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Topic # 189285 22-Dec-2015 17:00
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I decided to give Playon a try and opened a free account and installed the software. I uninstalled it again almost immediately. The interface looks ok except for the complete lack of any meaningful playback controls but the performance was so bad it actually made me wonder if something was wrong with my system. You could brew a cup of coffee in the time it takes to load any video from any channel and the responsiveness of the software makes Windows 95 look positively fast by comparison. I couldn't believe it was as poor as it was and I still wonder if this was a normal experience.

My computer and Internet speed are both pretty decent and well within the upper range of the specifications. No issues running any other software or streaming videos. Only Playon is this unbelievably sluggish. Naturally this makes me wonder if other have experienced the same thing. Has anyone tried this software and if so, what did you think of it? 





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  Reply # 1455476 22-Dec-2015 17:24
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What is playon? Googling gets many products called that.




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  Reply # 1455491 22-Dec-2015 17:31
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Sorry, I thought it would be better known. Here is a link: https://www.playon.tv

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n addition to the other issues, I also encountered several errors, with videos jumping back to earlier pages while playing and one video that wouldn't stop playing (no controls for that) whatever I did. Even closing the program wouldn't stop the audio, though it did kill the video. I finally had to do it with Task Manager.






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  Reply # 1455500 22-Dec-2015 17:44
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"Get a lifetime license for just $39.99 during our Holiday Sale."


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  Reply # 1455594 22-Dec-2015 19:18
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Interesting. I actually bought the lifetime thing for $40. If it sucks its a lot better than wasting $400 or something. Anyway, have tried recording a few shows and its been fine so far. Only goes up to 720p, but doesn't take long to get there and generally looks pretty good. Haven't actually tried just watching stuff on it though. This is on 100/20 fibre and Unotelly.




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  Reply # 1455603 22-Dec-2015 19:42
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I bought a license many years ago - about 10, when it was the only DLNA client around. 

It sucks terribly and since using Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Instant Video I have no use for this crap.





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  Reply # 1455605 22-Dec-2015 19:44
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Yup had used it a few years back. Was mostly a painful experience getting netflix/hulu to work nicely. Things might be different now though!

Edit - Just wanted to add that I was using this with something called Tubecore to integrate with WMC. Since I moved to Win10, been using Kodi.

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  Reply # 1455620 22-Dec-2015 20:04
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Oh yes... Tubecore, PlayOn, DLNA server. Yes, I had this setup. Poor experience.





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freitasm: Oh yes... Tubecore, PlayOn, DLNA server. Yes, I had this setup. Poor experience.



Hi I have been using PlayOn and also Play Later since now integrated into PlayOn and have had a great experience. I bought a lifetime licence years ago. Strange others are having issues :(




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  Reply # 1455802 23-Dec-2015 08:32
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This often seems to be the case with many things. Some have great experiences, others terrible ones. That is why I asked. In my own case, I had so many issues right from the beginning that I was immediately put off. Sites took forever to load, would suddenly stop playing and fall back to the previous page, cryptic errors, etc. After 10 minutes of that (the first 10 minutes) I had had enough. Why bother?





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Sideface: "Get a lifetime license for just $39.99 during our Holiday Sale."


Danger, Will Robinson




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Sorry, but as robots are my specialist subject... This image is "Robby the Robot" who first appeared in the 1956 film Forbidden Planet and then in a number of films and TV series after that. While he did appear in one episode of Lost in Space he is not the robot who would have said "Danger, Will Robinson". That was the B-9 class M-3 General Utility robot, simply called "Robot".





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  Reply # 1455807 23-Dec-2015 08:53
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Wow.





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andrew027:
Sideface: "Get a lifetime license for just $39.99 during our Holiday Sale."


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Much too good to be true.  wink

Sorry, but as robots are my specialist subject... This image is "Robby the Robot" who first appeared in the 1956 film Forbidden Planet and then in a number of films and TV series after that. While he did appear in one episode of Lost in Space he is not the robot who would have said "Danger, Will Robinson". That was the B-9 class M-3 General Utility robot, simply called "Robot".




So who was the Robot in Fireball XL5 ?

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DaveB: So who was the Robot in Fireball XL5 ?

That was Robert, not Robby. 



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  Reply # 1455817 23-Dec-2015 09:19
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You lot are too easily distracted by pictures of robots.

I have been using Playon / Playlater for a number of years. It was hit and miss early on but I find it has improved over the years. The main feature I use is Playlater which means I have content at my finger tips when travelling. It works like a dream. I don't tend to use the Playon server much but it works very well with KODI on the Nexus Player. It is fast for me here.

Cheers, Matt.




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