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NetFlix 4 App

Postby CinemarDave » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:14 pm

The MLServer V4 Netflix app now officially adds support for UK Netflix customers. Today's release allows customers with UK Netflix subscriptions to use the V4 App. Also, a new algorithm is being used to extract cover art for TV shows. Previously the image download was distorted when being used in the browser. The new release will use the new normal aspect ratio images. The back end master database is being refreshed overnight. The new metadata will be available tomorrow for all users.

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Re: NextFlix 4 App

Postby erikhimber » Tue May 06, 2014 7:18 am

Dave,

Not sure if this is a NetFlix or AVAgent issue.

I am able to play and control Netflix through MLS and AVAgent, it is defined in the family manager and MLS creates 1 variable for this:

av_14_power

This variable does not update when playing, it appears to be stuck at "0"

Any ideas ????

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Re: NextFlix 4 App

Postby CinemarDave » Tue May 06, 2014 11:09 am

The AV Agent was not setting the variable. It will in the next release.

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Re: NextFlix 4 App

Postby erikhimber » Tue May 06, 2014 11:18 am

Thanks Dave
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Re: NextFlix 4 App

Postby erikhimber » Mon May 11, 2015 1:39 pm

Dave,

Any plans to add the ability to play a Netflix Trailer ???

Or is it already there and I missed it ???

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Re: NextFlix 4 App

Postby CinemarDave » Mon May 11, 2015 1:59 pm

Not already there and no plans to add Netflix trailers at this time.

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Re: NextFlix 4 App

Postby erikhimber » Mon May 11, 2015 2:10 pm

Ok
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Re: NextFlix 4 App

Postby CinemarDave » Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:58 pm

Attention Netflix Users.

Netflix has released a total rewrite of their website. These changes have broken the tool we use for collecting the Netflix catalog information. I have to spend time rewriting the scraping tool to make it work with their new site. Until I get the tool working there will be no nightly Netflix driver updating.

I'll post an update when things are working again.

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Re: NextFlix 4 App

Postby CinemarDave » Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:44 pm

There is an update available for the Netflix app. The folks at Netflix did a total rewrite of their website which broke our integration. We're now back in sync with Netflix but there are some breaking changes. Netflix has eliminated all of the old artwork that was portrait based. All of the Netflix images are now on 16x9 landscape format. You will have to modify your scenes to compensate. I am attaching the iPad web app Netflix scenes that you can use in your projects.

To get yourself back in sync you will need to install the latest Netflix app from the Installation assistant. Once you restart MLServer go into the Netflix app's settings tab and click on the "Init Database" button and then follow that buy doing an immediate refresh of the database by clicking on the "Update Database" button. Let it run to completion.

Here is what the new scenes look like.
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