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Master Geek


# 181115 2-Oct-2015 19:13
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any idea when these will be working again when using airplay from a Ipad??
It been weeks now since it was broken

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  # 1399805 4-Oct-2015 20:20
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When I asked them last week, they just said they're aware of the issue and they're working on fixing it... 

 

Good luck with that!

I got a 3-month free subscription to Lightbox through Skinny and I'm just using it to watch 'Suits'. As soon as I'm done, I'll cancel the subscription - I've had nothing but problems.

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  # 1401565 7-Oct-2015 10:30
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Hey guys,

Unfortunately this is not a quick fix - the issue is with how the content is encoded, and changing that is not a small task. As soon as I have an idea when it will be fixed, I'll share. 

 
 
 
 


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Master Geek


  # 1403106 9-Oct-2015 15:08
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Hmmmm... I wonder if it's worth picking up a Chromecast - the other half is not enjoying watching on the iPad Mini.



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Master Geek


  # 1404610 12-Oct-2015 19:52
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2 iPads, 2 iPhones a Apple TV2 and a Apple TV3 and to watch light box i now need to buy a chromecast. guess who's not going to renew his light box subs.

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Ultimate Geek


  # 1409497 19-Oct-2015 21:29
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@KieranfromLightbox so.. show is your appletv3 app going? have a release before xmas?

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  # 1409570 20-Oct-2015 08:01
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attewell: @KieranfromLightbox so.. show is your appletv3 app going? have a release before xmas?


Unlikely. More probable is early 2016, but I'm loath to put any firm dates on it at this stage. 

It's not that hard to build the front end, it's the protected content side of things that takes a little longer to wrangle. 

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Wannabe Geek


# 1448981 12-Dec-2015 00:21
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Apple tv always have issues, thats why i prefer samsung smart tv be it office or home!

 
 
 
 


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Uber Geek


  # 1449006 12-Dec-2015 07:42
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Weren't you saying, in another thread, that you had constant wifi dropouts on your Samsung TV?



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Master Geek


  # 1449017 12-Dec-2015 08:16
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Furqanrizwan: Apple tv always have issues, thats why i prefer samsung smart tv be it office or home!


No issues with Apple TV , other than you can no longer use lightbox with it but there are other service providers out there

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Wannabe Geek


  # 1457266 26-Dec-2015 02:01
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hmm maybe ur right

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Master Geek


  # 1461887 5-Jan-2016 19:39
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Lightbox, just curious, can I ask why you are having such a problem with this when players like Netflix don't have an issue? I'll give you that Netflix has been around a long time, but this technology is newer than they are, and I'm sure they faced the same changes you did.

At least you gave me $12 off a Chromecast through Noel Leeming so I wasn't completely out of luck.

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  # 1470522 14-Jan-2016 08:49
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antonknee: Lightbox, just curious, can I ask why you are having such a problem with this when players like Netflix don't have an issue? I'll give you that Netflix has been around a long time, but this technology is newer than they are, and I'm sure they faced the same changes you did.

At least you gave me $12 off a Chromecast through Noel Leeming so I wasn't completely out of luck.


In order to fix the issue we have (and support the new Apple TV Gen4) we need to re-encode all of our content to support Apple's Fairplay DRM. Which we are doing, it just takes time. I assume that Netflix would have already had their content encoded for Fairplay, so they don't have the same issue we currently do. 

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  # 1470599 14-Jan-2016 10:25
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KieranfromLightbox:
antonknee: Lightbox, just curious, can I ask why you are having such a problem with this when players like Netflix don't have an issue? I'll give you that Netflix has been around a long time, but this technology is newer than they are, and I'm sure they faced the same changes you did.

At least you gave me $12 off a Chromecast through Noel Leeming so I wasn't completely out of luck.


In order to fix the issue we have (and support the new Apple TV Gen4) we need to re-encode all of our content to support Apple's Fairplay DRM. Which we are doing, it just takes time. I assume that Netflix would have already had their content encoded for Fairplay, so they don't have the same issue we currently do. 


Fairplay is not new is it? Its been around for years.  It surprises me that lightbox didn't plan for earlier.




Kirk

 


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Master Geek


  # 1471403 14-Jan-2016 22:04
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KieranfromLightbox:
antonknee: Lightbox, just curious, can I ask why you are having such a problem with this when players like Netflix don't have an issue? I'll give you that Netflix has been around a long time, but this technology is newer than they are, and I'm sure they faced the same changes you did.

At least you gave me $12 off a Chromecast through Noel Leeming so I wasn't completely out of luck.


In order to fix the issue we have (and support the new Apple TV Gen4) we need to re-encode all of our content to support Apple's Fairplay DRM. Which we are doing, it just takes time. I assume that Netflix would have already had their content encoded for Fairplay, so they don't have the same issue we currently do. 


Thanks for the insight! If only we lived in a world without DRM but with people who actually pay for content fair and square.

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Ultimate Geek


  # 1479749 27-Jan-2016 11:59
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how far away are you from releasing Apple TV4 app? Days/Weeks/months?


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