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Documentation Issue: Invalid sample content feed for Direct Publisher

On the channel tutorial for Direct Publisher (, there are two different sample content feeds provided, but neither of them are valid:


It seems that the videos in the JSON are missing, and anyways they use "HTTP" when the JSON spec says that "HTTPS" is required.
Can the tutorial be fixed that so we can properly test this functionality?

Update: I've uploaded my own sample videos in Amazon S3, double-checked the links, and now the feed URL passes verification. Unfortunately, the videos don't show up when testing the channel on the TV. I'll continue debugging another day. 😞
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Re: Documentation Issue: Invalid sample content feed for Direct Publisher

You might want to take a look at the thread "problem roku Direct Publisher documents 2019 , missing ,unclear".  It details some other issues with the Roku Json documentation.  Roku does not do a good job at keeping the documentation in sync with the platform requirements.

As for your problem, without seeing your feed file, you should insure that your category/tags are set to allow display of the videos within the channel.

FREE Windows desktop software for converting Direct Publisher channels to SceneGraph (SDK), for creating BIF (Trick Play) files, Roku (MRSS, JSON) feed files, and FireTV feed files @ GitHub/rrirower.
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