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Level 7

Re: New Update and m3u8 streams

I found the answer to the issue. Just change the way HLS is representing itself and it works like a charm.
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Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: New Update and m3u8 streams

What do you mean?

- Joel
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Level 7

Re: New Update and m3u8 streams

Hi davidmajors

can you give me an example of you mean by changing the hls is representing itself.
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Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: New Update and m3u8 streams

Please, all folks reporting an issue with HLS streaming - the URL's that I passed on to our video engineer last night are not causing any problems. He is testing on a Roku3. Can each of you having a problem dropbox me a link, via private message, a .zip file of a channel that reproduces your issue?

My best guess is that this issue may have something to do with metadata in the array you are passing of video information, since the streams themselves don't cause reboots on the 6.1 firmware release.

- Joel
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Level 7

Re: New Update and m3u8 streams

Just re-wrap the meta data and your issue will be fixed with BUILD 5517. Please see my next posting on the next page.
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Level 7

Re: New Update and m3u8 streams

Thanks davidmajors. Can you give me an example of re-wrapping the metadata
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Level 7

Re: New Update and m3u8 streams

Here is how you can fix the crash issue: Just place your current stream address.m3u8 and create a blank notepad file and put that address in there and name that file mystream.m3u8 and put that file on your server. In your roku xml file place the previous stream address to this newly created file like: http://yourserveripaddress/hls/mystream.m3u8. The reason is Build 5177 does not like some m3u8 urls and is picky. So you can fix it by doing the way I just explained. It fixed the crash and channels will playback without any issue. This is always a good idea when you have a long URL address. Just make it as simple as possible.
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Level 8

Re: New Update and m3u8 streams

when I put the url in mystream.m3u8
https://ott.totalplay.com.mx:443/TPHLSWeb/M3U8LiveFile?format=2&profile=1&lan=2&rows=40&f=.m3u8

the roku not restart , but does not play anything

this is mi file m3u8 url
http://5.79.75.90/channels/azteca.m3u8
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Level 7

Re: New Update and m3u8 streams

It will not fix issue since it has to generate from Streamign software and it will not take http from files.
It will not work for authentication.
All m3u8 are screwed up....
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Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: New Update and m3u8 streams

set your bitrate to 0 and see if that fixes it.

- Joel
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