Release Notes for Video Station

Description:

Video Station lets you manage and watch your video collection—movies, TV shows, home videos, and TV recordings—with intuitive convenience. It provides instant watching by streaming videos to your computers, AirPlay devices, iOS/Android devices, Windows 10 tablets/laptops, Apple TVs, Android TVs, and more. What’s more, it can enrich your videos with posters and subtitles from the Internet, and create a watchlist or favorite list for quick access.

Version: 2.4.9-1626


(2020-06-09)

What's New

  1. Supports configuring the information sources with the Video Info Auto Search feature.

Bug Fixed

  1. Fixed the issue where videos played via a public sharing link might be stuck in the loading status during video playback.
  2. Fixed the issue where the scrollbar on the TV Show page might disappear when the page is refreshed.
  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 2.4.7-1603


(2020-03-17)
  1. Fixed the issue where the year information of TV shows and movies might not display properly in thumbnail view.
  2. Fixed the issue where loading video metadata from online databases might fail.
  3. Fixed the issue where selecting photos under the "home" folder as backdrops might fail.
  4. Fixed the issue where auto-generated thumbnails might not display properly when the original videos are deleted.
  5. Fixed the issue where video titles might not completely fade out in full-screen mode when they are too long.

Version: 2.4.6-1594


(2019-06-11)
  1. Supports subtitle size to be customizable.
  2. Users can now change the position of subtitles.
  3. Improved video loading performance.
  4. Fixed an issue where video transcoding might fail.
  5. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 2.4.5-1584


(2019-03-28)
  1. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 2.4.4-1583


(2019-02-19)
  1. Supports fast forwarding and backwarding during video playback.
  2. Adds a keyboard shortcut for capturing a screenshot.
  3. Users can now customize video playback rate.
  4. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 2.4.3-1565


(2018-08-28)
  1. Enhanced system stability.

Version: 2.4.2-1561


(2018-07-03)
  1. Fixed an issue where the language of the movie information might be incorrect.
  2. Fixed an issue where the settings of the customized library might be incorrect after upgrading to DSM 6.2.
  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 2.4.1-1554


(2018-05-23)
  1. Supports Thai user interface.
  2. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 2.4.0-1505


(2018-03-06)
  1. Added transcoding compatibility with 10-bit HEVC videos on the following models: DS918+, DS718+, DS218+ and DS418play.
  2. Added the option of "High Bitrate FHD" in playback quality on Synolgoy NAS models supporting 4K transcoding, and set it as default when playing 4K videos via browsers within local network.
  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 2.3.8-1486


(2018-01-23)
  1. Fixed an issue where video transcoding might fail after migrating data to another Synology NAS.

  2. Fixed an issue where streaming videos to Chromecast might fail.

  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 2.3.7-1484


(2017-12-07)
  1. Fixed an issue where a transcoded video might have abnormal quality at the beginning when played back on the following models: DS918+, DS718+, DS418play, and DS218+.
  2. Fixed an issue where offline transcoding process might not display properly.
  3. Fixed an issue where users could not switch between different seasons of TV shows containing "Specials".
  4. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.6-0859


(2017-11-21)
  1. Fixed an issue where updating movie information might fail.

Version: 2.3.6-1475


(2017-11-06)
  1. Fixed an issue where public sharing links to videos might not work properly.
  2. Enhanced 4K video transcoding quality on DS918+, DS718+, DS418play, and DS218+.
  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 2.3.5-1471


(2017-10-05)
  1. To ensure video transcoding capability on DSM 6.2 Beta, please update to Video Station 2.3.5 on DS715, DS1515, DS1517, DS1817, DS2015xs, DS215+, DS416.

Version: 2.3.4-1468


(2017-08-31)
  1. Fixed an issue where certain videos might fail to be played back with hardware transcoding on DS216, DS216+II, DS416, DS416play, DS716+, and DS716+II.
  2. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 2.3.3-1455


(2017-07-11)
  1. Fixed a security vulnerability regarding FFmpeg (CVE-2017-9993).

