I used the new Direct Publisher feature to start setting up a channel over the weekend. Everything has mostly worked great so far, except that the videos won't play. They'll start to load, but then immediately switch to the list of upcoming videos and a countdown timer until the next video starts (which ends up doing the same thing).
Our videos are currently hosted on Rackspace Cloud Files, and the MRSS feed is using the "Streaming" URL from Cloud Files. I haven't been able to track down exactly what specific streaming technology they're using. I've seen references to "HTTP" streaming in their documentation, but I'm not sure if that's the same as HLS.
Honestly, I'm not well versed enough in streaming to really know what the difference is, or what options are even out there. Cloud Files just lists URLs for "HTTP", "HTTPS", "Streaming" and "iOS Streaming".
"genepensiero" wrote: did you get this worked out? i'm looking at converting our church's roku channel to direct publisher. i haven't had much luck with the JSON option, so now i'm looking at using MRSS.
I was able to get it working using a different URL. Not sure if you're using Rackspace CloudFiles, but they have 4 URLs for each file (HTTP, HTTPS, Streaming and iOS Streaming). I was trying to use the Streaming URL originally, but switched to HTTPS, and the videos seem to be working fine now.