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casbboy
Level 7

Recommended: Please add HD/FHD channel store screenshots

How do I do that?

I see that it wants screenshots, but the only one I can make is the generated one. How do I go about getting screenshots in HD and FHD? I don't want to take a picture of my TV with my phone, as that looks like crap.

Cheers
Ryan
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rovidx_media
Level 7

Re: Recommended: Please add HD/FHD channel store screenshots

In your web browser go to the IP address of your Roku.    It will ask for a username and password.    The username is "rokudev" and the password was set when you enable the developer mode on that device.

Once the page has loaded go to "Utilities" and then click "Screenshot".   This will take a screenshot of what ever is on your app at the time.   Then right click on the image and choose "Save As..."
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casbboy
Level 7

Re: Recommended: Please add HD/FHD channel store screenshots

I thought that was only with SDK, and not direct publisher.

Cheers!
Ryan
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casbboy
Level 7

Re: Recommended: Please add HD/FHD channel store screenshots

Ahhh.

Nevermind, I see it now.

Cheers!
Ryan
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casbboy
Level 7

Re: Recommended: Please add HD/FHD channel store screenshots

Actually, I take that back.

It takes a screenshot no problem if I'm on the home screen. But if I open up my Direct Publisher app, and try to take a screenshot, it just says "Screenshot Ok", but doesn't show a screenshot. The image area has nothing in it.

But, if I exit the app, go to home page, and say screenshot, it works.

What gives?
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rovidx_media
Level 7

Re: Recommended: Please add HD/FHD channel store screenshots

"casbboy" wrote:
Actually, I take that back.

It takes a screenshot no problem if I'm on the home screen. But if I open up my Direct Publisher app, and try to take a screenshot, it just says "Screenshot Ok", but doesn't show a screenshot. The image area has nothing in it.

But, if I exit the app, go to home page, and say screenshot, it works.

What gives?

You know, it's been so long since I had done it, I had it wrong.   In DP dashboard go to "Screenshots" and click the "Auto Generate" button.   Looks like it only generates 1 image, but I don't remember seeing this option when I set up the DP channel.  Maybe it's new?
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casbboy
Level 7

Re: Recommended: Please add HD/FHD channel store screenshots

The auto-generate does make one screenshot, But Roku itself complains that the Screenshot is not HD. Why not take an HD screenshot then?

The dev mode in the device itself can take home screenshots all day, just not when an app is open. So not getting the point of that option either.
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rovidx_media
Level 7

Re: Recommended: Please add HD/FHD channel store screenshots

"casbboy" wrote:
So not getting the point of that option either.

Welcome to the wonderful world that is direct publisher.   They really should have slapped a "Beta" sticker on it because it has some weird requirements and bugs
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michael63701
Level 7

Re: Recommended: Please add HD/FHD channel store screenshots

I'm having the same issue and I'm SDK.  Takes the home page but not in the app.
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Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: Recommended: Please add HD/FHD channel store screenshots

"michael63701" wrote:
I'm having the same issue and I'm SDK.  Takes the home page but not in the app.

to take screenshot of SDK channel, it has to be side-loaded (the one that's at the very end of the list in Home screen and identifies itself as "dev" on * click), can't do it for the published one.
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