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WilDD
Level 7

Re: roksbox -Streaming Local Media Channel Available for Tes

"standypain" wrote:
I have not had any luck getting Roksbox to connect to my MyMedia or Chaneru servers. I don't feel a need to fire up a 3rd server that surely would take all kinds of manual tweaking. If anyone has any advice here I'm sure myself and others would appreciate it.


I was hoping someone else would respond to this since I don't know anything about MyMedia or Chaneru. But I will give it a try.

Can you access your media from a web browser by entering the ip address of your MyMedia or Chaneru servers? If so, then we should be able to get it to work with Roksbox.
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ryguyrocks
Level 7

Re: roksbox -Streaming Local Media Channel Available for Tes

"WilDD" wrote:

I've tried this with IIS and Apache, and neither of them do what you describe. What version of Roksbox do you have (select Help from the main Roksbox menu).


I'm running v1.24.0 . I have not changed anything to my IIS setup since I started using rokxbox a few months back. I have about 167 movies seperated into 8 categories if that helps at all.
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standypain
Level 7

Re: roksbox -Streaming Local Media Channel Available for Tes

"WilDD" wrote:
"standypain" wrote:
I have not had any luck getting Roksbox to connect to my MyMedia or Chaneru servers. I don't feel a need to fire up a 3rd server that surely would take all kinds of manual tweaking. If anyone has any advice here I'm sure myself and others would appreciate it.


I was hoping someone else would respond to this since I don't know anything about MyMedia or Chaneru. But I will give it a try.

Can you access your media from a web browser by entering the ip address of your MyMedia or Chaneru servers? If so, then we should be able to get it to work with Roksbox.



The MyMedia server is what I think to be a custom apache python port at http://netguy204.github.com/roku_media_server/README.html which I configure at http://192.168.89.3:8001/

The Chaneru server is a single exe and all gui found at http://www.chaneru.com/ 192.168.89.3:8000

Is there a way I can connect to these servers in a browser to figure out what they are? Like say http://192.168.89.3:8001/files/knownvideo.mp4
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WilDD
Level 7

Re: roksbox -Streaming Local Media Channel Available for Tes

"standypain" wrote:
"WilDD" wrote:
"standypain" wrote:
I have not had any luck getting Roksbox to connect to my MyMedia or Chaneru servers. I don't feel a need to fire up a 3rd server that surely would take all kinds of manual tweaking. If anyone has any advice here I'm sure myself and others would appreciate it.


I was hoping someone else would respond to this since I don't know anything about MyMedia or Chaneru. But I will give it a try.

Can you access your media from a web browser by entering the ip address of your MyMedia or Chaneru servers? If so, then we should be able to get it to work with Roksbox.



The MyMedia server is what I think to be a custom apache python port at http://netguy204.github.com/roku_media_server/README.html which I configure at http://192.168.89.3:8001/

The Chaneru server is a single exe and all gui found at http://www.chaneru.com/ 192.168.89.3:8000

Is there a way I can connect to these servers in a browser to figure out what they are? Like say http://192.168.89.3:8001/files/knownvideo.mp4


What happens if you type http://192.168.89.3:8001 in a browser? Do you get a directory listing? If not, create a text file called .htaccess (that's a dot, and the letters htaccess) in the Python root directory and put the following line in it.

Options +Indexes

Then try http://192.168.89.3:8001 from a web browser again.
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standypain
Level 7

Re: roksbox -Streaming Local Media Channel Available for Tes


What happens if you type http://192.168.89.3:8001 in a browser? Do you get a directory listing? If not, create a text file called .htaccess (that's a dot, and the letters htaccess) in the Python root directory and put the following line in it.

Options +Indexes

Then try http://192.168.89.3:8001 from a web browser again.


I created the .htaccess but nothing different other than the server settings menu comes up in the browser.

When I look at the console while selecting and playing a video I see this:

192.168.89.7:36294 - - [19/Aug/2011 00:00:57] "HTTP/1.1 GET /feed" - 200 OK
192.168.89.7:36309 - - [19/Aug/2011 00:01:03] "HTTP/1.1 GET /media" - 200 OK
192.168.89.7:36317 - - [19/Aug/2011 00:01:07] "HTTP/1.1 GET /media" - 206 Partia
l Content

This is just an example as the console is filled with duplicates so I grabbed the last few interesring ones.
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danirada
Level 7

Re: roksbox -Streaming Local Media Channel Available for Tes

Hello, first post here...
I installed Roksbox, setup everything with Synology DS411j, converted videos with Handbrake, and everything works very nicely.
However, I am getting "HTTP status 404" and then "There was an error in the HTTP response..." when I try to play a movie if videos.xml is also setup (if I disable the videos.xml, the movie plays fine).

