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hpdean
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Re: Sample Direct Publisher Feed

Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:22 am

I do mine in dreamweaver, so I dont have to choose one of those but I am sure that will work. Also, remember when you upload your file to AWS, switch back to the old console and change your metadata to content-type and then type in "applicatiom.json"
 
newchannel
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Re: Sample Direct Publisher Feed

Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:46 am

hpdean,

I've been using Cloudberry to access the aws. It has made the process for the other channels I made a lot easier. Not sure how to do the metadata change you mentioned..Do you mean on the server or in the json file itself? I'll have to look into that part.

EDIT: Just looked up info for changing content-type using cloudberry and they have a tutorial in case it helps anyone else. I have not attemped it yet but looks like a good tutorial.

https://www.cloudberrylab.com/blog/how-to-add-custom-content-types-with-cloudberry-s3-explorer/

Thanks again for helping hpdean.
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Pasnow
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Re: Sample Direct Publisher Feed

Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:20 pm

I would try just pasting it into Notepad if you don't have any coding software. Eclipse or Notepad++, free software should work as well. Anyway one novice coding thing to look out for, if you copy & paste video sections to make more, please note that the last video in the list cannot have a comma after the last }] bracket.  All others will end }], meaning more to follow, so they need the comma. However I ran into "Invalid JSON" on my first due to still having a comma in the last one, with nothing more to follow. Beginners mistake:)
 
newchannel
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Re: Sample Direct Publisher Feed

Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:27 am

Pasnow,

Thank you for this tip...   :D
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a3mediallc
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Re: Sample Direct Publisher Feed

Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:52 am

All these examples are failing the Categories check in the publisher, which is what my programmer and I are having trouble with.

Thanks in advance for the help!
 
hpdean
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Re: Sample Direct Publisher Feed

Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:55 am

a3mediallc wrote:
All these examples are failing the Categories check in the publisher, which is what my programmer and I are having trouble with.

Thanks in advance for the help!

What do you mean they are failing?  What error message are you receiving?  Please explain further.
 
a3mediallc
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Re: Sample Direct Publisher Feed

Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:19 am

If using our feed url or even if i take the example Roku json link ( https://api.myjson.com/bins/4tu28

 ) and use that for my feed....In the publishing tools section it shows that everything is passing except the Categories so I can't publish as it's greyed out and red exclamation at categories...Se image below.
Image

If I go into the categories section to add categories manually it will report error:
Category "Roku Recommends" is missing either tags or a playlist
 
Pasnow
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Re: Sample Direct Publisher Feed

Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:38 am

Do you have a category for "Roku Recommends" either entered in the Manually Add Categories field or in your json/RMSS feed?

Seems you do and it doesn't have any tags or videos to go into it, leaving it empty. Possibly that's causing an error.
 
hpdean
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Re: Sample Direct Publisher Feed

Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:54 am

Pasnow wrote:
Do you have a category for "Roku Recommends" either entered in the Manually Add Categories field or in your json/RMSS feed?

Seems you do and it doesn't have any tags or videos to go into it, leaving it empty. Possibly that's causing an error.


Yes, the feed should work unless you have manually added some category in the Direct Publisher form. The JSON content automatically adds categories for you so you dont have to do it in the fields as you walk through the direct Publisher.
 
Pasnow
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Re: Sample Direct Publisher Feed

Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:56 am

I had mine not pull it from the feed, and my Categories was red out saying no categories entered. I ended up manually using them including tags. Could be an alright method do use it, emphasizing tags more. Not a huge deal, I got it going I think, just wondering if anyone else encountered something similar. Not trying to hijack the thread from  a3mediallcs post tho. 
 
a3mediallc
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Re: Sample Direct Publisher Feed

Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:03 pm

Just to repeat, that error is showing if I use RokuChrisT's JSOn file url. And the other examples posted to this thread.
 
hpdean
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Re: Sample Direct Publisher Feed

Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:08 pm

a3mediallc wrote:
Just to repeat, that error is showing if I use RokuChrisT's JSOn file url. And the other examples posted to this thread.

Can you do a screenshot of what it says when you click on "Categories"?  I think you must have something custom there that is not reflected in the JSON file.  

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