Your Digital Media Has Never Looked So Good

Search found 81 matches

by mkammes
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: Freeware software to develop channels
Replies: 1
Views: 666

Re: Freeware software to develop channels

You're a good man for doing this, despite the nonsense that 'forced' it.

Good on ya.
by mkammes
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: Windows Channel development software customers
Replies: 8
Views: 924

Re: Windows Channel development software customers

This sounds really odd.  I love your software and it's helped me out of a few feed jams.  It makes it easy for folks to jump into the Roku ecosystem and build their own channel!

Hoping this gets resolves soon.
by mkammes
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: Feed Issue, no videos showing up (Newbie)
Replies: 33
Views: 3710

Re: Feed Issue, no videos showing up (Newbie)

Here is what they look like if you're interested: 

https://imgur.com/a/mwR1mFK
by mkammes
Fri May 31, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: Feed Issue, no videos showing up (Newbie)
Replies: 33
Views: 3710

Re: Feed Issue, no videos showing up (Newbie)

I have not seen this on my channel, either.
by mkammes
Tue May 14, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: Feed Issue, no videos showing up (Newbie)
Replies: 33
Views: 3710

Re: Feed Issue, no videos showing up (Newbie)

I'll add to the choir: I have the same issue.  Everything on the Roku "Manage Channel" is good, and feed checks out.  Preview function shows the thumbnail and accompanying metadata. I even swapped out the parameters from a published channel and the same error occurred. It appears the issue...
by mkammes
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: BIF and SRT/VTT support?
Replies: 7
Views: 1251

Re: BIF and SRT/VTT support?

All is working now, for me, so it DOES work.
by mkammes
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: Direct Publisher Channel Showcase
Replies: 17
Views: 12889

Re: Direct Publisher Channel Showcase

Just moved from SDK to DP.  Features Apple HLS (8 quality levels), categories via JSON feeds, and BIF files for RWD/FWD thumbnails. 5 THINGS - Simplifying Film, TV, and Media Technology https://image.roku.com/developer_channels/prod/ad85e2358a7f63ac0255207051520077f4f3ec36ca83f2535e0a58fa91e97eba.png
by mkammes
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: Json File "Series" sample feed
Replies: 19
Views: 7458

Re: Json File "Series" sample feed

I gotta agree.  I use several tools to create my JSON feeds, and the JSON Feed Manager is VERY simple and makes creation VERY simple.  The price tag was paid for in my time spent VERY quickly.  I highly recommend it.
by mkammes
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: How to: Use BIF files with Direct Publisher
Replies: 7
Views: 1757

Re: How to: Use BIF files with Direct Publisher

I ended up re-using the BIF files I created with BIF Video File Creator.  I didn't want to recreate all of the BIF files if I didn't have to.  I only mentioned HLS as I'm not sure if the video file declaration in the JSON changes the way BIF files work....as HLS, by nature can be 1 of many quality s...
by mkammes
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: How to: Use BIF files with Direct Publisher
Replies: 7
Views: 1757

Re: How to: Use BIF files with Direct Publisher

As an update: 1.  Roku apparently requires both an FHD and HD BIF file to show ANYTHING during RWD and FastFWD....at least with HLS files.  Once I defined FHD and HD BIF files, they showed up....but just defining one does not work. 2  BIF files created with BIF File Maker by Burning Bush software ar...
by mkammes
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: Direct Publisher - Feed Status & Update down?
Replies: 2
Views: 947

Re: Direct Publisher - Feed Status & Update down?

Yeah, I normally have to do that, too.

Update: Took 1.5 hours, but now items are being ingested normally.
by mkammes
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: Direct Publisher - Feed Status & Update down?
Replies: 2
Views: 947

Direct Publisher - Feed Status & Update down?

Normally I can refresh my feed and inside 30 seconds the (new) feed is ingested for me to test my unpublished channel.  

Today, it's been over an hour ("The service is still processing your feed. Please check back again for updated status.")

Planned down time, perhaps?
by mkammes
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: How to: Use BIF files with Direct Publisher
Replies: 7
Views: 1757

Re: How to: Use BIF files with Direct Publisher

This is fantastic! Not to complicate things, but a common tool (discovered via the SDK forum) is the free BIF Creator software: http://www.burningbushsoft.com/index-1.html .  I used this exclusively for SDK based channels and the BIF files worked great.  I'm finding they DON'T work for DP channels (...
by mkammes
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: BIF Files, DP Preview
Replies: 4
Views: 1038

Re: BIF Files, DP Preview

Anyone else?  

BIF Files with a Direct Publisher channel?  

Howabout limitations with Preview?
by mkammes
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: BIF Files, DP Preview
Replies: 4
Views: 1038

Re: BIF Files, DP Preview

Anyone?  I'm actually holding off on moving from my SDK based channel to a to DP based one due to this.  

Roku, can you confirm this is indeed possible?

Thanks!