Video player with audio switching (GTVBox/ViMu Player)

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sweup
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Re: Video player with audio switching (GTVBox Video Player)

Post by sweup »

mcd2000 wrote:
sweup wrote:I have moved from the Revue to a Minix Neo X5 - an Android 4.1 device.
Do you have any plans to release a GTV version for other then Google TV?
I really miss this app, no other compares.
I think you can try XBMC on it.

These devices are very hard to develop - they all are different. :-)
Yeah, I can imagine - have tried about 6-7, including XBMC, all have problems, subtitles, lagg or HW.
Thanks

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Re: Video player with audio switching (GTVBox Video Player)

Post by mcd2000 »

Introducing ViMu Player for Google TV!
ViMu is a new name of version 1.0 of GTVBox Video Player.

- New app name and icon.
That was a suggestion from Google guys. Now it is much easy to use voice search to start the app.

- Google TV OS v.3 support.
GTV v.3 is coming. It has slightly different media api, that required some new code.

- New simple network discovery and share add screen.
I've already posted some screenshots. Now there is one screen for all share types.

- Edit or delete bookmarks by longclicking on them.
You should not use options menu anymore to delete a shortcut. Just long click on it for popup menu.

- Old interface removed. 2 column mode moved to the new interface.

- Local storage bookmark removed. You can enable it in settings.
Google said no one needs it. :-) - Long name scrolling in grid view.

- Higher resolution covers support in grid view.
There was a limit for a cover to be displayed in grid view and some bugs which made thumbnails look awful.

- Image view over UPnP/DLNA.
You can now view pictures over DLNA. Still experimental.

- Unified cover format for Local/SMB. No need to select template.
You can use any template (Thumbgen/Movienizer) without selecting it.

- Streaming from PlayOn over HLS with seek support.
Now PlayOn should stream flawlessly.

- Tips and Tricks popups.

- Possible media playback error reason is displayed on playback fail.
If playback fails ViMu will show you some additional info why playback failed.

- Experimental UPnP/DLNA indexing and search (works with Twonky, XBMC, Logitech Media Server).
ViMu can index DLNA servers that support SEARCH request and use Google TV search bar.

- Less memory usage.
- Lots of small improvements.
- Tested by Google.
ViMu Player
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proximous
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Re: Video player with audio switching (GTVBox/ViMu Player)

Post by proximous »

It seems the behavior of the chapter advance button ( >>| ) has changed?

For me it never seemed to move to the chapter markers in my MKV files, but it did jump ahead 5 minutes which was a reasonable compromise. I was hoping that it would someday actually support MKV chapters. However it now seems to skip to the next file in the directory.

Is there a way to get back to the old functionality? I really don't like this. If I mistakenly hit the button, I'd rather be 5 min ahead instead of starting the next file.

Otherwise I still love this app...my most used on my GTV. I'd love for this to work on my tablet, even if it was only a front-end and had to launch another player like MX Player. It would be nice to be fully integrated like on the GTV, but if hardware variation is a challenge, I'd at least like the front-end with is great for browsing the video directories I've setup with Thumbgen for GTVBox. Some people are doing this with XBMC (having XBMC call MX player for rendering video), however XBMC is still really alpha for Android.

Thanks.

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Re: Video player with audio switching (GTVBox/ViMu Player)

Post by mcd2000 »

proximous wrote: Is there a way to get back to the old functionality? I really don't like this. If I mistakenly hit the button, I'd rather be 5 min ahead instead of starting the next file.
If you need a fast skip option, use 0-9 number keys.... And... try do not hit buttons by mistake lol. :D

GTVBox interface is optimized for D-PAD control. You can not use it on tablet without some global UI modifications.
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proximous
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Re: Video player with audio switching (GTVBox/ViMu Player)

Post by proximous »

mcd2000 wrote: If you need a fast skip option, use 0-9 number keys.... And... try do not hit buttons by mistake lol. :D
Ahh...so this was an intentional change? Any plans to support MKV chapters and let the >>| advance a chapter?
mcd2000 wrote: GTVBox interface is optimized for D-PAD control. You can not use it on tablet without some global UI modifications.
Ok. That makes sense. Hope you still consider it for the future. I bet you could have it long before XBMC is a viable option. :D

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Re: Video player with audio switching (GTVBox/ViMu Player)

Post by mcd2000 »

proximous wrote:
mcd2000 wrote: If you need a fast skip option, use 0-9 number keys.... And... try do not hit buttons by mistake lol. :D
Ahh...so this was an intentional change? Any plans to support MKV chapters and let the >>| advance a chapter?
Hmm... Just looked at MKV specs. Looks like it is quite easy to implement with "MKV extended" enabled. I wonder do I have any MKV with chapters...
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Re: Video player with audio switching (GTVBox/ViMu Player)

Post by proximous »

mcd2000 wrote: Hmm... Just looked at MKV specs. Looks like it is quite easy to implement with "MKV extended" enabled. I wonder do I have any MKV with chapters...
Now you are teasing me! :D I've longed for this feature since I first starting using GTVBox.

