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Re: Remoku - A Web App for remote control of Roku Players

Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:44 pm

Thanks for the work. With this, I was able to reorder (from the laptop I have hooked up to the TV), the ROKU's channel order (without owning the new remote).

What I did was temporarily switched my laptop to using its internal display (instead of using the external VGA port), and pointed the TV to the ROKU (instead of the VGA output of the laptop). I could then use the "mouse" (USB trackball hooked up to the laptop) as a "remote" for the ROKU, complete with the new "info" function, and thereby move the channels around. I could see the channel movement on the TV (because I had the TV set to the ROKU input), and could see enough on the laptop's small display to tell which "buttons" I was pressing. Worked pretty good (once I got the scripting/security settings correct to run the web app), and I just put the laptop back to its external display (and verified it by setting my TV to the VGA input) when I was done.

BTW: Yes, I have a cheap (aprox $300) NetBook hooked up to my 32" LCD, along with the ROKU (and a DVD/VCR unit). I normally use the ROKU over the PC, but I'll use that PC for content the ROKU won't play (for example, the other day I was watching (on the 32" TV) a new Nakita episode for free, directly off the WB's own web site, using that little NetBook). And I've also been known to do basic "web browsing" with that setup as well (it works well, as it acts just like a PC that happens to be hooked up to a 32" monitor). Still when content is both on the ROKU and the PC, I'll go with the ROKU, as the ROKU's interface is nicer to use (for video/audio browsing), and the ROKU also usually has less playback artifacts (I'll often get more flicker/pauses/etc from the PC, which the ROKU frequently avoids). However, it is nice to have both, as it gives us a lot of flexibility to access content that is out on the internet!
 
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Re: Remoku - A Web App for remote control of Roku Players

Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:49 am

Any Help
I want to watch Justin TV on my Roku
Anyone out there knows how Can I
add it to my player.
Are there any player that can paly
Justin.TV I watch internation channels
and they are available in Justin tv only.
Thanks
 
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Re: Remoku - A Web App for remote control of Roku Players

Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:58 am

I downloaded the Android Roku Remote last night. I had brought one of my Roku's to the in-laws for the night and forgot my remote. I went to use the Android remote and got an error message of "can't find the ip address of the roku machine" So a no go. But this morning I was thinking on it and realized I was in 3G mode on my Droid and I should have gone into wifi mode to catch my in-laws wifi signal to see the Roku. Does that sound reasonable?
 
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Re: Remoku - A Web App for remote control of Roku Players

Thu Nov 25, 2010 7:39 am

joe78251 wrote:
Any Help
I want to watch Justin TV on my Roku
Anyone out there knows how Can I
add it to my player.
Are there any player that can paly
Justin.TV I watch internation channels
and they are available in Justin tv only.
Thanks
TheEndless has developed a channel for Justin TV. His website lists all of his Roku channels: http://permanence.com/roku/
tobarefeet wrote:
I downloaded the Android Roku Remote last night. I had brought one of my Roku's to the in-laws for the night and forgot my remote. I went to use the Android remote and got an error message of "can't find the ip address of the roku machine" So a no go. But this morning I was thinking on it and realized I was in 3G mode on my Droid and I should have gone into wifi mode to catch my in-laws wifi signal to see the Roku. Does that sound reasonable?
Definitely reasonable. The remote device and the Roku must be on the same network unless special arrangements have been made (forwarding ports on the router would let you control it via a public IP, but this isn't a recommended action). Also note that if the Roku is connecting to a new network, then it isn't possible to details like the network key with a software remote (because the Roku has yet to be recognized by the network, so there's no IP address for a remote to latch to).
Remoku.tv - A free web app for Roku Remote Control!
Want to control your Roku from nearly any phone, computer or tablet? Get started at http://help.remoku.tv
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Re: Remoku - A Web App for remote control of Roku Players

Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:25 pm

Any update with you two of merging the web remote to 1 place?

If you could create something as snazzy as the I-phone app for the browser app. That'd be killer.

Like DVPRemote: http://www.hackingnetflix.com/2011/03/d ... -more.html
 
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Re: Remoku - A Web App for remote control of Roku Players

Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:28 am

Crow550 wrote:
Any update with you two of merging the web remote to 1 place?

If you could create something as snazzy as the I-phone app for the browser app. That'd be killer.

