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mitchstein
Level 7

hosted json files

It seems to me, but I could be wrong, that many firsttime broadcasters have the added difficulty of setting up thier servers to properly feed json files and many have resorted to paid hosting for it.

So my question is, would it be beneficial to many people if I setup a site to host the json files for free?

If so let me know, if enough people say yes I'll setup an ftp/http site for it. with example json files that I have as well. I was working on an HTML interface/form to create the json files but it became so complex it wasn't worth doing especially when I found out that roku's json format is not compatible with firebox, and firebox's and rokus is not compatible with apple tv and only firebox's work with android tv.. Each company has developed thier format and labled it as "standard".
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mkammes
Level 7

Re: hosted json files

Don't want to rain on your parade, but what about:

A Wordpress site with WP Smart TV be an alternative?  Wordpress is free, as is the plugin.  The plugin creates the JSON on the WP instance, and also gives you options and such to put in the JSON values without knowing how to code.

https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-smart-tv/
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mitchstein
Level 7

Re: hosted json files

it lost me on setting up a wordpress page and installing permalinks and the plugin.. Why spend the time learning another site setup. wouldn't it just be easier to ftp up a json file and point the DP to the url of the file?

anyway, seems little to no interest.. so no reason to set it all up..
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ielko
Level 7

Re: hosted json files

"mitchstein" wrote:
it lost me on setting up a wordpress page and installing permalinks and the plugin.. Why spend the time learning another site setup. wouldn't it just be easier to ftp up a json file and point the DP to the url of the file?

anyway, seems little to no interest.. so no reason to set it all up..

I ve made a plugin, made a forum post about it earlier Smiley Happy https://github.com/upggr/ielko-video-client
DP plugin : https://github.com/upggr/ielko-video-client Connect with me : https://www.linkedin.com/in/ioanniskokkinis/
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mitchstein
Level 7

Re: hosted json files

I found this site.. Has anyone used it and/or know if there is any costs and what they might be if there are..

http://www.instanttvchannel.com/roku/quick
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mkammes
Level 7

Re: hosted json files

I used it when I built my FIRST channel....I used it to reverse engineer code when developing against the SDK.  The ugly splash screen saying INSTANT TV without paying for it was a bit annoying Smiley Wink
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mitchstein
Level 7

Re: hosted json files

how do you unpackage the channel, I tried winzip but it just says corrupted compressed file.
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mkammes
Level 7

Re: hosted json files

I haven't used in in several years, when it was still based on the SDK only (no DP)....so, I don't have an answer for ya.
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OddScott
Level 7

Re: hosted json files

I'd like to know how to get the source from an Instant TV Channel PKG file too! 
www.InstantTvChannel.com - Build a Roku channel in 5 minutes!
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Tiffansy
Level 7

Re: hosted json files

same question

how do you unpackage the channel, I tried winzip but it just says corrupted compressed file.
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