What is RSS?
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
2. Use the default RSS 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.
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
4. Save the final product
Which RSS elements are used?
The templates use data from four of the standard RSS elements.
Item Publish Date
‘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.