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FoodChainTV
Level 7

Error: Unable to download from feedURL

Ok, so trying to update my channel to DP, I have the whole list checked off, except for the FEED URL Status.. I get the following error:

Unable to download from feedUrl

This is my feed URL... I can't figure out what the problem could be? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Feed URL:
http://www.foodchaintv.com/testing/xml/FCTVfeed.json
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belltown
Level 7

Re: Error: Unable to download from feedURL

It works for me. I tried that url, and I see:

The service is still processing your feed. Please check back again for updated status.

Which is normal, and can take up to an hour of two for "processing".

I suggest you keep trying.
https://github.com/belltown/
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FoodChainTV
Level 7

Re: Error: Unable to download from feedURL

"belltown" wrote:
It works for me. I tried that url, and I see:

The service is still processing your feed. Please check back again for updated status.

Which is normal, and can take up to an hour of two for "processing".

I suggest you keep trying.

Hi Belltown,
Are you talking about the FEED URL page or the FEED STATUS page? The FEED URL page accepts the URL, but the FEED STATUS page is the problem.
Here is a screenshot:
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belltown
Level 7

Re: Error: Unable to download from feedURL

Yes, when I tried it the first time, the Feed Url page accepted the Url, and the Feed Status page gave the "processing" message.

I tried it again just now, and this time I got 2 occurrences of the "Unable to download from feedUrl." message on the Feed Status page.

I uploaded it to my GitHub site. This time it accepted the Feed Url again, and gave the "processing" message on the Feed Status page. After a while, when I refreshed, it gave some different errors about problems with the 2 video urls and the thumbnails.

I expanded out the shortened urls you were using to their full Vimeo urls. This time it accepted the video urls. However, there were errors with your thumbnail images. One of them does not seem to be an exact 16:9 aspect ratio (although it did not flag it as an error). However, The Chinese Style Chicken Feet image isn't even an actual image file.

So I think one problem is that it needs the full Vimeo url, not a shortened redirect url. I don't know anything about Vimeo, but there have been plenty of posts in these forums from Vimeo users about their experiences.

Unfortunately, the DP error messages are worthless about describing what the problem really is. Not having an automated system to "process" the feed doesn't help much either.
https://github.com/belltown/
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mosafer
Level 9

Re: Error: Unable to download from feedURL

In your feed, if the video url is pointing to m3u8 file it means that should be HLS

for the first entry this is the right format:
"shortFormVideos": [
   {
     "id": "peel garlic how to",
     "title": "How to Peel Garlic",
     "shortDescription": "In this video, you will learn the quickest way to peel garlic.",
     "thumbnail": "http://www.foodchaintv.com/testing/images/peelgarlictitle.jpg",
     "genres": [
       "food"
     ],
     "tags": [
       "food",
       "cooking",
       "garlic",
       "chef",
       "how to"
     ],
     "releaseDate": "2017-01-01",
     "content": {
       "dateAdded": "2017-04-21T14:14:54.431Z",
       "captions": [],
       "duration": 171,
       "adBreaks": [],
       "videos": [
         {
           "url": "https://....../210168156.m3u8?s=49f82eba72.......091b8799ed0f7c",
           "quality": "HD",
           "videoType": "HLS"
         }
       ]
     }
   }


I didn't check the other part but preparing the feed is pretty sensitive.
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FoodChainTV
Level 7

Re: Error: Unable to download from feedURL

"mosafer" wrote:
In your feed, if the video url is pointing to m3u8 file it means that should be HLS

for the first entry this is the right format:
"shortFormVideos": [
   {
     "id": "peel garlic how to",
     "title": "How to Peel Garlic",
     "shortDescription": "In this video, you will learn the quickest way to peel garlic.",
     "thumbnail": "http://www.foodchaintv.com/testing/images/peelgarlictitle.jpg",
     "genres": [
       "food"
     ],
     "tags": [
       "food",
       "cooking",
       "garlic",
       "chef",
       "how to"
     ],
     "releaseDate": "2017-01-01",
     "content": {
       "dateAdded": "2017-04-21T14:14:54.431Z",
       "captions": [],
       "duration": 171,
       "adBreaks": [],
       "videos": [
         {
           "url": "https://....../210168156.m3u8?s=49f82eba72.......091b8799ed0f7c",
           "quality": "HD",
           "videoType": "HLS"
         }
       ]
     }
   }


I didn't check the other part but preparing the feed is pretty sensitive.

Thanks for this. I updated the the JSON file. The "videotype" was changed from MP4 to HLS for both video items, and got the error again.
Then, I changed the HTTPS in the video URL to HTTP, and got the same error again.
Then, I deleted the video URL and put in the short URL's (like this: http://goo.gl/sPOkKT) that I was using before (that work with the current channel), and got the error again.
Then, I went back to the FEED URL page and changed the video format drop down menu choice from MP4, to HLS. That did not make a difference. Got the error again.
Then, I went back to the FEED URL page and changed the video format drop down menu to SPECIFIED IN FEED, and got the same error again.
Any other ideas?
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mosafer
Level 9

Re: Error: Unable to download from feedURL

Did you start from scratch? or you tried to change your existing channel SDK to DP?
I have an idea. would you try to test your feed to build a new DP channel and see if it's working there or not.
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FoodChainTV
Level 7

Re: Error: Unable to download from feedURL

"mosafer" wrote:
Did you start from scratch? or you tried to change your existing channel SDK to DP?
I have an idea. would you try to test your feed to build a new DP channel and see if it's working there or not.

Yes, I have an SDK channel now, and I am trying to upgrade it to DP.
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mrkenak
Level 7

Re: Error: Unable to download from feedURL

"FoodChainTV" wrote:
"belltown" wrote:
It works for me. I tried that url, and I see:

The service is still processing your feed. Please check back again for updated status.

Which is normal, and can take up to an hour of two for "processing".

I suggest you keep trying.

Hi Belltown,
Are you talking about the FEED URL page or the FEED STATUS page? The FEED URL page accepts the URL, but the FEED STATUS page is the problem.
Here is a screenshot:

I am having the same identical problem and I have no idea hw to fix it!
It has been almost a month now since my initial try and this is what I get when trying it now: Unable to download from feedUrl.: Exception Server returned HTTP response code: 406 for URL: http://theselfhelpemporium.com/rokutvbo ... /feed.json for 264355.pending.en
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Baradanikto
Level 9

Re: Error: Unable to download from feedURL

Your feed URL points to what looks like a website and not a CDN (Content Delivery Network).  Make sure that you provide the correct permissions for outside access to your file(s).
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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