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aprilfool
October 30th, 2008, 01:15 AM
I tried to add an RSS feed that requires authentication but quickly found out that the feed did not pass muster with Boxee.

This is the complete URL sans the real credentials:

rss://username:password@www.tvkaista.fi/netpvr/Feed?channel=1004&format=mp4&extension=itunes

Is authentication not supported or could this be a problem with the site itself? I could not think of any other feeds to test with. The URL above (with http instead of rss as the protocol) works in iTunes and allows me to sync the podcasts. Was hoping that Boxee would allow me to do a progressive download instead.

Am I out of luck here?

iBog
October 30th, 2008, 08:25 AM
You should try more feeds to isolate if it's a problem with just that feed or not.

Unless Boxee chokes on the ":" or "@" in the URL, there's no reason Boxee shouldn't be able to support authenticated RSS feeds.

When you visit that url in your desktop browser, do you get the feed or does the server report an error?

tsella
October 30th, 2008, 08:42 AM
authenticated rss feeds are currently not supported (unless there is a bug.. hehe)

added feature request, thanks!

aprilfool
October 30th, 2008, 05:28 PM
When you visit that url in your desktop browser, do you get the feed or does the server report an error?

Safari and Firefox parse the feed, Camino shows the raw XML. The feed also works in iTunes.

aprilfool
October 30th, 2008, 05:33 PM
authenticated rss feeds are currently not supported (unless there is a bug.. hehe)

added feature request, thanks!

I'd be happy to test whenever the bug gets introduced :)

mosata
November 7th, 2008, 02:50 AM
Glad to hear this has been added to the requested features list, I'd love to be able to add RSS feeds from private trackers.

pliny
March 1st, 2009, 09:40 AM
I'd like to second/third/fourth the authenticated feeds request. I'm looking into setting up boxee with clients to push video to their screens. Can't do that with an un-authenticated RSS feed.

tvkaista
March 7th, 2009, 12:22 AM
rss://username:password@www.tvkaista.fi/netpvr/Feed?channel=1004&format=mp4&extension=itunes


If need be you can use insecure authentication to access TVkaista RSS feeds. Just postpend &username=$USERNAME&password=$PASSWORD to the wanted RSS feed.

Example:
http://www.tvkaista.fi/netpvr/Feed?channel=1004&format=mp4&extension=itunes&username=myusername&password=mysecretpasseword

Please contact asiakaspalvelu at tvkaista.fi if you need additional help or a test account.

tvkaista
January 8th, 2011, 01:19 PM
The TVkaista.fi app has now been added to the official Boxee App repository. Enjoy!