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Title: IceTV on Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Post by: Trufflehunter on March 16, 2012, 08:42:01 PM
...doesn't work. "Unsupported Operating System". Anyone know of a workaround? Maybe a registry tweak. Often this problem is the result of the installer doing an OS version check and not necessarily because the app just won't run on that (later) version.
Title: Re: IceTV on Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Post by: lukem on March 18, 2012, 07:44:14 PM
Sorry, no workaround but I will release an update to accommodate Win8 this week.
Title: Re: IceTV on Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Post by: KevinCust on March 25, 2012, 10:46:06 PM
Glad I read this - was about to update my media centre pc.
Have come to rely on the IceTv integration :-\

Title: Re: IceTV on Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Post by: lukem on March 26, 2012, 11:26:47 PM
We've had a quick look at what's required and it wasn't as simple as we thought.

For starters, we need to release a separate build for Win8 as Media Center is built with .Net Framework Version 4 thus our application will also need to target that framework.

Given the current priorities with Interactive V4, this will have to wait a week or so.


Title: Re: IceTV on Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Post by: ark163 on April 07, 2012, 06:25:05 PM
Any ETA on Ice TV for Win 8 yet?
Title: Re: IceTV on Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Post by: Trufflehunter on May 11, 2012, 07:31:27 PM
Glad I read this - was about to update my media centre pc.
Have come to rely on the IceTv integration :-\
I hear you. I use WMC all the time. Bad news is: Windows 8 will not ship with WMC. We will have to pay for it separately. Ditto for DVD playback. There will be a separate media pack for which we'll be charged a 'nominal' fee!
Title: Re: IceTV on Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Post by: dawesi on July 13, 2012, 06:22:14 PM
Actually not true, Windows Media Centre is now a separate download for FREE.

aka... I'm using it on this computer
Title: Re: IceTV on Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Post by: dawesi on July 13, 2012, 06:24:17 PM
any update on the Windows 8 build?
Title: Re: IceTV on Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Post by: zoszos68 on August 01, 2012, 04:00:16 PM
Windows 8 will be RTM this week the last I read. Will be available to the general public in October.
So when will Ice support it.

Kevin
Title: Re: IceTV on Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Post by: lukem on August 01, 2012, 04:20:10 PM
We'll be resuming work on Interactive V4 shortly... we've been waiting for RTM.

Interactive V4 runs as a native plugin, not a windows desktop app, so it will be available via the Xbox extender.

We'll get out a beta version before end of the month, and target end of Sep for official release.

Sorry it's taken so long, not enough hours in the day. :(
Title: Re: IceTV on Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Post by: zoszos68 on August 06, 2012, 11:23:13 PM
Well I can't get Windows 8 till october 26 (last I read) as thats when the $40.00 professional (highest version and only one with Media Center as a seperate download) will be available on line in Australia till the end of January 2013.

Also with the $40.00 online Special Media Center will be a free download while the special price is running.
Also a retail box set will be available fo $70.00 from shops.

Kevin.
Title: Re: IceTV on Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Post by: helpware on August 21, 2012, 10:45:33 PM
Hi Kevin -- you are on the IceTV team?
Hope you aren't waiting for the Oct 26th release of RTM. I think my family will kill me if IceTV is out of action for that long.

Win 8 RTM is up on MSDN Subscription server now.
If you don't have access I can send you a copy. The Win 8 install is free to distribute (its the keys that cost money). Win 8 install without a key should give you 30 days free access.
Title: Re: IceTV on Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Post by: zoszos68 on August 22, 2012, 02:09:00 PM
No not on the team just a user.
Will wait for the release in October as cant use Ice yet anyway.
I'm in no hurry to change as need to get a new graphics card as AMD have no Windows 8 drivers for my card as support has stopped.

I'd forgotten the Graphics needs changing so time to check up on prices etc.

Kevin
Title: Re: IceTV on Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Post by: adsjc on September 21, 2012, 01:13:44 PM
Any Update on this?
Its been over a month now since last post.
Title: Re: IceTV on Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Post by: lukem on September 21, 2012, 01:36:58 PM
We have ported our Interactive V3 to Win8 RTM.

We are having tuner driver issues under Win8 and cannot scan any channels in Media Center, so its not yet possible to perform a complete regression test.

That said, I'm happy to package this Win8 build and release as Beta if some of you want to get your hands on it early.

Let me know.
Title: Re: IceTV on Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Post by: univex on September 22, 2012, 07:54:59 AM
Beta would be great. Got nothing at the moment. Assuming it works with RTM.
Title: Re: IceTV on Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Post by: zoszos68 on September 22, 2012, 11:37:19 AM
Yes Win 8 Beta I'm willing to try will be on Win 8 CP on a test machine so wont hurt to try.
Kevin
Title: Re: IceTV on Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Post by: adsjc on October 22, 2012, 07:12:01 PM
Hi Luke, I would be interested in testing what you have got so far, eager to move my systems to Win8.
Title: Re: IceTV on Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Post by: peterdeg on October 23, 2012, 03:21:35 PM
Add me to the 'me too' list. Should have checked first if Win8 was supported before signing up for the free trial!
Title: Re: IceTV on Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Post by: tvmandan on October 25, 2012, 09:46:37 PM
Hi Luke,
I'm keen to try out a Win 8 compatible beta if possible. I'm planning on moving one of my systems to Win 8 soon.
Cheers,
Dan
Title: Re: IceTV on Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Post by: bjanssen on October 26, 2012, 03:14:08 PM
Argh! Please tell me this is ready.  I have rebuilt evrything in Win 8, media center is working perfectly, I never thought to check IceTV compatibility!

Is there an update on this?

Can I get the beta please?

