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newchannel
Level 7

json feed not validating

I added a couple of videos today and in json lint it validates fine but when I went to  update it in roku it gave me an error. Unable to find the problem, I went back and used the copy of the json from before I added the videos today. Then, when I went to validate it in roku, it gave me the same errors. But, one thing I don't understand is a few hours before I tried to validate the copy with the new videos added,I read that the feed had validated just fine earlier in the day. So, why now using the same feed info it is not validating when I went back to the original json?

The channel using the feed is currently working and I am still in the process of checking all of the video links so how can it say it's not validating when the channel is working and the videos are playing? 

Has anyone else gotten such errors today? Maybe its some weird fluke...

Here is what error it is giving me. 


  • 1 item has an error: No valid items were found in the feed: validate
    07/07/2019 08:19PM



  • 140 items have error: Required video details are missing or invalid.


I also added back the json that validated last for the working channel. It is giving the same errors yet the channel is playing just fine.

What video details could be missing...I have no idea.  My feed has the video portion of my json  with the video url, quality, videoType and bitRate. 

The  channel has been working perfectly and I have been having no trouble adding new content until today. It's got me stumped. Not able to add any new content until I can get this figured out. And, the acl is set properly on my server so I have no idea how in a matter of hours a feed can validate perfectly and later the same file give errors. And, I have checked all of the video links and they are working.
http://www.victoryNOWfilmsandtv.com
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Baradanikto
Level 9

Re: json feed not validating

Do not assume that if your feed passes a lint test your feed is ok.  The lint test does not check for all errors, especially logic errors.  Without seeing your feed file, I would guess from the errors you show that you've got a misplaced bracket ("[").  If you post your feed file, I can validate it using software I have written.
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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newchannel
Level 7

Re: json feed not validating

I'll double check the brackets first. Thanks for this tip. After I had the problem, I went back to the original feed that has been working for a week since I had made other changes. That feed had of course validated just fine a week ago with no errors so I figured going back to it before any changes had been made then it would of course validate again and I could begin again to add new content. But, I continued to get the same errors even backing up to the last validated feed. I find this rather odd.
http://www.victoryNOWfilmsandtv.com
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Baradanikto
Level 9

Re: json feed not validating

These types of errors are typical if you are managing your feed file "by hand" with an external editor like Notepad.  It's very easy to make syntactical errors that invalidate the 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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newchannel
Level 7

Re: json feed not validating

I agree it's easy to make a mistake. It's been very helpful to use the jsonlint and the json editor. I just now made a copy of the actual json feed that is currently working on the channel. Then, added this new copy to my server under a different file name, set the acl and using my test channel in direct publisher and it to is giving me the same errors. How a working feed with no changes and only a copy, past, save, validate in jsonlint then place on server, set acl and test can give the same errors without any editing of the content is really a strange one. 
http://www.victoryNOWfilmsandtv.com
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Baradanikto
Level 9

Re: json feed not validating

I tried to validate your feed file using my software.  The results are below:


