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JinSC
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1.3 available now!!!

The update is here:

 

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/nookcolor-support-software-update/379002520/

 

download (or turn on wifi) if you want it...turn off your wifi if you don't!

 

Jeremy

 

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cdundas
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Re: 1.3 available now!!!

Landscape mode availability - sadly no:smileyindifferent:

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deemure
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Re: 1.3 available now!!!

But sure am glad they got rid of the cookbook. Boy, was that a problem. Nothing else mattered at all. Kind of sad.
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Knowledge70
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Re: 1.3 available now!!!

Boy is downloading (for side loading) slow right now. Must be a rush on! :-)

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beeyebickiebuy
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Re: 1.3 available now!!!

Wow!  I would have expected to see a lot of NC owners doing a little Martha Reeves and the Vandellas outside, holding their cookbookless nooks high and really celebrating.

 

I guess it really wasn't that big of a deal after all.  :smileywink:

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deemure
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Re: 1.3 available now!!!


beeyebickiebuy wrote:

Wow!  I would have expected to see a lot of NC owners doing a little Martha Reeves and the Vandellas outside, holding their cookbookless nooks high and really celebrating.

 

I guess it really wasn't that big of a deal after all.  :smileywink:



Just wait for the complaints by those who were waiting to make the chocolate curls and lost the recipe and video.  Uh oh!

"I still believe in spite of everything that people are good at heart." Anne Frank.
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Nookycooky
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Re: 1.3 available now!!!

Waaaaaaah!  I shoulda BOUGHT the cookbook....oh, wait...I still can do that! Whew!

 

Nookycooky, the one and only cookbook lover :smileyvery-happy:

All charged up and ready to go...my Nook's are too....
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daenas
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Re: 1.3 available now!!!


beeyebickiebuy wrote:

Wow!  I would have expected to see a lot of NC owners doing a little Martha Reeves and the Vandellas outside, holding their cookbookless nooks high and really celebrating.

 

I guess it really wasn't that big of a deal after all.  :smileywink:


Martha and the Vandellas...Bwaaahahahahaha...you crack me up! 

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suzyqu
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Re: 1.3 available now!!!

After all the problems with the last update I was tempted to leave my NC off until I heard it was safe, but perhaps since I have the n2a card, I can use android if the NC gets screwed up?
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Jenniisme
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Re: 1.3 available now!!!

OK, I now have 2 sample books that I never requested...?? What is up with that?

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Schwa
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Re: 1.3 available now!!!


Jenniisme wrote:

OK, I now have 2 sample books that I never requested...?? What is up with that?


Same here, I had already deleted the samples that came with the account and they all showed up again.  But no biggie, they were all easy to delete again...  as well as the cookbook  :smileywink:

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Schwa
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Re: 1.3 available now!!!

...and as a side note, I'd like to report that, at least for me, I've seen a definite performance boost. Seems a little zippier, and YouTube videos have sound/video perfectly synced  (was always off for me before).

 

I'm curious if anyone has tested MP4 vids yet (I have none) to see if the missing frames glitch is fixed and lumped under "general performance improvements".

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Schwa wrote:

...and as a side note, I'd like to report that, at least for me, I've seen a definite performance boost. Seems a little zippier, and YouTube videos have sound/video perfectly synced  (was always off for me before).

 

I'm curious if anyone has tested MP4 vids yet (I have none) to see if the missing frames glitch is fixed and lumped under "general performance improvements".


Granted I never really had a big issue with the video playback (I manually convert mine via Handbrake so I can adjust the output to make it work better), but it looks smooth. Someone who used a lumped converter (DVDCatalyst, for example) might need to confirm.

 

Flash videos are working great now, as well.

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fenderbender
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Re: 1.3 available now!!!


flyingtoastr wrote:

Schwa wrote:

...and as a side note, I'd like to report that, at least for me, I've seen a definite performance boost. Seems a little zippier, and YouTube videos have sound/video perfectly synced  (was always off for me before).

 

I'm curious if anyone has tested MP4 vids yet (I have none) to see if the missing frames glitch is fixed and lumped under "general performance improvements".


