yospaceCDS can take a source MRSS feed and ingest content items it discovers into one or many Content Groups.
You can ingest from:
Important: Regardless of the type of feed you are ingesting from, the feed must contain the URL references to the actual video data. Standard RSS feeds contain only references to the web page on which the video is embedded and therefore not appropriate to use.
To set up a new RSS Input Feed, you need to configure the following settings:
pubDateand use the current date and time at which the item was ingested.
You can apply a variety of adjustments to the content on ingest. See our article describing these settings for more information.
You can define a mapping from a tag in the source MRSS feed to a field in your metadata schema, or set a metadata field to a fixed value for all items ingested through this feed.
To define a mapping:
namespace:tag. If rather than populating the field from the value of a tag, you want to populate it with a fixed value, specify it within square brackets e.g. [VALUE].
It is possible to set-up feed monitoring so that you are informed by email in the event a problem should develop with your feed. If there is a problem, yospaceCDS will send an email detailing the nature of the issue. An example is provided here so that you can set-up mail forwarding rules according to your requirements based on its content or envelope details:
From: yospaceCDS Feed Monitor <email@example.com> To: <You>
*** THIS IS AN AUTOMATED MESSAGE - PLEASE DO NOT REPLY *** This is an email to update you on an Input Feed within your yospaceCDS account. Feed Name: Today's Headlines Source URL: http://www.myserver.com/mrss?feed=349834 Feed ID: 34134467 The system has generated this update because: Your feed could not be retrieved from the URL you specified. The details are: Server returned HTTP response code: 503 for URL: http://www.myserver.com/mrss?feed=349834 If you would like not to receive these updates in future, please log in to your yospaceCDS account and remove your email from the Input Feed concerned. You can log in to your yospaceCDS account at: http://cds1.yospace.com/cmui If you have concerns about your Input Feed that you want to raise with Yospace, email firstname.lastname@example.org
To enable monitoring:
If you're new to MRSS, we recommend that you read the specification, which is available at:
As a quick start, here is an example MRSS feed with two items:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?> <rss version="2.0" xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" > <channel> <title>Example MRSS</title> <description>An example MRSS feed</description> <item> <title>Dog balancing biscuit on nose</title> <link>http://www.yospace.com/dogbiscuit.html</link> <description></description> <guid>UA-2152413-1</guid> <pubDate>Tue Mar 23 17:22:22 GMT 2010</pubDate> <media:content url="http://yospace.com/dog.mpg" /> </item> <item> <title>Cat balancing biscuit on nose</title> <link>http://www.yospace.com/catbiscuit.html</link> <description></description> <guid>UA-2342923-2</guid> <pubDate>Tue Mar 23 17:22:22 GMT 2010</pubDate> <media:content url="http://yospace.com/cat.mpg" /> </item> </channel> </rss>
Notes on important fields:
It is possible to restrict access to titles based on geography. To do this, the standard RSS tag <media:restriction> is used. The restriction can be defined as a whitelist or a blacklist. A whitelist defines the list of countries that you want to allow which has the effect of denying all countries not on the list. A blacklist defines countries you want to deny, which means that any country not on the blacklist is allowed.
<media:restriction relationship="allow|deny" type="country"> list of countries </media:restriction>
Countries are specified by their ISO 3166 alpha-2 designation.
<media:restriction relationship="allow" type="country">gb us ca</media:restriction>
Will restrict access to only Great Britain, the United States and Canada.
<media:restriction relationship="deny" type="country">fr ru</media:restriction>
Allows access from all countries except France and the Russian Federation.
Enter your MRSS feed URL below to validate it using the free online tool at feedvalidator.org.