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Building channel for my podcast - how to find MRSS feed?

Thu May 09, 2019 5:51 pm

Sorry for my newbieness!
I'm trying to follow the tutorial at:
https://blog.roku.com/developer/tutorial-podcasts
Step 1 is to have your podcast MRSS feed ready, and it gives a link to a "simple feed finder tool" at itunes.so-nik.com but that URL is dead.
How do I find my MRSS feed? Thanks - 
 
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Re: Building channel for my podcast - how to find MRSS feed?

Wed May 15, 2019 12:09 pm

I kind of thought this would be an easy one to answer but I guess it's stumped everyone.  
 
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Re: Building channel for my podcast - how to find MRSS feed?

Thu May 16, 2019 8:10 am

If you already had a working MRSS feed in your previous version of your Roku Channel, then finding it is super easy, barely an inconvenience.  If you are trying to 'steal someone's feed' then it could be difficult.  Try asking your host provider for your podcast as they might be legally required to provide you your feed URL for your content you own and produce.
 
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Re: Building channel for my podcast - how to find MRSS feed?

Thu May 16, 2019 8:39 am

Thanks. My podcast is hosted with Libsyn, and the response from Libsyn Support is that they do not provide or support MRSS feeds. 
I don't have any previous version of any Roku channel. All I have at this point is an audio podcast. I want to convert that to a video format and create a Roku channel for it. In following the steps at https://blog.roku.com/developer/tutorial-podcasts, the very first step is to find my MRSS feed URL. But the "simple feed finder" they included is no longer there. That's where I've hit a dead end so far. I've run a computer business for 20 years, but this stuff is a new area for me.
 
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Re: Building channel for my podcast - how to find MRSS feed?

Thu May 16, 2019 10:49 am

You will need to generate your own MRSS Feed if you can't obtain one - Amazon provides a sample here https://creator.amazon.com/documentation/ac/mrss.html#samplemrssfeed .  Otherwise you could build a parser with the Roku SDK to ingest the data using a different structure.  As long as the ingest/parser routine results in data that your channel expects it will work.

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