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Hi

I am posting an issue concerning the iphone an ipad apps. Both are on the latest version.

 

General:

The In-movie navigation with the scrollbar is totally frustrating, especially on small devices. And the navigation with the arrows (which could be a bit bigger) simply does not work properly.

We need a simple an consistent (at least over all IOS apps) navigation with a small/big step forward or backward, like it is common in many of today's media centers. E.g. like in Kodi client. There is nothing simpler and more efficient than Kodi's in-movie navigation.

 

I tested playing I single movie Item: (no playlist)

 

Iphone:

Movie playing on IPhone:The small-step-forward and small-step-backward buttons are good, and they work. The big-step-forward and big-step-backward buttons do not do anything.

 

Using "PlayOn" with Iphone: are are no small-step-forward and small-step-backward buttons. The big-step-forward button goes directly to the end of the movie. The big-step-backward does nothing.

 

IPad:

Movie playing on IPad:  small-step-forward and small-step-backward buttons are good and they work. The big-step-forward and big-step-backward buttons works (Great!)

 

Using "PlayOn" with the IPad: The small-step-forward button does nothing. The small-step-backward button brings you directly to the beginning of the movie. The big-step-Forward button brings you to the end of movie. The big-step-backward button does nothing.

 

 

It's really frustrating and confusing.

 

Any plans for the future to improve this issue?

 

I find it much more important to address such basic issues before developing new functions and supporting even more platforms.

 

Thanks a lot

 

CHEERS

 

 

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The big-step-forward and big-step-backward buttons do not do anything.

These are next/prev track in your now playing queue, although we need to make sure they are hidden when there isn't anything to advance to.

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Using "PlayOn" with Iphone: are are no small-step-forward and small-step-backward buttons.

 

In smaller layouts these buttons are hidden.

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Using "PlayOn" with the IPad: The small-step-forward button does nothing.

 

What app are you remote controlling? the issue is likely in the receiving app, not the sending app.

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These are next/prev track in your now playing queue, although we need to make sure they are hidden when there isn't anything to advance to.

Ok, thanks. But when playing a single item on ipad (without "playOn") they actually do navigate within the movie.

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In smaller layouts these buttons are hidden.

Ok, thanks. This means that I can only navigate with the scrollbar on small devices. On my Iphone SE I can almost not manage to do this. I use the phone with the "playOn" to play to kodi-addon. And it would be great to be able to control the movie without having to use my normal IR remote.

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What app are you remote controlling? the issue is likely in the receiving app, not the sending app.

I am using the Kodi App.

 

Cheers

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So so sum it up: The Server part actually works and the "big-step-forward and backward" buttons navigate within the playlist and not within a single item. The only problem may be within kodi-client.

 

My apologies Luke, I did not mean to make it look as if the Server-part does not work if it actually does. Feel free to rename, move or delete this post I you find it inappropriate. Maybe the post should be in the "feature request" part.

 

I was just wondering if at some point it is planed to get a navigation similar to kodi for the ios apps, that could maybe replace the scrollbar. This would be great.

I find the scrollbar very hard to use, especially when it comes to just go back a few seconds.

 

Would be interesting how other users think about that... @Luke: and also your thoughts on this subject would be interesting to hear.

 

CHEERS

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Currently the short skip ff/rew are always hidden for audio. I will fix this. It will still be hidden on smaller screens but i think if you rotate to landscape you should see them.

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