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Using a Podcast (RSS) as a Playlist

You can assign a Podcast feed as the "Wimpy Script" to play a podcast directly within Wimpy.

   

To use this option, navigate to the Customizer tool within your Rave installation folder, then click on the "Media" tab to display the playlist options. From the drop-down selector, choose "Podcast" and enter the URL to the Podcast feed into the field.

 

External Podcasts won't load or play?

Some podcasting web sites will use an XML style sheet(s) in conjunction with the actual podcast, which allow the podcast to be used as a web page and a podcast. Under this circumstance, the style sheet information needs to be removed so that the style sheet information does not interfere with how the XML data is interpreted.

In addition, XML files can not be loaded into Flash from another domain. This is a security feature built into the Flash Plugin.

There are a couple ways to overcome this issue:

1. Use a server-side script to feed the XML data to Wimpy. We call this a "Podcast Proxy" and have created PHP and ASP scripts that provide this functionality. Click here to download the examples.

2. Establish a "Cross Domain Policy File" on your website. A policy file is a simple XML file that gives the Flash Player permission to access data from a given domain without displaying a security dialog. (Click here for more information on policy files).

Although a policy file seems complicated, it really is not.

Simply create a text file and name it "crossdomain.xml" and enter the following information into the file:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<cross-domain-policy>
   <allow-access-from domain="www.company.com" />
</cross-domain-policy>

Edit the above "www.company.com" so that it refers to the domain which contains the podcast feed.

For example:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<cross-domain-policy>
   <allow-access-from domain="www.feedburner.com" />
</cross-domain-policy>

Save the file then upload the file to the "root" of your web site:

Example:

http://www.yoursite.com/crossdomain.xml

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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