Tablo 4th Gen & Tablo Tools

Will Tablo Tools support the Tablo 4th gen unit?

TabloTV already answered that question in this thread:

Saving time (TL;DR)… the answer is “no”.

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It sounds like, since it can record streaming services, they decided to block any video access other than through their official apps. I don’t see why they couldn’t design it so ATSC 1.0 and unencrypted 3.0 recordings could still be accessed with 3rd party tools.

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Sounds like that should be technically possible w/rules or flags for antenna recordings vs. streaming. The bigger problem for now is poor tuner sensitivity. The app, home screen design, and guide are all great however.

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Question is… will the older units still be allowing the 3rd party apps if using the updated firmware.

There is no PC/browser access, this is largely the same process 3rd apps use.

Fundamentally they all stream an HLS playlist through fmpeg and same as mp4. If you can generate an http steam it’s good to go, other wise it something completely different.

This support article still says it’s on their roadmap.

amazed they still have this stuff around.

Which hasn’t been updated in 8 years. I’d say that since the Scripps acquisition, it’s no longer on the road map.

Well, it’s good to know that there won’t be a way to export recordings from the 4th Gen, so I’ll never buy one.

4th gen is to prior gen, as tomato is to field hockey.

Just the way it is. You need to look at the 4th gen for what it is, on its own.

With that said, I guess it’s selling well.