[Wolves] Roku & Zotac

John Rose john.aaron.rose at gmail.com
Sun May 11 07:16:58 UTC 2014

Thanks Kevan for the info. If I didn't want to use Plex server on my PC, 
could I run another dlna server on my PC (e.g. minidlna or Universal 
Media Server)?


On 10/05/14 22:39, Kevanf1 wrote:
> 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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