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by tmm1
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Third Party Software
Topic: Channels DVR + DRM
Replies: 11
Views: 1045

Re: Channels DVR + DRM

You really ought to complain to them about that, and file an FCC complaint if you don't get anywhere. It's a violation of federal code to DRM protect local broadcast channels. 47 CFR 76.1904 (a) Commercial audiovisual content delivered as unencrypted broadcast television shall not be encoded so as ...
by tmm1
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Third Party Software
Topic: Channels DVR + DRM
Replies: 11
Views: 1045

Channels DVR + DRM

TL;DR: No, we're not adding support for DRM. But: if you have a PRIME and many of your basic cable channels are DRMd, we may have a solution for you ! Hi everyone. Some of you may recognize me as one of the devs behind the Channels app and Channels DVR. Channels started as a way to improve our own ...
by tmm1
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: HDHomeRun OTA Live for Roku
Replies: 113
Views: 8523

Re: HDHomeRun OTA Live for Roku

I have a theory about why Comcast channels have problems and engineering is going to look into it. It may not be something that can be fixed on our side since ultimately it would be a bug in the Roku player, but if it is what I think it is we can report it to Roku and tell them exactly what's wrong...
by tmm1
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Fire Stick 4k
Replies: 155
Views: 21700

Re: Fire Stick 4k

The green screen bug was fixed a month or so ago, but there are still some hangs/crashes on interlaced content (particularly interlaced h264) which have been promised but not yet delivered.
by tmm1
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Fire Stick 4k
Replies: 155
Views: 21700

Re: Fire Stick 4k

I have just received a call from amazon support after leaving a 1 star review on the amazon fire stick 4k. They basically just said that they are aware of the problem and will release the update when they have a fix. No timeline on when that will be. Could be soon, could be not so soon. So I am stu...
by tmm1
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Third Party Software
Topic: Channels Apps Are Now Free for DVR Subscribers
Replies: 57
Views: 7613

Re: Channels Apps Are Now Free for DVR Subscribers

NYPlayer wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:30 am
Is there anywhere where navigating the Channels App is documented ?
Searching or posting on our community site is the best bet for now. We know this isn't a great experience, so documentation/guides are one of our big focus areas for 2019.
by tmm1
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Third Party Software
Topic: Channels Apps Are Now Free for DVR Subscribers
Replies: 57
Views: 7613

Re: Channels Apps Are Now Free for DVR Subscribers

Very surprised Channels hasn't implemented any sort of toggle last channel either. I feel they could be better in this area. I do like how Kodi shows previous watched channels in order. If you're using a remote with a play/pause button, you can double click it to switch to the last channel. I'm als...
by tmm1
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: roku media player works - why no app?
Replies: 56
Views: 17844

Re: roku media player works - why no app?

All apps on Roku use the exact same player. There is only one player and decoder available.
by tmm1
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Development Support
Topic: Possible to flag primarily audio channels in the EPG?
Replies: 3
Views: 467

Re: Possible to flag primarily audio channels in the EPG?

FYI, there is a bit in the MPEGTS PMT for music channels which signals that the video stream consists of still images.

See still_picture_flag in the video_stream_descriptor (H.222 2.6.2)
by tmm1
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Fire Stick 4k
Replies: 155
Views: 21700

Re: Fire Stick 4k

In the Channels app, we have noticed an issue with the hardware decoder on the 4K Stick where it will crash after decoding video for a while. It then refuses to work at all until you reboot the device. This is a bug in the video decoder and has nothing to do with Wi-Fi or any app.
by tmm1
Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Third Party Software
Topic: Channels Apps Are Now Free for DVR Subscribers
Replies: 57
Views: 7613

Re: Channels Apps Are Now Free for DVR Subscribers

Happy Black Friday! All of our apps are 40% off today!

https://getchannels.com/buy/

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by tmm1
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: roku media player works - why no app?
Replies: 56
Views: 17844

Re: roku media player works - why no app?

Too early to tell what this means for Channels. We're already strapped for resources trying to support Apple/Amazon/Google eco-systems. Even if Roku can play mpeg2, there are plenty of limitations that make it hard to implement the Channels experience we expect. 15s tune times are almost a non-start...
by tmm1
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: roku media player works - why no app?
Replies: 56
Views: 17844

Re: roku media player works - why no app?

Dug out my Roku Express (3700X) and updated to 9.0 Roku Media Player can play both OTA mpeg2 and PTV h264 feeds directly off my QUATRO. Takes about 15 seconds to start playback, but then it's fine. Looks to be deinterlaced, and no framedrops. Quality looks pretty great for a cheap old roku device. H...