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cheezydemon3 12-15-2012 09:06 PM

Ok....ROKU!!!!! fire it up.
 
So far so good.

Free movies and $1.99 for season 3 of The Walking Dead.

So far so good.

What am I missing?

jOitheboat 12-15-2012 09:16 PM

Lookup how to add private channels. Add nowhere man channel. 2 brewing channels on there!

snccoulter 12-16-2012 11:39 PM

We signed up for the Amazon Prime it is worth it I think. you get lots of free shows and movies. You also get fee 2 day shipping if you order from Amazon.

cheezydemon3 12-17-2012 12:26 AM

Did the amazon prime. Seems worth it, and there is a 1 month trial. Still need to look into private label roku channels.

Fordzilla 12-17-2012 01:02 PM

Is there any way to stream video files from a location on my network? I was really hoping I could use this device to do that, but it doesn't seem to have that capability. I'm glad I got this for free.

cheezydemon3 12-17-2012 01:55 PM

Watched THE CAVE on crackle. One 15 second add every 15 minutes or so, but otherwise free.

I am pretty sure that the roku can play your home files....or playon on the roku can. I will check.

jww9618 12-17-2012 02:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fordzilla (Post 4689845)
Is there any way to stream video files from a location on my network? I was really hoping I could use this device to do that, but it doesn't seem to have that capability. I'm glad I got this for free.

Plex Media Server can do this.

jOitheboat 12-17-2012 09:12 PM

If you use amazon cloud for your music, there is a channel for that too. Also a Dropbox channel for playing media from your Dropbox space.

Fordzilla 12-17-2012 09:35 PM

Thanks for all the tips. Unfortunately I don't like the sounds of these options so far.

PlayOn looks like it costs $40 for the channel.

Plex requires you to have software running on your computer, which I would prefer not to do. It does appear to be free, so perhaps I will look further into this.

I don't really want to put my files up on Drop Box. I will look into Amazon tonight and see if that allows network streaming, or if I have to put the files on their cloud.

I have an Asus network media player that works great, and I hoped the Roku could easily serve the same purpose.

Nova5 12-17-2012 09:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fordzilla (Post 4689845)
Is there any way to stream video files from a location on my network? I was really hoping I could use this device to do that, but it doesn't seem to have that capability. I'm glad I got this for free.

No. Roku's don't do DLNA. I bought a sony SMP N200 to do DLNA streaming across my network. It still needs "server" software running. Win7 and beyond have this built in and mostly transparent. You just have to share the folder. I still like a more controlled format, fortunately the software I use to organize and play my music on my PCs now handles video AND is a DLNA server.


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