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elio2001
Level 7

Re: Roku Connect - New Channel to Stream From Computer to Ro

This is the exactly debug while running roconnect.

------ Running ------
created feed connection for http://192.168.1.57/roku/xml/playlist.xml
url: http://192.168.1.57/roku/xml/playlist.xml
Took: 230ms
Parse Took: 1ms
begin category node parsing
number of categories: 1
ParseCategoryNode: category
category: All Movies |
categoryLeaf: All Movies [A list of the entire movie collection]
ParseCategoryNode: categoryLeaf
added new child node
Traversing: 9ms
*** ERROR: Missing or invalid PHY
*** ERROR: Missing or invalid PHY

Cheers
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grim107
Level 7

Re: Roku Connect - New Channel to Stream From Computer to Ro

Your channel looks very interesting and useful. For the last few months, I've been using MyMedia, which has been very difficult.

Is this channel currently, and if so, will it remain free? Any information would be appreciated.
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saulpower
Level 7

Re: Roku Connect - New Channel to Stream From Computer to Ro

My plans are to keep the channel free forever and keep developing it. It's more of a fun side project for me that I do in my personal time. I may charge for the Android app down the road, but for the initial release it will be free. I'm not really out to make money on this, just learn and provide something useful to the community. More info at http://www.ro-connect.com/
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grim107
Level 7

Re: Roku Connect - New Channel to Stream From Computer to Ro

"saulpower" wrote:
My plans are to keep the channel free forever and keep developing it. It's more of a fun side project for me that I do in my personal time. I may charge for the Android app down the road, but for the initial release it will be free. I'm not really out to make money on this, just learn and provide something useful to the community. More info at http://www.rokuconnect.com/


I'm getting the following message when I go to localhost/roku

"( ! ) Fatal error: Call to undefined function socket_create() in C:\wamp\www\roku\classes\scan.class.php on line 34
Call Stack
# Time Memory Function Location
1 0.0258 382080 {main}( ) ..\index.php:0
2 0.1528 1625592 scan->__construct( ) ..\index.php:14
3 0.1529 1625592 scan->findRoku( ) ..\scan.class.php:19"

Any help with this would be appreciated.

I was also wondering if someone can answer a question I have. I keep my TV shows and Movies in their own folders (ie "...iTunes Media/Movies" and "iTunes Media/TV Shows".) Am I able to set the video directory to just the iTunes Media folder and then browse the subdirectories? I'd rather not move around my entire collection.

Also, are there any plans to allow one to stream music to the roku?
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saulpower
Level 7

Re: Roku Connect - New Channel to Stream From Computer to Ro

Check the known errors page on the roConnect Google Group first. That may get you up and running, if not become a member of the group and post your problema and I will get on it asap! Music streaming and picture sharing are part of future releases, once I get the video component nailed down solid.
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y0himba
Level 7

Re: Roku Connect - New Channel to Stream From Computer to Ro

Just joined your beta, looking forward to trying this out. Hopefully this will develop to a point where it is like Orb (http://corp.orb.com/) and will easily stream to all my devices. It would eliminate the need for me to run 2 different server softwares.
-http://www.y0himba.net
'Gonads are useful for their purpose, but they are no substitute for brains.' -Paul Harvey
'Welcome iClones, to the iDiocracy.' -y0himba
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saulpower
Level 7

Re: Roku Connect - New Channel to Stream From Computer to Ro

My Android app for roConnect is finally completed and is ready to be released. I will be releasing the app on the android marketplace in the next two weeks. The android app includes a media player so you have access to all your videos on the roConnect server, a Roku remote so you can remotely control your Roku Player, and a new feature called "roPush". roPush allows you to "push" the movie from your Android phone and resume playing at the exact spot on the roConnect channel on your Roku Player. You can see some updated screenshots of the app on the roConnect Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=186947194676928&aid=40849. Check out http://www.ro-connect.com for more information and updates.

-Saul
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kaisho1968
Level 7

Re: Roku Connect - New Channel to Stream From Computer to Ro

How do you install RoConnect? Can anyone help? I must need more indepth instructions (sorry). ...but I went to roconnect.com and downloaded the .zip file but ran into difficulty unzipping. then when I was able to unzip the file there was no .exe file to execute and run from desktop (laptop actually). am I missing something? this doesn't seem to be your typical file that you download and then install?

I've found videos on youtube.com that clearly show a roku connect gui interface which talks about it being easy to use to push vids from pc to roku device (looks like Vuse) but haven't been able to find any .exe file. thanks!
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y0himba
Level 7

Re: Roku Connect - New Channel to Stream From Computer to Ro

I think the problem with this software is again, you need to run a server on your computer, set that server up yourself, and then transcode your media. Too much bother and not easy for users who are not computer friendly.

An optimal solution would be to create a channel like Orb which does all the work for you. Just add folders and go. Orb has a web interface, go to http://mycast.orb.com using your login and password, and poof, everything you have is there and playable on any device.
-http://www.y0himba.net
'Gonads are useful for their purpose, but they are no substitute for brains.' -Paul Harvey
'Welcome iClones, to the iDiocracy.' -y0himba
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saulpower
Level 7

Re: Roku Connect - New Channel to Stream From Computer to Ro

It's true Orb may be simpler to set up at the moment, but roConnect is still starting out and anything can happen. If anything you get exposed to some technology that you might now and you are all the wiser for doing so. Sometimes it's fun to get your hands dirty. Anyways, roConnect is a project by me, a one man shop, whereas Orb is a company with many professionals. It probably is better because I have limited time, but what I do is fun and I can see my software becoming better than theirs someday. So check it out and you won't be disappointed with where it ends up.
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