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  1. videostorm

    C4 driver for nVidia Shield

    The app will auto start from power cycle. It take about 3 minutes AFTER boot is complete for the app to come online. From a soft reboot, IRUSB may not automatically start (device dependent). Android devices don't normally reboot though, so you would have to do that via the menu (or maybe a platform software update, which also needs menu confirmation).
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    C4 driver for nVidia Shield

    No, you can only buy it via our web site. The flat rate shipping to Canada is the same for up to 6 IRUSBs, so if you need more (or your friends need some) it makes it a lot less expensive per unit.
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    NetPlay Home compatible equipment list

    VTX100 is the only encoder that currently includes audio extraction, 5.1, and video wall. We have made this IP available to 3rd party vendors but they have not integrated it yet. Audio extraction: Hardware which provides a latency correct audio output from the encoder (only needed if using centralized audio and not using CMX1616A2) 5.1: Encodes multichannel audio over the network (in addition to stereo). This is good to have if using distributed (not centralized) audio to zones with surround sound speakers. Video wall: You need this if you are sending this source to a video wall (array of televisions). Note this is different than tiling (multi sources on 1 tv) which is supported by all these encoders.
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    NetPlay Home compatible equipment list

    The difference is in configuring your system. With the Netplay Ready products, you never have to manually configure the encoders through the encoder web control pages. With the NetPlay compatible products, you do have to do all the settings manually. After they are configured, they all work just like any other NetPlay source. URay offers an encoder with HDMI loop out function. Very useful in decentralized systems. In terms of 1080p30 verses 1080p60, for most broadcast sources this makes no difference. 1080p60 is almost never used to broadcast video via cable/sat/streaming etc. 1080 is either sent as 1080i60 or 1080p30, the box frame rate converts to a 1080p60 HDMI output, but a proper encoder will still distribute it as 1080p30. Shinco does actually also make a 1080p60 version of these encoders as well. You can contact Jacky for those. I think they are around $30 more. We chose to certify the 1080p30 products first because 1080p60 isn't used on most sources (even though it looks better on paper).
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    NetPlay Home compatible equipment list

    They are a much less expensive option for when you don't need the extra features. For $175, you can get very good live video distribution using these products. It gives you the flexibility to only pay for what you need. You can choose the right encoder based on the source you want to distribute.
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    NetPlay Home compatible equipment list

    The new NetPlay Ready video encoders are now on our site! http://www.video-storm.com/proddetail.asp?prod=netplayready The first encoders certified will be from Shinco. We expect these to receive official certification within a week or two. The hardware is already verified if you want to buy today and update later. Shinco products are available via Alibaba (links are on that page above). NetPlay Ready encoders integrate in your NetPlay Pro or Home system just like our VTX100. Simply use the button to ID the device, select your stream resolutions and type in our source setup, and NetPlay handles all the details for you! Shinco is also certifying their 4K h.264 & h.265 encoders. Look for those as well in the near future. We have also listed the URay encoders which are tested compatible but require manual setup on the same page.
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    Just Add Power (JAP) vs Video Storm (VS)

    Yes, they should work as NetPlayTV decoders. Will have to test it of course. Great to hear they are using a better OS now
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    Just Add Power (JAP) vs Video Storm (VS)

    You can definitely interchange any of our decoders in your system (VRX010, VRX020, VRX040, NetPlayTV). NetPlay manager always uses the same base hardware. This will not change in the future (VRX040 or NetPlayTV cannot be used as a manager). The newer NetPlay Managers are a simplified version of the VRX020 (you can use either VRX020 or the newer NetPlay Manager as your controller).
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    NetPlay Home compatible equipment list

    I would wait on the h.265 unit right now. Probably another month or two before its software is totally stable. The 4K h.264 device is the best one right now.
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    video storm integration

    If your audio is centralized (all audio wired back to a closet somewhere), then I would agree. Simpler in general to keep all your sources in that closet. You could also backfeed audio via a coax for some zones if needed. Personally, I prefer distributed audio systems (audio is local to each zone). Less wiring, less equipment, more flexibility. I also think you should have separate systems for music and tv audio, but that is whole different discussion. NetPlay Home works with any audio scheme you want to use (add recommended CMX1616A2 if using centralized systems).
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    video storm integration

    Yes. (in Android TV 7 on Shield) Apps can play either full screen or pip (for pip the app must support that mode). NetPlayTV will support app PIP mode in future updates. Thus you could have Netflix in full screen with NetPlayTV playing another source in app pip mode. FireTV gen 3 is also Android 7, but Amazon hasn't added app pip mode yet. They are discussing it with developers, but no decision at this time.
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    video storm integration

    It is currently true that you cannot tile or PIP from local apps (Netflix, youtube, etc) to NetPlay sources. However, Android 7 supports cross-app PIP on Shield so this functionality is coming soon (update to the NetPlayTV app).
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    video storm integration

    Both the FireTV gen3 and the Shield are great decoders. NetPlayTV runs great on both. The advantages of the Shield over the FTV are: You don't need the OTG adapter cable and wired usb hub (or just the Amazon wired eth adapter if you don't need IRUSB). Shield has built in wired ethernet & usb ports. Shield ties to Google Play, while FTV goes to Amazon (personal preference really) Shield is MUCH better for gaming (both local and streamed from computer) Shield is faster in general, but for most things you will not notice this FTV advantage is price
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    video storm integration

    Hmm, could be a tech issue. Which email are you using?
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    C4 driver for nVidia Shield

    You can use the same mini drivers from the older Fire TV driver. You can also make your own by just modifying the APP id variable in the driver as described in this thread. @RussellB made a lot of mini drivers. You could ask for his database.
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