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Multiple video files with different qualities

Hello everyone,

Does anyone know if Roku requires channel owners to provide different video files (different resolutions) depending on the users internet connection bandwidth?

Thanks in advance
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Re: Multiple video files with different qualities

No, that isn't a requirement in any form.
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Re: Multiple video files with different qualities

That is very good. I was getting worried :mrgreen:
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Re: Multiple video files with different qualities

It's not a requirement, but the Component Reference roVideoScreen documentation does recommend:

The preferred implementation should provide multiple bitrates (ideally four) of video to provide a high quality user experience under a variety of network conditions. Using the StreamBitrates and StreamURLs provided in the content meta-data for the item, the roVideoScreen will automatically monitor and select the best stream based on the users measured bandwidth. If network performance changes, the system will adapt and rebuffer to stream at a different bandwidth if necessary.
https://github.com/belltown/
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