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

On Wed, 20 Oct 2004 15:33:47 -0400, Jay dedman <jay.dedman@…>
wrote:

> what if we wrote into the RSS feed…a way to make the video an
> enclosure ONLY if it comes from the site that's pinging it.

That's a problem because some people host their video files on a different
server than their main domain (because videos take up a lot of space and
bandwidth it can be nice to have them seperate). You would effectively
shut out those people, and that's not cool.

> and if the vogroll is the only thing complicating each of my
> permalinks…ill take it out.

That was just an example of a general principle. Tomorrow it'll be another
embedded or linked video. It's a principal problem, not a practical one.

> Josh said he'd be willing to look at the code you have and see if he
> could fool with it.

The writing of the code is not hard at all – working out the problem is
the hard part. If he's got any suggestions I love to hear them. I've given
all this a lot of thought already (since before I even started coding
anything on videoblogging.info).

> on videoblogging.info, your pingback system is a complete success.
> we're starting to gather a lot of videos.
> if someone made a player (like viPodder) that grabbed automatic
> enclosures….it'd be much easier to view all the videos at once.
> we'd be like a TV channel.
>
> now whether you like this idea or not is a different story……

Hehe. :o)

You must realize that RSS is a transport format, it's not a format to save
data in. Off the top of my head I don't see why the videoblogging.info
feed shouldn't have enclosures (other than it's a pain in the.. to work
out how to get ti worked correctly instead of working half-assed). I know
Lucas Gonze has talked about bandwidth issues in regards to RSS+enclosures
and there might be problems there depending on how RSS aggregators handle
enclosures. Obviously I'm not going to be for adding enclosures if
everyone's videos will be hit 24 times a day per subscriber. That's not
fair to the authors. It's not something I know anything about, the problem
with actually finding the right videos to add to the feed has to be solved
first.

Right now, with the blogs people have right now, we would only get
reliable enclosures from blogs that publish RSS+enclosures already. Are
there even anyone on the list who publish with enclosures? With all other
blogs videos need to marked up like they have to be for video comments
(I'm not going to repeat the syntax once again).

– Andreas


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