Where to get the Win10 app other than through the store?

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CZ Eddie
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Where to get the Win10 app other than through the store?

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I don't use the MS Store. Where else can I get the Win10 app?
I'm sure this question has been asked a dozen times but I had a hard time finding anything with my search.

Is the app required to take advantage of the guide that is offered for $35/year?
I just want the guide for my JRiver setup with an HDHomeRun tuner and don't need the HDHR DVR or service otherwise.

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Re: Where to get the Win10 app other than through the store?

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If you have UWP sideloading enabled then the Windows installer will also install the Windows 10 app: https://download.silicondust.com/hdhome ... indows.exe

If you want to use guide data outside of the HDHomeRun app (and have 14 days of guide data), then you will need a DVR subscription for the XMLTV API to work.

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Re: Where to get the Win10 app other than through the store?

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NedS wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:23 pm If you have UWP sideloading enabled then the Windows installer will also install the Windows 10 app: https://download.silicondust.com/hdhome ... indows.exe
That's great, thanks!
NedS wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:23 pm If you want to use guide data outside of the HDHomeRun app (and have 14 days of guide data), then you will need a DVR subscription for the XMLTV API to work.
Ahh, no I'm asking... do I need to install the Win10 HDHomeRun app in order to use the guide in JRiver?
I already know about the $35.

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Re: Where to get the Win10 app other than through the store?

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The HDHomeRun app itself would not be needed.

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Re: Where to get the Win10 app other than through the store?

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Thanks for the info!
I want to keep this particular PC as simple as possible.

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Re: Where to get the Win10 app other than through the store?

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NedS wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:23 pm If you have UWP sideloading enabled then the Windows installer will also install the Windows 10 app: https://download.silicondust.com/hdhome ... indows.exe
This did not work. I've tried it now on two different Win10 PC's.
I enable sideloading.
Reboot.
Open Powershell and install hdhomerun_windows.exe
And after the install is completed, I get a message saying something like "You'll need a new app to open this.... Windows Store".
And the viewing app has not installed, only the setup program has installed.

Any suggestions?

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Re: Where to get the Win10 app other than through the store?

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It might still need the MPEG2 codec download from the Microsoft Store. I'm not sure if there's a way to load that outside of the store.

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Re: Where to get the Win10 app other than through the store?

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NedS wrote: Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:21 pm It might still need the MPEG2 codec download from the Microsoft Store. I'm not sure if there's a way to load that outside of the store.
Is there a reason SiliconDust can't just offer this software as a download on the website?

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Re: Where to get the Win10 app other than through the store?

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Check out my last reply in this thread: viewtopic.php?t=74398

Hopefully that helps.

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Re: Where to get the Win10 app other than through the store?

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martincjose wrote: Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:38 am Check out my last reply in this thread: viewtopic.php?t=74398

Hopefully that helps.
martincjose wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:37 am I downloaded 20200225 version (https://download.silicondust.com/hdhome ... 200225.exe) of hdhomerun and that did install the viewer correctly. So it looks like it's a issue with the newer version.

Hey, thanks Martin. That did install the viewer for me.
It's not working, not playing/showing any channels. But at least it installed.
Now I know it's not something I'm doing wrong.
This is not a big deal for me so I'll wait for SiliconDust to fix their software install issues and perhaps that will also fix my playback issue.
If not then I can troubleshoot that another time.

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Re: Where to get the Win10 app other than through the store?

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CZ Eddie wrote: Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:05 am
NedS wrote: Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:21 pm It might still need the MPEG2 codec download from the Microsoft Store. I'm not sure if there's a way to load that outside of the store.
Is there a reason SiliconDust can't just offer this software as a download on the website?
Other than Microsoft getting really mad at us for distributing their software without their permission?

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Re: Where to get the Win10 app other than through the store?

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NedS wrote: Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:58 pm Other than Microsoft getting really mad at us for distributing their software without their permission?
I don't understand why it's an issue with Win10 but not earlier versions.
But okay.

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Re: Where to get the Win10 app other than through the store?

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CZ Eddie wrote: Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:28 pm
NedS wrote: Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:58 pm Other than Microsoft getting really mad at us for distributing their software without their permission?
I don't understand why it's an issue with Win10 but not earlier versions.
But okay.
Oops, I'm so sorry, you're right, that wouldn't be an issue because it was working earlier this year. Let me see what I can figure out using a fresh Windows install and trying to install the app without the Microsoft Store. I'll comb through the different old versions and find where it stopped working, and work with the dev team to see what changed.

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Re: Where to get the Win10 app other than through the store?

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We do provide the app on our website, as part of the HDHomeRun Windows Software installer.

The issue seems to be it isn't installing for you for some reason.

Nick

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Re: Where to get the Win10 app other than through the store?

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nickk wrote: Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:31 am We do provide the app on our website, as part of the HDHomeRun Windows Software installer.
Corrrect
nickk wrote: Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:31 am The issue seems to be it isn't installing for you for some reason.
Corrrect

Sorry, wasn't sure what the point of your post was?

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