How to get scene select thumbs into info panel

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  1. vestaviascott, Dec 23, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2016

    vestaviascott macrumors newbie

    vestaviascott

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    I rented a movie from iTunes recently and noticed that when swiping to reveal the top info/audio panel they had cleverly enhanced this panel to place the scene select thumbnails (similar to what you would see on a Bluray movie) to allow quick access to scene bookmarks.

    I've just recently purchased an ATV4 so they may have been doing this for some time for all I know.

    I'm curious how difficult this is to implement from a developer perspective.

    I'm asking because I have never seen this done on Apple TV outside of this rented movie. Perhaps we may start seeing this feature utilized in premium content apps like HBO and Showtime and maybe even VOD content as developer's learn to implement it. It's a really cool feature that would appear to set the ATV4 apart from other streamers.

    It's the kind of user friendly UI I'd expect to see if Apple were to launch its own streaming service. It's in the details.
     
  2. benjitek, Dec 23, 2016
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    benjitek macrumors 6502a

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    Plex does it also, but only if the media is encoded in M4V or MP4. Plex on a Roku does it for all video, regardless of format. Most video players display thumbnails when scrubbing, regardless of platform -- unusual if they don't.
     
  3. vestaviascott thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the info on Plex. I hear good things about it.
     

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