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New client in windows store - TVHPlayer

Added by Wally Wally almost 4 years ago

Hello,

I made first public beta version of tvheadend player as a Windows store app. It's beta version with some bugs, but I think its already usable. It uses only HTSP protocol for streaming and can decode MPEG2 and H264 streams for now.

This version for desktops supports Windows 8.1 and newer. Version for mobile will come later because of some other issues.

Known issues:
- bad aspect ratio in MPEG2 streams
- missing EPG overview page
- missing recording features
- sometimes it gets out of sync audio with video (workaround is switch channel again)
- some other crashes and issues

https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/tvhplayer/9nblggh5k12j

Wally


Replies (26)

RE: New client in windows store - TVHPlayer - Added by Mark Clarkstone almost 4 years ago

No stand alone installer? I hate the Microsoft store >.<

RE: New client in windows store - TVHPlayer - Added by Wally Wally almost 4 years ago

If you send me your email on I can send you appx and install script (developer mode must be enabled but that is one click in Windows 10). But best for me is using store as install package provider because it makes my life easier (automatic updates, automatic sending crash dumps and so...)

RE: New client in windows store - TVHPlayer - Added by Derek Knight almost 4 years ago

Hi Wally,

Is there any chance of seeing the source code for this app as I'm trying to create a Sky type epg for windows 10, with series link options.

I would like to create a method for remote control use.

Thanks.

RE: New client in windows store - TVHPlayer - Added by Wally Wally almost 4 years ago

I plan to put source codes of htsp communication library to github after solving some issues and some code polishing. This is probably what interests you, true? It's written in pure C++ and C++/CX and can be used in store apps.

RE: New client in windows store - TVHPlayer - Added by Wally Wally over 3 years ago

New version in store:

- support for mobiles (WP8.1 and W10M)
- added feedback page for sending logs to me in case of problems
- improved stability

RE: New client in windows store - TVHPlayer - Added by Kay R. over 3 years ago

Wally Wally wrote:

New version in store:

- support for mobiles (WP8.1 and W10M)

Store says it's not compatible with my device (930 running win10m)

EDIT: Works great on PC, really nice app, have been waiting a long time for a simple windows client like this.

RE: New client in windows store - TVHPlayer - Added by Wally Wally over 3 years ago

Sorry, my fault. I forgot to allow installations on W10M - now it should be ok.

RE: New client in windows store - TVHPlayer - Added by Kay R. over 3 years ago

Wally Wally wrote:

Sorry, my fault. I forgot to allow installations on W10M - now it should be ok.

Yes it's working now, I love it !!
I had to set VLC or player else it would not show anything (backend was streaming)

My wishlist

1. add playback of recordings
2. add support for transcoding

Add link to https://tvheadend.org/projects/tvheadend/wiki/Clients

thank you for great app :)

RE: New client in windows store - TVHPlayer - Added by Marek Hlavsa over 3 years ago

Very nice application - good job!
The only thing I am not able to do is to make the channels icons visible (even though the server is configured to map proper .png images and android clients [TVHGuide and TVHClient] show them properly). Did anybody faced similar problm? Is there a way to force the icons to show up (as on the screenshot in Windows Store)?
Thanks a lot!

RE: New client in windows store - TVHPlayer - Added by Wally Wally over 3 years ago

Currently app displays only icons, which have external link (f.e. http://www.lyngsat-logo.com/hires/aa/axn_white_es.png). Reading icons directly from server will be in some next version (its same api as reading recordings from server) so be patient please :)

RE: New client in windows store - TVHPlayer - Added by Acid Rain over 3 years ago

Thank you very much!
I'll test it today!
have been looking along time for a Windows 10 Standalone Client for TVH.

RE: New client in windows store - TVHPlayer - Added by Seb E over 3 years ago

This is really nice app !!!
Thank you so much.

I now need to insert icons :)

Thanks again

RE: New client in windows store - TVHPlayer - Added by Simon Hörrle over 3 years ago

Hi Wally Wally,

thank you so much for your effort!
Finally I have a Win10 TV with enough WAF that even my girlfreind is willing to using it :-D

But sadly I have encountered a problem here.

The App connects fine to my server and plays TV-Channels without any issue.
BUT it only loads/shows 2 out of my 68 TV channels :-(

Do you have any idea what can causing this?
If you need logs or something like that I will gladly provide it to you, if you show me how.

