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You guys really have quite a good thing going with Emby on a Roku, Killer work!  I pay for the premium services as well. Schedules Direct for Guide Data, I'm Using Emby 3.2.7.0 Plugin on a FreeNAS-9.10.2-U2 10TB, 32GB ECC Ram as my backend -  playing On a Roku Ultra 4K (updated to latest Roku updates) to a Visio non smart TV.  For my media source, I have three Silicondust Connects HDHR4-2US tied to three CM4228 HD antennas on top a 100' Rohn 25G tower each aimed in different directions, closest TX is 60 miles, farthest is 90 miles. Needless to say it's quite a setup to get working. But, it works very well and Emby on Roku was the answer to using the SD tuners with a DVR setup that is "Wife Friendly" if you know what I mean! We get 53 Channels most days. The only thing I would like to see improvement on IF possible, is the method to FFW through recorded TV. Our old Dish RX would Jump forward 30 sec with each press forward and 10 seconds on the back. it was perfect for jumping through TV commercials. The way the Roku fast forwards until stopped is a hit and miss trying to find a point. the arrows forward and back are a bit better and seem to jump about 15 seconds each direction. 

 

Years ago, I ran a system called "Beyond TV 4.0" that somehow during recording could detect commercials (mostly) and created an XML file with "pointers" which allowed to jump through an entire commercial. It worked about 85% of the time. It was great until they sold out and stopped developing it. 

 

Keep up the great work guys and please don't change the TV guide layout when in Guide view. It's perfect! Skipping commercials on recordings, Help me out and I'll be a longtime customer! Cheers! 

 

Kelly

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Hi.  Thanks for the comments.

 

Right now, we are using the standard Roku transport controls for video playback.  While I like the idea of 30 forward and 10 back and that is how the other TV apps behave, we don't want to customize the playback transport control at this time because it would be different from every other video playback on the device which would be confusing for many people.

 

As we gain more traction and feedback, this strategy could change.  Thanks!

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Maybe a plug in could be built to process recordings and "tag" commercials that the server could skip over, bypassing the roku? I would totally pay for this plug in.

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Hi.  Thanks for the comments.

 

Right now, we are using the standard Roku transport controls for video playback.  While I like the idea of 30 forward and 10 back and that is how the other TV apps behave, we don't want to customize the playback transport control at this time because it would be different from every other video playback on the device which would be confusing for many people.

 

As we gain more traction and feedback, this strategy could change.  Thanks!

Maybe an option to turn it on, buried deeply within settings? :) 

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