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by tarmacalastair
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: General Support
Topic: Vbox TV gateway app very unstable on ipad.
Replies: 12
Views: 767

Re: Vbox TV gateway app very unstable on ipad.

I'll echo that - Android version not really consumer ready at all. Fine for techies but not "normal" people. Quite apart from the bugs it launches straight into a TV channel when sometimes all I want to do is check the EPG so anyone else nearby can hear the noise of the TV channel. Sometimes I just ...
by tarmacalastair
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: General Support
Topic: unable to remove some channels
Replies: 1
Views: 362

Re: unable to remove some channels

You can't delete channels (annoyingly). All you can do is deselect them by unticking the box. If you then want to only see these channels you need to tick the box at the top of the page that says "Display only selected channels". Several people have asked for the option to remove channels completely...
by tarmacalastair
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: General Support
Topic: vlc from command line
Replies: 6
Views: 1318

Re: vlc from command line

Interesting. Afraid I can't help with Windows, but from my Ubuntu PC, I opened up the ChannelList.m3u file in a text editor to find out the URL for a couple of channels. Then, from a terminal I typed: vlc "http://192.168.178.80:55555/ITV" vlc "http://192.168.178.80:55555/BBC%20ONE%20HD" I had wonder...
by tarmacalastair
Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Devices
Topic: Best device for UK HD Channels
Replies: 4
Views: 2532

Re: Best device for UK HD Channels

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 running OSMC (an excellent Kodi distro). This seems to work fine for watching BBC, ITV, C4 &5 HD channels live and recorded using the Vbox. You seem to have to use channel matching, which is a right pain, to get the EPG but it's better than nothing. The Pi is plugged in to an...
by tarmacalastair
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: General Support
Topic: Video cutting software for Linux
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Re: Video cutting software for Linux

Thanks, but as you point out, Avidemux does not retain the subtitles so doesn't really answer my question!

Anyone else have any ideas please?
by tarmacalastair
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Future Requests
Topic: Jump button
Replies: 1
Views: 1354

Re: Jump button

Great idea
by tarmacalastair
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: General Support
Topic: Video cutting software for Linux
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Video cutting software for Linux

Can anyone recommend a video editor/cutter/trimmer that simply cuts portions of my recordings from the Vbox to remove the few seconds/minutes before a programme starts and after it finishes please? It would be even better if I could cut out the adverts in my occasional programmes where adverts appea...
by tarmacalastair
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Future Requests
Topic: Kodi add on improvements and a sofware one
Replies: 3
Views: 724

Re: Kodi add on improvements and a sofware one

For deleting channels completely, I've just posted my workaround to do this (a bit fiddly, but it works):
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=451
Cheers,
Alastair
by tarmacalastair
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Guide and Tips
Topic: Deleting channels completely
Replies: 0
Views: 1449

Deleting channels completely

This is only a workaround for the shortcomings in the VBox interface. Hopefully VBox will be able to add this option soon. 1. Open the Manage Files page in the VBox interface 2. Export the file ChannelList.xml.db to a PC. Make a copy of this in case your changes go wrong! 3. Download and run DB Brow...
by tarmacalastair
Wed May 09, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: General Support
Topic: Web livetv guide loading
Replies: 4
Views: 427

Re: Web livetv guide loading

Yes, seen that happen lots, both on a PC browser (Firefox on Linux) and in the Android grey app. Like you though, I never seem to be able to predict when it will play up - seems to be fine at the moment. I've given up in the grey app on my phone as it's so unreliable. The pink one seems to work more...