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Old July 23rd, 2009, 07:23 AM
mridang mridang is offline
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Default Source for some applications can't be found

Hi Guys,

I asked this question in the General forum but I missed the fact that there was a developer's forum. Sorry about that.

I can't seem to find the source code for application like the Apple Movie Trailers application and the BBC application. i can find the respective folders but it only contains a silly descriptor.xml. I would like to have a look at the source so that i can learn from it.

Would anyone know where it is?The wierd part is many applications such as the YouTube application have their source in those directories.

Any help?

Thanks in advance guys.
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 08:07 AM
Sniperking Sniperking is offline
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Apps containing just a descriptor file are most likely just RSS apps. Within the descriptor file, the location of the videos are present (rss://) etc..

The folders for both BBC Live and BBC IPlayer should have the source though with BBC Podcasts having only a descriptor file present.

I hope this helps you.

More information here - this shows what the layout is like for the RSS feed specified in the descriptor, though i think any feed can be used.
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 08:25 AM
DPK DPK is offline
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An easy way to distinguish this is if the app (within boxee) looks basically like a list than it's probably an rss app. If there's some styling going on like with hulu, mtv, cnn, etc, than it's probably a python app and the source can be found in the ~/boxee/userdata/apps directory once you install/run the app.
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