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riegersn
September 7th, 2008, 12:05 PM
There are so many podshows and other video feeds out there I'm just dying to add content to my boxee! I recently attempted to add a video podcast from ESPN to boxee through settings->media sources->manually add source.
http://sports.espn.go.com/espnradio/podcast/feeds/itunes/podcast?id=2870570

however when I goto internet media it shows up in the list but when I enter the new item it says 'play' and 'more info' why can't I choose which episode to watch? not to mention that when I try to play it the screen flickers once and nothing happens. did I do something wrong?

Also manually adding an rss feed is tough. The internet path to the feed was very long and when typing out the addr the text field did not move over as I type, leaving me typing blind for the second half of the addr. I double checked it however and the addr is correct. the feed is working in FF.

Any tips?

PS I would love to make a little ESPN channel, is this possible?

Mr. Polite
September 7th, 2008, 07:39 PM
im having similar issues. i want to add funnyordie.com rss feed as well as espn's. one tip: edit sources.xml directly to add long rss urls

vulkan
September 9th, 2008, 03:55 AM
hi.

you need to add the actual rss feed as a source. you also need to prefix it with rss://

for example - the rss you posted should be:
rss://sports.espn.go.com/espnradio/podcast/feeds/itunes/podcast?id=2870570

if you add the above as a video source you should be able to watch it.

please let me know if it works.

thanks for the post.
-vulkan.

vulkan
September 9th, 2008, 03:56 AM
btw - "paste" should work on mac versions (cmd+v).

riegersn
September 9th, 2008, 05:56 AM
That worked thank you! It was the rss://. Will paste work in linux next rls?

Also, how can I make a "Video Channel"? Like CNN & YouTube. It would be nice if there was a howto for the community to create video plugins!

vulkan
September 9th, 2008, 06:10 AM
glad to hear its working :)

you can create plugins and script to extend boxee's functionality. we do not currently have a guide in place but there are several of those at xbmc (boxee is based on xbmc so the api is the same).

i cant seem to find a link currently but i know gamester17 is keeping track of the forum so i am sure he'll post some links shortly :)

oh, and "paste" is planned for the linux ver as well but i am not sure that it will be available in the next release.


-vulkan.

marcel
September 9th, 2008, 06:11 AM
Hi riegersn

We will get there soon regarding the "How to .." ,you can check out this thread regarding plugins http://forum.boxee.tv/showthread.php?t=289

enjoy :)

gswd
September 9th, 2008, 09:22 PM
Well, it was interesting to see that the problem I was having was as simple to correct as using rss instead of the http that the website's page was showing. Now I have my GeekBriefTV on Boxee. Thanks for that help.

Now, it shows me all of the shows, but it is showing them in oldest first order. Anyway to change this in the settings? I did not see anything for sorting method.

riegersn
September 9th, 2008, 09:30 PM
Isn't GeekBriefTV already on boxee? video->internet video->video channels->science & tech or something like that.

marcel
September 10th, 2008, 03:19 AM
@gswd

thanks riegersn you are correct GeekBrief TV is actually on boxee under Video>Internet Videos/Video Channels/Science and Technology/

If the order is not correct (i actually see it latest >oldest) you can select Options >Sort (2nd button down) >either sort by name or date.

enjoy :)

riegersn
September 10th, 2008, 08:33 AM
Is it possible to create a "folder"? Like say I want to goto Internet Videos->ESPN-> ... then choose an espn rss feed.

marcel
September 10th, 2008, 08:37 AM
Not sure what you mean please be a little bit more specific..

skywise
September 10th, 2008, 08:39 AM
what we need is a sticky thread or forum category dedicated to feeds n such that boxee accepts and likes.
as an example, is nasa tv available on boxee? anyone have a rss that can be added for that?

sky

riegersn
September 10th, 2008, 08:46 AM
Not sure what you mean please be a little bit more specific..

