[Amazon Fire TV + Android TV] The Giant Bomb Enthusiast App

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Also getting 404s on older videos and missing thumbnails.

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Same, 404 on Best of GB 115

FWIW I just tried this one and it worked, I wonder if the address had been cached though.

Just cleared the app data and tried it again and it still worked, so no idea what's going on with this one.

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Hey all,

Sorry for the lack of any response here - last year I had a kid and the time I have available for working on this app is hovering somewhere below 0 hours. I'd definitely make an effort to carve out time if anyone has a pull request for me on the open source BitBucket repo (https://bitbucket.org/alecgdouglas/gbenthusiast) but beyond that, I just can't.

@flammabled has the workaround for the 404 issue - you need to clear app data. You'll also probably have to refresh the video feed (bottom row, "Actions" -> "Refresh Videos") a few times in order to fetch the older videos as well.

Unfortunately, because progress syncing hasn't been implemented, clearing app data will also wipe out your progress on videos so you'll want to make note of where you are in videos before doing this.

I haven't had time to look into the 404 issue beyond just verifying that it fixed it for me too, but my guess is that the cached URL for older videos saved in the app is no longer valid after some migration occurred on Giant Bomb's end.

This is a side-effect of a more fundamental problem with how the app fetches and manages data from the GB API, and is also related to how you need to refresh the videos a few times before you get older videos showing up at all.

Issue to fix this: https://bitbucket.org/alecgdouglas/gbenthusiast/issues/53/refactor-remove-local-storage-query-from

I had someone looking into this and he made some progress but it looks like his fork hasn't seen any activity since June 2019, so it's probably up for grabs again.

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I'm actually looking at that issue - figured I would try to get the progress syncing working, and then do the local storage stuff if I still had time after that. No promises - I saw that someone else made an attempt a while back - but I do have a branch locally that updates the leanback to the latest version, updates to SDK 28, fixes some layouts that broke when I did that, some initial work on adding those API calls, the easy stuff. But I'll post again if I get something working.

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@alecgdouglas Thank you very much for the response and I will try the clear app date and refresh videos

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@kyary: I've been doing much the same in spurts, sounds like we were about at the same spot!

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It is not taking my auth code... An update hit my TV and it wanted to re-auth. I've tried a few codes now. Anyone else run in to this when trying to auth?

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OOH thank god! it's back. I tried clear data, clear cache, but uninstall/install was the only thing that got the code accepting again.