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Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:58 am

What are the chances of an HD1000 app being created to mimic the Roku Netflix box? My guess is this is possible but I wouldn't even know where to begin.
 
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Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:46 pm

I think this would be amazingly cool if it is possible.

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Re: NetFlix Player

Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:13 pm

blue_94_trooper wrote:
What are the chances of an HD1000 app being created to mimic the Roku Netflix box? My guess is this is possible but I wouldn't even know where to begin.

Not very good. The HD1000 doesn't even have enough horsepower to decode standard AVIs. I can't imagine it'd come anywhere close to being able to decode MPEG-4 (which I believe is what Netflix streaming uses).
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Re: NetFlix Player

Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:29 am

TheEndless wrote:
blue_94_trooper wrote:
What are the chances of an HD1000 app being created to mimic the Roku Netflix box? My guess is this is possible but I wouldn't even know where to begin.

Not very good. The HD1000 doesn't even have enough horsepower to decode standard AVIs. I can't imagine it'd come anywhere close to being able to decode MPEG-4 (which I believe is what Netflix streaming uses).


I would think the only way to even come close would be to have a NetFlix front end on the HD1000 (much like mPlay) where all the work is done on your PC/Server and it transcodes from WMA to MPEG and that is comeing from an electroincs tech, not a code writer, so The Endless may say, "nice idea, too bad it can't work). For $99, I would say get the box.

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Now don't get me wrong, i would love it, but much like people wanting RadioRoku on the HD1000, the HD1000 can't do java.
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Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:46 am

Netflix uses WMV, which the HD1000 does not have hardware decoding support for. As a result it would need to decode the video in software and I'm afraid the HD1000 does not have the horse-power to do this.

Burkhardi wrote:
but much like people wanting RadioRoku on the HD1000, the HD1000 can't do java

I know absolutely zero about RadioRoku, what does it do that needs Java?

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