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by kirkwolf
Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:26 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: ROKU 2 HD crashes streaming HD-720 video from Roksbox
Replies: 9
Views: 4973

Re: ROKU 2 HD crashes streaming HD-720 video from Roksbox

OK. But what Linux command line tools are available to reencode H.264 MP4/MPV video like above so that the frame rate is <= 2.5 Mbps ?

Surely this is a common problem, no?
by kirkwolf
Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: roksbox -Streaming Local Media Channel Available for Testing
Replies: 3567
Views: 2012503

Re: roksbox -Streaming Local Media Channel Available for Tes

I have roksbox running, serving videos from my linux server. I have a basic question: what is the best tool (command line linux) to use if I need to lower the average bitrate of a mp4 or mkv video so that it will play on my ROKU 2 HD? Many of the videos that I want to play are, from various sources,...
by kirkwolf
Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: ROKU 2 HD crashes streaming HD-720 video from Roksbox
Replies: 9
Views: 4973

Re: ROKU 2 HD crashes streaming HD-720 video from Roksbox

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H.264/MPEG-4_AVC Apparently roksbox is quite limited in the codes and bit rates that it supports. It also doesn't do well at documenting how one would transcode an existing h.264 / mp4 to a lower bit rate. Isn't anyone doing this? Or using something different instea...
by kirkwolf
Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: ROKU 2 HD crashes streaming HD-720 video from Roksbox
Replies: 9
Views: 4973

ROKU 2 HD crashes streaming HD-720 video from Roksbox

Hi, I have a ROKU 2 HD. Its currently on G wifi and works great with Netflix, Amazon, etc etc. I recently setup roksbox and tried streaming some x264 videos. - a mp4 "SD" recording works fine, but the quality is not "great" - a mkv "HD" 720P x264 recording will play for...