im going to check it out right now, i seriously cant tell you how much i appreciate the extra effort on your part, your incredibly kind to take your free time to help me out in this manor pal. ill check back with you, havent slept yet but im excited to test this out now
*PS* i have seen some of the help you have given to others compared to the actual rokunamed people here, and your assistance isnt read section 4.5 of blah blah, you give legit help no disrespect to the roku team themselves but they have very little interest as it seems in giving such detailed assistance
You're welcome. In Roku's defense - you can probably imagine how many times they get asked for help - they can't possibly be expected to give out much more than they already do. The SDK and example apps and documentation is sufficient to develop most of the necessary pieces to create what you need - these more complete examples simply accelerate the process and take a bit of time to debug into 'releasable' code.
oki fully working sub menus and my videos play back absolutely fine. working perfectly. only thing i noticed is even though i added my images to the images folder and removed yours, the background is a blue header at the top and grey background, despite my images already being layed out a certain way, i looked through the *.brs files to make sure it's not pointing to something different, and i see no details that can explain why this is happening, you have any idea ? thats really the main design features left is the art, and since i have it made already i just wanna see it looking pretty hehe.
hey just checking in again, how would i go about adding "hls" as an option for the menu items i was able to make a rudimentary option with simplevideoplayer example. but that is using appmain.brs and it completely takes over the situation, doesnt the hls function just work when noted as the streaming type, thats whats confusing about it not being an option in the dynamic example you gave me, would be greatful for the help, being able to add menu items as live *.m3u8 playlists (i completely understand the server side and i already configured it and have that all working perfectly, i just would prefer everything be in 1 app instead of having to use 2, so any help would be appreciated bud. Thanks in advance.
one sec im going to give it a try and see if i can do it thanks for the quick response. one quick question though, "and to the parser." presumably you are refering to the:
episode.StreamFormat = "mp4"
are you saying to completely remove this, and just note the stream type in the xml, this part i believe i understand, but the part im not sure i understand is when you say also to add it to the parser, appHomeScreen.brs is where this is located, what else needs to be changed:
Anything in the xml needs to be in the parser routine in your script in order to use it
Function ParseCategoryNode(xml As Object) As dynamic o.Title=validstr(xml.Title.GetText()) 'Give the video icon a name to display on the screen
Without the o.title line your content in the app will not have a title property. You need to add a streamformat property to the parser routine. o.StreamFormat=validstr(xml.StreamFormat.GetText()) 'Give the video a format type value
That will handle your new xml information like you said.