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Using Yahoo media for content aggregation
Working with Yahoo Media
Using media rss to syndicate and share media
Example feeds
short item
full item
The yahoo media content and group elements
Enclosures in yahoo media, rss, and atom
Media rss media group element
Media rss media group alternatives scheme
Atom media extension
Overview of images in rss

Printing and index

The metafeed refers to a number of feeds. These can be other metafeeds, or they can be content feeds (i.e. normal rss feeds).

Here we give an example of such a feed, with relatively complete data. For brevity, we first do this in RSS2, but the equivalence with atom should be clear from the metafeed example.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<rss version="2.0" 
 xmlns:gml="" >

 <title>A podcast from the Physics Department at the University of Oxford</title>
 <atom:link rel="self" href=".../this_feed.xml"  />
 <atom:link rel="alternate" href=".../some_page.html" />
 <guid isPermaLink="false">urn:uuid:...</guid>
 <name>OXITEMS, University of Oxford</name>
 <description>This is the podcast of the physics departement from Oxford University</description>

 <atom:category scheme="" label="Oxford University" />
 <atom:category scheme="" label="Section of Physical Sciences" />
 <atom:category scheme="" label="Physics Department" />
 <atom:category scheme="" label="" />

 <media:thumbnail url=".../physics.jpg" width="75" height="50" />

Does this feed represent a course?

Normally this would be done at feed level, but it can be added at item-level if the rss feed describes several courses (or the rss is the result of a search).

To indicate what this feed/item is, we provide a category. If the feed represents a course, we add term="course" which uses
<media:title s:type="course"> / description as course title, or, if not present, uses title / description from the feed.

NOTE: The course/playlist/series/collection is relative to the finest grain organisation/division/department.  I.e. if just organisation is specified above, the course is releative to the organisation (i.e. organisation-wide). If an organisation/department/group is specified, a course/series/collection/playlist is a playlist specific to that group. (Need to see whether this is too restrictive in the long term.)

These items are based on ARCA.

<source lang="xml">
  <atom:category scheme="" term="course" label="course" />

Possible terms: course, series, collection, playlist

Series / course. A course is a series of lectures that follows a definite syllabus, 
and would typically have the same lecturer throughout. A series is a loose collection,
that relates to a series of events (such as a distinguished lecture series), or is regular podcast.
A non-specified grouping is a collection (that doesn't imply any particular order). If an order is 
implied, playlist can be used.

Title: The title at feed level can be omitted, because the feed title can be used. If the course is specified
at item level, a title needs to be present.
 <media:title s:type="series">An item in our demo series</media:title>
 <media:title s:type="course">The title</media:title>
 <media:title s:type="collection">The title</media:title>
 <media:title s:type="playlist">The title</media:title>

A specific description and images can be added. Again, at feed level, the other descrpition/images can be used. At item level,
they need to be present.
  <media:description s:type="course">Además del calentamiento global, el cambio climático implica cambios en
            otras variables como las lluvias globales.</media:description>
  <media:image s:type="courseimage"></media:image>
  <media:image s:type="coursebanner"></media:image>
  A link for series/course/collection/playlist can be provided.
  <atom:link rel="" href="..." />
If an item is part of several groups (each of which have just a title), use
 <media:title s:type="playlist" s:href="...">An item in our demo series</media:title>
 <media:title s:type="playlist" s:href="...">An item in our other demo series</media:title>
If these items all have descriptions, use <media:group> to group them.

Alternative: <media:category domain="" label="my course title">the term of this course, e.g. course identifier</media:category>