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Help with Roku remotes and accessories, including pairing a remote, setting up TV power & volume control, using voice commands, power adapters, cables, headphones, and wireless speaker accessories.
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hozedhead
Level 7

Re: Remoku

"gonzotek" wrote:
The dump core macro attempts to reboot a frozen Roku. Depending on the cause of the freeze, the network commands might not succeed.


Great! I think I suggested that in the previous remoku thread when the firmware update was causing the freeze-ups when trying to play video after listening to audio on the older Rokus.

"gonzotek" wrote:
And yes, the shoutcast launcher is (more or less) identical to TheEndless'. Thought it would be a convenient place to have it. If I come across (or anyone brings them to my attention) other channels that take advantage of launch parameters, I can add them as well.


This is a good one, too, it's even easier than Endless' version because Remoku already has the Roku's IP address.
Good work, Gonzotek!
Roku Express 3900RW software v8.10
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WetFactory
Level 7

Re: Remoku

"gonzotek" wrote:
"WetFactory" wrote:
I haven't been able to get this to work. I've tried on both Chrome and Firefox. I have my network IP address filled in, along with the IP of my Roku, which I manually added.

When I press a button within the application, it says 'Sending request to [my roku IP]' but nothing happens.
Are both the computer and Roku on the same local network? Can you see the list of apps at http://YOUR_ROKU_ADDRESS:8060/query/apps ? If both of those are true, then the browser(and thus Remoku) should be able to talk to the Roku. If you can't see the list of apps, we'll have to troubleshoot why. First thing to try is restarting the Roku (just unplug it and plug it back in, then give it time to fully boot up). If you can see the list of apps, I'll need the debug info from the about box (everything between the help link and the wipe settings button) to get started investigating why Remoku can't talk to the Roku.

Thanks, and sorry for the trouble you're having.


Thanks for the help. I didn't see the Roku when I went to 192.168.2.7:8060/query/apps, and then after I rebooted the box I was able to find the list of apps, and then I tried the Remoku app with success.

Edit - it's stopped again. my browser cannot connect to http://192.168.2.7:8060/query/apps.
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mkiker2089
Level 7

Re: Remoku

"WetFactory" wrote:
"gonzotek" wrote:
"WetFactory" wrote:
I haven't been able to get this to work. I've tried on both Chrome and Firefox. I have my network IP address filled in, along with the IP of my Roku, which I manually added.

When I press a button within the application, it says 'Sending request to [my roku IP]' but nothing happens.
Are both the computer and Roku on the same local network? Can you see the list of apps at http://YOUR_ROKU_ADDRESS:8060/query/apps ? If both of those are true, then the browser(and thus Remoku) should be able to talk to the Roku. If you can't see the list of apps, we'll have to troubleshoot why. First thing to try is restarting the Roku (just unplug it and plug it back in, then give it time to fully boot up). If you can see the list of apps, I'll need the debug info from the about box (everything between the help link and the wipe settings button) to get started investigating why Remoku can't talk to the Roku.

Thanks, and sorry for the trouble you're having.


Thanks for the help. I didn't see the Roku when I went to 192.168.2.7:8060/query/apps, and then after I rebooted the box I was able to find the list of apps, and then I tried the Remoku app with success.

Edit - it's stopped again. my browser cannot connect to http://192.168.2.7:8060/query/apps.


The IP address of you Roku must be changing. Some do that depending on router configurations.
-Marshall-

Nun sacciu, nun vidi, nun ceru e si ceru durmiv.
I know nothing, I see nothing, I wasn't there,
and if I was there, I was asleep.
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gonzotek
Level 7

Re: Remoku

It's possible the address is changing, although that wouldn't explain the initial non-working symptom. I don't believe there's anything incorrect about the calls I'm making to the Roku that would cause it to happen. At least, I've never had another report of it dropping repeatedly, and use it often myself with several models of Roku. I have seen it get into a non-responsive state, but only very, very occasionally, and also not always when using Remoku.

