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

> Either there will be enclosures for every
> item, or there won't be enclosures at all. It's not cool for those who
> can't get their videos in the enclosures (because people with
> enclosure-supporting aggregators would easily miss their videos).

This certainly makes sense for the videoblogging.info feed. But, for
my own blog, I may not have a video included with every entry. Some
entries may be just text, or other stuff. So, it would make sense to
only use enclosures where appropriate.

> The first two should be included in enclosures, the last one shouldn't
> (because it's just a normal link). If that's how Brandon Fuller's plugin
> works it's not a very cool plugin. I don't want my photos/movies
> distributed directly in someone else's feed just because they linked to me.

This is a good point. So I checked the documentation on the plugin here:
http://brandon.fuller.name/archives/hacks/mtenclosures/

He actually added a "remote" parameter:
"Remote vs. local is determined by comparing the URL of the enclosure
file with the URL of your weblog from your weblog's configuration"

There's also a Pinging feature that pings audio.weblogs.com when you
post an audio file, or podcast.

–Josh

On Wed, 20 Oct 2004 17:16:08 +0200, Andreas Haugstrup
<videoblog@…> wrote:
>
> On Wed, 20 Oct 2004 11:00:09 -0400, Joshua Kinberg <jkinberg@…>
> wrote:
>
> >> we'd end up with half the entries with
> >> enclosures, half without.
> >
> > Half is better than none.
>
> Half is worse than none. It's misleading when you have a feed that's
> supposed to contain videos. Either there will be enclosures for every
> item, or there won't be enclosures at all. It's not cool for those who
> can't get their videos in the enclosures (because people with
> enclosure-supporting aggregators would easily miss their videos).
>
> > 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.
>
> I couldn't but it's a very bad solution. It would be impossible to
> distinguish these links:
>
> <a href="movie.mov">Watch my video</a>
> <a href="http://www.domain.com/movie.mov">Watch my video that I hosted
> somewhere else</a>
> <a href="http://www.anotherdomain.com/movie.mov">Watch this cool movie my
> friend made</a>
>
> The first two should be included in enclosures, the last one shouldn't
> (because it's just a normal link). If that's how Brandon Fuller's plugin
> works it's not a very cool plugin. I don't want my photos/movies
> distributed directly in someone else's feed just because they linked to me.
>
> – Andreas
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