Your Digital Media Has Never Looked So Good

 
jca
Topic Author
Posts: 6
Joined: Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:00 pm

Connect NAS Device to Roku Video Player?

Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:06 pm

I have an Iomega Home Media NAS device, where I have some video stored ... can I connect to my Roku video player, via my network, to stream the videos to my TV? If so, how do I get my Roku device to see my NAS? Also, can I stream music to my Roku, or do I need a Soundbridge to do that?
 
User avatar
jeffrok
** Valued Community Member **
Posts: 4332
Joined: Sun Nov 30, 2008 4:51 pm
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Contact:

Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:11 pm

Nope, can't do that at this time.
Yeah, I got some Rokus.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koy2eg1ioZ8&list=HL1380998604&feature=mh_lolz
 
calicommando
Posts: 274
Joined: Thu Jan 01, 2009 5:18 pm

Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:17 pm

Actually you can if you want to put a little effort into it. Check this thread:

http://forums.roku.com/viewtopic.php?t=25955
 
jca
Topic Author
Posts: 6
Joined: Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:00 pm

Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:44 am

[quote="calicommando"]Actually you can if you want to put a little effort into it. Check this thread:

http://forums.roku.com/viewtopic.php?t=25955[/quote]

Thanks, I appreciate the help ... that seems a little aggressive for my capabilities right now -- I'd be afraid of disabling the whole thing! But if I get brave, I'll definitely take another look at it!
 
DeftOne
Posts: 630
Joined: Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:27 pm

Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:48 am

It's really not all that difficult, and from what I've read, it's nearly impossible to disable or brick the Roku DVP.

The instructions in the README are pretty good, and the installation of the channel on your Roku is really simplified with the installer that el.wubo has created. If you get stuck, there are several people who are using his custom channel that could help you out. Just post in the thread calicommando linked to above. If a user can't help you, el.wubo (the author of the channel) can. He is very responsive and helpful.

Just keep in mind your files will need to be in a Roku-friendly format, which is a bit of a hassle when it comes to movies since the Roku only supports certain formats. Transcoding videos takes time...a lot of time.
 
jca
Topic Author
Posts: 6
Joined: Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:00 pm

Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:58 am

Well that gives me a bit more strength - if I'm not in danger of disabling the DVP, it couldn't hurt to try. Thanks!
 
ashes00
Posts: 70
Joined: Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:41 pm

Re: Connect NAS Device to Roku Video Player?

Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:38 pm

JCA - Its realy not that hard. I too was afraid of bricking the device. I actualy PM'ed el.wubo when this was in its beginning, and started watching the "My Music" grow to be what it is today. I have since done the setup several times with different versions, and i ahve to say its rather easy. AND YES, I have a NAS that is the back end storage unit. It is working great. Give it a try you can do it.

-Ash

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: trekkeriii and 2 guests