Official FiiO X1 beta firmware download and discussion thread--FW1.61: added ReplayGain, and library search function
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Beta firmware version 1.61beta for the X1 isnow available!
Download link here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/s63qy2xcsj1dthr/X1_FW1.61Beta.zip?dl=0


After downloading the update, please unpack (unZIP) the package and read the update instructions contained within.

Please note that all firmware posted in this thread are beta firmware--please post in this dedicated thread if you have any issues with these versions, and if you encounter serious problems, consider flashing back to a stable release.

Stable firmware can be found here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/781372/official-x1-stable-firmware-discussion-thread-version-1-5-long-hard-work-brings-concrete-improvements

The following changes and improvements were made to FW1.61beta compared to FW1.6:
1. Added support for ReplayGain;
2. Added library search function: activate by holding Shortcuts button in any category or folder browsing screen; use previous / next buttons to switch between numbers and alphabet).
3. Increased USB storage transfer speeds (≥8MB/s);
4. Added Recently Played playlist (via Play by Category);
5. Added option to delete a track (outside of Now Playing);
6. Added option to manually clear media library database file (via System Settings);
7. Optimized UI operation and speed;
8. Amended user interface in Play by Category;
9. Added play mode: play single track and stop
10. Fixed issue where some ID3 tag info could not be read correctly;
11. Fixed issue with hidden files stored by a Mac OS computer accessing the cards on the X1;
12. Fixed issue with syncing timed lyrics to song position;
13. Miscellaneous bug fixes.

Note:
In the process of updating to FW1.61beta, only Favorites and internal playlist data will be retained--settings and media library database will be reset. If downgrading from FW1.44beta to older firmware, settings and media library database will also be reset.

Looking forward to your feedback. :)


2015-10-29
Beta firmware version 1.51beta for the X1 isnow available!
Download link here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/xf7e37wol9gilvc/X1-FW1.51Beta.zip?dl=0

After downloading the update, please unpack (unZIP) the package and read the update instructions contained within.

Please note that all firmware posted in this thread are beta firmware--please post in this dedicated thread if you have any issues with these versions, and if you encounter serious problems, consider flashing back to a stable release.

Stable firmware can be found here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/781372/official-x1-stable-firmware-discussion-thread-version-1-5-long-hard-work-brings-concrete-improvements

The following changes and improvements were made to firmware version 1.51 compared to FW1.5:
1. Improved the sensitivity and consistency of the scroll wheel response.
2. Fixed issue where the player may not be able to load the cover art for certain MP3 files.


2015-01-16
Beta firmware version 1.22beta for the X1 is now available!
https://www.dropbox.com/s/sk30u2bxseojxd8/X1%20FW1.22Beta.zip?dl=0

The following changes and improvements were made to firmware 1.22 compared to 1.21:
1. Added option to play through folders: ie automatcially skipping to the first song in the next folder after the last song in the current folder.
2. When option to play through folders is enabled, pressing Previous on the first track of the current folder will skip to the last track in the previous folder.
3. Added option to delete a whole folder.
4. Added support for ExFAT card format (firmware updates still need to be performed using a FAT32-formatted card)
5. Non-music files generated when a card is accessed by an Apple / Linux computer are now hidden and do not affect browsing.
6. Fixed issue where some songs are shown with incorrect Genre on the X1.
7. Fixed known issue in 1.21 where the player would hang if the Shortcuts key was pressed while adjusting a named EQ preset other than Custom. (Now brings up dialog for reseting the preset as intended)
8. Miscellaneous bugfix regarding playlists in Chinese.

2015-01-18
Beta firmware version 1.21beta for the X1 is now available!
https://www.dropbox.com/s/q4p5u5kdlhvpjpz/X1FW1.21Beta.zip?dl=0
The following changes and improvements were made to firmware 1.21 compared to 1.20:
1. Enabled modification of all EQ presets.
2. Fixed issue where shuffle mode reverted to the same set of "random" songs if starting from the same song.
3. Fixed issue where tracks not supported by the player were skipped immediately without a prompt.
4. Fixed issue where tracks of sample rate 352kHz caused the player to hang ("format not supported" will be displayed instead)
5. Fixed issue where the player sometimes hung in File Browsing.

Known issue:
The player will hang if the Shortcuts key is pressed while adjusting a named EQ preset other than Custom (this is supposed to bring up the dialog box to reset the preset, but has not been implemented correctly yet.
 
Jan 16, 2015 at 9:10 AM Post #2 of 173

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Lots of thanks, finally play through folder option in X1!!
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Jan 16, 2015 at 2:53 PM Post #4 of 173

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1. Added option to play through folders: ie automatcially skipping to the first song in the next folder after the last song in the current folder.

Awww yeah!
 
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Folder mode works flawlessly so far.  Same with skipping forward from last song in folder/back from first. Not only than, it automatically follows hierarchy as well - so nicely implemented Joe!
 
