I have an odd error, was wondering if anyone else had seen it. My Picasa channel works fine, and my Picasa Screensaver will show "Featured Photos" just fine. However, when I set the Screensaver to show "My Photos," it generates an error upon preview ("screensaver could not be previewed. You may need to change custom settings.") and when it comes up by itself after idle time, it just shows the Roku logo. It worked fine for a long time, just stopped working a few weeks back (didn't notice exactly when, but I don't think there've been any recent software updates).
Any guesses as to what might be causing this?
(edit: I have deleted both the Picasa and the Picasa Screensaver channel, and re-registered the Picasa channel with roku.chrishoffman.org, and the problem still occurs.)
claire9 - 12/10/13 - I am sending this as a reply hoping it will show as a recent post--it's been a while since I did that--please let me know if I should
resubmit as a "new topic" it doesn't seem so according to the rules, but I would like this to appear! THanks
I just wrote an email to Chris Hoffman--to an address I found but won't disclose so that he is not swamped with other emails--the only reason I did this is
because I am in limbo like several of you about no longer being able to stream my web albums,including the random slideshow--properly. I hope I do get an answer from him because I could not find any recent post from him on this forum. (I hope the guy is alright
and still the contact for issues with his apps) Moderator says "Contact developer first" and that's what I did. I am giving you a digest of what I wrote him since other folks seem to have the same problem:
"I tried some of the "tricks" other members with the same problems have used--including unsubscribing from Google + except for my gmail and YouTube. It hasn't worked, period.
Your screensaver with the smaller pictures etc works just fine. The web albums do not--I keep getting the "bad response - API return invalid." After several tries I sometime get one picture or two streaming, then the same message. Even the "best" of other programs do not seem to have the use of uploading--syncing albums.
My pictures which have always been on a large capacity thumb-drive have always synced to the web albums smoothly. Lately we've been enjoined to use the "no-redirect link" to Picasa web albums in order to avoid "Google + "the Borg", still I am sure my pics synced exactly where they should since I see them perfectly on the web albums.
So please, please do help me...I (and others) are at a loss to fix this type of problem which has been occurring over the past few weeks. A big chunk of my ease of use of Roku--chucked my cable as soon as I got it--is failing right now. "
(I not savvy enough to do complicated string changes on my computer although and wary to do some strange permutations that would affect other things. I am not the proverbial [old] babe in the woods about computers, though, this but this PC is recent, works well and I do know how to use it...still
Let's hope for the best and if any of you have solutions that I, for some reason, did not find while searching this forum please let me know. Much appreciated.