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SOWebmaster
Level 7

Using RSS?

Greetings...

I am brand new to this.

I manage a podcast for someone. We privately host the media and the feeds are generated via our site powered by Wordpress. I have no problem calling up an RSS version of the feed but I can't find a working URL using ".xml"

In trying to put together a Roku channel based on this podcast, I was thinking that I could use these RSS feeds to populate the media on the Roku channel but it looks like I need XML for sure. Am I wrong? How do I go about solving this?

Many many thanks from this newbie.
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NewManLiving
Level 7

Re: Using RSS?

If I understand you correctly, RSS feeds are standard XML files. You simply get the XML file using roUrlTransfer object and parse the string using the XML objects and helper functions. I do this for a client of mine. But that is all I know about RSS. Perhaps you mean something else
My Channels: 2D API Framework Presentation: https://owner.roku.com/add/2M9LCVC
Updated: 11-11-2015 - Completed Keyboard interface
The Joel Channel ( Final Beta )
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SOWebmaster
Level 7

Re: Using RSS?

"You simply get the XML file using roUrlTransfer object and parse the string using the XML objects and helper functions"


Thank you! This sounds like what I'm looking for. Could you show me an example?
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NewManLiving
Level 7

Re: Using RSS?

havw you looked at the SDK examples. Join the ROKU developer program (free) and download the SDK
My Channels: 2D API Framework Presentation: https://owner.roku.com/add/2M9LCVC
Updated: 11-11-2015 - Completed Keyboard interface
The Joel Channel ( Final Beta )
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SOWebmaster
Level 7

Re: Using RSS?

I have joined and downloaded. I'm just not getting or seeing what I'm doing wrong.

Here's my categories.xml file. I'm guessing the line marked "feed" is the issue. As of now, when I view the channel on the Roku device, I am getting the actual channel to work. It has all my artwork and even browses these two categories. But most "episodes" appear empty. Some have their titles. None of them play. I'm grateful for any thoughts anyone has...



<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<categories>
<category
title="Alcohol Addiction"
description="Overcoming Drinking"
sd_img="http://steppinoutradio.com/roku/1x/Category_SD.png"
hd_img="http://steppinoutradio.com/roku/1x/Category_HD.png"
feed="http://www.steppinoutradio.com/wp/category/listen_now/alcohol_addiction/feed/atom/"
/>
<category
title="Celebrities"
description="Famous People Tell Stories Of Overcoming Addiction"
sd_img="http://steppinoutradio.com/roku/1x/Category_SD.png"
hd_img="http://steppinoutradio.com/roku/1x/Category_HD.png"
feed="http://www.steppinoutradio.com/wp/category/listen_now/celebrities/feed/atom"
/>
</categories>
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