I'm wondering if anyone here is fully up and running with TVersity. If so, I'd like some pointers. I'm about 80% of the way there...
I'm able to access all the menus both in the Roku interface and in MPlay. So that's good. What I really want to use it for is playing internet video streams and that's where I have my problems.
My primary reason was to get NASA TV on the big screen as my CATV company doesn't carry it. I'm able to successfully stream it somewhat. But I get audio synch issues, audio drop-outs, etc.
Additionally, trying to stream the TV from all over the world content included with TVersity is iffy at best. Sometimes you can, sometimes you can't.
It appears the HD-1000 is not officially supported with TVersity but it sorta works, so that can't really be the problem. I think it's possibly with the machine I am using or the transcoding setup..
I've tried it on two machines. The first is a 975 MHz PIII. Seems like it would be fast enough but I have a lot running on that machine that can many times peg the CPU so perhaps it isn't so good. On this machine, I've had NASA TV playing the best, but very few of the TVersity streams.
The second machine is my 2.66 GHz MacPro running Parallels. Given that it's a quad core machine, I figured that even though the OS is a virtual one, it should be fast enough. It does seem a little zippier than the PIII and I get more streams, but my audio and video seem to break up more.
So is it the computer? Or is it the encoding settings? I really can't find how to set the encoding settings. How does TVersity know to always re-encode to MPEG-2? And is there any adjustments I can make to the add-on decoder/encoder software that will make the experience better?
Roku Soundbridge M2000
Roku Soundbridge M1000
Roku Photobridge HD1000 RevB
Roku Photobridge HD1000 RevA
4 Slingboxes (Classic and Pro, AV and Solo)
Firefly Media Server and SlimServer Running on a MacPro
2 Vudu VOD Players