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purvin
Level 7

Streaming from private server with Direct Publisher

Hi

Is it possible to stream from a private server using Direct Publisher? I have the feed setup on a public server so that I can setup the channel from my Roku account. But the actual URL for the video needs to be on a private network. Currently I see this error: 3 items have error: Required video url is unreachable.

Anyway to stream from a private network?

Thanks
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mkammes
Level 7

Re: Streaming from private server with Direct Publisher

Stream content from a private network to a public network?  

Unless the user is VPNed in, no...or, your network is setup to route traffic JUST TO the server that is serving up the media (a "tunnel").  Your firewall can be configured to allow traffic on that port.

Thats alot of work for a Direct Publish channel.  You'd be better severed trying to get something professionally coded against the API.

You can also make the channel private...e.g. "security through obscurity". 
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purvin
Level 7

Re: Streaming from private server with Direct Publisher

Thanks for the reply.

Just the feed (json) is public. The media will be on private networked and streamed within the private network.
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rovidx_media
Level 7

Re: Streaming from private server with Direct Publisher

I would think no.   DP seems to check media url's to see if they are valid files, so if they are on a private server the system won't be able to see them and then return errors.

The only way I can see it working is for you to build an app with SDK2 instead of DP.   
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purvin
Level 7

Re: Streaming from private server with Direct Publisher

Ya I noticed that it checks the URL and those are subsequently not available on the player. Thanks!
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