Like DVPRemote: http://www.hackingnetflix.com/2011/03/d ... -more.html

I haven't heard from fluke in a while, but we agreed to merge, and I've been working (slowly) towards something releasable. This screenshot is just the work-in-progess, the form at the bottom will be part of a settings page and not always visible.
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So far, the basic remote functions all work, it can scan for Rokus on a local network and I have a better approach to sending text strings for search. I still have some internal goals I want to meet before I put it on apps4tv for public use, but if any one wants to follow along I've been checking my work into the google code project at http://code.google.com/p/remoku/source/list
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Re: Remoku - A Web App for remote control of Roku Players

Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:33 am

Thanks again for this. Was glad to finally organize my channels!
 
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Re: Remoku - A Web App for remote control of Roku Players

Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:57 am

Can I help with this too? A made my own remote a while back, and just started working on it again
 
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Re: Remoku - A Web App for remote control of Roku Players

Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:53 am

You know what would be awesome? A Windows 7 Gadget version of this. I just got a netbook yesterday (hey, stop laughing, it's perfect for me) and I plan to tryout Remoku on it tonight. But I'll have to run it in a browser, obviously. If I had a Gadget I could just keep it on my Desktop and poke it as needed.

A guy can dream, right? :wink:

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Re: Remoku - A Web App for remote control of Roku Players

Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:12 am

ron2112 wrote:
You know what would be awesome? A Windows 7 Gadget version of this. I just got a netbook yesterday (hey, stop laughing, it's perfect for me) and I plan to tryout Remoku on it tonight. But I'll have to run it in a browser, obviously. If I had a Gadget I could just keep it on my Desktop and poke it as needed.

A guy can dream, right? :wink:

ron

I haven't looked into windows gadgets, yet :). But if you want to install chrome, you can make Remoku act like a bit like a gadget ( browse to remoku in chrome then go to the Wrench Icon>Tools>Create Application Shortcuts...). It will (optionally) drop icons on the desktop, start menu, and/or task bar. If you start remoku from one of those icons, it'll open in its own window, without any extra ui controls like the url bar. If you size and position the window where you want it, it will be remembered when closed and reopened.
Remoku.tv - A free web app for Roku Remote Control!
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Re: Remoku - A Web App for remote control of Roku Players

Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:27 am

brandon15811 wrote:
Can I help with this too? A made my own remote a while back, and just started working on it again

Sent you a PM.
Remoku.tv - A free web app for Roku Remote Control!
Want to control your Roku from nearly any phone, computer or tablet? Get started at http://help.remoku.tv
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Re: Remoku - A Web App for remote control of Roku Players

Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:15 pm

Used the web app today and it worked great, the new mock up and scanning would be a great improvement. was able to clean up his channel line-up (he has the older remote). this beats the phone apps since you have people like my father-in-law (which has my old Roku) who do not know there wireless password so I can't get on his wifi with my DVRemote app but was able to use his already connected laptop. Fixed his line-up too.
 
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Re: Remoku - A Web App for remote control of Roku Players

Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:27 am

This web app is great! I just found it. I noticed that is it not on the Google chrome app store. Is there any intention of putting it up there? If not, do you have any issue with someone else putting one up (with all due credit given)?
 
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Re: Remoku - A Web App for remote control of Roku Players

Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:09 pm

By the way, I noticed the other way another iPhone remote for Roku app has been published on AppStore, by the name of "Remoku" by one "Ender Labs".
see http://itunes.apple.com/app/remoku/id440132221

"Remoku" is not a registered trademark but it seems low-brow reusing a name already "taken".
 
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Re: Remoku - A Web App for remote control of Roku Players

Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:15 pm

EnTerr wrote:
By the way, I noticed the other way another iPhone remote for Roku app has been published on AppStore, by the name of "Remoku" by one "Ender Labs".
see http://itunes.apple.com/app/remoku/id440132221

"Remoku" is not a registered trademark but it seems low-brow reusing a name already "taken".


Low-brow indeed.
While I can understand two people thinking of the name "remoku" for a remote for Roku, I find it difficult to believe that the developer of the app was unaware that there ALREADY WAS a Roku Remote by that name.

I don't think we should stand for this. Boycott! Grr!

By the way, since getting an old model iPod Touch for her birthday, Remoku (the real one....OUR Remoku!) has become my daughter's favorite app. She loves messing with her big brother, pausing his shows while she pretends to be playing a game....

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