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How do I upgrade my Digital Player to Manic Moose

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:45 pm
by Chris Rice
What is Manic Moose?

Manic Moose will be the third major firmware release for Bryston's digital player line up (BDP-1 & BDP-2). The first was Canadian Beaver (S0) and the second being Loony Loon (S1). This new iteration will be based on a minimal build of the Debian Wheezy Linux distribution and will contain a number of enhancements based on what worked in the previous major releases and what didn't work.

Why is this post?

To keep BDP customers informed on the status of the project and to get customer input.

How do I get Manic Moose?

These instructions should provide you with everything to install manic moose without taking your BDP apart.

In the event the update fails you'll want to make sure your able to take the top off of your unit, to do this you'll need a torx 8 screw driver and some patients/muscles as those screws are really on there. You'll also need a compact flash card reader to reflash the CF card inside of the BDP that contains the firmware, instructions on how to do this can be found from this link: (Pages 3 & 4)

Once you have manic moose installed you'll likely want to upgrade to the latest build, the link below explains how to do this

Re: How do I upgrade my Digital Player to Manic Moose

Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:04 am
by Pundamilia
I have tried three times to upgrade my BDP-1 to Manic Moose according to these instructions and I keep getting this error:
Update Started - 2015/12/18-0:50:23
Downloading New Firmware (this may take awhile)- 2015/12/18-0:50:23

Checking Firmware Integrity - 2015/12/18-0:50:23
Upgrade Failed:initrd, 2 - 2015/12/18-0:50:23

I am using a MacBook Pro running OS X 10.10.5.

I even downloaded the .bin file again in case it was corrupted in the download, but I just get the same result.

Can you tell me what I am doing wrong?


Rick Mili

Re: How do I upgrade my Digital Player to Manic Moose

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:13 pm
by Chris Rice
Sounds like your not doing anything wrong, but there does sound like theirs an issue with the BDP's internal storage. We might be able to fix it remotely by logging into one of your computers using our remote service program (teamviewer) or if your up to it you could also re-flash the cf card (i've linked related documents below). ... nstall.pdf ... ources.pdf