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Local USB playback

I have content for my church I'm playing on a custom channel. We have a campus in a middle school that may not let us have our device open to vimeo where I'm pulling videos from. I'm using the JSON code to play the videos now. Is there a way to link to a local usb file instead in this same code instead of Vimeo? Thanks for your help.
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Re: Local USB playback

I think that would depend on determining the location of the USB when it is attached to the device. A video url does not care if it points to a local file or an internet resource. Once you have the location, you should be able to use it in your Json feed file.
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Re: Local USB playback

"Baradanikto" wrote:
I think that would depend on determining the location of the USB when it is attached to the device. A video url does not care if it points to a local file or an internet resource. Once you have the location, you should be able to use it in your Json feed file.

Easy way to find this? Thanks!
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Re: Local USB playback

Not sure. I'd probably start looking under the settings in the Roku device.
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: Local USB playback

It is ext7:// it looks like within one of the other channel players. 

{"id":"20170723","title":"Week 4","shortDescription":"Test Test1","thumbnail":"http://www.krisdunlop.com/tpccrss/GTR4.jpg","genres":["faith"],"tags":["faith"],"releaseDate":"2018-07-23","content":{"dateAdded":"2017-07-23T14:14:54.431Z","captions":[],"duration":2703,"videos":[{"url":"https://player.vimeo.com}},


I have replaced the bold text so not to have the vimeo code to our video. So, since this is a true url, how do I change it to file ext7
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Re: Local USB playback

'https' is just another protocol to a resource. I would expect it to be as simple as substituting 'ext7' for 'https' in your url. The device should be able to resolve the file location assuming the USB is plugged in.
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: Local USB playback

Yeah, direct publisher doesn't like that when I reload the feed.
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