How RSS works

What is RSS?

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A summary from Wikipedia:
RSS (“Rich Site Summary”) is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works — such as blog entries, news headlines, etc. into a standardized format. An RSS document (which is called a “feed”, “web feed”, or “channel”) includes full or summarized text, plus metadata such as publishing dates and authorship.
RSS feeds benefit publishers by letting them syndicate content automatically. A standardized XML file format allows the information to be published once and viewed by many different programs. They benefit readers who want to subscribe to timely updates from favorite websites or to aggregate feeds from many sites into one place.”

How to use RSS on ScreenScape

1. Choose a Design with RSS

RSS Feed Designs
ScreenScape supports the RSS format. RSS feeds can be added to any ScreenScape content tagged with the “RSS” icon.

2. Use the default RSS preference

RSS Use Venue Preference
When adding an RSS feed, the “venue preference” will be used as the default value. Generally, you can set this Preference once and skip RSS data entry going forward. More on Venue Preferences here.

or…

RSS Custom URL
You may instead add a specific RSS feed that is different from your regular Preference. You can choose a “favourite” from the dropdown favourites list, or enter your own custom Feed Address into the RSS URL field.

3. Refine your selection

RSS Item Selection
When the RSS feed is selected, you can further select which items from the feed will be displayed by adjusting filter values like Date and Sort order.

 

4. Save the final product

RSS Output
When the RSS selection has been completed, the final product will be a dynamic News cast that updates itself as the RSS feed source changes.

Which RSS elements are used?

The templates use data from four of the standard RSS elements.

 

Channel Title

Item Title

Item Description

Item Publish Date

RSS example

RSS Memory

‘RSS Memory’ is a ScreenScape feature that allows repeated use of the same RSS feed in multiple templates, without repeating the same items between each template. The same RSS feed can be re-used anywhere in the playlist without repetition. More here on how RSS Memory works.