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Re: roksbox -Streaming Local Media Channel Available for Tes

When I try entering:

http://192.168.1.2/~pat ; it transforms itself into http://192.168.1.2/?pat.

The media root folder is set as Media and the path for videos is Videos.

It still quits to the main roku screen whenever I try to access videos.

Any ideas?
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Re: roksbox -Streaming Local Media Channel Available for Tes

"patwheel" wrote:
When I try entering:

http://192.168.1.2/~pat ; it transforms itself into http://192.168.1.2/?pat.

The media root folder is set as Media and the path for videos is Videos.

It still quits to the main roku screen whenever I try to access videos.

Any ideas?


Try http://192.168.1.2/%7Epat
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Re: roksbox -Streaming Local Media Channel Available for Tes

There has been some good information on here lately. I think it would be good to start a user supported wiki to organize this information so others can more easily find answers to their questions based on other user experiences. If anyone is interested, we can either start a new one, or we can use roksbox.wikispaces.com. roksbox.wikispaces.com is pretty much duplicated on roksbox.com, so we could wipe out everything that is on there and start over. There are probably better wikis out there, so if anyone knows of something better, then we can use that.

Any thoughts?
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Re: roksbox -Streaming Local Media Channel Available for Tes

"patwheel" wrote:
When I try entering:

http://192.168.1.2/~pat ; it transforms itself into http://192.168.1.2/?pat.

The media root folder is set as Media and the path for videos is Videos.

It still quits to the main roku screen whenever I try to access videos.

Any ideas?

Are you trying to work the tilde as shorthand for your "home" directory? That's usually what it's used for... I'm wondering if you're having issues with a shell processor along the way trying to treat it as such.

Maybe ditch the tilde shorthand, or if you actually created a directory with a leading "~", rename it. Smiley Happy
:: Mark
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Re: roksbox -Streaming Local Media Channel Available for Tes

The tilde appeared automatically after I turned on the web-sharing feature in mac.

I have not had a chance to try your solution Wildd, but will do as soon as I get home ( I do have some episodes of true blood to watch after all!! Smiley Happy

Is there any way to turn off the tilde in mac?
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Re: roksbox -Streaming Local Media Channel Available for Tes

"joules314" wrote:
is there a way to specify a catagory poster in the xml?
You can specify a category poster. See http://roksbox.com/home/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=63.
I don't see any requests to my server for poster.jpg and it seems that roksbox is using the poster defined for the specific show in the xml as the poster for the category.


If your video folder is called Videos, and you had a genre defined as [TV/Comedy/The Office], the poster art for each subcategory would be in:

Videos\images\TV\Comedy\poster.jpg
and
Videos\images\TV\Comedy\The Office\poster.jpg

The reason you don't see a request for poster.jpg is because Roksbox gets a directory listing of the folder, then searches the directory listing for poster.jpg, so it doesn't do a direct search for poster.jpg.
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Re: roksbox -Streaming Local Media Channel Available for Tes

"WilDD" wrote:
"patwheel" wrote:
When I try entering:

http://192.168.1.2/~pat ; it transforms itself into http://192.168.1.2/?pat.

The media root folder is set as Media and the path for videos is Videos.

It still quits to the main roku screen whenever I try to access videos.

Any ideas?


Try http://192.168.1.2/%7Epat




Thank you so much!!

Well, here it is for novice mac users like myself:

1. Turn on the web-sharing option under system preferences. This will give you the address of your computer. In my case http://192.168.1.2/~pat.
2. Set up your folders. Really really important to respect the upper/lower case. Easiest way go with the Media/Videos
3. In roksbox, enter the media server address as : http://192.168.1.2/%7Epat (in other words replace tilde by "%7E")
4. Delete all .xml addresses in roksbox
5. Enjoy your movie/tv show.

Thank you again!! It was easier than I thought even for a non-computer mind like me.
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Re: roksbox -Streaming Local Media Channel Available for Tes

"WilDD" wrote:
"Pookla" wrote:
Actually it's Personal Video Database for the movies. If you haven't tried it, it is very nice. It almost "magically" does everything for you - finds the poster are, finds the actors, the director, etc. Then it creates the xml file for all of your movies.

For more information, see http://roksbox.com/home/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=59&Itemid=54.

Only problem is that I'm a Mac User. Is there anything equivalent to that on Mac?



Was a Personal Video Database for Mac ever posted. Sorry if I've missed it in the thread, but writing 1 big or several small xml files with 400 DVDs burned is going to drive me nuts. Smiley Happy


I don't know of a PVD Mac equivalent, but if someone knows of something similar that generates an xml file, I can probably make it work with Roksbox.

If not, given your situation, I would use the directory structure, and create individual xml files. This way you can see and play your videos immediately, and work on your xml files as time permits. Also, with that many videos, the directory structure will probably be faster starting up.


I know delicous2 outputs an xml file. Since I have 400 DVDs, and 400 CDs it may be worth the $40 bucks. I'd love to find a free or cheaper solution though. I can keep digging. Anyone out there want to weigh in on a GUI program for Mac that outputs xml?
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Re: roksbox -Streaming Local Media Channel Available for Tes

I came across an issue.

I access the video, open it and the movie starts playing. Whenever I press the up button to quit, the screen goes black and the roku box restarts itself.

1. Does this affect the box? I would not want it to break on me?

2. What can I do to prevent this?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: roksbox -Streaming Local Media Channel Available for Tes

Hmm... I was watching a video and it stopped at 1 hour 9 minutes in. I up-arrowed out of it and started at the beginning and fast forwarded near that and it stopped at the same place. I removed some channels and rebooted and now it won't play it at all - "The format is not supported or the media is corrupt.". I get that same message on other files, even one I watched straight through this morning. I rebooted again and tried that file that worked straight through this morning and it still won't play it. I can play some shorted videos but none of the longer ones.

EDIT> See my next post - all better now ?
Roku Digital Video Player links:
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/RokuDigitalVideoPlayer/links
Private Channel Database:
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/RokuDigitalVideoPlayer/database
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