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slouken Nov 17, 2015 @ 10:18pm
Steam Link build 388
We've just released an update of the Steam Link firmware.

Changes:
  • Greatly improved audio latency
  • Increased the maximum bitrate on wireless networks to match wired networks
  • Temporarily disabled estimated bandwidth calculation and automatic bitrate tuning
  • Temporarily reduced default resolution on wireless networks to 1600x900. This fixes audio crackling on good wireless networks and can be adjusted in the advanced streaming client settings before starting to stream.
  • Added UI to adjust the delay before the Steam Link goes to sleep
  • Added UI to opt in and out of the Steam Link beta firmware
  • Fixed Dual Shock 4 Bluetooth controller pairing
  • Moving the mouse will no longer wake the Steam Link
  • Fixed buzzing sound after a background system update

There is a known issue with some CEC TVs that cause the Steam Link to go to sleep immediately. This will be addressed in a future update.

Please let us know if there are any issues!
Last edited by slouken; Nov 25, 2015 @ 8:17pm
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rocklee_san Nov 17, 2015 @ 11:48pm 
Great for the audio latency, i will try later ^^

Thanks!
Last edited by rocklee_san; Nov 17, 2015 @ 11:48pm
DATASTORM Nov 17, 2015 @ 11:54pm 
Audio Lag issue is fixed for me! Yay!
slouken Nov 18, 2015 @ 12:40am 
Originally posted by A Lone Gunman:
Audio Lag issue is fixed for me! Yay!
Yay! :)
jockebq Nov 18, 2015 @ 12:43am 
How do I install beta versions on the Steam Link?
"Added UI to opt in and out of the Steam Link beta firmware"
But to do this I have to have this version?

Is there any change in the AMD encoder performance?
rocklee_san Nov 18, 2015 @ 1:04am 
played some games and audio isue is fixed, only in menu is a little little lag audio isue.

Thanks_!
NeoxXx Nov 18, 2015 @ 2:16am 
Please, we need to play with XboxOne Wireless Controler.
Please Fix.
Homes Nov 18, 2015 @ 2:19am 
Excellent to see this update, thanks for the dedication to frequent updates.

Unfortunately for me I can't get the steam link beta opt in to work as described, so I'm hoping this update goes to public release quick :)

Edit: Scratch that, Windows was hiding the file extension, so the file name was in fact update_branch.txt.txt

Edit 2: That didn't fix it. Still unable to get a beta client on the steam link. Tried a factory reset, and update to latest public release after that. Even though it warned to remove the usb stick, i left it in but nothing happened. Oh well, get that update public please :)
Last edited by Homes; Nov 18, 2015 @ 2:46am
dannyhefc69 Nov 18, 2015 @ 5:38am 
Can you please add a more functional way of switching off Bluetooth controller i.e PS4. On my pc I hold L1, R1 and the ps button for 2 seconds. Much better than holding it for 10 seconds and giving the link a chance to turn back on if done to late
Last edited by dannyhefc69; Nov 18, 2015 @ 5:42am
Djidane Nov 18, 2015 @ 5:52am 
When I use this beta build, the system do not want to use hardware encoding anymore when SLI is activated (I double checked that the option was enabled in BPM). I have not this problem with the public release (and never had issue with SLI, and never experienced audio lag). I already switched back to the public release.


@dannyhefc69 For testing the beta release, I just followed the instructions to prepare the USB drive but I formatted it to ext4. Then, I plugged my USB drive and performed a factory reset (without unplugging it even if the system asked me to do so). It performed 2 updates : one to get to the most recent public release, and ont to get the beta release. Hope it helps ;).


EDIT : I'm performing new tests with the beta build because I noticed that it wasn't using Hardware Encoding anymore even with the public release untill I restarted Steam. So right know I'm reinstalling the beta build and will first restart Steam before testing it. I will update this post as soon as possible.

EDIT 2: Restarting Steam solved the problem !
Last edited by Djidane; Nov 18, 2015 @ 6:48am
LJ.42o™ Nov 18, 2015 @ 6:20am 
Originally posted by jockebq:
How do I install beta versions on the Steam Link?
"Added UI to opt in and out of the Steam Link beta firmware"
But to do this I have to have this version?

Is there any change in the AMD encoder performance?


Adding to this why in the steam link menu does it say AMD hardware encoding not recommended with steam link??

I have a 4690k and a R9 380 4GB, should i be using iGPU encoder?
Dentifrice Nov 18, 2015 @ 7:05am 
nice update ! No more audio lag

but still this big crackling/popping sound that seems to happens when you use wireless input devices such as steam controller or wireless mouse.. hopen the next update will fix that :D
Last edited by Dentifrice; Nov 18, 2015 @ 7:05am
smokey_1 Nov 18, 2015 @ 7:43am 
Audio lag fixed but now getting horrible sound distortion ingame.
Worse when there is loud or lots of things happening in the game.

Dunno if it helps,
Host:
Win10
Realtek 1150 codec (Z87 mobo) with .7661 Realtek Driver
GTX 980ti with 358.91 driver
Hardware encoder NVIFR

Client:
Steamlink

Last edited by smokey_1; Nov 18, 2015 @ 7:43am
dannyhefc69 Nov 18, 2015 @ 7:47am 
Originally posted by Boss Of All Bosses™:
Originally posted by jockebq:
How do I install beta versions on the Steam Link?
"Added UI to opt in and out of the Steam Link beta firmware"
But to do this I have to have this version?

Is there any change in the AMD encoder performance?


Adding to this why in the steam link menu does it say AMD hardware encoding not recommended with steam link??

I have a 4690k and a R9 380 4GB, should i be using iGPU encoder?

Yes keep the hardware encoding in host unchecked. I have an i7 4790 and R9 290x and I get 100% better performance with hardware encoding unchecked. Checked or unchecked in client makes no difference what so ever
Last edited by dannyhefc69; Nov 18, 2015 @ 7:50am
Tucu Nov 18, 2015 @ 7:51am 
Originally posted by dannyhefc69:
Originally posted by Boss Of All Bosses™:


Adding to this why in the steam link menu does it say AMD hardware encoding not recommended with steam link??

I have a 4690k and a R9 380 4GB, should i be using iGPU encoder?

Yes keep the hardware encoding in host unchecked. I have an i7 4790 and R9 290x and I get 100% better performance with hardware encoding unchecked. Checked or unchecked in client makes no difference what so ever

In my setup (2500K and 290X) the best encoder varies from game to game. Some work well with the AMD encoder, some with QuickSync and some need switching back to software encoding.
dannyhefc69 Nov 18, 2015 @ 7:53am 
I just keep it unchecked all the time and I haven't had any problems. What games are you running which need hardware encoding?
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