Mediabrowser for Roku Public Beta Client is now available: Roku Client
So if you have a Roku and are interested in helping to test it out, follow the link and add the channel. If any problems occur while running it, please post them below in this thread. Thanks.
Now TV Users
Please read this guide by CBers on how to side-load the channel: Now TV Guide
Here is a link to the latest version of the channel for side-loading: MB Roku Zip – v1.15
Last Updated: Sept. 17, 2013; Current Version: 1.15
Here are some screenshots of the latest version (1.15).
Well done gcw07, great work.
How do you get the screen-shots from the Roku?
People who already have roku app do we need to remove the older verion and re add new one
Very well done, Looks beautiful! Will test it out with my Roku 2 LT.
removed roku chanel and then add the Current Version: 1.13 and still same issue Did not modify the rating in the big bang theroy or dexter
Roku goes back to home page of chanels as it enter tv show series
Long time Roku users may be used to opening a video and “fast-forwarding” to the point they want to go to. That is not the case with MB3. You can simply go to the chapters view and (provided that you are generating chapter screengrabs on the server) you can actually get a visual preview of the part you want to jump to in five minute increments. As far as I know, neither Plex nor MyMedia does anything like this. Something worth bringing up for the invariable “how does this compare to Plex?” questions.
Looking good. Just ordered the Sky Now TV box, so have to wait a few days for delivery, before I can test this out
I just bought: Roku 2 XS Digital Full 1080p HD Media Streamer with 6-Ft HDMI Cable for 49.99 USD from NewEgg as replacemnet for my second PC
I guess no more HTPC for me only Media server with MB3 and Roku 2XS
If you guys like it you can get too USA Customers at newegg
Hope this helps
I would like to see a quick video of Roku with MB3 in action during navigation and playing a 1080p movie? I would help convincing me to try one.
If someone with a roku and MB3 setup could post a quick one, I would appreciate…
Just grabbed a NowTV box and I’ll be testing as soon as it arrives.
Great work on yet another MB3 client available to the public! :)
Could I just confirm, this is a streaming client and not a playing client? By playing client I mean like MBC on WMC or MBT.
Are there any devices that will have clients which will play the content without streaming and thus putting less CPU load on the server itself?
The content will have to be file served no matter what client you use, but do you mean transcoding the content, because the Roku has very limited native content format a transcoding has to take place on the server which requires horse power. Another alternative is a different device like the WD TV Live Streaming Media Player which plays almost all content without transcoding.
Sorry to hi-jack the thread a bit, but would oher WD devices, such as WD TV Play 1080p Media Player with Wi-Fi (WDBMBA0000NBK-VESN)
support MB3 as well.
Running the beta with a Roku XD.
It picked up my server immediately and had no issues logging on.
Occasionally has some issues of slow navigation – close to a minute to get to the movie detail screen after selecting it sometimes.
I get immediately booted out of the app if I try to access the preferences.
The video is overlayed by a weird band of the previous screen at all times during playback as can be seen here: via my SkyDrive
I really like the interface and it fits perfectly with the typical Roku app design.
so any plans to add mb roku channel to ROKU Developers forum ?
It seems they have developers who publicly talk about there beta channels and ask people for testing
just a thought
Can I ask how the mb3 server address is configured or is the server just found automatically?
I have a pretty good up speed on my fibre and was wondering if i can take a roku box with me and use it to stream mb remotely but i would need to specify my ip/dyndns address manually in order for it to work?
I would imagine streaming shouldn’t be a problem if my net pipe is fat enough and i can specify my external address, right?
Any chance that audio track selection will be implemented? Just tried watching a file and its French. Plex can select the audio but won’t play the video file! Lol so I’m stuck.
So does it still transcode even if its playing a supported format? I tested some h.264 .mkv files, which their website says it will support natively (ie can play from USB drive), but when I play them, all 4 cores on my i5-3570K @ 3.4Ghz go to 90+%.
Didn’t realize before buying this roku 2 XS that it would need to transcode everything, should have done more reading first.
This is third video in this video you can see the chapter view in Media browser 3 Roku at and video format is at 1080p Mkv file
I still believe a phone cammera cant show true 1080p but i give it a shot
Hope you guys enjoy it !
@gcw07 – not seeing any GENRE icons being displayed. Should they be ??
See jacklynee’s video above to see what I mean.
thinking about getting a roku LT for the bedroom, since it’s the only TV in the house that’s SD.. Was wondering if anyone was running MB3 on that particular model and what their thoughts were
Mybe i dont understand how ROKU works but would it be possible to have backdrops and background images to show up ?
Also if i created IBN General folder as TV Library would that replace the main roku image in MB3 Roku channel for TV Library ?
Ok so here is little summary i will make a youtube video and post it once it is ready as it is painful process lol
Genera: so i created a genera folder with over 50 folders and matched with General folder as you will see that from youtube video
Off-course i have few extra folders in IBN that i keep extra files in but that should not effect MB3
TV Shows: in Roku Tv Show or Tv series is called TV Library by default so under this folder Genres for TV show which in my last video did not show up but the reality is it only show genres from IBN folder wich is universal folder for all genera’s
I wish there was a way to sprate tvgenera from Movies genera’s
now some section of generas are Action and adventures which is hard to find a image for and you will see what i am talking about in Video
Next is Movies Movies is named movie library by deafult however i notice now i have Box set and indviual movies very cool option love it
as far genera goes same thing unitl we sprate tv from movies it will be hard to get proper organizations
FINALLY FOR PEOPLE WHO LOVE TO SEE ROKU PLAYING 1080P H264 MKV BLU-RAY
The last part will show a video play back again it is iphone so what you see is not 100% 1080p because between roku and tv is extrem high quality HD video but iphone kills it but it show roku is cabple of playback and it show MB3 is powerfull media streaming software
also you will notice some buffer in boxset and i did not test big bang theroy or dexter yet for Roku crush issue so i will get back to that in some other times
so that all for right now i will post the video once i am done with youtube
Update: So in general and Genre section i created a folder in IBN and named it Children and i put jpg image title folder , i run mb scan media and power off roku and then power back on and then went to MB3 Roku chanel and under Genre Children does not have any image to show
Thanks in advance
I have installed the latest version of MediaBrowser3 server on Windows 8 PC, have it running, and 1.13 client on the NowTV box. When opening the client, only a text is displayed at the top saying MediaBrowser3. What steps am I missing?
Just ordered a Roku 3 from Costco last night for the bedroom. Can’t wait to give this a run through.
My Blu-Ray ISOs and hidef MKVs don’t play on Roku (but play well on Android and Web Clients). Shouldn’t the server be transcoding them to whatever format Roku needs? All I get is a message saying that this specific file format is not supported yet.
I am also getting some crashes (exiting the app, back to Roku My Channels list) when trying to play a few titles. Is there any way to provide you guys with a log or extra info about those issues?
So I have mb3 server running on a computer and have installed the mb3 roku app on two roku 3’s that are up to date. When I went to connect for the first time to the server on both roku boxes, it allowed me to select the server, but then kicked me out of the app and it went back to the Roku home screen. Now when I try to open the mb3 app, it goes to the mb3 launch screen for 1-2 seconds, and kicks me back to the home screen. I am not sure what is wrong with my setup, but I was really looking forward to trying this out instead of Plex. Any direction is appreciated, I think what is happening here is awesome and amazing and I look forward to getting my kinks worked out.