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free App "vuplusTV" for Apple TV

Discussion in 'Ipad, Iphone, Android & Other Tablets' started by ssbmaccom, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. ssbmaccom

    ssbmaccom Vu+ Newbie

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    Sorry for my late reply. I checked with my setup (AppleTV 4 with Vu+ Solo2) and "Zap on STB" worked like intended. I would need to get into this in more detail. Which Image do you use? Which version of OpenWebIF?
    Please get back to me.

    1. Is the whole channel not shown or is the PIcon missing?
    2. The App is reloading the PIcons that are older than 8 hours on the AppleTV to reduce the load this puts on the STB. So after installing a new PIcon set, it may take a while until the PIcons get reloaded.
    3. The playback is completely handled by the VLCKit (which is the videolan engine embedded into my app). I do not have influence on this. But next version (close to release) comes with a new version of VLCKit which may handle these cases better.
    4. I tried with different setting for buffer size, indeed, it did not help that much. But I could couple it with the remote connection setting.
    5. I started to work on Full-EPG (maybe an in-App purchase), state is between Proof-of-concept and Alpha. Of course selecting a show in the future will then offer to add a timer for it, showing this channel does not make sense ;-)
    6. Well, at least the app remembers the last opened bouquet and shows its channels. Consider to sort your bouquets on the box or remove the ones you do not need. Adding a filter for Bouquet name is error prone and quite some effort to implement.

    BTW: from the feedback I got from various locations, the new version of the tvOS version will introduce a Sleep-Timer.
     
  2. jjhetfield

    jjhetfield Vu+ Newbie

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    I am running it on an AppleTV 4k with VU+ Uno 4k.
    As for the questions/points above:
    1. The whole channel. It is the SD version of a HD channel - the HD channel is shown alright, the SD is not. Both are visible / playable on any other client (Kodi and VLC on Windows, OSMC and LibreElec, OpenWebIF).
    2. Understood. It might be useful to have a "refresh picons" button which triggers a re-download. Or, if the AppleTV supports it, a "rsync" feature would be even nicer. But this is not critical.
    3. Looking forward to the new version. I suspect there's insufficient buffering in the beginning (as the playback starts almost instantly) and then, as soon as there are some packets lost, the playback is trying to catch up with the live signal.
    4-6. Alright.

    7. Forgot to mention: is there some reason for which the deinterlacing setting is not global? BoB works fine for me and it's great that each channel remembers, but would be useful to have it set globally (and perhaps being able to switch it to something else for other channels.

    By the way, is there some way to use transcoding? I imagine this could be just an option during playback (i.e. "switch to transcoded stream").
    Thanks a lot for the support. This is a nice app and I would really like to see it develop further.
     
  3. HomeCoach

    HomeCoach Vu+ Newbie

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    Hi,

    I´m using this great App on my AppleTV 4k with my SoloSE and Duo2. Everything works fine. LiveTV is really perfect :D.

    But I have a problem to access my recordings. I have mounted a directory on my NAS via the "automounts.xml" and I have several Sub- and Sub-Sub-Directories. But in the App I can´t see all directories! Only 3 Subdirectories are shown but there are many more.

    Is this a known issue? Or do I something wrong?

    Many thanks in advance
    HC
     
  4. ssbmaccom

    ssbmaccom Vu+ Newbie

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    1. Not sure, what the SD version of an HD channel is. Usually the box is using gstreamer to re-stream the stream it gets from the tuner (with or without CAM) to the network. So either the stream is SD (576i PAL?) or it is HD. Downsampling the stream would mean it gets transcoded.
    2. I consider a "refresh picon" in one of the follow up versions. I did not consider this as important yet, as usually most people are not changing their PIcon set that often.
    3. I am not sure, if it is insufficient buffering, it could simply be, that VLCKit is starting to playback some parts while other parts are in configuration. EG, shows video frames before audio playback is ready. This results in the hick-up when starting a stream.
    7. By default VLCKit is using blend for all streams, including progressive ones (which is a bug in VLCKit). I have added the saving of the deinterlacer per service so you can disable it for progressive services and pick special ones for dedicated channels. Deinterlacing is always a compromise and each deinterlacer has its pro and con which mostly depends on the program contents. Too bad, so many service still use interlaced streams. For me 720p looks better than 1080i even 720p gets scaled.

    You also sent this question via mail? I answered it already...
    To others: the problem is, that OpenWebIF API is returning the contents of a dedicated file on the box describing the directories, where recordings are stored. When you create subdirectories via FTP, SSH or in your case maybe with the webinterface of your NAS, these directories are not added to this dedicated file and then the API does not tell about it. OWIF is more flexible when gathering these directories as it runs on the box itself and easily query the file system.
    Try to create a new directory on the box or using OWIF. This will add the entry in the file. Then move the files on your NAS to these directories - should work then.
     
  5. HomeCoach

    HomeCoach Vu+ Newbie

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    Yes! :) Many thanks :happy:
     
  6. jjhetfield

    jjhetfield Vu+ Newbie

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    @1: Sorry, I was not clear. The same channel is broadcasted twice by the provider, on two separate frequencies (ChannelX "SD" and ChannelX "HD" - one in 576, the other in 1080). The SD channel is not shown at all, while the HD one is. They are both visible in any other client.

    I read on a different forum that you're currently testing the new version. How do we go about getting access to it for helping with the tests (or when will the new version be published in the AppStore)?
     
