I am trying to put all our mp4 files on an in-house server running ubuntu and apache. I don't have DNS configured so I am trying to use the ip of the server along with the subdir the the mp4. e.g. 192.168.0.xxx/FF_Subdir/movie.mp4. Works great from a browser but when trying to add it to myRoku channel-- it doesn't. We are only going to use this in-house and never for public use. I am using the InstantChannel program to create/maintain the channel but wonder if there is some kind of restriction in Roku for using an ip adress instead of a dns name. Miike
Roku does not have an issue using the IP address, I use IP address to access some of my streams but I don't use the InstantChannel site so I have no idea how their channels work. You should email Scott and ask him but it's not an issue with the Roku device.
Try putting http:// in front of the IP address, e.g. http://192.168.0.xxx/FF_Subdir/movie.mp4
There should be no problem streaming from a local private network Apache server as long as the Apache server is configured to support byte-range requests (I think this is included in most default configurations) and the movie.mp4 file is encoded in a Roku-compatible format and bitrate.
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