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sujithdb
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Accessing Video content from Vimeo - best approach!

Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:55 am

Hello All,

I am pretty new to ROKU world! Not sure if my below question really makes sense and looking for an expert opinion on the following question.

Which is the best way to access the video content from Vimeo Premium account? and Why?

Option#1 - 
Step1. Upload videos to Vimeo and update the required metadata.
Step2. Use a custom app to generate a customized JSON feed file using Vimeo API (feed file with Video details, links to video & thumbnail, etc).
Step3. Host this feed file on some server (like AWS S3)
Step4. The ROKU channel will access the feed file once from the hosted location of feed file.
Step5. Details available in channel and play as usual

Option#2 - 
Step1. Upload videos to Vimeo and update the required metadata (same step as option#1).
Step2. Various screens within the channel will directly access Vimeo endpoints (like album / channel) via Vimeo API and retrieve JSON file (json file with Video details, links to video & thumbnail).
Step3. The ROKU channel process this json file and populate the screens with details.
Step4. Details available in channel and play as usual

Note: I am not sure if the option#2 is really possible, but it looks like direct connection and avoid a process of generating feed-file and hosting it.

Thanks in advance for your time and help.

Regards,
Sujith
 
vlkwatchman
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Re: Accessing Video content from Vimeo - best approach!

Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:11 pm

hello there!  i'm also trying to use my vimeo account as a backend video host.  i've seen it done before ... so i know it can!!  i've found this service (videofeedbuilder.com) however cannot find anything else like it.  it seems like it would work beautifully!  i register for it ... and then i cannot get to the roku feed builder settings.  the page comes up blank.  i can't figure out why.  i've emailed the creator ... perhaps it's a dead project.  you might want to try and see if you can get it working on your end.  ANYONE OUT THERE trying to accomplish the same thing?  please help!  thank you! chris
 
vlkwatchman
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Re: Accessing Video content from Vimeo - best approach!

Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:40 pm

sujithdb ... did you happen to come up with a solution that included vimeo as the backbone to your operation?  thanks!  chris
 
sujithdb
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Re: Accessing Video content from Vimeo - best approach!

Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:01 am

vlkwatchman wrote:
sujithdb ... did you happen to come up with a solution that included vimeo as the backbone to your operation?  thanks!  chris

Even I tried the feedgenerator, no luck in getting it working. So we have planned to build one of our own.
 
dtjunior68
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Re: Accessing Video content from Vimeo - best approach!

Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:47 am

Greetings,

#2 is possible with the Vimeo API.  Once I saw what you could pull, I then created a back office for a friend of mine that will create the feed file using the Vimeo API to pull the info needed and then uploads it to myjson.com.

When he updates anything under his Vimeo account, he can log into it and update any of the titles stored in the back office DB with a few clicks and hit the create feed button.

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