Your Digital Media Has Never Looked So Good

 
chackett
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Sat Nov 19, 2005 1:57 pm

Like I said; I have bad karma.
 
chackett
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Sat Nov 19, 2005 2:41 pm

Aaaahhh, I forgot the first rule of computing: if it doesn't work the first time, reinstall it and try it again.

I downgraded to 2.0.35 and got transfer speeds of 16.67, 16.65, and 16.76 Mbps. Slower than most people, but at least it was stable.

I then re-upgraded (over the internet) to 2.0.36, and this time I got 24.95, 24.12, 24.0, and 24.61 Mbps. Again, not as fast as everyone else, but still a nice performance upgrade, and it's stable.

Thanks, RokuDave! And thanks again soiaf for your help.
 
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Sat Nov 19, 2005 5:00 pm

PilotSteve wrote:
Well, I upgraded this morning from .35 to .36 and am VERY happy with the results! My server is a Mac Dual G4 (runing 10.3), using built-in SMB sharing.

I have some HDV (1080i, edited on iMovie HD from a Sony HDR-HC1) movies that MPLAY info show as 27.9 mbps. The previous version (.35) would always stutter video and play only 2 seconds of sound. Now with .36 I have played over 30 minutes of video (four different TS files) with perfect results - no stuttering, clear video, no problems!

Thank you RokuDave so much! This makes my HD1000 finally do what I most want to do -- play HD movies from my server! -steve-


Same for me. Fixed my HD playback problems. I can use my Roku again :D
Thanks,

Jeff
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pg_rider
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Sun Nov 20, 2005 8:48 pm

Holy moly, the new beta plays my files that I could never get to play with prior versions! Consider me impressed!!! :!: :D
 
jono
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HDV plays without stuttering

Mon Nov 21, 2005 7:29 am

Thanks for making this happen! :D
 
computerguy
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Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:39 am

so if i have 1.5 then i cant upgrade from the network share?? doh i dont have a device to write to compact flash.

thanks,
Brian
 
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Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:53 am

computerguy wrote:
so if i have 1.5 then i cant upgrade from the network share?? doh i dont have a device to write to compact flash.


Its possible to update if you have a compact flash card (but not a compact flash writer).
See here
http://www.rokulabs.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=3869
 
computerguy
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Mon Nov 21, 2005 1:53 pm

thanks, i went to my local computer shop and had the file put on a FC and it updated well. , now i cant seem to actually get the music to play. its saying at the top in red ;letters, 'cannot recognize the file type' or something like that. its a mp3 file and showing up in the list, but wont actually play yet.
 
scifiguy
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Where's the beef?

Sat Nov 26, 2005 5:50 pm

Anybody got reference URLs for apps that have been updated to the new beta?

I dunno if it's possible, but it sure would be great if you didn't need to recompile an app every time the version number changes.
 
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Re: Where's the beef?

Sat Nov 26, 2005 6:42 pm

scifiguy wrote:
Anybody got reference URLs for apps that have been updated to the new beta?

I dunno if it's possible, but it sure would be great if you didn't need to recompile an app every time the version number changes.

The SDK hasn't changed sinc 2.0.34, so recompiles shouldn't be necessary. Is there a specific app that's not working for you?

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chackett
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Sun Nov 27, 2005 6:59 am

computerguy wrote:
thanks, i went to my local computer shop and had the file put on a FC and it updated well. , now i cant seem to actually get the music to play. its saying at the top in red ;letters, 'cannot recognize the file type' or something like that. its a mp3 file and showing up in the list, but wont actually play yet.

Which app are you using to listen to music? If it's red letters, I'm guessing it's SlimRoku. If so, try re-installing SlimServer (or upgrading to 6.2.2 if you haven't done so). I had this problem at one point, and tinkering with SlimServer fixed it.
 
ksh
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Tue Dec 06, 2005 4:07 am

RokuDave wrote:
woodysd wrote:
What exactly does this new version change?

The only changes in this new version are:
    * patch to smbfs in kernel to use larger segment size
    * version string change
The patch also enables a new smbmount option, so if you are intrepid you could revert your segment size to 4096 by adding the string "segment=4096" to the list of smbmount options in your smbprefs file. For example:
+//centipede/audio:sockopt=SO_RCVTIMEO=10,lfs,port=139,guest,username=guest,rw,ip=192.168.0.177,segment=4096
That's the theory, anyway. I haven't tested it very thoroughly.

Dave


I'm running MAC OSX too. When I select a file to play in Sonata it says Working then waits approx 5 minutes before starting to play - same thing in between tracks - a 5 minute delay. I've tried the segment=4096 in smbprefs and the SO_KEEPALIVE SO_RCVBUF=8576 SO_SNDBUF=8576 in smb.conf but nothing makes any difference! Help!

Keith
 
chackett
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Tue Dec 06, 2005 4:54 am

ksh wrote:
RokuDave wrote:
woodysd wrote:
What exactly does this new version change?

The only changes in this new version are:
    * patch to smbfs in kernel to use larger segment size
    * version string change
The patch also enables a new smbmount option, so if you are intrepid you could revert your segment size to 4096 by adding the string "segment=4096" to the list of smbmount options in your smbprefs file. For example:
+//centipede/audio:sockopt=SO_RCVTIMEO=10,lfs,port=139,guest,username=guest,rw,ip=192.168.0.177,segment=4096
That's the theory, anyway. I haven't tested it very thoroughly.

Dave


I'm running MAC OSX too. When I select a file to play in Sonata it says Working then waits approx 5 minutes before starting to play - same thing in between tracks - a 5 minute delay. I've tried the segment=4096 in smbprefs and the SO_KEEPALIVE SO_RCVBUF=8576 SO_SNDBUF=8576 in smb.conf but nothing makes any difference! Help!

Keith

Hi. Here's what worked for me:
1) Don't mess with the segment size on the Roku; use the default settings. You may want to reinstall the firmware upgrade.
2) Put the following lines in your /etc/smb.conf file on the Mac. Don't know if they're all doing something, but I put these in (can't remember where on the net I saw this) and it started working.

socket options = TCP_NODELAY IPTOS_LOWDELAY SO_KEEPALIVE SO_SNDBUF=4096 SO_RCVBUF=4096
max xmit = 65536
read size = 1024
dead time = 15
getwd cache = yes
wins support = yes

You can try different settings for SO_SNDBUF and SO_RCVBUF, but these are the only ones that gave me decent transfer speeds.
 
ksh
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Firmware upgrade

Tue Dec 06, 2005 8:53 am

Thanks for that but still doesn't make any difference. I've tried searching for mention of a firmware upgrade but to no avail - any thoughts?

Cheers

Keith
 
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Re: Firmware upgrade

Tue Dec 06, 2005 10:24 am

ksh wrote:
I've tried searching for mention of a firmware upgrade but to no avail


Firmware upgrade for what? Your Roku? First post in this topic links you to the latest firmware, other posts in this Beta forum take you to older firmware versions.
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