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rafaelm
Level 7

Unable to publish using MRSS feed

Hello, I am having trouble adding a Direct Publisher Channel using the following MRSS feed:

https://github.com/rokudev/feed-specifications/blob/master/mrss-feed-specification.md does not mention a shortFormVideo element.
The media:content duration of the MRSS feed is also greater than 0.
What's wrong with the given feed?

Any help will be appreciated,
Rafael
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Baradanikto
Level 9

Re: Unable to publish using MRSS feed

It looks like you're trying to use a feed file from another system (Apple TV?) to create your channel.  As such, the feed file does not conform to the Roku MRSS spec.  Take a look at some of the samples on the forum, or the Roku documentation.
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 using MRSS feed

Hello Baradanikto,

Thank you for the reply.
I tried with different feeds and I am getting the same error.
For example the following feed is very simple and I get the same result.

w3c feed validator.

Any ideas?

Best regards,
Rafael
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Baradanikto
Level 9

Re: Unable to publish using MRSS feed

Rafael,

Please compare your feed sample with what the MRSS spec expects.  Your sample is not compatible with the spec.  For example, your 'pubDate' does not conform to the spec.  The Roku MRSS spec seems to be less forgiving, so, you really need to pay attention to what it expects.
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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tim1607
Level 7

Re: Unable to publish using MRSS feed

Hey Rafael,
In order to have an MRSS feed the following components must be there:
   Channel

    Item
        guid*
        pubDate*
        media:title*
        media:description*
        media:category*
        media:keywords*
        media:thumbnail*
        media:content*
Everything with a star has to be present.  Just using the URL of the video will not get anything in a direct publishing channel.
I fought with a that when I first worked on my first channel.  You have to have a lot more than just the video.
Please reference :  Roku MRSS Feed Specs
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rafaelm
Level 7

Re: Unable to publish using MRSS feed

Thank you very much for your help.

I was able to successfully upload a feed.
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tim1607
Level 7

Re: Unable to publish using MRSS feed

Outstanding!!! Congratulations!
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Durango2018
Level 7

Re: Unable to publish using MRSS feed

Ive searched this forum and the Roku documentation - can someone point me in the right direction, or explain (I'm not a programmer) how I use my JW Player feed for my Roku app using Direct Publisher?  

https://cdn.jwplayer.com/v2/playlists/J ... ormat=mrss

Errors:  

item has an error: No valid items were found in the feed: validate

3 items have error: Required content duration missing or invalid. Duration must be greater than 0.
3 items have error: Thumbnail could not be downloaded.
3 items have warning: Optional shortFormVideo tags is missing or invalid.
Thanks.
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Baradanikto
Level 9

Re: Unable to publish using MRSS feed

Durango2018...you have the same problem as the original poster of this thread.  Your feed file does not conform to the Roku MRSS spec.  You'll need to pay strict attention to what the spec accepts before you can publish your channel.
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 using MRSS feed

"tim1607" wrote:
Hey Rafael,
In order to have an MRSS feed the following components must be there:
   Channel

    Item
        guid*
        pubDate*
        media:title*
        media:description*
        media:category*
        media:keywords*
        media:thumbnail*
        media:content*
Everything with a star has to be present.  Just using the URL of the video will not get anything in a direct publishing channel.
I fought with a that when I first worked on my first channel.  You have to have a lot more than just the video.
Please reference :  Roku MRSS Feed Specs

Hey tim1607,

According to Roku MRSS Feed Specs the media:title, media:description, media:thumbnail, media:category, media:keywords are optional elements, why does Roku require them ?

Thanks,
Rafael
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