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Nowhere TV is not a Hamburger

A frustrated Nowhere TV user said something the other day that I've been thinking about more than I should and I wanted to take a minute to try and explain how Nowhere TV is different from most channels on Roku and why it is a private channel (not in the ...
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EyeTV and Roku (Redux)

Once upon a time, I ruminated about watching EyeTV recordings via my Roku. In the end, for a number of reasons, I rolled my own solution using AppleScript, my Turbo.264, and Apache. This solution works extremely well for my specific situation, but it only works for my situation and there ...
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Roku Developer Contest

Roku announced a developer contest this week and I want to win it. There are some talented people working on the platform, so the competition will be formidable, but I have a plan. By sheer coincidence, the rules of this contest seemingly play right into my habit of not ...
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RadioTime on the Roku DVP

After a couple little hiccups, my RadioTime channel is publicly available in the Roku Channel Store. It's odd that my first public channel is something I never set out to build as a consumer grade, widely used channel. The channel began its life as sort of a weekend challenge. A ...
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Slaves to our Data

Last night I spent a few hours building a Woot! channel for the Roku DVP. Mostly this was an academic exercise. An attempt to use a device specifically designed for video (and to a lesser extent, audio) playback to display something other than video. Now that it's done ...
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Local Media and the Roku DVP

Something that I don't think the guys at Roku really considered when designing their set-top box was the ability to play media hosted on other devices on the local network. This strikes me as slightly odd since their SoundBridge, when it was first released, was almost exclusively focused on ...
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Roku Programming Pitfalls: roVideoScreen DOA

As I become more and more comfortable with programming the Roku DVP, I am slowly amassing a small mountain of notes on common pitfalls. These are the little mistakes that I make over and over and need a quick reminder of what I'm doing wrong. Here's a big one. Often ...
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Watching EyeTV Recordings on the Roku Box

I've been spending every spare moment lately working on Pod TV. I was bound to burn out on it at some point and it happened Saturday morning. I got home from running my weekend errands, brewed up a pot of organic Sumatran coffee, and sat down at my desk ...
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Please Stop Putting Bogus Data in Your XML

The last couple weeks, I've been working on building a podcast channel for the Roku box. It's actually coming along fairly well and the community is very excited about it. The biggest problem has been dealing with the metadata some of these podcasters publish. There are two important things my ...
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Listening to the TV

I've spent the last several evenings building and deploying a collection of channels for the Roku box that bring video podcasts to your television. That's not a new idea, but, as I wrote Tuesday, it's a new spin on that idea, at least within the Roku context. One thing I ...
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