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Categories Not working for my Roku Channel in Developer

Hello,

Using Roku Developer Categories and though is shows the categories it puts all of my videos in each category, even though they are tagged correctly.

I am using my Vimeo feed.

Any insights?  I have 4 different categories that I would like to display and having a heck of a time separating the videos into the right ones.

Thank you!!!

@Real Estate Conch channel

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Re: Categories Not working for my Roku Channel in Developer

@RealEstateConch  using the vimeo feed you can only make 1 category - this is how they have it set up ( all the videos will go in the same place disregarding the tags so on ......  )  ......  or like in your case the same videos in all categories.

 

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Re: Categories Not working for my Roku Channel in Developer

Wow

Thank you Aaron.  I wish there were a way around that.  So does that mean when i exceed 40 videos or whatever the category threshold is, that it will not insert more videos?

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Re: Categories Not working for my Roku Channel in Developer

First, you're not required to use the feed file that Vimeo generates for you.  You can certainly create/maintain one separate from Vimeo and still use their hosting.

Second, the "40 videos" is not a Roku restriction.  It's actually larger depending upon how you structure your channel content.

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Re: Categories Not working for my Roku Channel in Developer

@RealEstateConch  , like @Baradanikto  said ......  the 40 video is not Roku's rule  , and it is actually more than one way around it.

1 you can learn programming / coding and develop a proper feed using vimeo as you video host

2 you can use some templates - if you browse around in the forum you can find some  - same vimeo as video host

3 you can use software's / apps to compile your tv feed - same vimeo as video host 

with any of this 3 options you can create a proper feed for your tv channel , categories so on ....

Building a TV Channel can be easy … if you have a right tools ===>> https://tv-channel.info/
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Re: Categories Not working for my Roku Channel in Developer

Baradanikto,

Are there any videos out there explaining how to use Vimeo as the host and feed Roku from  3rd party software. I think you posted something a while back but it was a windows-only platform.

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Re: Categories Not working for my Roku Channel in Developer

@Coligreens The only video I am familiar with is the one produced by Michael Kammes.  It does not address using Vimeo per se, because your video platform is not significant. 

Building a Direct Publisher channel involves creating and maintaining a feed file (ie. manifest) that defines your channel contents.  Vimeo generate one for you, but, I've seen lot of complaints about what they create.  Don't use a simple file editor to create your feed file as it will not validate or catch syntax errors.  Regardless of the platform, you'll need to create the feed file, either from scratch, or, by importing it from Vimeo.  Then, simply plug in the Vimeo URLs to your video content into the feed file.

For a better understanding, you should read the Json schema if you haven't already.

FREE Windows desktop software for creating and managing Direct Publisher MRSS, JSON, and FireTV feeds @ https://github.com/rrirower. No Programming knowledge required.
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