  2. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 2.3.2-1454


(2017-07-04)
  1. Fixed an issue where updating movie information might fail.

Version: 2.3.1-1453


(2017-06-14)
  1. Supports the DVB-T2 HD standard. (Compatible dongle: DVB-T2 292e NanoStick; for all compatible models, visit Synology’s official website.)
  2. Adds a video naming rule for TV show specials.
  3. Fixed an issue where playing DTV live streaming via VLC Web Plugin might fail.
  4. Minor bug fixes .

Version: 2.3.0-1435


(2017-03-30)
  1. Fixed a security issue to prevent cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.
  2. Added one more online subtitle source.
  3. Added more OpenSubtitles.org subtitle language options: Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Romanian, Serbian, and Slovenian.
  4. Fixed an issue where a TV show series might not keep its manually updated posters when it had new videos.
  5. Fixed an issue where videos with external subtitles might not be properly played via VLC Web Plugin.
  6. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 2.2.1-1364


(2017-01-12)
  1. Fixed an issue where the retrieved video information might not be accurate in specific regions.
  2. Fixed an issue where video information might be updated abnormally when certain naming rules were used in Traditional Chinese.
  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 2.2.0-1361


(2016-11-24)
  1. Added parental control to restrict user access to certain videos with a 4-digit PIN.
  2. Added an option to analyze videos in advance for a better viewing experience.
  3. Video Station will now remember the settings of the previous playback, including subtitle source, audio track, and subtitle syncing options.
  4. Added more options to adjust subtitle styles and preferences.
  5. Added an option to convert subtitles from Simplified Chinese to Traditional Chinese automatically.
  6. Added an option to show indicators for unwatched videos.
  7. Displays related movies in a video’s detail page.
  8. Home videos can now be browsed in timeline mode.
  9. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 2.1.2-1236


(2016-11-02)
  1. Updated to be compatible with DSM 6.1 Beta.
  2. Fixed a security issue to prevent unauthorized downloading of files.
  3. Added support for casting videos from Video Station to Chromecast via Google Chrome.
  4. Fixed an issue where users might fail to connect to Video Station via QuickConnect.
  5. Fixed an issue where videos might not be played properly on Samsung TV (K series).
  6. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 2.1.1-1229


(2016-07-19)
  1. Fixed an issue where the TV recording function might not work properly in Australia and Germany.
  2. Fixed an issue where editing video info might not work properly.
  3. Fixed an issue where public sharing might fail on DS216play.
  4. Fixed an issue where subtitles might not display properly in Safari.
  5. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 2.1.0-1226


(2016-05-31)
  1. Added support for SAMI subtitles.
  2. Added support for backward/forward browsing history.
  3. Added categories of "by program" and "by channel" in DTV.
  4. Added support for HEVC hardware transcoding on Synology DiskStation DS716+, DS716+ll, DS216+, and DS916+.
  5. Users now can adjust subtitle size when streaming videos to Chromecast.
  6. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 2.0-1134


(2016-05-10)
  1. Fixed an issue where abnormal characters might appear during the scanning of digital TV channels in Hong Kong.
  2. Fixed an issue where the scanning of DTV channels in France might fail.
  3. Fixed an issue where there might be no channel names and descriptions after the EPG refresh.
  4. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 2.0-1132


(2016-04-14)
  1. Added an option in settings to enable AC3 audio codec pass-through as video is streamed to Chromecast.
  2. Fixed an issue where playback of MKV files may not work properly on Internet Explorer 11.
  3. Fixed an issue where playback of offline-transcoded videos may fail on iOS/Apple TV.
  4. Fixed an issue where subtitles may be out of sync with videos during the playback on Apple TV via AirPlay.
  5. Fixed an issue where external subtitles may not work properly during the playback on Samsung TV via DLNA protocol.
  6. Fixed an issue where scanning channels, recording, and playback with DMB-T/H signal may not work properly.
  7. Fixed an issue where descriptions of DTV channels in Australia may not show completely.
  8. Fixed an issue where editing/correcting video info may not work properly.
  9. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.6-0858


