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StKong
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StKong posted on Sat, Jul 4 2020 2:57 PM

Hi all, 

I noticed today that virtually all my multiroom products (old and new) had pending updates. 
The result is quite wonderful, and I gather that B&O have been hard at work. 

There is no longer any latency when activating BeoLink for Airplay sources!

This means that B&O products can be activated for Airplay 2 and Multiroom and be used in a mixed Airplay setting (with speakers by other manufacturers) in perfect sync.

What it also means is that I can now stream to one B&O product via Airplay 2 and JOIN five or six B&= individual products by touch to join, while adding third-party Airplay 2-enabled speakers in other rooms without losing sync.

 

Such a great and pleasant surprise, and a great leap forward.  

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... And it works with video, too. Perfect sync of sound and image. Bliss! 

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StKong:

Hi all, 

I noticed today that virtually all my multiroom products (old and new) had pending updates. 
The result is quite wonderful, and I gather that B&O have been hard at work. 

...

Such a great and pleasant surprise, and a great leap forward.  

Lately, I feel the same way with you. They have been working more on the software department. I appreciate their hard work to deliver the software updates that improve our experience. 

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StKong:
had pending updates. 
The result is quite wonderful, and I gather that B&O have been hard at work. 
What sw version do your multiroom devices running on?

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And if someone has a Core, may I know please the latest SW version available for it. Tks in advance.

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encouraging feedback - I think they have to catch up on beolink to keep it competitive.

 

Fornthe BeoSound Stage I would love to see the possibility to distribute line-in in a delayed way as you have it on the M3.

Or even better to have distribution of HDMI audio track (even if with delay.. am aware of the technical limitations). Have placed the request one year ago witg B&O.. so far no luck.

 

Both Sonos and Denon offer this feature.. 

anyway, I hope this positive trend continues

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Checked my devices, M5 and Essence show they were updated a few days ago. Last update for Core was months ago and it shows no update available. Hopefully it will show up also.

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Razlaw replied on Sat, Jul 4 2020 11:13 PM
mbolo01:

And if someone has a Core, may I know please the latest SW version available for it. Tks in advance.

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The last update to my Core was in March. It is 1.7.37078.117816679

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Razlaw:
The last update to my Core was in March. It is 1.7.37078.117816679
same over here (from 5th March 2020)

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Razlaw:

The last update to my Core was in March. It is 1.7.37078.117816679

Thanks Razlaw and Carolpa.

This version has a Beolink issue that I’m trying to get fixed since March. Hopefully they’ll find a solution.

Symptom: After the daily scheduled restart (not controllable by the end user), the Core can no longer join a Beolink multiroom, or be joined by other products. A manual restart clears the issue until the next daily scheduled restart

I’m looking for any other users’experience on this front.

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I have been less than happy in the past about B&O's multiroom SW quality for different easons, now it is fair to say there is a massive improvement and the credit needs to be given to whomever in B&O took leadership to drive it.

The app here and there is still perhaps not the best in class UI example, but as for the multiroom experience it is in my view in many aspects really really good and I'm actually glad that you started this thread StKong.

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Symptom: After the daily scheduled restart (not controllable by the end user), the Core can no longer join a Beolink multiroom, or be joined by other products. A manual restart clears the issue until the next daily scheduled restart

Hi

I have the same issues at random times.. i have an Eclipse, BS35, 4 cores and it happens that one of the devices is not able to join the multiroom.. it plays on itself but no way to connect it to others in the network. The only way to solve is to reboot it... I already opened a case @customercare... they want me to sent log files as soon as the problem happens. The system can working for days without any problem... but then suddenly the problem occurs... all devices have fixed IP and are hardwired except BS35. For me it looks like the multiroom software part on the faulty device has crashed and does not restart by itself. All decices are reachable via IP without any problem...

I hope this new version can solve these issues

Nico

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nico vercammen:

it plays on itself but no way to connect it to others in the network.

Yep, this is exactly the symptom and I’m glad to read you have the issue, while being sorry for you, as B&O claims I’m the only one to have reported it.

I managed to spot the issue in the logs, as well as by running some monitoring tools: At the end of scheduled restart process, the Core sends a remove mDNS message for the beocore service that the Beolink protocol seems to rely on, so it cannot participate correctly to Beolink network.

I managed to go back to 1.6.xxx software which does not have this issue.

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What is a daily restart? I have not noticed that on my Core. Also, I have not had any problems with it joining or being joined. What do you mean by a manual restart? I looked through my settings. I have power saving unchecked. Just a thought about what might be a difference as to why I do not experience this problem.

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Razlaw:

What is a daily restart? I have not noticed that on my Core. Also, I have not had any problems with it joining or being joined. What do you mean by a manual restart?

Daily restart: Go to the Core configuration pages, check About, Diagnostics, Critical Events (or equivalent, I’m translating from French menu items). You may see regular daily Network State = Down

Manual restart: Go to the Core settings, Product parameters, Troubleshooting, Restart or equivalent

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