the NFS of CIFS server has been restarted, or lost power etc, then you'll know that your box cannot access this network share. Well, as long as you have configured the share through the Mount Manager, then you can configure the Automount to automatically remount the share as often as you like by going to Menu -> Setup -> System -> Network -> Devices -> MountManager.
Default Skin Change - The Default skin has been changed from ViX HD to ViX Day HD. Another ViX skin has been developed for download from the plugin server under the ViX section, called ViX Night HD. This is for those who want a darker skin for their image. Please report any skin issues you may find with the ViX Night HD skin. We think we have them all covered, but can't be too sure...
Many plugins translated/made translatable - Allows the plugins to display correctly the information in your own language (as defined on original setup).
Added seekbar functionality to the image - Allow you to seek within a recording playback to where you would like to be within the playback. To utilise this, please hold down the << or >> buttons on your remote, and the seekbar will appear at the top. Use the arrow keys on the remote to choose where you would like to seek to in the playback, and press OK to start playback from this point.
Added Image Download to Image Manager - This allows you to download the latest full image from the server, and flash it to your box. To access this, go to the Image Manager from with ViX menu, and press the help button. This will list all available images to download.
Lots more under the hood updates/enhancements - A few menu options and screens have become more integrated to their respective menus. For example, the Recording Paths menu is no longer required, as Timeshift Path is defined in Timeshift Setup, and Recording Path in Recording Setup.


Corrected a number of plugins.
Updated network components, including better support for WiFi.
Updated translatability; updated German & Dutch translations.
Hidden several ViX-core functions from the plugin-browser.
Better handling of SWAP partitions by the Mount Manager.
Audio Button - The audio button now works as advertised.

Button Mappings

Short Red** & *** - Show current channel EPG info (ViX Single EPG).
Long Red*** - Show current event.
Short Green** & *** - Timers.
Long Green*** - AutoTimer Timers.
Short Yellow*** - EPG Search.
Long Yellow*** - IMDB Database.
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 Simple TV List.
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

Known Bugs

When using timeshift and a recording starts to take place, then you will not get a REC icon on the VFD.

Special Thanks

rytec - for his continued support.
zoka.cc for his Picon sets
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 getting this image working.
'Rob van der Does' & 'belierzz' for their translation work.
Silverfox0786 for channel settings and picons.


If anyone is interested in doing any translation work for the plugins and the image itself, please contact either Andy or Sicilian...

ViX 2.3 Duo


Duo bootloader


20th November, 2011, 08:48 AM
Cheers RD !!

20th November, 2011, 12:09 PM
Just to note please take no notice about the above disclaimer with reference to the bootloader for the Vu.

yes it is recommended that you upgrade to this bootloader, however it adds no functionality at all other than the ability to use images larger than 64 MB. All images new and old are fully compatible with this bootloader

20th November, 2011, 04:13 PM
Just flashed mine RD, all ok :-)

20th November, 2011, 04:27 PM
nice one mate, have a wee look at the new VIX-night-HD skin from the feeds.

20th November, 2011, 04:40 PM
Have it installed, my skins are outwith the border, where is the option to reduce the size m8 ?

20th November, 2011, 04:50 PM
Ok RD got it m8 :-)

20th November, 2011, 05:09 PM
sorry mate, been rather busy since the images launched as you would imagine. and yes it's the OSD options you need to tweak to correct the screen size etc.

11th December, 2011, 10:01 AM
hi can i flash through the network like m dm 800 ..or use flash wizard got new box duo .havent opened yet .

what best way. image for stable box .

what would yous recommend man thanks

11th December, 2011, 10:10 AM
hi can i flash through the network like m dm 800 ..or use flash wizard got new box duo .havent opened yet .

what best way. image for stable box .

what would yous recommend man thanks

The best and fastest way is via a USB stick.

format a USB stick to FAT32 on your pc / laptop. then extraxt the image folder (vuplus) to that stick. nothing else but that folder and it's contents.

now switch off the receiver by the switch at the rear and place the usb stick in one of the USB ports and power the box on. you will see some messages on the VFD screen on the receiver just wait untill it tells you to remove the stick and reboot.. it's exactly the same procedure for flashing the bootloader. just make sure you dont power down or remove the stick before being prompted to do so.

17th December, 2011, 09:33 PM
hi m8 trying to set up ..cant find cccam emu ..

amny help would be great thanks..

17th December, 2011, 10:01 PM
hi m8 trying to set up ..cant find cccam emu ..

amny help would be great thanks..

because we dont host it on our server.

i'll pm you the location.

also dont forget you will need to place your own config file in etc/ on the box

18th December, 2011, 09:27 AM
thenks friend ..pretty new with this box would do you use to load cccam and cfg onto the box ..normally in var/etc, but you say /etc .

i can communicate with dcc thanks friend

18th December, 2011, 03:57 PM
right m8 ..bit stuck here getting emu onto the box ..

ftp dcc .and manual ftp cccam and cfg ..

i have no tmp folder in this image .

any help would be great thanks ..

18th December, 2011, 04:15 PM
var/etc is for enigma 1 based receivers
etc/ is for enigma 2 receivers.

also you are looking in the rite place are you ? etc is directly on the root of the device not in any other folder.

18th December, 2011, 08:33 PM
soz mate ,while since i done one of these enigma 2 erecievers without in built , emu of able to download the emu though the image on line panel.

seem to remember sonthing about putting emu into a tmp folder then reboot then find it .

didnt know you could just drag in through dcc ..

20th December, 2011, 12:49 AM
I have this latest vix image installed & have come across a problem in that after pressing pause I can't then play as there is no response when I press play or pause button to resume, only thing I can do is stop timeshift which defeats the object of having the pause feature, anyone else come across this? EDIT it is an intermittent fault.

8th April, 2012, 04:00 PM
How do you install cccam onto these and other images. Every site says something different???

8th April, 2012, 04:33 PM
ipk file to temp folder on enigma 2 box, then install manger on your box, install it manually by remote.

11th May, 2012, 09:10 AM
Is this better then vix 2.2??

Should i upgrade?!

nady ali
11th May, 2012, 11:24 PM
thanks for all