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by destruk
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Help on Implementing New Deep Linking Requirements
Replies: 12
Views: 240

Re: Help on Implementing New Deep Linking Requirements

Naturally, it goes without saying, if you only have one "media type" then you can simply match on the contentID.
by destruk
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Help on Implementing New Deep Linking Requirements
Replies: 12
Views: 240

Re: Help on Implementing New Deep Linking Requirements

I believe relaunching the channel when a deep linking request is received is proper behavior.  When the channel relaunches, you're supposed to read the one or two variables on the request and then if possible immediately start playing the requested content. New firmware may have changed this behavio...
by destruk
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Upload error
Replies: 9
Views: 369

Re: Upload error

I probably wouldn't even stick that line in the OnVisibleChange routine.  You are setting it visible in the OnItemSelected, and you are setting visibility to false when the video state is stopped or done.  You might want to add some error conditions for streams that fail to play to tidy up the possi...
by destruk
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: Ads with playlists?
Replies: 0
Views: 162

Ads with playlists?

Do ads work with the playlist category?  Analytics says they are being requested but not filled.
by destruk
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Best Audio Format For Looping With roAudioPlayer
Replies: 8
Views: 319

Re: Best Audio Format For Looping With roAudioPlayer

If you use a shoutcast server then the looping is done on the server for you, flawlessly.  Even Winamp has a shoutcast plugin.
by destruk
Fri May 25, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: How to give subtile link to video node.
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Re: How to give subtile link to video node.

https://sdkdocs.roku.com/display/sdkdoc/Video - Closed Caption Fields

That is the roku Wiki SDK site - so bookmark that and you might find it helpful to read everything.
by destruk
Wed May 16, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Possible to create "overlay" apps?
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Re: Possible to create "overlay" apps?

One roku can run one app.  So to run two apps you either need to use two rokus, or you need to get the channel code of what you want to overlay and merge it into your existing main app to display on top of it's regular screens.  So yes.  I am sure.  Nobody has NetFlix with a Twitter app running on t...
by destruk
Tue May 15, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Possible to create "overlay" apps?
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Re: Possible to create "overlay" apps?

No...
by destruk
Thu May 03, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Define XML component in Brightscript?
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Re: Define XML component in Brightscript?

I did try doing this with the video component, defining/creating it entirely from brightscript without a single XML reference. Now perhaps I did something wrong, but doing it this way resulted in a video that only played audio, didn't have any trickplay capability/bif files visible, and other issues...
by destruk
Thu May 03, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Community engagement/transparency
Replies: 11
Views: 625

Re: Community engagement/transparency

Hey, perhaps Roku could provide that level of support and interactive feedback, if they wanted to have a 'premium developer fee' like Apple and Microsoft does.  Say $300 you would pay per year to develop on Roku and get one-on-one support with internal Roku employees.  What do you think?
by destruk
Thu May 03, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Community engagement/transparency
Replies: 11
Views: 625

Re: Community engagement/transparency

If you worked for Roku themselves, internally, you would get that level of support.  But we're just little people making apps and sometimes participating in their open beta test system.
by destruk
Thu May 03, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Loading .pkg file?
Replies: 1
Views: 295

Re: Loading .pkg file?

There used to be, but not anymore.
by destruk
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Eclipse plugin limitations
Replies: 25
Views: 1023

Re: Eclipse plugin limitations

Notepad is really good - hard to top that.  It has "find" AND "replace" too as well as jumping to line numbers and noted comments.  I just love Notepad.  And it only takes up about 200 KB on the drive so I can even use that on an old 30-year old laptop too.  Also XI is awesome if...
by destruk
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: XML playlist
Replies: 2
Views: 330

Re: XML playlist

If you encode with mpeg-dash then all of that is in the manifest and you can still give roku a single link to the manifest file (one for x264 and a second link for x265)
One thing about progressive MP4s is we recently learned the links provided MUST be from lowest bitrate to highest bitrate.
by destruk
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Right-to-left (RTL) Languages Support
Replies: 7
Views: 879

Re: Right-to-left (RTL) Languages Support

Without seeing the actual test display, source text and resulting full text, I can simply suggest - assuming that there is a space between each letter and two or three spaces between words now in the resulting produced output - A) run your routine as you have it now B) take the resulting returned st...