How RSS Memory works

‘RSS Memory’ is a feature that allows the same RSS news feed to be used in multiple templates, without repeating the same news items between each template.

Example



RSS Memory 1
Every RSS Feed is assumed to be uniquely defined by a combination of the Feed ‘Title’, the ‘Item selection’ and the ‘Sort’ order. In the example below (called ‘RSS Memory 1’), the unique key is defined by “CNN”, “As of Yesterday”, and “Sort by newest first”.






RSS Memory 2
If another template uses the same unique key, the feed items continue play through in order based on what has already played, regardless of what template is playing the feed. The example below (called ‘RSS Memory 2’) uses the same unique RSS key as ‘RSS Memory 1’.






RSS Memory Playlist
To demonstrate, take the 2 RSS templates from the above examples and play them in the same playlist.






Assume that the feed has 8 items in it, and that each template will play 3 items each. Here is the outcome:


Show Iteration #1

    RSS Memory 1

      CNN Feed Item 1
      CNN Feed Item 2
      CNN Feed Item 3

    RSS Memory 2

      CNN Feed Item 4
      CNN Feed Item 5
      CNN Feed Item 6

Show Iteration #2

    RSS Memory 1

      CNN Feed Item 7
      CNN Feed Item 8
      CNN Feed Item 1

    RSS Memory 2

      CNN Feed Item 2
      CNN Feed Item 3
      CNN Feed Item 4


Notes:

    ● The default behaviour for *all* existing RSS/MRSS templates is to have “RSS Memory”.
    ● This feature requires “flash shared objects” under the local media player ‘Adobe Flash Player Settings’ to be configured to greater than 100KB.