Spring Update Details Confirmed - High-Def Digest Forums
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-09-2007, 12:20 AM
willpooted's Avatar
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 380
Default Spring Update Details Confirmed

MS has confirmed details of next month's Spring Update , along with that keyboard attachment

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/community/...07/0408-im.htm

* A richer Achievement notification pop-up will showcase the name of the unlocked Achievement and the gamerscore value without needing to leave the game to check the Achievements list.
* Enhanced family settings features for Xbox Live communications enable different defaults for video chat and voice chat.
* A new Xbox Live Marketplace blade lets Xbox Live members access the content they seek—whether it is game content or TV shows and movies (available in the United States)—from one place on Xbox Live.
* Updates to Xbox Live Arcade allow owners to quickly see which Xbox Live Arcade games their friends are playing and join in the fun. Xbox Live members can also compare progress of leaderboard scores and Achievements directly with all friends on their friends list. Expanded "Tell a Friend" capabilities make it easier than ever to boast about Achievements and high scores.
* Expanded "Tell a Friend" capabilities make it easier than ever to boast about Achievements and high scores.
* A new option in Auto Downloads provides faster access to the entire collection of free, trial-version Xbox Live Arcade games.
* New progressive download controls provide easy access to optimal viewing options by letting people fast-forward, rewind, pause and resume as their video is downloaded from Xbox Live Marketplace.
* Extension of the background download functionality will allow owners to set their Xbox 360 console to turn off automatically after downloads are complete.
* The name of game in tray is now displayed in the dashboard.
* When the tray icon is highlighted, a list of achievements, game icon and gamerscore for that game is displayed.
* Video trick modes are enabled for content that is being progressively downloaded from Video Marketplace.
* Playback progress bar indicates download completion.
* Improved skip forward, skip back functionality during video playback.
* Switchable aspect ratio now available during video playback (Auto to Letterbox, Zoom, Stretch, Native).
* Player and friends lists now quickly show session presence information for quick identification of users that are joinable.
* Support for streaming WM-DRM protected content from a PC
* Folder view for video content on connected devices
* H.264 video support: Up to 15 Mbps, Baseline, Main, and High (up to level 4.1) Profiles with 2 channel AAC LC and Main Profiles.
* Added MPEG-4 Part 2 video support: Up to 8 Mbps, Simple Profile with 2 channel AAC LC and Main Profiles.
* Show folder hierarchy for video content played from all devices.
* Bookmarks are stored for each video that the user plays remembering the users last location in the file as well as the aspect ratio that the user choose for that file.
* Video trick modes (fast forward, rewind, chapter skip) can now be used while downloading Video Marketplace content.
* Skip forward and backward functionality has been improved to skip to the next or previous chapter. Each video is divided into 10 “chapters” allowing you to quickly skip around video content.
* The information bar that is turned on via the On Screen Display (OSD) now shows you exactly where you are in the playback of the video file. In addition it will also show for Video Marketplace content how much of the file has been downloaded and where the “chapters” exist in the file.
* Windows Media protected content (WM-DRM) can now be streamed from the PC to the console. If the WM-DRM license is missing or corrupted then a specific error message is displayed to the user. Bookmarking is also stored for protected content.
* When the user is in the dashboard and an Xbox 360 game is in the console then the name of the game is displayed in the tray icon of the dashboard. If the user highlights the tray icon then achievements and gamer score are displayed for that game based on the signed in user. Xbox1 games show the name and image of the game.
* Bookmarks are stored for each video that the user plays. The user can delete all bookmarks but this will reset all bookmark information for every video that the user has played. The bookmark database is exposed in the system/memory/system items
* When a user selects an item for download from Marketplace then the system will determine if there is sufficient disk space for the item and, if not, will ask the user to delete content on the HDD. The system provides a sorted by size list of videos, game trailers, demos and arcade content to aid the user in the deletion process. The same list of items are also available from within memory so that users can quickly see which items are consuming the most disk space.
* The console will block the user who attempts to download content onto a storage device that will never have the capacity to store the item without deducting any points associated with the content item.
* The screensaver is disabled when playing photos from any source
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-09-2007, 01:02 AM
Pat H's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,009
Default

No DTS support? I thought that was being prepared for this update?

But the H.264 video support is great! Maybe now we'll be able to watch apple's high-def trailers off a disk

Last edited by Pat H; 04-09-2007 at 01:18 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-09-2007, 02:42 PM
chad5871's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 855
Default

Does anyone know if they're going to add support for fast forward or rewind during music playback from a CD. I can't seem to get the music player to do this (unless I'm missing something totally obvious) and it's a pretty simple function to have missing...
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-09-2007, 04:44 PM
TaiwaneSTUD's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 792
Default

i can only say microsoft has widened the gap of online service even further.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-09-2007, 05:19 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 225
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pat H View Post
No DTS support? I thought that was being prepared for this update?

But the H.264 video support is great! Maybe now we'll be able to watch apple's high-def trailers off a disk
That's coming with the HDDVD software update.
It's been "decoupled" from the dashboard update according to amir. Also I think he has been implying that the HDDVD update will be sooner than dashboard update. In about 2 or 3 weeks. Getting dates out of him is like trying to get blood out of a stone :P
With the HDDVD update also comes the audio lag fix, various media fixes, the Dynamic range compression issue on Dolby tracks and.... whatever else.
The VGA (option to choose PC or HDTV colour- space) and other image output fixes come with the dashboard update.
Amir has gone through this stuff on avsforum... you can check it out there. It runs over a lot of pages though. I think I've covered the important stuff.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-09-2007, 06:34 PM
Pat H's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,009
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by joeymac View Post
That's coming with the HDDVD software update.
It's been "decoupled" from the dashboard update according to amir. Also I think he has been implying that the HDDVD update will be sooner than dashboard update. In about 2 or 3 weeks. Getting dates out of him is like trying to get blood out of a stone :P
With the HDDVD update also comes the audio lag fix, various media fixes, the Dynamic range compression issue on Dolby tracks and.... whatever else.
The VGA (option to choose PC or HDTV colour- space) and other image output fixes come with the dashboard update.
Amir has gone through this stuff on avsforum... you can check it out there. It runs over a lot of pages though. I think I've covered the important stuff.
Good to know
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (KR, Kim Ki-duk) kannisto Blu-ray Imports Subforum 4 02-26-2015 11:40 PM
LEFT 4 DEAD coming up to PS3 not confirmed...The Sacrifice DLC confirmed bbc20000 Game Room 41 08-21-2010 01:14 PM
MS to Delist XBLA Titles that suck. And no Spring update confirmed. KTA Gaming Smackdown 46 05-23-2008 01:02 AM
360 Spring update...Week of May 7 onavarr8 Gaming Smackdown 0 04-09-2007 01:22 PM
Xbox 360 spring dashboard update leaked? james HD DVD and Video Game Consoles 14 04-08-2007 06:19 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off