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cpjamloki
Level 7

Roku Screensaver

Hi ,
According to Roku sdk in manifest:
screensaver_private =1 (private screensaver)
screensaver_private =0(public screensaver)

But when i put screensaver_private =1 (private screensaver), and run it in dev mode i can see my screensaver is also there as a public screensaver(settings->screensaver) and same behaviour in public screensaver case. seems both are working same No difference there. Can anybody explain more about public/private screensaver behaviour.
Thanks.
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TheEndless
Level 7

Re: Roku Screensaver

screensaver_private is probably ignored when sideloaded, so you can test the screensaver during development. When published, private screensavers should not be visible on the screensaver settings screen, and will only be activated when the channel they're associated with is running.
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cpjamloki
Level 7

Re: Roku Screensaver

thanks Endless for reply . Yes i am surprise to see that i have taken screensaver_private =1 (private screensaver) and upload channel as private channel, when i update my test channel my private Screensaver showing in screensaver settings screen. do't know why this is happening, if anybody have any idea about channels in Roku whom have private/public screensaver in Roku, plz share.
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Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: Roku Screensaver

"cpjamloki" wrote:
thanks Endless for reply . Yes i am surprise to see that i have taken screensaver_private =1 (private screensaver) and upload channel as private channel, when i update my test channel my private Screensaver showing in screensaver settings screen. do't know why this is happening, if anybody have any idea about channels in Roku whom have private/public screensaver in Roku, plz share.


Make sure that your manifest line is exactly:
screensaver_private=1

That is, no space before the '='.
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cpjamloki
Level 7

Re: Roku Screensaver

Yes RokuKC there is no space before '='.
here is my manifest file look like:
title=MyChannel
screensaver_title=MyChannel Screensaver
subtitle=MyChannel ST
screensaver_private=1
major_version=1
minor_version=0
build_version=1111
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