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tampano

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Is it possible to add some kind of PodCast, an mp3 file visible to podcast aggregators?

The site ipodder.org says the feed has to be compliant with "RSS 2.0 with enclosures" and I don't know what it is :-)

Thanks for help
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Dirk

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You'll need a plugin that collects the MP3 files and adds them to a feed. There's a collection of additional feed classes which includes one for RSS 2.0, but it may need some tweaks before it can write this particular format.

bye, Dirk

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tampano

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I'm not completely sure of where to put them :-(

[Edit]

Now I know where...but I'm not a "coder"...so I hope someone would put hands on these classes. The only thing I know is that podcasting requires the same info of RSS 2.0 with the addition of the enclosure tag and its properties.

Maybe it's not difficult for who wrote these classes.

I'll wait for answers :-)
-- Tampano admin of http://www.tampano.com

Matt G. Paradise

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Quote by Dirk: You'll need a plugin that collects the MP3 files and adds them to a feed. There's a collection of additional feed classes which includes one for RSS 2.0, but it may need some tweaks before it can write this particular format.


I'm in the exact same boat as the other guy. Anyone have any clear-cut answers? A step-by-step on how to "tweak" the code, for example?

datter

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Struggling with the same issue here, would love to find a plugin for this sort of thing. Consider this a *bump*

datter

David

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I know this doesn't help much from an automated standpoint, but I just added a new XML file to a directory I labeled 'rss' and publish my new podcasts manually through that method. Then I hand out a separate feed for the podcast subscription. Not the most efficient method, but for me it works.

I also added this link in the header.thtml file (of my main theme) so that Firefox and other RSS ready browsers will see it.

http://www.davidblog.com if you want to see it in action.

http://www.davidblog.com/rss/podcast.xml to go right to it.

Not a lawyer, but...

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Isn't it a breach of the GPL contract that you've removed the "Powered by Geeklog" statement (nor replaced it with something similar)?

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drshakagee

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Quote by Not a lawyer, but...: Isn't it a breach of the GPL contract that you've removed the "Powered by Geeklog" statement (nor replaced it with something similar)?

Nope.
Yes I am mental.

Not a lawyer, but...

Anonymous
Have you read the GPL license that you say that?

How do people supposed to know the site is not his own creation from scratch?

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Dirk

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Quote by Not a lawyer, but...: Have you read the GPL license that you say that?

I have. Did you?


Quote by Not a lawyer, but...: How do people supposed to know the site is not his own creation from scratch?

We have stated more than once that while we think it would be nice if you left that link back to us intact, we don't mind when you remove it.

bye, Dirk

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eyecravedvd

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Any luck getting those classes to except enclosures? I'd like to add podcasts to my site as well.
Shane | www.EyeCraveDVD.com

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1000ideen

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Yes, I can only agree. Podcasting seems to be a real trend and the beginning of a big turnover! An absolute killer application a fantastic new world.

Up to now I found plug ins for Wordpress. Would be lovely to have one for Geeklog. I wonder what has to be considered. Basically I`d create a cat e.g. of the name podcast and when I write an article I`d like to upload pictures and MP3. When an article contains an MP3 the download position should be included in the RSS-feed.

How does one apply the plugin "collection of additional feed classes"? There is no instruction.

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suprsidr

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Have you tried Wimpy Player? It supports podcasting now. And it's cheap to boot.

I have it as a popup music player on my site.

Cheers
FlashYourWeb and Your Gallery with the E2 XML Media Player for Gallery2 - http://www.flashyourweb.com

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1000ideen

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I had a look at this Wimpy Player website. How does it get the information for the RSS feed, from the MP3 tags?

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suprsidr

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on this page

"February 9, 2005
PodCast - Wimpy MP3 for PHP now ships with a PodCast script that automatically turns your wimpy folder into a PodCast RSS feed"

there is a read more link there too.
FlashYourWeb and Your Gallery with the E2 XML Media Player for Gallery2 - http://www.flashyourweb.com

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yankidank

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With iTunes requiring all sorts of crazy addiional fields for podcasts, I'm not sure how Wimpy would work out. I'll test it out on my own show and let you know if it works well.

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1000ideen

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Well, depending on the amount of podcasts you are producing it might be o.k. to produce the RSS feed manually. Here is the page with instructions for iTunes: http://phobos.apple.com/static/iTunesRSS.html

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THEMike

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If you want to set up podcasting, it will be possible in 1.3.12 to write a podcasting plugin.

The plugin will have to implement:

plugin_getfeednames_podcastingplugin();

which should return an array of id/name pairs. (1.3.11 supports this already)

Then it will have to implement:
plugin_getfeedcontent_podcastingplugin($feed,$link,$update_data, $feedtype, $feedversion);

Which should return an array of content, of format:
array( 'title' => $storytitle,
'summary' => $storytext,
'text' => $fulltext,
'link' => $storylink,
'uid' => $row['uid'],
'author' => COM_getDisplayName( $row['uid'] ),
'date' => $row['modified'],
'format' => $row['postmode'],
'commenturl' => $storylink . '#comments',
'topic' => $topic,
'extensions' => $extensionTags,
);

Where extensiontags is an array of XML tags, which would be exactly one tag for you, the podcast one.

Then 1.3.12 will generate a podcast feed for you.

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yankidank

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Horray! I'll be counting the days until 1.3.12 then. I'm tired of hand-coding.

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suprsidr

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I've got the wimpy player podcast working on my site
FlashYourWeb and Your Gallery with the E2 XML Media Player for Gallery2 - http://www.flashyourweb.com

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