Here is my setup:
Media Location: http://192.168.1.88
Media Root Folder: Media
Video Folder Path: Videos
Video XML Name: videos.xml

And here is the XML:
<xml>
<viddb>
<movie>
<origtitle>Oliver &amp; Company</origtitle>
<year>1988</year>
<genre>Animation, Adventure, Family, Musical</genre>
<mpaa>Rated PG</mpaa>
<director>George Scribner</director>
<actors>Joseph Lawrence, Billy Joel, Cheech Marin</actors>
<description>A lost and alone kitten joins a gang of dogs engaged in petty larceny in New York.</description>
<path>Videos\Oliver &amp; Company.m4v</path>
<length>74</length>
<poster>images/Oliver &amp; Company.jpg</poster>
</movie>
</viddb>
</xml>

The poster image is in /volume1/web/Media/Videos/images/.

Again, if I set the Video XML Name to empty, then the movie plays just fine, so I am guessing there is something wrong with the XML, but I have run out of ideas....

Anybody can help?
Thanks
d
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nushmut
Level 7

Re: roksbox -Streaming Local Media Channel Available for Tes

I've found that the 'path' entries in my XML file have to include the full address, starting with the IP. Ex: http://192.168.1.2/Video/Movie.mp4

Also, watch out for case sensitivity when inputting XML filenames into Roksbox. It has to be the exact name of the desired file. It doesn't sound like this is the issue, but consider it a 'just in case' for future reference.

Hope this helps!

"danirada" wrote:
Hello, first post here...
I installed Roksbox, setup everything with Synology DS411j, converted videos with Handbrake, and everything works very nicely.
However, I am getting "HTTP status 404" and then "There was an error in the HTTP response..." when I try to play a movie if videos.xml is also setup (if I disable the videos.xml, the movie plays fine).

Here is my setup:
Media Location: http://192.168.1.88
Media Root Folder: Media
Video Folder Path: Videos
Video XML Name: videos.xml

And here is the XML:
<xml>
<viddb>
<movie>
<origtitle>Oliver &amp; Company</origtitle>
<year>1988</year>
<genre>Animation, Adventure, Family, Musical</genre>
<mpaa>Rated PG</mpaa>
<director>George Scribner</director>
<actors>Joseph Lawrence, Billy Joel, Cheech Marin</actors>
<description>A lost and alone kitten joins a gang of dogs engaged in petty larceny in New York.</description>
<path>Videos\Oliver &amp; Company.m4v</path>
<length>74</length>
<poster>images/Oliver &amp; Company.jpg</poster>
</movie>
</viddb>
</xml>

The poster image is in /volume1/web/Media/Videos/images/.

Again, if I set the Video XML Name to empty, then the movie plays just fine, so I am guessing there is something wrong with the XML, but I have run out of ideas....

Anybody can help?
Thanks
d
Roku XDS, AppleTV 4th Gen
1.0 gbps on Google Fiber (wifi-N to Roku)
Panasonic P42ST30 HDTV & BD-85 Blu-ray Player
Onkyo HT-S5400 7.1 system

Paid services:
Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu (no ads), HBO Now, MLB.tv, NHL.tv, Roksbox
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krisbee
Level 7

Re: roksbox -Streaming Local Media Channel Available for Tes

I have found that ampersands cause that problem to my xmls, so try writing the word out AND to see what happens.
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ryguyrocks
Level 7

Re: roksbox -Streaming Local Media Channel Available for Tes

"ryguyrocks" wrote:
"WilDD" wrote:

I've tried this with IIS and Apache, and neither of them do what you describe. What version of Roksbox do you have (select Help from the main Roksbox menu).


I'm running v1.24.0 . I have not changed anything to my IIS setup since I started using rokxbox a few months back. I have about 167 movies seperated into 8 categories if that helps at all.


It case anyone one else runs into this problem I was able to fix it by removing the roksbox channel and going back and re-adding it. Once I did that the problem went away and roksbox actualy seems to be running faster than it was before.
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danirada
Level 7

Re: roksbox -Streaming Local Media Channel Available for Tes

"nushmut" wrote:
I've found that the 'path' entries in my XML file have to include the full address, starting with the IP. Ex: http://192.168.1.2/Video/Movie.mp4

Also, watch out for case sensitivity when inputting XML filenames into Roksbox. It has to be the exact name of the desired file. It doesn't sound like this is the issue, but consider it a 'just in case' for future reference.

Hope this helps!


Awesome, the full address did the trick!
Also, I replaced the ampersands as krisbee suggested, just in case....
Thanks!
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