Hello all, I've been tasked by my employer to create a Roku channel for our company for our videos. We currently have them hosted on Vimeo. I thought that it would be easy and just use the regular URL to supply the feed but as I have recently learned, that is not the case. I do not have any experience with git or RSS feeds. I would greatly appreciate the help from square one to finish if anyone has the time to explain this to me. I did not understand a lick of the language when I googled MRSS feeds.
Um, what do you need an rss feed? All you need to do is host the json files on a standard webserver..
Making the json files is somewhat complicated but for just 50 videos it shouldn't take more then a day or two to get the format down and working.. the Direct Player does work well once you figure out the over complicated json files..
I've published here in the forums sample working json files where all you need to do is edit the urls titles and descriptions.
As for the graphics, I used an old version (version 7) of adobe photoshop, you can use any imaging software, make your picture at the highest resolution required or larger, then just simply change the canvas size and save as different name.. in adobe photoshop 7 (written for windows 95a) you simply create a giant picture, select image, then image size and type in the x/y values roku requires and then save the file under a different name..
I am the developer of the JSON Feed Manager Software that Donp88 mentions in this post. If you haven't already, I'd suggest you take a look at the demo I've provided and the tutorial video I've created. The software does not require any knowledge of JSON syntax. It creates and manages syntactically correct JSON feed files for you. There's no subscription fees, and, I provide free support and maintenance updates.
FREE Windows desktop software for creating BIF (Trick Play), Direct Publisher (MRSS, JSON), and FireTV feeds @ https://github.com/rrirower. No programming knowledge required.