>> From Ced2911 via xbox-360.logic-sunrise.com: [QUOTE] The famous coder Ced2911 has been working on 2 polular homebrew projects over the last few weeks before taking a break. However he wants to release the sources of all his work so others can take a look at it and make it better.
You'll find the sources of the FFmpeg libs working perfectly for 720p MKV and DiVX, however it still requires work on the interface. It's essential to say this video player has no relation to that other team trying to port codec libs to the Xbox 360.
The 2nd project Ced2911 is working on is an update to his Emerald Dashboard with support for Kinect as you can see in the video below [/QUOTE]
C4eva: BENQ 0800 v2.0 and LiteOn 0225 LT2.0 Complete - In Testing
>> From C4Eva on #fw@EFnet (via c4evaspeaks.com): [QUOTE] [c4eva_] benq 0800 v2.0 complete – full support for xdg3 and ap2.5 backup creation for upcoming LT v2.0! [c4eva_] lt 2.0 for 0225 also complete, testing! [/QUOTE]
360Lizard Standalone Mode: GECKO 1.11 Available, Ipad2 Contest and SE Case
>> From 360lizard.com: [QUOTE] We are releasing the GECKO OS version 1.11 and Toolbox 1.23 today with Standalone Mode. Currently 1.11 supports Phat and Slim Liteons, we want to thank all the beta testers for their support and input.
We are working hard on adding support for the rest of the drives, luckily the basics are set and the other drives will not take long to be incorporated into Standalone.
In order to start using the Standalone Mode we have prepared this PDF Guide that covers the setup and the usage of the Standalone features. We strongly encourge you to read it.
Ipad 2™ Contest: We are inviting you to a contest with the prize being a 16GB BLACK IPAD 2 WIFI edition, all you need to do is make a video and upload to Youtube using your Lizard in Standalone Mode. The most creative video will win the IPAD 2, the details and rules for what the video must include and the time limit for the competition will be posted as a separate note in a couple of days.
Flashing for Breast Cancer: We are launching a special edition case and Lizard to support the fight against Breast Cancer. These cases can be obtained by purchasing the Special Edition Lizard or if your already a 360 Lizard owner we will also be offering case by itself, a $5 donation for each Lizard or Case sold will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation INC. Please contact your reseller for availability. Download our Breast Cancer Logo Here
>> From team-xecuter.com: [QUOTE] We would like to give a big shout out to the guys to our friends over at XCONSOLES.COM who sent us a brand new product from the USA called the “MOLEXT” which will be right up your street if you are a mobile modder with an X360USB PRO
The scene has been crying out for a portable Molex device that is both high performing and high quality at the same time without busting the bank balance.
Designed and Made in the good ‘ole USA, this unassuming little gizmo knocked our socks off at Xecuter HQ with its outstanding performance ! We expected to get maybe 5 or 10 good flashes of a drive (including a full eject cycle just to give the 12v a solid workout). Boy, were we wrong.
With just 2 alkaline 9v batteries we were able to do 112 drive flashes before the battery indicators started to go red !!!
Out of all the DIY portable molex devices we have ever tested – this is the first professionally manufactured product that is as good as it gets and is a must for any serious mobile modder, because lets face it if you are a pro and you are mobile, in all probability you own a laptop or netbook already and you want to be flashing 10 drives in 10 minutes – not 2 hours, right ?
We can’t wait for these to be on sale to the public. We’re told that Radio Shack are looking to pick these up and there are will also be a distribution program setup for other wholesalers and retailers.
We will look at buying a large quantity for our X360USB PRO customers so we will be able to save you a few $$.
Features: * Portable Molex Power Supply * 2 x 9v Alkaline Batteries * AC/DC Pass through (Wall socket / Car Adapter etc) * Dual Battery Power Level LED indicators (Green:Good, Orange:OK, Red: Change Battery) * High end circuit giving outstanding battery performance * Power Status LED * Made In The USA * ….and of course Xecuter tested and approved
We will let you know as soon as production starts – and it looks like the RRP is going to be around $29.95
>> Paintball9 reported on our forums he found a new revision of the Liteon DG-16D4S drive in his 4GB Slim Xbox360 console. The drive is manufactured in March 2011, comes with firmware version 0401 and hardware version A0A0
[QUOTE] So, Hooked up jungleflasher, to see what it would do, and nothin plain nothin. Shows up in bios (even as a boot option although i havnt actually tried booting from it) but jungleflasher reports nothing in any of my ports, just the main os drive. I've even used this machine to do my hitachi earlier and it worked fine, so maybe this is another mode-b kinda setup on this drive. [/QUOTE]
Xbox360 info: Canada TEAM: FSHE Lot: 1114X MFR date 2011-04-01
xkey360 Update: Maximus 360 Lizard partnership announced
>> From x360key.com: [QUOTE] We are very pleased to announce that x360key has licensed the key extraction technology used in Maximus Lizard. This means that x360key will be able to extract the unique key from all Xbox 360 drives; Samsung, Hitachi, Benq, Liteon, and Slim Liteon - including the latest 0225 model.
Xbox 360 DVD Drive firmware flashing is *NOT* required to use x360key. However, this is a feature that may be added in a future x360key firmware update. [/QUOTE]