i have one more update before i work on emby / jellyfin support. How long that will take depends on how different their apis are from plex's. I know jellyfin is a fork of emby which is a fork of plex, so hopefully there are a lot of similarities
Yeah i know a lot of people liked pseudotv but many people were moving away from kodi.
I would run Plex if it was not for the privacy issue, I'm tired of being data mined, I try to prevent it where I can. I also don't care for the way it stores the metadata storing it all in one location. The last time I ran it the meta folder was nearly 70GB eating up most of the free space on my OS drive
My biggest problem with Kodi I had was every time they did a big update like when they went from v16 to v17 it broke a lot of apps. I lost a number of apps that never got updated to run on v17 thats when I started to move away from it. I also don't like the repository system, the official Kodi repository is full of dead apps and there is plenty with little or no descriptions
PseudoTV is still alive on Kodi after Steve's announcement last December that he was done with Kodi a new dev has taken on its development. As for Lunatixz PseudoTV Live version after 3 years of promises to release a new version I see it as vapourware now
yeah major kodi upgrades break the plugins pretty often...
oddly after i had already started on quasitv ( a few months of development in ) i saw that Lunatixz was working on a new plugin/app/whatever called quasi tv as well haha.. There are only so many synonyms for the words Fake/Pseudo that make sense for an app. Last post i saw was 8 months ago so who knows when that'll come out. Either way i like the standalone approach. With google's new chromecast rumored to be similar to the firestick / roku.. it should give a pretty wise audience access to my app
edit: i ran kodi for a long time before finally switching to plex. I liked the idea of a central database/server and the remote streaming. technically you can link kodi to a mysql server and use it on multiple clients, but in practice it never worked out how i wanted it to and took too much effort to maintain
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I switched to Jellyfin to have more control over the metadata, editing the metadata through Kodi's web interface is a pain plus its buggy as hell and editing NFO's by hand is a pain. Kodi just can't handle big libraries, mine is over 100K videos. Kodi's DB keeps crashing every few months regardless of the OS its running on. Now when it happens I'm back up and running in 30min vs 20 hours it takes Kodi to scan every file. I just have Kodi scan local NFO's and it can't even do that correctly right now its reading the outline for my movies instead of the plot.
I setup a small install of Plex to try your app and it looks good, not sure about the EPG I'm so use to traditional EPG layouts. Are you planning to add customizations like a channel builder or using playlists and I don't see any option for movie channels.
I did have one issue playing 10bit x265 my Android box can play 10bit but it stutters on fast scenes but when I play them through your app its all garbled. I'm not sure if this is the problem but it looks like Plex can't transcode 10bit x265. Until Plex fixes the problem I'm stuck with Kodi because about 30% of my library is 10bit, hopefully its not a problem with Jellyfin.
so exoplayer will use the native codecs on the device. Im guessing the 10bit issue is due to the device not supporting it fully? QuasiTV only supports direct play. What device are you using as a client?
Yeah i was pretty annoyed when i discovered his plan on naming something quasi tv too. Id assume he came up with the name the same way I did: www.thesaurus.com/browse/pseudo?s=t
Does Kodi use the same player in Android? Kodi plays them with just a little stutter
I'm using a fake MXQ Pro 4K running Android 7 after trying to figure out why it was only outputting 720P I learned it was a fake, but I bought it for $3 at a charity shop so I can't be too pissed. I've been holding off on buying a new box until SoC processors can perform as well as my HTPC, I'll probably buy one during the Christmas specials this year. I tried to install Android x86 but its not compatible with my video card or maybe it is I just have not looked into it further, my card is a EVGA GeForce GTX 680 SC Signature 2.
so im not as familiar with the android version of kodi, but i am pretty sure it has its own rendering engine. It would use available codecs on device, but also provides its own codecs as a failback in case the device doesnt natively support it
I'm not familiar with the MXQ Pro 4K, but i would guess exoplayer just doesnt play with it. I think the exoplayer devs mostly work with compatibility on the major manufacturer devices, so my guess is they never bothered tested 10bit support on that device.
I know not everyone is a fan of amazon but i will say their firestick 4k is a really solid client for the price and can be gotten on sale sometimes for around 30 bucks (i want to say i got a few between 25-30 dollars). Another option is the upcoming chromecast ultra (not officially announced yet), but its rumored to have its own remote and work just like the other tv sticks.
Awhile back i tried some of the cheap chinese android sticks / devices and none of them were very reliable
so emby support is being added to 0.7, jellyfin will have to wait until 0.8. While jellyfin uses the same api as emby.. it uses a different type of id (plex/emby use numbers, jellyfin uses uuids) and some of the urls are slightly different so will have to rework some of the database in order to support jellyfin. Shouldnt be hard, just wont be in this next update