Asus issued a minor firmware update for the O!Play HD Media Player today. Or rather, the firmware update appeared on the Asus support page for a few hours and then disappeared. Update: It’s back online.
The good news is that it does offer a few more options for sorting your media, allowing you to sort audio files, for example, by date, folder, album, singer, genre, and recently played.
The bad news is that these options only work for physical media (hard drives, flash drives) plugged into the O!Play. There doesn’t appear to be an easy way to sort media stored on a shared network drive, which means you still have to browse for a folder and scroll through a list of files. Speaking of scrolling, there’s no speed adjustment yet, which means that if you have a few hundred files to scroll through, you’d best be prepared to sit there for a while.
You can read more about the update here.