Apple’s new Beta Testing service is now live.
If you have an iOS8 device, then I can now add you to my list of beta testers and get your input on new features (and possible new bugs!)
If you’re interested in getting involved in testing and developing VLC Streamer, VLC Remote and Off Remote, then I’d love to have you in the group.
To sign up – please just apply to join this google group.
Or go to http://HobbyistSoftware.com/beta on your desktop.
Make sure to sign up with the email address you use for your apple id.
I’ll add you to the group and look forward to your input!
I have uploaded a quick demo of the new MultiTouch sliders
Key points are
1) You can pinch to zoom on the sliders to enable more fine-grained control
2) Double tap on the sliders to shift them back to showing the whole movie or song length.
this isn’t actually a VLC Remote feature, but it is annoying when you are trying to play things remotely and VLC keeps asking whether to fix files.
You can control the behaviour in VLC at
- Preferences (switch to All preferences in the bottom left)
- Input / Codecs
- Force Index Creation
(requires paid version of VLC Remote)
Unfortunately, VLC doesn’t recognise aliases or shortcuts (it just tries to play them), so these won’t help you.
There is a dedicated drive button in the browse page that will take you to your full drive list. If you are using Windows and don’t see your external drive, then you may need to make sure that your external drive is mapped to a drive letter.
You can even set your external drive as your default directory to make browsing faster in future. Just tap on the heart/folder icon when you are in the drive you want and that will become your default folder for when you next launch this remote.
Thanks for reading this far.
I was looking for a way to communicate with users of my apps – and this seemed to be a good approach. My hope is that it is simple enough to be unintrusive, but also obvious enough for you to read if you are interested.
I’m used to working in a community where there is a lot more direct communication between users and developers – but that is tough to manage through the app store. Hence the ‘in app news’
My intent is to use this channel to let people know about updates, new features and other apps that I’m working on. I’ll be adding tips and requests for beta testers too.
If you have any comments or suggestions, then let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for using my apps!