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Re: My Media - Your Music and Video on the Roku DVP

"emitch" wrote:
update -- Sorry, you were right again. Wrong path (minor error). Now my photos and music folders appear, and filled with my stuff!

Thanks for helping a newbie, non-developer limp my way through this. Great channel application!


No problem! Thanks for sticking with it. It's feedback like this that really helps us make things better.
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Re: My Media - Your Music and Video on the Roku DVP

I've been fighting with trying to install this for the past 6 hours, and no luck so far. I'm using Windows7.

1. I've added MyMedia as a channel to my Roku.
2. I've gone to http://rokumm.appspot.com/ and submitted the 4 letter code given to me by the Roku.
3. I've downloaded & installed python-2.6.6 into C:\Python26
4. I've downloaded & installed PIL-1.1.7.win32-py2.6
5. I've downloaded & unzipped "netguy204-roku_media_server-9ee029e" into C:\Roku
6. I've tried running "mymedia.bat", and I get
warning: this server has not completed rendezvous
http://0.0.0.0:8001/

This is where I get stuck and can't figure out how to connect to my Roku to upload the client information & setup the server. Please help!

Thanks in advance.
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Re: My Media - Your Music and Video on the Roku DVP

"Darrigaaz" wrote:
I've been fighting with trying to install this for the past 6 hours, and no luck so far. I'm using Windows7.

1. I've added MyMedia as a channel to my Roku.
2. I've gone to http://rokumm.appspot.com/ and submitted the 4 letter code given to me by the Roku.
3. I've downloaded & installed python-2.6.6 into C:\Python26
4. I've downloaded & installed PIL-1.1.7.win32-py2.6
5. I've downloaded & unzipped "netguy204-roku_media_server-9ee029e" into C:\Roku
6. I've tried running "mymedia.bat", and I get
warning: this server has not completed rendezvous
http://0.0.0.0:8001/

This is where I get stuck and can't figure out how to connect to my Roku to upload the client information & setup the server. Please help!

Thanks in advance.


I'm not exactly sure what's going on, but try...
1. close server
2. get new code from roku channel
3. re-enter code at http://rokumm.appspot.com/
4. start server again
5. proceed to configure server (http://127.0.0.1:8001/)

If it still doesn't work, try...
1. temporarily disable your firewall
2. repeat stop 1-5 above

If the second solution works your firewall may be blocking the server. I'm using Vista and a firewall 'unblock/keep blocking python' message popped up for me the first time I started the server.
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Re: My Media - Your Music and Video on the Roku DVP

You're almost there!

http://rokumm.appspot.com/walkthrough

After you run mymedia.bat you've finished step #3 and your server is running (the text you posted is evidence of that) and you're on to step #4. The window with that text you posted will stay open for as long as your server is running. It's fine to minimize it. You just need to click on the link given at step 4 and continue with the instructions.

(Summarized from the link above, click here and enter your code again and your channel will activate.)
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Re: My Media - Your Music and Video on the Roku DVP

Is there any plan for srt subtitle support? I think the roku box can do it now. I like my Korean dramas!

I thought I remembered renojim saying something about it, but I just tried a video/srt set and the subtitles didn't show.
Roku 3 (4230X) / 42" Sharp LED 1080p HDTV / RadioShack Amplified Indoor Antenna
Roku SE (2710X) / 25" Sharp SDTV / GE Indoor Antenna
ATT Uverse 18.0 Mbps / Motorola NVG589 Gateway
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Re: My Media - Your Music and Video on the Roku DVP

Funny you should ask about SRT support. I just spent a frustrating couple of hours trying to get subtitles I downloaded to display over a video I wanted to watch. The Roku seems to be even more picky about SRT files than it is about video files. I have gotten it to work with some files, so I know it's possible, but I don't know what's wrong with the file I just downloaded.

Anyway...

el.wubo, I hate to keep hacking around in the sever code. If you could add a check for a .srt file that goes with the video file (i.e., same name as the video file but with .srt extension) and then add a 'SubtitleUrl' entry to the XML that's returned for items in video directories it would make my life easier. I've already added the mime-type for .srt files in the changed common.py file I submitted with the fixes for v2.7 of the firmware. I could probably accomplish the same thing on the client side by trying to copy the file to the Roku's tmp device, but the other way seems cleaner.

-JT
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Re: My Media - Your Music and Video on the Roku DVP

"renojim" wrote:
If you could add a check for a .srt file that goes with the video file (i.e., same name as the video file but with .srt extension) and then add a 'SubtitleUrl' entry to the XML that's returned for items in video directories it would make my life easier.
-JT


Jim, I've implemented the server-side support you spec'd. Grab it here. Email me the channel side when you're ready. Everyone else, no need to update your server till Jim adds the channel-side support. We'll roll out an update when it's time.
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Re: My Media - Your Music and Video on the Roku DVP

Hello all,

I did a search on the thread for support/installation instructions for Ubuntu Server, but have had no luck so far. I am running a headless server with Ubuntu Server 10.10 Lucid. I have some attached storage holding my movies and music, but I can't get the server started. I can't get springboard going for some reason, even though my version of Python is up to date. Without the aid of a GUI, I assume there are .conf files that I can edit to point the server at the correct directories. Any suggestions are very much appreciated. Thank you!

Jeff
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Re: My Media - Your Music and Video on the Roku DVP

"JSickle" wrote:
Hello all,

I did a search on the thread for support/installation instructions for Ubuntu Server, but have had no luck so far. I am running a headless server with Ubuntu Server 10.10 Lucid. I have some attached storage holding my movies and music, but I can't get the server started. I can't get springboard going for some reason, even though my version of Python is up to date. Without the aid of a GUI, I assume there are .conf files that I can edit to point the server at the correct directories. Any suggestions are very much appreciated. Thank you!

Jeff


The instructions at the top of this thread should work perfect in a headless configuration. That's actually how I run mine. The instructions you were following are outdated since we don't use springboard anymore. Try the private channel install procedure at the top of this thread.

Where did you find the instructions that you followed? I've been trying to update all of the copies but I may have missed one.
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Re: My Media - Your Music and Video on the Roku DVP

Jeff,

To add to what Brian said, follow the instructions here. You shouldn't need to run springboard. If you've downloaded the latest version of the server, you can start it with 'python mymedia.py' on your server and then browse to the IP address of your headless server, port 8001 (e.g., http://192.168.1.100:8001) to configure directories and such.

-JT
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