[uf-discuss] Re: Hypermedia Podcast (hCast)
martin at weborganics.co.uk
Mon Dec 29 03:06:40 PST 2008
Just Informing you all of an update to hCast...
There is a new web service that extracts RSS2 from hAtom available at
The web service will extract RSS2 in three ways
* hAtom to RSS2
* hAtom + rel-enclosure to RSS2 with Enclosures (a podcast)
* hAtom + media-info to RSS2 with enclosures and MRSS extensions
If you are just using hAtom + rel-enclosure the only required element of
enclosure is a type specifier, optionally you may also add a
length(size) in bites example:
<a rel="enclosure" type="video/mp4;length=18454938"
Martin McEvoy wrote:
> Hello, Happy Christmas All.
> I am pleased to announce hCast short for Hypermedia Podcast
> hCast combines two microformats, hAtom and Media Info
> (hMedia) to create a single distribution format suitable for any
> hypermedia content. The output of the hCast format is RSS2 +
> MRSS extensions which can be syndicated and subscribed to using a
> media player such as iTunes or Adobe Media Player.
>  http://weborganics.co.uk/hCast/
>  http://microformats.org/wiki/hatom
>  http://microformats.org/wiki/media-info-proposal
>  http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/rss/rss.html
>  http://search.yahoo.com/mrss
>  http://www.apple.com/itunes/
>  http://www.adobe.com/products/mediaplayer/
> Thank You
"You may find it hard to swallow the notion that anything as large and apparently inanimate as the Earth is alive."
Dr. James Lovelock, The Ages of Gaia
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