We are pleased to announce a new feature to the site that allows diligent My WatchList users the ability to re-watch a series.
Wait? We couldn't re-watch a series before? NOooo! You always could, but if you wanted to track your progress using the included Episode Tracker it was impossible. The episode tracker was originally designed with one thing in mind, but it never imagined that you would want to watch a series more than once *gasp*.
Now you can! The feature adds a new field on the My WatchList management interface. When you go to a series you have added to your My WatchList you'll note a new field like follows:
In the dropdown above, you'll see that it counts off 0, 1.. and it also displays the amount of episodes that were tracked for that round. By default the "Next" round will always be above the amount possible plus one, so if you've watched and tracked a series 3 times, you should see 4 rounds in the listing, the fourth being 0 episodes. This is simply so you can start a new round without having to jump through hoops to get to it :).
On episode pages, you'll see a standard episode tracking link, it currently makes no notes about the WatchList round your on, we've assumed that you know what round you have selected ;).
If you find a bug, or have any questions/comments, please don't hesitate to post them up!
It's that time of the week! Time for another Baraki Review!
This week he reviews Shomin Sample, check out the video here:
We are pleased to announce that we have procured a CDN for our videos that allows us to deliver videos to all parts of the global through a large Content Delivery Network.
We have been testing it for a week or so and felt it was time to bring it to the website, so if you are an advanced member and live further away from our video servers, be sure to enable the setting on your profile!
Please note that this feature is ONLY available when playing back on the website due to content protection policies being harder to manage through the CDN provider.
We look forward to feedback on this new feature.
We've released 1.3 to the production channel, all channels now have the latest version.
We are releasing version 1.3 of the Roku Channel to the dev channel, this fixes an episode listing issue where only the first 20 episodes were shown.
This will not fix the listing for series like bleach which have over 100 episodes, but will fix 99% of the series available. We are still working on a permanent fix that will allow proper episode paging, but this hotfix addresses the majority of listing issues.
Once we've confirmed that everything works as expected in the dev channel, we'll release 1.3 for our production channel users.
I've found the issue, your existing channels should be functioning properly.
If you've been using our Roku channel, it's possible your only able to see the My WatchList and Latest Episodes entries.
I've been doing testing to see what this means and i suspect Roku pushed out an update to players that is interfering with the way our channel is formatted. I am not seeing calls to our api for the other options, so I'm suspecting a backend update to the roku as the cause for this loss of functionality.
We've reached out to the developer of the channel to see if he can provide insight into our issues.
When we know more we will update everyone.
Hey Guys and Gals..
I made a rather costly mistake when doing some maintenance on our API. If you have attempted to login to something that requires the API (kodi addon, roku channel, android app, windows phone app), then you were hit with an unknown profile after logging in message.
This has been fixed, and logins are now being processed again.
The issue revolved around how we broke down the logins through the API, prior to last Sunday we had used a userid string in how we manipulated validation. We changed it up so that we would be using an array of data for users, as this future proofed the code which in turn allowed us to properly add user permissions to the API. (see: Give Advanced Members access to HD content, if they choose)
Which ended up breaking because I missed a reference to the string, once the array was passed through properly everything worked again.
Finally.. yes finally, we have a site update. The last one being a month ago we felt that we needed to address some of the requests coming out of our subscribers.
I'm pleased to announce that we have extended the default HD playback site setting to our API.
Before the update, the only way to watch HD content as an advanced member, was to watch it on the site. We've had countless requests to add this functionality to the Kodi and Roku channels so starting today 1080p and 720p content is now available (yay!).
If your an advanced member, or a curious regular member, you can edit this setting from your profile, simply click on the Edit my Settings, found in the top sub nav bad or the left had nav when viewing your profile. From there click on the Site header that appears, then scroll down till you see Default Video Playback .. This is the setting that will set your video quality on the website or through the API.
PLEASE NOTE: With great power comes great responsibility... While we have extended this functionality to our API, it also means that default playback will change on your Windows phone or Android app devices. (!) So be extra careful to consume our video collection through wifi when you are playing at home. Eventually, we will have a flag per developer account that forces hd content off unless it's overridden in the apps.
Thanks for being awesome everyone, remember that you can add our Roku channel to your device by clicking this link: https://my.roku.com/add/AnimeFTWtv or follow these steps to add our Addon to your Kodi instance! http://www.animeftw.tv/forums/xbmc-plugin-support/...