Roku support

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weyrava
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Roku support

Post by weyrava » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:18 am

Hi all, I've been looking for a media server that will work with the Roku 3.

With recent firmware, it acts as a DLNA client if you add the Roku Media Player channel. UMS identifies it as:

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User-Agent: Roku/DVP-5.3 (045.03E04016A)
I haven't been able to create a working .conf file for it though, since it seems like the Roku doesn't support any of the transcoder output profiles, and native playback is pretty limited. From the product specs page, the only supported containers are MP4 and MKV, with H.264 video and AAC or MP3 audio. H.264 seems limited to 8-bit, but I haven't tested it too thoroughly. Subtitles generally seem to not work.

So my main question is, is there any way to get UMS to transcode to an MP4 or MKV container?

tommyjw6206
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Re: Roku support

Post by tommyjw6206 » Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:22 pm

That's where I'm stuck too. Did you have any success finding the "winning" combination of configuration? Did you get transcoding to work? I've got a lot of avi and non-supported file types.

Thanks.

jrolson
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Re: Roku support

Post by jrolson » Sun Aug 17, 2014 4:14 am

I would like to see support added for the Roku 3

masfocus
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Re: Roku support

Post by masfocus » Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:58 pm

Does this still not work for the roku 3?

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Re: Roku support

Post by jrolson » Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:11 am

masfocus wrote:Does this still not work for the roku 3?
Nope..... I gave in and bought TVersity. At least that works on the Roku...

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Re: Roku support

Post by observer11 » Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:29 pm

I'm also wondering if Roku will be supported in a future update? :?: :?:

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Re: Roku support

Post by Wolfgan » Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:16 am

I don't have a Roku to test, but initially I think it will be just a matter of creating an specific profile using http://www.universalmediaserver.com/faq ... erSupport1 to support the DLNA formats played by Roku Media Player channel ( http://www.roku.com/channels/?_escaped_ ... dia-player )

From http://support.roku.com/entries/423946- ... l-support-

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What media file types does the Roku Media Player channel support?

The Roku Media Player channel enables you to play back personal video, music and photo files from a DLNA server on your local network or a USB drive attached to a USB equipped Roku.

 

The following media file formats are supported:

Video — MKV (H.264), MP4 (H.264), MOV (H.264), WMV (VC-1, firmware 3.1 only)

Music — AAC, MP3, WMA, FLAC (firmware 5.3 and later), WAV (firmware 5.3 and later)

Photo — JPG, PNG, GIF (non-animated)

Only supported file types are shown in the Roku Media Player channel. The channel hides unsupported file types. Dolby Digital audio in MKV and MP4 movies is only supported via pass through.

DTS in MKV movies is also only supported via pass through. You must connect your Roku player via HDMI to a TV or receiver capable of decoding Dolby Digital or DTS in order to hear videos with audio tracks in those formats.

Some media server software may convert files into Roku compatible formats.

DRM-protected content is not supported.
-- UMS serving PS3, WDTV, Samsung H6400 + J5500 and Kalemsoft renderers! (no video transcoding but remuxing accepted :D )

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Re: Roku support

Post by SubJunk » Sun Nov 02, 2014 7:42 pm

Hey guys, please test this version: http://www.spirton.com/uploads/UMS/UMS-d19136b.exe

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Re: Roku support

Post by SubJunk » Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:54 pm

Actually that won't work, please try this one: http://www.spirton.com/uploads/UMS/UMS-7b3bde4.exe

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Re: Roku support

Post by drocket » Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:58 pm

SubJunk wrote:Actually that won't work, please try this one: http://www.spirton.com/uploads/UMS/UMS-7b3bde4.exe
I tried this with my Roku 2 and using the Roku Media Player channel. UMS did recognize my Roku, but video still did not play. I let the player sit in the 'playing' state (not playing) until it went back to the menu on its own.

Here's the log:
11-03 19:52:13 Started playing Saturday.Night.Live.S40E04.Jim.Carrey-Iggy.Azalea.HDTV.x264-CROOKS.mp4 on your Roku 3
11-03 19:52:19 Stopped playing Saturday.Night.Live.S40E04.Jim.Carrey-Iggy.Azalea.HDTV.x264-CROOKS.mp4 on your Roku 3
11-03 19:53:40 Started playing The.Big.Bang.Theory.S08E07.HDTV.x264-LOL.mp4 on your Roku 3
11-03 19:55:48 Stopped playing The.Big.Bang.Theory.S08E07.HDTV.x264-LOL.mp4 on your Roku 3

And some debug info:
DEBUG 2014-11-03 19:53:40.803 [StartPlaying Event] The full filename of which is: C:\Users\Drew\Downloads\The.Big.Bang.Theory.S08E07.HDTV.x264-LOL.mp4 and the address of the renderer is: 192.168.1.167
DEBUG 2014-11-03 19:54:07.379 [AWT-EventQueue-0] Checking dbgpack property in UMS.conf
DEBUG 2014-11-03 19:54:07.379 [AWT-EventQueue-0] Reading dbgpack: default: null, previous: "extras\channels\channel.log", current: "extras\channels\channel.log,C:\Program Files (x86)\Universal Media Server\extras\channels\channel.log"
DEBUG 2014-11-03 19:54:07.379 [AWT-EventQueue-0] adding extras\channels\channel.log
DEBUG 2014-11-03 19:54:07.379 [AWT-EventQueue-0] adding C:\Program Files (x86)\Universal Media Server\extras\channels\channel.log
DEBUG 2014-11-03 19:54:07.379 [AWT-EventQueue-0] adding C:\Program Files (x86)\Universal Media Server\renderers\Roku-Roku3.conf
DEBUG 2014-11-03 19:54:07.380 [AWT-EventQueue-0] adding C:\Program Files (x86)\Universal Media Server\renderers\Apple-iDevice.conf
DEBUG 2014-11-03 19:54:07.380 [AWT-EventQueue-0] adding C:\ProgramData\UMS\WEB.conf
DEBUG 2014-11-03 19:54:07.380 [AWT-EventQueue-0] adding C:\ProgramData\UMS\UMS.conf
DEBUG 2014-11-03 19:54:07.380 [AWT-EventQueue-0] adding C:\ProgramData\UMS\debug.log.prev
DEBUG 2014-11-03 19:54:07.380 [AWT-EventQueue-0] adding C:\ProgramData\UMS\debug.log
DEBUG 2014-11-03 19:54:21.363 [UPNP-AliveMessageSender] Sending ALIVE...
DEBUG 2014-11-03 19:54:21.547 [New I/O worker #3] HTTP User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (Compatible, Aggregation, Twonky, 7.0.10-Android ) DLNADOC/1.50
INFO 2014-11-03 19:55:48.805 [StopPlaying Event] Stopped playing The.Big.Bang.Theory.S08E07.HDTV.x264-LOL.mp4 on your Roku 3
DEBUG 2014-11-03 19:55:48.807 [StopPlaying Event] The full filename of which is: C:\Users\Drew\Downloads\The.Big.Bang.Theory.S08E07.HDTV.x264-LOL.mp4 and the address of the renderer is: 192.168.1.167

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