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Thread: PODCASTS

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    Senior Member igeek's Avatar
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    Hi everyone,

    I am trying to find out how to include podcasts on a website..

    Has anyone here integrated podcasts on a website?
    What is the most standard/best way of doing this?

    Thanks,
    Jeremy

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    hey thanks wired.. ;-)

    ok so will an RSS work with anything then an ipod, pda.. ect

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    An RSS Feeder is simply a script (like a PHP script) that reads a list of items
    from a file (like MP3 songs) and generates a special XML file that is then
    read by an RSS Reader.

    The RSS Reader displays the songs and direct links to the MP3 files.

    So, any device that can download and play MP3 files can use the RSS Reader.

    Not necessarily MP3, but any files, articles, images, etc.

    So, you'll have a directory full of recordings (MP3's?). Then, you have a
    database that contains, the titles, length, date recorded, and URL to the
    actual MP3 file.

    You'll then have a PHP script that reads the database and creates the XML
    output for an RSS Reader. The Readers are universal, since the XML protocol
    is a standard for all readers.

    So, develop a database of your files ... the database can be a text (flat-file) or
    an actual MySQL database. It can be as simple or complex as you desire.
    Then, once you have that database and all your songs (recordings) in one
    directory, you can then create your RSS Feed.

    Some people choose to use a remote RSS host for handling all of their
    feeds. I prefer to do it myself using PHP, since it's so simple.


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    mlseim.. thanks so much for the tips

    im having a little trouble getting google personal homepage to read my rss feed

    Im trying to get this rss feed of news articles to work with google.

    http://www.cbsoftware.com/newsfeed2.xml

    here is the RSS feeder i have right now.. does it look right??
    Code:
    <? header('Content-type: text/xml'); ?>
    <rss version="2.0">
    <channel>
    <title>title</title>
    <description>Chad Barr's Articles</description>
    <link>http://www.cbsoftware.com/cbnn/index.php</link>
    <copyright>2006</copyright>
    
    <?
    include ("mysql_connect_rss.php");
    
    $q="SELECT id,title,body,link,pubDate FROM rss ORDER BY pubDate DESC";
    $doGet=mysql_query($q);
    
    while($row = mysql_fetch_array($doGet)){
    ?>
    	<item>
    	<title><?=$row[1];?></title>
    	<description><?=$row[2];?></description>
    	<link>http://www.cbsoftware.com/cbnn/<?=$row[3];?></link>
    	<pubDate><?=$row[4];?></pubDate>
    	<guid isPermaLink="true">http://www.cbsoftware.com/cbnn/<?=$row[3]; ></guid> 
    	</item>
    <? } ?>  
    
    </channel>
    </rss>

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    I assume the link you are actually trying to give
    Google RSS Reader is:

    http://www.cbsoftware.com/cbnn/newsfeed2.php

    I tried that link with my own PHP RSS Reader demo program.
    It works fine for me.

    My working demo for reading your RSS Feed:
    http://www.catpin.com/cbnn.php


    EDIT:

    You have the right idea too. Your own PHP script to create
    the XML output. And, as my example shows, you want to give
    the RSS Readers the link to your PHP generator, not the XML output.
    The PHP (RSS Feeder) script will give the reader the XML it needs.

    For others reading this that are baffled why site owners give out RSS
    Feeds instead of links to their site ... "why would someone do that"?

    Well, yes, you're giving away a bunch of information and links to things
    on your site; where people can put them on their OWN site. So they can
    read your stuff without visiting your site! Oh my! The fact is, it draws people to your
    site, especially if you give out good information and informative feeds. "Hey, these
    articles are really good, I want to visit their main site and see what they offer."
    It's almost like free advertising.

    RSS feeds are the information exchange of the future. It's like having
    links to your site scattered around the world. Getting out your name, your
    ideas, your thoughts to the entire world, for free! That's what the internet
    is all about.



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    thanks again mlseim,

    The RSS feed seems to work now.. using the .php file like you said..


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