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Windows 8 Client now available in Store

Posted by 7illusions , 04 December 2013 · 2936 views

Windows WinRT Win8
The waiting is finally over, The moment "Soon" is now.
The Windows 8 client is now available for download.

Get it here:
http://apps.microsof...44-bed3aefd5d06

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I just installed to try it out and so far it works on my surface pro 2 without a hitch.  Playback, browse to, it all works good. I do have one request.. can we have a option to use the windows "play to" function so I can play directly to my TV?  I would love to browse on my tablet and then play directly to the TV.. Having a MB client for windows with touch is great..

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Cheesegeezer
Dec 04 2013 09:21 PM
Congratulations 7. Great work!!

what is the valid hostname? mine for some reason wont connect. tried ip, localhost, network name, user. all work for other apps. phone, android, xbox, theater, classic

You've done well 7illusions, great work. It was the first thing i bought today :P

A HUGE congratulations to 7illusions and everyone who made this amazing looking app happen. Great job!!

I just installed to try it out and so far it works on my surface pro 2 without a hitch.  Playback, browse to, it all works good. I do have one request.. can we have a option to use the windows "play to" function so I can play directly to my TV?  I would love to browse on my tablet and then play directly to the TV.. Having a MB client for windows with touch is great..

The Windows PlayTo should be there.. It's just to start playback of a Movie, swipe out the charms bar, click devices and play.

what is the valid hostname? mine for some reason wont connect. tried ip, localhost, network name, user. all work for other apps. phone, android, xbox, theater, Classic

 

Hey Kobey.

By default, Windows Store Apps are not allowed to communicate with localhost as it, according to Microsoft, presents a security risk.

To circumvent this restriction, have a look at this. http://loopback.codeplex.com/

The Windows PlayTo should be there.. It's just to start playback of a Movie, swipe out the charms bar, click devices and play.


That Play-to option requires a other MB client to be open somewhere else on the network. I.e: It does not show my Samsung TV as a "play to device". Only other MB clients..

Ya, if this had the Playto option to send to a networked TV that would be great

It does have that as well.

Like posted peviously. Start playback within the app as if you intend to watch it there. Once the playback has started, swipe out the charms menu (from the right edge of the screen) and click on "Devices" anf then "Play" and you should be able to select your tv.

The downside of this is that the app has to be kept running since that's the machine passing the stream to the tv.

But, that's how the PlayTo functionality works in Win8. Hopefuly we'll be able to do tis an anothr mnner in the future.

Ahh, ok I guess I misunderstood the problem then.  I'll give this a shot.  Thanks 7

Installed and it loads a video file and all its information, but when I click play the opening wheel spins around and I get "The video failed to open", "Retry" after several seconds

Tried mkv, wmv, and avi files.  Get the same error

Win8.1 PC, Dashboard thinks I have RT though

Server Version 3.0.5083.27698

 

When trying to play music files (wma) it kicks me out to desktop mode and restarts the app

Does this one works with surface RT ?

 

Great job well done

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@Airbender Yes, you just need to make sure you've installed the free Wiundows 8.1 update.

Installed and it loads a video file and all its information, but when I click play the opening wheel spins around and I get "The video failed to open", "Retry" after several seconds

Tried mkv, wmv, and avi files.  Get the same error

Win8.1 PC, Dashboard thinks I have RT though

Server Version 3.0.5083.27698

 

When trying to play music files (wma) it kicks me out to desktop mode and restarts the app

 

Same issue for me except I don't see the client on the dashboard even though it is open and trying to play a file.

 

Fixed after following the thread and uninstalling shark codecs and installing LAV codec from MB Theater.

it´s possible to login in a hidden Profile?

 

I can´t get it work.... only visible Profiles are working...

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