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by fortscan
Fri Oct 07, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: Live streams support
Replies: 12
Views: 6180

Live streams support

Hello, Considering the JSON feed type, does the video object ( content -> videos -> ) support live streams as long as videoType is set to a protocol that supports it (HLS/SMOOTH/DASH)? Are there any additional/undocumented properties required (i.e. type->live?) or can this object reference a valid l...
by fortscan
Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Private channels: URL linking method no longer working
Replies: 13
Views: 5076

Re: Private channels: URL linking method no longer working

The default workflow for installing private channels using a direct URL is broken again. The my.roku.com web service suddenly stopped recognizing the ?next querystring which is appended automatically when an end-user clicks on the linking URL for any channel while not being logged in. Usual workflow...
by fortscan
Fri Mar 27, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Private channels: URL linking method no longer working
Replies: 13
Views: 5076

Re: Private channels: URL linking method no longer working

Thank you so much for your feedback!
by fortscan
Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Private channels: URL linking method no longer working
Replies: 13
Views: 5076

Re: Private channels: URL linking method no longer working

Thank you for your feedback! It's not a browser issue, we actually tested it in all major browsers before reporting it. The difference is that you are probably testing it while being already logged in to your Roku account. You can perform the following test: 1. Logout from your Roku account 2. Click...
by fortscan
Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:54 am
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Private channels: URL linking method no longer working
Replies: 13
Views: 5076

Re: Private channels: URL linking method no longer working

In addition to the previously reported issue, end-users have also been reporting the following 2 issues since the redesign/update from owner.roku.com to my.roku.com took place: 1) Even when manually adding a channel (i.e. as opposed to using the direct URL link) by going to " Add a Private Chan...
by fortscan
Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Private channels: URL linking method no longer working
Replies: 13
Views: 5076

Private channels: URL linking method no longer working

Have any other developers - or Roku - noticed that the redirection which was recently implemented from owner.roku.com to my.roku.com broke the traditional method of adding private channels via a direct link? Previously, the sequence was as follows: 1) The user would access: https://owner.roku.com/ad...
by fortscan
Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:33 am
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Integrated Billing Sample Code
Replies: 11
Views: 3784

Re: Integrated Billing Sample Code

The event that is fired after making a purchase contains an attribute called PurchaseID. This is how the BrightScript events sends the transaction id. It is a bit confusing that the names are different. Is it possible that legacy devices on the 3.1 firmware are filtering/ignoring the purchaseId att...
by fortscan
Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Improving broadcast video quality
Replies: 1
Views: 1704

Re: Improving broadcast video quality

If a significant part of your end-users report frequent buffering interruptions for a given live stream, and this happens whenever you increase your encoding bitrate, a first assumption could be that the downlink throughput of end-users is not enough to handle your encoding bitrate. For instance, if...
by fortscan
Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: How can I create channel with a real TV channel
Replies: 1
Views: 884

Re: How can I create channel with a real TV channel

Are you aware of the fact that you would need a legal authorization for this? Without a legal authorization to re-broadcast the source TV channel, you would be infringing copyright laws. Beyond the legal infringement itself, your channel would be shut down either by Roku directly or by the affected ...
by fortscan
Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Can Anyone Suggest a CDN for LIVE streaming With Roku
Replies: 2
Views: 3010

Re: Can Anyone Suggest a CDN for LIVE streaming With Roku

Roku doesn't use a proprietary live streaming protocol or delivery method. Any CDN that is able to deliver your live stream using HLS (HTTP Live Streaming http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-pantos-http-live-streaming ) can be integrated with your Roku channel (i.e. Akamai, Level3, EdgeCast, InterNAP, ...
by fortscan
Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Hosting for video files
Replies: 59
Views: 122761

Re: Hosting for video files

It's important to note that traditional (shared) hosting or even a single dedicated server solution are not designed for scalable media hosting and delivery. In terms of video storage for VOD, these alternatives provide no actual distributed redundancy, which means you could risk loosing your entire...
by fortscan
Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:43 pm
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Since 04-22: New private channels not loading
Replies: 10
Views: 5774

Re: Since 04-22: New private channels not loading

This is happening again since this afternoon (07-19) with any new private channel.
by fortscan
Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Since 04-22: New private channels not loading
Replies: 10
Views: 5774

Re: Since 04-22: New private channels not loading

Something definitely changed at Roku servers level since last friday. For any new private channel (published after last friday), the "manual" channel lineup update procedure stopped working. In other words, even after trying several times to enter/exit Channel Store, the channel is NOT ins...
by fortscan
Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:06 am
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Since 04-22: New private channels not loading
Replies: 10
Views: 5774

Since 04-22: New private channels not loading

Hi, We have been experiencing this problem since last friday. Private channels packaged and published since that day don't show at the channel lineup when trying to manually load them (linking URL with code, entering/exitint Channel Store manually). We tested with 3 different Roku units, each with d...
by fortscan
Thu Dec 09, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: XML syntax for roArray items (like StreamUrls)
Replies: 2
Views: 2751

Re: XML syntax for roArray items (like StreamUrls)

Hi, Thank you very much for your quick reply, we appreciate it. We are familiar with the XML examples. The feature we weren't able to find was how to define the proper XML "media" settings so that the function parse_show_feed could fecth all the "StreamURL" values and build the c...