Channel Issues & Questions

Help & troubleshooting for channels on your Roku device, including adding/removing channels, logging in to, authenticating, or activating a channel, channel-specific playback issues, assistance contacting channel publishers to report issues, and adjusting channel-specific settings.
cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
renojim
Level 12

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

Hmm... now I'm a little confused. You shouldn't have to do any more organizing than you already have. There's a parameter in config.ini (in the server directory), max_folders_before_split, that controls the grouping of Artist (or top level) folders by initial letter. I believe 10 is the default value. I only have 68 artist folders, so maybe 475 top level folders is the problem, although I'm not sure why it would be. I'll look into it, but how about trying to play with the max_folders_before_split value and see if it makes a difference? Try making it 20. I think if you change anything in config.ini you have to restart the server.

Edit: I just created 520 top level directories and it wasn't a problem with the default max_folders_before_split, so the number of top level folders looks like a red herring. I'm kind of at a loss now. There have been problems with special/foreign characters in the past, but I thought all of those problems had been taken care of. You might want to try creating a new Music directory and copy a few of your Artist directories into it to see if that works. Unfortunately, the error is occurring in one of the packages that wasn't written by anyone here, so at a glance I couldn't figure out what the problem could be (I'm no Python expert). Another possibility, although remote, is that you're not using Python v2.6.

It shouldn't matter, but on what OS is your server running?

Thanks,
-JT
0 Kudos
renojim
Level 12

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

"mikebdoss" wrote:
"cptdondo" wrote:
Is it possible to run MyMedia without being connected to the internet? I have a mobile platform, and my internet connection is not always available. I need to be able to start and run the app without being connected to the internet.


MyMedia works fine without an internet connection, as long as your local network is up and running.

The only problem you could have is with the rendezvous, which requires an Internet connection. If your server's IP address changes, you will have to go into the settings on the channel to manually configure the IP address. If your server's IP address never changes then you should be fine.

-JT
0 Kudos
thom202
Level 7

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

How RAM intensive is "My Media"? I saw some had it running on the DNS-323 but with a Synology DS411j I am limited to 128MB of RAM. Smiley Sad

Has anyone tried "My Media" on ARM? The Synology DS411j has a Marvel Kirkwood mv6281 ARM CPU.
0 Kudos
renojim
Level 12

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

Anything that can run Python should be able to run the server. I'm running it on a Seagate Dockstar which I believe has 128MB of RAM and a Marvell processor of some sort.

-JT
0 Kudos
dgrace
Level 11

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

An odd thing I saw last evening. I have just recently been using Handbrake to convert movies for watching on my Roku. When finished with one last night the Viewed Date showing below the icon was a day off. Where does that come from?
"I might be moving to Montana soon..."
FZ
0 Kudos
renojim
Level 12

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

The date/time is in the GMT timezone since when this project was started there wasn't any way to set the timezone of the box. I'll have to check to see if I convert to local time in v2.0.

-JT
0 Kudos
dgrace
Level 11

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

Back to weirdness and shuffling music. You may remember that long ago mymedia just stopped shuffling for me. You and I tried lots of things, then it began working again, with no obvious one thing to account for it. Well it started up with that again. I replaced the entire server side, removed album art from an artist (didn't help), found that I could directly play anything I wanted, then if I'd go back a level, could use the Play All button, then would try the Shuffle All and that would work. I'd try another artist folder, no shuffle. What I did do last and now its working, was to go into the Settings screen and change the Autorun subfolders in mymusic to YES and now its working as designed. Just wanted to pass this along for you digestion (or indigestion, as it may be).
"I might be moving to Montana soon..."
FZ
0 Kudos
renojim
Level 12

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

I'd have to go back to the previous version to check the code, but I thought the "autoplay subfolders" setting wasn't used at all when shuffling. I've been using the v2.0 beta for quite a while now and that setting has been completely removed since it really isn't necessary.

-JT
0 Kudos
Highlighted
jambalaya
Level 7

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

First of all, congratulations on a beautifully simple media playback solution for the Roku! I already own an Apple TV hooked up to my HDTV, but I purchased a Roku 2 XS because I still needed composite video-out for my older TV's (showstopper for Apple TV). Anyway, very pleased to see my mp3/mp4 iTunes collection playing back as-is now through the Roku. The Roku and Apple sit side-by-side on the home theater shelf and look like twins.

I have one installation improvement suggestion (on Windows) - the standard Python 2.6 install associates python.exe with .py files, but also pythonw.exe with .pyw (the windowless version of python). So the best way to auto-launch a hidden version of python is to rename mymedia.py to mymedia.pyw, and create a shortcut to it in the startup folder. No need for the supplied .bat and .vbs launcher files. The shortcut also (by default) ensures the startup folder is the server folder (where mymedia.pyw lives).

And I have one support request. When you purchase iTunes music nowdays it is in unprotected .m4a format (which is actually just an AAC audio-only mp4 file). I verified this morning that Roku USB Media Player recognizes the .m4a extension and plays it correctly from a USB stick (including parsing the album/artist info), so this is a native Roku playback format (i.e. no need for transcoding because Roku natively supports AAC). It would be awesome if MyMedia would recognize .m4a file extension (it currently rejects them). Hopefully this is a configuration change somewhere?

Cheers
0 Kudos
renojim
Level 12

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

"jambalaya" wrote:
... So the best way to auto-launch a hidden version of python is to rename mymedia.py to mymedia.pyw, and create a shortcut to it in the startup folder.

That's a good suggestion. I never knew about pythonw.exe or .pyw files, but I never claimed to be a Python expert.

"jambalaya" wrote:
And I have one support request. When you purchase iTunes music nowdays it is in unprotected .m4a format (which is actually just an AAC audio-only mp4 file). I verified this morning that Roku USB Media Player recognizes the .m4a extension and plays it correctly from a USB stick (including parsing the album/artist info), so this is a native Roku playback format (i.e. no need for transcoding because Roku natively supports AAC). It would be awesome if MyMedia would recognize .m4a file extension (it currently rejects them). Hopefully this is a configuration change somewhere?

This one's a little tougher. The documentation does not mention .m4a as being a supported format. Is that the same thing as .mka? It does say, These formats available over usb only: "mkv", "mka","mks", so it may be that .m4a is only supported over USB.

-JT
0 Kudos