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nowhereman
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Re: A Couple New Channels with More to Come

"JoshuaMarc1234" wrote:
How long until HBO and PBS will be done? What kind of Podcast content is available? I assume I won't be seeing the latest episodes of "Entourage", lol.


HBO and PBS sometime this evening unless something unexpected comes up.

The contents of each channel are listed on my site (http://thenowhereman.com/roku/), but no, don't expect full episodes of hit shows.

One nice thing about the way I chose to set this up is that I can modify channel content in real time without updating the channels themselves. For example, people who have installed the NASA channel might have noticed that I added GLASTcast to that channel this morning. That change did not involve an update to the channel's code. I simply added an entry to a database on my end. So content can easily be kept in sync with what a given network is offering at any given time.
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Re: A Couple New Channels with More to Come

"nowhereman" wrote:
"JoshuaMarc1234" wrote:
How long until HBO and PBS will be done? What kind of Podcast content is available? I assume I won't be seeing the latest episodes of "Entourage", lol.


HBO and PBS sometime this evening unless something unexpected comes up.

The contents of each channel are listed on my site (http://thenowhereman.com/roku/), but no, don't expect full episodes of hit shows.

One nice thing about the way I chose to set this up is that I can modify channel content in real time without updating the channels themselves. For example, people who have installed the NASA channel might have noticed that I added GLASTcast to that channel this morning. That change did not involve an update to the channel's code. I simply added an entry to a database on my end. So content can easily be kept in sync with what a given network is offering at any given time.


Got it - listings on your page. Frontline will be SWEET, if it's there 1st run edition. I see you can pay for these episodes on Amazon VOD, as well NF IW has many of the latest ones too.

Sweet on the 'auto updating' of your channels.

Thanks NWM
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pari
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Re: A Couple New Channels with More to Come

Thanks!!
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West_Ham
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Re: A Couple New Channels with More to Come

This is great, thank you!
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terryowen
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Re: A Couple New Channels with More to Come

Thank you, thank you! I'm at work so I can't add the channels now but just wanted to say thanks and lobby for nickjr.com or something similar for the grandbabies...

Terry

p.s. NPR podcasts would be sweet, too.
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nowhereman
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Re: A Couple New Channels with More to Come

"terryowen" wrote:
Thank you, thank you! I'm at work so I can't add the channels now but just wanted to say thanks and lobby for nickjr.com or something similar for the grandbabies...

Terry

p.s. NPR podcasts would be sweet, too.


Nick is on the list.

Problem with NPR is that most of their content is audio only. So far, I'm trying to stick to just video content, but perhaps at some point... Smiley Happy
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mkolby
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Re: A Couple New Channels with More to Come

"nowhereman" wrote:
"JoshuaMarc1234" wrote:
How long until HBO and PBS will be done? What kind of Podcast content is available? I assume I won't be seeing the latest episodes of "Entourage", lol.


HBO and PBS sometime this evening unless something unexpected comes up.

The contents of each channel are listed on my site (http://thenowhereman.com/roku/), but no, don't expect full episodes of hit shows.

One nice thing about the way I chose to set this up is that I can modify channel content in real time without updating the channels themselves. For example, people who have installed the NASA channel might have noticed that I added GLASTcast to that channel this morning. That change did not involve an update to the channel's code. I simply added an entry to a database on my end. So content can easily be kept in sync with what a given network is offering at any given time.


How about PBS Kids?
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JC77
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Re: A Couple New Channels with More to Come

I'm not really technically knowledgeable when it comes to Roku. But why can't full episodes be shown? Are they in a file format that Roku can't play, like AVI?

Also, don't know if it's possible, but is it possible that Gametrailers.com content can be added (like Angry Video Game Nerd, etc)?
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nowhereman
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Re: A Couple New Channels with More to Come

"JC77" wrote:
I'm not really technically knowledgeable when it comes to Roku. But why can't full episodes be shown? Are they in a file format that Roku can't play, like AVI?

Also, don't know if it's possible, but is it possible that Gametrailers.com content can be added (like Angry Video Game Nerd, etc)?


it's more a question of what a publisher is willing to give us access to. most major media outlets use podcasting as a marketing tool. they publish clips and teasers in an attempt to get you to watch the full content on traditional TV.

Gametrailers.com publishes several podcasts. will add to my list
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terryowen
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Re: A Couple New Channels with More to Come

"nowhereman" wrote:

Nick is on the list.

Problem with NPR is that most of their content is audio only. So far, I'm trying to stick to just video content, but perhaps at some point... Smiley Happy


I will watch for it. It's a pretty convoluted site (nick.com/nickjr.com) so I'm pretty sure there's more work involved than some.

As for NPR being audio only, isn't Pandora only audio? Admittedly, I set up a playlist and then never used it but some podcasts like This American Life and Science Friday would be good to listen to while cooking or doing dishes. I think I listen to as much tv as I watch, anyway. Smiley Happy

Terry
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