Argus TV HD for Android

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d.a.houtman
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Argus TV HD for Android

Post by d.a.houtman » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:31 pm

Please have a look at the Argus TV HD client for Android tablets and TV sticks. It is now possible to watch live TV on your phone or tablet.

This app was formerly known as FTR HD. I changed it into Argus. You can download the app from Google Play
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... .argustvhd

Known issues:
- Please fill in settings first
- Playing recorded programs is only supported if either:
- SMB: cifs has been installed on your device (see CifsManager in the play store)
- HTTP: UltiDev or other Web Server is installed with a virtual directory service to your tv-recordings (see UltiDev documentation for how to)

Things to do:
- a manual
- Icons for channels
- Search in EPG
- Search in recorded programs
- Grouping recorded programs
- Other things you want, let me know
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Re: Argus TV HD for Android

Post by dot-i » Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:57 pm

Will try this soon, looks great!
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Re: Argus TV HD for Android

Post by cybersheep » Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:14 pm

Searched for this earlier in Play Store on my S3, but just couldn't find it, then re-read the forum post that it's for tablets etc only.

I just wondered what is the dependency on needing a tablet/stick specifically? e.g screen resolution on S3 is 720 x 1280 which is higher than some Android tablets.

Not complaining, but it sounds very interesting - so am curious as to whether this could be shoe-horned to work on some phones (e.g my one ;)) too.

d.a.houtman
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Re: Argus TV HD for Android

Post by d.a.houtman » Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:25 pm

It is based on Android 4.0.3 or higher. If your phone has ICS on it then you can download it from Google Play

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Re: Argus TV HD for Android

Post by cybersheep » Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:42 pm

thanks, my phone is JB. previously i searched in Play app for 'Argus TV HD' and it returned no results, but have managed to install it now using the exact web link you sent.

d.a.houtman
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Re: Argus TV HD for Android

Post by d.a.houtman » Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:43 pm

Just uploaded version 1.5 to the play store:

- fixed crash in epg
- 4 retries to connect to server
- enter key in recordings screen plays recording
- added duration in recordings details

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Re: Sv: Argus TV HD for Android

Post by Aduck » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:41 am

Hi
I've installed cifsmanager and mounted the share where my recordings resides. But I'm not seeing them in the app. What am I missing?

Best regards
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Re: Sv: Argus TV HD for Android

Post by d.a.houtman » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:52 pm

Aduck wrote:Hi
I've installed cifsmanager and mounted the share where my recordings resides. But I'm not seeing them in the app. What am I missing?
First, i'm working on a sort of manual for Argus TV HD. for now i ll try to explain.

If you have cifs installed you have to mount your recordings directory into the file system of your Android device. The recordings directory on the Args TV server pc is where your recordings reside. Cifs manager is a tool to mount that windows directory into the file system on your Android Device. If all went right you can see your recordings in a sub directory of the Android file system.

With any ordinary file manager you can see and execute these recordings. You don't need a special file manager such as es explorer to see your recordings at Android. If you launch some of your recordingsa by hiiting one in your file manager a video player mus be launched and play the recording. Important is that the video player must support ts-files. BS-player and MX-player do the job, but you have to install special arm codecs.

Finally you can fill in a translation for urls in the settings screen of the Argus TV HD app. With cifs mounted files you have to check SMB. The translation translates the url that come from Argus TV server into the url that points to your mounted directory on your android device. You can check this URL in the recordings screen when you hit some recording and get the details of the recording. One detail is the translated URL. This must point to the right location on your Android device.

Good luck and let me know if you still have troubles.

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Re: Argus TV HD for Android

Post by d.a.houtman » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:26 pm

Just uploaded version 1.6 to the play store:

- text size in settings for EPG
- limited number of lines in epg details

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Re: Argus TV HD for Android

Post by codex » Sat May 04, 2013 9:43 am

Just got my new android device and thought I'd give Argus TV HD a run after using apple devices for years. Nice app, but I've got a couple of questions.

Is there any way you can use channel groups, and possibly order the same way as argus rather than alphabetical? I've got a favourites channel list as I don't want all the channels displayed in the epg.

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