I basically packaged up the Yahoo! sample video player widget and put it on my vizio TV. It doesn't work. I get a pop-up dialog with no helpful (to me) information for debugging the issue. I press the play two videos button, wait a long time, then see the pop up:
title: Video Playback Error
body: We encountered an error attempting to playback the requested video. Please try again and if the problem persists try again at a later date.
button: Retry Again button: Cancel
The same code works in the simulator.
Don't ask for the source code, you have it or wrote it. It is just com.yahoo.widgets.tv.videosample.widget (well with a few trivial changes to strings, and a change to the widget identifier of course. Actually l4.tv.videosample.201009.2302.widget is in the developer gallery if you want to see..)
As for the TV, not sure what info you can use but...
Vizio model M220NV Widget Gallery > tv widget software tells me Yahoo! Widget Engine 5.4.5 Widget Apllication Framework 1.2.18.E Launcher Bootstrap 1.2.12 Widget Container 1.4.1.E Profiles 1.3.3 TV Settings 1.2.10 Widget Gallery 1.3.22
I updated the version of the Yahoo! video sample app in the galery to
The first two buttons' functionality is exactly the same as in the Yahoo! sample app. I added two additional buttons, one to (try) playing a video from a L4 server, and the other to (try) playing an audio clip from an iTunes server.
All four buttons work in the simulator (Ubuntu 8.04) and none work on my Vizio TV. None of the first 3 work on another Samsung TV I have for testing purposes.
Please help! This is essentially just Yahoo! code packaged and loaded onto a TV. What am I doing wrong?
Although the videos and audio continue to play in the simulator, they either generate the same error message I referenced in my original post, or in the case of audio cause the Vizio to freeze / hang. The power button works, all the other buttons seem like no-ops to me.
The problem appears to be that the sample videos that Yahoo! provides are not compatible with the Vizio TV. A co-worker transcoded one of the Yahoo! supplied samples to another format, and it plays on the Vizio now.