Roku Netflix Player

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Roku Netflix Player™ LMCE Guide

The Roku Netflix Player™ is a great little device if you are really interested in using the Netflix™ Streaming video service. That's right, you don't need to hack away at installing IE in linux, to use this great service. This box weighs in at $99.95 US, and has the ability to be output to any kind of video device either standard composite yellow, red, white, to s-video + optical to the best which uses HDMI. The box is quite small just about the size of a good paper back book, and requires a minimum service plan of $8.99/mo US. Most of us US residents already have this plan or better, so getting this little box, was a no-brainer. You can see from the images below, that it is quite a functional little piece of hardware:

Rokufront.jpg

Outputs

  • Composite Video
  • S-Video
  • Component Video
  • Optical SPIDF
  • HDMI

Inputs

  • 10/100 Ethernet Cat5
  • 802.11b/g Wireless

Rokuback.jpg

On Screen Display

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HowTo Configure it with LMCE

Stuff you will need

  • Video Capture Card (recommend a pvr150 card or pvr500) or a LMCE controlled A/V Receiver or Television/Projector
  • USB-UIRT or mce_usb2 receiver/blaster for IR blasting control
  • Network connection 10/100 or better
  • Wireless G available if you choose not to run a network cable (I have tried both, and see no difference in quality)

Create the template in web admin

  • Launch LinuxMCE Admin Website form the core or your favorite browser
  • Go to LinuxMCE Admin Website-->Wizard-->Devices-->AV Equipment and Click "Add device"
  • In the manufacturer drop down choose "Roku"
  • In the Device Category drop down I left it at the default "AV"
  • Click "Add device template"
  • In the name or model# field enter "Netflix Player"
  • Leave infrared selected
  • Click "Next"
  • You can take the defaults for "What Delays" screen
  • On the "How to Tune" screen click the "no" bullet, and click Next
  • Accept the defaults on the "Toggle Power" screen
  • On the "What Inputs" screen click #1 change the drop down to "Live TV"
  • On DSP mode screen choose the top option for "doesn't have"
  • On the infrared group screen, select the control device, either USB-UIRT embedded transmit or LIRC embedded transmit depending on your setup. Then Add/IR group "Roku IR" click Add i/r group
  • On the edit IR codes screen check the boxes for Media Ctrl (play/pause/ff) and On-Screen Menu Navigation
  • Click update and then paste the following codes into these blocks:

Enter/Go

0000 006E 0000 0022 0151 00A9 0015 0016 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0016 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0016 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 053F

Menu (Show Menu)

0000 006C 0000 0022 0157 00AC 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0556

Move Down

0000 006C 0000 0022 0157 00AC 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0556

Move Left

0000 006C 0000 0022 0156 00AC 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0556

Move Right

0000 006D 0000 0022 0154 00AB 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 054C

Move Up

0000 006C 0000 0022 0156 00AC 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0556

Pause

0000 006C 0000 0022 0155 00AC 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 054F

Play

0000 006C 0000 0022 0156 00AC 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0553

Scan Back/Rewind

0000 006C 0000 0022 0157 00AD 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0557

Scan Fwd/Fast Fwd

0000 006C 0000 0022 0156 00AC 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015

  • Now click Update and then Close

How you want LMCE to use it

  • Choice 1 - Hooked up to an internal/external capture device (best way for use by all MD's)
    • Fire up the Setup wizard and tell sarah what it is hooked to
    • When you get to the input screen under the Media Player wizard, choose the proper pvr input, and then select the player the choices presented under Roku
  • Choice 2 - Hooked to an LMCE controlled AV receiver (Local use only)
    • Use the connection manager at the top of the A/V Devices page in LinuxMCE Admin Website, and select the room the Netflix Player is installed in, and then draw the appropriate pipes for audio and video to your A/V receiver or TV

That is mostly it. Now either way LMCE will control your netflix player. I recommend using a capture card so that it can be used on all Media Directors, but If you just want it in your main theater, simply pipe its audio and video outputs to your appropriate LMCE controlled device.

Enjoy.