Do you want support for RSS Feeds with Audio?

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I have a podcast on my presentation that comes from an RSS feed. I originally tried to use the RSS widget for this but no audio would play. It's currently being presented using HTML placeholders.

The RSS feed does not validate, but it's all feed metadata. The content still cycles it just doesn't play the audio. I looked at the HTML rendered in the dev console on the player and it doesn't seem to recognize audio content in an RSS feed at all.

Is there no audio support in the RSS widget?

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Posted 2 years ago

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Hi Chris,

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you, I wanted to confirm with our Development team if it was supported or not, and at this time, audio RSS feeds are not supported.

I have changed this from a Problem to an Idea, so if other users want the same functionality, they can vote it up.

Thanks for bringing this up!
Great. This would make my life much easier as I wouldn't have to update these by hand each week.

The audio tag works fine in the Rise player. I just have the link to the MP3 in an <audio> tag with the autoplay option. It plays it perfectly every time the placeholder is loaded.

I tried playing around with the RSS layout files to get it to find the audio link but it looks like the RSS parser doesn't even make it available.
Okay, this is costing me a ton of time updating HTML placeholders for a podcast that is available via an RSS feed. Who do I have to pay how much to get this added to the RSS widget? It shouldn't be that much work. All the parts are there. The player supports audio and the RSS widget exists. It's just a matter of getting it to parse an <audio> tag. I have no problem offering up a hundred or so dollars to get this included.
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At this time we don't have the development capacity to take on this work, however the Widget is open source, perhaps someone here can assist you with this!