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newperceptions
Level 8

Re: Direct Publisher and Vimeo Pro

Does anyone who works for Roku ever read these forums? I’d love to hear straight from them whether or not they are doing this on purpose or if they are considering fixing this problem. We are boxed in and it’s not right. We pay for Vimeo Pro already and this should be something that is included in the subscription in my humble opinion. 

Baradanikto
Level 13

Re: Direct Publisher and Vimeo Pro

@AaronMSpellingYes, those are the limits according to Roku Partner Success.

FREE Windows desktop software for creating BIF (Trick Play), Direct Publisher (MRSS, JSON), and FireTV feeds @ GitHub/rrirower. No programming knowledge required.
frameworkTV
Level 7

Re: Direct Publisher and Vimeo Pro

The issue is on the Vimeo side.   The tags do not populate into the JSON feed that Roku ingests.  If the individual video tags populated into the feed,  you could create the necessary categories in Roku.  The only solution at this point is to manually adjust the feed as suggested earlier in this thread.

I know a few people at Vimeo and am making this point.

JohnnyR1
Level 7

Re: Direct Publisher and Vimeo Pro

Question from an earlier reply what is your Direct Publisher building software? Kind of new to the whole Roku Direct Publisher and currently a new member to the forums. But wanting to put categories on my feed while using Vimeo Pro showcase. Anyway you could shoot me over some info? 

Baradanikto
Level 13

Re: Direct Publisher and Vimeo Pro

@JohnnyR1  The location of my channel building software is in my signature at the bottom of all of my posts.

FREE Windows desktop software for creating BIF (Trick Play), Direct Publisher (MRSS, JSON), and FireTV feeds @ GitHub/rrirower. No programming knowledge required.
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newperceptions
Level 8

Re: Direct Publisher and Vimeo Pro

We are just using Vimeo, which does NOT currently allow sub categories to put into playlists. That's the problem we have. It can only put the most recent videos in there, because of the limit.

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snackfilms
Level 7

Re: Direct Publisher and Vimeo Pro

Fellow publishers, I found a workaround!!

It does not require coding, but basic knowledge of using postman to make vimeo-api call is a must.

  1. Organize videos that belong to a category in single vimeo showcase. For example, you should have 3 showcases if you have videos that falls under Season 1, Season 2, and Season 3.
  2. Do no select any Genre under Showcases -> {Season 1} -> TV apps -> Roku. Ignore Genre(select at lease one), it does not matter.
  3. Use postman, make a vimeo-api call. PATCH https://api.vimeo.com/me/albums/{album_id}
    1. album_id is the showcase id. If the feed url is https://vimeo.com/showcase/911/feed/roku/05e60fc9fb, then album_id is 911, and your PATCH request url should be https://api.vimeo.com/me/albums/911
    2. For Authorization, make sure to use a Bearer-Token that has Private+Edit permissions. You can create an app and generate access token for that app at https://developer.vimeo.com/apps.
    3. PATCH request body should contain json like below, "roku_genres" maps to a list, so you can have multiples like "season1", "real estate"
      • {
            "roku_genres": [
                "season1",
                "real estate"
            ]
        }
    4. After a successful PATCH request, you shall inspect the genres added by querying the showcase feed url. It should return a feed contains followings or similar.
      • "genres": [
            "season 1",
            "real estate"
        ],
        "tags": [
            "season 1",
            "real estate"
        ],
    5. Enjoy
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newperceptions
Level 8

Re: Direct Publisher and Vimeo Pro

Roku will not allow you to make multiple Showcases for "seasons". We tried and they send an email telling us to stop.

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sattun
Level 9

Re: Direct Publisher and Vimeo Pro

One of our clients had the same problem, using Vimeo and Roku Direct Publisher, no tags, categories,  playlists, seasons, ad breaks or update the feed without coding.

That's why we developed OTTfeed.com it's All-in-one feed management system for Roku Direct Publisher, Roku Channel and custom OTT apps.

Ottfeed sits between Vimeo and Roku, this will allow you to import Vimeo metadata and add tags, cast, seasons, episodes, ad breaks, links to background images, posters, trickplay files etc. all in one centralize place.

Go to OTTfeed and request a demo, I'll give a quick walkthrough our system.

OTTfeed: all-in-one feed management system for Roku Direct Publisher. go to https://ottfeed.com/ and request a demo.
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sbc-create
Level 7

Re: Direct Publisher and Vimeo Pro


@sattun wrote:

One of our clients had the same problem, using Vimeo and Roku Direct Publisher, no tags, categories,  playlists, seasons, ad breaks or update the feed without coding.

That's why we developed OTTfeed.com it's All-in-one feed management system for Roku Direct Publisher, Roku Channel and custom OTT apps.

Ottfeed sits between Vimeo and Roku, this will allow you to import Vimeo metadata and add tags, cast, seasons, episodes, ad breaks, links to background images, posters, trickplay files etc. all in one centralize place.

Go to OTTfeed and request a demo, I'll give a quick walkthrough our system.


Looks interesting @sattun . Unfortunately, the pricing is prohibitive. It costs 3X more than what I we are paying Vimeo Plus just to be able to organize my Vimeo content... just doesn't make sense.