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Feeds have me stumped!

Following the Direct Publisher tutorial, everything works as expected as long as I use the feed URL provided. To begin customizing, I want to place that feed on Dropbox or preferably an S3 folder. That's where I'm stumped. I'm copying and pasting the feed contents from my browser into Notepad++ but no matter what I name it (.json, .xml, .rss, .html) the file is not recognized as valid. The URL is seen from Dropbox, but not from S3, even though I've made it public.

Forgive the newbish question, but what the heck am I doing wrong?
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Re: Feeds have me stumped!

I also tried using a Media.RSS file from a working channel supplied in these forums, but that turns up invalid video.
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EnTerr
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Re: Feeds have me stumped!

Next door there is forum dedicated to this "Roku Direct Publisher", https://forums.roku.com/viewforum.php?f=100
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Re: Feeds have me stumped!

Yes, I discovered that after posting. But many over there are suffering the same issue with the JSON feed. I was finally able to get an RSS feed working through Dropbox. Part of the issue is that Vimeo appends a profile tag to the video URL that needs to be edited out.
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Megiddo
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Re: Feeds have me stumped!

How were you able to get it working islanddreamer?
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Re: Feeds have me stumped!

I didn't get a JSON feed working. I created an MRSS file that I edited in Notepad++ and stored on one of my public Dropbox folders.  

I followed the example here: https://github.com/rokudev/feed-specifi ... ication.md

The problem with this and other Roku documentation is that it is incomplete. The MRSS file needs a header:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<rss version="2.0" xmlns:atom="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom" xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" xml:lang="en-US">


Hope that helps.
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