Post Reply Roku BUG with resolutions below 720p.
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Posted 1/4/16
The Roku SE (the a smaller version of the Roku 1), has 4 settings for resolution. 4:3, 16:9, 720p, and 1080p.

When set to 4:3 or 16:9 when watching TV using the Crunchyroll app (but not youtube or hulu) there is a streaming error.

The problem with this bug is that anyone who doesn't know about changing the settings will simply think that Crunchyroll doesn't work and likely give up (unless they switch to composite), and will likely remove the app. (This isn't a setting you adjust every time, but a setting you *might* adjust once and forget about it forever.

The other problem is that 720p freezes every so often due to the fact that I don't have enough bandwidth and 1080p just plain doesn't work at all. Also, both of those settings are rather rude and


And when you get around to the Chromecast, the ability to limit my account to Standard Def all the time (480p) would be nice, and would play well with T-Mobile's limiting of resolutions to 480p.

TO DUPLICATE:

Connect the Roku up to the HDMI port of the TV.
In the Settings menu switch it to 16:9 or 4:3 (this is needed to get it to output on composite anyway).
Try to watch Crunchyroll through the HDMI port, you will notice Youtube and Hulu work (Netflix should too, just not Crunchyroll.

Error:
Playback INterrupted

Sorry, the app can't continue playing your video because of an unexpected error.
Please check your connection.


Other apps should work.

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Posted 1/6/16
The Roku SE seems to be a Rebadged Roku 1 2710, though I have yet to confirm this, it is possible this bug affects all Roku's or all Roku 1's running the current OS (OS 7).
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Posted 8/18/16 , edited 8/18/16
Possible Cause: The reason the AV cables (red/yellow/white) don't work may be because the 480p detection is broken(It correctly detects 480p vertical resolution, but not the horizontal resolution or width). (There's a bit of a wonky part in the Roku API documentation where they list only 720 as the pixel width for 480p, so there may actually be a bug in the software, or it may just be hardcoded. Either way, it doesn't make sense that both 4:3 aspect ratio and Widescreen would have 720 pixels width with 480 pixels of height).

So, if they coded it from the Roku API tutorial directly.... it creates a bug that would make 480p not work.z

https://sdkdocs.roku.com/display/sdkdoc/ifDeviceInfo

SD is 4:3, Widescreen is 16:9

Widescreen 16:9 material has only the width scaled down to fit 720 pixels instead of an unscaled 848 width.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/480p

So the width could be 640, 720, 848, or 853/854 pixels

Yeah, the roku documentation and screen width conflict, it says 4:3 or Widescreen(16:9), neither of which should be 720 pixels, and yet the documentation says 720 pixels... scaling? Either way, given that documentation it's fairly easy to botch the app if you try to hardcode it and don't do proper testing.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/480p
See, 720 pixels is actually 3:2 aspect ratio which isn't an available setting for the Roku, if this is what they hardcoded, it makes sense that neither widescreen nor 4:3 aspect ratios work (and they don't), so composite cables would never work.

The Playback Interrupted Error has been confirmed to apply to the Roku SE, Roku 1,
Error is: Playback Interrupted
Sorry, the app can't continue playing your video because of an unexpected error. Please check your connection.
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