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casbboy
Level 7

Sub Category on bottom of home?

I have a number of playlists that show like: Top, Coming Soon, Out Now. And under each is a list of image thumbnails with titles to play a video. They are linked to each category like so:

}},

So the "topfilms" tag gets it placed in Top. The home is now using a lot of bandwidth loading all the hi res thumbnails, so was seeing if possible to create a sub category under neath the three main, that opens another set of categorized tags as it were.

These are shortformvideos.

Possible to do with Direct Publisher?

Cheers!
Ryan
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Baradanikto
Level 9

Re: Sub Category on bottom of home?

Can you possibly model this with a series of episodes?
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casbboy
Level 7

Re: Sub Category on bottom of home?

Not sure what you mean? Is there a demo?
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Baradanikto
Level 9

Re: Sub Category on bottom of home?

Can you accomplish what you want by defining a 'series' object with a bunch of 'episodes'?
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casbboy
Level 7

Re: Sub Category on bottom of home?

Are you allowed to have two different, such as shortFormVideos and Series in the same feed? I like the way it lists everything out on my primary content, just want to include a sub content as well.
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casbboy
Level 7

Re: Sub Category on bottom of home?

Also, you have link to a demo of series RSS? It has a few more requirements than short form, like episode and series Id, and not sure how to add it all.

My assumption is that once I run through "shortFormVideos": [],

I do
, "series":[]

And can I just do the episode object at this point or need to do parent series info?

A working demo would probably alleviate the confusion.
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Baradanikto
Level 9

Re: Sub Category on bottom of home?

Your feed file can contain any combination of supported feed objects (eg. Short form video, movies, series, etc.). The manner in which you compose them is up to you.
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casbboy
Level 7

Re: Sub Category on bottom of home?

I'm getting two errors:

","quality":"UHD","videoType":"HLS"}]}},

Series seasons and episodes missing. Only one must be included.

Required series genres is missing or invalid.

So not sure what I'm leaving off. Just did series straight to "episodes"
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Baradanikto
Level 9

Re: Sub Category on bottom of home?

At this point, I think it would benefit you to read the JSON spec to get a better understanding. The spec does contain some samples of feed objects. You should also consider not coding your feed manually.
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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casbboy
Level 7

Re: Sub Category on bottom of home?

I got it working. Just had to add a few variables beforehand (which aren't required in shortformvideos)

But, not seeing any changes to my channel through Roku. I've done system update and refreshed the feed.
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