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#1 Edited by evilmax17 (73 posts) -


Hey duders, 
I recently bought a Roku Digital Video Player,  and really wanted to watch Giant Bomb videos on it.  Roku offers an SDK, and Whiskey offers an API, so it seemed like a match made in heaven.  I've been developing this for a couple weeks, and I'm just about done with the initial release candidate.  More features will come after 1.0 is released, but here's what I have so far.
Coming Soon, but after version 1.0:
 - Search for videos 
 - Listen to Podcasts 
Planned, but not currently supported by the Whiskey API 
 - Tested / Screened / Anime Vice 
 - Filter videos into categories (Quick Looks, Endurance Runs, etc) 
 - HD Videos 
I''m still polishing things up, but this should be available as a free download on the Roku Channel Store soon.  
Any other Roku owners here? 
Edit: NOW AVAILABLE in the Roku Channel Store!
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#2 Posted by kashif1 (1543 posts) -

my roku broke:(

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#3 Posted by mosdl (3422 posts) -

My launch Roku awaits the content. 

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#4 Posted by Synthballs (2223 posts) -

If I new this what a Roku DVP was, I'd be very interested :P 
Good work anyway man

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#5 Posted by JJOR64 (19693 posts) -

Nice work!            :)

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#6 Edited by excido (205 posts) -

This is awesome, I own a Roku XR, this is actually my second Roku cause my last one died just a month ago. I had the roku for a while, maybe two years? if it's been out that long then that sounds about right.  
I really like this idea, I have a daughter that's just under two years old and when I'm not working most of my time I'm hanging out with her, it's nice to be able to hang out with her and play in the living room and watch some of the giant bomb videos at the same time on my Roku. can't wait till this is public, if you have a private channel available then let me know cause I'd love to check it out. 
oh yea, does the channel do 720p?

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#7 Posted by drewdock (13 posts) -

Nice work. I suggested a Plex plugin, but for some reason it never occurred to me to make one myself. I should investigate that possibility. Stoked to see this for the Roku as I use that for the bedroom.

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#8 Posted by evilmax17 (73 posts) -

The Whiskey Media channel for the Roku DVP is NOW AVAILABLE to download! 
You can either get it by navigating to the Channel Store on your Roku and checking under the "What's New" section, or by following this link:  https://owner.roku.com/Account/ChannelCode/?code=WhiskeyMedia 
See the OP for forthcoming updates.

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#9 Posted by atomicfox (56 posts) -

Another reason why the Giantbomb (Whiskey Media) community is the best! Thanks EvilMax!!!

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#10 Posted by ethan (843 posts) -

Dude this is excellent.  I have a roku and will try it out.   
But actually I use Boxee.tv  way more than my old roku.  Would love to see a GB App boxee.

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#11 Posted by Heli0s (40 posts) -

This is fantastic.  Great use of the api!

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#12 Posted by mancide (214 posts) -

Is this going to be updated for Members Only content?

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#13 Posted by cyraxible (714 posts) -

Yeah, I'm really curious when this is going to be updated. I would love to be able to even search or log in so I can see premium content.

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#14 Posted by pekoe212 (532 posts) -

Yeah, it would be nice to be able to watch premium content on the Roku channel. Thank you SO much for making this, it is awesome to to be able to watch Giantbomb on my TV.

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#15 Posted by evilmax17 (73 posts) -

Really big update coming (hopefully) soon. 
Stay tuned!

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#16 Posted by SkullcrusherMountain (1101 posts) -
@evilmax17: How soon?! :)  My roku will be here tomorrow.
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#17 Posted by evilmax17 (73 posts) -
@SkullcrusherMountain said:

" @evilmax17: How soon?! :)  My roku will be here tomorrow. "

Wish I knew!  :D

I'm done with everything on my end, but Top Men need to change a few things with their Video RSS feeds before I can release it to the general public.

Until then, paid members can install the private beta version here:
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#18 Posted by SkullcrusherMountain (1101 posts) -
@evilmax17: Brilliance.  I just got the Amazon shipment notice :)
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#19 Posted by secretrob (21 posts) -

Just a question to anyone else who watches TNT and the Happy Hour on a Roku.  When watching TNT every week, I can stream HD on the Roku, or at least 4 dots quality, but with the Happy Hour can always only get a quality of 1.  I don't know if Whiskey Media has the channels set up differently, or it has to do with them broadcasting across all of their sites versus just GB as with TNT.  I was wondering if anyone else has this same issue?  It has lead me to watching the Happy Hour on a laptop connected to my computer and TNT on the roku, but it's a bit of a pain.