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by Baradanikto
Thu May 09, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: Feed Issue, no videos showing up (Newbie)
Replies: 33
Views: 3538

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

I took a quick peek at your feed file. You've defined one category, however, your query is incorrect. The query needs to be one or more tags from your video items.
by Baradanikto
Thu May 09, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: Feed Issue, no videos showing up (Newbie)
Replies: 33
Views: 3538

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

I'll take a look at your updated feed file. In the meantime, check the permissions you have set on your server. Make sure you've provided public access.
by Baradanikto
Tue May 07, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: Feed Issue, no videos showing up (Newbie)
Replies: 33
Views: 3538

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

I validated your feed file using my software and it does appear to be valid.  However, I did notice that you do not define any categories in the feed file.  Hopefully, you've defined then through the developer portal using the tags you specified in the feed file.  Your videos and thumbnails are both...
by Baradanikto
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: Roku pulling all videos on the channel every 6 hours
Replies: 4
Views: 953

Re: Roku pulling all videos on the channel every 6 hours

I use Amazon S3 with CloudFront.  I took a look at your feed file.  It would appear that you are executing a php script every time someone views a video.  If that's correct, that seems pretty inefficient.  Amazon's CloudFront provides a cached object to serve your videos on a demand basis.  I don't ...
by Baradanikto
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: Direct Publisher Automatically Generated BIF?
Replies: 2
Views: 624

Re: Direct Publisher Automatically Generated BIF?

I'd be inclined to believe that except that I'm using Amazon S3 and the Trick Play does not display for all videos.  I don't think Amazon would take it upon themselves to generate those files for me.
by Baradanikto
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: Direct Publisher Automatically Generated BIF?
Replies: 2
Views: 624

Direct Publisher Automatically Generated BIF?

I've stumbled across something by accident.  In researching a problem, I found that my channel uses BIF files for some of my videos even though I have not coded them in my feed file.  Again, some of my feed files show a Trick Play image when I fast forward through the video.  Others do not.  I have ...
by Baradanikto
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: Revert to Categories From Feed?
Replies: 1
Views: 499

Re: Revert to Categories From Feed?

Go to the developers portal and remove them. Then, define them in the feed file with the appropriate tags.
by Baradanikto
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: making a stupid mistake need a second set of eyes HELP PLEASE!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1157

Re: making a stupid mistake need a second set of eyes HELP PLEASE!!

FYI...Next release (2.0) will have support for importing SQLite databases.
by Baradanikto
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: making a stupid mistake need a second set of eyes HELP PLEASE!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1157

Re: making a stupid mistake need a second set of eyes HELP PLEASE!!

I know I'm late to the party, but, this is the sort of error my software can pick up easily.
by Baradanikto
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: Switching Channel from SDK to Direct Publisher
Replies: 7
Views: 1284

Re: Switching Channel from SDK to Direct Publisher

There's nothing in the Developer Portal that acts like the switch you're looking for.  You can replace the 'new' with the 'old', but, not the way you'd like.  It will take some logistics, but, it can be done with what I have mentioned.
by Baradanikto
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: Switching Channel from SDK to Direct Publisher
Replies: 7
Views: 1284

Re: Switching Channel from SDK to Direct Publisher

That shouldn't be a concern. Each channel is defined by a unique character code, so, the new channel can't suddenly replace the old one. Consider placing some kind of announcement in the SDK channel that as of a certain date all video will be available in the new channel only. That would give your v...
by Baradanikto
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: Switching Channel from SDK to Direct Publisher
Replies: 7
Views: 1284

Re: Switching Channel from SDK to Direct Publisher

I've never done that. But, if I was switching from SDK to Direct Publisher, I would create it as a separate test channel first. Then, when the "kinks" are all worked out, I'd publish it and remove the old SDK channel.
by Baradanikto
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: Switching Channel from SDK to Direct Publisher
Replies: 7
Views: 1284

Re: Switching Channel from SDK to Direct Publisher

Direct Publisher uses a feed file to drive the channel.  You'll need to create and manage either an MRSS or JSON feed file that describes your channel content.  Having said that, you should be aware that Direct Publisher does not currently support a subscription model.
by Baradanikto
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: JSON HLS live feed ,, still wont work
Replies: 2
Views: 905

Re: JSON HLS live feed ,, still wont work

Chris...Here's what the Json Feed Manager reports when opening your feed file: Could not convert string to integer: 99:00:00. Path 'shortFormVideos[0].content.duration', line 29, position 22. Empty 'category' object found in feed file. It looks like you tried to code the file by hand.  Correct the m...
by Baradanikto
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Roku Direct Publisher
Topic: Feed ingesting for new, unpublished channel - not working
Replies: 4
Views: 718

Re: Feed ingesting for new, unpublished channel - not working

I took a look at your feed file.  While it passes Json validation (ie. it is a valid Json tree), it may not pass Roku validation because you have some extraneous json objects in your feed file.  For example, your feed contains "channelDescription" and "channelIcon" objects that a...