2019-07-09 13:07:25.3219 INFO ==> Beginning Feed File Validation...
2019-07-09 13:07:25.3771 ERROR Schema 'Last Updated' is not valid ISO 8601 date.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.4494 ERROR 'Query' or 'Playlist' missing/invalid for 'Classic Television Series'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.5037 WARN Playlist id 'ganstersofthefrontier' was not found in the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.5037 WARN Playlist id 'adventuresofkitcarsonep3' was not found in the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.5094 WARN Playlist id 'fightingwesterner' was not found in the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.5094 WARN Playlist id 'borderlaw2018' was not found in the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.5094 WARN Playlist id 'abelinetown' was not found in the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.5337 INFO Validating item: 'Radio Ranch'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.6505 WARN 'Radio Ranch' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.6691 INFO Validating item: 'The Rifleman'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.6691 WARN 'The Rifleman' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.6691 INFO Validating item: 'Bonanza Episode Bitter Water'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.6691 WARN 'Bonanza Episode Bitter Water' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.6691 INFO Validating item: 'Dusty's Trail'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.6833 WARN 'Dusty's Trail' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.6833 INFO Validating item: 'Dusty's Trail'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.6833 WARN 'Dusty's Trail' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.6833 INFO Validating item: 'Abilene Town'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.6833 INFO Validating item: 'Queen of the Yukon'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.6968 INFO Validating item: 'The Painted Hills'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.6968 INFO Validating item: 'Daniel Boone Trail Blazer'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.6968 INFO Validating item: 'Kentucky Rifle'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.6968 INFO Validating item: 'Bells of Coronado'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.7125 INFO Validating item: 'Heldorado'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.7125 INFO Validating item: 'Fighting Caravans'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.7125 WARN 'Fighting Caravans' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.7125 INFO Validating item: 'The Fighting Westerner'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.7276 INFO Validating item: 'Border Law'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.7276 WARN 'Border Law' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.7276 INFO Validating item: 'Range Feud'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.7276 WARN 'Range Feud' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.7276 INFO Validating item: 'Treasure of Santa Delores'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.7276 WARN 'Treasure of Santa Delores' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.7276 INFO Validating item: 'I Killed Wild Bill Hickok'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.7480 WARN 'I Killed Wild Bill Hickok' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.7480 INFO Validating item: 'High Lonesome'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.7480 WARN 'High Lonesome' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.7585 INFO Validating item: 'Tate'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.7585 WARN 'Tate' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.7585 INFO Validating item: 'Kit Carson'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.7585 WARN 'Kit Carson' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.7585 INFO Validating item: 'Song of Old Wyoming'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.7585 WARN 'Song of Old Wyoming' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.7585 INFO Validating item: 'Sheriff of Tombstone'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.7783 INFO Validating item: 'Radio Ranch'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.7783 INFO Validating item: 'Nevada City'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.7783 INFO Validating item: 'The Bushwackers'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.7896 WARN 'The Bushwackers' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.7896 INFO Validating item: 'Stampede'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.7896 INFO Validating item: 'Vengeance Valley'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.7896 WARN 'Vengeance Valley' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.7896 INFO Validating item: 'Adventures of Gallant Bess'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.8063 INFO Validating item: 'Phantom Empire Part 1'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.8063 INFO Validating item: 'Phantom Empire Part 2'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.8063 INFO Validating item: 'Tulsa'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.8063 WARN 'Tulsa' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.8063 INFO Validating item: 'Born To The Saddle'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.8214 INFO Validating item: 'The Carson City Kid'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.8214 INFO Validating item: '26 Men: The Recruit'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.8214 INFO Validating item: 'Cowboy from Sundown'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.8214 WARN 'Cowboy from Sundown' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.8214 INFO Validating item: 'The Sundowners'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.8367 INFO Validating item: 'Sunset Range'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.8367 INFO Validating item: 'Daniel Boone'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.8367 INFO Validating item: 'Red Blood of Courage'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.8367 INFO Validating item: 'The Arizona Kid'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.8367 INFO Validating item: 'Yodelin' Kid from Pine Ridge'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.8526 INFO Validating item: 'The Old Barn Dance'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.8526 INFO Validating item: 'Billy and the Bride'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.8526 INFO Validating item: 'American Empire'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.8526 INFO Validating item: 'The Hawk of Powder River'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.8526 INFO Validating item: 'Rustler's Hideout'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.8699 INFO Validating item: 'Gangster's Den'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.8699 INFO Validating item: 'Renegade Girl'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.8699 WARN 'Renegade Girl' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.8699 INFO Validating item: 'Ghost Town Gold'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.8840 WARN 'Ghost Town Gold' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.8840 INFO Validating item: 'Wagon Wheels'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.8840 WARN 'Wagon Wheels' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.8840 INFO Validating item: 'Death Valley Days Episode Sego Lilies'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.8840 WARN 'Death Valley Days Episode Sego Lilies' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.8840 INFO Validating item: 'Wagon Train Episode Dr. Denker Story'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.9011 WARN 'Wagon Train Episode Dr. Denker Story' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.9011 INFO Validating item: 'Wagon Train Episode Alias Bill Hawks'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.9011 WARN 'Wagon Train Episode Alias Bill Hawks' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.9011 INFO Validating item: 'Texas to Bataan'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.9011 INFO Validating item: 'Stories of The Century Episode Jack Slade'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.9203 INFO Validating item: 'Stories of The Century Episode Cattle Kate'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.9203 INFO Validating item: 'Stories of The Century Episode Black Bart'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.9203 INFO Validating item: 'Clearing The Range'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.9203 INFO Validating item: 'Wild Country'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.9338 INFO Validating item: 'Lightning Bill'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.9338 INFO Validating item: 'The Law Rides Again'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.9338 INFO Validating item: 'Sunset Carson Rides Again'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.9338 INFO Validating item: 'Rawhide'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.9338 INFO Validating item: 'Gangsters of the Frontier'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.9504 WARN 'Gangsters of the Frontier' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.9504 INFO Validating item: 'Law and Lead'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.9504 WARN 'Law and Lead' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.9504 INFO Validating item: 'Range Rider: Outlaw Territory'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.9504 WARN 'Range Rider: Outlaw Territory' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.9645 INFO Validating item: 'Tate Before Sunup'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.9645 WARN 'Tate Before Sunup' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.9645 INFO Validating item: 'Underground Rustlers'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.9645 INFO Validating item: 'Fighting Caravanas'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.9645 INFO Validating item: 'Cowboys and The Indians'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.9801 INFO Validating item: 'In Old Cheyenne'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.9801 INFO Validating item: 'Boot Hill Bandits'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.9801 INFO Validating item: 'The Trail Beyond'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.9922 INFO Validating item: 'Stagecoach To Denver'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.9922 WARN 'Stagecoach To Denver' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.9922 INFO Validating item: 'Death Valley Days: Dear Teacher'.