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mwilcko
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Video hosting for direct publisher - vimeo?

Sat Oct 08, 2016 12:17 pm

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?
 
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tcb256
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Re: Video hosting for direct publisher - vimeo?

Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:09 pm

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?

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Re: Video hosting for direct publisher - vimeo?

Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:47 pm

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.
 
mwilcko
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Re: Video hosting for direct publisher - vimeo?

Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:54 am

Which vimeo url are you using? Click on your video, go to "Video File" and under the Access Your Video Files heading, you will see several inks that start with: https://player.vimeo.com/external/
 
dylanhoey
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Re: Video hosting for direct publisher - vimeo?

Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:08 pm

I am trying to link this to a Roku channel using and external link in my settings and I get"The feed URL(s) could not be validated.

The server returned a non-200 status code - (403). " everytime. Any suggestions?
 
playthatbeat
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Re: Video hosting for direct publisher - vimeo?

Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:16 am

As an example, this link to a pro-vimeo video will fail:
https://player.vimeo.com/external/########.hd.mp4?s=2a864ea101ce790e22125a3e317ff1d8431d6e86&profile_id=169

But this will play:
https://player.vimeo.com/external/########.hd.mp4?s=2a864ea101ce790e22125a3e317ff1d8431d6e86

You could try deleting the last parameter the "&profile_id=###" and trying again?
 
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RokuTomC
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Re: Video hosting for direct publisher - vimeo?

Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:42 pm

Odd Networks offers a good middleware solution for configuring Direct Publisher feeds using content hosted on Vimeo Pro: https://www.oddnetworks.com/roku
 
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Re: Video hosting for direct publisher - vimeo?

Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:13 am

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.
 
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RokuTomC
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Re: Video hosting for direct publisher - vimeo?

Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:06 pm

Odd Network's feed configuration tool is free, but it only works with Vimeo currently.

I believe you were looking at their pricing estimator for their non-Direct Publisher solutions.
 
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Re: Video hosting for direct publisher - vimeo?

Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:42 am

I use Vimeo's HLS url and that give you the adaptive bitrate streaming without having to enter multiple URLs, just make sure you grab the url that is for an external player: 

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khaliph
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Re: Video hosting for direct publisher - vimeo?

Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:17 am

Which link is for an external player?
 
Aarons
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Re: Video hosting for direct publisher - vimeo?

Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:22 pm

Hi

I just had a quick question. I have been told only Vimeo pro works. But I would like to use the Vimeo plus plan.

So the question is will the Vimeo plus plan work. With the roku direct publisher platform.

I just would prefer to go with the plus plan as it's monthly rather than the pro plan which has no monthly only yearly fee.

Just wondering,

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Re: Video hosting for direct publisher - vimeo?

Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:46 am

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.

https://help.vimeo.com/hc/en-us/article ... rect-links
https://vimeo.com/features/video-player (See: 'Third-party player support' next to Video Player row)

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