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Re: A Couple New Channels with More to Come

I'm probably real dumb here. I'm no expert on terms. I take it podcast refers to these very short clips such as the NASA ones. You mentioned that none of these are full episodes. Is that the way it'll always be ? Is there any chance at all we can get full episodes ? Fee based for full ? :?
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I have a slight problem with the NBC app. I noticed that scrolling through the different shows is VERY slow (compared to scrolling through episodes within shows). I haven't looked at any other app yet, but I'm wondering whether this is the case in all the others (as you said, you are using the same basic code for all of them).
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"Village Idiot" wrote:
I'm probably real dumb here. I'm no expert on terms. I take it podcast refers to these very short clips such as the NASA ones. You mentioned that none of these are full episodes. Is that the way it'll always be ? Is there any chance at all we can get full episodes ? Fee based for full ? :?


You could absolutely podcast long form content and some publishers do. CNBC's podcasts almost all have full length episodes of their shows. But most choose not to. They prefer to use podcasting as a marketing tool to entice you into watching their TV station or visiting their website. "Podcast" just refers to the distribution mechanism. In technical terms, a podcast is any RSS 2.0 feed with enclosures.
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"DevilInPgh" wrote:
I have a slight problem with the NBC app. I noticed that scrolling through the different shows is VERY slow (compared to scrolling through episodes within shows). I haven't looked at any other app yet, but I'm wondering whether this is the case in all the others (as you said, you are using the same basic code for all of them).


this has been pointed out. i do not believe it is the case with all the channels. it has been speculated that the delay is caused by the box attempting to load a large thumbnail image from the internet. this would be a problem with NBC's feed rather than the channel's code. i will be investigating when i have time.
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"nowhereman" wrote:
"Village Idiot" wrote:
I'm probably real dumb here. I'm no expert on terms. I take it podcast refers to these very short clips such as the NASA ones. You mentioned that none of these are full episodes. Is that the way it'll always be ? Is there any chance at all we can get full episodes ? Fee based for full ? :?


You could absolutely podcast long form content and some publishers do. CNBC's podcasts almost all have full length episodes of their shows. But most choose not to. They prefer to use podcasting as a marketing tool to entice you into watching their TV station or visiting their website. "Podcast" just refers to the distribution mechanism. In technical terms, a podcast is any RSS 2.0 feed with enclosures.


Exactly.. a all of Revision3's content is available via Podcast and that's long format. I just added the warning because I didn't want people to think "HBO" meant that you could watch episodes of Sopranos. Smiley Happy It's up to the content provider. If they want to offer full-length content, full episodes, movies, they certainly can. . . they just usually don't.
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MLB.TV is flash. Does anybody know how those streams work on the DVP?
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MLB.TV is flash. Does anybody know how those streams work on the DVP?


MLB worked directly with Roku to deliver either VC-1 or h.264 streams through a secure http url. So does Amazon and Netflix. Netflix uses silverlight on the web and Amazon uses Flash. But when delivering their video to the Roku, they have special streams they provide.

Hulu could do the same thing if they wanted. But because the only video we have public access to is Flash, you can't create a channel for it -- because the Roku doesn't support Flash and Hulu doesn't give Roku access to non-flash streams
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Thanks for the explanation.
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I just turned on CNBC, CNN, HBO, PBS, and FOX News Smiley Very Happy
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I've been playing with them all. It's like Christmas, all the new toys to play with. The only snag I've hit is the load times for the NBC shows, I believe there is an earlier comment concerning the lag in moving between the icons.
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