Do you have the ability to pause and rewind live tv in other apps without transcoding or remuxing? I’m just curious.
No, because I normally only use my IPTV for true Live TV, such as live sports.
While I agree that the looping option should be put back im just not sure there’s that many people that are actually affected by the transcoding issue. Stream copy is the default option when you install the ATV client. So most wont even notice the “issue”, and they will get the added benefit of Emby working like a true STB with the pause and rewind functionality for live tv.
In order for pause and rewind of live tv Emby has to copy the stream. If that can happen with direct streaming that would be great. If not, then this issue might be a mute point.
As I said earlier, we, the long-time users of Emby, spent many weeks working with @ebr
to get Live TV in the Android TV app to the point where it was fast to start and didn't need transcoding at all.
Now because of people saying they had issues with recordings with IPTV, the looping option was forced in and removed from the server, meaning now that all true live tv is not transcoded, rather than Direct Streamed.
So we've gone from a fully fleshed out solution to having Live TV working correctly in the ATV app, we now have a bodged version of a server release that is causing all true Live TV to be transcoded.
If the option should be on for recording from certain IPTV sources, the option needs adding back, so that it doesn't affect everyone else.
We all need to have a working solution, whether it is for live tv, or for recorded TV, but taking one step forwards and two steps back doesn't help.
Yes I know it's a beta release and things can and will change, but when you've been around here as long as we have, having absolutely no input from the devs is beyond belief.