Gilgamesh wrote:Roku has a buffer that holds just a few seconds (10-30 or so) of video as it does not have much memory.
kc8pql wrote:... All the models are the same...
Platinumyears wrote:Along this same note, does the number of channels consume memory that could be used to buffer video? And if so, is it significant?
by RokuTaylor » Tue May 20, 2008 8:46 pm
1) There is very little memory on the board. Just enough to buffer a few minutes of video if your bandwidth gets congested temporarily. Just enough flash memory for the software. Instant viewing is done by buffering the minimum video the box thinks it needs to avoid interruption due to variable bit rate encoding.
Edit: The buffer is 64MB. 2-5 minutes of video, depending on the stream.
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