Is this Product Still Supported

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Re: Is this Product Still Supported

Postby ashley » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:03 am

@Oberon, I see you made a very interesting comment here;
viewtopic.php?p=118621&sid=efc209ea1717dce75c712650513872e1#p118621
“Plex DVR, by the way, is built on top of DVBLink streaming stack:)”

Does this mean you now work for Plex or your primary product focus is now Plex DVR?

Its especially interesting to me as the patent issues around Grid based EPG have now been overcome and Plex is committing to a grid based EPG before the end of the year.
This was one of the main obstacles for me to using Plex for DVR.

@Oberon, can we expect a similar supported tuner list to the tuner list supported via dvblink?
Is it expected to provide the EPG on an additional subscription basis or is it likely part of a Plex subscription?
Are the dvblink products likely to co-exist with the Plex DRV product?
Are you the main developer of all things DVR in Plex?
Where should we be discussing Plex DVR specific wish lists for them to be picked up?

https://forums.plex.tv/discussion/28955 ... -a-licious
"Is Plex going to implement a grid view?

YES, we are planning to add a grid view! More than just planning, we expect it sometime in the next few months, before the end of the year (can't provide an exact date). That is our hope, though not guaranteed.
What's taken so long?

Grid view was covered by many patents and initially was shelved due to legal concerns. Thanks to feedback from users (and even employees), the point came where we had to figure a way to do this. I'm thrilled to write that we are now working on it!

Stay tuned!"
(you need to be a plex account to view the forum post)

cheers
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Re: Is this Product Still Supported

Postby Oberon » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:48 am

ashley wrote:Does this mean you now work for Plex or your primary product focus is now Plex DVR?

Its especially interesting to me as the patent issues around Grid based EPG have now been overcome and Plex is committing to a grid based EPG before the end of the year.
This was one of the main obstacles for me to using Plex for DVR.

Plex DVR, although its streaming is based on DVBLink streaming, is and stays a separate product. We are not working for them.
As for grid interface - our new product will have it. I cannot comment on Plex here.
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Re: Is this Product Still Supported

Postby uthall » Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:38 pm

@Oberon

The recent version 6 update, is this the update you previously referred to, or is it an interim update.

It looks much the same as the old version, IPTV steam hang still remains, so i assume this isnt the major update you referred to?
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Re: Is this Product Still Supported

Postby ashley » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:52 pm

not sure which list you are looking at , but there haven't been any significant changes on the product for months;
The changelist is here; viewtopic.php?f=55&t=31285
you'll see the last few builds have just been builds to support specific NAS devices, with no real changes.
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Re: Is this Product Still Supported

Postby ashley » Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:17 pm

Oberon wrote:We will update you all when product will be ready for beta - as it is planned now approx. Christmas time

Hi @Oberon, happy holidays to you guys! Any ideas of when we can hope for an updated ETA of an announcement?
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Re: Is this Product Still Supported

Postby Oberon » Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:25 pm

We have been planning a beta end this year. It looks now like it will be mid-end Jan 2018.
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Re: Is this Product Still Supported

Postby ashley » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:59 am

hi @Oberon, are thing still on track for a mid to end Jan 2018 beta release.
More importantly to me is are you able to provide nay insight into how the product will be different to the current version and what sort of features will be included?
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Re: Is this Product Still Supported

Postby ashley » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:29 am

I guess now it is Feb 2018, the launch date has come and gone. @Oberon, any comments?
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Re: Is this Product Still Supported

Postby Oberon » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:47 am

As classics say "It's done when it's done" ;)
Working hard on it. Need another 2 weeks before beta (fingers crossed).
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Re: Is this Product Still Supported

Postby Traxx » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:54 am

Oberon wrote:As classics say "It's done when it's done" ;)
Working hard on it. Need another 2 weeks before beta (fingers crossed).



Will this be a public beta? Or at least by invitation for some users of this forum upon their request? :)
I would guess, that among the users here are some of the longest users and - more important - quite heavy users running servers, multiple tuners, multiple clients...
Would be quite suitable for some beta testing ;)

Or could you at least give us a brief changelog, so that we can decide if its the right product for us at all.
Because if your plan is to remove even more advanced settings or important features like series recording, multiple tuner support, Kodi compatibility etc. I would stick to version 6 and be very sad....
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Re: Is this Product Still Supported

Postby Oberon » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:43 am

It is a new product, largely written from the scratch. So, there will be definitely a period of public beta testing.

This new product has been developed with a goal to make it simpler - simpler to install, to understand, to use and to maintain.

The main changes are (but not limited to):
- New software architecture, making product faster and resource efficient
- Single installer, no separate products. There will be all-in-one product, where its different parts can be activated if needed.
- Fully functional free basic desktop product immediately after install, without activation (functionality, comparable to DVBLink Player)
- No web browser access. Instead there will be desktop applications for Win/Mac/Ubuntu/Debian to configure server and to watch TV
- Combined product for all sources - e.g. DVB, IPTV, File etc. There will be no need to install extra products for different TV sources
- New configuration UI with wizard for channel scan
- Support for channels of different DVB standards on the same tuner, albeit not at the same time
- No Windows MediaCenter support
- No Dreambox support
- No separate "DVBLink EPG Loader for xxx"-like products support
- largely improved IPTV playlist support (tags, automatic epg mapping, logo, automatic favorites etc.)
- From smart plugins - only dvbjcam will be supported, but then - on all x86 based platforms (including Win, Mac, Ubuntu and compatible NASes)
- Completely reworked paradigm of selected and merged channels. There will be no more extra step for channel selection. All scanned channels will be automatically available, but can be hidden. Likewise, all channels will be automatically merged by server if scanned from the same provider. The benefit - much easier maintenance on channel changes. The downside - channel merge between tuners of different DVB standards is not supported anymore.
- Reworked Android and iOS/Apple TV apps
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Re: Is this Product Still Supported

Postby Oberon » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:49 am

And, yes, there will be a special upgrade track for current DVBLink owners.
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Re: Is this Product Still Supported

Postby TeHaX » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:03 am

What does it mean "- No separate EPG loaders support"? No xml import possible?
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Re: Is this Product Still Supported

Postby Oberon » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:05 am

TeHaX wrote:What does it mean "- No separate EPG loaders support"? No xml import possible?

xml- yes. It means "No separate DVBLink EPG Loader for xxx"-like products.
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Re: Is this Product Still Supported

Postby TonVH » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:06 am

TeHaX wrote:What does it mean "- No separate EPG loaders support"? No xml import possible?


That's bad. I want to use my own EPG loader. First it is free, second contains more and better info.

Important question: will it have better scheduling???????
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