Are their alternative ways to activate LiveSpy as a screen saver? Can I have a screen saver run from a SMB share? Is their a control file for screen savers?
Unfortunately the PhotoBridge firmware has a bug where screen savers
cannot be launched from an SMB share, nor any share other than an
internal Flash share. I have mentioned this bug in these forums at
least once, but Roku has never responded whether they have duplicated
the bug, consider it a bug, or if it will ever be fixed.
sure-fire way to confirm this would be to take one of the built-in
screen savers, move it to an SMB share, and observe that it no longer
works. I haven't tried this yet but feel certain that it will confirm
Actually of the internal flash types I have only tried it from the
CompactFlash share, where it works fine. I would be interested to
know if it works from any other type of flash.
However, given all of the above caveats, it works nicely as a screen
saver! Why see a boring clock or plain geometric shapes when you
could be watching live webcams from around the world!
As far as a control file for screen savers, I'm not sure what you
mean. Each Screen Saver can store preferences in the usual prefs
location (/etc/rokucascade/settings). However, if what you are
looking for is some internal firmware setting saying where Screen
Savers can be located, I don't know of any. Maybe the Roku folks can
help out with this issue.
Let me know how LiveSpy works for you or if you'd like to see any
changes in the LiveSpy screen saver behavior.