[uf-discuss] Re: Hypermedia Podcast (hCast)

Martin McEvoy martin at weborganics.co.uk
Mon Dec 29 03:06:40 PST 2008

Hello again

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" 

Best Wishes

Martin McEvoy wrote:
> Hello, Happy Christmas All.
> I am pleased to announce hCast short for Hypermedia Podcast
> hCast[1] combines two microformats, hAtom[2] and Media Info 
> (hMedia)[3] to create a single distribution format suitable for any 
> hypermedia content. The output of the hCast format is RSS2[4] + 
> MRSS[5] extensions which can be syndicated and subscribed to using a 
> media player such as iTunes[6] or Adobe Media Player[7].
> [1] http://weborganics.co.uk/hCast/
> [2] http://microformats.org/wiki/hatom
> [3] http://microformats.org/wiki/media-info-proposal
> [4] http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/rss/rss.html
> [5] http://search.yahoo.com/mrss
> [6] http://www.apple.com/itunes/
> [7] http://www.adobe.com/products/mediaplayer/
> Thank You
Martin McEvoy


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