19 comments

  • Account deleted 8 years ago

    What an awful marketing site. Would it be possible to read more than 5 words about your app before making me download it?

    13 points
  • Art VandelayArt Vandelay, 8 years ago

    I'd love to know what this actually does....

    3 points
    • Jonatan CastroJonatan Castro, 8 years ago

      It's a media center app, to watch your local media files :)

      0 points
      • Art VandelayArt Vandelay, 8 years ago

        So it should say that. Especially since popcorn announced a release yesterday. Context is key.

        Although - totally understand if they don't/didn't know about popcorn. More context is usually better though when it comes to these products.

        0 points
  • Stephen ChinnadoraiStephen Chinnadorai, 8 years ago (edited 8 years ago )

    Anyone remember Front Row?

    2 points
  • Andy LeeAndy Lee, 8 years ago

    This is gorgeous, and it might finally be the media center solution I'm looking for...but until certain features are added, I won't be dumping Plex.

    It needs DTS/Dolby/AC3 pass-through support, a search function, movie poster/artwork replacement options and better TV show support.

    As of right now, the home screen cycles though screenshots from upcoming/recent movies, it would be nice if it used shots from your library instead.

    If they can make a really nice iPad/iPhone/Android companion/remote control application for this, I might be sold.

    1 point
    • Jonatan CastroJonatan Castro, 8 years ago

      Hey Andy!

      Thanks for the review!.

      DTS/Dolby/AC3 should be supported as we use the VLCKit framework

      1. What you mean with search function? On helper? On app? Can you explain a bit more?
      2. Are you getting any TV Show not recognised correctly, our support should be very good to be honest!. However we're using our own DB and it could contain errors.

      Thanks!

      1 point
      • Rachel WhiteRachel White, 8 years ago

        Is this going to be a replacement for Plex? Are you planning on trying to get it onto Roku?

        1 point
      • Andy LeeAndy Lee, 8 years ago

        Thanks for the response Jonatan, I'll post an in-depth review at some point and let you guys know when I do it on Twitter.

        1. I'd really love to see a search function inside of the app itself. I imagine that it could work very simply: whenever you start typing within the Movie or TV Show browse view, the app could scroll to whichever movie/tv show that you are typing.

        2. I have had a couple of TV Shows/Movies that haven't been recognized, but it's not a big deal. I was referring to the scrolling backgrounds that are decorating the app as you browse. They seem to be sourced from recent/upcoming movies and it would be nice if they were sourced from the shows/movies that the app detects that you have instead. It would make the app feel more personalized based on your library.

        0 points
  • Aaron ShekeyAaron Shekey, 8 years ago

    Hmm. I launched Squire a few times and the dock icon immediately disappears. The Squire help stays put in the menu bar though. I added my movies folder but after searching a couple minutes it recognize 12 Angry Men or 12 Years A Slave, or 21 Jump Street. In that time I wasn't able to figure out how to actually watch anything. Does it only play movies it recognizes?

    Glad you guys released a beta, this has been a pretty poor experience so far. Needs a lot of work.

    0 points
    • Jonatan CastroJonatan Castro, 8 years ago

      Hey Aaron,

      I understand your frustration. We initially had the idea to put everything in one app (main app + helper) but after some opinions and our own use experience, it seems like a bad idea.

      Also, for recognition there's something wrong as well. Our servers go hammered due to the excessive traffic and petitions, and this resulted in timeouts and wrong recognition problems. We're trying to fix this ASAP!

      Sorry about the troubles.

      0 points
  • Jonatan CastroJonatan Castro, 8 years ago

    You are right guys. This site was supposed to be a very simple website, just to tease a bit. We were't going to upload any beta, as we wanted to go directly to the MAS. But everything changed on our side and we had to fix things and improvise.

    For now I've changed a bit the line with something that shortly explains it: "Watch your local media files in a beautiful way.". Let me know what do you think and thanks for your comments!

    0 points
    • pjotr .pjotr ., 8 years ago

      That's definitely better. Now I have an idea of what it actually does. It's supposed to be a replacement for something like VLC then?

      0 points
  • pjotr .pjotr ., 8 years ago

    I love how this tells me absolutely nothing about anything /s

    0 points