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snowpeck

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Re: Buzzr for a buck - you too can watch Buzzr live
« Reply #60 on: June 04, 2018, 12:51:18 PM »
Can someone explain a little better how to get it on Roku? I'm having a little trouble.
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Re: Buzzr for a buck - you too can watch Buzzr live
« Reply #61 on: June 04, 2018, 01:07:43 PM »
Can someone explain a little better how to get it on Roku? I'm having a little trouble.

It's a bit of a pain, but I'll try to break it down:

  • Make a ChannelPear account.
  • Add the stream to your library. From the "Pair" meny, select Roku to get your playlist URL. Keep this handy.
  • Install this private channel to your Roku.
  • Make a playlist using the URL you noted in step 2

There you go. Then add your BUZZR stream to Favorites and save yourself some navigation steps in the future. (There is also a ChannelPear plugin you can add to Plex if you use that but that setup is slightly more advanced math. The above seems to be the path of least resistance, for now.)
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snowpeck

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Re: Buzzr for a buck - you too can watch Buzzr live
« Reply #62 on: June 04, 2018, 01:13:29 PM »
The problem I'm having is that the stream won't play in ChannelPear. I had the Plex setup done but when I get there it says the stream is invalid.
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Re: Buzzr for a buck - you too can watch Buzzr live
« Reply #63 on: June 04, 2018, 01:46:25 PM »
Okay, here's what I did in CP:

1) From the Library: Add > Media
2) URL is the URL to the M3U8. If you are using Nick's, it's https://www.nicholastodor.com/buzzr/live.m3u8.
3) The other items (name, logo, etc) are whatever you want them to be.
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Re: Buzzr for a buck - you too can watch Buzzr live
« Reply #64 on: June 04, 2018, 09:42:54 PM »
I know this is pretty nitpicky, but I wish they streamed at 60 FPS, so that the shows would have the motion from the 480i videotape accurately shown. There is a workaround with SmoothVideo Project, though it's the PC equivalent of the motion interpolation feature of modern TVs, which causes some artifacting.

For that matter, Youtube clips have the same problem, unless you deinterlace your capture so that each field is a separate frame (instead of blended together), and you upconvert it to 720P or higher.

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Re: Buzzr for a buck - you too can watch Buzzr live
« Reply #65 on: June 04, 2018, 11:12:25 PM »
I know this is pretty nitpicky, but I wish they streamed at 60 FPS, so that the shows would have the motion from the 480i videotape accurately shown.

Well, suddenly I don't feel as bad for whining about aspect ratio. :)
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Re: Buzzr for a buck - you too can watch Buzzr live
« Reply #66 on: June 11, 2018, 04:17:49 PM »
Never got the Plex method to work, but I did get it to work through the private Roku playlist channel. Thanks!
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Re: Buzzr for a buck - you too can watch Buzzr live
« Reply #67 on: June 11, 2018, 08:16:04 PM »
Never got the Plex method to work, but I did get it to work through the private Roku playlist channel. Thanks!

Good deal. I ended up fixing up an .m3u file to host on my web space (along with a local copy of Nick's .m3u8; the former needs to be able to point to the latter) that I could use the Plex IPTV plugin to point to, removing CP from the equation entirely. Works well but was mostly a proof-of-concept thing. (Although if I could figure out how to whip up a basic .html file that then embeds the m3u in an HTML5 player, that would also be extremely useful. Hmm.)
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Re: Buzzr for a buck - you too can watch Buzzr live
« Reply #68 on: June 11, 2018, 08:59:36 PM »
(Although if I could figure out how to whip up a basic .html file that then embeds the m3u in an HTML5 player, that would also be extremely useful. Hmm.)
Again, already done.

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Re: Buzzr for a buck - you too can watch Buzzr live
« Reply #69 on: June 11, 2018, 10:10:04 PM »
Yeah, I was trying to do it without the .js 'cuz I don't understand it, but I guess there's no way around that in Chrome. Bah.

How would I munge your code to autoplay?
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Re: Buzzr for a buck - you too can watch Buzzr live
« Reply #70 on: June 13, 2018, 02:49:20 PM »
Are others not getting any sound from the feed or is it just me? I tried on different browsers and computers, but I thought Id check with others anyway just in case Im as crazy as I feel lol

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Re: Buzzr for a buck - you too can watch Buzzr live
« Reply #71 on: June 13, 2018, 03:23:02 PM »
Are others not getting any sound from the feed or is it just me? I tried on different browsers and computers, but I thought Id check with others anyway just in case Im as crazy as I feel lol
The sound is fine for me.
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Re: Buzzr for a buck - you too can watch Buzzr live
« Reply #72 on: June 13, 2018, 03:52:32 PM »
The sound is fine for me.

It seems to work for me too! So either I was crazy or it got fixed lol

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Re: Buzzr for a buck - you too can watch Buzzr live
« Reply #73 on: June 13, 2018, 06:36:57 PM »
The sound is fine for me.

It seems to work for me too! So either I was crazy or it got fixed lol

No, I think there was an issue for a little bit. I tried tuning in around 11:20 to find no sound.