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Topic # 171933 6-May-2015 08:15
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I noticed an update for the lightbox android app on our Samsung tab 4, one of the changes was adding support for phones. So I had a look in the play store on my Asus Zenfone and sure enough it was there to install. Seems to work ok, watched an episode of Seinfeld, the aspect ratio was correct, which is more than can be said for the Samsung tab. The gui seemed to be locked to portrait mode but video plays in landscape as it should.

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  Reply # 1298811 6-May-2015 08:43
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Appears to work on a Galaxy S4 which is the only Samsung device I have.

Not at home so can't check the if the option to cast is there.... :-p

Might try to load it on another Android device tonight.


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  Reply # 1298819 6-May-2015 08:53

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=151&topicid=169620&page_no=7#1295660 light box is not supporting casting yet.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1298820 6-May-2015 08:56
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Have installed on my Galaxy Note 3 and it works fine




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  Reply # 1298822 6-May-2015 08:59
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okkii: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=151&topicid=169620&page_no=7#1295660 light box is not supporting casting yet.


Yes, yes, yes. Posted on that thread a number of times. Hence the :-p

A fellow S4 user is not having a happy time with this version, though. After about 20 seconds it hangs and starts sending out morse code rather loudly.

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  Reply # 1298825 6-May-2015 09:03
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We did indeed launch on Android phones, iPhones and the remaining Android tablets last night.

Due to the way opening up the app to multiple device brands works, some people managed to install the old version of the app on unsupported devices. Please do make sure you're using the newest version of the app available.

Chromecast support will be added with the next update for iOS and Android, coming later this month.




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  Reply # 1298833 6-May-2015 09:31
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Anyone know if the Android app will allow me to use the HDMI output on my tablet to watch on my TV? Or should I just wait until Chromecast support before re-subscribing?

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  Reply # 1298856 6-May-2015 09:58
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I won't be watching directly on my smartphone iphone (and suspect most people won't either) but I guess this is handy for Airplay and Chromecast (when that launches soon), for those people who want to use that.


But I'll stick to my PS4 :)



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  Reply # 1299202 6-May-2015 15:48
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Installed on my Nexus7, now just need a chromecast icon...




 


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  Reply # 1299209 6-May-2015 16:00
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Just get spinning wheel no video with new version. Running g box mx2 (android 4.2.2). Box is rooted.

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  Reply # 1299256 6-May-2015 16:38
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Is this updated App crashing? The previous one crashed constantly on my Galaxy and reading some off the Play Store reviews it did on many devices. One of the reasons I dropped Lightbox.




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  Reply # 1300156 7-May-2015 20:42
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Unfortunately for me it's installing fine but refuses to play any video on both my Nexus 7 2013 (stock) and Galaxy S4 (rooted, custom rom), both running Android 5.1.

"Error. Cannot play video"

I got all excited but at the moment it's a bit of a let down. I'm hoping a future update will improve things. I use my pc to work and study, not watch videos.

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  Reply # 1300385 8-May-2015 08:50
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K1000716: Unfortunately for me it's installing fine but refuses to play any video on both my Nexus 7 2013 (stock) and Galaxy S4 (rooted, custom rom), both running Android 5.1.

"Error. Cannot play video"

I got all excited but at the moment it's a bit of a let down. I'm hoping a future update will improve things. I use my pc to work and study, not watch videos.

Lee


Thanks for the feedback, it's noted.

The 2013 Nexus 7 has fairly well documented issues on video playback, but we'll see if there's anything we can do:
http://www.ubergizmo.com/2014/11/nexus-7-2013-facing-video-playback-issues-post-android-5-0-update/

Rooted devices aren't supported as content providers won't allow it.




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  Reply # 1300427 8-May-2015 09:18
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Lightbox: Rooted devices aren't supported as content providers won't allow it.


Clarification on rooted devices: does this mean that Lightbox won't run on them?

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  Reply # 1300443 8-May-2015 09:33
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Does not run on my Asus TF700T.  "Lightbox has stopped" right after login.

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  Reply # 1300507 8-May-2015 10:28
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Lightbox:
K1000716: Unfortunately for me it's installing fine but refuses to play any video on both my Nexus 7 2013 (stock) and Galaxy S4 (rooted, custom rom), both running Android 5.1.

"Error. Cannot play video"

I got all excited but at the moment it's a bit of a let down. I'm hoping a future update will improve things. I use my pc to work and study, not watch videos.

Lee


Thanks for the feedback, it's noted.

The 2013 Nexus 7 has fairly well documented issues on video playback, but we'll see if there's anything we can do:
http://www.ubergizmo.com/2014/11/nexus-7-2013-facing-video-playback-issues-post-android-5-0-update/

Rooted devices aren't supported as content providers won't allow it.




I would not call that link "well documented" it refers to a couple of people.

Never had any playback problem on my nexus 7 with other video playback, but i cant comment on the new lightbox app as the code i got emailed for a free month says it is not valid. 

got a link to blame that on as well?

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