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    I have tried it on my Nexus 5 - seems to crash whenever I rotate the screen - or in general when in landscape orientation - have not gotten further than that

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccihon View Post
    I have tried it on my Nexus 5 - seems to crash whenever I rotate the screen - or in general when in landscape orientation - have not gotten further than that
    I can't seem to reproduce that on my HTC Desire. Is it in any particular part of the app (TV Guide, Recordings etc) or are you seeing that happen in all areas?

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    Right, got it running after a couple of hickups (my fault).
    I will go back and re-read the previous posts to see what has been happening. But so far seems to work fine - browsing the guide, watching live and recordings along with scheduling recordings.
    Is it normal to prompt each time as to which viewer to use when playing a recording or live tv, I couldn't see anything in settings to select one in particular.
    And just a usability thought - in the tv guide, for me, I'd like the cursor to point to current time on the right hand side when moving up/down the channels.

    But so far working well and reliably.

    Thanks.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P7310, Android 4.0.4


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    Quote Originally Posted by martint123 View Post
    Right, got it running after a couple of hickups (my fault).
    I will go back and re-read the previous posts to see what has been happening. But so far seems to work fine - browsing the guide, watching live and recordings along with scheduling recordings.
    Great.

    Is it normal to prompt each time as to which viewer to use when playing a recording or live tv, I couldn't see anything in settings to select one in particular.
    This is a tricky one from a design point of view, although not difficult to do. Playback issues have affected quite a few users and it can depend on which 3rd-party player app people use. As a result of that I figured having a 'chooser' would at least allow people to have more than one 3rd-party player installed and choose one which works best for live tv (for example) and a different one for recordings and so on.

    I'll look at putting in a setting which would either automatically use the system default or prompt with the chooser.

    And just a usability thought - in the tv guide, for me, I'd like the cursor to point to current time on the right hand side when moving up/down the channels.
    Ouch, you touched a nerve there. That has been bugging me for a while but as it was mostly cosmetic it slipped the net. I thought I had it fixed this morning and it seemed to work fine until I moved between the different guide views and it all went kerplooey - so back to the drawing board (as they say).

    But so far working well and reliably.
    Great. I've got two things I'm looking at before another beta release. One is the issue you mention above WRT setting the current time of day position and the other is the Search facility which isn't updating correctly each day. Hopefully if I can nail those down I'll push out 2.1.4 as a Beta with the aim of going public.

    Cheers,
    Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by bgowland View Post
    I'll look at putting in a setting which would either automatically use the system default or prompt with the chooser.
    I like the chooser... it's not too difficult to see a situation for example where mpg files of different origins might need different players...

    Alex

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACTCMS View Post
    I like the chooser... it's not too difficult to see a situation for example where mpg files of different origins might need different players...

    Alex
    Agreed, it has been a fairly common issue when it comes to playback. I think originally nDroid would simply let the OS find the default but I changed it to force using the chooser so people could experiment with different players.

    I can see a situation where some users may be comfortable with one particular player being able to handle everything they need though. Adding a Settings option to use the system default won't be a major problem.

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by bgowland View Post
    I can see a situation where some users may be comfortable with one particular player being able to handle everything they need though.
    Just like it's PC variant, VLC has played everything I have so far thrown at it. (admittedly, not a huge amount so far)


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    Quote Originally Posted by martint123 View Post
    Just like it's PC variant, VLC has played everything I have so far thrown at it. (admittedly, not a huge amount so far)
    Well my aim is to offer an option to use the NEWA JSON APIs to use VLC at the PC end to transcode before streaming. In theory with a small number of transcode profiles the end user won't have to swap Android players around too much.

    There's a lot of work to be done to move over to the NEWA APIs though so it's going to take (at least) another few versions yet. Using VLC at the PC is a priority though.

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    Ok, couple of things. Just managed to figure out the testing, "Verification Needed" once I clicked on that all was fine, thought I'd jumped through all necessary hoops but missed that one.
    First I am in New Zealand so TV signals and file types may differ from what you guys are used to.
    So Running Android 4.11 on a Nextbook 7D12R using VLC player. Can play live TV on most channels TV3 will not play nicely, freezes on first frame, audio ok then scrambled picture then a new frozen frame.
    Recordings are a different matter. All I get is "VLC has encountered a problem playing the file refresh the library" or something like that. Had this with 2.0.1 now trying 2.1.7.
    Could post error logs if I had a clue where to find them and which ones apply to thia problem.
    Cheer SB

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    Found the answer, transcoding over wi-fi. I set to... Streaming options/Recordings(wi-fi)/ 1200k. Which is good, because that setting did nothing for me on v 2.0.1. So far all good. I'll try harder to break it ;-)

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