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#1 eherberg OFFLINE  

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 06:50 PM

So -- I hate to be the kid who reminds the teacher that she forgot to assign homework, but ...

 

I have been trialing Emby (as referenced in my earlier posts) in a comparison vs Plex.  The main TV uses a FireTV Stick.  We do only in-home streaming with no 'users' (only my wife and I using a client on living room TV and a Roku client on the bedroom TV).

 

It was my understanding after looking at the feature matrix that when the FireTV client trial had expired, I would have to either pay for Premier or pay for unlocking the app (or go back to Plex).

 

My trial is definitely expired on the FireTV client -- but I can't see any change in functionality.  The app knows it's expired -- but I can play programs on it just fine.

 

The feature-matrix led me to believe that there would be 'limited playback' (whatever that means).

 

Is the feature-matrix correct?  Or because I'm only serving up local files during the test, is that covered in basic functionality?

 

I'm prepared to receive the ire of other users if this has been that way a while and everybody else had the good sense not to point it out.  :-)



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Posted 03 April 2019 - 07:07 PM

I know you said definitely - but its really been two weeks already ?

 

Sorry, not trying to be contrary, but I though I saw other posts by you, as you mentioned, and it doesn't seem that long ago (I guess time really does speed up as you, or I, get older...)


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Posted 03 April 2019 - 07:35 PM

It's definitely expired.  'Settings' shows Version:  1.6.94a Expired

 

Hey -- I'm happy to still have more time.  I just thought based on the matrix that the jig was up the first time I opened it after the 2 weeks.  :-)



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Posted 03 April 2019 - 08:05 PM

Oh well, fair enough. As you say maybe what you use it for is still allowed. I should probably stop talking cause I'm only guessing and hopefully someone will appear who knows what they're talking about...



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Posted 03 April 2019 - 09:00 PM

Hi.  Would you mind sending a log from the app?

 

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 09:28 PM

Done.  Sent at 8:26PM CDT.  User 'Evan+Anita' logged into the app.

 

By the way -- my wife just asked what I was doing and has now chastised me ... telling me 'Good Job ... now they'll take the app away'.

 

I'm a little concerned about my wife's sense of honesty when it comes to impacts that may affect her viewing of 'Touched by an Angel' ... and even more concerned that she doesn't get the irony.  :-)



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Posted 04 April 2019 - 09:34 AM

The app should stop working for you within a week.  I suggest subscribing to Premiere before then :).

 

Thanks very much for reporting.



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Posted 04 April 2019 - 11:25 AM

Just out of curiousity -- was this just a glitch in my particular install?

 

Or did I somehow ruin it for everybody else -- and should prepare to receive a full slate of PM's from people running expired trials for weeks?  :-)



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Posted 04 April 2019 - 11:35 AM

No one should flog you :).  Your app (and everyone else's) will expire.  It is just staying in trial a little longer than it advertises.

 

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