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rafaelm
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Unable to publish using MRSS feed

Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:42 pm

Hello, I am having trouble adding a Direct Publisher Channel using the following MRSS feed:

https://admin.endavomedia.com/mrss/7657

The system displays the following errors:
1 item has an error: No valid items were found in the feed
»  261067.pending.en
1 item has an error: Required content duration missing or invalid. Duration must be greater than 0.
»  Endavo test
1 item has an error: Required shortFormVideo thumbnail is missing.
»  Endavo test

The specification https://github.com/rokudev/feed-specifications/blob/master/mrss-feed-specification.md does not mention a shortFormVideo element.
The media:content duration of the MRSS feed is also greater than 0.
What's wrong with the given feed?

Any help will be appreciated,
Rafael
 
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Baradanikto
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Re: Unable to publish using MRSS feed

Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:43 am

It looks like you're trying to use a feed file from another system (Apple TV?) to create your channel.  As such, the feed file does not conform to the Roku MRSS spec.  Take a look at some of the samples on the forum, or the Roku documentation.
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rafaelm
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Re: Unable to publish using MRSS feed

Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:32 am

Hello Baradanikto,

Thank you for the reply.
I tried with different feeds and I am getting the same error.
For example the following feed is very simple and I get the same result.

http://support6.endavomedia.com/7657.xml

It is valid for the w3c feed validator.

Any ideas?

Best regards,
Rafael
 
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Baradanikto
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Re: Unable to publish using MRSS feed

Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:13 pm

Rafael,

Please compare your feed sample with what the MRSS spec expects.  Your sample is not compatible with the spec.  For example, your 'pubDate' does not conform to the spec.  The Roku MRSS spec seems to be less forgiving, so, you really need to pay attention to what it expects.
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tim1607
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Re: Unable to publish using MRSS feed

Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:36 pm

Hey Rafael,
In order to have an MRSS feed the following components must be there:
   Channel

    Item
        guid*
        pubDate*
        media:title*
        media:description*
        media:category*
        media:keywords*
        media:thumbnail*
        media:content*
Everything with a star has to be present.  Just using the URL of the video will not get anything in a direct publishing channel.
I fought with a that when I first worked on my first channel.  You have to have a lot more than just the video.
Please reference :  Roku MRSS Feed Specs
 
rafaelm
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Re: Unable to publish using MRSS feed

Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:22 pm

Thank you very much for your help.

I was able to successfully upload a feed.
 
tim1607
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Re: Unable to publish using MRSS feed

Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:32 pm

Outstanding!!! Congratulations!
 
Durango2018
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Re: Unable to publish using MRSS feed

Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:11 am

Ive searched this forum and the Roku documentation - can someone point me in the right direction, or explain (I'm not a programmer) how I use my JW Player feed for my Roku app using Direct Publisher?  

https://cdn.jwplayer.com/v2/playlists/J ... ormat=mrss

Errors:  

item has an error: No valid items were found in the feed: validate

3 items have error: Required content duration missing or invalid. Duration must be greater than 0.
3 items have error: Thumbnail could not be downloaded.
3 items have warning: Optional shortFormVideo tags is missing or invalid.
Thanks.
 
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Baradanikto
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Re: Unable to publish using MRSS feed

Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:26 am

Durango2018...you have the same problem as the original poster of this thread.  Your feed file does not conform to the Roku MRSS spec.  You'll need to pay strict attention to what the spec accepts before you can publish your channel.
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rafaelm
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Re: Unable to publish using MRSS feed

Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:23 pm

tim1607 wrote:
Hey Rafael,
In order to have an MRSS feed the following components must be there:
   Channel

    Item
        guid*
        pubDate*
        media:title*
        media:description*
        media:category*
        media:keywords*
        media:thumbnail*
        media:content*
Everything with a star has to be present.  Just using the URL of the video will not get anything in a direct publishing channel.
I fought with a that when I first worked on my first channel.  You have to have a lot more than just the video.
Please reference :  Roku MRSS Feed Specs

Hey tim1607,

According to Roku MRSS Feed Specs the media:title, media:description, media:thumbnail, media:category, media:keywords are optional elements, why does Roku require them ?

Thanks,
Rafael
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tim1607
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Re: Unable to publish using MRSS feed

Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:58 pm

I'm not sure where the mix up is but anything in that list with an "*" is a required item.
Roku is asking that videos have titles, and a description and a category. 
To me, it makes sense, it would help people find the videos that we provide.  
As far as their justification, you would have to ask the powers that be. 

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