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myautodj
Reel Rookie

About the Sample Apps in Github

Hi can someone help I'm just looking for a simple basic sample app for streaming a single m3u8 station, all the packages in Github are years outdated and full of errors before you even make any changes

 

So you have to go through each error found with little results in Google, these forums. or anywhere really, it's all years outdated

Have tried several in the Roku sample apps for Github all have some type of error.

 

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Kosso1
Reel Rookie

Re: About the Sample Apps in Github

Agreed.  It sounds like you're having the same experience as me, as a newcomer to Roku. 

Hunting the reference documentation (or Googling) for examples of what should be the most basic functionality requirements for a TV app is 'exhausting' to say the least. 

It's taken me days to just get a RowList to display content from a simple JSON feed containing categories and items within them. Even that came from an old random Github repo. And I still have absolutely no clue how to play the videos the items point to.  😬

Like you, I also need to simply need to have a "Watch Now" button at the top of the screen to play a live HLS stream.


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Baradanikto
Roku Guru

Re: About the Sample Apps in Github

You may want to have a look at the Wizard software I wrote to make the transition from Direct Publisher to SceneGraph seamless.  It's in my signature below.

FREE Windows desktop software for converting Direct Publisher channels to SceneGraph (SDK), for creating BIF (Trick Play) files, Roku (MRSS, JSON) feed files, and FireTV feed files @ GitHub/rrirower.
myautodj
Reel Rookie

Re: About the Sample Apps in Github

I ended up giving up and just using https://www.instanttvchannel.com/ which makes it very easy however you have limitations and they show their company logo but it works!

 

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Kosso1
Reel Rookie

Re: About the Sample Apps in Github

I have been persevering with the samples out there and have made a lot more progress in my app. 

I also found that asking ChatGPT about some things was very useful indeed!  
It didn't always get things right, but 'we' eventually learned enough to build the main core of the app I need to build.