  7. ssbmaccom

    ssbmaccom Vu+ Newbie

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    Sorry, that I get back to you that late. Anyway - I submitted Version 1.1 for iOS and 1.5 for tvOS to AppStore Review yesterday. I hope both versions will be available in the AppStore before the holidays.
    For follow-up topics, just get back to me via PM or using the support form at vuplustv.com. I can add you to testflight then. I give details about the requirements then.
    Enjoy the holiday!!
     
  8. Joeppie

    Joeppie Vu+ Newbie

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    Good afternoon,
    What a great app! I use it on my Apple TV. The only thing which I can't get to work is "recordings". I don't see the recordings on the HDD. Also there is no option to select a Subdir (like on the ipad app). Can somebody help me?

    Regards,
    Patrick
     
  9. ssbmaccom

    ssbmaccom Vu+ Newbie

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    The App is sending a request to OpenWebIF (same on both iOS and tvOS) for the "locations" where recordings are stored. These are the paths on the STB drive, which are stored in a small config file on the STB. When no locations are reported then no locations are shown. I assume the "main" movies path is shown in the App but it might be empty, as all recordings you did went into subdirectories, right?
    The issue appears, when you set up the subdirectories without using OpenWebIF or directly on the STB. This is the only way, these new subdiretories are added to this config file and thus reported to my App. This happens, when you create the subdirectories via FTP or with some plub-ins not doing it correctly, these subdirectories are not shown in the App because it does not know about these.
    The mimic the behavior of other Apps and even OpenWebIF itself in the browser, the App would need to iterate through the know locations for subdirectories and re-iterate from there or it would not use the list of locations to switch from one path to another directly. For my point of view this would be feasible, but would put some extra workload on the STB as I have to send even more requests to it - and some STBs really get to their edge with the number of requests I send - an STB is not a real Webserver...

    The file you might need to check (or edit manually) on the STB in /etc/enigma2/settings. It is a pure text file you can edit with a reasonable sophisticated TextEditor. It has some "ini" style syntax. Each line starts with "config.". Search this file for "config.movielist.videodirs=". There you see a list of paths in single quotes, separated by comma and encapsulated in square brackets. I assume your list will likely only contain one entry and looks like

    config.movielist.videodirs=['/hdd/movie/']

    Subdirectories you may have on your STB are not listed there. But you can add them (just keep a backup of the file). In my case it looks like

    config.movielist.videodirs=['/hdd/movie/', '/hdd/movie/SciFi/', '/media/hdd/movie/vuplustvtest/']

    Just as a sample for the right syntax.

    To avoid future issues, you should always create subdirectories from OpenWebIF in the browser or on the STB.
     
  10. Joeppie

    Joeppie Vu+ Newbie

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    Great, that worked for me!!! One more question. I see that it is possible to select a subtitle. Does it need to be embedded in the video, or can it also be an .srt file?
     
  11. ssbmaccom

    ssbmaccom Vu+ Newbie

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    It has to be in the stream. Use of SRT-files are not supported (even VLCKit can support them) because it is a bit tedious how to make them available to the App, esp. on AppleTV.
     
  12. Joeppie

    Joeppie Vu+ Newbie

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    Ok, clear! Many thanks!
     
  13. Rave Maus

    Rave Maus Vu+ Newbie

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    I see the last answer was on feb. 18, but hopefully this topic is still "live".

    It seems to be a very nice app on the Apple TV 4K, so I tried to install it. I tried it both on my iPhone as well as on my Apple TV 4K.
    My settop-box is a Vu+Duo2 with OpenATV 6.3 running on it.

    What happens: after opening the app, I enter the box his IP-adress, the line "info" tells me I have a Duo2 with OpenATV 6.3 on it. Then a few seconds later the app crashes/shuts down. It happens both on the iPhone and the Apple TV.
    It's the latest version of the app available on the app store. What could be the issue?

    thanks
    Gert

    PS: If you need more information about settings/configuration, please ask me!
     
  14. pearlus

    pearlus Vu+ Newbie

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    Exactly my problem, I suspect issue started few weeks back with tvOS update :(
     
  15. Thomas67

    Thomas67 Vip

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    Are both using ATV image?

    I have the same app on my Ipad and have no issues at all with this app.
    But i have Blackhole 3.0.9 image and it also works fine with OBH 4.3
     
  16. Richardfm

    Richardfm Vu+ Newbie

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    I have the same problem at Pli 7.1 or 7.2 with the Ipad or IPhone. The screen is comming on and after 2-4 seconds iT stop.
     
  17. Rave Maus

    Rave Maus Vu+ Newbie

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    I've contacted the developer and there're bugs with downloading the picons in OpenAtv. I'm indeed also running OpenAtv 6.3.

    A friend of mine tested this app icw a Duo 2 running on VTI11. This works fine.
     
  18. Richardfm

    Richardfm Vu+ Newbie

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    On the Apple store is only version 1.2.
    No version 1.4...

    I have openPli 7.2 and have no reasen To stay, but what is better and why To choose forBH or OBH?
     
  19. Rave Maus

    Rave Maus Vu+ Newbie

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    I found the solution:
    The actual app has problems with channel lists equipped with IP channels. The Dutch "Henk" and "Hans" sat lists don't work with the app. I've downloaded a channel list without those IP channels and everything works fine now.
     
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  20. Richardfm

    Richardfm Vu+ Newbie

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    WoW Rave, great good news. Top top top.
    Where To download this channellist?
     

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