Monday, February 28, 2005


Kiss Firmware version 2.9.1 available

Kiss Technology has released firmware version 2.9.1 for several players, including the KISS DP-1500, KISS DP-1000 (PAL).

The 2.8.8 firmware was released shortly earlier but removed. Hopefully 2.9.1 is there to stay.


I did a full firmware update following the instructions on the web site. I was surprised that it did not loose any important configuration settings. The new firmware has several fixes and new features that previously was only available in customized hacked firmwares:

  • More video codecs supported

  • KML (Kiss Markup Language) finally improved.

  • Subtitle improvements: bigger font, code page selection, support for MPL2 format, improved synchronization, support for vplayer subtitles

  • Support for DivX DRM

  • Time setting uses multiple time servers

  • Playtime shown on display on SVCD Playback

More on the KML client

KML is a limited version of HTML that can be used to create web sites for the Kiss player. It is used by the player to display the WebRadio interface. With the new firmware you can finally create your own web site for the Kiss player on your PC-Link server. The player uses http to download the file index.kml from port 8888. The following KML example redirects to an existing site on the internet:

<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8' standalone='yes'?>
<GOTO href='' />

Another option is to use EzLink Next-Generation which comes with a built in KML server and a KML browser that makes it easier to test your pages.

There are several things I would like to put on my KML site:

  • Directory of other KML sites

  • A home page that allows me check mail and comments on the blog.

  • A info page that shows the weather forecast for the next few days and the top news headlines


  1. woops sorry, ive been doing alot of stuff over the lan and forgot about the lan ip, should be sorted now tho.

    to start with its like a personal test page, but i dont know where to go from there.

    probably just have links to as many sites as i can find, and a radio page with links to a few stations, and maybe a few other things

    thankyou for looking:)

  2. i cant restatart my dp 1000 device. Any one know why?

  3. The only restart method I have found is to unplug the cable. The latest firmware (2.9.3) is pretty good but it still requires a hard restart if it encounters a video with a codec it does not understand.