The sample feed has some errors. If you inspect the Playlist object in the feed, you'll see that some of the ids are incorrect. For example, the playlist specifies a content id of "video8-detailsScreen-part1", but, there's no content object with that id. This seems to be a simple case of manually coding the feed file and not paying attention to detail.
Incorrect ids will not display.
Here is the feed after adjusting to my needs. It ingests fine, but again, it doesn't display playlist. It refreshes and I have removed and added station again to no luck.
"providerName": "Feet on the Rock",
"title": "The Eyes and Ears of a Christian",
"shortDescription": "The Eyes and Ears of a Christian",
"name": "Pastor Paul Vincent",
"genres": [ "faith" ],
"tags": [ "faith" ],
"itemIds": [ "20170205" ]
"name": "Recent Messages",
I'm not sure of the timing of your changes, but, be aware that Roku does not update your feed immediately. It may take upwards of 6 hours to take affect.
It has now gone much more than 6 hours and still nothing. Let me ask this, if the video I am using is coming from my own website (direct link) and is a mp4 file, the url I am using is the url to that file (https://www.feetontherock.org/seminars/Anatomy_4.mp4). I use that url in a browser and the player comes up and plays it. I am using video type (from feed). Am I missing something there? Do I need another streamer like vimeo? Maybe that is why it isn't loading...??
It's not a good idea to host your video content on your own server if it is not configured as a Content Delivery Network (CDN). That's why Roku channel developers typically use Vimeo, Amazon S3, and other services that are designed to handle the performance requirements for streaming content.
Having said that, I noticed that the two URLs you posted do not match. One cannot be found, while the other plays without sound.
So I uploaded the video to vimeo and used that link as well as corrected the thumbnail link. It ingested the json. It finally refreshed this morning at 6am, yet it did not solve the problem.
I am using 3900x Roku Express. The channel boxes appear and splash, but still no playlist.
With vimeo, I am providing the link https://player.vimeo.com/video/767691236?h=43fac002e4 as the URL.
First, make sure you're using the latest Roku OS. Second, there are plenty of posts on this forum that talk about using Vimeo as a content host. I use Amazon S3, so, I haven't run into the problems that are reported. One of the reported problems refers to the Vimeo url that you use in your feed file. From reading some of the posts, I assume that there's a specific url that Roku requires from Vimeo. I'm not sure how you obtain it. You'll need to search further in the forum.