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BigJ
Level 7

How to display a flash video in private channel?

I just created a private channel using the tool in instanttvchannel.com in which the channel content is a flash video hosted on ESPN. The problem is that I can't view the video, forgot the exact message when I pressed play. Outside of roku I can view the video on PC so I don't have permission problem. What might cause this? Does the content have to be mp4? If so, how to pick up the live stream?

Any thoughts on this? Please help.
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kc8pql
Level 8

Re: How to display a flash video in private channel?

Roku doesn't support Flash.
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gonzotek
Level 8

Re: How to display a flash video in private channel?

Roku only supports a small number of video formats. Flash video (flv) isn't one of them.
http://sdkdocs.roku.com/display/sdkdoc/Encoding+Guide

For live streams, Roku supports HLS and Microsoft Smooth Streaming.
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destruk
Level 10

Re: How to display a flash video in private channel?

If you have a video camera (like a minicaster -- http://minicaster.com/ ) then you can point it at the computer, send it to a wowza server and use roku to view whatever you want.
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