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pyelagin
Level 7

roVideoPlayer does not like some m3u8 files

Hi Everyone,

I'm trying to resolve particular issue where roVideoPlayer for some reason does not play some .m3u8 files... Here is to examples:

This file works:

http://playertest.longtailvideo.com/ada ... ylist.m3u8

This one does not:

http://d1musuutpb8y4q.cloudfront.net/Te ... _av-p.m3u8

Can it be video encoding issue?

Thanks,

Peter
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TheEndless
Level 7

Re: roVideoPlayer does not like some m3u8 files

The second is an MP4, not an .m3u8, so your StreamFormat should be set to "mp4". If it's set to "hls" that could explain why it doesn't play.
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pyelagin
Level 7

Re: roVideoPlayer does not like some m3u8 files

Sorry made a mistake since I've been trying to figure it out all day... Edited my prev. post... Here are 2 files again

works

liveURL = "http://playertest.longtailvideo.com/adaptive/captions/playlist.m3u8

does not work

liveURL = "http://d1musuutpb8y4q.cloudfront.net/Test/index_678_av-p.m3u8

Than you
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TheEndless
Level 7

Re: roVideoPlayer does not like some m3u8 files

It looks like the second one requires some sort of authentication. I get 403 errors when requesting the individual segments.
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pyelagin
Level 7

Re: roVideoPlayer does not like some m3u8 files

Ok this one plays in Safari...

http://livestream-f.akamaihd.net/i/4434 ... _av-p.m3u8

does not play on Roku
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TheEndless
Level 7

Re: roVideoPlayer does not like some m3u8 files

That one also gives me a 403. I'm guessing you're logged in somewhere in Safari, which is allowing you to play it there.
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pyelagin
Level 7

Re: roVideoPlayer does not like some m3u8 files

It was client's video... They moved it off the server since they are very particular about they content... I will post another one once get new once from them since it's only they m3u8s that do not work...
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matrixebiz
Level 7

Re: roVideoPlayer does not like some m3u8 files

where can I download roVideoPlayer?
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Komag
Level 9

Re: roVideoPlayer does not like some m3u8 files

https://developer.roku.com/developer, download SDK, it's in there somewhere in examples (IIRC)
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matrixebiz
Level 7

Re: roVideoPlayer does not like some m3u8 files

Oh, you are referring to the Roku VideoPlayer folder package for making your own channel. I though "roVideoPlayer" is a specific channel to download already created in the Channel Store.
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