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mkammes
Level 7

BIF and SRT/VTT support?

Hello all:

Has anyone had any luck with channels using Direct Publisher being able to display BIF files or CC files (SRT or VTT)?

I ingest them fine via FEED STATUS, and all of the files have correct R/W permissions (housed in the same place as the media and image files).

I've tried housing them on 2 different servers (Amazon S3, as well as my webserver) with no luck.

Anyone?

Thanks!
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Baradanikto
Level 9

Re: BIF and SRT/VTT support?

I have successfully used an SRT file from my JSON feed. The feed is stored with the file on S3 via CloudFront.
Windows desktop software for creating and managing MRSS, JSON, and FireTV feeds @ https://rrirower.wixsite.com/software. No Programming, JSON or MRSS knowledge required.
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mkammes
Level 7

Re: BIF and SRT/VTT support?

"Baradanikto" wrote:
I have successfully used an SRT file from my JSON feed. The feed is stored with the file on S3 via CloudFront.

That's encouraging...thanks.
Anyone else?
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jtalbott
Level 7

Re: BIF and SRT/VTT support?

I'm attempting to use an SRT stored on S3 as well. It seems like ROKU recognizes the file is there (when I click * it comes up that there is an english closed caption file available) however I have yet to see the actual words appear on the screen. Not sure if I'm missing something...
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Baradanikto
Level 9

Re: BIF and SRT/VTT support?

My SRT still works from S3. The video has a French speaker. I set my Roku settings to "closed captioning" = on always, and, "captioning track" = English. I can now see the English translation at the bottom of the screen.

Make sure your SRT file is publicly accessible.
Windows desktop software for creating and managing MRSS, JSON, and FireTV feeds @ https://rrirower.wixsite.com/software. No Programming, JSON or MRSS knowledge required.
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rovidx_media
Level 7

Re: BIF and SRT/VTT support?

Same here, works fine from S3, though I do route mine via CloudFront.
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mkammes
Level 7

Re: BIF and SRT/VTT support?

All is working now, for me, so it DOES work.
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jtalbott
Level 7

Re: BIF and SRT/VTT support?

"jtalbott" wrote:
I'm attempting to use an SRT stored on S3 as well. It seems like ROKU recognizes the file is there (when I click * it comes up that there is an english closed caption file available) however I have yet to see the actual words appear on the screen. Not sure if I'm missing something...

I found my problem, it had nothing to do with ROKU. We had our caption timestamps off by an hour! and on a 28 minute show, you'll never even see the first caption.  :roll:
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