Roku player encounters Error -5 due to invalid bitrates

The quality of a video is largely determined by its bitrate, which is typically variable and subject to change throughout the duration of the video.


Question:

Occasionally, while streaming an HLS video, the Roku player displays an error with a code of -5 indicating the absence of the
valid bitrates
.

Despite being slightly slow when played through the browser, there were no signs of lag in the segments when viewed on Roku.


Solution:

Based on our recent encounter with this issue, it appears that a weak internet connection between the client and host, or other network-related issues, are the likely causes of the problem on Roku.

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