How to use MediaRSS


Connecting ScreenScape to new sources of content

ScreenScape Networks Inc supports the MediaRSS standard for dynamic playback of video, images and animations from third party sources onto digital screen Displays. When entered into the MediaRSS content editor, a URL representing a well formatted MediaRSS feed will result in a playback on the Display of the media items listed in the feed.

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For example: A MediaRSS feed representing a list of images hosted on Flickr (like this) will result in the photos appearing on the Display as they are updated on Flickr. As the photo feed changes over time, the images on the Display will change correspondingly.







This technique can be used for interfacing Displays with third party content providers, such as:

    ● Digital Signage content service providers (Screenfeed has a good example here)
    ● Hospitality automation applications
    ● Calendar and Scheduling apps
    ● Facebook integration apps
    ● etc

These apps publish their output to a MediaRSS feed, which in turn refers to the media assets with information sourced from their system.

For example: A feed containing a reference to a jpg item that says “ACME Conference, Ballroom 2, 10am4pm”

Which Media types are supported?


Image

Can play the following mimetypes:

    ● image/jpeg
    ● image/png
    ● image/gif



Here’s an example of a MRSS Image file.
Once the MRSS file is created and hosted, the URL is entered into ScreenScape’s Content editor:


MRSS Image example



Video


SWF

Can play the following mimetypes:

    ● application/xshockwaveflash



Here’s an example of a MRSS SWF file.

Once the MRSS file is created and hosted, the URL is entered into ScreenScape’s Content editor:


MRSS SWF example



Notes:

    ● A duration setting in the media:content tag is required.
    ● If the feed contains the media:thumbnail tag, we will display that in the preview ELSE we display a ‘preview not available‘ image.
    ● MRSS is supported as full screen content only.