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.9922 WARN 'Death Valley Days: Dear Teacher' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:25.9922 INFO Validating item: 'Big Trees'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.0092 WARN 'Big Trees' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.0092 INFO Validating item: 'Bells of San Angelo'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.0092 INFO Validating item: 'Adventures of Jim Bowie'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.0092 WARN 'Adventures of Jim Bowie' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.0251 INFO Validating item: 'Law of the Lash'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.0251 INFO Validating item: 'Kit Carson: Badman of Briscoe'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.0251 WARN 'Kit Carson: Badman of Briscoe' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.0251 INFO Validating item: 'Southward Ho'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.0406 INFO Validating item: 'Days of Jese James'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.0406 INFO Validating item: 'Rage at Dawn'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.0406 INFO Validating item: 'On The Old Spanish Trail'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.0406 INFO Validating item: 'The Courageous Avenger'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.0551 WARN 'The Courageous Avenger' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.0551 INFO Validating item: 'Billy the Kid in Texas'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.0551 INFO Validating item: 'Fugitive of the Plains'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.0551 INFO Validating item: 'Ranger and The Lady'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.0551 INFO Validating item: 'Raiders of Old California'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.0730 WARN 'Raiders of Old California' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.0730 INFO Validating item: 'Apache Rose'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.0730 INFO Validating item: 'Western Mail'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.0730 WARN 'Western Mail' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.0730 INFO Validating item: 'New Mexico'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.0881 WARN 'New Mexico' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.0881 INFO Validating item: 'The Young Land'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.0881 WARN 'The Young Land' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.0881 INFO Validating item: 'My Outlaw Brother'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.0881 WARN 'My Outlaw Brother' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.1017 INFO Validating item: 'The Bushwackers'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.1017 WARN 'The Bushwackers' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.1017 INFO Validating item: 'The Old Barn Dance'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.1017 INFO Validating item: 'Frontier Horizon'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.1017 INFO Validating item: 'Angel and the Badman'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.1180 INFO Validating item: 'Mohawk'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.1180 WARN 'Mohawk' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.1180 INFO Validating item: 'Sergeant Preston of The Yukon'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.1441 WARN 'Sergeant Preston of The Yukon' does not contain category 'tags'.  Item may not display in channel.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.1606 INFO Validating item: 'S2E19 Blind Justice'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.1757 INFO Validating item: 'S2E7 King of Hershel Island'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.1757 INFO Validating item: 'S2E17 The Black Ace'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.1826 INFO Validating item: 'S2E21 The Devil's Roost'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.1826 INFO Validating item: 'Frontier Doctor'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.1826 WARN 'Frontier Doctor' does not contain category 'tags'.  Item may not display in channel.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.1826 INFO Validating item: 'S1E1 Queen of the Cimarron'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.1959 INFO Validating item: 'S1E2 San Francisco Story'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.1959 INFO Validating item: 'S1E3 Mystery of the Black Stallion'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.1959 INFO Validating item: 'Champion'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.1959 WARN 'Champion' does not contain category 'tags'.  Item may not display in channel.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.1959 INFO Validating item: 'S1E1 Saddle Tramp'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.2154 INFO Validating item: 'S1E2 Crossroad Trail'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.2154 INFO Validating item: 'S1E3 Salted Ground'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.2154 INFO Validating item: 'Judge Roy Bean'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.2270 WARN 'Judge Roy Bean' does not contain category 'tags'.  Item may not display in channel.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.2270 INFO Validating item: 'S1E6 The Runaway'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.2270 INFO Validating item: 'S1E7 Slightly Prodigal'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.2270 INFO Validating item: 'S1E8 Black Jack'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.2270 INFO Validating item: 'Dusty's Trail'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.2443 WARN 'Dusty's Trail' does not contain category 'tags'.  Item may not display in channel.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.2443 INFO Validating item: 'S1E3 Horse of Another Color'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.2443 INFO Validating item: 'S1E5 Duel for Daphne'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.2443 INFO Validating item: 'S1E6 Love Means Never Having to Say You're Bananas'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.2443 INFO Validating item: 'Adventures of Kit Carson'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.2602 WARN 'Adventures of Kit Carson' does not contain category 'tags'.  Item may not display in channel.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.2602 INFO Validating item: 'S1E3 The Road to Monterey'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.2602 INFO Validating item: 'S1E5 The Murango Story'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.2602 INFO Validating item: 'S1E7 Enemies of the West'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.2745 INFO Validating item: 'S1E8 Law of the Six Guns'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.2745 INFO Validating item: 'S1E9 The Devil of Angel's Camp'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.2745 INFO Validating item: 'S1E10 Law of the Frontier'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.2745 INFO Validating item: 'S1E12 Fury at Red Gulch'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.2745 INFO Validating item: 'S1E14 Desperate Sheriff'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.2935 INFO Validating item: 'S1E15 The Hero of Hermosa'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.2935 INFO Validating item: 'S1E16 Ticket to Mexico'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.2935 INFO Validating item: 'S1E19Badman of Briscoe'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.3104 INFO Validating item: 'Click Play'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.3317 WARN 'Click Play' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.3317 INFO Validating item: 'VictoryNOW Films and TV'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.3393 WARN 'VictoryNOW Films and TV' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.3393 INFO Validating item: 'Tate Episode: Bounty Hunter'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.3393 WARN 'Tate Episode: Bounty Hunter' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.3393 INFO Validating item: 'Gold'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.3393 WARN 'Gold' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.3535 INFO Validating item: 'The Utah Trail'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.3535 WARN 'The Utah Trail' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.3535 INFO Validating item: 'Range Feud'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.3535 WARN 'Range Feud' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.3535 INFO Validating item: 'Cowboy World Atlanta'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.3698 WARN 'Cowboy World Atlanta' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.3698 INFO Validating item: 'Frontier Doctor'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.3698 WARN 'Frontier Doctor' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.3698 INFO Validating item: 'Frontier Doctor'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.3698 WARN 'Frontier Doctor' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.3843 INFO Validating item: 'Shotgun Slade'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.3843 WARN 'Shotgun Slade' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.3843 INFO Validating item: 'Hawkeye Last of the Mohicans'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.3843 WARN 'Hawkeye Last of the Mohicans' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.3843 INFO Validating item: 'High Lonesome'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.3996 WARN 'High Lonesome' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.3996 INFO Validating item: 'Cult Scary Movies'.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.3996 WARN 'Cult Scary Movies' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2019-07-09 13:07:26.3996 INFO ==> Feed File Validation Complete.  Please examine the messages from the beginning of the validation to the completion.

