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.


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.


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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