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FeedMe Plugin

mikebeechammikebeecham Posts: 162Members
Google Reader integration?
Hi guys,

I wonder whether it might be a possibility to add Google Read integration into FeedMe? I have used GR a lot in the past, and being able to just integrate with it, rather than trying to remember the feed link to all my feeds would be great.

Is this too much work?

Thanks



Mike

Comments

  • jwrayjwray Posts: 1,269Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    Hi Mike,

    the answer is I'm not sure, but I'll take a look. Looking at ways to getting lists of feeds into the plugin is on my list of things to look into it.

    Jonny

    mikebeecham wrote on 24 February 2010 - 09:23 AM:

    Hi guys,

    I wonder whether it might be a possibility to add Google Read integration into FeedMe? I have used GR a lot in the past, and being able to just integrate with it, rather than trying to remember the feed link to all my feeds would be great.

    Is this too much work?

    Thanks



    Mike
  • mikebeechammikebeecham Posts: 162Members
    Jonny Wray wrote on 24 February 2010 - 04:41 PM:

    Hi Mike,

    the answer is I'm not sure, but I'll take a look. Looking at ways to getting lists of feeds into the plugin is on my list of things to look into it.

    Jonny



    Thanks mate - I'm hoping it wont be too much work. I only say this because I have a couple of podcast apps from low-key coders, and they've managed to do it...

    Will leave it to you.




    Mike
  • freddyfreddy Posts: 47Members
    looking for some help...

    i have added Autoweek video podcast to FeedMe but it goes into the audio feeds and not the video feeds. how do i force it to go to the video feeds since it is a video podcast after all?

    thank you.
  • jwrayjwray Posts: 1,269Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited March 2010
    Hi Freddy,

    the section the podcast goes into is determined by the mime types of the individual podcasts within the feed. To go into the video section there must be a video podcast available, and the same for audio. One source can go into both.

    The only feed I came across was this which is audio:
    http://www.autoweek.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=rss06&mime=xml

    Can you post the URL for the feed you see being categorized incorrectly and I'll take a look?

    thanks
    Jonny

    freddy wrote on 03 March 2010 - 05:39 AM:

    looking for some help...

    i have added Autoweek video podcast to FeedMe but it goes into the audio feeds and not the video feeds. how do i force it to go to the video feeds since it is a video podcast after all?

    thank you.
  • jwrayjwray Posts: 1,269Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    Mike,

    started to look into this a little and was wondering about how the other apps you mention and how they deal with authentication. Can you tell me the apps you mean and/or your expectations regarding private vs public feed lists? Thanks.

    Looks like there isn't an official API but maybe other ways in, just trying to figure out the best approach.

    Jonny

    mikebeecham wrote on 24 February 2010 - 08:23 PM:

    Thanks mate - I'm hoping it wont be too much work. I only say this because I have a couple of podcast apps from low-key coders, and they've managed to do it...

    Will leave it to you.




    Mike
  • mikebeechammikebeecham Posts: 162Members
    Jonny Wray wrote on 03 March 2010 - 06:22 AM:

    Mike,

    started to look into this a little and was wondering about how the other apps you mention and how they deal with authentication. Can you tell me the apps you mean and/or your expectations regarding private vs public feed lists? Thanks.

    Looks like there isn't an official API but maybe other ways in, just trying to figure out the best approach.

    Jonny


    Hi Jonny,

    The apps I'm talking about are podcasting apps on my Android mobile device. Essentially, you can choose to 'add feed', and one of the options it gives you is for Google Reader. If you choose this, then it asks you for your Reader account details (essentially your Gmail account username and password).

    From that point (and as long as you've entered the correct authentication details) then you will get a list of all the feeds that your currently subscribed to in Google Reader. You can then choose which feeds to import from Google Reader into your app.

    The applications which do this are: Acast (crap!!) and BeyondPod, which does it so much better.

    I hope this helps.




    Mike
  • jwrayjwray Posts: 1,269Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    Thanks Mike, I'll take a look at those apps. I basically can't find any reader API documented that uses authentication to get private feeds, but it must be possible since other apps use it. I need to keep looking I guess :)

    mikebeecham wrote on 03 March 2010 - 10:28 PM:

    Hi Jonny,

    The apps I'm talking about are podcasting apps on my Android mobile device. Essentially, you can choose to 'add feed', and one of the options it gives you is for Google Reader. If you choose this, then it asks you for your Reader account details (essentially your Gmail account username and password).

    From that point (and as long as you've entered the correct authentication details) then you will get a list of all the feeds that your currently subscribed to in Google Reader. You can then choose which feeds to import from Google Reader into your app.

    The applications which do this are: Acast (crap!!) and BeyondPod, which does it so much better.

    I hope this helps.




    Mike
  • freddyfreddy Posts: 47Members
    Jonny Wray wrote on 03 March 2010 - 01:06 AM:

    Hi Freddy,

    the section the podcast goes into is determined by the mime types of the individual podcasts within the feed. To go into the video section there must be a video podcast available, and the same for audio. One source can go into both.

