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rafaelm
Level 7

Unable to publish MRSS feed using <media:group>

Hello, I have the following MRSS feed:


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<rss version="2.0" xmlns:atom="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom" xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/">
<channel>
<atom:link href="https://admin.endavomedia.com/mrss/7203?roku" rel="self" type="application/rss+xml" />
<title>Voice America - The American BusinessPerson TV</title>
<link>https://admin.endavomedia.com/mrss/7203?roku</link>
<description>example</description>
<generator>EMMS</generator>
<language>en-us</language>
<item>
<media:group>
<media:content bitrate="1842" duration="1185" fileSize="273039735" height="720" type="video/mp4" url="https://3cb741408d.site.internapcdn.net/00/mp4/248C2CF2FA_MP4_250155_1842kbps.mp4" width="1280" />
<media:content bitrate="549" duration="1185" fileSize="81439890" height="270" type="video/mp4" url="https://3cb741408d.site.internapcdn.net/00/mp4/248C2CF2FA_MP4_250155_549kbps.mp4" width="480" />
<media:keywords>VoiceAmerica.tv, kids, fitness, handstands, handwalking, Katrina, Sloane, gymnastics, Fit Fun TV</media:keywords>
<media:category>iFamily</media:category>
<media:thumbnail url="https://dummyimage.com/16:9x450/"/>
<media:title>How to do Handstands - Ep 2</media:title>
<media:description>&lt;p&gt; From Beginner to Advanced learn how to do handstands and handwalking with Katrina and Sloane.  They show you tips for getting into a handstand, holding it, different advanced poses, as well as working with a partner or a wall.  Impress your friends and get your handstand with this complete handstand tutorial show!&lt;/p&gt;</media:description>
</media:group>
<title>How to do Handstands - Ep 2</title>
<guid isPermaLink="false">250155-11296</guid>
<pubDate>2014-04-30T15:51:03-04:00</pubDate>
</item>
</channel>
</rss>



After uploading the feed, the system displays the following error message:

2 items have error: No valid items were found in the feed: No content found in given stream
»  261067.pending.en
»  261067.pending.en

After lots of attempts using trial and error method, I realized that the media:group element is not allowed.

The question is, how do I set several content bitrates for a single media item?

Thank you,
Rafael
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Baradanikto
Level 9

Re: Unable to publish MRSS feed using <media:group>

Is there any reason why you don't use json to code your feed file? Json provides much more capabilities for a feed file.
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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rafaelm
Level 7

Re: Unable to publish MRSS feed using <media:group>

"Baradanikto" wrote:
Is there any reason why you don't use json to code your feed file?  Json provides much more capabilities for a feed file.

Thank you Baradanikto.
The only reason is that we have a system developed years ago that exports Roku feeds using MRSS.
I didn't know that it was not possible to use different video bitrates using MRSS.

Using JSON I would just need to add as many video qualities as needed, right?
For example:


{
"providerName": "Roku Recommends",
"language": "en-US",
"lastUpdated": "2016-10-06T18:12:32.125Z",
"shortFormVideos": [{
"id": "decbe34b64ea4ca281dc09997d0f23fd",
"title": "Live Gaming",
"shortDescription": "With the Twitch channel, you can watch the most popular broadcasts of the day, browse live broadcasts by the games you love and follow your favorite Twitch broadcasters.",
"thumbnail": "https://blog.roku.com/developer/files/2016/10/twitch-poster-artwork.png",
"genres": ["gaming", "technology"],
"tags": ["gaming", "broadcasts", "live", "twitch", "technology"],
"releaseDate": "2015-06-11",
"content": {
"dateAdded": "2015-06-11T14:14:54.431Z",
"captions": [],
"duration": 53,
"adBreaks": ["00:00:00", "00:00:53"],
"videos": [{
"url": "http://example.com/hd_media.mp4",
"quality": "HD",
"videoType": "MP4"
}, {
"url": "http://example.com/fhd_media.mp4",
"quality": "FHD",
"videoType": "MP4"
}
]
}
}
}

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Baradanikto
Level 9

Re: Unable to publish MRSS feed using <media:group>

While I've never done it, I believe that's correct.
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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rafaelm
Level 7

Re: Unable to publish MRSS feed using <media:group>

Thank you for your help !
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