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personal tv networks

By Steve Garfield | Steve Garfield <steve@...> | sgarfield
July 16, 2004 | Post #338 | Topic #338

Andrew Grumet posts this at his weblog, http://www.grumet.net/weblog/: Personal TV Networks The video aggregator writeup, mentioned yesterday, is embedded in a new page that lets you add video file URLs to a public enclosure feed. It's meant to be an example of the personal TV network idea that was the subject of this BloggerCon session. This network is mostly a bootstrap because I'm inviting you to help with the content programming and expect to rely heavily on content created by others, such as can be found at the Internet Archive. The design may be unintuitive to the blog savvy. I built in a throttle that lets at most N new items appear in the feed per day. The rest build up in a queue. This is to prevent runaway disk and bandwidth use in the event of a multitude of motivated content programmers or clever robot scripts. N is currently set to 1 but can be easily adjusted if the content flow is painfully slow. If you have a moment and the URL for an interesting video clip, try adding to the schedule! Murphy willing, a new item will appear in the feed each night. When the item goes live on the feed, also Murphy willing, the item will appear, with details, on this weblog and be open for comment. Direct link: http://grumet.net/weblog/archives/2004/07/15/personal_tv_networks.html My comment: Setting this up to grab only the video file, strips the video of all it's related information that usually is displayed with it on a web page such as context and author information. Posted by: Steve Garfield at July 16, 2004 02:21 AM You've got to go to the weblog to click on his links. Here's a link to his, "Andrew Grumet's RSS-Powered Personal TV Network": http://www.grumet.net/ptv/ --------- [ Please Note ] --------- If my email hosting service is rejecting your replies, please give me a phone call. It's not you, it's them!