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Play local videos in roVideoScreen/roVIdeoPlayer

Is it possible to store HD videos in the app itself, making a folder named videos in the app, and play them in roku 3 video player? I mean just for the testing purpose , not releasing the app in the roku app store.
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belltown
Level 7

Re: Play local videos in roVideoScreen/roVIdeoPlayer

Even if it were theoretically possible, you'd have a hard time fitting an HD video, even after zipping, into the 2MB package size that you're limited to. For testing purposes, why don't you just install a free web server, like Apache, on your computer that can serve up the videos.
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destruk
Level 10

Re: Play local videos in roVideoScreen/roVIdeoPlayer

It would be possible to play a video from USB - a few people hooked up USB hard drives to their roku and used the USB channel app to play them that way.
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Re: Play local videos in roVideoScreen/roVIdeoPlayer

Thanx beltown, will try that, if that is actually possible, it would really help me to test the app that I am developing. Smiley Very Happy
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NewManLiving
Level 7

Re: Play local videos in roVideoScreen/roVIdeoPlayer

Or you could get an Amazon s3 account which is free for what you are doing. Until you have a volume of users downloading you will pay probably less than a dollar a month. That combined with the free s3 browser (pro version is 30 bucks well worth it). You will have a good testing environment. S3 can remain your content delivery if you feel that it's adequate
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