[Wolves] Roku & Zotac

Kevanf1 kevanf1 at gmail.com
Sat May 10 21:39:55 UTC 2014

I meant to add that there is a 4OD channel.  There is no ITVplayer as
yet but I have asked ROKU about this and they reckon it is due
sometime later this year.  Yes, you can play a video file that is
stored on your PC through the ROKU.  What it does is you set up the
Plex server on your PC.  This then serves up the video files to the
Plex channel (you need to add this yourself but it is straightforward)
on the ROKU which is seen on your TV through a hdmi hook up.  My ROKU
gets its signal wirelessly from my router.  I believe the more
expensive ROKU boxes can be hooked up via an ethernet cable too.  The
Plex server is available for Windows, Linux (Deb, RPM and slackware
versions) and MAC.  I run mine on Mint 15 and 16 and am in the process
of setting it up on both a pure Debian box as well as a Lubuntu box.

On 10 May 2014 22:24, Kevanf1 <kevanf1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> It is I who owns a ROKU box :)  I have the cheapest of the lot the
> ROKU LT.  I use mine to streamou various movies and tv shows that I
> have stored (this is significant) on my PC.  There is now a dedicated
> YouTube channel on ROKU so you can view video from there.  You cannot
> view something that you could stream onto your PC and redirect it to
> the ROKU :(  You do have access to Netflix and Now TV.  No doubt they
> will have Amazon TV and others in the future.
> So, is it worth it?  If you don't have a smart tv then absolutely.  I
> would not be without mine.  However, be aware that there are an awful
> lot of American Christian religious channels on there.  This is
> tempered with some 'interesting' dedicated Linux tv show channels.
> Plus loads of ancient horror and sci fi channels, 'Plan 9 From Outer
> Space' anybody?
> On 10 May 2014 17:53, John Rose <john.aaron.rose at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I seem to remember someone saying that they had a Roku box. I've looked at
>> its description & was not able to figure out if it is what I want. I want to
>> be able to connect through my router to the web in order to stream video
>> (e.g. from 4od & ITV's iPlayer) to my Sony TV. The TV can connect to my
>> router with a fixed ip NAT address. I also want to be able to play a video
>> file on my TV, the file being stored on my laptop.
>> Is the Roku box suitable for the above? ebuyer.com is selling the Roku2XS
>> box for £50. Alternatively, they are selling the Zotac Media Streamer for
>> £35, though there's only one review of it & it's hammered.
>> --
>> Regards,
>> John
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