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tuckermediatv
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m3u8 Link Errors - 403 Forbidden for 635119.pending.en - Viloud CDN

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Baradanikto

 

 

Finally got JSON file validated, however, my channel preview check is failing on the Feed Status.  Here's the JSON file.  Any thoughts on what I need to correct?  The embedded feed displays properly at https://tuckermediatv.com

{
"providerName": "TuckerMediaTV.com",
"lastUpdated": "2021-07-11T02:21:37+00:00",
"language": "en",
"liveFeeds": [{
"id":90131297201,
"title":"Greekly Speaking TV",
"content": {
"dateAdded": "2021-07-11T01:01:00+00:00",
"videos": [{
"url": "https://app.viloud.tv/hls/channel/5c5839ab4895a3a0d3be48732a12488f.m3u8",
"quality": "FHD",
"videoType": "HLS"
}],
"language": "en-US"
},
"thumbnail": "https://thedovelab.com/tuckermediatv/greeklyspeakingtv/roku/GSTVRokuThumbnail.jpeg",
"shortDescription": "Share your D9 Greek Story with the World",
"longDescription": "Watch the Greekly Speaking Podcast where we ask D9 Fraternity and Sorority members what inspired them to go Greek",
"tags" : ["Greekly Speaking", "nphc", "Greek", "fraternity", "sorority", "live", "Zeta Phi Beta Sigma", "Alpha Phi Alpha Kappa Alpha Psi", "Omega Psi Phi",
"Sigma Gamma Rho", "Delta Sigma Theta", "Iota Phi Theta","interviews"],
"rating": {
"rating": "UNRATED",
"ratingSource": "USA_PR"
},
"genres": ["business", "culture", "society", "fraternity", "sorority"]
}],
"categories": [{
"name": "Latest",
"order": "most_recent",
"query": "Greekly Speaking TV"
}]
}

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37mediagroup
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Re: m3u8 Link Errors - 403 Forbidden for 635119.pending.en - Viloud CDN

Was your feed live & running when you submitted it?  Would have to have video content 'on air' to approve it I would think. Even just streaming a picture or graphic should work.

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Baradanikto
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Re: m3u8 Link Errors - 403 Forbidden for 635119.pending.en - Viloud CDN

Here are a few errors you may want to investigate:

2021-07-11 14:47:53.9077 INFO ==> Beginning Feed File Validation...
2021-07-11 14:47:54.3321 INFO Play lists not present in feed file - Not validated.
2021-07-11 14:47:54.3321 INFO Movies not present in feed file - Not validated.
2021-07-11 14:47:54.3576 INFO Validating item: 'Greekly Speaking TV'.
2021-07-11 14:47:54.3735 ERROR 'Greekly Speaking TV' 'Branded Thumbnail' is missing.
2021-07-11 14:47:54.4134 ERROR 'Duration' must be greater than Zero.
2021-07-11 14:47:54.4753 WARN 'Greekly Speaking TV' contains 'tags' that were not found in any category query within the feed file.
2021-07-11 14:47:54.4753 INFO Series not present in feed file - Not validated.
2021-07-11 14:47:54.4753 INFO Short form videos not present in feed file - Not validated.
2021-07-11 14:47:54.4753 INFO TV Specials not present in feed file - Not validated.
2021-07-11 14:47:54.4753 INFO ==> Feed File Validation Complete.  Please examine the messages from the beginning of the validation to the completion.

Additionally, you may want to have a look at the Partner Success article How can I schedule live content to appear during a certain time slot in my Direct Publisher channel?

Lastly, if you are coding your feed file manually using an editor like Notepad, don't.  It's too easy to make coding mistakes that could cause delays in channel feed acceptance.

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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tuckermediatv
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Re: m3u8 Link Errors - 403 Forbidden for 635119.pending.en - Viloud CDN

Thank you for the response.  Which app did you use to produce that feed validation report?  I've seen no such detail on my end.  I'm running Mac OS  on Macbook Pro and iMac.

@Baradanikto 

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Baradanikto
Level 13

Re: m3u8 Link Errors - 403 Forbidden for 635119.pending.en - Viloud CDN

The validation log is output from the software that is available from my signature below.

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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