DVBLink Live! (beta 5): DVBLink app for Android TV

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DVBLink Live! (beta 5): DVBLink app for Android TV

Postby Oberon » Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:24 pm

BETA5

The beta 5 of the DVBLink Live! app can be downloaded from the following link:
http://www.dvblogic.com/download/apk/DV ... ve.0.5.apk

- Fixed: Video player hangup (black screen, not possible to switch channels/get video stream until player reboot)

BETA4.1

- Added: Setting for audio delay (in milliseconds)

Audio delay setting can be positive or negative. It specifies a delay of audio stream relative to video stream in milliseconds. Applies only in passthrough mode. If your audio is earlier than video - set it to positive value.

BETA4

- Added: DVBLink server autodetection
- Added: selection of de-interlace method
- Added: experimental digital sound passthrough (off by default)

All audio/video settings are accessible from Channel Sources -> DVBLink.Live -> SETTINGS... button. Settings are saved automatically on exiting settings screen, there is no need to press OK button for that (but no harm also).

BETA3

- Fixed: EPG not loading on Android L
- Fixed: non-working deinterlace
- Fixed: player stability when switching channels

BETA2

Changes and fixes:
- Added DVBLink server authorization settings
- Added settings for video decoding hardware acceleration and de-interlacing
- Changed player life-cycle to application start/stop instead of re-init on each playback

BETA1
Here is the first release (please, consider it a beta) of the DVBLink Live!" app for Android TV platform.

It works as a backend of the "Live Channels" Google's app, supplying channels, epg and live TV streams.

The compatible Android TV products are: Nexus Player, NVidia Shield and Sony Android TV products (maybe others as well?..)

Demo video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcR_9rcbN2A

Installation is done using a "sideload" method:
http://phandroid.com/2014/11/26/how-to- ... us-player/

Known issues/points:
- The app is only about live TV (recorded TV is outside of the scope for Live Channels app)
- DVBLink server authorization is not supported yet
- Multiple audio tracks are detected and can be switched using Live Channels app menu. However all tracks have the name "Unknown". This is due ti limitation of tracks info presentation in Android TV.
- Subtitles/CC display is not implemented yet (that's a difficult one)
- We have not found the way for the app to display a long tv info (aka long description). If someone finds it - let us know please ;)

Looking forward to your feedback and thoughts!
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Re: DVBLink Live!: DVBLink app for Android TV (Live Channels

Postby tcviper » Wed Dec 09, 2015 5:39 pm

Getting http error: 1001 when trying to connect on Sony Android TV (Setup > added IP and port 8100, to our OSX DVBLink server, which is running fine). Maybe this is because there is no way to login? (authorization).
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Re: DVBLink Live!: DVBLink app for Android TV (Live Channels

Postby Oberon » Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:05 pm

Yep, authorization is currently not supported.
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Re: DVBLink Live!: DVBLink app for Android TV (Live Channels

Postby Oberon » Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:07 pm

Added a demo video on youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcR_9rcbN2A
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Re: DVBLink Live!: DVBLink app for Android TV (Live Channels

Postby tcviper » Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:20 pm

Would it be possible to support authentication please? :)
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Re: DVBLink Live!: DVBLink app for Android TV (Live Channels

Postby Oberon » Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:23 pm

tcviper wrote:Would it be possible to support authentication please? :)

In the next beta coming days.
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Re: DVBLink Live!: DVBLink app for Android TV (Live Channels

Postby tcviper » Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:58 pm

Cool, also, im getting a black screen (temporarily disabled authorization) on all channels on the TV, while when i try it in the browser it plays fine. Any idea?

Also going to settings doesnt work (Channel setup > DVBLink > settings) it just crashes settings for me.
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Re: DVBLink Live!: DVBLink app for Android TV (Live Channels

Postby lunapark » Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:44 pm

Ive got it up and running...

However I can only watch one channel and then I need to restart.
When I try to switch channel it freezes.

But it look great so far, and Im looking forward to next update :-)
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Re: DVBLink Live!: DVBLink app for Android TV (Live Channels

Postby Oberon » Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:18 am

Can you please provide the models of your player? Also test SD/HD playback?
The app is based on libvlc and I do not know if we can change a lot on video playback. We will add some extra controls for hardware acceleration availability, but that's probably it.
Maybe you can try installing VLC and playing a comparable video in it for testing.
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Re: DVBLink Live!: DVBLink app for Android TV (Live Channels

Postby tcviper » Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:24 am

VLC, Plex, Kodi play fine for me... with DVBLink installed I only get a black screen when playing any channel (HD or SD). It doesnt even show up the info of the channel just Number 1, 2 etc. It's a Sony X85C AndroidTV with only basics installed and the apps above.
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Re: DVBLink Live!: DVBLink app for Android TV (Live Channels

Postby Oberon » Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:15 am

tcviper wrote:VLC, Plex, Kodi play fine for me... with DVBLink installed I only get a black screen when playing any channel (HD or SD). It doesnt even show up the info of the channel just Number 1, 2 etc. It's a Sony X85C AndroidTV with only basics installed and the apps above.

Can you please check with VLC settings if it uses full hw acceleration, partial or just software decoding?
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Re: DVBLink Live!: DVBLink app for Android TV (Live Channels

Postby lunapark » Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:33 pm

Oberon wrote:Can you please provide the models of your player? Also test SD/HD playback?
The app is based on libvlc and I do not know if we can change a lot on video playback. We will add some extra controls for hardware acceleration availability, but that's probably it.
Maybe you can try installing VLC and playing a comparable video in it for testing.


I'm testing on Nexus Player wih only SD-channels.
I have'nt changed anything in VLC settings.
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Re: DVBLink Live!: DVBLink app for Android TV (Live Channels

Postby duffeye » Thu Dec 10, 2015 6:20 pm

great stuff oberon. im using nvidia shield tv. will let you know how its working when i get home from work.

This is a gamechanger.
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Re: DVBLink Live!: DVBLink app for Android TV (Live Channels

Postby duffeye » Thu Dec 10, 2015 7:37 pm

not working for me. on nvidia shield with latest firmware. tried with transcoding turned on and off in dvblink settings.
i get a black screen when i select a channel. no guide data populated but i do have channel names and numbers
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Re: DVBLink Live!: DVBLink app for Android TV (Live Channels

Postby Oberon » Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:31 pm

The guide data is populated in the background. It might take a minute or two before it actually comes.
If it still does not come also after that timeout, we would need access to your machine over the internet to see what the issue is. if you can arrange this kind of access (open dvblink ports to internet so that we can access the server), please let me know in the PM.

The black screen issue is strange.
We will prepare a new version where hardware decoding can be set on or off for testing.
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