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alitchy

Integration into OpenPHT

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I have seen a previous request to integrate CinemaVision into Plex.  Given Plex's current direction to monetize everything, and provide worthless features like news, that is extremely unlikely to occur.  The best case scenario is that they buy you guys ;)  Which is also the worst case scenario, as they would only have the integration on certain apps, get a minimum viable product out the door, and promptly move on to something else, ignoring Cinemavision from a support standpoint.

However, there could be a backdoor way to use CinemaVision with a Plex server and client - OpenPHT.  OpenPHT is a community driven fork of Plex Home Theater, which happens to be built off of Kodi.  It is feature rich, customizable and supports many feature and capabilities that the official Plex client for windows does not.  I recently switched to OpenPHT from my Roku clients, due to it's limitations (primarily around Plex and Roku's inability to play DTS-HD.MA 7.1 audio.)

The OpenPHT developers are currently working on version 2, which will be built of a new version of Kodi.  Now seems like a perfect time to integrate OpenPHT and Cinemavision  ;)

I have posted a feature request over at the OpenPHT section of the Plex forums, to drum up interest from that side.  https://forums.plex.tv/discussion/296492/feature-request-cinemavision-integration/p1?new=1

 

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On 11/20/2017 at 6:07 AM, alitchy said:

I have seen a previous request to integrate CinemaVision into Plex.  Given Plex's current direction to monetize everything, and provide worthless features like news, that is extremely unlikely to occur.  The best case scenario is that they buy you guys ;)  Which is also the worst case scenario, as they would only have the integration on certain apps, get a minimum viable product out the door, and promptly move on to something else, ignoring Cinemavision from a support standpoint.

However, there could be a backdoor way to use CinemaVision with a Plex server and client - OpenPHT.  OpenPHT is a community driven fork of Plex Home Theater, which happens to be built off of Kodi.  It is feature rich, customizable and supports many feature and capabilities that the official Plex client for windows does not.  I recently switched to OpenPHT from my Roku clients, due to it's limitations (primarily around Plex and Roku's inability to play DTS-HD.MA 7.1 audio.)

The OpenPHT developers are currently working on version 2, which will be built of a new version of Kodi.  Now seems like a perfect time to integrate OpenPHT and Cinemavision  ;)

I have posted a feature request over at the OpenPHT section of the Plex forums, to drum up interest from that side.  https://forums.plex.tv/discussion/296492/feature-request-cinemavision-integration/p1?new=1

Hey! I will tell you right now that we don't want to sell anything, and as far as I am concerned, there's nothing to sell. Yes, CinemaVision has been incorporated, but that's not for nefarious reasons, mostly taxes. :) We've briefly engaged with Plex and Emby to provide CinemaVision functionality in their applications, but have not pursued it further than a quick introduction. We stopped the conversation to give us some time to add in some pretty cool features. Really, our aim is to make it easy for anyone who wants the features we add to be able to use them without much effort. Simply, we think CinemaVision is pretty cool and we want other people to geek out with us.

All that said, we're absolutely happy to help with integration for any platform. If OpenPHT is built from Kodi, it should natively be able to work with the add-ons. All it really needs is to use VideoPlayer, or change the player to work in the same way that VideoPlayer works like the developers of DSPlayer did. What we want to avoid is changing the code in CinemaVision from platform to platform, which isn't always easy, but it makes it cheaper for us to manage and pay for development. Let us know if you need any help drumming up interest!

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