Ticket #1949 (closed enhancement: fixed)

Opened 13 months ago

Last modified 11 months ago

Support RSS enclosures

Reported by: jeroen Owned by: ed
Priority: Normal Milestone: Player 6.5
Component: general Keywords:
Cc: pablo Forum thread:


Some older podcast tools  like this one export RSS feeds with just enclosures. Some JW5 publishers using these feeds ( like this one) would like to upgrade to JW6, but JW6 doesn't support the <enclosure> tag at present.

We should add support for the element in JW6. Here's an example tag:

<enclosure url="http://example.com/podcast.mp3" type="audio/mpeg" />

Publishers should be aware that using plain RSS with enclosures is not an ideal setup, because:

  • RSS does not support poster images or test tracks (captions,thumbnails)
  • The "enclosure" element does not support setting a label and default.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 11 months ago by jeroen

  • Milestone changed from Backlog to Player 6.5

comment:2 Changed 11 months ago by jeroen

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

The <enclosure> element was already supported, but RSS comments were breaking the RSS parser in HTML5 mode.

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