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MarkV1818
Level 7

Where do I write my JSON code

I hired someone to do a live stream channel for me. I see the JSON code but have NO IDEA where to edit it? Do you need a third party site to "host" the code? Can anyone suggest a good tutorial video?

Thanks

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AaronMSpelling
Level 13

Re: Where do I write my JSON code

hi @MarkV1818 

i dont think you'll find a specific tutorial 

the whole things is like this 

to set up a tv channel using Direct Publisher you need a json feed 

the json feed can be coded manually or built using one of the software's or apps available

the json feed need a url  - a web  address so you need a hosting for it and a domain name or use one of your exiting domains.

if "your guy"  manually coded the json feed usually you can edit it ( i really dont know how i dont do it manually ) 

if he used a program or app .... well you can take the feed and rebuild it , re-edit it so on ....

 

Building a TV Channel can be easy … if you have a right tools ===>> https://tv-channel.info/
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Baradanikto
Level 13

Re: Where do I write my JSON code

To add to @AaronMSpelling post, have a look at the Direct Publisher Quick Start Guide.  Additionally, you may want to have a look at @mkammes  tutorial, Building a Roku Channel.

FREE Windows desktop software for creating BIF (Trick Play), Direct Publisher (MRSS, JSON), and FireTV feeds @ GitHub/rrirower. No programming knowledge required.
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jsonnentag
Level 9

Re: Where do I write my JSON code

I use https://jsoneditoronline.org/ for feed editing.

It groups things and makes it easy to duplicate things to then edit/modify with new information.

I was just now looking and trying to figure out how to get the feed contents to show up in search results again (it did just fine until December or January or sometime around then) and see that the links to examples of JSON feeds don't even work.

https://developer.roku.com/en-gb/docs/direct-publisher/tutorial/feed-url.md

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Sample content feeds. If you have not created a content feed yet, you can use the following sample feed URLs:

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It took quite a bit of searching and playing around with things to get Series and Seasons figured out.

 

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Baradanikto
Level 13

Re: Where do I write my JSON code

Keep in mind that online Json editors are only capable of catching syntactical errors.  They will not find logic errors.

FREE Windows desktop software for creating BIF (Trick Play), Direct Publisher (MRSS, JSON), and FireTV feeds @ GitHub/rrirower. No programming knowledge required.
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sattun
Level 9

Re: Where do I write my JSON code

If you will be updating your JSON content feed frequently, then I highly recommend using a third-party tool to avoid errors and wasting time.

OTTfeed: all-in-one feed management system for Roku Direct Publisher. go to https://ottfeed.com/ and request a demo.
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jsonnentag
Level 9

Re: Where do I write my JSON code


@sattun wrote:

If you will be updating your JSON content feed frequently, then I highly recommend using a third-party tool to avoid errors and wasting time.


I assume you mean this one: https://github.com/rrirower/json-feed-manager

Just for anybody's future reference, this JSON feed specification page is useful . . . once you figure out how things are organized and referenced.

https://developer.roku.com/docs/specs/direct-publisher-feed-specs/json-dp-spec.md

Off on the right side various sections are listed to jump to - but of course the sample feed link doesn't go to anything useful.  Smiley Happy)

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sattun
Level 9

Re: Where do I write my JSON code

If you are looking for a robust solution to manage your content feed for Roku Direct Publisher, then I would recommend OTTfeed.com platform.

DM me for more info or go to https://ottfeed.com and request a demo.

Thanks

OTTfeed: all-in-one feed management system for Roku Direct Publisher. go to https://ottfeed.com/ and request a demo.
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