News Module (RSS)

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  1. Molokoids

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    With proper fonts and sizing, (picture import ?) this could really be cool. Importing RSS should be a no brainer I imagine (easy to say when you're not coding).

    There was a thread about this on myhtpc forum http://myhtpc.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=532


     
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    Yes it would be nice with a feature like that, but I would prefer to get all the bits and pieces that are the basics up first, my Radio :)
     
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    I also like the idea. But I agree with Samsonite about first getting the more important stuff going. This is also a great module that could be made in a seperate plugin. I may start on this as soon as I have my other project (not MP related) finished with will take about another week or 2.
     
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    There's a pretty big problem with this plugin idea.

    I was actually looking at writting this plugin as I thought it would be quite easy. Then I started thinking about it. Setting up the different news feed, having them displayed, and listing the news briefs would be easy. But then you'd need an integrated browser to follow the link to the actual news story. The problem is how do you do this for people (like me) who are using MediaPortal on a non-HDTV display (ie a CRT TV). The text would be unreadable.

    Just my thoughts,
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    my idea with the RSS plugin in was that
    - you can configure multiple newsfeeds
    - you can configure on which windows it should present which feed(s)
    - the RSS plugin shows it self like a scrolling line which
    scrolls the headlines of the feed(s)
    So much like the music overlay. Its drawn on top of a window

    I agree that displaying the entire article is pretty useless
    But having the latest news headlines scrolling on top of mediaportal
    is a nice feature!

    Frodo
     
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    Ahhh, I was thinking more of having it's own menu item and window, but I like your idea more :)

    But I still think that we'd have complaints with people wanting to see the actual article. Plus if it's an overlay is there anyway to have remote users get to an article.
     
  8. Molokoids

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    Yep my suggestion was about parsing headlines (and maybe pics :) and presenting them fashionably in(tegrated) Media Portal.

    Using a RSS feed is about not using a web browser :)


    Some pics from mythtv

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    looks very cool indeed !
    Next question is do you want to develop this RSS plugin?

    Frodo
     
  10. Anonymous

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    working on it

    Hi guys,
    Wanted to let you know I'm working on a basic version of the RSS reader - I hope to be able to post some screenshots tomorrow.

    Frodo - when the time comes, maybe we can take OSD capabilities and scrolling.

    Gil
     
  11. Anonymous

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    here's a screenshot!

    Here's what it looks like so far!

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    Let me know if you like it. My next step is to provide the user the ability input sites, etc via the Plugins page.

    Gil
     
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