In the process of developing my channel, I built the feed using xml and json. The channel output looks the same in each case. I can't tell if there's any advantage to using xml over json. I had expected that there might be some features available to me by using a json feed, but, that does not appear to be the case. Is that because my feed is strictly 'shortFormVideo'?
What are, if any, the advantages to using a json feed over an xml feed?
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"RokuTomC" wrote: JSON feeds include richer metadata. The two main benefits in a JSON feed over MRSS are:
Support for additional mediaTypes other than shortForm, such as series, seasons, and movies. These additional mediaTypes also exhibit different channel behavior, namely they launch into a springboard screen with additional information about the content before clicking into video playback.Support for the "Continue Watching," "Most Popular," and "Recently Added" auto-generated categories
Pasnow (and Baradanikto), only pre-roll ads will be served by default in a Direct Publisher channel. However, when using a JSON feed, you can include the optional adBreaks field to designate breakpoints for mid-roll ads. Note that this is another benefit of the JSON feed format over MRSS.