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USB install for Tizen - Remove prompt to install latest version

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Pa3400

Hi,

 

Would it be possible to post a USB install file for Tizen that will not prompt the user to install the new version the following month? The prompt keeps appearing daily.

 

The reason I ask is that Emby is not on the Australian Samsung App Store and from the the start of each month I receive a daily prompt to update my install of Emby. It keeps appearing until I manually update it to the latest version, going through the USB install process again.

 

I currently have the premiere version of the server, although I don’t think that makes any difference. One of the reasons I upgraded to premiere was to remove the prompt advising to upgrade to premiere.

 

Thanks,

 

Henry

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serpi

+1, it's really annoying.

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Luke

Hi, the main issue is if you're sideloading, we want to avoid having you never be aware of updates and potentially getting stuck on a really old version of the app for a long time, that will probably eventually have problems.

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serpi

Sure, But the way it works, it's annoying as hell. The message blocks the whole screen and often (like today) it appears, after I started the app and the first video on my next up list.

Zje the message comes up, blocking the video, I press enter on the remote and the video pauses, so I have to jump back and start the video again.

 

Why not make the message less annoying, just a simple foot/head note that doesn't block the whole screen.

 

And there are more problems with the message.

 

Again, I get the message about a new version. I goto to this community, check the release notes but there is no new version mentioned.

I like to know, what has changed, before I update the app.

So please, do not put up the new version, before you have updated the release notes, which should be obvious.

Also, a date in the release notes for each build would also be nice.

 

Then there's the problem, that I cannot simply update the app from USB.

I have to uninstall it, install it again, put it on the main screen and then set the display settings for all users, as I do not want my wife and children to kick my butt, when the app looks different for them the next time.

It would be nice to have at least the settings restored, when reinstalling the app.

 

Of course, all these problems wouldn't exist, if the app was simply available in the store (for me germany/europe).

What is the problem, after all these years?

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Pa3400

Hi Luke,

If we have to have a reminder, a less invasive reminder would be welcome e.g. maybe a message that displays in the background for 2 seconds that doesn’t require acknowledgement to continue? Or if we have to have the message the current way where it stops all activity, maybe it pops up when the version is 90 days old instead of approx 30 days?

 

Or maybe we can have a setting to turn off checking for updates like other applications do and this way, it’s up to the user to get the latest version if something stops working.

 

I would like to think there are many less invasive ways to get the message across and I‘m hoping this is a relatively simple change.

 

I also wish it were on the Aus store but I doubt that’s going to happen anytime soon.

 

Hopefully we can get a better solution because aside from this, the app works great. I saw a post a while back where a community member requested a skip forward / back similar to the android app, hopefully that’s coming soon to the tizen Version too.

 

Thanks.

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Luke

Right I agree we can do better than the current behavior. Essentially what we have now is a cheap way of handling it until we're able to go back and spend more time on it to do something better.

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lejared

Well, but to increase the message display time interval should be a trivial change at least.

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serpi

Right now it's even more annoying as it seems there is not even a newer version than the 1.78 which I already have installed right now, as listed here https://emby.media/community/index.php?/topic/31461-emby-for-samsung-smarttv-release-notes-tizen-orsay/

 

Well there is/was a new version, just no release notes.

 

If you download the tizen.zip you will see that the files have a new date in it (05/31/2020).

 

The release notes have now updated with the new version number (and date!), but still not what has changed.

 

Also, the "new version" message only pops up, when there is really a new version.

 

Ciao, Alfred

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lejared
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Also, the "new version" message only pops up, when there is really a new version.

 

 

No, it does not. As Luke stated here the update notification is just a monthly prompt that starts on 1st of the next month. It's hard coded in every USB-sideload version. There is no check, if there is an actual new version available.

 

So it might even be possible that the release notes for 1.0.79 are actually right: This version might have no significant changes and has been released just to silence this "new version"-message for another month.

 

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Luke

There are actually, mainly continued development of the live tv guide, which was very newly rewritten at the time of last month's update.

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serpi

No, it does not. As Luke stated here the update notification is just a monthly prompt that starts on 1st of the next month. It's hard coded in every USB-sideload version. There is no check, if there is an actual new version available.

 

Oh, ok, sorry, didn't know that, I just realized, that there's always seems to be a new version available, when the app reminder pops up (and often there are no release notes for it).

 

That, of course, makes the message just more annoying, there should be an option to disable it.

 

Better way for this would be a builtin list in the server with lowest version needed for the different kind of client apps and then, when a client connects, give this number back to the client, so that it then can displey a message, that you should upgrade the app with option for ignoring this (at own risc).

 

So there's no need for a requester every month or online checking for new version, the user will only get annoyed if he really has to update.

 

But an annoying requester every month without the real need for it is really silly.

 

Ciao, Alfred

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