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by mkammes
Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Error Message When Trying to Submit a New Channel
Replies: 1
Views: 875

Re: Error Message When Trying to Submit a New Channel

I'm willing to bet you're using the zip file you created on your computer - not the pkg file your Roku creates...I ran into this as well.

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by mkammes
Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Visual chart for Brightscript calls and files
Replies: 0
Views: 718

Visual chart for Brightscript calls and files

Hello: Weekend 3 in Brightscript dev mode. While I'm getting it, I'm a visual learner. I have yet to see a flowchart or visual diagram for all of the various files (or at least the most commonly used ones) you can build and utilize. For example, the relationship between appHomeScreen and appDetailSc...
by mkammes
Sat Jan 02, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Defining Detail screens to have 16x9 Posters
Replies: 0
Views: 604

Defining Detail screens to have 16x9 Posters

SOLVED. Leaving it here in case anyone else runs into the issue. Hello all: I've hit a bit of a snag while building my channel from the videoplayer example. I'm working on a Roku3, so everything is in HD. I'd like all posters to be 16x9, thus far, I can only seem to force this in the episodic picker...
by mkammes
Mon Dec 28, 2015 1:44 pm
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Interesting channels with unique UIs
Replies: 1
Views: 446

Interesting channels with unique UIs

Hello all: First off, the forum has ben invaluable. I currently have 9 different tabs open with snippets of info as I complete my first channel. While developing my UI, I've stumbled across several channels that look drastically different from most. Comedy Central, GoPro, and PBS are the first that ...
by mkammes
Thu Dec 24, 2015 6:11 am
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Live m3u8 file not playing
Replies: 8
Views: 2632

Re: Live m3u8 file not playing

Solved. In the event someone else stumbles across this: In the videoplayer I've linked to, the showfeed.brs is parsing the XML file on my server. For some reason, despite defining the stream as hls or HLS on the serverside XML, the channel is still looking for an MP4. I changed if item.StreamFormat ...
by mkammes
Thu Dec 24, 2015 5:46 am
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Live m3u8 file not playing
Replies: 8
Views: 2632

Re: Live m3u8 file not playing

This may be the issue... I'm not defining any of this in the package via a brs file. It's all defined in a server side xml. Methodology: categoryFeed.brs calls categories.xml on my server. Categories.xml calls an xml file (also on the server) for each of the videos. I'm defining the hls stream in th...
by mkammes
Thu Dec 24, 2015 5:18 am
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Live m3u8 file not playing
Replies: 8
Views: 2632

Re: Live m3u8 file not playing

I added the streamingStrategy into the mix with no luck. I altered the 5 values (streamformat/quality/bitrate/url and switching strategy), and as soon as I hit play, Roku momentarily begins to retrieve, then returns to the previous menu. If I revert to the MP4 values, all is good. I've verified the ...
by mkammes
Wed Dec 23, 2015 10:47 pm
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Live m3u8 file not playing
Replies: 8
Views: 2632

Re: Live m3u8 file not playing

Thanks for the reply. I can certainly work with roVideoScreen, etc, but in order to troubleshoot and develop one step at at time, is there more I need to do to reference an M3U8 playlist that swap out the URL, set bitrate to 0, and change streamFormat to HLS? Thus far, I'm pretty basic, loading a se...
by mkammes
Wed Dec 23, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Live m3u8 file not playing
Replies: 8
Views: 2632

Re: Live m3u8 file not playing

This brings up a good point: Does the streamBitrate even need to be defined, given that this is an HLS stream which should auto adjust? I was under the impression changing the URL to the hosted M3U8 file, and the streamformat to "hls" was all that was needed to move from a single MP4 file ...
by mkammes
Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:52 pm
Forum: BrightSign General Discussion
Topic: Best Video Encoding for Brightsign
Replies: 10
Views: 4805

Re: Best Video Encoding for Brightsign

Well, that's not very intuitive, but yes, that works. Uncompress the Compressor settings, and right click on one of the settings and select "SHOW PACKAGE CONTENTS". A SETTINGS folder appears, open that and drag the .setting file into the CUSTOM folder within Compressor. I have not tried it...
by mkammes
Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: BrightSign General Discussion
Topic: Best Video Encoding for Brightsign
Replies: 10
Views: 4805

Re: Best Video Encoding for Brightsign

Hello!

Any new developments?

~Michael
by mkammes
Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: BrightSign General Discussion
Topic: Best Video Encoding for Brightsign
Replies: 10
Views: 4805

Re: Best Video Encoding for Brightsign

Well, I actually cannot do anything with them. They show up at the OS level (Finder) as an "Application", under the folder heading "Kind". The Icon is an Application Icon with a circle and slash through it. When I drag a setting from the unzipped file to the SETTINGS/CUSTOM folde...
by mkammes
Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: BrightSign General Discussion
Topic: Best Video Encoding for Brightsign
Replies: 10
Views: 4805

Re: Best Video Encoding for Brightsign

Thanks for the clarification, I do appreciate it.

What seems to be the issue with the Compressor settings linked to in the above post? Am I doing something wrong?

~Michael
by mkammes
Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:13 am
Forum: BrightSign General Discussion
Topic: Best Video Encoding for Brightsign
Replies: 10
Views: 4805

Re: Best Video Encoding for Brightsign

So, if I read this correctly, the latest version of firmware (3.3.78) can play h.264 files...and ONLY the MPEG files need to be Transport streams - h.264 can be .movs. I also see you've posted Compressor settings, although they do not appear to be in a format my version of compressor can read (3.5.3...
by mkammes
Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:05 am
Forum: BrightSign General Discussion
Topic: TXT file formatting
Replies: 2
Views: 1968

Re: TXT file formatting

*Bump*