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Re: Json File "Series" sample feed

I gotta agree.  I use several tools to create my JSON feeds, and the JSON Feed Manager is VERY simple and makes creation VERY simple.  The price tag was paid for in my time spent VERY quickly.  I highly recommend it.
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Re: Json File "Series" sample feed

Sounds like a great product to save time. 

I'm trying to learn as much as I can about using json. I was able to get series : season : episodes working but only for one season. Adding season 2 was unsuccessful to say the least. Short descriptions aren't working. And, the release date disappears in my json lol I'd like to learn more but if it gets to timely at least the software program is an option Smiley Happy
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Re: Json File "Series" sample feed

Series [{
            ID
            title
            seasons[{
                          season number
                          episodes[{
                                        id
                                        episode number
                                        title
                                        thumbnail
                                        releasedate
                                        shortdescription
                                        content{
                                                     dateadded
                                                     videos[{
                                                                 url
                                                                 quality
                                                                 videotype
                                                                 duration
                                                                  }]  -----close videos
                                                          } ------------colse content
                                                } ---------close 1 episode
                                                { ----------------episode 2 here
                                        id
                                        episode number
                                        title
                                        thumbnail
                                        releasedate
                                        shortdescription
                                        content{
                                                     dateadded
                                                     videos[{
                                                                 url
                                                                 quality
                                                                 videotype
                                                                 duration
                                                                  }]  -----close videos
                                                          } ------------colse content
                                                    }] ----close episodes
                                        } -------close season 1
                                        {season 2 ---------repeat episodes etc etc

I think alot of the problem is the order of the data in the json files.. this order appears to make more logical sense to me. does anyone see where this shouldn ot work?
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Re: Json File "Series" sample feed

"Baradanikto" wrote:
Please take a moment to look at the software I have written to create and manage JSON feeds.  I wrote it to make creating and managing my channel a lot easier.   And, I've used it to create several series with episodes with no problems.  Several users on this forum have purchased it.  There's really no reason to struggle with the JSON syntax when there are solutions that make it easier to manage.

The software is called JSON Feed Manager.  There's a demo available and a tutorial video.

What would be really helpful to the community is if you post a working json example. Not all of us are on pcs and can not use your app even if we wanted to.
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Re: Json File "Series" sample feed

I'v got some customer support to finish, but, I'll see what I can craft up.
FREE Windows desktop software for creating BIF (Trick Play), Direct Publisher (MRSS, JSON), and FireTV feeds @ https://github.com/rrirower. No programming knowledge required.
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Re: Json File "Series" sample feed

Per request, I used the software I wrote to generate a Series with two seasons.  Each season has one episode.  I've removed most of the identifying strings.  This json snippet validated correctly in the Direct Publisher portal and displays on my test channel.
   
{
      "id": "",
      "title": "",
      "seasons": [
        {
          "seasonNumber": 1,
          "episodes": [
            {
              "id": "",
              "title": "",
              "content": {
                "dateAdded": "2017-08-19T11:43:30+00:00",
                "videos": [
                  {
                    "url": "",
                    "quality": "HD",
                    "videoType": "MP4",
                    "bitrate": 1
                  }
                ],
                "duration": 3570,
                "adBreaks": [
                  "00:00:00",
                  "00:15:00",
                  "00:30:00",
                  "00:45:00"
                ]
              },
              "thumbnail": "",
              "episodeNumber": 1,
              "releaseDate": "2018-04-26",
              "shortDescription": "",
              "longDescription": ""
            }
          ],
          "thumbnail": ""
        },
        {
          "seasonNumber": 2,
          "episodes": [
            {
              "id": "",
              "title": "",
              "content": {
                "dateAdded": "2018-04-28T12:19:48+00:00",
                "videos": [
                  {
                    "url": "",
                    "quality": "HD",
                    "videoType": "MP4",
                    "bitrate": 6214
                  }
                ],
                "duration": 3697,
                "adBreaks": [
                  "00:00:00",
                  "00:15:00",
                  "00:30:00",
                  "00:45:00"
                ]
              },
              "thumbnail": "",
              "episodeNumber": 1,
              "releaseDate": "2018-01-23",
              "shortDescription": "",
              "longDescription": ""
            }
          ],
          "thumbnail": ""
        }
      ],
      "genres": [
        "sports"
      ],
      "thumbnail": "",
      "releaseDate": "2018-04-26",
      "shortDescription": "",
      "longDescription": "",
      "tags": [
        ""
      ]
    }


Hope this helps...
FREE Windows desktop software for creating BIF (Trick Play), Direct Publisher (MRSS, JSON), and FireTV feeds @ https://github.com/rrirower. No programming knowledge required.
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Re: Json File "Series" sample feed

Thanks, @Baradanikto. Thanks for your code sample. It was very helpful. Did they ever get back to you regarding when they are working on it? I followed your feed and it was ingested properly, but as you mentioned, it is still not working. My thumbnails just keep spinning and the series freezes.
Bruce
WordPress Interface to Manage Roku Direct Publisher
TVChannelPress.com
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Re: Json File "Series" sample feed

Sorry, I accidentally posted the same message twice. Please ignore this.
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Re: Json File "Series" sample feed

I also have tried to implement the Series and followed the code sample above as well as Roku's documentation, but no luck.

I added a series with one season and 3 episodes and everything passed on my feed status screen, but nothing is working when I play them on my Roku device.

Some details:
https://hotwebideas.net/roku/vh2/feed07232018a.json[/url:3qkkmyz0][/color]
2. The series is under the Reality TV tag and it displays fine in the VH2 app under Reality TV.
3. It shows the first thumbnail, Play S1 E1 link, and the Episodes link.
4. When I select the Episodes link, it just shows a spinning thumbnail with the word Season 1, but nothing happens.
5. When I click on the Play S1 | E1 link, it just shows Retrieving with nothing happening.

I see that I am not the only one having a problem with Series.
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TVChannelPress.com
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Re: Json File "Series" sample feed

I see that someone mentioned a WordPress plugin, but when I tried to add it, it was untested with the latest version of WordPress, so I developed one myself. I have deployed it on TVChannelPress.com

Bruce
WordPress Interface to Manage Roku Direct Publisher
TVChannelPress.com
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