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WilDD
Level 7

Re: roksbox -Streaming Local Media Channel Available for Tes

"kstl" wrote:
"sharpedge" wrote:
"kstl" wrote:
However, when I attempt http access to my NAS's IP address, I come to a page with an LG Network Storage banner, and below that it reads, "User Web Service started" and "LG NAS Management Page URL - http://[IP ADDRESS]:8000 But I don't see any file directory nor am I offered a means of authentication (i.e. login with my user name and password)


You need to focus on getting this to work, once you can view your files with http then roksbox will work just fine. What do you see if you go to http://your-ip-address:8000/VIDEOS or http://your-ip-address/VIDEOS? If you get a 404 error then you need to create aliases so that VIDEOS points to volume1/myweb/MEDIA/VIDEOS/, you can see info on creating aliases in this thread.

The same thread also has info on enabling directory listings (creating a .htaccess file) which might also be your problem, but I'd create the aliases first to see if that fixes your issue.


I think I'm almost there! Thanks, btw, to WilDD and sharpedge for their prompt and helpful responses. ...ok, so I tried putting an index.html file in the "myweb" folder and I was able to see it via http, which tells me that my IP Address is correct and now I simply have to figure out how to make the file directory visible. Now, I called LG and my NAS is not accessible with SSH, so...I made an .htaccess file with Textedit and uploaded it to the myweb folder. It contained only the one line: "Options +Indexes" (typed just so) as suggested in the thread mentioned above -- but no luck; I still receive a 404 error. I made sure that the read/write permissions for it and all other pertinent folders were ok, made sure to remove the .rtf extension, etc etc.

Any further suggestions? Like I said, I feel like I'm almost there & it's just one little thing I have left to do or fix. Thanks in advance.


What happens when you enter http://your-ip-address:8000/MEDIA/VIDEOS from a web browser?
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WilDD
Level 7

Re: roksbox -Streaming Local Media Channel Available for Tes

"reno55" wrote:

Ok I fixed it so I can now view the website on another computer and it does list filed however roksbox crashes back to roku home screen after parsing directory structure.

I should also mention 2 things:

1) When I go to http://192.168.1.100/~reno55/Media/Videos/ on another pc on my network I see my movies.
2) When I enter the ~reno55 on roksbox setup it keeps changing it to a ? on the next screen. It seems its not holding the ~

Any ideas?


I thought the ~ problem was fixed, but maybe not. Let me check on that.
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greggpet
Level 7

Re: roksbox -Streaming Local Media Channel Available for Tes

My Roksbox has recently started playing an annoying video every time I navigate to my videos folder, preparing to watch some video I have stored there.
It seems it is pausing to download the annoying video to start with, then I have to watch it, then it gets my directory structure. All of this delays getting to where I want to be.
Please remove this "feature" because it is not enjoyable and I don't appreciate making my experience less enjoyable after I've paid my registration fee.
Thank You
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krisbee
Level 7

Re: roksbox -Streaming Local Media Channel Available for Tes

Please remove this "feature" because it is not enjoyable and I don't appreciate making my experience less enjoyable after I've paid my registration fee.


Greg, you can turn this off yourself on the Admin page. It was mentioned a few pages back (some like it)...
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WilDD
Level 7

Re: roksbox -Streaming Local Media Channel Available for Tes

Beginning with V1.22.2, Active Transitions are off by default. They can be turned on by following the directions at http://roksbox.com/home/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=98.
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scollins01
Level 7

Re: roksbox -Streaming Local Media Channel Available for Tes

Has something changed in Roksbox as of Friday? It takes a long time to load the directory and sometimes just pops back to the settings screen. When I do finally get to my directory and click on something to watch the loading bar stops. All of the videos behave the same way, even what I watched the night before.

Nothing has changed on the server side. I thought maybe it was dying so I switch the IP in Roksbox to another Apache server with only one video in the directory and it did the same thing. I know it's not the router because Netflix, etc. play fine.

Any ideas?

Thanks.
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motty69
Level 7

Re: roksbox -Streaming Local Media Channel Available for Tes

Something has changed, since all these new features showed up I can't play a video without it buffering every 10-15 minutes. These are videos that have played flawlessly before and my setup has not changed except for a new router (DIR-655) which doesn't seem to be the issue. Smiley Sad
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WilDD
Level 7

Re: roksbox -Streaming Local Media Channel Available for Tes

"scollins01" wrote:
Has something changed in Roksbox as of Friday? It takes a long time to load the directory and sometimes just pops back to the settings screen. When I do finally get to my directory and click on something to watch the loading bar stops. All of the videos behave the same way, even what I watched the night before.

Nothing has changed on the server side. I thought maybe it was dying so I switch the IP in Roksbox to another Apache server with only one video in the directory and it did the same thing. I know it's not the router because Netflix, etc. play fine.

Any ideas?

Thanks.

"motty69" wrote:
Something has changed, since all these new features showed up I can't play a video without it buffering every 10-15 minutes. These are videos that have played flawlessly before and my setup has not changed except for a new router (DIR-655) which doesn't seem to be the issue. Smiley Sad


In my testing I'm not seeing any problems. What version and build number of the Roku software are you using (Settings -> player info)? I am showing version 2.9 - build 1553. Try powering your Roku off and back on if you haven't already tried that.

Is anyone else having problems playing videos?
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Gilgamesh
Level 8

Re: roksbox -Streaming Local Media Channel Available for Tes

Everything playing fine here.

As a test I switched back to Mongoose temporarily and the issues I had with some files not playing returned. Back to Apache and no further problems.
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stevec5
Level 7

Re: roksbox -Streaming Local Media Channel Available for Tes

Help! This is driving me nuts!! I have a Synology 411j running the built in web server on the default port of 80. In my web share I have a symlink called Movies to my Movies share which in turn shows all my subfolders of movies (Action, Drama, Comedy, etc).

When I launch Roksbox on my Roku, I get to the Main level fine and quick and see my subfolders (Action, Drama, Comedy), but when I drill into one of these folders, Action for instance, it takes 30-45 seconds for the next level to appear.

I have an .htaccess file in my /web/Movies folder that contains only: Options +Indexes

Is there something I can change or add to speed the access up? The movies play fine once I start them but it is navigating beyond the first folder level that is extremely slow.

Thanks for any help!
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