Thanks for the list of suggestions, I figured I'd just go over a few of the points:
- Support profiles like the start profile menu
Not sure when/if this is possible, but I think it was mentioned that it would be 'looked into'.
- Support for xbmc add-ons (to handle torrent,couchpotato, zoneminder and more)
Staight 'add-on' support isn't supported on XBMC's end. But there are some surprises coming soon... shhh...
- Streaming to tablet
This has been talked about numerous times. (See more below)
- Handle different xbmc players to choose which device want to play (similar to airplay)
I assume you mean when you select to play something you are asked at that point to select a system (if more than one available) as opposed to selecting the host system the way it is now? Sounds like an interesting idea (not sure how many people would like/use it and I can picture many users annoyed if it did have a way to turn off that feature)
- More languages (this forum can help you to translate)
I'm not sure of the progression for this, but for users that think they can help with translations, please PM me with the language(s) you can help with.
- Stop and start from the power icon with suspend/WOL.
Start and Stop? You mean launching and quiting XBMC? If so, this has been talked about as well.
- Ability to synchronize files, folders of photos
Without Plex type streaming, this is kind of useless.
- Porting Android application (such as development go?)
This is being ported to Android and that has been mentioned multiple times as well.
I know some points (1,2) depend on the JSON API, but you are doing such a great job, they should contact the XBMC developers to prepare these features.
You're correct, JSON does limit some of the things mentioned and Yes, Dawid (and possibly others) from FSS have been in contact with the XBMC developers and Dawid personally has submitted patches that have been pushed into XBMC's PVR Branch (not sure of other branches).
I dream of being able to connect through VPN to my home and be able to straming my tablet. I dream to handle downloads from my tablet even be able to handle a home automation directly this interface with an xbmc add-on and choose which device I want to play.
Minus Home Automation, I'm able to do all that via my iPad... just not with XBMC related software. (I don't have any home automation)
Now I want to explain why plex is not a solution for me and for many people:
- Have 2 systems is non-viable( XBMC can be synchronized with MYSQL)
- Plex does not provide TV tunner support and xbmc add-ons.
- The appearance is ugly, and not have this great community and its support.
- Plex is not feasible using only to have streaming on mobile devices.
Thank you for your understanding.I hope my suggestions are taken consideration.
I have 3 systems (two synced, one controlled by a moron/roommate) and yes, Plex does NOT sync to XBMC, but it's not 'that' big a deal, for me at least.
Point 2: Correct, but Plex does have add-on support of it's own and I don't really notice anything 'missing', however I don't use it as often as I do XBMC.
I can't comment directly on the official Plex app for iOS, but "Plex Constellation" mirrors the 'look/feel' of "XBMC Constellation" that we all know and love since it's created by the same team.
How is it 'not feasible' to run one small server app to stream to all your mobile devices? I'm sure many people on these forums use iOS apps (and Android ones) that require you to install some kind of desktop app to use. Hell, on my main HTPC Server I have like 4 or 5 different programs that are installed dedicated for apps on my iOS apps.
I know that some solutions maybe not be feasible, but take into account their suggestions with xbmc developers for this application is the envy of all similar applications.Would be willing to pay significantly more than it's cost now if they add these functions and port the aplication to android for more users to enjoy their application.
A lot of these are great suggestions and I know at least a few of them are already being looked into or considered. There's currently some potential upcoming features that I think a lot of users will be very pleased with, but they are currently being held under wraps (in case there are technical issues or with Apple). Again I wanted to point out that an Android version is in development as well.