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clonemaster
Level 7

[RESOLVED]Help me understand why my video isn't playing

I just created a private channel for my viewing pleasure, but when I try to play the first video it hangs at "Receiving..." I've tried hosting the video files on both my localhost and web server (HostNine) but to no avail.


<!-- categories -->
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
<categories>
<category title="The Twilight Zone (1959)" description="Rod Serling's seminal anthology series" sd_img="http://localhost/roku/artwork/The.Twilight.Zone.(1959).SD.jpg" hd_img="http://localhost/roku/artwork/The.Twilight.Zone.(1959).HD.jpg">
<categoryLeaf title="Season 1" description="This title needs a description" feed="season1.xml" />
</category>
</categories>


<!-- season1.xml -->
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
<feed>
<resultLength>1</resultLength>
<endIndex>1</endIndex>
<item sdImg="http://localhost/roku/artwork/" hdImg="http://localhost/roku/artwork/">
<title>Where Is Everybody? (Season 1, Episode 1)</title>
<contentId>10001</contentId>
<contentType>Talk</contentType>
<contentQuality>SD</contentQuality>
<media>
<streamFormat>mp4</streamFormat>
<streamQuality>SD</streamQuality>
<streamBitrate>1500</streamBitrate>
<streamUrl>http://localhost/roku/video/The.Twilight.Zone.(1959)/The.Twilight.Zone.(1959).S01E01.mp4</streamUrl>
</media>
<synopsis>A man finds himself in a town devoid of people and with no memory of who he is.</synopsis>
<genres>Clip</genres>
<runtime>2102</runtime>
</item>
</feed>


Please help! My wife is getting angry that I've spent so much time on this.

https://owner.roku.com/add/CQTGF
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9 Replies
destruk
Level 10

Re: Help me understand why my video isn't playing

Does any message show up in the diagnostic screen when you try to start playback?
telnet ipaddressofroku 8085
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TheEndless
Level 9

Re: Help me understand why my video isn't playing

"destruk" wrote:
Does any message show up in the diagnostic screen when you try to start playback?
telnet ipaddressofroku 8080

Psst.. 8085 Smiley Wink
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destruk
Level 10

Re: Help me understand why my video isn't playing

ergh...corrected...been a long day of editing xml... Smiley Happy
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clonemaster
Level 7

Re: Help me understand why my video isn't playing

Here is what I have...


joshua@ubuntu:~$ telnet 192.168.2.4 8085
Trying 192.168.2.4...
Connected to 192.168.2.4.
Escape character is '^]'.
0
------ Running ------
created feed connection for http://joshua.mallory.com/roku/xml/categories.xml
url: http://joshua.mallory.com/roku/xml/categories.xml
Took: 85ms
Parse Took: 2ms
begin category node parsing
number of categories: 1
ParseCategoryNode: category
category: The Twilight Zone (1959) | Rod Serling's seminal anthology series
categoryLeaf: Season 1 [This title needs a description]
ParseCategoryNode: categoryLeaf
added new child node
Traversing: 9ms
showHomeScreen | msg = | index = 0
list item selected | index = 0
created feed connection for season1.xml
url: season1.xml
Request Time: 231
Can't parse feed
showPosterScreen | msg = | index = 0
------ Running ------
created feed connection for http://joshua.mallory.com/roku/xml/categories.xml
url: http://joshua.mallory.com/roku/xml/categories.xml
Took: 154ms
Parse Took: 2ms
begin category node parsing
number of categories: 1
ParseCategoryNode: category
category: The Twilight Zone (1959) | Rod Serling's seminal anthology series
categoryLeaf: Season 1 [This title needs a description]
ParseCategoryNode: categoryLeaf
added new child node
Traversing: 9ms
------ Running ------
created feed connection for http://joshua.mallory.com/roku/xml/categories.xml
url: http://joshua.mallory.com/roku/xml/categories.xml
Took: 63ms
Parse Took: 1ms
begin category node parsing
number of categories: 1
ParseCategoryNode: category
category: The Twilight Zone (1959) | Rod Serling's seminal anthology series
categoryLeaf: Season 1 [This title needs a description]
ParseCategoryNode: categoryLeaf
added new child node
Traversing: 16ms
showHomeScreen | msg = | index = 0
list item selected | index = 0
created feed connection for season1.xml
url: season1.xml
Request Time: 240
Can't parse feed
showPosterScreen | msg = | index = 0
------ Running ------
created feed connection for http://joshua.mallory.com/roku/xml/categories.xml
url: http://joshua.mallory.com/roku/xml/categories.xml
Took: 127ms
Parse Took: 3ms
begin category node parsing
number of categories: 1
ParseCategoryNode: category
category: The Twilight Zone (1959) | Rod Serling's seminal anthology series
categoryLeaf: Season 1 [This title needs a description]
ParseCategoryNode: categoryLeaf
added new child node
Traversing: 8ms
showHomeScreen | msg = | index = 0
list item selected | index = 0
created feed connection for season1.xml
url: season1.xml
Request Time: 241
Can't parse feed
showPosterScreen | msg = | index = 0
------ Running ------
created feed connection for http://joshua.mallory.com/roku/xml/categories.xml
url: http://joshua.mallory.com/roku/xml/categories.xml
Took: 161ms
Parse Took: 2ms
begin category node parsing
number of categories: 1
ParseCategoryNode: category
category: The Twilight Zone (1959) | Rod Serling's seminal anthology series
categoryLeaf: Season 1 [This title needs a description]
ParseCategoryNode: categoryLeaf
added new child node
Traversing: 9ms
showHomeScreen | msg = | index = 0
list item selected | index = 0
created feed connection for season1.xml
url: season1.xml
Request Time: 321
Can't parse feed
showPosterScreen | msg = | index = 0
showHomeScreen | msg = | index = 0
list item selected | index = 0
created feed connection for season1.xml
url: season1.xml
Request Time: 277
Can't parse feed
showPosterScreen | msg = | index = 0
------ Running ------
created feed connection for http://joshua.mallory.com/roku/xml/categories.xml
url: http://joshua.mallory.com/roku/xml/categories.xml
Took: 243ms
Parse Took: 2ms
begin category node parsing
number of categories: 1
ParseCategoryNode: category
category: The Twilight Zone (1959) | Rod Serling's seminal anthology series
categoryLeaf: Season 1 [This title needs a description]
ParseCategoryNode: categoryLeaf
added new child node
Traversing: 10ms
showHomeScreen | msg = | index = 0
list item selected | index = 0
created feed connection for season1.xml
url: season1.xml
Request Time: 263
Can't parse feed
showPosterScreen | msg = | index = 0
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renojim
Level 21

Re: Help me understand why my video isn't playing

The "Can't parse feed" is your problem. Maybe you should post the XML.

-JT
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clonemaster
Level 7

Re: Help me understand why my video isn't playing

"renojim" wrote:
The "Can't parse feed" is your problem. Maybe you should post the XML.

-JT


Yeah I saw that too but can't find any problems with the XML. I included my code in the first post.
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RokuChris
Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: Help me understand why my video isn't playing

"clonemaster" wrote:
created feed connection for season1.xml


I'm pretty sure you need to give it a complete URL as the value of the feed attribute.
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clonemaster
Level 7

Re: Help me understand why my video isn't playing

"RokuChris" wrote:

I'm pretty sure you need to give it a complete URL as the value of the feed attribute.


You're right, FIXED!
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clonemaster
Level 7

Re: [RESOLVED]Help me understand why my video isn't playing

Thanks to everyone for their help!
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