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Golden678
Level 7

Roku ultra player and directories

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I have a Roku Ultra.   I also have 5 external drives.

3 6tb my book 

1 tb toshiba

1 4 tb my passport

1 5 port usb powered hub

Now when i use the roku player it displays only 10 directories.  However , on each drive there is 10 directories on each drive. 

Is there anyway to be able to view all files and all directories?

John

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andyross
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Re: Roku ultra player and directories

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Roku's are primarily designed for Internet streaming. The Media player is rather basic and mainly designed for people to show pictures and movies from a single USB stick. If you want to get into complicated home network video, then look into a higher-end product designed for that.

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atc98092
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No, VLC is not available for Roku. The VLC developers have stated that they can't use their standard programming language (C++) on Roku devices (which is true, Roku uses a non-standard programming language) and they aren't going to bother attempting to rewrite VLC to use it.

If someone wants to connect a drive with a great number of media files, a Roku really isn't the best player to use. But it would be far easier to instead install a DLNA server on an old computer, connect it to your network, and use Roku Media Player to play the media from the DLNA server. Assuming the media is all supported by Roku, then the computer needs very little power to run the DLNA server. Just connect all your media drives to that computer (either through USB or install the hard drives internally), add those folders to the DLNA server, and you can play everything through your Roku using RMP. A secondary advantage is that your media is now available on any device on your network that supports DLNA. Almost all of today's "Smart" TVs have that ability. 

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cc123
Level 7

Re: Roku ultra player and directories

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I have been suffering issues with Roku Ultra Device. Like the 1st. one purchased in the last 45 days and still the device has tremendous software glitches. The first new device wasn't compatible with my smart tv. The 2nd one then immediately uploaded so much data into my TV then froze out further communication between TV and Ultra.

The Tech Support is very poor. Even in C/B from one of their actual Tech Engineers. For over two months all I got was to buy a new Device, again or it was my new TV which was bad adding that I had no idea tech-wise how to plug in my ethernet..

Give me a break Roku really getting old.

SALES SALES! I'm seeing one hand not knowing what other is actually doing

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andyross
Level 16

Re: Roku ultra player and directories

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Roku's are primarily designed for Internet streaming. The Media player is rather basic and mainly designed for people to show pictures and movies from a single USB stick. If you want to get into complicated home network video, then look into a higher-end product designed for that.

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Golden678
Level 7

Re: Roku ultra player and directories

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Can i use vlc on roku?

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atc98092
Community Streaming Expert

Re: Roku ultra player and directories

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No, VLC is not available for Roku. The VLC developers have stated that they can't use their standard programming language (C++) on Roku devices (which is true, Roku uses a non-standard programming language) and they aren't going to bother attempting to rewrite VLC to use it.

If someone wants to connect a drive with a great number of media files, a Roku really isn't the best player to use. But it would be far easier to instead install a DLNA server on an old computer, connect it to your network, and use Roku Media Player to play the media from the DLNA server. Assuming the media is all supported by Roku, then the computer needs very little power to run the DLNA server. Just connect all your media drives to that computer (either through USB or install the hard drives internally), add those folders to the DLNA server, and you can play everything through your Roku using RMP. A secondary advantage is that your media is now available on any device on your network that supports DLNA. Almost all of today's "Smart" TVs have that ability. 

Dan

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cc123
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Re: Roku ultra player and directories

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You're actually kidding me, right?

Assuming that I have no software / Data in place prior to my Roku Device, to carry Roku uploading.

POSH, lol

All I know right now is that however, Manufacturing distributes its Qs. (SKU#4802R), as to (SKU#4802RH)

and underwrite the warranty according to the manufacturer's distribution.

There has been a manufacturer copyright update in the software.

 

 

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