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Re: A Couple New Channels with More to Come

"RoadRanger" wrote:
The advantage of the separate channels is you don't have to guess which channel has the content you're looking for and end up having to search a few to find it. Your new "integrated" version reminds me of how much I hate that Smiley Sad. OTOH until (?) Roku gives us a way of organizing the channels into groups each way of doing it has its pluses and minuses. However I can understand that having one channel to "rule them all" is much easier to maintain for the programmer. In any case beggars can't be choosers so whichever way you want to keep adding tons of new stuff daily for us is fine Smiley Happy.


This was my biggest concern combining everything, but if the project is going to keep growing the way it has so far and if the eventual goal is to release this into the public Channel Store, this really is the best way forward. My code base is simple enough that a dozen channels are pretty easy to maintain, but more than that starts to get hairy. If it helps, there will always be a list on my site (http://www.thenowhereman.com/roku) of what is contained in each category (a category is what used to be a channel).
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Could you lose the grey background color ? Black on grey is hard on the eyes.
Other then that i love what you do.
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I think the color scheme is perfect. I wouldn't change it.

I really like the single channel concept.
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"nymrod" wrote:
Hmm.. I just signed up for several channels. Archive.org seems to work great but the NASA streams reload every minute or so. Any ideas?



Most of NASA stuff is very high quality thus it takes a lot of bandwidth. You probably don't have a fast enough connection to keep it from buffering. I have the same problem. I have the fastest connection available in my area and Netflix runs at 4 dots all the time, but NASA is too much for my connection. If you really must have the NASA content you can download it from their web site. I use a program called Miro (getmiro.com) on my HTPC to grab content too "fat" for my Roku. It is not as simple as selecting a Roku channel, but it does work.
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"BoloMKXXVIII" wrote:
"nymrod" wrote:
Hmm.. I just signed up for several channels. Archive.org seems to work great but the NASA streams reload every minute or so. Any ideas?



Most of NASA stuff is very high quality thus it takes a lot of bandwidth. You probably don't have a fast enough connection to keep it from buffering. I have the same problem. I have the fastest connection available in my area and Netflix runs at 4 dots all the time, but NASA is too much for my connection. If you really must have the NASA content you can download it from their web site. I use a program called Miro (getmiro.com) on my HTPC to grab content too "fat" for my Roku. It is not as simple as selecting a Roku channel, but it does work.


Actually I have more bandwidth than I can shake a stick at. I have 10meg down/ 12 meg up dedicated. All my other HD stuff works perfectly. Just not the NASA podcasts.
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Re: A Couple New Channels with More to Come

"nymrod" wrote:
"BoloMKXXVIII" wrote:
"nymrod" wrote:
Hmm.. I just signed up for several channels. Archive.org seems to work great but the NASA streams reload every minute or so. Any ideas?



Most of NASA stuff is very high quality thus it takes a lot of bandwidth. You probably don't have a fast enough connection to keep it from buffering. I have the same problem. I have the fastest connection available in my area and Netflix runs at 4 dots all the time, but NASA is too much for my connection. If you really must have the NASA content you can download it from their web site. I use a program called Miro (getmiro.com) on my HTPC to grab content too "fat" for my Roku. It is not as simple as selecting a Roku channel, but it does work.


Actually I have more bandwidth than I can shake a stick at. I have 10meg down/ 12 meg up dedicated. All my other HD stuff works perfectly. Just not the NASA podcasts.


Yeah, there is more going on than a bandwidth issue. I have 16Mb down and it rebuffers here too. Not sure what the issue is though.
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Here's a suggestion for a live audio feed that I run. It's a live streaming MP3 file. I run the "Galveston County Scanner Feed" on RadioReference and have it mirrored on my own website at http://scanner.jpunix.net. The audio feed from RadioReference should be compatible with the Roku. The URL for the Galveston County Scanner Feed is http://audio3.radioreference.com/404240090 . I can provide a URL for any scanner feed on the RadioReference website. I don't know about others but I think it would be interesting to listen to public service scanning on your Roku box while drinking your morning coffee... Just a thought.
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"philsoft" wrote:
"nymrod" wrote:
"BoloMKXXVIII" wrote:
Most of NASA stuff is very high quality thus it takes a lot of bandwidth. You probably don't have a fast enough connection to keep it from buffering. I have the same problem. I have the fastest connection available in my area and Netflix runs at 4 dots all the time, but NASA is too much for my connection. If you really must have the NASA content you can download it from their web site. I use a program called Miro (getmiro.com) on my HTPC to grab content too "fat" for my Roku. It is not as simple as selecting a Roku channel, but it does work.


Actually I have more bandwidth than I can shake a stick at. I have 10meg down/ 12 meg up dedicated. All my other HD stuff works perfectly. Just not the NASA podcasts.


Yeah, there is more going on than a bandwidth issue. I have 16Mb down and it rebuffers here too. Not sure what the issue is though.


It could be a bandwidth issue on the server end. Since podcast content typically isn't streamed (its downloaded and then played later) the server might not be able to handle the full streaming bandwidth that the file requires. Or NASA could be throttling each IP connecting to the server to prevent one IP from hogging bandwidth.
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"nymrod" wrote:
Here's a suggestion for a live audio feed that I run. It's a live streaming MP3 file. I run the "Galveston County Scanner Feed" on RadioReference and have it mirrored on my own website at http://scanner.jpunix.net. The audio feed from RadioReference should be compatible with the Roku. The URL for the Galveston County Scanner Feed is http://audio3.radioreference.com/404240090 . I can provide a URL for any scanner feed on the RadioReference website. I don't know about others but I think it would be interesting to listen to public service scanning on your Roku box while drinking your morning coffee... Just a thought.


Wild. I had no idea this was out there. I added a "Radio Scanners" section to the "Internet Radio" category. I'm not near my box ATM, so I can't test it, but it's there.
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"nowhereman" wrote:
"nymrod" wrote:
Here's a suggestion for a live audio feed that I run. It's a live streaming MP3 file. I run the "Galveston County Scanner Feed" on RadioReference and have it mirrored on my own website at http://scanner.jpunix.net. The audio feed from RadioReference should be compatible with the Roku. The URL for the Galveston County Scanner Feed is http://audio3.radioreference.com/404240090 . I can provide a URL for any scanner feed on the RadioReference website. I don't know about others but I think it would be interesting to listen to public service scanning on your Roku box while drinking your morning coffee... Just a thought.


Wild. I had no idea this was out there. I added a "Radio Scanners" section to the "Internet Radio" category. I'm not near my box ATM, so I can't test it, but it's there.


Glad you like it! I'm sitting in front of my Roku now. Just tried it. It works! It actually lags the realtime audio by about 10 seconds. BTW you may want to change the description from "Live radio scanner audio from Galveston, TX" to "Live radio scanner audio from Galveston County, TX" as it's county-wide.
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