Thanks
BJ
Title: Re: IceTV on Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Post by: grunta on October 27, 2012, 12:04:44 PM
Bought Retail yesterday.
Ice TV will not even run in compatibility mode.
Urgently need Beta as well.
Have to fall back to my back up PC with on 2 tuners. Painful.
Title: Re: IceTV on Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Post by: ahornby on October 27, 2012, 08:12:50 PM
I'd like access to the beta too please.

Anthony
Title: Re: IceTV on Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Post by: KevinCust on October 28, 2012, 04:53:51 PM
Wow, I last posted back in March on this - I had just assumed that by now icetv would be working.  Silly me, should have double checked again... I just upgraded my media centre pc today to win8pro rtm + media centre.

Guess I'd like the beta asap as well please.  Looks like I'll be manually scheduling for a while *sigh*
Title: Re: IceTV on Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Post by: adsjc on October 28, 2012, 11:04:45 PM
Hey guys while we are waiting for icetv interactive we can use Bigscreen EPG as a workaround.

Download a 30 day trial from here..
 http://bigscreenglobal.com/bgproduct.aspx?PID=BSEV1 (http://bigscreenglobal.com/bgproduct.aspx?PID=BSEV1)

You can set it up with your icetv account. Gives you icetv guide data, but won't sync any scheduled recordings
Title: Re: IceTV on Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Post by: mfgrosso on October 29, 2012, 09:41:59 AM
It would be greatly appreciated if you could send me the beta version as well. I have recently upgraded to Windows 8.

Marcelo
Title: Re: IceTV on Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Post by: Bu88leZ on October 29, 2012, 09:59:40 AM
Beta here too please  :)

Been using Bigscreen EPG as a workaround since installing the Consumer Preview but so missing my ICE
Title: Re: IceTV on Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Post by: lukem on October 29, 2012, 11:29:44 AM
Hi Guys,

We'll be releasing a package for Win8 very soon.

Cheers,
Luke
Title: Re: IceTV on Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Post by: ibmchewy on October 30, 2012, 03:26:14 PM
Please add me to the BETA list. Now I realise how much I rely on IceTV.
Title: Re: IceTV on Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Post by: lukem on October 30, 2012, 03:28:40 PM
Hi Guys,

I should be able to release it today.
Title: Re: IceTV on Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Post by: vicksterm69 on October 31, 2012, 10:36:06 AM
 :)
Count me in for Beta today please.
Thanks
Title: Re: IceTV on Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Post by: 80LIX on October 31, 2012, 12:02:29 PM
Ill take a beta if its going to thanks mate.
Title: Re: IceTV on Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Post by: lukem on October 31, 2012, 12:03:48 PM
No worries, I'll post the installer here when it's ready. Just fixing the channel logo caching issue and should be right to go.
Title: Re: IceTV on Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Post by: JD7 on November 01, 2012, 05:02:04 PM
Hi Luke
Just wondering if there is any update on this?  I've got a Win 8 media centre just waiting for its IceTV ...
thanks
Title: Re: IceTV on Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Post by: Michael on November 02, 2012, 09:35:09 AM
Hi Luke
Just wondering if there is any update on this?  I've got a Win 8 media centre just waiting for its IceTV ...
thanks

Yes that is all that is holding me up as well. IceTV is the last piece of the puzzle that is Windows 8
Title: Re: IceTV on Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Post by: rsemedo on November 03, 2012, 12:27:44 PM
Hello? Any news?? Having a crappy experience with TV without EPG...need a proper ETA please, otherwise need to look for alternatives....don't really understand what is going on, since Win8 is available for testing for so long, this is paid service, should have things available at time of release...!!  >:(
Title: Re: IceTV on Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Post by: univex on November 03, 2012, 03:11:21 PM
Have to agree here, it is not as if this is a community project however the apparent lack of release management processes in the software development team has a lot in common with a community project.
From the outside, windows support appears to be a side project from some enthusiasts, the issue is that we are paying a fee for something we can't use, additionally we have expectations set in the forum that have not been met and there is no update.
Title: Re: IceTV on Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Post by: grunta on November 03, 2012, 10:21:19 PM
I agree with you guys this is not good enough. We are paying for a service that we cannot use. And this service is not cheap. Thats not good value for money. After several calls to tech support I was advised they were working on it. Still there is nothing. This should have been released on launch date.
I have been a long time subscriber to IceTV and have found it to always be less than perfect but have continued to support it. If you are going to charge premium for a product you shoud be getting a premium product.
Come on guys get your act togeather.
Title: Re: IceTV on Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Post by: brenathome on November 04, 2012, 03:38:15 PM
I'd like access to the beta too please. ;)
Title: Re: IceTV on Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Post by: lukem on November 04, 2012, 07:16:05 PM
Hi Guys,

See our "Windows 8" board for the official download link.
http://forum.icetv.com.au/iceforum/index.php/board,41.0.html

Sorry for the delay, our small, but dedicated team is putting in 200% to deliver the best TV experience.



Cheers,
Luke
Title: Re: IceTV on Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Post by: mfgrosso on November 05, 2012, 01:02:24 PM
Thanks for getting a Windows 8 version out. I now have a program guide which can tell the difference between new episodes and re-runs. (http://)
Title: Re: IceTV on Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Post by: univex on November 05, 2012, 08:17:54 PM
Thanks Luke, please note that the comments above are not aimed at the developers but rather the owners (assuming there is a difference). There is a need for stronger direction here despite best efforts from the coders, and we do appreciate it. Expectations for a paid service are generally higher than hobby based developers. This has been a long term issue with Windows and icetv.
Title: Re: IceTV on Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Post by: lukem on November 05, 2012, 08:38:20 PM
The comments are totally acceptable, but there are reasons why we've u-turned on Media Center this year, and I cannot disclose just yet. :)