Firmware Update: Popcorn Hour C-200 02-02-100428-19-POP-408-000

Syabas Technology developers released new firmware for the Popcorn Hour C-200. This so-called Networked Media Tank can play audio and video from the optional hard disk. But the device can also be used without a hard disk, because content can then be streamed from a NAS system or a computer. Updating the firmware can be done by extracting the zip file to the root of a USB memory stick and then browsing to the file ‘usbupdate.html’ from the menu. With the new firmware, a new version of the NMT apps has also become available. The list of changes for this update is as follows:

Firmware Version 02-02-100428-19-POP-408-000


  • SimpleBD
    • Put SRT file (same name as BD title folder name/ISO name) at same directory level
    • Start main movie playback, then use SUBTITLE key to toggle embedded/external SRT subtitle.
  • Fixed some DVD disc playback on NTSC & PAL mode, cannot restore composite output after playback (Bug #5000407)
  • Fix volume up/down, audio muted (Bug #5000401)
  • Added handling for BD initial audio/subtitle language settings according to setup
  • Save/resume bookmark support – currently not persistent (only saved to volatile memory)
  • Disabled non-functional ZOOM/PAN key BD-J playback.
  • Fixed playback via SMB crash with certain file (Bug #5000457)
  • Fixed audio track switching failure on first keypress of Audio key (Bug #5000464)
  • Fixed initial language/subtitle setup doesnt work with BD disc (Bug #5000492)
  • Fixes for BD/DVD parental control function
  • Fixed for external SRT subtitle font size during BD playback (Bug #5000489)
  • Fixed certain BD subtitle cannot display
  • Fixed PCM over HDMI audio loss after DVD playback (Bug #5000272)
  • Optimize external SRT support (word wrap etc)
  • Fixed for audio out-of-sync for BD playback after adjust audio offset
  • Persistent bookmark/resume for BD on harddisk
  • Fixed SimpleBD time seek inconsistency in certain cases
  • Fixed external SRT cannot display Hebrew properly, broken in previous RC1
  • BD navigation method now selectable (Setup -> BD/DVD/Audio CD: BD Navigation)
    • File View: basic file browsing
    • Simple BD: simplified BD navigation
    • AVCHD + SimpleBD: AVCHD and simplified BD navigation
    • Full Navigation: Full BD navigation
  • Fixed certain titles show wrong elapsed time in SimpleBD mode
  • Fixed select different audio track at SimpleBD Menu will cause playback to wrongly skip ahead by > 1 hour (Bug #5000460)
  • Fixed shuffle icon not displayed on front panel when in Audio CD shuffle playback (Bug #5000540)

