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#1 bnwbass OFFLINE  

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 10:05 PM

Hello all,

 

Just set up Live TV on MB3 HTPC and things seem to work well.  On the Roku side I have the Roku3 player and added the Media browser and media center channels.

What needs to be done to get an EPG within these channels?  is there a side load app for roku? I added "what on" channel to roku but that's not very useful since it's a separate channel that you need open to see listings. Also, is there a Next PVR channel for Roku?

 

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 07:50 AM

Hi,

 

I can speak for Media Centre and say it is currently not possible or indeed planned. When I looked at the API for Roku achieving an EPG in a decent layout did not seem possible. It may be that the official media browser channel does have plans for this though. If so I am sure Luke will mention that here.



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Posted 04 August 2014 - 03:07 PM

It seems that HDHR Fling is pretty much under the radar. I use it for live tv in the bedroom for my wife, while mb3 plays any recorded or downloaded content. It had a full epg and works pretty flawlessly. You do need a petty decent computer for transcoding and a hd homerun, but if you have those 2 things you're set.

http://hdhrfling.com/

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 08:49 PM

I would love to see the live tv channels listed in a grid view so you can see what is on multiple channels at a glance. Having to select each channel to see what is on is less awesome.
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Posted 06 August 2014 - 05:08 AM

+1 I'd like to see this also.



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Posted 06 August 2014 - 07:48 AM

Don't think this is going to happen. All dependent on roku technology. Do you see any other apps supporting this kind of view?

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 03:19 PM

Actually, hdhrfling does it quite nicely: http://m.youtube.com...h?v=0cC_XWbXG0I

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 04:20 PM

Some companies get access to special API features that aren't documented in the actual Roku Developer documentation.


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Posted 06 August 2014 - 08:03 PM

I am sure your absolutly right. But this app in particular seems to be built by a one man show that likely does not have any special access. Check him out (super nice guy too) http://hdhrfling.com

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 08:10 PM

Well let's try and recruit him

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 09:20 PM

Here is another guy who made a pretty awesome looking tv grid view that is out there for free. I asked him if he might be interested in developing for media browser :)
http://forums.roku.c...=452557#p452557
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Posted 08 August 2014 - 09:24 PM

Here is another guy who made a pretty awesome looking tv grid view that is out there for free. I asked him if he might be interested in developing for media browser :)
http://forums.roku.c...=452557#p452557

 

Well done.



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Posted 09 August 2014 - 12:58 AM

It seems that HDHR Fling is pretty much under the radar. I use it for live tv in the bedroom for my wife, while mb3 plays any recorded or downloaded content. It had a full epg and works pretty flawlessly. You do need a petty decent computer for transcoding and a hd homerun, but if you have those 2 things you're set.

http://hdhrfling.com/

 

i saw it an it looks pretty promising.   

 

It seems that HDHR Fling is pretty much under the radar. I use it for live tv in the bedroom for my wife, while mb3 plays any recorded or downloaded content. It had a full epg and works pretty flawlessly. You do need a petty decent computer for transcoding and a hd homerun, but if you have those 2 things you're set.

http://hdhrfling.com/

 

Sure would be nice to get hdhrfling and MB3 working together.   I'm looking for at adding live TV to my setup and I just dumped WMC for MB3.     



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Posted 12 August 2014 - 07:40 AM

Agree...I tried HDHR Fling and while I couldn't get very good results with it, the EPG was nice.  I was a little disappointed to see that Live TV with MB3 client had no EPG as well as Live TV is working in it for me.



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Posted 17 September 2014 - 05:00 PM

I would love to see a grid like view for live tv on the roku app. There have been a few other apps built with this type of display (hdhrfling, TV guide).

This would make it super simple to find the show you are looking for without the need to go into each channel.

Thanks!
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Posted 17 September 2014 - 05:04 PM

I went and filed a feature request for this

http://mediabrowser....e-in-grid-view/

Feel free to add to it/vote for it.

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Posted 17 September 2014 - 05:05 PM

I went and filed a feature request for this

http://mediabrowser....e-in-grid-view/

Feel free to add to it/vote for it.
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Posted 17 September 2014 - 05:22 PM

def agree.. liked the op and +1 from me  (when dev resources are available)


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Posted 17 September 2014 - 08:49 PM

Same here.  A real guide on the Roku would be awesome.  Live TV works great on it.



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Posted 17 September 2014 - 07:44 PM

This would be a perfect project for a new contributor. Brightscript is very easy to learn. We love it when new people submit pull requests.






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