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    freddyfruitbat - 21 hours ago  » 
    "There was a problem with parsing the package".

    Am pleased to say that I've been able to solve this problem and all is now working well... I thought I'd just follow up on this thread for the benefit of anybody else experiencing the same issue.

    Turns out the problem was a permissions issue... under "Settings" > "Apps" > "Permissions" it's necessary to enable your chosen file manager to do its thing.

    Maybe should have been obvious, I suppose, but that error message seems a very poor one to me for such a basic issue. Why not "you don't have the necessary permissions to do this", or something? Or is that just me being used to Microsoft and Apple software?!

    | Sun 30 May 2021 12:04:49 #41 |
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    What version of Netflix are you running please? Is the 5.1 consistent across all films?

    | Sun 30 May 2021 15:11:14 #42 |
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    ssenior45 - 1 week ago  » 

    MattB1 - 4 hours ago  » 
    Interested to try Now TV. I have the Netflix apk and that is working well. Where can I locate the latest NOW TV apk to try please?

    https://www.reddit.com/r/nowtv/comments/m5v570/wanted_nowtv_uk_apk/

    We've been using this for a few days and it works well. (Mainly because my daughters wanted to watch the Friends Reunion on Skyone)

    Like others have reported, if you play another inside the Now app, then exit, it causes problems with the Aura box. I have tried pressing STOP when watching the Now stream, and then using the back button until it asks if I want to leave the App, thinking this is the "nice" way to leave the app, but unfortunately it still seems to leave things running in background. When ever you do afterwards, seems to work for 30 seconds and then stops. Only way to resolve is to reboot the Aura box.

    Fingers crossed that Humax can do something on their end to solve this or better still we get an approved Aura Now application.

    | Mon 31 May 2021 10:17:48 #43 |
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    The sideloaded Netflix app now streams 5.1 audio on all videos since the Aura was recently updated with more passthrough codecs. However the picture is still very soft.
    I compared its output to the official APK running on my nVidia shield, and the test pattern reports only running at 960x540, or qHD as it's also known.

    Considering I'm on a 1080 display will be why the PQ is naff due to the upscaling.

    Anyone with a proper 1080 Netflix APK?

    | Tue 22 Jun 2021 13:22:33 #44 |
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    ruffage - 1 hour ago  » 
    The sideloaded Netflix app now streams 5.1 audio on all videos since the Aura was recently updated with more passthrough codecs. However the picture is still very soft.
    I compared its output to the official APK running on my nVidia shield, and the test pattern reports only running at 960x540, or qHD as it's also known.
    Considering I'm on a 1080 display will be why the PQ is naff due to the upscaling.
    Anyone with a proper 1080 Netflix APK?

    After more tinkering and research it seems my ESN wasn't correct, even though the app loaded successfully. Therefore Netflix wasn't doing the DRM check and not putting out 1080. Corrected the ESN, re-compiled the APK, and everything is 1080 finally.

    | Tue 22 Jun 2021 14:55:21 #45 |

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