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by mc510
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: YouTube performance on Roku Express
Replies: 7
Views: 4381

Re: YouTube performance on Roku Express

he express is as good with youtube as any other Roku model ... that said the official youtube app is not the best to begin with and there are alternatives out there that do a much better job -- my opinion I assume that you mean that performance on the Express is as good as on any other CURRENT mode...
by mc510
Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Very slow streaming
Replies: 17
Views: 30291

Re: Very slow streaming

Several times I've had this problem of very slow wifi on my 2XS ... my internet service usually does 12mbps, and sometimes I get 0.5mbps on my Roku.  None of the usual stuff (rebooting, changing channels, etc) makes a difference, but this is what has fixed it every time:  go on my router and change ...
by mc510
Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: PBS channel - only shows loading circle
Replies: 18
Views: 3624

Re: PBS channel - only shows loading circle

Speaking of that "loading" spinner, has anyone noticed that it spins in the wrong direction?
by mc510
Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: PBS channel - only shows loading circle
Replies: 18
Views: 3624

Re: PBS channel - only shows loading circle

The PBS app works best if you launch the video from the PBS startup screen, or not to far from it. Clicking on an icon that dives deeper into the PBS app, descending into the hierarchy causes more resources to be consumed. If you find a video, place it in your watchlist, exit PBS, and go back in to...
by mc510
Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: PBS passbook won't activate on ROKU
Replies: 1
Views: 541

Re: PBS passbook won't activate on ROKU

Don't have a solution, but do have a clarifying question:  Passport is activated on your pbs.org account, and you can watch Passport videos online at pbs.org just fine?  
by mc510
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Amazon Prime captions out of sync?
Replies: 3
Views: 8284

Re: Amazon Prime captions out of sync?

As a matter of fact, I experienced this when watching Love and Friendship. What a coincidence!  Apparently it's pretty widespread across all of the platforms, so you're probably right that it's a problem with Amazon's encoding or server or something.  Irritating!
by mc510
Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Amazon Prime captions out of sync?
Replies: 3
Views: 8284

Amazon Prime captions out of sync?

Just tried using the captions on the Amazon Prime app for the first time, and found that they're about three seconds behind the audio track. Is there a trick to getting them synced up?

(Roku 2 XS on Roku OS 7.5, if that matters)
by mc510
Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Feature Requests - Fourth Quarter 2016
Replies: 98
Views: 30463

Re: Feature Requests - Fourth Quarter 2016

Is it appropriate (encouraged? discouraged?) to re-post previous feature requests?  Feature that I would like is a "Unified Favorites List" so that I could flag content in an app, and then at the Roku main screen, I could access this favorites list which would include all of the items that...
by mc510
Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Why Does Youtube Crash the Roku 2 EVERY TIME?
Replies: 10
Views: 12683

Re: Why Does Youtube Crash the Roku 2 EVERY TIME?

Don't have an answer for you, but on my Roku 2 XS, YouTube crashes the device only occasionally.  It's laggy and poorly responsive to remote-control 100% of the time, which I put down to the app being designed for newer devices with more memory and heftier CPUs. The odd thing, though, is that when t...
by mc510
Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: PBS channel - only shows loading circle
Replies: 18
Views: 3624

Re: PBS channel - only shows loading circle

The PBS Roku app is a POS and there are many threads here about problems, but I don't recall that this one has come up yet. Only thought that I can offer is to submit a trouble ticket to PBS here... select "Request Assistance," then it will let you specify "Problem with app." 
by mc510
Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku2 Crashes on 30 seconds of PBS app video
Replies: 8
Views: 2699

Re: Roku2 Crashes on 30 seconds of PBS app video

For those having this problem with pbs videos, try putting the video into your watchlist. Then exit and reenter pbs and play directly from your watchlist. See if this helps. It will use less memory then if you navigate to [shows] then to another category, and then browse around to find a video to f...
by mc510
Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku for Older CRT TVs
Replies: 7
Views: 3556

Re: Roku for Older CRT TVs

After I posted my question I poked around and found the Roku 2 XS on Amazon.  It's an older model (2013 I think). Do not get the 2 XS!  Given its age, it's severely underpowered for many of the more feature-rich apps (like YouTube), and it has a lot of instability (app and system crash) issues. Sou...
by mc510
Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: PBS Channel
Replies: 11
Views: 1562

Re: PBS Channel

RokuDale wrote:
Which build of 7.5?

4099-02 on my 2 XS
by mc510
Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: PBS Channel
Replies: 11
Views: 1562

Re: PBS Channel

RokuDale wrote:
bug reported

I submitted a bug report myself to PBS and got the response that it's a known problem in 7.2 that is fixed in 7.5.  Which is obviously incorrect, as the problem is still there with 7.5.
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