Al Jazeera English not working

Currently getting the following when I try to watch Al Jazeera English on Channels DVR using both my Shield TV 2019 (Android 9.0) and Nexus Player (Android 8.0):

get 404 Not Found

Same issue on all Apple IOS devices since the end of last week. Also not available via web browser. Maybe they have discontinued the HLS stream or moved it to a different URL.

Server generated error message:
While trying to retrieve the requested URL the following error was encountered:
Invalid Hostname

Some aspect of the requested URL is incorrect. Possible problems:
Name is unknown

Please click-and-hold the Check for Update button for the fix.

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Awesome! Working just fine now. Keep up the awesome work and support! Happy to be a paid supporter of your efforts and a long time tivo convert (given their complete lack of support or quality now).

Sadly at least on my end here for Android TV (Shield TV and Nexus Player both)... I'm not having any success with getting Al Jazeera English to work. I've tried to update on the server (2020.02.26.0338) and even tried to rescan the channel on my DirecTV login within sources. And unless if I'm missing something I'm not seeing any "check for update" within the Channels DVR app itself.

Any suggestions or am I missing something? Thanks in advance.

I should also mention my DVR server is currently running on my Shield TV if that helps any.

Edit: Here's the official error from the log:

2020/03/23 20:00:23.226854 [ERR] Could not start stream for TVE-DTV ch6780 ALJAZEERA: TVE: get 404 Not Found

Edit 2: Here's an log from when I tried to watch on my Windows 10 desktop via Chrome:

2020/03/23 20:05:25.671035 [ERR] Failed to start stream for ch6780: TVE: get 404 Not Found
2020/03/23 20:05:25.717501 [HLS] Couldn't generate stream playlist for ch6780-dANY-ip192.168.1.122: TVE: get 404 Not Found
2020/03/23 20:05:25.717567 [HLS] Stopping transcoder session ch6780-dANY-ip192.168.1.122

Please click and hold on the Check For Updates button. Once it updates you will be on v2020.03.23.2206.


Dude thank you! I simply clicked on the update button not realizing tmm1 literally meant HOLD my mouse button on it for a good several seconds until the update kicked in. Al Jazeera English is working again on my end! Thank you!

The only thing missing from Channel DVR at least from my time using it so far is the ability to customize the channel line up as far as channel numbers. If I could put the channels in the order I want that would totally make Channel DVR perfect!

You can mark as favorite and then rearrange your favorites:

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To clarify, a simple click checks for newer officially released versions, which are typically only released every couple of months. Click-and-holding takes you to the latest BETA release, so I recommend only doing so to fix specific issues you are having or if you want to help the developers test something. Once the official release is newer than your existing beta, you’ll switch back to the official released version. Hope that makes sense.

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Just to clarify that.

Clients have Beta release versions, most with change logs and what they want you to test.

The Channels DVR server software has "pre-release" versions, more like a nightly build on steroids since they may release many versions in a day and there's no documentation for them. You SHIFT-CLICK or CLICK-HOLD and pray...

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