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by mkammes
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Wordpress plugin for metadata for Roku channel
Replies: 7
Views: 4760

Re: Wordpress plugin for metadata for Roku channel

ONE DOES EXIST.  Pretty new. https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-smart-tv/ It already saves me hours.  Add a video in WP, then point to your streaming location, upload your VTT CC file, BIF files, etc...and there you go.  Your WP installation hosts the JSON that you can add to your DP feed. In all hone...
by mkammes
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: hosted json files
Replies: 10
Views: 1609

Re: hosted json files

I haven't used in in several years, when it was still based on the SDK only (no DP)....so, I don't have an answer for ya.
by mkammes
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: hosted json files
Replies: 10
Views: 1609

Re: hosted json files

I used it when I built my FIRST channel....I used it to reverse engineer code when developing against the SDK.  The ugly splash screen saying INSTANT TV without paying for it was a bit annoying ;-)
by mkammes
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: HLS quality and bitrates. Are these still recommended?
Replies: 5
Views: 3405

Re: HLS quality and bitrates. Are these still recommended?

Thanks for the input, so you've been rocking 4 values as opposed to the 8 or 9 that Apple recommend with no issues?  Good to know.  I'm still on the fence; after all, it's just drive space, right?  And Amazon will certainly offer that up!
by mkammes
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: hosted json files
Replies: 10
Views: 1609

Re: hosted json files

Don't want to rain on your parade, but what about: A Wordpress site with WP Smart TV be an alternative?  Wordpress is free, as is the plugin.  The plugin creates the JSON on the WP instance, and also gives you options and such to put in the JSON values without knowing how to code. https://wordpress....
by mkammes
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: HLS quality and bitrates. Are these still recommended?
Replies: 5
Views: 3405

Re: HLS quality and bitrates. Are these still recommended?

Thanks.  Are you referring to my targets or Apples recommended targets? What Apple is essentially doing tis making sure there is no gaps to the end users quality.  By having data rates at smaller increments, you can get as much quality as possible at that single moment without dumping down and takin...
by mkammes
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: HLS quality and bitrates. Are these still recommended?
Replies: 5
Views: 3405

HLS quality and bitrates. Are these still recommended?

Hello all: I'm refreshing my HLS streams on my Roku channel.  I was only using 4 levels: 640x360  600mbits 854x480  1000mbits 1280x720 2000mbits 18920x1080 3500mbits Apple, however, recommends 9, thusly: https://developer.apple.com/library/con ... ments.html FWIW, I did a size comparison, and my abo...
by mkammes
Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: Generate Direct Publisher JSON feeds with Wordpress
Replies: 32
Views: 5884

Re: Help me test my Wordpress plugin for Direct Publisher feeds

Bumping this so other folks can see...this WP plugin is great!
by mkammes
Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: Wordpress Feed
Replies: 4
Views: 1146

Re: Wordpress Feed

Associate of mine did this for MRSS:   https://preonline.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/203995879-Use-Wordpress-To-Update-Roku-Channel-Content However, I've been kicking the tires on WP Smart TV for JSON integration, ands it looks very, very promising.   https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-smart-tv/  Ho...
by mkammes
Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: Help - using amazon storage
Replies: 5
Views: 5476

Re: Help - using amazon storage

Trying to pull the jpg from the url -- http://d2l8rsuugwg81r.cloudfront.net/Roku/kn4252-a_free_bird-800x450.jpg Says "Access Denied" - You'll need to set the ACL/Access Control List for any files in your bucket to "Read" and "ACP Read" for everyone (public).  I don't t...
by mkammes
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: HLS quality and bitrate refresh - are these values still valid?
Replies: 1
Views: 3963

Re: HLS quality and bitrate refresh - are these values still valid?

FWIW, I did a size comparison, and my above settings vs the Apple recommended sizes and data equates to a 3.5x size increase in total size of the HLS files.
by mkammes
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: HLS quality and bitrate refresh - are these values still valid?
Replies: 1
Views: 3963

HLS quality and bitrate refresh - are these values still valid?

Hello all: I'm refreshing my HLS streams on my Roku channel.  I was only using 4 streams: 640x360  600mbits 854x480  1000mbits 1280x720 2000mbits 18920x1080 3500mbits Apple, however, recommends 8, thusly: https://developer.apple.com/library/content/documentation/General/Reference/HLSAuthoringSpec/Re...
by mkammes
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Wordpress plugin for metadata for Roku channel
Replies: 7
Views: 4760

Re: Wordpress plugin for metadata for Roku channel

Resurrecting this. If I convert my channel to direct publisher, this gives me MRSS access. Rob has the WP Smart TV WP plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-smart-tv/ which is VERY promising, although it doesn't appear to integrate on individual existing posts on Wordpress, e.g. the user needs to ...
by mkammes
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Should I migrate to Direct Publisher?
Replies: 0
Views: 384

Should I migrate to Direct Publisher?

Hey All: I have channel with some 30 videos on it.  All housed on S3, complete with sd and hd BIF thumbnails, external SRT caption files, and Apple HLS feeds (m3u8, etc).  https://channelstore.roku.com/details/84411/5-things Maintaining the channel via manually updating XMLs, creating the custom SD ...
by mkammes
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Wordpress plugin for metadata for Roku channel
Replies: 7
Views: 4760

Re: Wordpress plugin for metadata for Roku channel

Thanks for the tip.  Would JW player handle passing more than just media...e.g metadata, images, too?  I've never used it for more than a player. I also have been chatting with the dev who did this:  https://preonline.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/203995879-Use-Wordpress-To-Update-Roku-Channel-Conte...