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Re: [videoblogging] vogfeed

By Joshua Kinberg | Joshua Kinberg <jkinberg@...> | joshkinberg
October 25, 2004 | Post #1496 | Topic #1469

Actually, Vogfeed works better than the DemandMedia RSS feed for Vipodder at the moment. This is because Vogfeed contains a <pubDate> in each <item>. Vipodder will check the <pubDate> against a cache file to see whether or not it has already downloaded the enclosed video. This prevents Vipodder from downloading duplicates of everything. There may be a better way to do this though so I don't have to rely on "well-formed" RSS 2.0 feeds. --Josh On Mon, 25 Oct 2004 15:21:56 -0400, kenyatta cheese <minitrue@...> wrote: > > Hey there. > > The vogfeed is just a reblog. It pulls RSS feeds from known videobloggers > and republishes a single RSS feed with enclosure tags for each entry with a > link to a media file. > > To handle the video file selection issue, I've come up with some highly > effective code: > > "Hey, Josh, Jay... I need to look through these feeds and only select posts > that have self-authored media files. Would you mind looking through them > with me?" > > It's written in a highly inefficient language, I know, but it's worked so > far. > > Andreas is right -- without sufficient metadata, it's nearly impossible to > sort through the video automagically. It's a problem that can't be solved > without setting up a format for media file metadata (XMLTV, anyone?) and > building the tools for embedding that data in a file in a way that's > readable by the client app or a server-side blog plugin. > > So I decided to not Solve The Problem in exchange for Getting Something > Done. Vogfeed provides Josh with a second semi-regularly updated feed of > posts with media enclosures with the help of all of you. (Demandmedia is > the first.) > > He continues work on the application and we get to continue arguing about > the proper and improper ways that people use their media. > > ;) > > > -kc. > > > > > > > > On Fri, 22 Oct 2004 19:17:06 -0400, Jay dedman <jay.dedman@...> > > wrote: > > > >> now, i dont know how he coded it...but as auser i see how it works. > >> all you coders...check out the code. > > > > There are some logical problems with getting movies from any HTML page > > (I've talked about these too many times to recount now), and I simply > > don't believe that it can be done in a consistent and reliable manner > > unless the videobloggers change the way they link to their own video files. > > > > That script may work today, for the entry you're adding today, but I > > highly doubt that it's a solution that works for HTML documents in > > general. And *that* is what we need. I can write something that grabs any > > video link from a website in two minutes, but that's useless - we need to > > get the *right* videos. We simply can't make that distinction today with > > the way people are linking to their videos today. That's why I've been > > talking about this rel="alternate" for so long. That's why I've been > > trying to explain the different kinds of links. > > > > I can't check out the code used in the script. It gets executed on the > > server so none of it reaches my browser. > > > > - Andreas > > > Yahoo! Groups Links > > > > >