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Multi-page multi-feed support?

Hi, I'm trying to find a way to create separate JSON files for my series lists so that I can update a series without having to update the whole feed. Is there a way in the DP JSON feed to link a Series Object to a new JSON file which lists the episodes? I'm looking for a field like seriesURL where I can link one JSON file to another in a RESTful type of way.

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Re: Multi-page multi-feed support?

At the moment, DP channels are limited by the schema defined in the Roku Json spec.  The spec does not include an indirect link to another feed file.

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: Multi-page multi-feed support?

Thanks for the clarification! What about creating multiple pages? For example, a separate episode screen for a series, so that the main/intro screen doesn't have to contain every episode. How can we create an item that opens a new Roku page with a subset of items?

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Re: Multi-page multi-feed support?

You'll have much more control of the layout of your channel if you use the SDK.  However, you should prepare for a learning curve if you have no programming experience since Brighscript (the SDK language) is not a typical programming language.

Using a "Series" object in a DP channel feed will open a separate page with the associated episodes.

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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