#1021 blip.tv rss feeds show incorrect number of video attachments

v1.8
closed-wont-fix
5
2014-08-20
2012-08-11
td_star
No

Blip.tv RSS feeds such as http://blip.tv/the-cinema-snob/rss list some video formats in them. However, liferea will only show the highest quality link, or apparently a random one, instead of all 3 choices in the example.
I am using 1.8.7 on Ubuntu 12.04, installed via PPA. The defect is reproducible 100% of the cases.

Discussion

  • Lars Windolf

    Lars Windolf - 2012-08-11
    • assigned_to: nobody --> llando
     
  • Lars Windolf

    Lars Windolf - 2012-08-11

    Reproduced

     
  • Lars Windolf

    Lars Windolf - 2012-08-11
    • status: open --> closed-wont-fix
     
  • Lars Windolf

    Lars Windolf - 2012-08-11

    What the code currently does is only considering the <enclosure> RSS tag in the blip.tv feed. The Yahoo media namespace tags are not considered as the enclosing <media:group> tag is not supported by Liferea.

    Still I consider the behaviour correct as the default enclosure is presented. Event the <media:group> points to the same enclosure as default video. A feed reader has the choice which one to present.

    In Liferea we currently have no good representation of alternatives, so we present only the default.

    Given these thoughts I do not consider this a functional bug.

     
  • td_star

    td_star - 2012-08-11

    Well, that's unfortunate, it requires opening the feed source manually to fetch the desired link.
    Well, at least, it lets you know when a new video comes out, so it's not of critical importance. I'll accept that.
    Although, is there any possible workaround with what's built into liferea? Maybe with that conversion filters setting?

     
  • Lars Windolf

    Lars Windolf - 2012-08-11

    There is no direct workaround. But yes you can use conversion filters to modify the feed to contain only one <enclosure> or only one <media:content> without being grouped into a <media:group>.

     
  • td_star

    td_star - 2012-08-12

    That'll do. Thanks!