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newchannel
Level 7

Still Need Side Images?

Unless I overlooked it, I didn't see any changes posted but want someone to please clarify.

Due to change for no longer supporting legacy devices, do we still need to make side images in the package?

Thank you.
http://www.victoryNOWfilmsandtv.com
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EnTerr
Level 8

Re: Still Need Side Images?

Currently - yes. A week ago i made the mistake of pushing a beta with no mm_icon_focus_hd / mm_icon_side_hd / mm_icon_focus_sd / mm_icon_side_sd in it and screwed myself creating a "zombie" channel (neither alive nor dead, one that installs on the player but is invisible and cannot be deleted)

Adding insult to the injury is that said channel could not even possibly been installed on older firmwares since it's ARM-only.

Why is some code still doing the mm_icon check on players with firmware 6? From what i can tell these are only used for "dev" channel and we can safely assume developer does not need to be policed on their own player - otherwise the web store icons are used. Fingers crossed this gets fixed!
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TheEndless
Level 7

Re: Still Need Side Images?

"EnTerr" wrote:
Why is some code still doing the mm_icon check on players with firmware 6? From what i can tell these are only used for "dev" channel and we can safely assume developer does not need to be policed on their own player - otherwise the web store icons are used. Fingers crossed this gets fixed!

They're also used if the box is unable to pull the icon from the channel store for some reason (network connectivity?). I've just started pointing them to the same images I use for the channel store, instead of creating multiple icons.
My Channels: http://roku.permanence.com - Twitter: @TheEndlessDev
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EnTerr
Level 8

Re: Still Need Side Images?

"TheEndless" wrote:
They're also used if the box is unable to pull the icon from the channel store for some reason (network connectivity?). I've just started pointing them to the same images I use for the channel store, instead of creating multiple icons.

But mm_icons demand different dimensions? Are you saying 336x210 etc specs don't matter - just point at the 290x218?
That would be quite reasonable.
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squirreltown
Level 9

Re: Still Need Side Images?

"EnTerr" wrote:
"TheEndless" wrote:
They're also used if the box is unable to pull the icon from the channel store for some reason (network connectivity?). I've just started pointing them to the same images I use for the channel store, instead of creating multiple icons.

But mm_icons demand different dimensions? Are you saying 336x210 etc specs don't matter - just point at the 290x218?
That would be quite reasonable.

I've been doing that for a while, make the hd image and point all the manifest items to it.
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newchannel
Level 7

Re: Still Need Side Images?

Thanks Endless and squirreltown for the info!

I will make and drop them in the package.
http://www.victoryNOWfilmsandtv.com
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newchannel
Level 7

Re: Still Need Side Images?

squirreltown

just to clarify...you are making one 336x210 for the HD ?

Point the focus and the sides to it?

Thanks.
http://www.victoryNOWfilmsandtv.com
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squirreltown
Level 9

Re: Still Need Side Images?

"newchannel" wrote:
squirreltown

just to clarify...you are making one 336x210 for the HD ?

Point the focus and the sides to it?

Thanks.


Well..actually I make one 358x218 but it's been a long time since i looked at what they are actually supposed to be.
The ones you upload for the store are 290 x218 and 214 x 144, I think Endless said he just makes one and links/uploads the same one. Probably a good idea, i don't think the box cares when it's a dev channel (clearly).
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TheEndless
Level 7

Re: Still Need Side Images?

"EnTerr" wrote:
"TheEndless" wrote:
They're also used if the box is unable to pull the icon from the channel store for some reason (network connectivity?). I've just started pointing them to the same images I use for the channel store, instead of creating multiple icons.

But mm_icons demand different dimensions? Are you saying 336x210 etc specs don't matter - just point at the 290x218?
That would be quite reasonable.

Yes, I just point them to the 290x218 and 214x144 versions that I also use for the channel store.
My Channels: http://roku.permanence.com - Twitter: @TheEndlessDev
Instant Watch Browser (NetflixIWB), Aquarium Screensaver (AQUARIUM), Clever Clocks Screensaver (CLEVERCLOCKS), iTunes Podcasts (ITPC), My Channels (MYCHANNELS)
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newchannel
Level 7

Re: Still Need Side Images?

Thanks a ton for the help and tips Smiley Happy
http://www.victoryNOWfilmsandtv.com
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