Hulu on Roku - Adjusting Stream Quality

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Hulu on Roku - Adjusting Stream Quality

Postby film fan » Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:10 am

Hi

some users still have a data cap so a speed adjust option like hulu has on the wii and WD player would be nice

the roku hidden speed menu does not work nor does setting the Roku to 16:9 rather than 720 or 1080
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Re: Hulu on Roku - Adjusting Stream Quality

Postby FX4 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:16 am

If you create a Hulu account and go into account then privacy & settings you can set the stream rate. I used to do this when I was on a 1Mbps connection via my cell phone. It works well.
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Re: Hulu on Roku - Adjusting Stream Quality

Postby film fan » Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:57 am

FX4 wrote:If you create a Hulu account and go into account then privacy & settings you can set the stream rate. I used to do this when I was on a 1Mbps connection via my cell phone. It works well.


Thanks for your answer but I had a go at that but it only affects streaming through the on line player, via the roku it runs at full speed

The Hulu WD player has a place in the toolbar to select speed but in the Roku it is missing

The only way I can think of is to stream to the roku via playon but the picture is not as good and I don't want a PC running just to view Hulu on my Roku
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Re: Hulu on Roku - Adjusting Stream Quality

Postby FX4 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:26 am

No it does not. Believe me it works. I set it this way when I am bandwidth limited on my Roku. Knock the resolution down and restart Hulu+. It absolutely works. There is no way for me to stream a 720 or even a 480P stream on a one 1Mbps connection.
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Re: Hulu on Roku - Adjusting Stream Quality

Postby film fan » Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:14 pm

HI

I have set the playback to the lowest in the hulu website settings page (288p)

Restarted Hulu on the Rolu and my download still looks like HD and I am downloading at around 3Mbps

So sadly the web setting for Hulu is not changing the stream sent to my Roku player
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Re: Hulu on Roku - Adjusting Stream Quality

Postby __5 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:26 pm

^^^
Try to remove the channel & re-add it (after changing the settings).
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Re: Hulu on Roku - Adjusting Stream Quality

Postby FX4 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:33 pm

Yeah that is pretty strange. Something is hung up.
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Re: Hulu on Roku - Adjusting Stream Quality

Postby film fan » Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:17 am

roku5 wrote:^^^
Try to remove the channel & re-add it (after changing the settings).


I set 288p in my hulu page on line, removed the channel & re-add it in my Roku but still Roku is giving me 3Mb download
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