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mmattcam
Level 7

Sample feed with playlist with multiple series?

Want to create a DP feed that will feed 4 series/w episodes (no seasons required).

Wondering if someone might be able to post a sample feed with playlist and categories or point me in the direction where I might find one.

I've tried following the ROKU specs but am having trouble ingesting the media for all four series, only the first one loads no matter what I try so far.

Wondering if the problem might be in the way I'm handling the playlist but not sure.  Have tried one online feed builder but I use macs and didn't get a clean feed on the only pc I have available.

Any guidance from those with more experience appreciated.

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37mediagroup
Level 12

Re: Sample feed with playlist with multiple series?

Sounds like something with the brackets etc might be off. Can you post what you have, maybe minimize it to 1 episode per show.

 

Baradantiko here has software thats good at making series. The data entry is a bit tedious but once you get 1 or 2 episodes in ypu can copy & paste the rest. It might be PC only tho.

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mmattcam
Level 7

Re: Sample feed with playlist with multiple series?

Thanks,

I'm going to take a look at the brackets and see if I can figure out what is happening-will have to create a shorter version to post if I can't figure out.  Wish there was software for MAC based feed creation.  Thanks for your help.

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Baradanikto
Level 13

Re: Sample feed with playlist with multiple series?

Not the ideal solution, but, can't you run Windows on a Mac?

FREE Windows desktop software for creating BIF (Trick Play), Direct Publisher (MRSS, JSON), and FireTV feeds @ GitHub/rrirower. No programming knowledge required.
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37mediagroup
Level 12

Re: Sample feed with playlist with multiple series?

Also, I meant to add, it doesn't always work, but have you tried running it thru jsonlint.com?  It doesn't check for schema, or proper logic per se, but if you have like a series within episode's brackets or such it should report back those type errors. Worth trying.

sattun
Level 9

Re: Sample feed with playlist with multiple series?

Hi,

To create a mini-series (no seasons) you need to use series key in your JSON feed and then add it to the categories key (see sample code below):

Here is a sample JSON with series (mini-series):

{
    "providerName": "OTTfeed.com"
    , "lastUpdated": "2021-01-22T21:01:43+00:00"
    , "language": "en-US"
    , "series": [{
        "id": "ytB2TJYWD7Ssuzn5x0iE"
        , "title": "OTTfeed mini-series"
        , "genres": ["technology"]
        , "releaseDate": "2021-01-23"
        , "thumbnail": "https://ottfeed.com/GCUGbgJZalE6XOuIzJVV/OTTfeed-mini-series.png"
        , "shortDescription": "OTTfeed: All-in-one feed management system for Roku Direct Publisher, Roku Channel and custom OTT apps."
        , "longDescription": "OTTfeed: All-in-one feed management system for Roku Direct Publisher, Roku Channel and custom OTT apps. All Content Types, Management Tools & Advanced workflows. For more info go to https://OTTfeed.com"
        , "tags": ["ottfeed"]
        , "rating": {
            "rating": "UNRATED"
            , "ratingSource": "USA_PR"
        }
        , "episodes": [{
            "id": "ytB2TJYWD7Ssuzn5x0iE12jC1iL6feQgQAwLF2kCb"
            , "title": "OTTfeed"
            , "content": {
                "dateAdded": "2021-01-23T16:37:44+00:00"
                , "videos": [{
                    "url": "https://player.vimeo.com/external/503843051.m3u8?s=3974cdc322b7403d53d41cb8fb3fd609244f2e38&oauth2_token_id=1445702687"
                    , "quality": "FHD"
                    , "videoType": "HLS"
                    }]
                , "duration": 15
                , "language": "en-US"
            }
            , "thumbnail": "https://i.vimeocdn.com/video/1042458273_1920x1080.jpg?r=pad"
            , "backgroundImage": "https://i.vimeocdn.com/video/1042458273_1920x1080.jpg?r=pad"
            , "episodeNumber": 1
            , "shortDescription": "All-in-one feed management system for Roku Direct Publisher, Roku Channel and custom OTT apps."
            , "longDescription": "All-in-one feed management system for Roku Direct Publisher, Roku Channel and custom OTT apps. All Content Types, Management Tools & Advanced workflows. For more info go to https://OTTfeed.com"
            , "rating": {
                "rating": "UNRATED"
                , "ratingSource": "USA_PR"
            }
            , "releaseDate": "2021-01-24"
            , "tags": ["ottfeed", "ad"]
            }, {
            "id": "ytB2TJYWD7Ssuzn5x0iE19gCjY87AkddorWqPmgpF"
            , "title": "OTTfeed 2"
            , "content": {
                "dateAdded": "2021-01-23T16:37:44+00:00"
                , "videos": [{
                    "url": "https://player.vimeo.com/external/503843051.m3u8?s=3974cdc322b7403d53d41cb8fb3fd609244f2e38&oauth2_token_id=1445702687"
                    , "quality": "FHD"
                    , "videoType": "HLS"
                    }]
                , "duration": 15
                , "language": "en-US"
            }
            , "thumbnail": "https://i.vimeocdn.com/video/1042458273_1920x1080.jpg?r=pad"
            , "backgroundImage": "https://i.vimeocdn.com/video/1042458273_1920x1080.jpg?r=pad"
            , "episodeNumber": 2
            , "shortDescription": "All-in-one feed management system for Roku Direct Publisher, Roku Channel and custom OTT apps."
            , "longDescription": "All-in-one feed management system for Roku Direct Publisher, Roku Channel and custom OTT apps. All Content Types, Management Tools & Advanced workflows. For more info go to https://OTTfeed.com"
            , "rating": {
                "rating": "UNRATED"
                , "ratingSource": "USA_PR"
            }
            , "releaseDate": "2021-01-24"
            , "tags": ["ottfeed", "ad"]
            }]
        }]    
    , "categories": [{
        "name": "Latest"
        , "order": "most_recent"
        , "query": "ottfeed"
        }]

}

Download the file: https://ottfeed.com/GCUGbgJZalE6XOuIzJVV/OTTfeed-RDP-series.json

OTTfeed: all-in-one feed management system for Roku Direct Publisher. go to https://ottfeed.com/ and request a demo.
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mmattcam
Level 7

Re: Sample feed with playlist with multiple series?

Thanks for the responses and the JSON sample too--much appreciated.

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sattun
Level 9

Re: Sample feed with playlist with multiple series?

Glad I can help.

OTTfeed: all-in-one feed management system for Roku Direct Publisher. go to https://ottfeed.com/ and request a demo.
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