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Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:14 pm

I spent my evening fiddling around with my Roku box. I was amazed at how easy it is to put together a channel and I wanted to share the fruits of my labors. They are "private" channels, so they won't be listed in the Channel Store. These are very bare-bones and should be considered alpha quality channels, but they seem to work fairly well. And now that there's a template in place, building a channel from that template can be done in less than an hour. So feel free to make suggestions for new channels.

Anxious to know what everyone thinks... http://www.thenowhereman.com/roku
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Re: A Couple New Channels with More to Come

Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:50 pm

I am currently trying your Nasa channel. So far, pretty sweet! Nice work indeed!
 
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Re: A Couple New Channels with More to Come

Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:20 pm

with the nasa stuff - did you use the HD or Full HD streams - cause the bandwidth seems a bit high for just 720p...

(averaging like 6-7mbps). Guess I need a faster connection...

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Re: A Couple New Channels with More to Come

Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:30 pm

danstl wrote:
with the nasa stuff - did you use the HD or Full HD streams - cause the bandwidth seems a bit high for just 720p...

(averaging like 6-7mbps). Guess I need a faster connection...

-Dan


i think hubblecast is the only one that offers both HD and full HD. i used the 720 feed.
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Re: A Couple New Channels with More to Come

Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:51 am

I just added the nbc channel and the videos work great so far! The only part that is alpha glitchy for me is navigating between programs on the main screen. There is a big delay when pushing the left/right buttons to select different shows. I make sure to click slowly. : )
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Re: A Couple New Channels with More to Come

Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:18 am

It should be noted that the code for NBC is HN08S with the O being a ZERO instead of the letter O.
Please in the future don't use the numbers - ZERO'S - ONES - Letters - i - L - O they can be confusing.
 
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Re: A Couple New Channels with More to Come

Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:39 am

Great! I can't wait to try out the NASA channel.

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Re: A Couple New Channels with More to Come

Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:15 am

Great Stuff

Keep it coming!!!
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Re: A Couple New Channels with More to Come

Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:49 am

Just checked out the NASA channel - and left a donation. Very nice! Not only is the PQ excellent, I like the fact that the UI is very polished. Great job, looking forward to more.
 
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Re: A Couple New Channels with More to Come

Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:52 am

Glad you got NBC - CBS -ABC but what about the FOX NEWS CHANNEL ?
Would be nice to see Bill O'Reilly, Greta Van Susteren and even Glen Beck besides Morning Joe and Keith Olbermann.
 
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Re: A Couple New Channels with More to Come

Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:22 am

Village Idiot wrote:
It should be noted that the code for NBC is HN08S with the O being a ZERO instead of the letter O.
Please in the future don't use the numbers - ZERO'S - ONES - Letters - i - L - O they can be confusing.


the codes are assigned by Roku. out of my control. sorry
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Re: A Couple New Channels with More to Come

Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:28 am

Village Idiot wrote:
Glad you got NBC - CBS -ABC but what about the FOX NEWS CHANNEL ?
Would be nice to see Bill O'Reilly, Greta Van Susteren and even Glen Beck besides Morning Joe and Keith Olbermann.


fox is on my list, although Greta is audio only and Mr. O'Reilly's feed is broken at the moment, so they may not be included at first.
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Re: A Couple New Channels with More to Come

Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:31 am

canaws wrote:
There is a big delay when pushing the left/right buttons to select different shows. I make sure to click slowly. : )


Just an FYI, this is caused by having to load large file size thumbnails from the internet. Nowhere can maybe fix this by reducing the size of the "poster" pictures.
 
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Re: A Couple New Channels with More to Come

Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:33 am

KennyJ wrote:
canaws wrote:
There is a big delay when pushing the left/right buttons to select different shows. I make sure to click slowly. : )


Just an FYI, this is caused by having to load large file size thumbnails from the internet. Nowhere can maybe fix this by reducing the size of the "poster" pictures.


thanks for the tip. right now it just uses whatever image is referenced in the original feed. will look into it.
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Re: A Couple New Channels with More to Come

Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:17 am

Thanks for the channels thenowhereman!
NASA channel looks great, I can't wait for the PBS channel.

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