I was trying to find information about how to search for processes that take place in the roku source. Such as, what happens behind the scenes when Roku gets out of a screensaver. Can anyone help ? I have been going over brightscript and am chomping at the bit to put some things in code... just need an "in"
Let me just explain the idea. Maybe someone can help out.
There were two trains of thought going along:
1) Use a screensaver, to activate code functions based on system time. i.e. Deep Embed Code to send channel code to trigger the screensaver to escape out to the preselected channel at a given time. Like an alarm. Screensaver runs in while loop, once the time is reached, it sends out a channel change code. Now, if a specific "channel change" code exists, I don't know, but I imagine sending remote control commands along with text strings can trigger to the channel if it had to. Using the screensaver settings section, you set the channel, and the time.
2) Using a remote control overlay, during the screensaver settings, you assign channels to each of the buttons. Depending on how the screensaver exits, the button pressed that is sent would allow you to automatically change to that channel directly from the screensaver.
You can launch one channel from another by issuing an ECP launch command (see 3.0 External Control Protocol Services in the External Control Guide). You can probably also program your screensaver to do this at the appropriate time.