2016-02-11 07:37:13 UTC
there are all kinds of pricing and storage sizes, and a lot talk about
"serving" files to phones, etc. All I really need is a place to put mp4
files. I'm not talking about any live content here, just the ability to
send files to the Roku platform from somewhere. Let's say that I have a 90
minute 2.5GB MP4 video file. That's not *really* streamed to Roku, is it?
Isn't it just downloaded by the Roku server and played back like any
In short, why can't I just use the conventional file storage I use for my
websites? The only thing I see that could be a deal-breaker is how fast the
file downloads and starts on the Roku player itself. Two seconds, no
problem. Twenty seconds, problem.
But I don't have to play 90 minute files. I can break things down into 15
minute files at about 60MB per file and run them sequentially. Given the
smaller files wouldn't that negate the need for a fancy file storage company
that specializes in video?
Heh...I'm getting there. My little Roku project is no longer hiccupping on