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    Gina Trapani

    Also: I’m trying out a new YouTube image thumbnail display on the Smarterware front page. Lemme know if it causes any problems for you.

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    Andrew Mussey

    Another excellent show Gina! (And the front page thumbnail shows up perfectly!)

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    Jimmy Blake

    This is great! It’s stupid question time for me though: is there a way to grab this as an RSS feed? I know a while back I used to be able to do it for regular user accounts, but I don’t know if it’s still possible with the special account they setup for twit.

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    Gina Trapani

    @Jimmy: for the life of me, can’t seem to find a built-in YouTube playlist RSS feed. This site seems to do it, but I can’t find the playlist’s ID to make it work:

    Any ideas?

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    Jimmy Blake

    Well, thanks to this site:


    I managed to get this to work, for all TWiT shows:


    That doesn’t have an enclosure though. If you want to do the video attached, try:


    That seems to include other stuff tagged as twit though, so I’ll keep looking, but hopefully that gives us a good start.

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    Jimmy Blake

    Doh! I just realized that while that produces valid RSS, the video files it’s attaching aren’t working. I could probably do up my own PHP script for it, but something tells me that if I do that, It’s ending up on TWig, and erm… well, my dreamhost account isn’t ready for that, lol.

    Want me to give it a go and send it your way to host on your server if I get it working?

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    Andrew Mussey

    @Jimmy: I’m on a pretty decent host if you want me to try it out. If you want to email it, I’m over at Admin at ajama dot org.

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    Jimmy Blake

    Thanks for the offer Andrew. Sadly, after a lot of trial with this, it looks like Google very much does not want you to be able to enclose the video directly in a feed. The closest that you can get to doing so is to enclose the SWF player, but that doesn’t really help podcast programs any. Doh!

    It probably still can be done, but it very likely would break some terms of service with Google, so I’m going to have to call it quits here.

    Maybe there will be options for this soon though 🙂

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