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williams101
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Picasa web albums

Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:41 am

Is anyone going to write a new channel code for Picasa? The existing one gets API return invalid errors.
 
Macherb
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Re: Picasa web albums

Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:04 pm

It working just fine for me since Sept. 18, 2014. It just stopped running with the same "API return invalid" message this morning (Oct. 15, 2014). Apparently, this has happened several times before. I have no idea what the down time will be (I hope not long)
 
Rharp
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Re: Picasa web albums

Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:54 am

I have been having the same error for nearly a week on both Roku 2 XS and a Roku 2 XD. Roku, when is someone going to fix this error and stop it from happening all of the time?
 
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RokuJoel
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Re: Picasa web albums

Sat Oct 18, 2014 12:10 pm

I've just send an email to the developer informing him of this issue, which I've verified on my device.

- Joel
 
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Re: Picasa web albums

Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:05 pm

RokuJoel wrote:
I've just send an email to the developer informing him of this issue, which I've verified on my device.

- Joel


Thanks Joel. Hope Chris is still around to take action on the Picasa Roku interface.... :?:
 
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Re: Picasa web albums

Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:07 pm

This might help you while you're waiting for the channel to get fixed: http://forums.roku.com/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=30575&start=135#p460164

I made up my own version of Chris Hoffman's Picasa channel with re-written registration/authentication code and several other bug-fixes. It works for me. You're welcome to use it.

https://my.roku.com/add/PICASA2
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Lesiegrist
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Re: Picasa web albums

Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:10 am

Thank you belltown! Your Picasa app actually works! My kids will be thrilled they can watch our family videos again!
 
fmdisplay1
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Re: Picasa web albums

Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:29 pm

Our Roku has had api invalid return for about a week. Is there a fix for this?
 
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Re: Picasa web albums

Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:36 pm

fmdisplay1 wrote:
Our Roku has had api invalid return for about a week. Is there a fix for this?

It looks like the original Picasa channel is having problems again.

However, Picasa2 should still be working. Feel free to use Picasa2 until the official Picasa channel gets fixed. If you are having problems with Picasa2, let me know.

https://my.roku.com/add/PICASA2
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jw353
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Re: Picasa web albums

Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:05 am

The Picasa2 channel cured my problems that I was having with the old Picasa Web Albums channel.

Now my only request is there any way we can get an update to the Picasa screensaver? It seems to be pointing to the old Picasa web albums and I don't see a replacement.
 
shew82
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Re: Picasa web albums

Wed May 20, 2015 6:27 pm

+1 to the plea to get the Picasa screensaver updated also - really missing that feature now the standard Picasa channel appears to be dead for good.
 
reciaseegy
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Re: Picasa web albums

Fri May 22, 2015 1:23 pm

Yes Please! I miss my picasa screen saver!
 
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Re: Picasa web albums

Fri May 22, 2015 2:40 pm

I plan to add a screensaver to my Picasa2 channel. Unfortunately, it may be a few weeks before I get to it. My computer broke, and I'm waiting for a new one to come from China, so I'm not doing any Roku development right now. Once it arrives and I finish off a couple of other projects, I'll get to work on it.
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TryEmAll
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Re: Picasa web albums

Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:40 pm

When I open an album in Picasa2, pause the slide show and attempt to go backward (i.e. from the first picture in the album to the last picture in the album) all I get is the Picasa logo. When I hit the reverse button a few more times, I still get the Picasa logo -- no pictures. Then when I hit the forward button, I get the last few pictures from the album. Seems like a bug.

Also, it would be nice to be able to pause without seeing the slide number displayed on the screen.

Not complaining, mind you. :D
 
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Re: Picasa web albums

Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:43 pm

If nobody else wants to do it, I might take a crack at it. Google Photos is a pretty impressive offering and the old PWA API still seems to be able to get at most of the underlying data model.
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