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Re: [videoblogging] Anyone using an RSS 2.0 feed with enclosures?

By Joshua Kinberg | Joshua Kinberg <jkinberg@...> | joshkinberg
October 20, 2004 | Post #1446 | Topic #1425

> we'd end up with half the entries with > enclosures, half without. Half is better than none. I don't think there'es any rule in RSS 2.0 that specifies if you use enclosures that they have to be in every <item>. Am I wrong here? > With more work I can have videoblogging.info look for video files in the > HTML blog entry, but that opens up a huge can of worms. Take a random blog > entry from momentshowing. On that HTML-page there are two videos, your > videoblog video and the vogroll. I need to find the videoblog video, *not* > the vogroll or any video you're simply linking to. Couldn't you have it look for video files in the blog entry -- not the HTML page of that entry's permalink. That's how Brandon Fuller's MT-Enclosures plugin works for MovableType, more or less. Maybe I'm misunderstanding how Pings work? But, if the blog is publishing an RSS feed with full entries (not excerpts), then you could probably scrape the <description> of each <item> and look for links to video files that you would translate into a new feed with enclosures. That's probably how the Feedster media feed works. --Josh On Wed, 20 Oct 2004 13:37:21 +0200, Andreas Haugstrup <videoblog@...> wrote: > > On Mon, 18 Oct 2004 21:55:34 -0400, Jay dedman <jay.dedman@...> > wrote: > > > i dont even know how to publish my video blog with enclosures. > > is it easy? > > With Typepad? Not possible right now as far as I know. > > > is there a way to get our RSS feed from http://videoblogging.info to > > create enclosures for us just by pinging the site? > > Yes, and no. If (when?) I extend the videoblogging.info interface so that > it accepts RSS+enlosures it's not a problem, but many people (like those > on Typepad) can't send RSS+enclosures so that's not an option for them. I > could add this pretty easily, but we'd end up with half the entries with > enclosures, half without. > > With more work I can have videoblogging.info look for video files in the > HTML blog entry, but that opens up a huge can of worms. Take a random blog > entry from momentshowing. On that HTML-page there are two videos, your > videoblog video and the vogroll. I need to find the videoblog video, *not* > the vogroll or any video you're simply linking to. > > With entries such as > <URL:http://publicaddress.typepad.com/hello/2004/10/lets_go_bowling.html&gt; > we can get around the problem by marking the video in the same way you > would mark up a video for use in video comments. By adding rel="alternate" > and type="video/quicktime" to the <a>-tag. > > But with entries such as > <URL:http://momentshowing.typepad.com/momentshowing/2004/10/video_get_your_.html&gt; > where the entry is both a video and some text there is currently no way to > mark up the video. rel="alternate" describes an alternate version, but in > this case the video is not an alternate version because it contains a lot > less information (all the text is missing). That's why I haven't been > working on enclosures at videoblogging.info. > > -- > Personal: <http://www.solitude.dk&gt; > File Thingie - PHP File Manager <http://www.solitude.dk/filethingie/&gt; > > > > Yahoo! Groups Links > > > > >