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

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>
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>
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.


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