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hotwebideas
Level 7

How to specify the LiveFeed URL

Hi, I see in the Direct Publisher JSON page how to add the liveFeed object, but where would I tell Roku the actual live feed URL. I have a live feed URL from my client which is ​http://wowza1.cdnstream.com:2000/, but I am not sure where to enter this URL with the username and password in my Roku settings. Please help.

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AaronMSpelling
Level 12

Re: How to specify the LiveFeed URL

@hotwebideas 

it is actually easy . you use the live feed url like a normal video link , make the proper settings like video type ( make sure that your feed is streamed in one of the types Roku can accommodate the most commonly used is m3u8 )  , bit rate so on  , but .... you need a public link without user name and password 

 

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JohnLocke1
Level 7

Re: How to specify the LiveFeed URL

Not easy for me. Can you give me a complete json example for the liveFeed please?

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sattun
Level 9

Re: How to specify the LiveFeed URL

Hi,

You need to provide a JSON feed where you add the live stream parameters.


Also, Roku Direct Publisher does not support authentication, so any link needs to be accessible without authentication.

Here is a sample JSON with liveFeeds:

{
    "providerName": "OTTfeed.com"
    , "lastUpdated": "2021-01-22T21:01:43+00:00"
    , "language": "en-US"
    , "liveFeeds": [{
        "id": "GCUGbgJZalE6XOuIzJVV"
        , "title": "OTTfeed"
        , "content": {
            "dateAdded": "2021-01-23T17:20:46+00:00"
            , "videos": [{
                "url": "https://playlist.ottfeed.com/live/master.m3u8?channel=GCUGbgJZalE6XOuIzJVV"
                , "quality": "FHD"
                , "videoType": "HLS"
            }]
            , "language": "en-US"
        }
        , "thumbnail": "https://ottfeed.com/GCUGbgJZalE6XOuIzJVV/OTTfeed-live-image.png"
        , "shortDescription": "All-in-one feed management system for Roku Direct Publisher, Roku Channel and custom OTT apps"
        , "longDescription": "OTTfeed: All-in-one feed management system for Roku Direct Publisher, Roku Channel and custom OTT apps. All Content Types, Management Tools & Advanced workflows. For more info go to https://OTTfeed.com"
        , "tags": ["ottfeed", "live"]
        , "rating": {
            "rating": "UNRATED"
            , "ratingSource": "USA_PR"
        }
        , "genres": ["technology"]
    }]
    , "categories": [{
        "name": "Latest"
        , "order": "most_recent"
        , "query": "live OR ottfeed"
    }]
}

Download the file: https://ottfeed.com/GCUGbgJZalE6XOuIzJVV/OTTfeed-RDP-liveFeed.json

OTTfeed: all-in-one feed management system for Roku Direct Publisher. go to https://ottfeed.com/ and request a demo.
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JohnLocke1
Level 7

Re: How to specify the LiveFeed URL

Thank you for the assistance! This is exactly what I needed to create a working LiveFeed without errors since Roku doesn't exactly give a full example feed. The "test" worked perfectly! Now it will be published.

I've not been able to figure out trickplay images on VOD. Some seem to show up automatically on Roku but when I add videos longer than 15 minutes (then required trickplay images) most of them do not show.

Is it in the json code that makes them appear? I do not understand how to create them.

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AaronMSpelling
Level 12

Re: How to specify the LiveFeed URL

Hi @JohnLocke1 ,

since last year is a Roku requirement to use a bif / trickplay file for every video longer them 15 minutes.

so in order to have the trickplay images you need to generate and upload to a host a file for every video longer then 15 minutes.

There are tons of free software's , just google it ,I use the first software that was listed.

( you can read about the Roku requirements here https://blog.roku.com/developer/channel-certification-criteria-updates-october-2020 , or if you follow the link in my signature i made a post about it and the free software I use on my blog)

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RonVanHerk
Level 7

Re: How to specify the LiveFeed URL

Hi,

I spotted your example json file and tried to replicate but without any luck. The feed seems to get processed but on screen I only get the Search and the About items.

I have pasted my json file below, do you have any idea what is wrong? I think I am missing something...

Best regards,
Ron

 

{
    "providerName": "CYMTV.com", 
	"lastUpdated": "2021-01-22T21:01:43+00:00",
	"language": "en-US",
	"categories": [{
        "name": "Live",
		"order": "most_recent",
		"query": "live"
    }],
	"liveFeeds": [{
	"id": "9b582fabaa15432594d08fcb014f342e", 
	"title": "SignMe.TV",
	"content": {
            "dateAdded": "2021-01-23T17:20:46+00:00",
			"videos": [{
                "url": "https://streaming1.cymtv.com:30443/yourowntv/signme/playlist.m3u8",
				"quality": "FHD",
				"videoType": "HLS"
            }]
			}, 
		"thumbnail": "https://www.cymtv.com/graphics/signmetv_thumbnail_800x450.png",
        "brandedThumbnail": "https://www.cymtv.com/graphics/signmetv_thumbnail_800x450.png",
		"shortDescription": "SignMeTV gives unsigned artist global exposure!", 
		"longDescription": "SignMeTV gives unsigned artist global exposure! Signme Tv...is where unsigned artist display their music videos trying to get signed to a music label or a deal.", 
		"tags": ["music", "signmetv", "live", "signme.tv"], 
		"rating": {
            "rating": "UNRATED",
			"ratingSource": "USA_PR"
        }, 
		"genres": ["technology"]
    }]
	
}

 

 

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Baradanikto
Level 13

Re: How to specify the LiveFeed URL

If your feed is consumed without errors, you should report the problem to Roku Partner Succes.  You may also try searching this forum since lots of other users have reported the same symptoms.  I believe that Roku had to resolve the issue for each user.

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RonVanHerk
Level 7

Re: How to specify the LiveFeed URL

Thanks, have done so now.

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JohnLocke1
Level 7

Re: How to specify the LiveFeed URL

Usually it takes awhile for updates to show up. Give it a few hours then check it again.

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