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Apple TV Client

Postby Armen » Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:57 pm

Hi,

I just download the new Apple TV application DVBLink Theater. It works pretty well and the interface is very user-friendly.
The only thing is that I have not 5.1 support in the programs and found any configuration setting to manage it. Is it planned to add 5.1 support in the apple TV application?
Thanks in advance.
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Re: Apple TV Client

Postby the_man » Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:15 am

It will be added in the todo list. But no any ETA and guarantee at the moment .
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Re: Apple TV Client

Postby Hagen » Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:50 pm

Hello,

I have the same problems.
Using transcoding is not possible because it needs up 90 seconds to change the channel.
Swipe left or right to switch channels is not working.
Biggest problem for me, timeshift is not working. There is no reaction if I press play/pause.


Will there be an update?
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Re: Apple TV Client

Postby the_man » Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:04 am

Will be.
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Re: Apple TV Client

Postby Hagen » Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:41 am

Thanks that sounds really good.
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Re: Apple TV Client

Postby Armen » Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:03 am

Hi!

I have another point to notify. I don't know if it has already been.
When reading my recording, when I want to go back or forward, I just have the time bar but no time displayed. It is a little embarrasing because I don't know how many time I go back or forward.
Another thing with this functionnality: Sometimes, I can't go back or forward when I pause the recording. I must close the video and reopen it to make it work.
Last thing: Button play/pause does not work. Only click on central pad can do it.

Thanks for reading.
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Re: Apple TV Client

Postby solomalee » Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:29 am

Armen wrote:Hi!
...Another thing with this functionnality: Sometimes, I can't go back or forward when I pause the recording. I must close the video and reopen it to make it work.
Last thing: Button play/pause does not work. Only click on central pad can do it...


I've been using the ATV version recently too and see similar problems with skip forward and back (getting through the adverts). It's really painful and sometimes the UI seems to be unpredictable. The ATV Controller doesn't make this any easier - wish I had skip forward and back buttons like the old remote :-(

Additionally...
- Sometimes the "scrub fwd/back panel" doesn't hide itself and sometimes it does.
- Sometimes after finding a forward point to playback from, play doesn't start.

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Re: Apple TV Client

Postby the_man » Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:27 pm

The update should be soon. There will be some improvements in the player itself and added a Timeshift for LiveTV.
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Re: Apple TV Client

Postby solomalee » Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:30 pm

Great, can't wait...

With MCE turning into an unreliable heap of stinking poop, and Kodi not passing WAF, all my money is on DVBlink ATV client right now 8)

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Re: Apple TV Client

Postby solomalee » Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:19 am

Any news on updates?

Still trying with the ATV client, we've taken to watching adverts now as the playback controls especially skip forward are really unusable.

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Re: Apple TV Client

Postby the_man » Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:09 am

It is under the final tests (was found a bug).
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Re: Apple TV Client

Postby nicdal » Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:30 am

Intercepting this thread with a few feature requests :twisted:

1. The swipe left/right is not very user-friendly. It would be better to have a mini-channel list to the right slide-in when swiping left. It should show channel icon, name and current playing program name.
It would make it easy to see what's showing on the other channels without stopping playback on current channel. And much easier to switch to another channel far away in the playlist.

2. An setting to start showing the last used channel when starting the app. Instead of starting in EPG view.

3. In EPG mode. When selecting a programme and hit "play/pause" button it should start playing this channel.

4. Auto-stop playing after X hours. I've noticed that my wife often turn off the TV and leave the Apple TV running without closing the app. So the Apple TV keeps using the tuner many many hours until we use the Apple TV again. It would make sense to get an "alert" after 4 hours without changing channel, counting down from 60 seconds. Simple hitting OK on the alert will extend the period. If you do nothing it should stop playing.

I would be happy help working on the app, have you thought about making it an open source project?
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Re: Apple TV Client

Postby cartz68 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:09 am

Has anyone else experienced lost audio on the Apple TV client using .m3u playlists?

I just logged the following ticket:

"Occasionally audio on a station will be lost. This does not occur while the channel is streaming, only after you have done something like change channels and return to the original channel (and this only happens occasionally).

When this happens, if you swipe down for info there are no audio tracks shown.

The only way to resolve this is to terminate the app (from Apple TV home screen, double tap home button, locate DVBLink Theatre and swipe up). Once you do this audio is fine again.

This happens frequently enough, that I have had it occur half a dozen times in the day since I downloaded the Apple TV app."
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Re: Apple TV Client

Postby the_man » Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:01 am

nicdal wrote:2. An setting to start showing the last used channel when starting the app. Instead of starting in EPG view.

3. In EPG mode. When selecting a programme and hit "play/pause" button it should start playing this channel.

These two requests will be added for considering of implementation.
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Re: Apple TV Client

Postby the_man » Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:09 am

cartz68 wrote:Has anyone else experienced lost audio on the Apple TV client using .m3u playlists?

I just logged the following ticket:

"Occasionally audio on a station will be lost. This does not occur while the channel is streaming, only after you have done something like change channels and return to the original channel (and this only happens occasionally).

When this happens, if you swipe down for info there are no audio tracks shown.

The only way to resolve this is to terminate the app (from Apple TV home screen, double tap home button, locate DVBLink Theatre and swipe up). Once you do this audio is fine again.

This happens frequently enough, that I have had it occur half a dozen times in the day since I downloaded the Apple TV app."



Have faced with such issue on some BBC channels. It happened in next scenario:
- broadcasts some advertising (has MPEG Audio ), have audio
- right after advertising is over, starts movie which have another audio track (AAC/E-AC-3) - lose audio
And usually simple play/pause resolves this issue
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