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Release Notes : COWON S9

What's new in Firmware 2.53
What's new in Firmware 2.52
What's new in Firmware 2.51
What's new in Firmware 2.50
What's new in Firmware 2.41
What's new in Firmware 2.31 Beta 2
What's new in Firmware 2.31 Beta
What's new in Firmware 2.30
What's new in Firmware 2.30 Beta
What's new in Firmware 2.20
What's new in Firmware 2.10
What's new in Firmware 2.10 Beta
What's new in Firmware 2.09
What's new in Firmware 2.08
What's new in Firmware 2.07
What's new in Firmware 2.06
What's new in Firmware 2.05

* Please read the instructions before installing the firmware.


  What's new in Firmware 2.53
 
Warning/Caution
If you purchased COWON S9 after March 2010, install firmware version X.52 or higher only.
Downgrading firmware to lower than X.52 may cause damage to your COWON S9.

Please make sure the battery is charged enough for upgrade.
Please do not press the reset button the device while it is upgrading.
Please back up your data.
Please make sure you are disconnecting device with "safely remove hardware" for safely disconnect
your device and PC.
Please download firmware only on our website

Note :
COWON Media Center- JetAudio can easily convert or rip your files to compatible files.

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Improved overall speed of UI.
Fixed the playback error of some MP3 and OGG files.
Fixed the error that some images are not displayed correctly.
Fixed the error of gapless playback in mono audio files.
Fixed the error that sound was muted when flash contents were played repetitively.
Fixed the error of subtitles of some video files.
Fixed the error that clock was stopped in certain circumstance in Main Manu 3.

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  What's new in Firmware 2.52
 
Warning/Caution
If you purchased COWON S9 after March 2010, install firmware version X.52 or higher only.
Downgrading firmware to lower than X.52 may cause damage to your COWON S9.

Please make sure the battery is charged enough for upgrade.
Please do not press the reset button the device while it is upgrading.
Please back up your data.
Please make sure you are disconnecting device with "safely remove hardware" for safely disconnect
your device and PC.
Please download firmware only on our website

Note :
COWON Media Center- JetAudio can easily convert or rip your files to compatible files.

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Improved album art quality.
Fixed the error that objects were not moving when controlled to maneuver suddenly in a large motion.
Fixed the error of playback OGG files that contain ID3 tags.
Fixed the error that duration was not displayed while playing some OGG files.
Fixed the error that playback of some OGG files stopped by pressing FF button or touch fast forward on the screen.

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  What's new in Firmware 2.51
  New Features Guide
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MainMenu1 - Moved location of the power button.
MainMenu2 - Added power and music playback buttons.
MainMenu3 - Improved speed.
Fixed the error that auto turn off is not working properly in some situation.
Fixed some errors at hold status in Videos mode.
Fixed the display error of some subtitles in Videos mode.
Fixed the error in music playback with some files that contain irregular album art.
Fixed the error in music playback with some FLAC files that contain irregular tags.
Fixed the error that some widget setting was not saved correctly after turning off system.

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  What's new in Firmware 2.50
  New Features Guide
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Changed Main menu GUI.
Improved sensitivity of button touch.
Support multi-subtitles in video mode (up to 2)
Support continuous playback of files on the list without stopping in TV out mode.
Fixed the error that certain WMV files were not played properly.
Added function that return to work with COWON S9 after hanging up cell phone when your Bluetooth device is multi-paired with COWON S9 and cell phone.
Fixed the paring error of Bluetooth with certain digital TV which supports Bluetooth.
Fixed the error that certain WMA tags were not displayed.
Fixed the error that certain M3U format was not recognized.

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  What's new in Firmware 2.41
  New Features Guide
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JetEffect 3.0
* Added Reverb sound effects: Reverb effect gives you feeling of real circumstance.
* Added 9 presets: total 39 presets.
     Maestro
     Feel the Wind
     Mild Shore
     Crystal Clear
     Reverb Room
     Reverb Club
     Reverb Stage
     Reverb Hall
     Reverb Stadium
* It is possible to apply EQ filter, BBE, Stereo Enhance, and Reverb at the same time.
Improved touch sensitivity
Improved MP3 gapless playback.
Fixed the error of gapless playback in some OGG files.
Improved playback of OGG files.
Fixed the error of tags in some FLAC files.
Fixed the displaying error in some video files.
Support video files that contains PCM audio codec.

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  What's new in Firmware 2.31 Beta 2
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Support gapless playback in MP3 files.
Improved DivX3 playback performance and hours of continuous playback.
Fixed the error that audio synchronization was not working properly when some AVI 2.0 files are
searched in 0 second.
Fixed the error that some files display frame rate incorrectly.
Fixed the error that audio plays faster than video in some video files.
Fixed date created of DMB, DAB, and recording files.

  Gapless playback in MP3 files.
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MP3 Gapless playback is the uninterrupted playback of consecutive audio tracks without intervening
silence sections in front and end of files that are created while compressing mp3 files.
COWON S9 supports gapless playback in MP3 files that are converted by LAME MP3 encoder such as type of plugins.
Gapless playback won't be supported, if original audio file contains silence part in front and end before converting MP3 files.

