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Mede8er Community => Mede8er Community RSS PODCAST feature Discussion => RSS Internet PODCAST link user guide => Topic started by: Maasbommel on June 02, 2013, 07:49:05 pm

Title: X3D Series - RSS Internet PODCAST link user guide
Post by: Maasbommel on June 02, 2013, 07:49:05 pm
Starting from X3D firmware V2.0.0 -30May2013 and up 2 new features are added to the Internet PODCAST section.

1] ability to update the available PODCAST links presented by the Mede8er server
2] ability to customize the PODCAST internet section to your own needs

How-to update the Internet PODCAST section to the latest available on the Mede8er server

(http://www.mede8er.org/artwork/temp/2013/Video_Pocast_Update.jpg)


How-to customize the PODCAST internet section to your own needs

Example format of RSS link in the med.podcast.xml file:

  <entry>
    <title>TED Theme: What's Next in Tech</title>
    <URL>http://www.ted.com/themes/rss/id/6</URL>
    <thumb>tech/5250.jpg</thumb>
  </entry>

Adding custom RSS links to your Mede8er is a "bit trial on error".
You will notice that not all RSS links  you add will work - it depends on the used RSS xml format of the web link you add and also the media format of the video files they contain.
Be aware that Mede8er does not hosts the content of those pages, only delivers a feature to connect to RSS pages.
Therefore use this feature as is, and don't start to moan when a specific RSS page is not showing the video content. If that happens the format of the page or media is not compatible. Mede8er cannot change anything regarding that.

NOTE:
The sample set in the RSS example files.zip contains some extra added 18+ Adult  RSS PODCAST links at the back of the fun entertainment section as a demo, so please be aware of that  ;D

We have opened a specific board section for the Mede8er Community to share/discuss experiences with the Customize RSS PODCAST feature.
Please use this specific section to discuss this feature with other community members and share your working RSS links there:
http://www.mede8erforum.com/index.php/board,159.0.html

Cheers and have fun with this new feature,

Maasbommel
Title: Re: RSS Internet PODCAST link user guide
Post by: Maasbommel on June 02, 2013, 09:08:21 pm
Reserved space for future additions.
Title: Re: RSS Internet PODCAST link user guide
Post by: HiDiHo on June 06, 2013, 11:40:00 pm
Worked great! Nice feature!
Did not even removed files from USB drive, just copied the 2 files and insert it in mede8er
Did update in Internet menu and it worked!

Some questions; can I customize the xml and what are the limitations?
Can I change/add categories and how many?
Title: Re: RSS Internet PODCAST link user guide
Post by: Maasbommel on June 07, 2013, 06:51:50 am
Yes, you can customize the XML files, please read up into my guide.

The categories like World News etc are fixed.
The entries in there not as far as I am aware of.
Title: Re: RSS Internet PODCAST link user guide
Post by: urkens_jp on July 17, 2013, 07:02:14 am
When I open the Internet PODCAST on my MEDE8ER 1000X3D and press the menu button nothing happens. No menu appears at the right side of the screen. I've installed the firmware version 2.0.0.
Strange thing is that the PODCAST doesn't seem to work at all. When I select one I just get an empty screen. I am not sure since when this happened (I used to be able to see the podcasts but since the latest firmware update this doesn't seem to work anymore. Note that I had previously installed the v2.0.0beta version. Maybe the upgrade to the v2.0.0 final version didn't succeed. I tried to reinstall the v2.0.0 final version but the firmware upgrade procedure simply tells me there is no upgrade available. Is there a way to force the (re)installation of the v2.0.0 firmware?
Title: Re: RSS Internet PODCAST link user guide
Post by: Maasbommel on July 18, 2013, 05:17:51 am
When I open the Internet PODCAST on my MEDE8ER 1000X3D and press the menu button nothing happens. No menu appears at the right side of the screen. I've installed the firmware version 2.0.0.
Strange thing is that the PODCAST doesn't seem to work at all. When I select one I just get an empty screen. I am not sure since when this happened (I used to be able to see the podcasts but since the latest firmware update this doesn't seem to work anymore. Note that I had previously installed the v2.0.0beta version. Maybe the upgrade to the v2.0.0 final version didn't succeed. I tried to reinstall the v2.0.0 final version but the firmware upgrade procedure simply tells me there is no upgrade available. Is there a way to force the (re)installation of the v2.0.0 firmware?

Please use recovery install mode to reinstall the firmware.
Reading your comment you are using upgrade methode by gui setup.

Firmware recovery method is:
1] download latest firmware and follow the installation instructions:
http://www.mede8erforum.com/index.php/board,127.0.html
2] put the downloaded install.img file on a fresh formatted usb stick (use fat32 format)
3] with your mede8er in standby (red led on) place the stick in a usb slot
4] press the power on button on your mede8er and keep it pressed for 15-20 secs and then release
5] firmware update will start, wait until it is finished (1-2 minutes to install)
6] your mede8er will reboot, configure all settings again in setup
Title: Re: RSS Internet PODCAST link user guide
Post by: AC(E) on June 16, 2014, 10:11:20 am
I have recently bought the med450x2s and have setup with little/no problem,
This is my first attempt to update the podcast so I may be half the trouble.

I have med450X2S, updated firmware to V3.0.4.
Followed instruction to update the podcasts, everything went fine except no update.

Questions.
1) Can the podcasts be updated on the 450x2s
2) Must the thumb folder be archive or folder?
3) Will the light on the usb flash during podcast update?
4) is it neccessary to reboot?

The mede8er is connected to the internet with lan cable. 
Have been able to listen to internet radio and watched a number of podcasts with no trouble. The only trouble is that the preloaded podcasts outdated or in German, Dutch etc
I have little knowledge of uPnP DNS etc