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Pete_Nice
Level 7

what kind of set up would be best?

I'm thinking about creating a Roku channel. And I'm wondering how powerful my computer has to be to stream videos. Do I have to have the top of the line PC tower? Or can I use a chromebook?

Sorry if my question sounds dumb. I'm very new to all this.

Thank you.
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Pete_Nice
Level 7

Re: what kind of set up would be best?

Ok then, what kind of set up do you use to run your channel?
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EnTerr
Level 8

Re: what kind of set up would be best?

Roku channel apps do not run on other devices but only on a proper Roku player (there is no emulator). All you need for developments is
  • a text editor (recommended: with syntax highlighting mode for BASIC/VB/VBScript)

  • ability to create ZIP archives

  • web browser to upload app bundle to the player, as well as use minimal admin interface

  • telnet client to connect to Roku's debug console, as well as keygen

  • (desirable) to be able to run scripts or makefile, as not to do packaging and upload from above manually

That's it. A very low-end computer will do.
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Komag
Level 9

Re: what kind of set up would be best?

I think he means to actually host the videos and stream them uploading from his PC at home, and if that's the case, then I have no idea what you would need to make that work well. I think most people use outside video hosting, like Vimeo or Amazon S3
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EnTerr
Level 8

Re: what kind of set up would be best?

OIC. Can a ChromeBook run a web server? If so, that should do. Assuming lappy is on the same LAN and there will be only 1 Roku client. Even iOS and Android devices can stream video, ref. "Roku" remote app
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