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williams101
Level 7

Picasa web albums

Is anyone going to write a new channel code for Picasa? The existing one gets API return invalid errors.
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Macherb
Level 7

Re: Picasa web albums

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)
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Rharp
Level 7

Re: Picasa web albums

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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Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: Picasa web albums

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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Rharp
Level 7

Re: Picasa web albums

"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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belltown
Level 7

Re: Picasa web albums

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
https://github.com/belltown/
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Lesiegrist
Level 7

Re: Picasa web albums

Thank you belltown! Your Picasa app actually works! My kids will be thrilled they can watch our family videos again!
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fmdisplay1
Level 7

Re: Picasa web albums

Our Roku has had api invalid return for about a week. Is there a fix for this?
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belltown
Level 7

Re: Picasa web albums

"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
https://github.com/belltown/
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jw353
Level 7

Re: Picasa web albums

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.
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