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wbmurray
Level 7

Re: My Media - Your Music and Video on the Roku DVP

Thought I'd give it a try since I hadn't done any streams yet and http://kmd.hdcast.net:9060/ worked fine.
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Re: My Media - Your Music and Video on the Roku DVP

for any linux users I cobbled together a bash script that will convert h264 matroska container vid files to h264 mp4 container vid files that the roku can stream with this addon.


#!/bin/bash
# converts mkv to mp4
# dependencies are: mplayer, nero-aac-encoder, MP4Box, mkvtoolnix
[ ! -r "$1" ] && echo "Error! Cannot read $1 !" && exit 1
bname=`basename $1`
dname=`dirname $1`
mkvinfo "$1" | grep -i track
echo "Which track is video? (generally 1 or 2)"
read vidtrack
echo "Which track is audio? (generally 1 or 2)"
read audtrack
echo "What is the video frames per second (fps)?"
read vidfps
mkvextract tracks "$1" ${vidtrack}:"$1".h264 ${audtrack}:"$1".ac3
mkfifo audiodump.wav
neroAacEnc -ignorelength -q 0.20 -if audiodump.wav -of "$1".m4a & mplayer "$1".ac3 -vc null -vo null -ao pcm:fast
rm audiodump.wav
MP4Box -fps $vidfps -add "$1".h264 -add "$1".m4a ${dname}/${bname}.mp4
rm "$1".m4a "$1".ac3 "$1".h264


I have not done extensive testing but have used on both a movie and serial tv series and it works great. (the source I used was 576p, 23.976, 5 channel audio.
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mkolby
Level 7

Re: My Media - Your Music and Video on the Roku DVP

"wbmurray" wrote:
Thought I'd give it a try since I hadn't done any streams yet and http://kmd.hdcast.net:9060/ worked fine.

Can someone try this with the new firmware that was released today?
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renojim
Level 12

Re: My Media - Your Music and Video on the Roku DVP

It works with the new firmware. For streams than end in a port number, like that one, you have to have the trailing slash.
This works: http://kmd.hdcast.net:9060/
This doesn't: http://kmd.hdcast.net:9060

-JT
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mkolby
Level 7

Re: My Media - Your Music and Video on the Roku DVP

"renojim" wrote:
It works with the new firmware. For streams than end in a port number, like that one, you have to have the trailing slash.
This works: http://kmd.hdcast.net:9060/
This doesn't: http://kmd.hdcast.net:9060

-JT


Thanks, the forward slash worked. I feel stupid now.
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Re: My Media - Your Music and Video on the Roku DVP

Converting video on a Windows machine: The good news is it's free and easy. The bad news is that it's not fast.

You will want the Pazera Video Converter Suite. See http://www.pazera-software.com/products/vcsuite/ for the free download. The package is desinged as "portable," meaning there is no installation required - just unzip it wherever you want it to live. Then run StartPVCS.exe and choose "Apple iPod Video Convertor." Choose "10 - MP4 - Apple TV - High Q. - H.264 2500 kbps - AAC 160 kbps - 720 x 432" for the profile.

Each video will have to be checked for the proper width and height (right-click the file, choose Properties, then Details). and that can be entered at the lower right under Advanced Settings. If you have several that are the same, you can run them through as a batch. Sadly, I seem to have no more than two of the same resolution.
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iball
Level 7

Re: My Media - Your Music and Video on the Roku DVP

Hello everyone, I'm new to the forum and new to the Roku devoloping. I have been trying to get this application to work but I am stuck. I have been able to get my Roku box in Devoloper Mode, I have been able to install the client onto the Roku, but when I try to run it, it says "contact with the server has not been established". Yes I am running the server. On my computer, I can access it with localhost and 192.168.56.1:8001/feed but I cannot do it on another computer that is on the same network. I have already shut down Windows Firewall a long time ago, I don't have any other firewall enabled. I have even turned off SPI firewall on my Router, and portforward 8001 from my computer's ip.

Any help?
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Gilgamesh
Level 8

Re: My Media - Your Music and Video on the Roku DVP

"iball" wrote:
Hello everyone, I'm new to the forum and new to the Roku devoloping. I have been trying to get this application to work but I am stuck. I have been able to get my Roku box in Devoloper Mode, I have been able to install the client onto the Roku, but when I try to run it, it says "contact with the server has not been established". Yes I am running the server. On my computer, I can access it with localhost and 192.168.56.1:8001/feed but I cannot do it on another computer that is on the same network. I have already shut down Windows Firewall a long time ago, I don't have any other firewall enabled. I have even turned off SPI firewall on my Router, and portforward 8001 from my computer's ip.

Any help?
Be sure you have your your Roku ip, server ip (ip of the computer running the server), and the python path set correctly in the springboard app before you upload to your Roku.

Other than that the problem may lie with some esoteric setting in your network but try these first.
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iball
Level 7

Re: My Media - Your Music and Video on the Roku DVP

Thank you Gilgamesh:

my rokus ip is
192.168.1.105

which is entered in the ip box on the python springboard.

My server ip is the same as my ip (cmd ipconfig)

Python path
C:\Python26\python.exe

which is entered in the python path box

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Everything is set up correctly, still cannot access.
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seracious
Level 7

Re: Cannot Retrieve media list

Hey folks,

So, I'm out of my league here but follow instructions well. I have the latest Python, disabled the terminal run, and enter all the fields correctly to Install and Launch Client. However, the little white window doesn't offer the button to stop it. Nevertheless, the My Media Channel shows up on the box, but with the "Cannot Retrieve Media List" error. It has my computer's IP correct with the 8001/feed" end of the line, but that's where I'm stuck. Maybe it isn't actually running since I don't have the option to stop it, or maybe something else is wrong.

Any ideas? Running on a Mac and used the How To instructions for such very carefully. Am I missing something?
Thanks.
Mike
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