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ronmonn
Level 7

ECP Control of Media Player?

I would like to remotely control the ROKU Media Player to start playing Slides or Videos from the USB (or other devices).  I know I can start the media player through the ECP "http://...:8060/launch/2213", but I would like to more directly (remotely) control it from there (e.g. make it start slide show from USB, and other things). I've looked around and not found anything ... ideas?

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scott4566
Level 8

Re: ECP Control of Media Player?

I have the same question. I'm using the Roku with a video switch and an external encoder for broadcast automation. It works much better than expected. But I need to be able to have more control over USB content. Random filler contend works great. But it's time to take it up a notch.

PowerShell

This works great to start the Roku Media Player.

Invoke-RestMethod -Uri "http://$($deviceIP):8060/launch/2213" -Method Post

I can partially get to what I want via keypresses:

Invoke-RestMethod -Uri "http://$($deviceIP):8060/keypress/Right" -Method Post

But having to maintain keypresses to run launch a video is high maintenance.

What I want to do is launch usb content with something like *\Filename="what is the holy bible"&type=movie

I would like to get the full list of input parameters for the Roku Media Player.

Thanks in Advance

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