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Re: json feed not validating

Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:53 am

I read little bit ago that it was changed to 2020. Thanks again for helping. 

I was thinking it might have been what the roku validation was saying about missing video details. So far I don't see any missing video details in that part of the json. I saw a file missing a bitrate so I added it but when I tried to validate again in roku the number of errors remained the same. Other than the ID, title, short description and/or long description, thumbnail, genre, tags, release date, date added, captions, duration, ad breaks, url, quality, video type, what's missing? I have not discovered yet. 
 "Required video details are missing or invalid."   
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Re: json feed not validating

Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:21 am

Made a change to the date schema but roku remains at  ....so back to the drawing board again to track down the culprit :)

  • 1 item has an error: No valid items were found in the feed: validate
    07/11/2019 11:18AM

  • 138 items have error: Required video details are missing or invalid.
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Re: json feed not validating

Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:54 am

Just an update on chasing down the problem of the errors in case others have the same problem...I added tags to the series that were missing. Roku validation of the feed remains at the same 138 errors so adding missing tags and correcting the other tags made no difference to the number of errors.
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Re: json feed not validating

Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:24 am

After a friend helped me find a playlist in my feed that needed to be taken out (because it was not referring to any videos in the feed), it fixed the feed. But, it only validated in roku after setting up a new test channel. When the same feed is added to my original test channel, roku won't validate it and says there are 138 errors. 

The feed has been renamed, placed on S3, the ACL set and so forth. 

Why does it validate in DP perfectly on a new test channel but not in the original test channel using the exact same feed url to the json on the S3?

Going to test a few other ideas and see what happens.
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Re: json feed not validating

Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:34 am

Test channels consume your feed file immediately.  Hence, your changes are effective right away.  Live (release) channels cache your feed file.  Roku refreshes the cache every 6+ hours.  That means any changes will not become effective until the channel feed file has been refreshed.  You can force a refresh by renaming the feed file to a name you have not used.
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Re: json feed not validating

Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:03 pm

Normally, I am able to load a feed with changes using a different file name and it validates. But for over a week now when I load a feed onto that test channel it always gives me errors. If the same content in the feed is made into a new file with a different name, added to the server and then added to a new test channel, it validates with no errors at all.  The feed is a good feed....it must be something with DP. 

Why does the same url / feed work in the new test channel but not in the old test channel? It should work in both just the same.  
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Re: json feed not validating

Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:13 pm

Baradanikto wrote:
These types of errors are typical if you are managing your feed file "by hand" with an external editor like Notepad.  It's very easy to make syntactical errors that invalidate the feed file.

I use TV Channel Press and it creates my Roku feed with WordPress. Very cool.
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