Video and Audio playback

  • Fixed HDMI audio cannot recover after turning TV off and on again (Bug #500032)
  • Changes for MP4 HTTP streaming, for better key responsiveness and buffering.
  • Fixed Dolby Digital DRC setting not applied properly
  • Fixed audio stuttering in certain MP4 clips (Bug #5000377)
  • Fixed certain TS file cannot get width/height and aspect ratio when resume from bookmark.
  • use 1920×1080 resolution for subtitle rendering
  • Marquee window for BGM displaying letter ID3 info
  • Fixed crash if MKV chapter name is too long
  • Fixed stuttering in certain MP4 (Bug #5000456)
  • Fixed font size in certain SSA subtitles
  • Subtitle pos Y adjustment; Added timeout (20sec) to clear OSD menu after idling
  • myihome and WMP11 streaming failure; broken in previous release
  • Fix for TV recorded TS stream
  • Changed audio sync adjustment; now 10 msec per step with -2sec ~ +2sec range
  • Fixed FLAC (96kHz/24bit) playback have no audio output on certain HDMI TV (Bug #5000434)
  • Fix for TV recorded TS stream with PMT > 0 could not playback
  • Save on-the-fly “audio sync” setting persistently
  • Fix for standby mode during video/music playback (Bug #5000458)
  • Fixed incorrect TV mode display on infobar when set to HDMI/Component 576p (Bug #5000461)
  • Fixed no subtitle display with certain MKV (Bug #5000409)
  • Fixes for certain mkv and mp4 playback stuttering or audio loss
  • Fix MIB clip freeze and audio jitter for TrueHD core
  • Fixed Scaling/Zooming/Panning issue when in SD TV mode
  • FIXed certain SSA not displayed with user-selected ANSI codepage
  • Removed non-functional Hue setting from Video-Setup menu
  • Fixed external .srt and internal PGS subtitle for M2TS format overlapped (Bug #5000503)
  • Fine-tuning or mp4 playback performance
  • Fixed volume setting always reset to 0 after rebooting (Bug #5000406)
  • Patch for certain MOV file recorded by Canon EOS1D Mark IV DSLR cannot playback
  • Playlist navigator for music playback (first phase)
    • press Green button during music playback (not available for BGM)
    • only simple navigation (up/down, Enter keys) now, press Green to close or timeout after 20sec
    • not applicable with UPnP or HTTP-based server
  • Fixed music playlist navigator cannot display after BD playback
  • Fixed subtitle menu inconsistency when subtitle if set off by default
  • Fixed Arabic Tashkeel shaping error in subtitle (Bug #0000272 part1)
  • Fixed displaying of “0.wav” on front panel bug of previous RC2
  • minor graphical changes and new image for music and playlist screen
  • Fixed black screen display when playback ended during playlist navigator mode

photo app

  • Fixed player freezed upon playing certain corrupted image (Bug #5000424)
  • Pressing Power key will stop slideshow and goto ‘standby’


  • Corrected Dolby disclaimer
  • Unique USB device names for repeated names
  • Setup
    • Adjustment for page layout in SD mode
    • Fix for BD PiP and parental control level settings saving issue
    • Fixed DVD setup page settings cannot update if parental password wrong or canceled
    • minor modification of layout and translation
    • Fixed BD PiP and BD Navigation does not restore when default factory setting selected
  • Network listing navigation page up/down using front panel key
  • Added TCP receive window size adjustment (in Setup -> Network)
    • value between 1500 and 32000 bytes
  • Persistent saving of subtitle color, fontsize and pos setting
  • SATA Hot Plug Support


  • Fixed File copy issue with certain USB device
  • Delete one file should show 1/1 on osd instead of 0/0
  • Fixed rename folder fail and cannot see original name on popup
  • Fixed file operation problem with ‘?’ or ‘$’ in filename
  • Language pack translation and pop-up message word wrap fix
  • Hot plug USB HDD OSD message fix
  • SATA Disk volume label if applicable.


  • Fixed scheduler UI refresh issue
  • Torrent setting page UI misalignment fix (Bug #5000462)


  • Fixed flash app missing images
  • Added new PHF apps: channelcom, nextnewnetwork, malaysiakiniTV
  • Fixed volume control jump two steps
  • Fixed mp3 sound issue where it stops after 2 sec
  • Improved font display (eg some characters truncated)
  • Pressing Power key will stop PHF and goto ‘standby’
  • Fixed when PHF with music is playing in the background, start an music playback will cause crash or vice-versa
  • Fixed some characters truncated vertically
  • Fixed an issue related to Photobucket where one GIF crash upon decoding
  • Fixed scheduler UI refresh issue

NMT Apps

  • NMT apps install to USB device. Separate NMT apps installation from Media partition.
  • Fixed various issues after new NMT installation introduced in previous release

NMT Apps Version 02-02-100318-19-POP-408


  • Torrent page sometimes displays a duplicate entry for the last torrent in the list.
  • Don’t show torrent page when torrent not started


  • NMT apps run from USB device support. Separate NMT apps from Media partition. For example, to allow NMT apps running on USB stick, and Media on removable HDD.

Version number 02-02-100428-19-POP-408-000
Release status Final
Website Syabas Technology
File size 70.40MB
License type Freeware