Custom RSS Feed troubles?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by hizhonor, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. Chew

    Chew New Member

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    I agree, would love to have Custom RSS at the top to make it easier to access.
     
  2. orangeboy

    orangeboy yes, I AM orangeboy!

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    I use the ->| button to get to the bottom.
     
  3. hizhonor

    hizhonor Member

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    Yup ... That'll work. My comment was more of a marketing bent rather than functionality, however. How many users aren't even aware this can be done because the option is burried at the bottom of the pile? Move it to the top and let's see how popular this can be!

    Steve
     
  4. hizhonor

    hizhonor Member

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    Looks like GeekBeat was added to the VOD list as of Monday. Thanks Stephen!

    Steve
     
  5. mattack

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    I didn't have to reboot, but the CNET HD feed (which is basically all of their other feeds put together AFAIK) didn't update between last Friday and Wednesday. Going to CNET itself, I saw a few newer videos..

    I thought the Tivo just did what iTunes does -- look at a podcast feed.

    (It's a pain that the tivo only keeps 10 episodes.. so I have to go manually download episodes most of the time..)
     
  6. orangeboy

    orangeboy yes, I AM orangeboy!

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    Any chance of adding support for alternate ports for the RSS feeds? I'd like to use my own feeds, but using something other than port 80.
     
  7. T.DurdensOthr1/2

    T.DurdensOthr1/2 Space Monkey

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    Why do my messages not get posted? This is the third time I've tried to post. WTF.
     
  8. T.DurdensOthr1/2

    T.DurdensOthr1/2 Space Monkey

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    What's it gonna take to get Hulu RSS Feeds to work with my TiVo? Who do I need to talk to to make that happen?
     
  9. orangeboy

    orangeboy yes, I AM orangeboy!

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    You need to talk to Hulu.
     
  10. T.DurdensOthr1/2

    T.DurdensOthr1/2 Space Monkey

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    Thanks! On a side note.. I was just checking out this TiVo Galleon software and am REALLY impressed. I might be able to get my videos streaming for free after all!
    1) Play MP3 files using the built in player or with your favorite Winamp skins.
    2) View your photo collection using many slideshow effects and background music.
    3) View interesting information about each MP3 file such as album covers, lyrics and web images of your favorite artists.
    4) Listen to online streaming radio stations including Shoutcast stations.
    5) Organize your media files in many flexible ways.
    6) Play your favorite playlists including iTunes playlists or dynamically create playlists.
    7) View local weather forecasts and alerts.
    8) View internet webcams.
    9) Read your email.
    10) Read your favorite RSS feeds.
    11) Automatically download recordings from your TiVo using keywords.
    12) Automatically download your favorite podcasts.
    13) View local movie listings.
    14) Copy video files from your PC to your TiVo using GoBack.
    15) View Internet Slideshows.
    16) View online Videocasts.
    17) View upcoming events in your area.
    18) View traffic conditions in your area.
    19) Change the look-and-feel of Galleon by using your own skins.
    20) Share your apps over the internet with your family and friends.
    21)Group all the Galleon apps in their own menu .
    22) Send instant messages with Jabber

    *rushes home to check out all the cool stuff*
     
  11. T.DurdensOthr1/2

    T.DurdensOthr1/2 Space Monkey

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    I can't seem to get any of the RSS Feeds that had video to work anymore. I spoke to the website owner and he says he hasn't changed a thing. Any ideas about what might be going on?
     
  12. bsdbytes

    bsdbytes New Member

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    Is there a way to have a custom RSS feed automatically fetch new episodes without having to manually download them?
     
  13. orangeboy

    orangeboy yes, I AM orangeboy!

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    No.
     
  14. tuscadero

    tuscadero New Member

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    Why not and how difficult it it to intergrate into the TIVO OS?


     
  15. orangeboy

    orangeboy yes, I AM orangeboy!

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    Sorry, but I don't have those answers. I'm as much outside the walls of TiVo engineering as you are. ;)
     
  16. bsdbytes

    bsdbytes New Member

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    RSS readers are fairly basic. I cannot imagine this would be difficult to implement.
     
  17. djl25

    djl25 C64 hacker

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    Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but: are custom rss feeds completely dead? I recently spent some time inputting a few that I knew were valid and they all came back with the 'no feed at that address' error. Anyone know for sure?
     
  18. bsdbytes

    bsdbytes New Member

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    I've given up on the RSS feeds. I'm using an Apple TV for podcasts and Netflix and use the TiVo for everything else.
     
  19. TiVoStephen

    TiVoStephen formerly TiVoOpsMgr

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    Post some of the feeds here and we can double-check them. Most of the time, the ones that are invalid are in either incompatible formats or have malformed XML.
     
  20. djl25

    djl25 C64 hacker

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    Thanks for checking in, Stephen. I did get it to work; the problem was that the feed scrapes a web page and it was taking too long, so the TiVo would just time out. I noticed a couple of things I thought I'd pass along:
    1) Alternate ports aren't a problem, this feed isn't on 80 and it works fine
    2) The feed has to be accessible from the internet, so if it's on a home computer you have to use a dynamic DNS and point the TiVo at that (a 198.168.*.* address won't work)
    3) I couldn't get the optional fields to work (I have an HD). Am I right in assuming that those fields only get used if the feed is indexed?


     

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