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Old 06-03-2014, 06:46 PM   #61
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I'm talking about in home. Downloads aren't very convenient for in home because you have to wait for enough to download to skip commercials. I'd much rather them just look at their old code and figure out what they broke.
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Old 06-03-2014, 07:19 PM   #62
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I'm talking about in home. Downloads aren't very convenient for in home because you have to wait for enough to download to skip commercials. I'd much rather them just look at their old code and figure out what they broke.
In home download speeds have improved quite significantly lately as posted in my More detailed HLS statistics thread. Highest quality download of a 1 hour HD show took ~ 22 minutes in my test. This means you can start a download and start watching it after a minute or so and be able to skip all commercials without being interrupted. Not only does this avoid the "freeze" issue, but the trick play functionality has no lag at all compared to streaming mode, so it's a better experience overall.
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Old 06-03-2014, 07:30 PM   #63
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Well it's good they improved speeds. I remember running a test right after OOH was released and in home speeds dropped significantly. Sounds like they got them back to where they were.

For me the freeze usually happens after I fall asleep so my only complaint is that it keeps my iPad awake. I've got into the habit of using the clock app with a "stop playing" time to get around that. But occasionally I forget. And even when I don't I can tell if it froze or not by the way the app behaves when I wake it back up. (if it freezes it'll have an error and if it finishes it'll have a delete prompt)
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:01 PM   #64
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Do you guys mean the app itself freezes uncontrollably?

What I've noticed is that the video seems to freeze sometimes *if* I try to continue the download after a failed download. Not always, not reproducibly..

But I can still exit out of playback of the ep.

I keep meaning to try to gather some useful info and write up a bug on their forums.
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Old 06-10-2014, 04:25 PM   #65
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Noticed this release includes:
*iOS 7 "swipe-to-go-back" gesture support
*scroll position persistence (scroll down X items in list, drill into show, go back, and scroll position is now maintained)
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Old 06-10-2014, 04:32 PM   #66
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Do you guys mean the app itself freezes uncontrollably?

What I've noticed is that the video seems to freeze sometimes *if* I try to continue the download after a failed download. Not always, not reproducibly..

But I can still exit out of playback of the ep.

I keep meaning to try to gather some useful info and write up a bug on their forums.
I'm talking about the issue where the video itself will freeze when watching a stream.
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:03 PM   #67
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OK. I don't see it while streaming, but only because I don't actually stream (much).. I download, so I can skip through commercials (or even, heck, skip back 8 seconds) much more responsively.
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Old 06-10-2014, 11:28 PM   #68
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OK. I don't see it while streaming, but only because I don't actually stream (much).. I download, so I can skip through commercials (or even, heck, skip back 8 seconds) much more responsively.
Yes, downloads are the workaround to the freeze problem - freezes don't happen for downloads for some reason. As I said above, I prefer downloads anyway because trick play is more responsive compared to streaming as well as avoiding the freeze issue.
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Old 06-11-2014, 07:01 PM   #69
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Not directly related to the iOS7 update, but is there any particular reason (streaming hardware limitation, codec, etc) streaming quality in the home isn't a bit sharper than it currently is?

I'm not complaining - it's perfectly usable as it currently exists. But when comparing a clip of the Tonight Show between the YouTube app and the TiVo app, the YouTube app definitely wins.
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Not directly related to the iOS7 update, but is there any particular reason (streaming hardware limitation, codec, etc) streaming quality in the home isn't a bit sharper than it currently is?

I'm not complaining - it's perfectly usable as it currently exists. But when comparing a clip of the Tonight Show between the YouTube app and the TiVo app, the YouTube app definitely wins.
Because we're basically running version 1.1 of the streaming functionality. It came out, there were a few bug fixes, and that's about it. There have essentially been no feature/functionality improvements. I've got 10mbit+ upstream, I'd love to be able to up the quality, and there's no reason that downloading couldnt be much higher quality.

but.... All out of the house functionality currently goes through a tivo proxy connection, which inhibits bandwidth... they have been promising to open that up... fingers crossed for the upcoming update!
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Old 06-12-2014, 09:06 PM   #71
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Yes, downloads are the workaround to the freeze problem - freezes don't happen for downloads for some reason. As I said above, I prefer downloads anyway because trick play is more responsive compared to streaming as well as avoiding the freeze issue.
Actually, as I said, I do have freezing in downloads _if_ the download failed and I had to restart it.. which seems to happen fairly frequently for me nowadays. When I originally got my (separate) Tivo Stream, I didn't have any of the problems some people here were talking about.

But I have since switched to a Roamio Pro with its built in stream functionality... and there have been software upgrades since then.. and I run into these kinds of issues. I have semi-seriously thought about putting my separate Stream back online to see if it worked any different in practice than the built in one.. (I suspect it wouldn't.)
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Old 06-12-2014, 09:53 PM   #72
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Is this an iOS7 only version? If so I apologize. I'm using the current iOS6 version...

Has anyone found that they lose free space deleting shows on a Premiere using this app? Ie. the shows are removed from NP list but the space doesn't actually free up, so at less than 100% usage the TiVo is full?

Since I stopped deleting shows with the iOS app, I have not lost additional space, but I currently max out at 82%
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I don't think it's iOS7 only.
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Old 06-15-2014, 08:20 PM   #74
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I used to not having any problems watching downloaded shows on my iPad 2. Since updating the app has a tendency to crash when left or right swiping to instant replay or skip ahead. This is with iOS 7.1.1.

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Anyone notice TiVo App v3.3.1 released today (23-July-2014)?
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Old Today, 12:32 PM   #76
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Just lists the updates as - Bug fixes
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Just lists the updates as - Bug fixes
there are a lot of bugs, especially when downloading a show while it's still recording or going from one wifi network to another and resuming downloads, so here's to hoping that generic bug fix will actually be a big improvement!
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