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Baradanikto
Level 9

MRSS vs JSON feed

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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belltown
Level 7

Re: MRSS vs JSON feed

Didn't RokuTomC already answer that question for you a few days ago: https://forums.roku.com/viewtopic.php?f=100&t=100516&p=555123#p555123

"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

"RokuTomC" wrote:

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.
https://github.com/belltown/
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