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by Baradanikto
Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: MRSS Feed Update Utility
Replies: 13
Views: 2952

MRSS Feed Update Utility

Hi everyone....If you use the MRSS feed file, I'd like to let you know that I have written a program that makes it easier to create and maintain the feed file.  I wrote it to reduce the number of syntactical errors I was getting when I first started.  Additionally, it makes adding a new item much fa...
by Baradanikto
Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: Direct Publisher and RAF
Replies: 5
Views: 1089

Direct Publisher and RAF

I've gotten approval for using RAF recently.  Everything is in place and my channel is currently private.  When I watch videos, I typically only see the Roku stock ad for its device.  Is this because my channel is private?  And, are there any thoughts regarding allowing MRSS feed users to specify ho...
by Baradanikto
Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: Video description and title truncated and/or extra characters
Replies: 3
Views: 702

Re: Video description and title truncated and/or extra characters

Ok, there is a difference in the limits depending on your feed file.  JSON seems to be 500 characters, while MRSS is 200 characters.
by Baradanikto
Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: "Continue Watching" disabled
Replies: 8
Views: 4662

Re: "Continue Watching" disabled

I'm using an MRSS feed file.  I guess that explains the disabled category.  Although, I'm not sure why a user cannot continue watching videos from an MRSS feed.  Granted, they tend to be shorter, but, having the ability to pick up where you left off seems like a nice feature regardless of JSON vs. M...
by Baradanikto
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: Video description and title truncated and/or extra characters
Replies: 3
Views: 702

Re: Video description and title truncated and/or extra characters

Thanks for the reply.  However, I'm not sure about the limit you posted.  Looking at the MRSS feed specifications shows that the limit is 200 characters for the description.  

I'll take a look at your other post.
by Baradanikto
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: Search and Options disabled?
Replies: 1
Views: 510

Re: Search and Options disabled?

This no longer seems to be a problem.  I'm not sure if a system update fixed this, but, the options button now works for displaying Description text if it does not fit on the screen.  This did not work before.  My device is running Version 7.5.1 Build 4111-29.  The problem is fixed even though the '...
by Baradanikto
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: "Continue Watching" disabled
Replies: 8
Views: 4662

"Continue Watching" disabled

From my developers portal for Direct Publisher, I noticed that the "Continue Watching" category is disabled.  Do I need to do something to enable it?
by Baradanikto
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: Video description and title truncated and/or extra characters
Replies: 3
Views: 702

Video description and title truncated and/or extra characters

Using Direct Publisher to build a channel.  I noticed that the video title and/or description seems to be truncated.  Is there a limit to the number of characters?  Also, it appears that Direct Publisher may be adding an extra character.  I see a vertical bar ("|") in some of the strings.
by Baradanikto
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: Search and Options disabled?
Replies: 1
Views: 510

Search and Options disabled?

I've built a private channel with Direct Publisher.  I noticed that the Search and Options button does nothing.  Is this by design for Direct Publisher?  If so, why is the option showing on the screen?
by Baradanikto
Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: DP Bugs?
Replies: 4
Views: 912

Re: DP Bugs?

Ping...Does anyone from Roku read these posts?
by Baradanikto
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: DP Bugs?
Replies: 4
Views: 912

DP Bugs?

I've been working with Direct Publisher for a few weeks now, and, I've got the handle on how things go.  I've got about 8 videos loaded and running correctly as I continually add more.  I've found what I think are bugs, or, need more clarification as to how they work. 1.  On some of the titles for t...
by Baradanikto
Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: Sample Direct Publisher Feed
Replies: 39
Views: 12156

Re: Sample Direct Publisher Feed

Hi RokuChrisT, I'm trying to get my feed status updated, but, it's been several hours (overnight) and the status has not changed from: "Please come back to this page in a few minutes to see the new feed status." I'm not using JSON.  I've tried to build an MRSS feed...
by Baradanikto
Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: Question: Building 'Beta' channel vs. 'Live' channel
Replies: 5
Views: 1331

Re: Question: Building 'Beta' channel vs. 'Live' channel

Hi RokuTomC, Thanks for the info.  That clears up some issues.  However, I've got a question regarding the usage of RAF with Direct Publisher.  Using the SDK, I was able to dictate when and how many ads were shown.  I typically used the length of the video to determine how many ads to show.  It does...
by Baradanikto
Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: Question: Building 'Beta' channel vs. 'Live' channel
Replies: 5
Views: 1331

Question: Building 'Beta' channel vs. 'Live' channel

I just got the notice that all channels must be converted to use Direct Publisher. I was in the process of creating a channel with the “old” SDK. It was my understanding that the recommended “old” way to publish was to first create a private channel for beta testing, then, a public channel afterward...
by Baradanikto
Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Code Performance and Video Error
Replies: 4
Views: 917

Re: Code Performance and Video Error

renojim,

Thanks for the tip.  The image sizes were not what they needed to be (eg. 224 x 168).  This was the cause of the slow performance.  Once I resized them, I now see a much faster response to the remote clicks.