Granted I never really had a big issue with the video playback (I manually convert mine via Handbrake so I can adjust the output to make it work better), but it looks smooth. Someone who used a lumped converter (DVDCatalyst, for example) might need to confirm.

 

Flash videos are working great now, as well.


Toastr,

 

What settings are you using in handbrake to eliminate the "jumpiness" on your videos? I have tried everything since the 1.2 update and have not had any luck.

 

FB

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daenas
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Re: 1.3 available now!!!

[ Edited ]

My NC is a bit faster too, wonder if they overclocked it some..  I was hoping they'd let us delete those stupid wallpapers and video...but nooooo...  Side note, my web browser keeps on crashing now.  Also I noticed the sounds/speaker is louder..or is it just me???

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fenderbender wrote:

Toastr,

 

What settings are you using in handbrake to eliminate the "jumpiness" on your videos? I have tried everything since the 1.2 update and have not had any luck.

 

FB



There's nothing in particular that I've found that eliminates the jumping - I think it has more to do with file size than anything.

 

My current presets for NOOKcolor exporting are:

Anamorphic: off

Width: 720

Hight: Keep aspect ratio

Decomb: Off

Detelecine: Off

Deinterlace: On (type depends on the style of movie)

Framerate: 29.97

Audio Tracks: Single track (delete any extras), AAC (faac) format, Stero mixdown, 48 Samplerate, 128 Bitrate

Maximum B Frames: 3

CABAC Entropy: Off

8x8 Transform: Off

Weighted P-Frames: Off

 

All other options on default.

 

Like I said, my goal is mainly to make manageable file sizes, so it doesn't give you HD video or anything shiny like that, but it isn't jumpy and looks nice enough for my use.

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crabbybob
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Re: 1.3 available now!!!

I just installed the update.  Kudos to B&N.  Not only does my wireless still work but that darned unusable, unfinished, unwanted cookbook is gone!    

 

The only problem so far was that the touch screen didn't work on the second reboot. 

 

I can't say that I've noticed any improvement in the features I use the most, but the cookbook is gone!  I'm anxious to see if the wireless works better at the hospital tomorrow, but even if it doesn't, the cookbook is gone!

 

Ding, dong, the cookbook's gone!

 



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fenderbender
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Re: 1.3 available now!!!


flyingtoastr wrote:

fenderbender wrote:

Toastr,

 

What settings are you using in handbrake to eliminate the "jumpiness" on your videos? I have tried everything since the 1.2 update and have not had any luck.

 

FB



There's nothing in particular that I've found that eliminates the jumping - I think it has more to do with file size than anything.

 

My current presets for NOOKcolor exporting are:

Anamorphic: off

Width: 720

Hight: Keep aspect ratio

Decomb: Off

Detelecine: Off

Deinterlace: On (type depends on the style of movie)

Framerate: 29.97

Audio Tracks: Single track (delete any extras), AAC (faac) format, Stero mixdown, 48 Samplerate, 128 Bitrate

Maximum B Frames: 3

CABAC Entropy: Off

8x8 Transform: Off

Weighted P-Frames: Off

 

All other options on default.

 

Like I said, my goal is mainly to make manageable file sizes, so it doesn't give you HD video or anything shiny like that, but it isn't jumpy and looks nice enough for my use.


Well, I guess I will double check my settings. I'm not trying for shiny either, but the jumping is still there no matter what I do. Thanks for the tips.


FB

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doncr
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Re: 1.3 available now!!!


beeyebickiebuy wrote:

Wow!  I would have expected to see a lot of NC owners doing a little Martha Reeves and the Vandellas outside, holding their cookbookless nooks high and really celebrating.

 

I guess it really wasn't that big of a deal after all.  :smileywink:


What do you think caused that earthquake today? :smileywink:

 

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dave47
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Re: 1.3 available now!!!


doncr wrote:

beeyebickiebuy wrote:

Wow!  I would have expected to see a lot of NC owners doing a little Martha Reeves and the Vandellas outside, holding their cookbookless nooks high and really celebrating.

 

I guess it really wasn't that big of a deal after all.  :smileywink:


What do you think caused that earthquake today? :smileywink:

 


A disturbance in the force.  :smileywink:



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