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jbrave
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Subsonic TV 1.5 Beta

Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:39 pm

Hi,

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:

https://owner.roku.com/add/FourPointSevenTest

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:

http://www.subsonic.org/pages/download.jsp

(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:
replace

-acodec libmp3lame

with

-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:

http://forum.subsonic.org/forum/index.php

Do not post any questions about SubsonicTV / Roku on the Subsonic forums, the forum is only for Subsonic Server.

Thanks,

- Joel
Screenshades: The first Screensaver for Roku2!
Musiclouds: The best free internet music, on your Roku!
Ouroborialis: Psychedelic Screensaver for Roku!
 
jbrave
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Re: Subsonic TV 1.5 Beta

Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:17 am

https://owner.roku.com/add/FourPointSevenTest

Current beta version is now updated to support SSL if you have installed a ***commercially purchased certificate***

Roku should support any commercial SSL cert (not self-signed) that Firefox supports, with the following exceptions:
SSL Signing chain depth should be no more that 2, and must not be dependent on rc-4 cyphers

SubsonicTV should also automatically switch on SSL support if it detects your system is using SSL. For example, if your server is joe.myserver.com and you don't click "enable ssl" then SubsonicTV might be able to detect that you are using SSL and switch on support automatically.

If you have a standard Subsonic install with the built in SSL certificate, you may be able to browse content, but unable to play any content, and this will probably not be resolved any time soon.

Note, if you are running subsonic with SSL on a non-standard port then this beta release might not work.

- Joel
Screenshades: The first Screensaver for Roku2!
Musiclouds: The best free internet music, on your Roku!
Ouroborialis: Psychedelic Screensaver for Roku!
 
omegatotal
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Re: Subsonic TV 1.5 Beta

Sun Nov 30, 2014 4:05 pm

your app does not work with subsonic servers on non standard ports

and does not give any sort of useful error messages

also in some cases crashes when attempting to connect with out a port specified


glad I did not pay for this 'app'

ping me if you have any questions that might help you test

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