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Connection Problems- Only with AOL

Professor

Re: Connection Problems- Only with AOL

the app for the computer is a software package. You need to buy a license for it.  But be warned that the desktop version USES YOUR DATA.  Only the app version doesn't.  The desktop version is also very glitchy. 

 

bos2420 wrote:

Is there a trick to getting the app on a Win10 laptop?  I can see how to get it for my phones.  I must be doing something wrong.  Can't find how to authorize my laptop with Google Play.  

(I don't use many (if any) apps on Win10)  Use em all the time on the phone.


 

Assistant Professor

Re: Connection Problems- Only with AOL

IMO there really is no reason to get the Windows desktop app unless you have no Android or iOS device to setup and record videos. As has been stated, then you can get the download link and use your browser or DLM to do the download. No desktop app needed unless you have nothing else to access and setup and schedule the recording.

Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Connection Problems- Only with AOL

@bos2420 

 

One other thing is that, if you'd like to schedule the file downloads, but you don't like the idea of leaving your PC on (I don't), or messing with trying to schedule the downloads to your PC, you can schedule the file download(s) to your Android or IOS device using the PlayOn Cloud app, then copy the files to your PC.  

 

BTW, don't forget to change the resolution on the app if you want it to be better than standard.  I'm fine with standard, which is DVD quality, but some people want it to be better, regardless of the increased file size for the program/movie.  I believe 720p is the maximum resolution, but that's still very good.  

 

If you try it and you like it, please let us know.  I'm still deciding whether to get it, though I probably will.  It's cheap, and lets you easily take advantage of the Bonus Zone data, and even those twenty days of data resets with your upgrade (make sure first, though, of course).  Smiley Happy


AMD FX-6100 | Samsung 250GB 840 EVO SSD | Western Digital Blue 500GB HDD | 16GB DDR3-1866 | EVGA Geforce GTX 550ti | Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Junior

Re: Connection Problems- Only with AOL

Well, the installer just left.  All is well in the world again.  The wife has her e-mail back.  Painless process, as has always been the case with us and Hughes.  

 

Thanks again for everyone that tried to help.  I mentioned it to my installer, and he said he has heard of the same types of problems, and it has to go all the way up to the 'code writers' as he put it.  

Professor

Re: Connection Problems- Only with AOL

Wife-related crisis averted -- always a good thing. Smiley Happy

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Junior

Re: Connection Problems- Only with AOL

So I got to use the PlayOn system.  I have both the Desktop and phone app.  I used the app.  Just to test, I selected 'The Tick' on Amazon.  30 minute video.  Had it play on the cloud, and then got the link to download the file.  About 250mb.  Put that on a USB stick, and plugged that into the back of the smart TV.  Worked like a charm.  

 

Not simple, but allows Bonus Time to be used, or even if you are out and about on a public WiFi.  I get WiFi from the bank when I work weekends at our coffee hut, so that is how I will use it, most of the time. 

Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Connection Problems- Only with AOL


@bos2420 wrote:

Put that on a USB stick, and plugged that into the back of the smart TV.  Worked like a charm.  


Does your TV have a special program built in that reads and plays what you have on the flash drive?  I have a smart TV, and it has a USB port, as well.  I wonder if that would work for me.  It would eliminate me having to play the items on my HDMI connected laptop.  

 

I should try to find a .mp4 clip or something somewhere, put it on one of my flash drives, and just give it a try.  Now, to find something.  Smiley Tongue 


AMD FX-6100 | Samsung 250GB 840 EVO SSD | Western Digital Blue 500GB HDD | 16GB DDR3-1866 | EVGA Geforce GTX 550ti | Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Connection Problems- Only with AOL

Okay, that's it.  I'm getting PlayOn Cloud.  I found a site with sample .mp4 files, and playing them on my TV via a USB flash drive works like a charm.  So now I won't even need to use my laptop!  Now, to get a couple of spare flash drives, as I want to download all three seasons of Deadwood, plus a few other things off the top of my head.  

 

Thanks for the info about playing the files directly from a flash drive on a smart TV, @bos2420 !  That's going to make it a lot more simple.


AMD FX-6100 | Samsung 250GB 840 EVO SSD | Western Digital Blue 500GB HDD | 16GB DDR3-1866 | EVGA Geforce GTX 550ti | Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Professor

Re: Connection Problems- Only with AOL

Yeah, that option works well if you don't want to use a laptop.  I have tried that before, though for me the laptop is much more convenient. 

 


@GabeU wrote:

Okay, that's it.  I'm getting PlayOn Cloud.  I found a site with sample .mp4 files, and playing them on my TV via a USB flash drive works like a charm.  So now I won't even need to use my laptop!  Now, to get a couple of spare flash drives, as I want to download all three seasons of Deadwood, plus a few other things off the top of my head.  

 

Thanks for the info about playing the files directly from a flash drive on a smart TV, @bos2420 !  That's going to make it a lot more simple.