Video search via rss

Yahoo! have posted a nice instruction set on their blog, detailing how to subscribe your copy of iTunes to video searches of interest so that you are constantly fed relevant updated video casts!

Basically, to do it you simply use the RSS url generator to generate the RSS feed for your video search, add that to iTunes and watch the videos as they arrive in iTunes (or if you have one of the new Video iPods, you can watch them on that!).

I will be talking about other uses for RSS tomorrow evening at the IT@Cork RSS event – hope to see you there!

5 thoughts on “Video search via rss”

  1. Thanks for the heads-up on that post, sounds interesting. Think I’ll be getting a video iPod sooner rather than later.

    Best of luck tomorrow.

  2. Thanks Piaras,

    of course you don’t need a video iPod to watch these videos – you can watch them on your computer – but if you have one…

  3. I appreciate your work here. I am a technophobe and whenever I download a new ‘thing’ I worry about the consequences etc. When suffering with dial-up..had many probs. Now I have broadband with NTL and a protective layer of firewall.
    Having discovered GIFS that actually move;-)..I saved them to a folder.
    How do I download GIFS with their oroginal sound track.
    Is it RSS etc?
    I don’t know anything about this.
    I would be obliged for help on this.
    Thanks Neil

  4. Neil – animated gifs don’t have sounds attached to them so what you are asking can’t be done (to the best of my knowledge).

    Maybe if you tell me where you found these gifs, I may be able to help more.


  5. RSS is quickly becoming the de facto standard for sharing video on the web. Just about every (knowledgable) media company is adopting RSS as the preferred format for sharing video – for sharing with both consumers (b2c) and partners (b2b).

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