This tutorial assumes you have working RSS feeds. If you don't then you'll have to wait for my yahoo pipes tutorial. For this tutorial I'm going to use the rss feeds someone posted on the forum. As you can see from that thread, its is a long list of links. First thing we will do is make one rss feed that links to all the others.
Step 1. - Combining RSS feeds.
first lines of your xml file will look as such :
Couple things to note:
1. Everything in XML has a open tag and a close tag <title> would be considered and open tag. The / in </title> tells the XML reader that it is a closed tag.
2. Try to avoid using special characters as some readers have issues with them.
3. The link on this part is a link to the current page we are creating (as such it doens't have one.) We will add this in later
Next we will start adding the RSS feeds to this xml. They go under an <item> tag
as such. This is the first link : http://www.4kidstv.com/shows/11-Yu-Gi-Oh-/feed.rss
Things to watch for:
1) Note that the change of the url from 'http://' in the original link to 'rss://' in the xml file. The reason being is that this tells boxee to open it as a list instead of trying to view video on that actual page.
2) I grabbed this image off of images.google.com so its stolen, I would highly recommend saving the image to your webspace somewhere so you don't have problems with someone changing the image on ya ><
The title and description are what will actually show for this item in boxee.
4) I usually grab my descriptions either from the site itself, or from wikipedia.org.
For each feed you do, make another item thread like such:
Ok so add all your items and when your done adding your items, it's time to close the xml page.
Wonderful. Here is the little page I made all together.
Save it as 4kidstv.xml and lets upload it some webspace: http://www.fuzzthed.com/repository/tutorial/4kidstv.xml
Now we can log-in to the boxee website and adding it as a feed.
There. Now we can log-in to boxee and test it out. Go into boxee, select Apps-> Video-> Video Feeds.
on to Step 2 - Creating the App!