We've been working on an update to Subsonic TV. New features include:
- Proper playback of transcoded audio files (ogg / flac / etc) from Subsonic 4.7
- Support for Realtime Transcoding and Streaming of video via HLS to your Roku
- New 2D API based Screensaver with artist info and album covers
- Chat Function
- Various minor bug fixes and one major fix
Anyone interested in testing, you can click here:
to install the Roku Channel. You will need a copy of Subsonic.org 4.7 server for Windows or Mac OS X, which you can download here:
(This version still supports older versions of Subsonic Server without the new features)
If you are running on Linux or installing the Stand Alone version of Subsonic 4.7 you may need to compile/install ffmpeg yourself for transcoding functions.
Subsonic.org 4.7 server is free for 30 days and then will require a minimum $10 donation to Subsonic.org to continue using the Subsonic API.
SubsonicTV is a Subsonic client for Roku and is not affiliated with Subsonic.org.
At the end of this Beta Test, the Beta will be converted to SubsonicTV Lite, which can be upgraded to SubsonicTV Pro for a $4.99 / year subscription fee. The lite version allows you to browse and play your audio / video library but has limited music searching and discovery functions.
For any users who have older Roku devices running Firmware 3.1, you will probably need to modify the transcode settings in Subsonic server as follows:
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-acodec aac -strict experimental
in the HTTP Live Streaming command field under Transcoding
Or your movies won't have any sound on older devices.
Realtime Transcoding requires a significant amount of computer CPU power, so if you have an older computer, it may not work well for you. I'm using a circa 2009 Core2Duo mac mini which seems to work pretty well.
Any weird issues you encounter you can post here or on the SubsonicTV google group: http://groups.google.com/group/subsonictv
Help with setting up Subsonic.org server can be found on the Subsonic Forums:
Do not post any questions about SubsonicTV / Roku on the Subsonic forums, the forum is only for Subsonic Server.