bwana

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Still waiting for the porn stream… will it be at veni.co.za? :p
 

Necuno

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Many more articles on vidi to come that could have been in one ? :D
 

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havent quite had a proper look at vidi's services, but my main concern with vidi, and DSTV as well, is the cost of 'renting' a new movie.
can rent a new blueray movie just next to the Spar when buying bread n milk for much cheaper, with no downloading, and data costs.
the other streaming services is cool, good beginning, and sure to get the industry a bit of a bump to get going.
but me not really gonna hog my home data connection for watching a new movie at these prices, still cheaper to get a few movies from dvd store.
of course, depends where u are, distance to rental store, if you arent at the shops or need to go for other things, or simply not in the mood for driving just to get a movie, then it will be worthwile service
 

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I think vidi made a big mistake not putting focus on the mobile apps.

Imo that should have been their primary focus, instead they built a website and now are releasing apps with webviews which are terrible (cannot comment yet on the iOS app but I assume it will probably also be a webview like the Android app).

The whole user experience is completely ruined when you open the app and it's a pos.

I think they would have been better off with a website without the streaming element (just info, signup, user portal, etc) and then proper native mobile apps for streaming. They should have also released a public developer api to allow third party developers to fill the gaps.

My 2c.
 

kianm

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Going to be a long way before enogh people are convinced to at least make the switch from Netflix. At the moment those are the people who are highly likely to take up streaming services followed by the ones fed up with monochoice's prices & the rest
 

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Lets be honest - the ONLY 2 things that keeps DStv remotely competitive is total cost of ownership and service support. Broadband prices & data costs are still too high to be considered a viable alternative for the DStv mainstream, coupled with the lack of proper service support infrastructure when you have an interruption (including telco repair turnaround times)
 

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....ok the Android app sucks so much balls. Maybe Vidi should've waited another six months before going public. The apps/site needs a complete redesign. And SILVERLIGHT??!
 

DrJohnZoidberg

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....ok the Android app sucks so much balls. Maybe Vidi should've waited another six months before going public. The apps/site needs a complete redesign. And SILVERLIGHT??!

Agreed. I can understand their take with Silverlight though, there are very limited choices when choosing a DRM provider. There are actually about 2 choices right now that are fully supported by the majority of device manufacturers.
 

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I have a dual monitor setup at home. One monitor for watching series/movies and the other for working or playing games. Every time I move over to my other monitor the Vidi window goes back to windowed mode. Then I close it and fire up Netflix again.
 

Hamster

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Agreed. I can understand their take with Silverlight though, there are very limited choices when choosing a DRM provider. There are actually about 2 choices right now that are fully supported by the majority of device manufacturers.
Maybe they are using SilverLight as a "quick fix" and plan to replace it when things settled down. Well they don't have much of a choice - SilverLight is dead...or did that change?
 

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I have a dual monitor setup at home. One monitor for watching series/movies and the other for working or playing games. Every time I move over to my other monitor the Vidi window goes back to windowed mode. Then I close it and fire up Netflix again.

On Vidi, I've noticed they're just using an iframe to stuff the video into that stupid little modal in the middle of the page. If you want to you can just right click on the page when playing a video, select view source and find the link for the iframe. Copy that link to a new browser window and voila you can now resize the window.

The iframe source url will look something like this: http://kwiedge04.infoview.tv/vidi/Play.html?s=http://kwiedge04.infoview.tv/vod.......
 

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Until the vidi android app is updated to be a fully fledged app written in native code allowing me to cast to my chromecast this will remain a sub-par offering. Seriously, look at plex for inspiration on what a media consuming app should be like.
 

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On Vidi, I've noticed they're just using an iframe to stuff the video into that stupid little modal in the middle of the page. If you want to you can just right click on the page when playing a video, select view source and find the link for the iframe. Copy that link to a new browser window and voila you can now resize the window.

The iframe source url will look something like this: http://kwiedge04.infoview.tv/vidi/Play.html?s=http://kwiedge04.infoview.tv/vod.......

Thanks for this.
 

Valhallan

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Has anyone tried cancelling the trial with vidi.co.za? When you click cancel there is no option to do so (tried chrome and firefox)
 

bwana

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Has anyone tried cancelling the trial with vidi.co.za? When you click cancel there is no option to do so (tried chrome and firefox)

I see what you mean…

cancel.jpg

You just need to click on "Cancel" ;)
 
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TheTwo

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If I remember correctly, the DSTV online viewing wouldnt use data on a TELKOM ADSL connection

Not sure if this still IS the case however
 
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