Opera TV Store Now Available

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  1. nooneuknow

    nooneuknow Well-Known Dismembered Member (Lurk Mode On)

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    Here's the "more":

    These things rock! QoS actually works, VoIP, TiVo, Hulu Plus, Netflix all working much better through these "AV series" switches!

    I had doubts, but one area that I see a lot of dramatic improvement is during all the scaling transitions when Hulu Plus is switching between commercials and programming (especially when watching SD, and the commercials are HD).

    No Netflix reboots so far either. I've swapped in multiple brands of regular computer-grade switches green and not-green, only to see Hulu hang up on scaling transitions, and Netflix reboot the TiVo if the video stream rescales.

    It's too early for me to say "buy these switches and Netflix will stop rebooting your TiVo", but I'm hoping to be able to say that's my advice in the future...
     
  2. sbiller

    sbiller Active Member

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    More video publishers are a minute away from their own TV apps

    The Opera TV Snap technology is expanding today to even more online video platforms, as Opera Software becomes first in the industry to launch a portal that takes content owners from TV app creation to deployment - for free. Now, even more publishers of online video content can join in the fastest way to reach new audiences on millions of Smart TV devices.

    The Opera TV Store has been selected by 11 major television and set-top-box manufacturers including Sony, TiVo and Samsung, as well as pay-TV operators.

    Read more: http://www.operasoftware.com/press/releases/devices/2014-03-18-2
     
  3. Philmatic

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    Ooooh, HLS support!
     
  4. sbiller

    sbiller Active Member

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    Is that good?
     
  5. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    The current SDK says it supported HLS but when we tried to use it for TiVo it didn't work. When we asked over on the forum they said that TiVo didn't support it only other devices.

    HLS, or MPEG Dash, is needed to do a PC based streaming app. It's the only way to do a realtime recode to a format they support.
     
  6. sbiller

    sbiller Active Member

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    So... path to TiVo Desktop replacement?!
     
  7. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I guess. But we were looking at porting Plex which is basically a DLNA client that allows you to stream any video on your computer, not just .tivo files.
     
  8. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    I am trying to figure out what this TiVo Snap is. Is it an updated SDK or just a publishing mechanism.

    Seeing HLS as a supported video format is definitely good news...

    Some members have played around with the built in Opera TiVo browser, however it seems to have significant limitations when accessed directly.

    I am wondering of that is a deliberate hobbling to prevent user bypassing the store.
     
  9. sbiller

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    I viewed it as a new publishing mechanism that makes it extremely easy and low-cost for publishers to push their content.
     
  10. gonzotek

    gonzotek tivo_xml developer

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    That's what it is. It also, by its very nature, doesn't allow for much flexibility or customization. For large video providers like Hulu or Amazon, this isn't an attractive solution. But if, for instance, you're a video blogger just looking to reach more eyeballs (and get them on a large screen), it's a minimal-effort, zero-cost, low-risk option.

    Seems like this is as good a time as any to mention my most recent hobby-project. :)
    I've been playing around with the TiVo Opera browser for a few months now. It's actually quite nice to work with, at least for non-video content. Its video format support on TiVo is depressing, but it supports quite a lot of modern web technologies. I've got a fairly decent music player mostly finished that uses pyTivo as its server. It's nothing ground-breaking for long time TiVo fanatics that will remember the original TiVo HMO music player, or Galleon, or Harmonium, but I wanted to see what could be done in this new playground :). What's really nice about doing the player in html/js/css is that it's not limited to TiVo as a client. While I targeted TiVo first, it turns out that with a little more code, you can access the player under Chrome, Firefox, and Safari on the desktop, as well as iOS Safari. I don't have a Android device to test with, but I'd assume it'll work (or mostly work) on them too. I'm hoping to make it available for pyTivo users to start playing with over the next couple weeks..I'm still working out exactly how the UI should operate on different device screen sizes, but things are shaping up nicely. Work-In-Progress screenshot attached, please ignore the lousy positioning of a lot of the UI widgets, I'm in the middle of rearranging things.
     

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  11. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    I think that looks great... I am wondering if you considered taking some navigation queues from Pandora? (Without getting into trouble)

    I really like the simplicity of that design.

    But yes, I would definitely use this.




    Rhapsody has a pretty good design as well

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  12. elmeng

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    How can I clear opera store apps and start with a clean slate.

    Been using URL Loader, every mistake is keep, I would like to clear all my entries and put in the ones which work. But there's no support
     
  13. elmeng

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    Heard back from TVAPPS-SUPPORT@OPERA.COM, they said

    "The URL Loader app does not allow clearing the list of loaded URLs.
    You can achieve this by reverting your TiVo box to factory settings, but this may interfere with otehr functions of the device that you are using."

    Anyone know of a better way?
     
  14. gonzotek

    gonzotek tivo_xml developer

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    I think the only thing you can do is keep adding more 'correct' entries, and the old ones will roll off the list eventually. Tedious.
     
  15. JoeKustra

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    Have you tried using the Clear button when on the app? Also try Thumbs Down.
     
  16. elmeng

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    No, nothing there.

    Thanks
     
  17. elmeng

    elmeng Member

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    Fill her up.

    TiVo said they could do nothing on their end. Just have to hope the author can update the app to clear old entries.

    Thanks
     

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