Some of the messages don't appear to be critical.  I suggest you take a closer look at your feed file since some of it does not comply to the stated Roku Json spec.
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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newchannel
Level 7

Re: json feed not validating

Hi,

I appreciate your help. This is so strange.the feed has been validating in roku week after week except this past week. it validated and is playing. the one with the new videos did not get added. i can;t wrap my brain around what has changed all of a sudden to give errors. I sure appreciate you doing this. I will look over it in more detail today. 
Lisa
http://www.victoryNOWfilmsandtv.com
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newchannel
Level 7

Re: json feed not validating

It's as if somehow I've copied part of an old json into my new one. So far that is the only explanation I can figure out as to how this file got messed up. I've corrected all of the tag errors so far except I'm trying to figure out what is meant by a category tag for series errors. I have a category for the series and it refers to a playlists and I have the ID numbers of each series listed in the playlist. Even after fixing all of the other tags and removing a duplicate video it went from 140 errors to 139 so what I did has not fixed the problem so far.

For the date...I updated it as follows. Not sure yet what else is causing the problem but I'll keep digging into it.

I normally copy my last working json and then add videos and save as a different file name. It's been working each week all along. If it's a missing bracket I have not found it yet. 
"language": "en-US",
"lastUpdated": "2019-07-10T18:12:32.125Z",
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newchannel
Level 7

Re: json feed not validating

A note about "required video details".....

I don't see what is missing. I did see a bitrate was not on a video and I added it and then tried to validate the feed on roku to watch the error message to see if it would change but it remained the same. 
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Baradanikto
Level 9

Re: json feed not validating

You should take a look at the Roku Json spec. That may shed some light on your issues. BTW...I don't think the format of the date you posted is correct.
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