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hotwebideas
Level 7

Series Videos Are Freezing. What am I doing wrong?

I added a series with one season and 3 episodes to my app and everything passed on my feed status screen, but nothing is working when I play them on my Roku device.

Some details:
https://hotwebideas.net/roku/vh2/feed07232018a.json if anyone would like to make sure that I coded it correctly.[/color]
shows the Episodes link.[/font][/color]
3. When I select the Episodes link, it just shows a spinning thumbnail with the word Season 1, but nothing happens.
4. When I click on the Play S1 | E1 link, it just shows Retrieving with nothing happening.

All of the short form videos play fine. This was my first time coding a series and everything was ingested with no errors on the Feed Status page.
Can anyone tell from the feed what I am doing wrong?
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Baradanikto
Level 9

Re: Series Videos Are Freezing. What am I doing wrong?

I compared your feed file to the one I posted and found only one difference. Mine specified a 'bitrate' value for the video while yours does not. The Json spec states that 'bitrate' is required although I found you can specify any non zero value and it will still work.
Windows desktop software for creating and managing MRSS, JSON, and FireTV feeds @ https://rrirower.wixsite.com/software. No Programming, JSON or MRSS knowledge required.
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hotwebideas
Level 7

Re: Series Videos Are Freezing. What am I doing wrong?

"Baradanikto" wrote:
I compared your feed file to the one I posted and found only one difference. Mine specified a 'bitrate' value for the video while yours does not. The Json spec states that 'bitrate' is required although I found you can specify any non zero value and it will still work.

Thanks Baradanikto,
I added the bit rate, but I have the same issues after adding it. My feed is at https://www.hotwebideas.net/roku/vh2/feed07252018.json if you'd like to take a quick look. The bitrate is specified in the "series" nodes at the top of the feed.
Thanks again for your help.
Bruce
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mosafer
Level 9

Re: Series Videos Are Freezing. What am I doing wrong?

I think your problem comes from vemeo. Did you tried to host your video's somewhere else (temporarily) to make sure it's working?
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Baradanikto
Level 9

Re: Series Videos Are Freezing. What am I doing wrong?

I read your feed file into the software I wrote and it did not detect any errors.  At this point, I would have to agree with mosafer that you should now look at Vimeo as a cause for your problem.  Maybe there's a problem with access permissions.
Windows desktop software for creating and managing MRSS, JSON, and FireTV feeds @ https://rrirower.wixsite.com/software. No Programming, JSON or MRSS knowledge required.
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