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by mkiker2089
Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: need help with media server
Replies: 15
Views: 2514

Re: need help with media server

It's not that any particular video won't play. None play unless I either reboot the server or refresh it. Refreshing it rebuilds the database I think and is much faster. I didn't get far with Plex and didn't do any forwarding. RMP and Chaneru find the server so I gave up on Plex pretty fast. I'm thi...
by mkiker2089
Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: need help with media server
Replies: 15
Views: 2514

Re: need help with media server

Mp4 and I'm fairly sure it's direct playing. My server doesn't transcode.
by mkiker2089
Sun Apr 06, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: need help with media server
Replies: 15
Views: 2514

Re: need help with media server

What kind of video files are these? mkv? mp4? Have you tried accessing pictures or songs on this media server? Unfortunately it looks like the Belkin home base has been discontinued, I was about to go to Fry's and pick one up for testing. What firmware version of homebase are you using? I think I'm...
by mkiker2089
Sun Apr 06, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: need help with media server
Replies: 15
Views: 2514

Re: need help with media server

When I come into RMP after using another channel it will see the server, read the files, and start loading a video. It gets stuck on the loading screen and gives an error saying it's disconnected and to check my network. My PS3 and Channeru both work even after that. If I reboot the server while RMP...
by mkiker2089
Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: need help with media server
Replies: 15
Views: 2514

Re: need help with media server

Its a belkin homebase. Plex said it refused connection.

Channeru works great but the ui is too complex for a media player. The media channel from Roku is better designed but refuses to work without a server reboot.
by mkiker2089
Sat Apr 05, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: need help with media server
Replies: 15
Views: 2514

Re: need help with media server

My server is hardware so I can't use Plex. I tried, it only accepts Plex servers.
by mkiker2089
Sat Apr 05, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: My Media - Your Music and Video on the Roku DVP
Replies: 1862
Views: 1121481

Re: My Media - Your Music and Video on the Roku DVP

I can't get the channel past the link page.
by mkiker2089
Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: need help with media server
Replies: 15
Views: 2514

need help with media server

I've used Chaneru and while it works well it's UI is not for me. I want the play button to play the movie and don't need to get bogged down with sub menus. I then tried the official Roku and it has problems connecting. All other devices do fine with it but I have to power cycle the media server anyt...
by mkiker2089
Wed May 15, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 3 shows up as a wifi hotspot
Replies: 92
Views: 352470

Re: Roku 3 shows up as a wifi hotspot

Let's not derail this thread with security issues again. It's not a security issue. It is however a WiFi performance issue that so far isn't being addressed.
by mkiker2089
Wed May 15, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: ABC hates Cable Cutters?
Replies: 28
Views: 7295

Re: ABC hates Cable Cutters?

The article says "free Hulu" so this could be a non-issue to Plus members. They are just moving it from one online site to another which is less of an issue as long as I can still get it on my TV. Most of my Hulu shows are Fox anyway with a few from NBC.
by mkiker2089
Tue May 07, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 2 XS - Low Initial Quality of Netflix HD Streams
Replies: 37
Views: 15982

Re: Roku 2 XS - Low Initial Quality of Netflix HD Streams

Odd, if I bck up one frame it doesn't rebuffer or change anything, it just starts right back where it was same quality and all just one frame back. I'll have to try it again and make sure. Maybe I need to go two frames back. Actually Netflix is loading better today. I don't know if they changed anyt...
by mkiker2089
Tue May 07, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 2 XS - Low Initial Quality of Netflix HD Streams
Replies: 37
Views: 15982

Re: Roku 2 XS - Low Initial Quality of Netflix HD Streams

Start the video Wait 8 to 10 seconds Back it up one frame Restart and it is at top quality. Doesn't work for me. I can back up more than that as one frame doesn't trigger a buffer (as the skip back button doesn't either). I'd have to wait until it's already at full quality. As for not noticing the ...
by mkiker2089
Mon May 06, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on Aereo
Replies: 155
Views: 50376

Re: Thoughts on Aereo

Whoa :shock: Crazy like a Fox: how broadcast networks could rake in billions by going cable-only I think it's a bluff. Sell and lose your airspace and lose customers at the same time? I doubt it. Nor do I see how Aereo hurts these guys. It comes down to greed, the broadcasters want their buck out o...
by mkiker2089
Mon May 06, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Thoughts on Windows8
Replies: 41
Views: 9135

Re: Thoughts on Windows8

I modified 7 to have a quick launch but I don't remember what it took (must have been easy.) Microsoft always seem to change the good and ignore the bad.
by mkiker2089
Mon May 06, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 2 XS - Low Initial Quality of Netflix HD Streams
Replies: 37
Views: 15982

Re: Roku 2 XS - Low Initial Quality of Netflix HD Streams

I prefer a buffer screen to either breaks or low quality. Those on fast connections seem to suffer unduly. I'm on 30mbps so my Roku1 buffered rather fast. The Roku 2 and 3 buffer faster but they load a lot of low quality, 30 seconds or so, before the ramp up algorithm takes over. That same 30 second...