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Roku Media Player Launch Parameters


Does any one know what the ecp launch params are for the roku media player? I'm trying to pass it a url to play on launch but can't find any documentation. Your help is greatly appriciated. 

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Level 10

Re: Roku Media Player Launch Parameters

Presently there are no ECP launch parameters released for external control.
If it is something you want to automatically start playing and your roku has a USB port, you could put that address in a playlist called autostart.m3u in the root directory of the usb drive.
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Level 8

Re: Roku Media Player Launch Parameters

I second the need for deep linking in the Roku Media Player.

I've built a java service that indexes my UPNP server movies to SOLR and an electron app that reads that SOLR index (quickly!) to display the movie covers on a touchscreen UI.

The last step is to tap the movie you want to watch and have Roku Media Player immediately start playback of the selected movie.

I'm able to launch RMP over http, but it looks like that's the end of the line until deep linking is added.

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Level 8

Re: Roku Media Player Launch Parameters

Well, with the help of the developer documentation, I was able to put together and sideload a prototype brightscript app in about 6 hours that reads contentID/mediaType parameters on launch and starts playback of the media, meeting my requirements.

This was my first Roku app...

So, is the opposition to adding this pretty straightforward functionality to Roku Media Player philosophical?

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Level 21

Re: Roku Media Player Launch Parameters

Ask @RokuChris 

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