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playon channel wont work on roku now.

Postby dennisg59 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:03 pm

i thought id ask, anyone have the problem with the playon channel not playing, it always restarts, skips and the video and the picture dont match in time. playon told me it was a firmware issue, and roku needs to fix it? true or not true? anyone. :(
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Postby mikebdoss » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:04 pm

dennisg59 wrote:i thought id ask, anyone have the problem with the playon channel not playing, it always restarts, skips and the video and the picture dont match in time. playon told me it was a firmware issue, and roku needs to fix it? true or not true? anyone. :(


Playon isn't supported by Roku, and you'll have to ask on their forums for any other advice. Mods will likely close this topic in a small amount of time.
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Postby dennisg59 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:09 pm

thanks i did talk to playon support and they told me a firmware issue with roku is it, so i came here.so i guess they passed the buck.
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Postby robertm » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:00 am

The firmware update might be an intentional way to prevent it from continuing to work.
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Postby kc8pql » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:36 am

robertm wrote:The firmware update might be an intentional way to prevent it from continuing to work.

Don't know one way or another about that, but I wouldn't expect Roku to do anything to fix it. :lol:
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Postby DaBronx » Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:09 am

PlayOn discussion is not allowed here.

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Postby bmorris14a » Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:15 am

my understanding is that the playon/roku problem has to do with something that is also now a problem on other channels roku DOES officially support and therefore they will be working on it. inadvertantly.
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Postby SuetyStanes » Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:21 am

dennisg59 wrote:thanks i did talk to playon support and they told me a firmware issue with roku is it, so i came here.so i guess they passed the buck.


Just an FYI that probably isn't discussed at their website, providers are pretty commonly doing things to keep PlayOn from working with their streams. If a Roku firmware update "broke" PlayOn, it's on them to fix it. It's a private channel and Roku does not provide support for private channels. It's up to the developer to keep up with the Roku and/or the content providers.
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Postby dennisg59 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:39 am

well after doing some dicussion with playon support, and roku support, i found that the issue is in the hls video that developers use to make their channels work with roku, and because of this the hls video feature was set by , and controlled by roku.so, the other channels cant , just go in and fix it , it is definetly a firmware issue, that appears to be set forth to keep other channels off roku near as i can figure.sorta like the you dont pay you dont play thing i guess.so i suspect this issue will affect other channels also, but for now playon is the only channel i have that carries the cbs shows i want,so i guess ill have to get with google tv, and pitch this little box at the flea market..
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Postby jhernes » Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:44 am

What the ....? Who activated this thread again?

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Postby bmorris14a » Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:03 am

calm down. we're talking about a rolu firmware problem that affects some other channels as well.
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Postby kc8pql » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:17 am

dennisg59 wrote: i found that the issue is in the hls video that developers use to make their channels work with roku...
...near as i can figure.sorta like the you dont pay you dont play thing i guess.

Only a few Roku channels use HLS streaming, and I don't think PlayOn is one of them.

Also note that Roku doesn't charge anyone anything to have a channel on the box.
PlayOn doesn't receive any support from Roku for legal reasons, ie. a copyright infringement complaint.
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Postby scyber » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:19 am

kc8pql wrote:
dennisg59 wrote: i found that the issue is in the hls video that developers use to make their channels work with roku...
...near as i can figure.sorta like the you dont pay you dont play thing i guess.

Only a few Roku channels use HLS streaming, and PlayOn isn't one of them.

Also note that Roku doesn't charge anyone anything to have a channel on the box.


Playon does use HLS.
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Postby kc8pql » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:22 am

I stand corrected.
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Postby jhernes » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:23 am

scyber wrote:
kc8pql wrote:
dennisg59 wrote: i found that the issue is in the hls video that developers use to make their channels work with roku...
...near as i can figure.sorta like the you dont pay you dont play thing i guess.

Only a few Roku channels use HLS streaming, and PlayOn isn't one of them.

Also note that Roku doesn't charge anyone anything to have a channel on the box.


Playon does use HLS.


How can you confirm that?

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