With direct publisher, does Roku offer video hosting, or do I need to use a video host? If the latter, will vimeo pro work? Just looking for a cost-effective option... seems like vimeo pro's flat fee makes sense or do you recommend something else?
I use Vimeo for this purpose. FTP files to Vimeo then once encoded you'll have to go and snag all the url data to work with the Roku scripts. It all works but the amount of effort in managing all the Vimeo links is a daunting task!
Has any Roku Developer found a way to effectively manage all the Vimeo links for use in Roku xml coding? I'm interested in hearing how YOU and OTHERS manage Roku links from your Vimeo Pro Account. Is there a software solution out there that makes this Roku/Vimeo management task easy to do?
I am trying to build a Roku Channel using uploads to my Vimeo Pro but when I paste the url I keep getting the The server returned a non-200 status code Message. Why would it be so hard to manage my Vimeo files? and why won't my url work? Thanks for any help. I'm new to all this.
In what universe does a $600/month solution make sense for a direct publisher channel? The reason that Vimeo and InstantTVChannel are so popular is that their low fees give indie channels a chance of breaking even.
I don't think so. It seems the link needed is only available thru Pro, Business & Premium. FWIW it's pretty simple & user friendly, albeit the $240 or so per year. Depending how many videos you need it's fairly reasonable. Other options mostly seem to be self hosting, AWS etc.