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More live news feeds needed!

Postby sensel » Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:19 am

The only live news feed on Roku seems to be Al Jazeera.

However, there is a live news feed of CNN International on justin.tv one can watch on a computer. Also, ustream has a number of channels on it that are news related. Including a live NHK World live feed in English.

Why can't we have at least ONE decent and hopefully somewhat impartial* 24 hour news channel on the Roku?

Roku, please cut a deal with CNN International or BBC or Sky News to carry a live news feed in English!

(*IMHO there is no impartial news anymore but the BBC or CNN International seem to come closest.)
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Re: More live news feeds needed!

Postby kc8pql » Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:25 am

Both the BBC Live and CNN International live feeds are available in NowhereTV.
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http://thenowhereman.com/roku/
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Re: More live news feeds needed!

Postby stratcat96 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:27 am

sensel wrote:The only live news feed on Roku seems to be Al Jazeera.

However, there is a live news feed of CNN International on justin.tv one can watch on a computer. Also, ustream has a number of channels on it that are news related. Including a live NHK World live feed in English.

Why can't we have at least ONE decent and hopefully somewhat impartial* 24 hour news channel on the Roku?

Roku, please cut a deal with CNN International or BBC or Sky News to carry a live news feed in English!

(*IMHO there is no impartial news anymore but the BBC or CNN International seem to come closest.)



Besides all the live channels that are in Nowheretv, there are also standalone channels for AlJazeera, RT America, RT English, CNN International, and BBC....

You should look at the private channel database http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/RokuDigitalVideoPlayer/
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Re: More live news feeds needed!

Postby socantra » Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:23 am

the justintv Roku channel also has live feeds of MSNBC, CNN(US), FOX and CNBC in their news section
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Re: More live news feeds needed!

Postby jochoa » Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:08 pm

socantra wrote:the justintv Roku channel also has live feeds of MSNBC, CNN(US), FOX and CNBC in their news section


Thats currently the best way to access live news feeds. Add the private channel Justin Tv. Go through their menu click on news and favorite the cnn live feed the msnbc live feed. There is none for Fox news except a couple of streamers who stream other stuff have it on Fox news a good amount of their stream time.
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Re: More live news feeds needed!

Postby manoflinux » Sat May 14, 2011 6:51 am

http://www.flumotion.com/demosite/webm/
this is a hls stream of skynews. can someone make a channel for this?


Container: WebM
Video Codec: VP8
Audio Codec: Vorbis
Bitrate: 464 kbps
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Re: More live news feeds needed!

Postby stratcat96 » Sat May 14, 2011 7:34 am

those are not codecs or containers Roku can handle.
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Re: More live news feeds needed!

Postby RokuChris » Sat May 14, 2011 8:52 am

manoflinux wrote:http://www.flumotion.com/demosite/webm/
this is a hls stream of skynews. can someone make a channel for this?


That's not HLS. I don't know much about WebM, but it must have its own non-hls live streaming mechanism.
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Re: More live news feeds needed!

Postby manoflinux » Sat May 14, 2011 9:49 am

i know they are not. I was talking about someone setting up a transcode of the feed. when I get around to it I will have VLC do it. wether or not it will be a public feed depends.
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Re: More live news feeds needed!

Postby manoflinux » Sat May 14, 2011 9:50 am

but its funny that a box that runs linux has no support for those free codecs
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Re: More live news feeds needed!

Postby stratcat96 » Sat May 14, 2011 9:58 am

manoflinux wrote:i know they are not. I was talking about someone setting up a transcode of the feed. when I get around to it I will have VLC do it. wether or not it will be a public feed depends.



With all due respect, you asked if someone could put together a channel for it and that would require it to be in the proper format. A transcode would, as you know, require intervention by a computer to then stream. That's not really creating a channel for "Skynews" that's creating a transcoding channel, which there are already a few. At the very least that's creating a plugin for one of the channels to handle that container/codec
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Re: More live news feeds needed!

Postby gonzotek » Sat May 14, 2011 10:14 am

manoflinux wrote:but its funny that a box that runs linux has no support for those free codecs

No, it isn't. Webm was introduced May 19, 2010. Less than 12 months ago. Roku was introduced in 2008, with its most recent box introduced in Sept. 2010. Roku decodes video via dedicated, specialized hardware; new codecs can't be introduced via software, as the general purpose CPU and ram are inadequate for the task. The first hardware chip capable of decoding 1080p webm wasn't introduced until January 2011. Maybe someday.
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Re: More live news feeds needed!

Postby -LD » Sat May 14, 2011 10:34 am

There currently isn't a single hardware decoder for WebM. It's another failed Google concept.
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Re: More live news feeds needed!

Postby kc8pql » Sat May 14, 2011 10:45 am

manoflinux wrote:but its funny that a box that runs linux has no support for those free codecs

Suggest you all just ignore him. He's trolling again.
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Re: More live news feeds needed!

Postby stratcat96 » Sat May 14, 2011 10:51 am

kc8pql wrote:Suggest you all just ignore him. He's trolling again.

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