In case anyone doesn't know what I mean by hierarchy - my folders are like this:
 
\ A-C \ A Fine Frenzy \ Bomb In A Bird Cage \ tracks in the album
\ A-C \ A Fine Frenzy \ One Cell In the Sea \ tracks in the album
\ A-C \ Agnes Obel \ Aventine \ tracks in the album
\ A-C \ Agnes Obel \ Philharmonics \ tracks in the album
etc
\ D-F \ Daft Punk \ Random Access Memories \ tracks in the album
 
Last track on first A Fine Frenzy Album goes to first track on the 2nd album.
Last track on second A Fine Frenzy Album goes to first track on the 1st Agnes Obel album.
 
Last track on the last album in the A-C master folder goes to first track of first album in the D-F
 
Folder deletion also works - and nice to see the confirmation dialogue there.
 
Playlists (external) still working great.  Nice job Joe.
 
Jan 17, 2015 at 3:56 AM Post #6 of 173

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Folder mode works flawlessly so far.  Same with skipping forward from last song in folder/back from first. Not only than, it automatically follows hierarchy as well - so nicely implemented Joe!

In case anyone doesn't know what I mean by hierarchy - my folders are like this:

\ A-C \ A Fine Frenzy \ Bomb In A Bird Cage \ tracks in the album
\ A-C \ A Fine Frenzy \ One Cell In the Sea \ tracks in the album
\ A-C \ Agnes Obel \ Aventine \ tracks in the album
\ A-C \ Agnes Obel \ Philharmonics \ tracks in the album
etc
\ D-F \ Daft Punk \ Random Access Memories \ tracks in the album

Last track on first A Fine Frenzy Album goes to first track on the 2nd album.
Last track on second A Fine Frenzy Album goes to first track on the 1st Agnes Obel album.

Last track on the last album in the A-C master folder goes to first track of first album in the D-F

Folder deletion also works - and nice to see the confirmation dialogue there.

Playlists (external) still working great.  Nice job Joe.


Nice job FiiO firmware team :)
 
Jan 17, 2015 at 8:37 AM Post #7 of 173

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Playing through folders is indeed the best new feature. Didn´t know that I missed it until I´ve heard what it does and that even very old players like my Sony NW-HD 5 do it. BTW, did the firmware guys change something about the sound? I might suffer from a placebo but it seems as if overall sound is less muddy with improved stage (which would be very welcome). Haven´t measured it yet so I can´t really say.
 
Jan 17, 2015 at 7:07 PM Post #8 of 173

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Great job - immediately better sq!
I look forward to further development in the direction of the natural sound 
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@Marlene - it's not placebo. It would be good if the highs were more sparkling and bass got more dynamic, but they are changing in the right direction.
 
Jan 18, 2015 at 2:29 AM Post #9 of 173

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Question:
I'm experiencing some [Chinese?] hieroglyphs in _every_other_ song  tags and displayed name.
Originally these tags are with Cyrillic (Win-1251) and the rest (other half) is shown just fine.
I've tried several FW including previous - no difference in this behavior.
UPDATE: Indeed, this is tag encoding issue. Not fixed in 1.22beta. It was the sorting order which confused me.
 
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Question:
I'm experiencing some [Chinese?] hieroglyphs in _every_other_ song  tags and displayed name.
Originally these tags are with Cyrillic (Win-1251) and the rest (other half) is shown just fine.
I've tried several FW including previous - no difference in this behaviour.
Anybody knows - is this s known display "feature" and if it expected/fixed in this or any coming beta FW ?


Half of songs with Win-1251 tags are displayed correctly and the other half are shown in Chinese?
 
Jan 18, 2015 at 3:45 AM Post #11 of 173

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It looks as my collection has mixed tags ;(
Because of sort order it appeared half-half.
Just check other albums - some Windows-based are not taken, but Mac(UTF?) is just fine.
As X1 does not know the encoding, it displays it in Chinese, right?
PS: Only tags, file names are fine.
 
Jan 18, 2015 at 9:03 AM Post #12 of 173

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  @Marlene - it's not placebo. It would be good if the highs were more sparkling and bass got more dynamic, but they are changing in the right direction.

 
I still haven´t eliminated the possibility of a placebo on my part but I think nonetheless that there´s a distinct difference in stage and overall precision. But treble won´t be more sparkly, I seem to remember that FiiO deliberately engineered the X1 to sound this way.
 
But that´s it: if one wants to have a balanced and neutral sound, one has to go for the X5.
 
Jan 19, 2015 at 3:26 AM Post #13 of 173

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ExFAT seams to work as expected. I received an error message, which I think is a bug, "File system not supported" when I plugged the charging cable with the player off.
I was not able to replicate the message, maybe is related to level of battery since at error message aperance the player was off by itself on low battery.

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Me
 
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Strange - I specifically tested folder deletion and it worked fine on mine.
 

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