I created this site to help people with video encoding for the Roku Streaming Player, which supports video playback via the USB port or a media server such as Plex. I use Handbrake for all of my encoding and my source files come from DVD and Blu-ray disc. I don’t know if these settings will work if you are looking to re-encode avi’s or wmv files.
I’m using Handbrake 0.9.9 with the latest version of AnyDVD HD for all of my encodes. I use AnyDVD HD to rip the video to my hard drive so that it is usable with Handbrake. This is much faster than trying to encode video directly from your optical drive. You will need some space on your hard drive for your files. How much depends on you and how long you would like to keep the original files on your hard drive. I would recommend a minimum of 120 gigs of space for DVD and 500 gigs for Blu-ray. More is better and it all depends on your needs.
As the Roku becomes more and more popular, so does Rokoding. The big increase in traffic causes this site to go down regularly. The main culprit for this down time is WordPress, which eats up my allotted PHP bandwidth almost daily. To hopefully remedy this problem, I will be launching Rokoding 4.0 in the near future. Rokoding 4.0 will drop WordPress in favor of a responsive HTML5/CSS3 website that should allow for more traffic and hopefully much less down time. Rokoding 4.0 will also have updated guides for Handbrake 0.10.0. and make it easier to understand which presets you should be using. Stay tuned.
Welcome to the brand new Rokoding.com! This site has been around for three years now and it has steadily grown in that time. I felt it was time to modernize Rokoding in an effort to help more people learn how to encode their movies for playback on the Roku and other media devices. With that, it’s been a battle transitioning from a static template site managed with Dreamweaver to a content management system such as WordPress. One big change you will eventually notice is the responsive design. Rokoding is now device friendly. You can view it on your phone, your tablet or your computer. You will see several social sharing buttons on posts and pages throughout the site, so share away. There is also a RSS feed button if you wish to subscribe for updates. I have not enabled comments yet. You will now see some ad’s on the site as I had to monetize a bit to cover costs. There are a few minor updates on the way for the guides and some general maintenance to ensure the site links all work. If you have any comments or suggestions, feel free to send me an email.