I was told this question belongs in the Direct Publisher Forum, so hopefully someone out there can help!
For the past couple years, I've used MyJSON.com to generate the JSON URL I need for updates to my Roku channel (Fore Golfers Network).
I'm a complete novice at all things JSON, learning just enough to update the full code and then grab the URL from MYJSON. That site is now dead (he closed it April 1) and I have no idea where I can go for the URL so I'm unable to update my channel w/ fresh content.
the easiest way is to have your won domain , upload you json file on your domain so it look something like yourdomian.something/json and use that , it will work.
and remember free is not always the best option. i am sure that having a TV Channel should worth enough to invest in a domain name and proper hosting.
( one of the programs i use actually can import your existing json convert it into a working feed , and you dont need special hosting for it ) so this would be a second solution.
Consider using Amazon S3. It's a proven technology that lots of channel developers use, and, it's relatively cheap especially if all you do is store your feed file.
Appreciate the reply, but I'm not looking to spend revenue for the creation of the URL. My channel is fairly small and we generate zero income from it.
So in S3, I can paste my long code and it will generate the needed URL for updating Roku?
If you can't tell, this is all quite foreign to me. Thanks for your help
I'm not sure what you mean by your "long code". But, S3 is a hosting platform where you can store your feed file and/or media (video and thumbnail images). You then tell Roku through the developer portal the URL of the feed file within S3.
I’ve set up an s3 account to use since myjson.com has gone down as of April 1st but I already have a Vimeo account hosting my video files I just need a site to host my feed stack and populate a url like myjson.com would have. I am using the roku JSON feed manager and just want to copy and paste my feed and have a url populated that I can paste into my feed url slot on my roku developer dashboard
Yes .... I’ve set up an s3 account but I don’t need amazon to host my videos I just need a new site aside from myjson.com to populate my feed url. S3 appears as if it is an option to host my actual videos but comments have been made that sound like I can still host my videos on Vimeo and just use s3 to populate my feed url from the output my roku JSON feed manager populates into notepad. If I could just use a site like pastebin I would but pastebin populated a link that produced a non-200 error on my feed url page when I attempted to save and store the pastebin url
That's correct. S3 can be used to solely host your feed file while Vimeo is used for your videos. You'll need to set up an S3 "bucket" to host your feed file. Then, upload your feed file to the S3 bucket, and, using the DP portal, specify the S3 bucket URL as the location of your feed file. You'll also need to make sure that the urls in your feed file point to Vimeo.