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Added RSS Feed but can't add it to zone?

I added an RSS feed with and validated properly in Presentation Properties, but when i drag "Media RSS Feeed" to the zone, there is no Feed in the dropdown. I'm pretty sure i'm following directions... Help?

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    ^UD\_$

    Can you share the feed's url here for us to look closer?

    Is that feed text only, or does it contain images too?

     

    When you create the feed in the Presentation Properties, are you selecting the content usage as MRSS?

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    Bullseye

    http://api.openweathermap.org/data/2.5/weather?id=5084868&APPID=&mode=xml

    and just realized that when i go to the address it displays the xml. Why does this have to be so difficult? I just want some wather... :)

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    ^UD\_$

    I'm getting this:

    {"cod":401, "message": "Invalid API key. Please see http://openweathermap.org/faq#error401 for more info."}

     

    This service requires API key

    http://openweathermap.org/faq#error401

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    Bullseye

    yeah, i removed my api key from my post. Renders the proper xml, though, but is that what i want? and why doesn't this appear when i drag the Media RSS Feed button to the zone? Tried w/ Non-interactive and interactive.

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    ^UD\_$

    Can you paste the xml here?

     

    Some feeds require a bit of help with custom parsers...

    Please include a screenshot of your Data Feed setup.

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    JRB Technical

    If you do not have any luck with doing the Weather that way, I provide many BrightSign and other Digital Signage customers with Weather feeds.

    $60 USD a year ($5 USD a month) per player.

    https://ds-weather.com/

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    Bullseye
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    Bullseye

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    Bullseye

    ....nope, guess i can't include my xml:
    http://wheretoplaygames.com/xml-capture.PNG

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    Bullseye

    I have to write a parser for this? Ugh.

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    ^UD\_$

    Thanks for the screenshots. A picture is worth a thousand words...

    Looks like if you wish to use this particular feed, you'd need to parse.

    Do you have a draft design, showing how that information should be presented on the sign?

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    Don Hollen

    I'm not really sure... i got this from https://openweathermap.org/, but i don't even care what i use.  I just want a free weather feed to display on a simple BS setup.  one zone will have a static html page and the other will have a weather feed.

    I'd rather move to a different weather feed anyway if you have a suggestion.  I tried to plug this feed into a drupal site that works w/ other feeds, but this one failed with this error message:

    "does not point to a valid Atom, RSS or RDF feed that Zend\Feed\Reader can parse"

    Thank you greatly for your help. 

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    ^UD\_$

    The particular feed that you are trying to use is textual. It doesn't contain a link to an image file.

    I highly recommend using a commercial service, and staying away for the free stuff.

    By paying for a service, you are buying peace of mind, and a happy customer.

    What JohnLBV is offering is what you would typically pay for such service.

     

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    Don Hollen

    Thanks.  Not for a client, just my boss.  She's playing around with this, probably for an in-office display.

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    Don Hollen

    and doesn't want to pay...

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    ^UD\_$

    For proof of concept and exercise, you could play with http://www.screenfeed.com/samples

     

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