Ok so if I add a new media source (rss) it adds it directly under the Internet Video folder. But what if I want to add say 5 ESPN rss feeds and I don't want them cluttering up the internet video folder. I would be nice if I could put a folder named 'ESPN' under internet video and add all the espn feeds to that folder.

marcel
September 11th, 2008, 03:07 AM
Hi riegersn

currently no :(.. but maybe in the future ,future versions we might have an idea were you can group rss feeds together under one folder.

vulkan
September 11th, 2008, 03:56 AM
I would be nice if I could put a folder named 'ESPN' under internet video and add all the espn feeds to that folder.

well - i think tsella is cooking something in that aspect. stay tuned :)

Asmodean
September 12th, 2008, 11:18 PM
Here's a neat trick I found to group feeds and clean up my online video's

http://www.rssmix.com

add as many rss feeds (podcasts or other) as you want, click create.. and voila: one rss feed containing all the feeds you entered.

Saves me checking like 20 podcast feeds daily for new content.

tsella
September 13th, 2008, 06:50 AM
Here's a neat trick I found to group feeds and clean up my online video's

http://www.rssmix.com

add as many rss feeds (podcasts or other) as you want, click create.. and voila: one rss feed containing all the feeds you entered.

Saves me checking like 20 podcast feeds daily for new content.

this is very cool!

riegersn
September 14th, 2008, 02:42 PM
Here's a neat trick I found to group feeds and clean up my online video's

http://www.rssmix.com

add as many rss feeds (podcasts or other) as you want, click create.. and voila: one rss feed containing all the feeds you entered.

Saves me checking like 20 podcast feeds daily for new content.

Yes, that is cool. However, then all the feeds are mixed in with each other. Grouping separately in folders would be much more efficient.

Speeking of adding RSS content, I tried to add a Youtube RSS feed but boxee wasn't able to pull the content. Is that something to do with the flash video?

Asmodean
September 14th, 2008, 04:16 PM
Yes, that is cool. However, then all the feeds are mixed in with each other. Grouping separately in folders would be much more efficient....

gotcha. Folders would indeed be a nice feature. Just thought this might be a nice temporary solution. ;-)

marcel
September 15th, 2008, 03:38 AM
@riegersn
boxee has youtube feeds under Video>Internet Videos>YouTube ...:)

folders option will probably implemented in future versions...

riegersn
September 15th, 2008, 11:38 AM
@riegersn
boxee has youtube feeds under Video>Internet Videos>YouTube ...:)

folders option will probably implemented in future versions...

Yes, this I know, but does it support adding youtube RSS feeds? I didn't see an option for that.

marcel
September 16th, 2008, 02:36 AM
boxee does not currrently support flash (as a swf container) .

evseto
November 2nd, 2008, 06:21 PM
Somewhat related to this thread, I've successfully added several funnyordie.com rss feeds to my boxee account. Prior to viewing, they (funnyordie.com) present a message in the main viewport that reads, "You must be 99 years of age to view this" (or something along those lines). The problem is I cant select the button beneath the text that reads "Yes, I'm 99 years old".

Do I need to hook up a mouse to the ATV or can I utilize an existing menu function to select this button?

Pwbman
December 31st, 2008, 08:18 AM
I have been trying to add feeds. I am not sure where you get the RSS// on a site. For examle Is there as RSS fed for fancast? It has some content Hulu is missing. Do I just add the website header?
Thanks

rockjohnson
January 31st, 2009, 09:37 AM
Has anybody got fancast or foodnetwork rss feeds to work? I added: http://fb1.fancast.com/rss/96455.xml and rss://fb1.fancast.com/rss/96455.xml but neither seems to work.

subvertbeats
February 2nd, 2009, 05:54 AM
Has anybody got fancast or foodnetwork rss feeds to work? I added: http://fb1.fancast.com/rss/96455.xml and rss://fb1.fancast.com/rss/96455.xml but neither seems to work.

There is no embedded media in that feed.