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Wyzcrak
05-03-2008, 07:37 PM
Just a hack I've thrown together:

http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.run?_id=45b70f0046743e51f95236bfee06e2b1&_render=rss

If it works reliably well over the next few podcast releases, I'll share it in the UWE forums.

Ideally, UWE starts offering something like this themselves, and the URL above becomes obsolete. As it stands, that URL could stop working at any time if they made certain modifications to their existing RSS feed.

ImAWuss
05-05-2008, 06:07 AM
Thank you Sir! Might I ask what feed reader everyone uses?

Edit: Wait, by "enclosure" you mean the mp3 inside the feed? Google reader doesn't like this setup. However outlook seems to like it just fine!

Wyzcrak
05-05-2008, 10:41 PM
http://www.google.com/reader/view/#stream/feed%2Fhttp%3A%2F%2Fpipes.yahoo.com%2Fpipes%2Fpipe .run%3F_id%3D45b70f0046743e51f95236bfee06e2b1%26_r ender%3Drss

That URL works fine for me (including audio player) in Google Reader, which I use exclusively for desktop reading. I use BeyondPod to pull the podcasts down to my smartphone (automatically at 2AM, using my mobile unlimited data plan), where I listen to them using Pocket Player on the go.

The MP3 is not "in the feed", per se. Rather, each feed entry links to the MP3 using a tag called "enclosure", which mature feedreaders look to for "attachment" type media. UWE's feed lacks the element in the XML of their feed (and they need to add it, in my opinion).