From my perspective, it would be great to have the|<< and >>| go forward and backwards in chapters.

It would be even better if you could also get a chapter listing (maybe on key press or some click) and jump right to a specific chapter. I always add chapter names to my MKVs when I can find them on TagChimp or the likes, so don't forget to display the chapter titles.

I can provide a chapter file if needed...I think they are just XML.

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Re: Video player with audio switching (GTVBox/ViMu Player)

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I've been having trouble with a couple .mkv files that won't play correctly on the Revue using the GTVBox player. The player opens the files and plays the sound track, but I get a black screen instead of video. The files work fine with WMP and VLC in my laptop. I wonder if the issue is related to the rip having chapters or with some other characteristic of the files. Below are the details of one the .mkv files.

General
Unique ID : 257586069271394663795682310835044343388 (0xC1C945BC71AEDB6850A8D3BDEB23DE5C)
Complete name : D:\1 - Movies\Moviename\Moviename.mkv
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 2
File size : 1.50 GiB
Duration : 1h 36mn
Overall bit rate : 2 231 Kbps
Writing application : HandBrake 0.9.6
Writing library : libmkv 0.6.5

Video
ID : 1
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : [email protected]
Format settings, CABAC : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames : 4 frames
Codec ID : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
Duration : 1h 36mn
Bit rate : 1 800 Kbps
Width : 720 pixels
Height : 560 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 1.85:1
Frame rate mode : Constant
Frame rate : 25.000 fps
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.179
Stream size : 1.17 GiB (78%)
Writing library : x264 core 120
Encoding settings : cabac=1 / ref=3 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x3:0x113 / me=hex / subme=7 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.00:0.00 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=1 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=1 / chroma_qp_offset=-2 / threads=6 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=3 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=2 / b_bias=0 / direct=1 / weightb=1 / open_gop=0 / weightp=2 / keyint=250 / keyint_min=25 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=50 / rc=abr / mbtree=1 / bitrate=1800 / ratetol=1.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=3 / qpmax=69 / qpstep=4 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00
Language : English
Default : Yes
Forced : No
Color primaries : BT.601 NTSC
Transfer characteristics : BT.709
Matrix coefficients : BT.601

Audio
ID : 2
Format : AC-3
Format/Info : Audio Coding 3
Mode extension : CM (complete main)
Format settings, Endianness : Big
Codec ID : A_AC3
Duration : 1h 36mn
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 448 Kbps
Channel(s) : 6 channels
Channel positions : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Bit depth : 16 bits
Compression mode : Lossy
Stream size : 308 MiB (20%)
Language : English
Default : Yes
Forced : No

Text
ID : 3
Format : VobSub
Codec ID : S_VOBSUB
Codec ID/Info : The same subtitle format used on DVDs
Language : English
Default : No
Forced : No

Menu
00:00:00.000 : Chapter 1
00:04:13.200 : Chapter 2
00:10:09.600 : Chapter 3
00:16:11.240 : Chapter 4
00:19:37.840 : Chapter 5
00:22:26.760 : Chapter 6
00:28:02.080 : Chapter 7
00:31:47.520 : Chapter 8
00:34:43.560 : Chapter 9
00:39:13.440 : Chapter 10
00:42:55.720 : Chapter 11
00:49:11.160 : Chapter 12
00:54:22.560 : Chapter 13
00:59:30.360 : Chapter 14
01:04:42.480 : Chapter 15
01:08:33.040 : Chapter 16
01:10:44.200 : Chapter 17
01:15:23.200 : Chapter 18
01:22:38.600 : Chapter 19
01:25:21.400 : Chapter 20
01:30:05.600 : Chapter 21
01:36:01.680 : Chapter 22

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Re: Video player with audio switching (GTVBox/ViMu Player)

Post by mcd2000 »

proximous wrote: I can provide a chapter file if needed...I think they are just XML.
Hmm.. I thought we were talking about chapters embedded into MKV containers... :roll:
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Re: Video player with audio switching (GTVBox/ViMu Player)

Post by mcd2000 »

tamanaco wrote:I've been having trouble with a couple .mkv files that won't play correctly on the Revue using the GTVBox player. The player opens the files and plays the sound track, but I get a black screen instead of video. The files work fine with WMP and VLC in my laptop. I wonder if the issue is related to the rip having chapters or with some other characteristic of the files. Below are the details of one the .mkv files.
I think if the chapters were the problem, it would fail to play at all...
ViMu Player
ViMu/GTVBox Google+ page
My devices: Logitech Revue, Sony NSZ-GT1, Sony NSZ-GS7, Vizio Co-Star, Hisense Pulse (rooted), ASUS Qube and some others...

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