Roku

Rewriting HMS With SceneGraph

Back in 2017 I mentioned that the API I have been using for my Roku Home Media Server project was going to be replaced by SceneGraph and that I would need to rewrite things. That day finally arrived when my newer Roku players updated themselves to v11.5.0 and HMS quit loading. SceneGraph has lots of documentation, and lots of examples . Most of them are either too simplistic to be useful, or too complex to untangle for someone new to the framework, but experienced with the previous API.
Saving the state for Home Media Server

Saving the state for Home Media Server

Home Media Server is a Roku application for streaming video from a http server. I started the project in 2009 after Roku released the SDK for their devices . Originally it was a server and a client, but I rewrote it in 2010 as just a client so that the only external dependency was a http server that could handle partial file requests. In 2013 I rewrote the client to use the gridScreen layout which lets you display more content at the same time and makes it easier to split things into categories.

Home Media Server Updates

Tonight I finished adding delete handlers and a delete confirmation dialog to HMS. This is probably the state that the code will be in for my LFNW presentation next Saturday.

Streaming Local Video With Your Roku

Ever since I switched from Dish Network to a Roku player a few months ago I have had a couple of things I wanted my player to be able to do. The ability to categorize my Netflix queue is at the top of my list and it would be very cool to be able to play video from a local server. The SDK won't help me modify the Netflix application, but streaming from a local source is actually not a huge problem.