(2016-03-29)
  1. Fixed an issue where videos in HEVC 4k format may not be transcoded properly on DS216play.
  2. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 2.0-1124


(2016-03-24)
  1. Brand new visual design in contrasting black and red accentuates your video collections.
  2. Offline transcoding can make you transcode and download video collections in advance. You can enjoy them even without available internet connection.
  3. Use the new home page to browse all recently added videos in each library and the top banner in homepage will recommend you the best films.
  4. On-screen buttons allow smoother and more intuitive operation.
  5. Stream videos from Video Station to Chromecast with the Google Cast extension (available on Chrome Web Store).
  6. Provided an option to disable metadata auto download for specific folder.
  7. Provided more detailed information, such as FPS, sample frequency, and multiple audio tracks.
  8. Added functions to edit video ratings and change the backdrop.
  9. Customize library visibility according to your own preferences.
  10. Subtitle size now can be adjusted to fit your preference.

Version: 1.6-0857


(2016-03-03)
  1. Upgraded to support DS video on Apple TV 4th.
  2. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.5-0776


(2016-01-27)
  1. Fixed an issue where the seek and prev/next functions may not work properly when streaming videos to Apple TV 4th.

  2. Fixed an issue where users without administrator permission may be able to delete videos via SynTV on Apple TV 4th.

  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.5-0775


(2016-01-25)
  1. Fixed two security vulnerabilities of ffmpeg modules (CVE-2016-1897 and CVE-2016-1898).
  2. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.5-0772


(2015-12-10)
  1. Fixed a security issue to prevent cross-site scripting attacks.
  2. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.5-0770


(2015-11-03)
  1. Fixed an issue where the poster of a newly added video may not show properly.
  2. Fixed an issue where editing the video's poster may fail.
  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.5-0763


(2015-09-08)
  1. Fixed a security issue to prevent potential SQL injection attacks.
  2. Fixed a security issue to prevent potential command injection attacks.

Version: 1.5-0757


(2015-06-25)
  1. Fixed a security issue to prevent potential SQL injection attacks.
  2. Improved mp4 video streaming performance in iOS.
  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.5-0754


(2015-05-21)
  1. Upgraded to be compatible with DSM 5.2-5565 update 1.

Version: 1.5-0753


(2015-05-12)
  1. You can use hotkeys to fast forward, rewind, and adjust the volume during video playback.
  2. Subtitle files can now be located anywhere on your Synology NAS and no longer need to match the filename of your video files. Simply select them using the built-in chooser in Video Station during playback.
  3. More code-pages supported to correctly recognize subtitles in different languages.
  4. You can set a timing offset to sync subtitles with video playback.
  5. You can customize video posters by selecting an image from your Synology NAS.
  6. Use the shortcut on the library to quickly add video folders.
  7. You can delete videos directly from Video Station
  8. Supported right-click context menu to access useful functions more quickly.

Version: 1.4-0679


(2015-02-25)
  1. Fixed an issue where Video Station was unable to retrieve correct video posters.

Version: 1.4-0678


(2015-01-22)
  1. Updated frequency table for Winter Hill, UK.
  2. Improved the stability when streaming to iOS devices.
  3. Improved DTV streaming and recording functions in some regions.
  4. Improved the start-up speed when playback requires transcoding.
  5. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.4-0674


(2014-12-25)
  1. Fixed an issue where video playback might not work in China.

Version: 1.4-0673


(2014-12-16)
  1. Improved usability.
  2. Improved HD channel recording stability.
  3. Improved multiple audio track support when recording.
  4. Updated Cantonese and Spanish frequency tables.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where DTV streaming could fail for certain DTV tuners.
  2. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.4-0668


(2014-12-09)
  1. Added support for x10-series models.