US iPad app

Discussion in 'VirginMedia TV with TiVo - UK' started by Pine Cladding, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. Dec 21, 2011 #41 of 141
    beeswax

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    As noted over at cableforum, the iOS app has been updated to 1.6 which for some reason now gets all the images, channel logos and thumbnails working on the VM boxes. The crashes associated with OD content are all resolved now too so you can search for and playback On Demand content!
     
  2. Dec 22, 2011 #42 of 141
    Pine Cladding

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    Makes a great app even better!

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  3. Dec 22, 2011 #43 of 141
    Qu1nt

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    I'm really keen to get this up & running but couldn't really make any sense of the info over at cableforum, is there any chance one of you guys could make an step by step guide for windows users here please ?
     
  4. Dec 22, 2011 #44 of 141
    Qu1nt

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    Ok ignore that last post :eek: I've just spotted this :)
     
  5. Dec 22, 2011 #45 of 141
    Pine Cladding

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    Or read 7 posts above ;-)

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  6. Dec 22, 2011 #46 of 141
    Major dude

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    I agree it is even more brilliant and fast considering the extra content.
     
  7. Dec 22, 2011 #47 of 141
    alextegg

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    Have to say this is excellent, I was reticent to go to the bother of installing the intermediate app, set up the US iTunes account, seemed like a lot of hoops to jump through to get the iPad app working, but it's great!

    Hopefully VM will launch the UK version soon, as it's working seamlessly for me so I can't see the UK version can be that flakey !

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  8. Dec 23, 2011 #48 of 141
    Pine Cladding

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    Another big bonus for me is that it actually takes note of channels you receive and doesn't insist on listing greyed out ones I don't subscribe to.

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  9. Dec 23, 2011 #49 of 141
    Qu1nt

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    Fantastic app, thanks to all those involved in making it so easy to install.

    I'm puzzled as to why Virgin are dragging their heels so much releasing the uk version ?
     
  10. Dec 24, 2011 #50 of 141
    Pine Cladding

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    Perhaps they are working on a streaming interface to trump Sky Go! Lol

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  11. Dec 24, 2011 #51 of 141
    alextegg

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    I have to say, as soon as you use it, the immediate thought is, where is the streaming button!

    It would be fantastic to be able to stream live TV or recordings to it, and I'm sure it will come.

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  12. Dec 26, 2011 #52 of 141
    laurence@key2.co

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    Installed yesterday, after I'd got bored of playing with presents.
    It's excellent - and, best of all, it's TiVo blue, not Virgin red.
    I'm hoping there's a way of running the script on my (QNAP) NAS. Does anyone know if that can be done - and, if so, how I'd do it? Just so I don't have to leave the PC on all the time?
     
  13. Dec 26, 2011 #53 of 141
    alextegg

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    Using this fairly heavily over Xmas and I've found it's not 100% and perhaps that's why it's not released yet?

    Most of the time it's fine, but I have twice had the client lose connection to the TiVo and the only way to get it back is to restart the TiVo.

    From experimentation it's not the iPad client that crashes, or the PC re-director application that crashes, it seems something fails in the TiVo that stops the iPad from being able to connect.

    Once you power cycle to TiVo the iPad can connect again.

    Still love it though :)
     
  14. Dec 26, 2011 #54 of 141
    alextegg

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    Hmm, it seems sometimes cycling the PC redirector works, just had that happen.

    Are others finding it reliable? I'm not doing anything unusual, just looking at schedules and setting recordings...
     
  15. Dec 27, 2011 #55 of 141
    Qu1nt

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    Mine's been faultless even with lots of use :)

    The only small glitch I've noticed is around 10 seconds after a channel change there seems to be a slight (maybe a half second) stutter/break up in picture & sound, almost as if it's the feed catching up. Certainly not a problem but that's all I've noticed
     
  16. Dec 27, 2011 #56 of 141
    laurence@key2.co

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    Been trying to get this to run on my server. Have logged in via telnet and, while crossing my fingers, used CHMOD to give executable permission to the BonjourVM.exe - but it didn't work. Does anyone with knowledge of Linux/servers know if there's a way of doing this?
     
  17. Dec 27, 2011 #57 of 141
    Tony Hoyle

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    You won't get a .exe to run on linux.. that's a windows program.
     
  18. Dec 27, 2011 #58 of 141
    brightonjohn

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    I'm pretty impressed with it but look forward to a 'group delete' instead of having to work through the whole group one by one, and frequently being put back into a different group - alphabetically.

    I also found that setting up the US account was not as straight forward as some folks seem to have found and I ended up inventing post codes and phone numbers - ridiculous pa-lava I thought.

    BUT if our VM version gets it right it will impress mightily.

    People who have been here at Christmas were bowled over just by the peanut app and when I was out last night folks couldn't believe that I could still use my iPad to set up a recording that I had forgotten to do earlier. :up:
     
  19. Dec 27, 2011 #59 of 141
    laurence@key2.co

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    Thanks Tony,
    Have been reading the other forum, hoping there's another way!
     
  20. Dec 27, 2011 #60 of 141
    browellm

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    Wine?
     

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