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+1 -- awesome work, Chris! I will be making a donation soon. If you can get all the MSNBC stuff working (their afternoon/evening shows) I will be very happy. They just moved the MSNBC channel here where I live, so I no longer have access to it. This could be a life saver for a politics junky like me. (Roku, please make that firmware update soon!)
The other channels are great, too. Incredible work and opens a whole new Roku world of fun IMHO. Kudos!
P.S. +1 for the audio only podcasts, too. I really enjoy them and listen to them in the background whilst surfing and posting like now.
"senorgregster" wrote: Sorry to jump on this thread but hopefully the most knowledgeable people are in here. Is it possible to create a channel like Chris has done on video/podcasts from itunes?
yes. pretty much anything in iTunes could be used on the box
"senorgregster" wrote: I've been unable to locate the raw feed from GEN - seems to link to itunes every time.
if you go ahead and subscribe to a podcast in itunes, you can then right-click it in your subscription list and select "Copy Podcast URL" from the drop down menu. that will place the feed URL in your clipboard. or, if you need feed URLs for a batch of shows, itunes can export your entire podcast subscription list as OPML.
ESPN360 via the Roku would be nice but not sure if possible.....the live streams are most likely an impossibility at least until Roku implements their HTTP Live Steaming support which apparently is in the works and even then, the live feeds may be technically impossible.....also, I know that ESPN360 is technically considered premium content as most people gain access to it through a package deal with their ISP....my ability to access it is via my ISP, so even the recorded events may be impossible.
At any rate, I did locate a FAQ for ESPN360 that may help someone more knowledgeable than I determine if it is possible.....
"RoadRanger" wrote: Hey, I'd love a channel where I could enter the web address of a .mp4 file and have it play . The internet Archive in particular has LOTS of .mp4 files that don't appear in their RSS feeds .
You can do this right now with Mediafly. You can create your own RSS feed and load it through Mediafly.
"Saqqara" wrote: Seems like such a channel would need a client on the pc side, for copying and pasting the URL. I'm not fighting the remote for that.
It would still suck less than having to edit RSS. Right now I can download and play them with RoksBox (watching "In the Year 2889" right now ) but it would be easier to use the remote to type in the URL - especially for those less technically inclined. You'd not have to type in the whole thing if it prepended "http://"
There are tools like CDNOne to allow for easy RSS creation/editing. You could create a feed to the specific shows you want and then load them via Mediafly.