The XdaTv Podcast is brought to you by meltwater's podcaster app (should work on both WM and windows)!
Old outdated info - but explains the next 4 pages of posts...!
Currently there is no official thread for XDATV feedback, so thought I would start one (not too worried if this gets used or if another one is started by the XDATV guys).
First off, I love the concept of XdaTv and I was looking forward to watching the videos as and when they are posted. However, the main issue I have is I am unable to view them on my phone (particularly while offline), this is the main opportunity I would have to watch them.
I would like to have a proper podcast style RSS Feed available, i.e. containing links to downloadable video files (mp4 or similar) which I can then play via the RSSTab as and when I have the time.
If people are interested, I am able to create a RSS Feed myself and host the files from something like Dropbox (Assuming Xda agree), obviously it'll be better if Xda are able to offer this directly.
Add your thoughts to this thread, or comments about XdaTv in general and vote in the poll.
I've been experimenting with publishing RSS Feeds, so I've created an experimental Podcast for XdaTv
Of course, if there is an issue with posting the podcast then I shall remove it immediately, just let me know.XdaTV Meltwater Podcast (Unofficial) --Proper podcast
Currently available as MP4 formats.
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I use the following RSS feed to track when they are released,
Xda Developers YouTube Channel --Feed of Links to YouTube (not a podcast)
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Good idea, guys. We're going to look into having a video podcast feed. We could probably get it on iTunes and Zune, too.
Well I've been experimenting with publishing RSSFeeds, so I've created an experimental one.
At the moment I've just got the 1st video up (in flv and mp4 format), I can test to see if this works on my device and perhaps provide some more until an Official Podcast is created. Will work out which format works best on my device and use that for the rest.
Of course, if there is an issue with posting the podcast then I shall remove it immediately, just let me know.
IMO having both youtube/podcast would yield a better return for more potential members vs just the podcast. Youtube is just a mishmash of crap, but its also where "everyone" goes to view videos. Therefore you'd get some stragglers as well as allowing others to embed on other sites to draw some attraction to XDA.
I am pretty sure there is a backend RSS feed accessible via some hidden URL... If I can figure it out, there would be an RSS link to subscribe your reader to
The RSS link above to the YouTube channel does this, but for proper podcast style feed (i.e. one which supports downloading of videos to the device for off-line viewing) you need links to the video files rather than the YouTube stream.
[It would be really handy if those links were available HINT HINT]
However, I do use the tags to find the XdaTv posts so I can insert a suitable description etc.
I think YouTube supported it or intended to (hence the "&format=17" which is supposed to related to mp4 format), but it does not work. There is even a site which formats the links to do this, but for whatever reason it doesn't work here.
For now I'll host the podcast feed, since it is the easiest way for me to view it while experimenting anyway. The issue I may have is if I over-run my bandwidth hosting the videos, but will deal with that if I need to.
Anyway, the unofficial podcast is up and running and I've already used it to view the two videos I've put on there (so I'll be adding some more tonight). I'll try to ensure the latest one is on there and slowly build up the list of the older ones.
I might have found a way around the hosting problem as I may have found a way to directly access the videos.
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