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  What's new in Firmware 2.31 Beta
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Added the typist feature that is a notepad with a keyboard.
Improved receiving quality, compatibility, and performance of Bluetooth.
Support gapless playback in lossless music files (WAV, FLAC, APE, and LOSSLESS WMA) and OGG files.
Support M3U.
Support AVI files that are damaged.
Fixed the error that frame color wasn’t changed in document mode.
Fixed some minus operation error in calculator.
Support Thai.
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Functionality that recognizes M3U files that are created in PC.
M3U folder will be created in 'playlist' from the top menu of browser when you copy .m3u files in COWON S9.
COWON S9 recognizes up to 400 M3U files.
COWON S9 recognizes up to 400 lists in M3U.
ONLY support extended M3U.
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  What's new in Firmware 2.30
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Added to display the title of the music file on the screen when you start music in matrix browser.
Improved displaying picture quality of album art in Music mode.
Improved conducting speed when you play music.
Added settings that you can choose sharpen or soften tone in Video mode.
Fixed the error that resume functionality were occasionally not working.
Fixed errors in UCI FSCommand 'EtcUsrSetString', 'EtcUsrGetString'.

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  What's new in Firmware 2.30 Beta
  New Features Guide
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Added matrix browsing feature that you can browse music files by album art to rotate COWON S9 sideways.
Added a feature that playback music by album.
It is recommended to save album art by COWON MediaCenter.
It might take a while to load a high resolution album image, if it doesn't have thumbnails.

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Added Swing motion feature that skip to next or previous music in portrait mode.
It is possible to skip files by swinging your COWON S9 to the left or right.
Selection of Off, Swing motion, or Matrix browsing

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Added a feature that you can set a picture that draw by notepad as wallpaper.
It is possible to set a picture, which you draw in notepad, as wallpaper.

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Added 'Hunter' that is a G-sensor game.

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Fixed the error that music tags are overlapped when ID3 tags contain NULL text in genre.
applied from newer files.

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  What's new in Firmware 2.20
  New Features Guide
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Added Notepad.
(It is difficult to write small texts because the touch screen is capacitive-type.)
Added multi screens in Widget.
Added a transparent clock in Widget.
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Fixed the error that APE and some music files are not working properly.
Improved playback performance of some high-resolution video files.
Improved playback performance of some video files that has faulty frame.
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  What's new in Firmware 2.10
  New Features Guide
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Added a feature of subtitle synchronization in Movie mode.
Added GUI buttons in Movie mode (subtitle synchronization, playback speed control, and JetEffect).
Support DivX3 codec in Movie mode.
Added to slide album art images when you tap screen toward right or left, even if the files don't have album art in vertical Music mode.
Added pitch correction for playback speed control in Music mode.
Support Audible feature (can play Audible.com's audiobooks)
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Improved battery life when high resolution (over 480*272) files are played in Movie mode.
 Continuous Playback hour is depends on files but it is improved up to 75%.
(ex> 6hours -> 10 hours 30 minutes)
Improved Widget GUI.
Fixed the error that some image color was discolored in Picture mode.
Fixed an exit button in calculator.
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  What's new in Firmware 2.10 Beta
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Added Widget.1
Support WMV7, WMV8 codec and ASF file.
Added pitch correction function when adjust playback speed of video files.
Added full screen mode in TV-out mode.2
Support Unicode (UTF-8) and color tags for subtitles.3
Added a function to pick wallpaper pictures in picture mode.4
Added function of hiding controller in picture viewer.
Added option of entering passkey(PIN code) to connect Bluetooth.5
  1. Widget is short term of Wise Gadget that gathering of useful toolbars.
2. Full screen in TV-OUT mode: it is able to select display mode by press "+" button.
3. Support subtitles by form of code and colors of tags.
4. Set wallpaper image: picture mode > Select picture and enter viewer > Zoom or move to adjust images that you wish to put on the wallpaper > press wallpaper button.
5. Added option of entering PIN code to support Bluetooth headset which pin code is not 0000.
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Improved function of playback next or previous songs by dragging right or left screen in Music mode.
Improved Brower scrolling.
Fixed to delete music files only in music folder.
Improved method of recognizing ID3 Tags in Music library mode.
Improved to play some of irregular MP3 files that didn't play properly.
Fixed the error that some lyrics, which made by LDB 2.0, were stopped working.
Improved to support some movie files that were not supported.
Fixed the error that document viewer skips a line in text irregularly.
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Fixed the error that movies are not playing properly when repeating section A was 00:00:00 in videos mode.
Improved recognition time of G-sensor in videos mode.
Improved stability of playback OGG files.
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Improved the process of page-up and down in documents mode.
Display charging status when the device is connected to PC by USB cable.
Improved low bit rate MP3 playback.
Fixed the error that auto pivot was irregularly not working when auto pivot is just changed to be on.
Fixed the error that displaying files abnormally when music in music favorites is playing in shuffle mode.
Fixed the error that Bluetooth headset was not working when turn on Bluetooth while some particular music files are playing.
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  What's new in Firmware 2.07
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Added turn on/off auto pivot feature in music mode.
Added power saving feature when a movie is paused.
Adjusted size of subtitles while using TV-out in video mode.
Fixed the error that some subtitle files are irregularly not working properly in video mode.
Fixed the error that a line is overlapped with previous page in documents mode.
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  What's new in Firmware 2.06
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Display .jpg image file as album art.
Support Bluetooth speakers
Invalid Resource message was displayed sometimes when rebooting after disconnecting from PC
 
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  What's new in Firmware 2.05
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Maintain view mode when playing next video file even with G-sensor locked.
Pressing FF, REW, PLAY button did not turn on screen after touch screen locked during video playback.
Fixed bugs when changing boundary settings for music playback.
Fixed UI when viewing particular picture files.
Fixed UI when capacity is insufficient for radio recordings.
Fixed incorrect Line Display when scrolling documents by page up/down.
Fixed bugs when upper buttons are pressed simultaneously.
Fixed UI when connecting Bluetooth Mono headsets.

 

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