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matrixebiz
Level 7

Re: JSON Feed and Converting Channels

Hi Guys, I copied the same info located in the sample : https://api.myjson.com/bins/3sa1g to my server to file called File.JSON then changed the Feed URL to my server file but when checking the feed status it says;
Unable to download from feedUrl

What am I doing wrong?
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newchannel
Level 7

Re: JSON Feed and Converting Channels

You copied the content from that link and tthen to place it on your server...did you paste it into a text file and save the text tile in the folder you made? 

I'm wondering how to add it to my aws server using cloudberry. I have folders that are .xml so have no idea how to ad JSON ..

I discovered a place online that hosts JSON but the one I found is not secure.
http://www.victoryNOWfilmsandtv.com
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Re: JSON Feed and Converting Channels

"matrixebiz" wrote:
Hi Guys, I copied the same info located in the sample : https://api.myjson.com/bins/3sa1g to my server to file called File.JSON then changed the Feed URL to my server file but when checking the feed status it says;
Unable to download from feedUrl

What am I doing wrong?

Did you change the permissions of the file after you uploaded it to have it be able to be Read by All and not just Owner?
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matrixebiz
Level 7

Re: JSON Feed and Converting Channels

"attilascreative" wrote:
"matrixebiz" wrote:
Hi Guys, I copied the same info located in the sample : https://api.myjson.com/bins/3sa1g to my server to file called File.JSON then changed the Feed URL to my server file but when checking the feed status it says;
Unable to download from feedUrl

What am I doing wrong?

Did you change the permissions of the file after you uploaded it to have it be able to be Read by All and not just Owner?

EDIT: Changed to a different server to host my file and it is working now : https://forums.roku.com/viewtopic.php?f=100&t=99232
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jofo
Level 7

Re: JSON Feed and Converting Channels

I too am new to this process and would like to understand where the Direct Publisher feed url is pointing to exactly. I've prepared the sample json file as a text file. Converted it to .json. Uploaded the .json file to my s3 aws server and granted public permissions yet I get the error The feed URL(s) could not be validated.
  • The server returned an unsupported content type. Was expecting 'application/rss+xml', 'text/xml', 'application/xml' or 'application/json' but received 'application/octet-stream'.
    Not sure 

    It is asking for a feed url. I'm stomped on this one.
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    matrixebiz
    Level 7

    Re: JSON Feed and Converting Channels

    Changed to a different server to host my file and it is working now : https://forums.roku.com/viewtopic.php?f=100&t=99232
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    hpdean
    Level 7

    Re: JSON Feed and Converting Channels

    "jofo" wrote:
    I too am new to this process and would like to understand where the Direct Publisher feed url is pointing to exactly. I've prepared the sample json file as a text file. Converted it to .json. Uploaded the .json file to my s3 aws server and granted public permissions yet I get the error The feed URL(s) could not be validated.
  • The server returned an unsupported content type. Was expecting 'application/rss+xml', 'text/xml', 'application/xml' or 'application/json' but received 'application/octet-stream'.
    Not sure

    It is asking for a feed url. I'm stomped on this one.



  • You have to change your S3 metadata to application/json.  I had to do it in S3 browser software because it wouldnt let me do it from the panel.
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    hpdean
    Level 7

    Re: JSON Feed and Converting Channels

    I am really having a difficult time converting my content to a JSON Feed.  I have used the sample content from "https://api.myjson.com/bins/3sa1g" and just inserted one of my content videos, I have verified it with the JSON validator, but when I add it as my feed url and check my Feed URL status, it is giving me a ton of errors.  Here is my JSON feed  -http://hproku.s3.amazonaws.com/JSON/single-movie.json.  Could someone please check this and let me know why it is giving me all these errors?

    {"providerName":"Hope Point Church","language":"en-US","lastUpdated":"2017-02-07T22:21:37+00:00",
    "movies":[{"id":"20170205","title":"This is All that Matters","content":{"dateAdded":"2017-02-07T22:21:37+00:00",
    "videos":[{"url":"https://player.vimeo.com/external/202773657.m3u8?s=85a36bc2ad5bc9d8ae53e4157557e550bf28a680",
    "quality":"HD","videoType":"HLS"}],"duration":2934,"genres":["faith"],"tags":["recent"],"thumbnail":
    "http://hopepoint.s3.amazonaws.com/Sermon-Stills/this-is-all-that-matters.jpg","releaseDate":"2017-02-07",
    "shortDescription":"All that matters is faith expressed through our love."}}]}





    • 02/08/2017 02:49PM
      No valid items were found in the feed

    • 1 item has an error: Required content dateAdded missing or invalid.

    • 1 item has an error: Required movie genres is missing or invalid.

    • 1 item has an error: Required movie thumbnail is missing.

    • 1 item has an error: Required movie shortDescription is missing.

    • 1 item has an error: Required movie release date is missing or invalid.
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    matrixebiz
    Level 7

    Re: JSON Feed and Converting Channels

    I'm not sure if this is the problem or not but checking your source page : view-source:https://hproku.s3.amazonaws.com/JSON/single-movie.json your code starts on line 3, what is at the beginning of your file occupying lines 1 and 2? Spaces, Returns, Tabs? Maybe delete all the stuff in the front of {"providerName" and see if that makes a difference. I'm new to this as well so not sure if the feed is checking line 1 and sees that there is nothing there and that is why it is telling you that all that stuff is missing ??
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    hpdean
    Level 7

    Re: JSON Feed and Converting Channels

    I changed what you suggested but it is still giving me those errors.  Maybe it is because I do not have categories listed.  I will try to figure out how to add categories.    I came across this sample content on the forum and it looks a lot more in depth.  https://api.myjson.com/bins/4tu28  
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