Re: OS 10.0.0/RMP 5.5/Screensaver Issue 6 May 2021
it has been a year now since Roku has rendered the Roku Media Player audio player/screensaver combination useless.
what good is an audio player set to continuous play it it stops after playing two files?
early on we were given assurances that Roku was listening and that they were working on the issue. as time wore on Roku's responses became fewer until they seemed to be basically ignored.
there was a time when Roku believed that the issue was resolved because the RMP would work with the screensaver. they did not seem to understand that there was a specific problem with the audio player stopping in continuous play. (I guess they were not listening very hard)
I would say the highlight of the year was when word got out that the RMP team was blaming the OS team for the problem. it is usually Roku pointing the pointing the finger at third party vendors for things that don't work. from the results I guess that means that no one is working on it.
there is only one positive thing thing that I have to say about this odyssey. I am glad that it happened when it did. I was on the verge of getting additional Ultras to use in other rooms. needless to say that has not happened and I no longer have an unqualified recommendation for anyone else getting a Roku.
Re: OS 10.5.0/RMP 5.5/Screensaver Issue 8 Oct 2021
OS 10.5.0 b 4181-46 8 Oct 2021
RMP 5.5 b 12 8 Sept 2021
it's a miracle the OS issue that stopped the Roku screensaver from working with the Roku Media Player audio player has been resolved. continuous mode in the audio player with the screensaver now works.
the stuttering when the next track is beginning seems to have been resolved as well.
however all is not well. at times some tracks do not start at the beginning. I believe that is caused by the persistent resume marker. other aberrant behavior, sometimes when you trigger out of screensaver mode to check where you are in the track or skip to the next track it will jump all the way back to the first track. other times it will lock up and you have to use the home key to get out of it.
bottom line the RMP audio player is better than it was with this OS update but still has issues that need to be worked on.
EDIT UPDATE 10 OCT 2021
when the audio player finishes the last track in the folder there is a long delay before it plays the first track and it does not start from the beginning of the track.