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Create a 24/7 Playlist Live Loop (VOD to Live)

First step is to request a “Playlist (VOD to Live)” feature. Once you have this feature enabled, a Playlist entry with a sample metadata will be created under your OTTfeed account. You can find it by searching 24/7 on the OTTfeed homepage (make sure you have “Playlist” selected in the Type dropdown). Click on the […]

Using OBS with OTTfeed RTMP livestream solution

First step is to request an “RTMP solution for Livestream” feature. Once you have this feature enabled, you will receive an “RTMP server” URL and a “Stream Key” that looks something like this: ​RTMP server: rtmp://encoder.ottfeed.com/live?e=TUaQUg0V0pXMUVTRko1Z…. Stream Key: 52424bb2312 In addition, a Livestream entry with a sample metadata will be create under your OTTfeed account, […]

How to Troubleshoot Roku Direct Publisher

Roku Direct Publisher (RDP) is a great free product, but it has its limits and drawbacks. One of them being that it takes hours for the new content to update, and it’s very hard to troubleshoot. That is why I always recommend leasing a custom Roku SDK channel to my clients, especially if you don’t […]

Add Livestream to Your Roku Channel

Note: When Roku server is ingesting your content feed (every 24h) and your livestream is not active, it will be rejected by the Roku server. We provide a workaround (custom RTMP solution) as an additional service, if you are interested, contact us about our RTMP server. Log into your OTTfeed account https://my.ottfeed.com. Add new content by […]

OTTfeed Quickstart Without Vimeo Account

Log into your OTTfeed account https://my.ottfeed.com. Add new content by clicking the “Add new content” button. Select your video type, the most common type is short-form video, read more about different types. On the video detail page, make sure you enter all the required metadata to publish your video (e.g., title, description, tags, etc.). Note: […]

Connect Your Content Feed to Your Roku Direct Publisher Channel

To connect your content feed to your Roku Direct Publisher channel, you first need to publish your feed. Here is a quick step-by-step guide on how to publish your feed. Next, copy the Feed URL for Roku Direct Publisher. Go to your Roku developer account and select your Roku channel. On the Channel page, select […]

Get Your Video Distribution URL From Vimeo

To get your “Video URL” from Vimeo, you need to find the Vimeo video distribution link (not the link to the video page). The video distribution link starts with “player.vimeo.com” and it’s a long link (see example below). https://player.vimeo.com/external/651939148.m3u8?s=cd22fd5f719e58fea891ad6ac90774dd34141e20 Here are the steps to take: Log into your Vimeo account and click on the “Videos” […]

Create Categories

On the Homepage, click on the “Manage categories” button. On the Categories page, click on the “Add new category” button. Add a name for the category and decide if the category will be based on Tags or Titles. Categories based on “Tags” have “Matching” and “Sort by” options. Matching “Any Selected Tags”: This will list any […]

Different Video Content Types

There are 6 different video content types: Short-Form Video: A stand-alone video usually less than 30 minutes long (not a TV Show or Movie), the most common type of video. Movie: Feature film or feature-length film, it has a dedicated screen on Roku Direct Publisher. Live: Live linear stream. Series: Collection of seasons with episodes […]