Viewing In-Progress Recordings with the 4th Generation Tablo

Tablo Support - David
Tablo Support - David
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It is possible to begin watching in-progress recordings (AKA 'tape delay' or 'time-shifted' recordings) with the 4th generation Tablo via the majority of compatible Tablo apps.

Within seconds of the start of a recording, you can begin playing back an in-progress recording from the LIBRARY screen. 

This functionality can be used to skip through commercials while the recording is still in progress. 

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Playback will begin at the start of the recording via Tablo apps on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV. 

However, it is not possible to view in-progress recordings from the beginning of the program via Tablo apps on iOS and Android mobile devices. 

This is because these apps do not use the device's built-in player software as Apple products and many Android smartphones and tablets do not support the playback of MPEG-2 video natively.

For this reason, specialized player software is required.

This player software is not able to differentiate between live streams and in-progress recordings as they both do not have specific start and end points.

Therefore, playback of in-progress recordings can’t be started from the beginning of the program on those devices.