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nithyaak
Level 7

running text display

Hi,
is it possible to display a running text in Roku? the one similar to the news channel at the bottom that texts runs from right to left? is it doable in roku?

Thanks
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dcrandall
Level 7

Re: running text display

I believe there's a customizable video player 'roVideoPlayer'. Your best bet, I would think, is to encode that into a video stream.
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nithyaak
Level 7

Re: running text display

thanks. I don't want to encode it into the video stream. basically i want to frequently query (e.g. RSS news feed) and get the latest news feed and would like to display as a rolling text. Not quite sure how can i do that?
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TheEndless
Level 7

Re: running text display

"nithyaak" wrote:
thanks. I don't want to encode it into the video stream. basically i want to frequently query (e.g. RSS news feed) and get the latest news feed and would like to display as a rolling text. Not quite sure how can i do that?

As dcrandall mentioned, you'd need to write a custom video player using roVideoPlayer and roScreen. Not a small task, if you want to support onscreen controls and trick play.
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Komag
Level 9

Re: running text display

If you want to have a video and add text to the bottom of it, that's advanced stuff. If you're just talking about having text on some screen that is not a video screen and there no video in sight, that's more approachable but still fully custom and not easy work.

Maybe drawText() to a very wide but short region, then gradually offset the region to a certain portion of the screen, then rinse and repeat.
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nithyaak
Level 7

Re: running text display

Thanks for the responses and suggestion. I will spend some time to write the custom video player as suggested and see if i can achieve what i wanted.
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