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kidcohen
Level 7

DeveloperSDK Download Issues

I have downloaded the RokuSDK and unzipped the file, but it is set for windows 32bit and the computer I use is a windows 64bit and it will only open quickly then close. What can I do so I can start developing Roku channels for channels I operate outside of Roku?
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Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: DeveloperSDK Download Issues

Hi,

Our SDK doesn't care what version of windows you use. The SDK is really just a collection of example files that you load on your Roku. All code compilation and execution is done inside the Roku device, not on your computer.

There are a few binaries there like BifTool.exe but that is for creating images to show while fast-forwarding through movies, and is not really required for your channel.

Just look in RokuSDK\examples\source for example source code.

- Joel
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belltown
Level 7

Re: DeveloperSDK Download Issues

"kidcohen" wrote:
I have downloaded the RokuSDK and unzipped the file, but it is set for windows 32bit and the computer I use is a windows 64bit and it will only open quickly then close. What can I do so I can start developing Roku channels for channels I operate outside of Roku?

What do you mean "it is set for windows 32bit", and where are you getting this information? It shouldn't make any difference whether you're on a 32-bit or 64-bit Windows OS. Which version of WIndows are you using, and how did you un-zip the file? And what is it you are trying to open, the top-level un-zipped RokuSDK directory, or a particular file/folder within the directory, and what program are you trying to open it with?

I just downloaded and un-zipped it on my 64-bit WIndows 7 machine using Windows Explorer (right-click>Extract All...>Extract, and everything appears okay).

The only consideration I'm aware of with the SDK and Windows is that the un-zipped folder contains some subfolders and files within that are set to read-only mode, so before doing anything with them, reset the read-only attribute of the top-level RokuSDK folder using Windows Explorer: right-click>Properties>click on the Read Only box to clear it>click OK>click Apply changes to this folder, subfolders and files>click OK.
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