Welcome to the forum.
I looked over the Roku Web site, but could not find the specs. on the files that it wants to play. What is the recommended file format, and also the recommended settings?
You also mention that you are processing the Exported/Shared file with Roksbox. Is this device processing the files? If so, what are the specs. of the files that it produces?
As Real Player can play the files directly from PrE fine (I would also try with VLC Player, and MediaPlayer Classic HC - both free and far better than Real Player), it seems that the step in the process, that might be introducing the issue is with the Roksbox. As I am not familiar with either Roku2, or Roksbox, and cannot find much beyond some ads on the Web site, I need a little hand-holding on your exact workflow, and also what each step in that workflow is producing, and what each element in that workflow requires.
Good luck, and it seems that John T. Smith uses the Roku2, so he might have some good insight into how he does things.
Roku will play MP4 and MOV files. Here is a URL from the Roksbox website
that give some Roku2 specs. I am currently trying to slow down my bit rate
with the Adobe export to get something closer to the file size of the video
clip from the camcorder. Adobe was greatly increasing the file size, so I
want to see if reducing the file size and therefore the bit rate will
No luck..I lowered the bit rate so the filesize was almost cut in half...not
apparent difference at all. The has to be some setting in Adobe I am
missing that is causing imcompatibilty here. I also posted to the Roku
forum, but nothing back yet.
To find the codec details, use the programs below
It would SEEM that your output file has "something" that does not match the file that works... so use the above to find out the details of the file that works, and set your PreEl output to match
Thanks for the great advise. The tools allowed me to find the offending
settings. Essentially the PCM audio instead of the AAC audio was
overpowering my play. I am a novice to video editing/processing/rendering,
and this exercise allowed me to learn a great deal...I feel almost like a
pro now and believe I can much more effectively use PE.
Glad things are now working for you... we all started at 0 knowledge, and gain experience as we read and do new work
For video, as you have found, the seemingly "small" details can have a very large impact on what works, or doesn't