I’m not at home now, but I believe I may have posted this above, inc scan shots, showing the Emby releases, I assume later is the beta. I have now removed all device renames. I have emailed the remote Emby roku users to rename their devices to a name of my choosing or I will delete their Emby user - hence an incentive to do it!!!!. I Spent too much time on this thing that is really a non issue for me as I reported above, Emby is an amazing thing, speechless’s tirelessness in the roku support/enhancements is fantastic and this little thing that may or may not be affecting only me is a waste of their resources when they can be better utilised elsewhere.
The reason we use the Roku device names is because this is what every single other Roku application does. Roku even makes it a point to tell developers to use that name in their application code when needing a friendly name for the device. We used to allow you to alter the name "in application" too. In the same way Blue Neon Night lets you rename either on Roku.com or through the Roku app.
But you would have the same problem you do as now. You are dependent on your users with those Roku to rename their Roku still.
The fact the server lets you override this "device name" is a convenience. It isn't actually using the name when communicate with the device as you have seen. It still uses the standard device name in some places.
The only real way to get this correct is as you are doing now. Have the users with their Roku name their devices accordingly.
Also.. thanks for the pats on the back. I want everybody happy. I also love Roku and all its great and horrible things it does. It keeps me curious and I love the fact Roku keeps churning out new devices with updated features. They aren't sitting on their laurels happy with the present device platforms they have. They are always continually refreshing their lineup. This means I am going to be getting new toys to play with and they are getting better and better. I love the future.
Edited by speechles, 19 September 2019 - 10:15 AM.