    The only feed I came across was this which is audio:
    http://www.autoweek.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=rss06&mime=xml

    Can you post the URL for the feed you see being categorized incorrectly and I'll take a look?

    thanks
    Jonny


    Jonny,

    this is the url: http://www.autoweek.com/section/rss07
    it shows up as video in the audio feeds not the video feeds.

    thanks for the help.
  • jwrayjwray Posts: 1,269Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    Hi Freddy,

    thanks for providing the feed. If you look at the feed (open URL in browser and do a right click view page source) you'll see each item is specified as audio, eg.

    <enclosure url="http://miad.autoweek.com/vidcast/awnews_3_2_10v4.m4v" type="audio/mpeg"/>
    


    The type designation is what Feed Me uses to determine if the source is audio or video. They are telling us it is audio, so there's not much I can do here since in theory the m4v container can be used for audio. If it was a plugin for a specific source we could override their error but since this is for generic sources we have to believe them. Maybe you could email the provider and tell them the mime type is wrong on their feed and it's confusing your feed reader?

    Jonny

    freddy wrote on 04 March 2010 - 01:49 AM:

    Jonny,

    this is the url: http://www.autoweek.com/section/rss07
    it shows up as video in the audio feeds not the video feeds.

    thanks for the help.
  • freddyfreddy Posts: 47Members
    Jonny Wray wrote on 03 March 2010 - 09:15 PM:

    Hi Freddy,

    thanks for providing the feed. If you look at the feed (open URL in browser and do a right click view page source) you'll see each item is specified as audio, eg.

    <enclosure url="http://miad.autoweek.com/vidcast/awnews_3_2_10v4.m4v" type="audio/mpeg"/>
    


    The type designation is what Feed Me uses to determine if the source is audio or video. They are telling us it is audio, so there's not much I can do here since in theory the m4v container can be used for audio. If it was a plugin for a specific source we could override their error but since this is for generic sources we have to believe them. Maybe you could email the provider and tell them the mime type is wrong on their feed and it's confusing your feed reader?

    Jonny


    Thanks for your help Jonny...
  • ViewplexViewplex Posts: 4Members
    The following video feed does not play in feed me plugin:

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/rssfeedsvideo/3812907.cms

    When you view page source the following line can be observed:

    <media:content type="video/quicktime" expression="full" url="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Equality-in-forces-HC-order-fuels-resentment-in-ranks/videoshow/5682642.cms">

    But Feed Me complains that the video format could not be retrieved.

    Can you please investigate? Thanks...
  • jwrayjwray Posts: 1,269Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    Yeah, simple answer, the link at the end of the content isn't actually 'video/quicktime' but a html page. Feed Me can only deal with direct content, there's no way to know how to extract video content from a web page in a generic manner (ie all sites are different).

    Try writing to the content provider and let them know their video rss feeds don't actually contain video, and it is confusing your feed reader. You never know it may work?

    Jonny

    Vishakh wrote on 14 March 2010 - 06:37 PM:

    The following video feed does not play in feed me plugin:

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/rssfeedsvideo/3812907.cms

    When you view page source the following line can be observed:

    <media:content type="video/quicktime" expression="full" url="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Equality-in-forces-HC-order-fuels-resentment-in-ranks/videoshow/5682642.cms">

    But Feed Me complains that the video format could not be retrieved.

    Can you please investigate? Thanks...
  • PleximanPleximan Posts: 47Members
    Hi,
    I´m trying to add a feed manually but all I get is "the feed was invalid".
    I have tried "http://".... and "feed://".... but no luck. :)

    Could it be a dead plug in or what?

    Any ideas?

    thanks
  • jwrayjwray Posts: 1,269Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    Pleximan wrote:

    Hi,
    I´m trying to add a feed manually but all I get is "the feed was invalid".
    I have tried "http://".... and "feed://".... but no luck. :)

    Could it be a dead plug in or what?

    Any ideas?

    thanks


    Feed URL?
  • PleximanPleximan Posts: 47Members
    Jonny Wray wrote:

    Feed URL?



    I have tried several,

    http://svt.se/rss/nyheter/inrikes/
    http://www.aftonbladet.se/rss.xml

    This two feeds returned "Invalid feed".....

    Thanks for attending to my issue.

    / P
  • jwrayjwray Posts: 1,269Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    Pleximan wrote:

    I have tried several,

    http://svt.se/rss/nyheter/inrikes/
    http://www.aftonbladet.se/rss.xml

    This two feeds returned "Invalid feed".....

    Thanks for attending to my issue.

    / P


    Well, neither of the feeds you listed contain video or audio items so they are invalid.

    FeedMe only works for feeds that contain direct links to either audio or video media items.

    Jonny
  • PleximanPleximan Posts: 47Members
    Jonny Wray wrote:

    Well, neither of the feeds you listed contain video or audio items so they are invalid.

    FeedMe only works for feeds that contain direct links to either audio or video media items.

    Jonny


    Ok, i thought it could be used get news in written form as well.

    Do you know if there is such plugin for plex?

    Thanks for your time.

    / P
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