I've recently built a Roku channel to work as a showroom display to stream videos of products continuously. The problem I'm facing is buffering between videos. Is there any remedy to this solution? Can I begin to preload a video before the current one ends?
The current method for video delivery is a JSON object that contains URL links to a GCS.
Re: How to prevent channel buffer between video load
No, you can't do that, A Roku has only 1 stream processing system, so it can't be dealing with 2 simultaneous streams.
You could load all the HLS M3U8's, create a single M3U8 for all of them as a single stream using the various TS files, save it online (or in tmp: if you set up an internal socket server) and stream from it. You might have to use the M3U8 discontinuity flags of the TS's come from various sources.