Channels is best in class. The interface is very well done. If you want changes, go over to their forum and ask for them. Try selling them on your ideas. They can be receptive.
You get what they pay for.
NedS wrote: ↑Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:57 pmWhat you were ranting about was that every DVR project should be forced to work together instead of doing their own thing... and on top of it, you wanted them to do so at a loss of profit, making their companies unsustainable. That might not have been your intention, but that is the natural result of what you were advocating for.breezytm wrote: ↑Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:19 amI can never understand why some people think what is acceptable to them must be acceptable to everyone. As if what they eat make everyone else ... you see where this is going.
You are entitled to be satisfied with half bake projects and I don't. Oh, wait I think I know why that is. Yes, it is because we are two completely different people with different desires.
By the way, I bought PlexPass I think $70 in 2013 to support the project. And Emby Premiere for like $30 when they switch from Mediabrowser 2 to Mediabrowser 3. Before the subscription I also used to donate. I used to be a huge community contributor for both projects. So don't assume. You know what happens when you do that.
I never liked WMC, and I don't want to use anything like that. I hate the interface used by cable companies on their own boxes. In my mind live TV is a delivery system, not something to dictate how and when I watch TV. Can you see how not everyone agrees, and why different companies will take different approaches?
The real reason any of this is a PITA is because of DRM and the companies that push it. A system designed to punish customers who play by the rules, but does little to stop the pirates. Cable companies also use things like DRM and CableCARD to make it hard to even make competing hardware, despite the fact that CableCARD was meant to do the opposite. If you want to see real progress in this space, that is where people need to focus their attention on. Imagine what we could do if we didn't have to spend so much time on stupid DRM.
I'm using WMC and will continue to use WMC because it is still the best at recording and providing a grid guide. I also use Plex for when I'm on the road, and because it has a grid guide as well.
We support Android TV Live Channels, including DRM support. Off hand I don't know if it's possible to ever do DRM recordings through that interface (I would have to ask our developers, I don't know the full extend of how Live Channels DVR works), but we always try to give customers options whenever we can. Everything not DRM protected already has a lot of options, far more than our competitors who would rather you use their specific app. The very nature of DRM basically S's us all, as far as what we are legally able to do with DRM-protected video.