I gave the channel a go earlier on my Roku 1 XD|S, and it does have a nice look to it. As for the performance of the channel, I'm not really jumpy about it.
For starters, it would not play any .MKV file and it buffers when I play .MP4 files. Not sure why.
Here's my setup:
3.1 build 1011
Samsung S2 Portable 3
PlayUSB channel 1.0
According to the Roku support page
, my unit should be able to play .MKV files so I was wondering if it's a limitation of your channel or something else. I'm trying the official USB Media player channel from Roku right now and will update you shortly.
BTW, here are the codecs from the files I used earlier.
I tested the "official" roku usb app and it played both files. Sad thing is that with the MKV file, I was some artifacts every few seconds. And on the MP4 file, it was kept buffering every minute or two.
I also tried out the Nowhere USB
app and it played both files without any artifacts. Again, my .MP4 files kept buffering.
It seems like my external drive needs some polishing. I think I'll try to clean it up a bit. Only thing that bothers me is that the file plays without any issue at all on my PC(I know the PC is expected to play it without any problems, but I'm just saying). I'll post again in the future if I find something interesting.
Also, I like what you did with the channel. Browsing through my image and audio files wasn't really that smooth but it works. I have image files with resolutions of up to 4320x3240 so I guess that was expected.