WetFactory, can you tell if the IP is different if you're able to reset the Roku again and re-connect? Also, what is your Roku firmware version? If it keeps happening, try not using remoku and just try hitting the /query/apps page at different times(not sure how long it was up for you, but try that first). I want to establish if it's something Remoku is causing or something inherent to the box. If you're interested in troubleshooting, of course Smiley Happy. You could also try a different network remote, depending on what platforms are available to you.
Remoku.tv - A free web app for Roku Remote Control!
Want to control your Roku from nearly any phone, computer or tablet? Get started at http://help.remoku.tv
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mkiker2089
Level 7

Re: Remoku

Good call. I assumed if the browser couldn't connect that it must be an ip error. However that doesn't explain a reboot bringing it back unless it just happened to reboot to the ip that it had long ago but not just before the reboot. That's not logical however. Possible, just not likely.
-Marshall-

Nun sacciu, nun vidi, nun ceru e si ceru durmiv.
I know nothing, I see nothing, I wasn't there,
and if I was there, I was asleep.
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WetFactory
Level 7

Re: Remoku

"gonzotek" wrote:
WetFactory, can you tell if the IP is different if you're able to reset the Roku again and re-connect? Also, what is your Roku firmware version? If it keeps happening, try not using remoku and just try hitting the /query/apps page at different times(not sure how long it was up for you, but try that first). I want to establish if it's something Remoku is causing or something inherent to the box. If you're interested in troubleshooting, of course Smiley Happy. You could also try a different network remote, depending on what platforms are available to you.


The IP stays the same upon reset. I'm running version 3.1, build 1011 on a a XD model.

I made several refreshes of the /query/apps page and after about four minutes of near-constant refreshing, it brought up the app list. Several refreshes later still display the list. 8 minutes later and it can no longer connect.

I tried another application at roku-remote.com, and it, along with your site, functioned as long as the /apps page could be displayed.

Don't sweat it too much if it seems like an odd problem.
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gonzotek
Level 7

Re: Remoku

Quick update: I've released a Remoku Chrome extension. This adds an icon to your Chrome toolbar for easy access to Remoku without leaving the page you're on. I've also updated the documentation on the help site and the first post of the thread to reflect some of the different ways you can use Remoku. Let me know if you use it and if you like it or have any problems.

Cheers!
Remoku.tv - A free web app for Roku Remote Control!
Want to control your Roku from nearly any phone, computer or tablet? Get started at http://help.remoku.tv
by Apps4TV - Applications for television and beyond: http://www.apps4tv.com
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gonzotek
Level 7

Re: Remoku

Last night I submitted a Firefox Remoku extension to the reviewers at addons.mozilla.org. I've been granted a preliminary review and Remoku is now available for installation from https://addons.mozilla.org/addon/remoku/.

If you try it and like it, please submit a review at the Remoku Firefox extension page, so that it can achieve full review status. By passing full review, the add-on can be more easily found and installed by new users.

Help site and first post also updated to reflect the new extension Smiley Happy

Cheers!
Remoku.tv - A free web app for Roku Remote Control!
Want to control your Roku from nearly any phone, computer or tablet? Get started at http://help.remoku.tv
by Apps4TV - Applications for television and beyond: http://www.apps4tv.com
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mkiker2089
Level 7

Re: Remoku

I've noticed an issue using Remoku on my network. It correctly see's that my IP starts with 192.168 however it then looks for 192.168.1.x but my network is 192.168.42.x

So, does it read the first half and assume the rest or is it just coincidence that it got it that far.

It's not a big deal however because after I fixed it once it remembers it from then on.
-Marshall-

Nun sacciu, nun vidi, nun ceru e si ceru durmiv.
I know nothing, I see nothing, I wasn't there,
and if I was there, I was asleep.
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Gilgamesh
Level 8

Re: Remoku

"mkiker2089" wrote:
I've noticed an issue using Remoku on my network. It correctly see's that my IP starts with 192.168 however it then looks for 192.168.1.x but my network is 192.168.42.x

So, does it read the first half and assume the rest or is it just coincidence that it got it that far.

It's not a big deal however because after I fixed it once it remembers it from then on.


Probably 80-90% of the home networks begin with "192.168" at least virtually all that I have seen lately start with that.

After that it is anybodies guess. It seems that the devices I have seen that have a default all start at 192.168 and go from there. However I just set one up that listed 0.0.0.0 to start and it was a bit tedious to set up as the interface was like the Roku and moving around and deleting the 0s was necessary before entering the correct info. (Note to designers: If you cannot give a reasonable starting place LEAVE IT BLANK!)

On my network the third number is "2" and one of my neighbor's is "3" and still another is "47."

While the first two number seem fairly standard the remainder is all over the place.

I would think that the numbers have a meaning but, for internal network purposes, those meanings are pretty much irrelevant.
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