I'm in a tough situation because I have a server with more than enough storage space to do a 24/7 streaming channel, but I am lost without a map when it comes to coding. (I have zero knowledge of HTML or any other form of coding and instanttvchannel.com is almost impossible to work with.) I have much of the steps for the channel ready in Roku Developers, but can't get anything going to create my channel. Is there anyone here with experience with creating 24/7 streaming channels that can help me?
Disclaimer: I am 100% new to this and have little to know understanding of coding so you'll have to be patient with me.
Hi @Spacehog , i saw your earlier post ( august i think ) with almost the same request.
I don't know how to do it to play 24/7 but i know how to make it play couple of hours at the time , after that the user need to click a play button to restart the live streaming. If that is good enough for you i think i can guide you thru the feed setup ( the newbie way)
@Spacehog Unfortunately, you've got a pretty good learning curve ahead of you. I'd suggest you start with the basics by taking a look at Building a Roku Channel. You'll also need to become familiar with the Json syntax for building a feed file.
You don't really need to know HTML to prepare a channel. That's the positive for using Direct Publisher. All you need to do is create a "feed file" that defines your channel.
If you're still struggling with this, you may want to have a look at the FREE software I've made available below in my signature. It includes a "wizard" that walks you through creating feed file items including a live stream.
I've been running an HLS live feed through roku for over 5 years now..
I can tell you this much, you do not need more then a couple gigs of drivespace on the hls server and that is with a full minute of buffering...
I've done live broadcasts from live events as well as prerecorded videos setup in a 24/7 stream using vmix for both..
Personally I think what you should do first is setup a mini channel with a couple videos on it, figure that out and then move up to a live stream...
Using the direct player it is as simply as writting a json file.. Search this forum for sample ones we all have written some for the newbies, cuse the docs are very difficult to follow...
Heres a link to one I posted before:
if you need help with the json I'd be more then happy to help you out, just remember this, KISS --- Keep It Simple Stupid...
get one or to movies working then add other types of content, this way you'll get to understand what you need to do and will be easier to update in the future..
send me a pm with an email addy to get a hold of you and i'll do what I can... Will probably have alot of xtra time now tha talmost everything is shut down.. lol
Good morning all.
I am working on creating a Roku channel for our church's live stream. everything is good except the URL Feed. We use Vimeo to host all of our content to include a library of old messages. right now I'm just concerned with getting the live stream up so our older church congregants can watch with a relatively easy access point. I've been using direct publisher and the Roku integration that vimeo has. As of right now I'm stuck. Any help would be appreciated