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Re: A Couple New Channels with More to Come

Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:02 am

Does this NASA channel drop to lower quality because I was watching something that rebuffered a few times then the quality seemed like it was about a 2 dot.

Oh and thanks for doing these.
 
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Re: A Couple New Channels with More to Come

Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:10 am

Great Job NWM, looking forward to PBS and HBO in addition to the Left/Right Propaganda Channels, lol. :) ( Though I guess PBS is partially Left Propaganda - lol. )

I'm curious, since you find this so easy, how come there aren't more private channels? Is there a place where they are posted that is not in the main forum?

Thanks again for all your work, including the IW NR Tracker, which I find of immense value.

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Re: A Couple New Channels with More to Come

Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:31 am

JoshuaMarc1234 wrote:
I'm curious, since you find this so easy, how come there aren't more private channels? Is there a place where they are posted that is not in the main forum?


Good question. To the best of my knowledge, there is no "tracker" for private channels.

My statement that this is easy should not be applied to the general task of building a channel. What I meant to say was that now that I have a template for building and deploying channels based on podcasts, cranking out new ones is trivial. Once I've collected the list of feeds, I literally only modify 3 lines of code for each new channel. The most time consuming part is putting together the graphics for each channel. At some point soon I'll be writing a blog post on my personal site detailing the process for anyone who might be interested.
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Re: A Couple New Channels with More to Come

Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:36 am

I just added NASA. Thanks for your efforts!
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Re: A Couple New Channels with More to Come

Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:46 am

nowhereman wrote:
JoshuaMarc1234 wrote:
I'm curious, since you find this so easy, how come there aren't more private channels? Is there a place where they are posted that is not in the main forum?


Good question. To the best of my knowledge, there is no "tracker" for private channels.

My statement that this is easy should not be applied to the general task of building a channel. What I meant to say was that now that I have a template for building and deploying channels based on podcasts, cranking out new ones is trivial. Once I've collected the list of feeds, I literally only modify 3 lines of code for each new channel. The most time consuming part is putting together the graphics for each channel. At some point soon I'll be writing a blog post on my personal site detailing the process for anyone who might be interested.


Blog would be great, NWM. I looked into and played around with the SDK, but I just don't have he patience for coding/programming, which is why I appreciate your efforts so much.

How long until HBO and PBS will be done? What kind of Podcast content is available? I assume I won't be seeing the latest episodes of "Entourage", lol.

Thanks again for your hard work?
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Re: A Couple New Channels with More to Come

Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:59 am

JoshuaMarc1234 wrote:
How long until HBO and PBS will be done? What kind of Podcast content is available? I assume I won't be seeing the latest episodes of "Entourage", lol.


HBO and PBS sometime this evening unless something unexpected comes up.

The contents of each channel are listed on my site (http://thenowhereman.com/roku/), but no, don't expect full episodes of hit shows.

One nice thing about the way I chose to set this up is that I can modify channel content in real time without updating the channels themselves. For example, people who have installed the NASA channel might have noticed that I added GLASTcast to that channel this morning. That change did not involve an update to the channel's code. I simply added an entry to a database on my end. So content can easily be kept in sync with what a given network is offering at any given time.
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Re: A Couple New Channels with More to Come

Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:04 am

nowhereman wrote:
JoshuaMarc1234 wrote:
How long until HBO and PBS will be done? What kind of Podcast content is available? I assume I won't be seeing the latest episodes of "Entourage", lol.


HBO and PBS sometime this evening unless something unexpected comes up.

The contents of each channel are listed on my site (http://thenowhereman.com/roku/), but no, don't expect full episodes of hit shows.

One nice thing about the way I chose to set this up is that I can modify channel content in real time without updating the channels themselves. For example, people who have installed the NASA channel might have noticed that I added GLASTcast to that channel this morning. That change did not involve an update to the channel's code. I simply added an entry to a database on my end. So content can easily be kept in sync with what a given network is offering at any given time.


Got it - listings on your page. Frontline will be SWEET, if it's there 1st run edition. I see you can pay for these episodes on Amazon VOD, as well NF IW has many of the latest ones too.

Sweet on the 'auto updating' of your channels.

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Re: A Couple New Channels with More to Come

Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:12 am

Thanks!!
 
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Re: A Couple New Channels with More to Come

Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:27 am

This is great, thank you!
 
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Re: A Couple New Channels with More to Come

Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:43 am

Thank you, thank you! I'm at work so I can't add the channels now but just wanted to say thanks and lobby for nickjr.com or something similar for the grandbabies...

Terry

p.s. NPR podcasts would be sweet, too.
 
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Re: A Couple New Channels with More to Come

Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:57 am

terryowen wrote:
Thank you, thank you! I'm at work so I can't add the channels now but just wanted to say thanks and lobby for nickjr.com or something similar for the grandbabies...

Terry

p.s. NPR podcasts would be sweet, too.


Nick is on the list.

Problem with NPR is that most of their content is audio only. So far, I'm trying to stick to just video content, but perhaps at some point... :)
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Re: A Couple New Channels with More to Come

Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:08 pm

nowhereman wrote:
JoshuaMarc1234 wrote:
How long until HBO and PBS will be done? What kind of Podcast content is available? I assume I won't be seeing the latest episodes of "Entourage", lol.


HBO and PBS sometime this evening unless something unexpected comes up.

The contents of each channel are listed on my site (http://thenowhereman.com/roku/), but no, don't expect full episodes of hit shows.

One nice thing about the way I chose to set this up is that I can modify channel content in real time without updating the channels themselves. For example, people who have installed the NASA channel might have noticed that I added GLASTcast to that channel this morning. That change did not involve an update to the channel's code. I simply added an entry to a database on my end. So content can easily be kept in sync with what a given network is offering at any given time.


How about PBS Kids?
 
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Re: A Couple New Channels with More to Come

Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:50 pm

I'm not really technically knowledgeable when it comes to Roku. But why can't full episodes be shown? Are they in a file format that Roku can't play, like AVI?

Also, don't know if it's possible, but is it possible that Gametrailers.com content can be added (like Angry Video Game Nerd, etc)?
 
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Re: A Couple New Channels with More to Come

Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:56 pm

JC77 wrote:
I'm not really technically knowledgeable when it comes to Roku. But why can't full episodes be shown? Are they in a file format that Roku can't play, like AVI?

Also, don't know if it's possible, but is it possible that Gametrailers.com content can be added (like Angry Video Game Nerd, etc)?


it's more a question of what a publisher is willing to give us access to. most major media outlets use podcasting as a marketing tool. they publish clips and teasers in an attempt to get you to watch the full content on traditional TV.

Gametrailers.com publishes several podcasts. will add to my list
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Re: A Couple New Channels with More to Come

Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:47 pm

nowhereman wrote:
Nick is on the list.

Problem with NPR is that most of their content is audio only. So far, I'm trying to stick to just video content, but perhaps at some point... :)


I will watch for it. It's a pretty convoluted site (nick.com/nickjr.com) so I'm pretty sure there's more work involved than some.

As for NPR being audio only, isn't Pandora only audio? Admittedly, I set up a playlist and then never used it but some podcasts like This American Life and Science Friday would be good to listen to while cooking or doing dishes. I think I listen to as much tv as I watch, anyway. :-)

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