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Topic # 170984 1-Apr-2015 11:56
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Hi all,

We've just thrown the doors open on a new version of lightbox.co.nz and I'd love to hear about any niggles or bugs any of you come across. The site will be mostly familiar (though now mobile responsive and with some minor UI changes), but with vastly improved speed and performance. Over the coming months, the site will change significantly as we revise our UI.

As with any new website, we probably missed stuff here and there, so any feedback is useful. 




Lightbox - we are online TV.

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Reply # 1275143 1-Apr-2015 12:01
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At last - when you click on Need Help? it takes you to help as opposed to a page that says click here to get Help!


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  Reply # 1275153 1-Apr-2015 12:10
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would love an api, your json requests are fairly easy to parse though.  could modify netflixbmc then to work with lightbox.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1275286 1-Apr-2015 13:53
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reven: would love an api, your json requests are fairly easy to parse though.  could modify netflixbmc then to work with lightbox.


PM me if you want to work on an API for netflixbmc I have all the feed info from lemontv.co.nz

I actually had a working prototype at one point for Kodi




 


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  Reply # 1275297 1-Apr-2015 14:00
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New site looks much better all the over the top ajax logins gone




 


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  Reply # 1275323 1-Apr-2015 14:19
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took forever to get going!

IE11 it says "allow mixed content?" - which i interpreted to be http + https in the same page then it failed to load

so i used chrome, waited nothing happened

being impatient i then used mozilla, and went to make coffee and then it loaded and keeps loading.

that's my layman's experience!




Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.




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  Reply # 1275343 1-Apr-2015 14:28
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joker97: took forever to get going!

IE11 it says "allow mixed content?" - which i interpreted to be http + https in the same page then it failed to load

so i used chrome, waited nothing happened

being impatient i then used mozilla, and went to make coffee and then it loaded and keeps loading.

that's my layman's experience!


Hi Joker,

That doesn't sound right at all. Can you either give us some more info here in the thread or drop your email address in a private message and we'll come at with some more questions?




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  Reply # 1275351 1-Apr-2015 14:31
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Your old links do not redirect to the new urls, and the error message looks a bit odd

https://www.lightbox.co.nz/Tv/Player/66_849_11516





 


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  Reply # 1275353 1-Apr-2015 14:33
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No support for Chrome. Dictating to users what browser they should use is a cardinal sin of web development.





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  Reply # 1275372 1-Apr-2015 14:43
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dclegg: No support for Chrome. Dictating to users what browser they should use is a cardinal sin of web development.




Chrome on Mac has phased out 32 bit support three months ago, which means that Silverlight is no longer supported. So it's not the website, it's the lack of Silverlight support in Chrome for Mac that's causing the issue.




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  Reply # 1275374 1-Apr-2015 14:46
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Well to be fair chrome announced they were dropping support for Silverlight over a year ago.  with chrome being the most popular browser, you can't really expect people to use something else.  Thats something that would stop me from lightbox (I have a few linux distros around the house as htpcs which I watch netflix on via kodi).

Sure, in the meantime being transparent about it, saying we are working on an HTML5 player to support chrome is completely acceptable IMO. 

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  Reply # 1275378 1-Apr-2015 14:50
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Chrome on Mac has phased out 32 bit support three months ago, which means that Silverlight is no longer supported. So it's not the website, it's the lack of Silverlight support in Chrome for Mac that's causing the issue.


Its only going to get worse

 

http://blog.chromium.org/2014/11/the-final-countdown-for-npapi.html

"In September 2015 we will remove the override and NPAPI support will be permanently removed from Chrome. Installed extensions that require NPAPI plugins will no longer be able to load those plugins."

According to the tradme stats thats more than 35% or your potential users
http://labs.trademe.co.nz/media/48601/dec-2014-browsers-over5.png




 


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  Reply # 1275379 1-Apr-2015 14:51
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dclegg: No support for Chrome. Dictating to users what browser they should use is a cardinal sin of web development.




Chrome on Mac has phased out 32 bit support three months ago, which means that Silverlight is no longer supported. So it's not the website, it's the lack of Silverlight support in Chrome for Mac that's causing the issue.


On a Mac it does not work on neither Safari nor Firefox, can login search titles, select episode and wait and wait and wait ........ message loading Video. This is on a 100/10 cable internet




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  Reply # 1275380 1-Apr-2015 14:52
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That background really needs changing - it's like it was designed when the internet first came out and it's pretty bad quality - like 20 on the jpg quality scale or something :S
Nice that it is responsive though : )

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  Reply # 1275391 1-Apr-2015 14:59
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KiwiNZ: 
On a Mac it does not work on neither Safari nor Firefox, can login search titles, select episode and wait and wait and wait ........ message loading Video. This is on a 100/10 cable internet


Haven't tried Firefox, but am seeing the same on Safari here.

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  Reply # 1275405 1-Apr-2015 15:05
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I am close to giving up on Lightbox

does not work on my iMac, TV, Xbox, Samsung Tablet.
Plays Video on my Windows PC but no sound.




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