RE: New client in windows store - TVHPlayer - Added by Wally Wally over 3 years ago

I have never see this issue before. Please check user which do you use for connecting to server if there is somthing in "Channel Tag" option (Configuration/Access Entries) - it should be empty to be able view all channels. Or you can check log - there should be channel count downloaded from server. Something like:

[TvHeadHub.DataModel.ChannelDataSource] 116 channels

If there is something different from 2, it is my issue or otherwise is something in tvh settings.

Log can be found in your profile directory c:\Users\[Your username]\AppData\Local\Packages\9388Wally.465111A6D3D5_srjp817t7b3e0\TempState\tvhplayer.log
Or you can send me log also through the app via feedback form and if you fill your email, I will check it and reply.

Update: do you have other channel encrypted or all are without CA?

PS: I have ready new version with playing tvh recordings, but still some issue to solve...

RE: New client in windows store - TVHPlayer - Added by Simon Hörrle over 3 years ago

Thanks for your quick reply.
I looked at my TVHeadend user settings but can't find anything uncommon there, especially regarding channel tags (see attached image)

My channels are all without any encryption. Source is a DVB-C network tuner.
Other clients like TVHClient for Android are working fine.

My log looks like: http://pastebin.com/iVWrW2Wi

Also your client dont't automatically connect to my server if I enabled it.
I have to establish the connection every time I open the client by my own manually.

RE: New client in windows store - TVHPlayer - Added by Wally Wally over 3 years ago

So it's clear, it's issue somewhere by me. I will look on it and try to send you testing version via email, if you could be so kind and test it after it.

That not working autoconnect is probably related with this issue.

RE: New client in windows store - TVHPlayer - Added by Simon Hörrle over 3 years ago

Cool, thank you very auch.
Glad if I can help you Testing it ;-)

RE: New client in windows store - TVHPlayer - Added by Jan W over 1 year ago

Hi wally,

I recently had to upgrade to a 4.3 release of Tvheadend and now I can't connect using TVHPlayer anymore. Tvh Live Channel for Android TV (https://github.com/kiall/android-tvheadend) is working fine, so the server is OK in principle.

TVHPlayer log doesn't seem to contain anything useful - attached it just to be sure.

Regards,
Jan

RE: New client in windows store - TVHPlayer - Added by saen acro over 1 year ago

Do you switch authentication type in TVH from "digest"to both
settings > general

RE: New client in windows store - TVHPlayer - Added by Jan W over 1 year ago

Hi @saen acro

I'm not sure if I understood correctly. I the desired setting for TVHPlayer "Both" or is it "Digest".

Anyway: I tried all three settings - "Plain", "Digest" and "Both", but it doesn't seem to make a difference.

Any other ideas?

Thanks,
Jan

RE: New client in windows store - TVHPlayer - Added by Joe User over 1 year ago

I tried today, for the first time, the tvhplayer app on win10. I also cannot connect to my 4.3 server (4.3-1252~g595fd17). When trying to add the server, "test connection" immediately returns "cannot connect to server"
tvh trace log just shows:

2018-05-03 12:19:32.728 [   INFO] htsp: Got connection from 192.168.1.32
2018-05-03 12:19:32.729 [   INFO] htsp: 192.168.1.32: Disconnected

tvhplayer log is basically the same as Jan W's above.

I also tried saen's suggestion with no luck with any of the options.

RE: New client in windows store - TVHPlayer - Added by saen acro over 1 year ago

Maby is something with API, VLC client also not working and there is no error messages.

RE: New client in windows store - TVHPlayer - Added by Nicolas Rioja 8 months ago

I´m in the same situation of Joe Miller User and Jan asd W

I´ve just written a mail to Wally Wally Wally to send the details of my setup. Basically are these:

My Tvheadend server is running in IP: 192.168.10.12
Ports are already configured as HTSP 9982 and HTTP 9981
The User/Pass used is correctly configured since I´m using it in another device.
I´ve checked also that the IP address is reachable from my PC in my LAN.

My Tvheadend Server has this version: 4.3-1391~g852a10a34

TVH Player Beta is running Windows 10 Enterprise
Version: 1709
OS Build 16299.967

Anytime I try to Test connection I recieve the message: Cant connect to 192.168.10.12

RE: New client in windows store - TVHPlayer - Added by hen fri 7 months ago

hello,

I have the same problem:
Cant connect to 192.168.168.177.3.

Has anyone solved this?

Regards,
Hendrik

RE: New client in windows store - TVHPlayer - Added by saen acro 7 months ago

Not working with new API, same as VLC plugin.

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