V2 Firmware is here!
Pulse-Eight is proud to announce the latest release of libCEC, version 1.6.1 is the culmination of our hard work over the last several months to implement wake-on-usb functionality to the USB-CEC Adapter, with this change, you are now able to wake (and possibly) boot your HTPC from the source menu in your TV. This now allows for the first time a full integration of your HTPC into the HDMI-CEC stack.
Along with this major update to the firmware we have also implemented a raft of new features and bug fixes
- Add support for additional user control codes (Setup Menu, Contents Menu, Favourite Menu)
- Added firmware version in XBMC’s peripherals menu and cec-client
- Respond to <Get Menu Language>
- Option to shutdown the computer when the TV is switched off
- Support more than 4 HDMI ports in a single device in XBMC peripherals menu
- Settings are now stored on the adapter so multiple applications can share the same configuration
- XBMC Crashing when shutting down/suspending and have a CEC Adapter connected
- libCEC was always assuming it was the active source and would respond to offer messages when they were not intended for it
- Setting to not use the TV language was not being followed
To update to v2 firmware, please download the latest firmware version from
and install the latest version of XBMC from our website
Right now our firmware updating system is only available for Windows and for Linux, we have no plans at this time for a OSX firmware updater, so please transfer your adapter to a Windows PC to perform the update.
For Linux if you have our PPA installed run (sudo apt-get install cec-firmware-upgrade)
We hope you enjoy this new feature as we now move onto our next project, Windows Media Centre support!
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