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Feed API + Emfield Screencast

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Here is a quick recipe that uses Drupal's Feed API, Feed Element Mapper, CCK and the Embedded Media Field to create independent embedded video nodes on your Drupal site by RSS. This is our first screencast and first contribution to the Drupal Dojo, hopefully you will find this interesting and try it out yourself. As usual, feedback is greatly appreciated.

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Worst of all, I've watched him bark at his own shadow. Your present fireplace more bark at anything that calls their attention and for no specific reason.

Not able to get this to play. Keep getting message saying "Sorry, we are unable to play this episode" in both IE 9 and Chrome

Hi Sean,

Thanks for the excellent video.

Quick question. I see we can aggregate blip links in to videos, can we aggregate image fields in to nodes? What modules would one use for this?

Thanks again for the great videos!

-adam

Thanks for amazing video. But I am stuck because when I go to configure the content type (like movie in you case) as I save field that I created for Embedded Video.

it gives me en error:
warning: array_merge() [function.array-merge]: Argument #2 is not an array in /home/content/17/6841317/html/modules/emfield/emfield.cck.inc on line 163.
warning: array_merge() [function.array-merge]: Argument #1 is not an array in /home/content/17/6841317/html/modules/emfield/emfield.cck.inc on line 163.
warning: array_merge() [function.array-merge]: Argument #2 is not an array in /home/content/17/6841317/html/modules/emfield/contrib/emvideo/emvideo.module on line 584.

Please help!!!!!!

Thank you for the great video. It is very easy to understand, and help me make my site.

Hi Sean,

Is there a way to map the title of the feed item to the url of the item itself? So, basically the site that is retrieving the feed items can link back to the sites in the feed with the anchor text of the title. At the moment, my default setup links back to the site with the text "original article" and I'd like to change this.

By the way, I can hear the audio in this video but can only see a blank screen. I'm not sure whether it's just my browser but thought I'd give you a heads up.

same here. i only have audio and a black scren. the intro screen has the nice graphic, then its all blank from there???

I am very very thankful to you...

Wow, I was having such a problem getting this to work until I saw your "remove items" and "refresh." A morning's worth of work solved in a few seconds of video.

Thanks!

Thank you. I am new to Drupal - the feed api in combination with CCK looks really interesting.

Thanks Sean for the video easy to understand and very usefull.
I´m using the embeded media field to let my visitors post videos . I wonder if you can let me know how can I manage to insert the thumbnail of the emfield in the search results.
any situation let me know aca@argentina.com
Thanks a lot again regards

great vid! it doesn't seem like FeedAPI Node Views is avail for D6. I'm trying to collect all the resources here at the beginning and can't find it.

my goal is to pull in certain group photos to our community site, or relevant keywords...will keep plugging away. thanks again.

Fantastic how it all comes together. Thank you!

awesome!!

I NEED TUTORIAL DRUPAL 6!!!
IN DRUPAL6 NO EXIST "MODULE NODE VIEW"

Sean, thanks for this. I have a question though... this only pulls down the 12 displayed video's in blip - yet there are many more via pagination. How do you get it so the videos in pagination sets 2-N show up as well?

Glad to have found your site! I was looking for this information! It’s just what I need. Much appreciated. Thank you! Want also to share very good search engine I like - http://www.picktorrent.com

I love this, Sean. Thanks.

Q: In your tutorial, you mentioned 'Remove Items' then 'Refresh' after creating the 'Map' of the URL to emvideo.

Is there another way to make that association without removing the items first? I want to preserve the existing node IDs and its contents.

Thanks again.

Hi , thanks for sohbet works.

Thank you for this tutorial. I want to create a node that has a video thumbnail and two links. One to my chat quicktime server and sohbet the other to my windows server. What's your advice?

Is it possible to incorp Lightbox 2 into this for the purpose of pulling rss photos? Would lightbox 2 require any additional configuration? Can it only be used with the 3 providers it lists?

Is it possible to incorp Lightbox 2 into this for the purpose of pulling rss photos? Would lightbox 2 require any additional configuration? Can it only be used with the 3 providers it lists?

Great Great Great vid,
one question..
If I embed a youtube vid the old way just creating a page and pasting the embed vid-the video does not 'click thru' to youtube which is the effect I want.
If I rss the content or embed a single url with Emfield, Mapper and feed, a video can be clicked through to youtube.com without the ability to prevent the clock thru.

Is it possible to disable the click thru option?

Yes thank you very much! But one problem - i am new in Drupal. I have prosepoint version. And i do not really understand how to put this nodes with video to frontpage?
Now i can see line of videos only when i press feed items...
And sure i can make menu item that goes to feed-item/19 to show it like a page with videos - but frontpage? Give me advice please!

That's easy. Just set the correct address under admin>site config>site information>default front page.

Yes thank you very much! But one problem - i am new in Drupal. I have prosepoint version. And i do not really understand how to put this nodes with video to frontpage?
Now i can see line of videos only when i press feed items...
And sure i can make menu item that goes to feed-item/19 to show it like a page with videos - but frontpage? Give me advice please!

Yes thank you very much! But one problem - i am new in Drupal. I have prosepoint version. And i do not really understand how to put this nodes with video to frontpage?
Now i can see line of videos only when i press feed items...
And sure i can make menu item that goes to feed-item/19 to show it like a page with videos - but frontpage? Give me advice please!

Yes thank you very much! But one problem - i am new in Drupal. I have prosepoint version. And i do not really understand how to put this nodes with video to frontpage?
Now i can see line of videos only when i press feed items...
And sure i can make menu item that goes to feed-item/19 to show it like a page with videos - but frontpage? Give me advice please!

very useful! dkz

thank you, thank you, thank you!
very useful!

Yeah! This combo works Great!!! I use it to augment my news website!!! Check it out to see what you can do with Youtube.

Sure would be nice to see more videos about what else I can do with all the rest of these cck fields and element mapper.

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When I follow these steps in a clean install of drupal 6.12, it works. However, if I do exactly the same thing in my existing drupal sites, it doesn't work. Please suggest why this is happening.

I couldn't say without knowing the story on your existing sites. You would have to tell me what happens on your existing sites when you try it, where does it break, what results you get. Also check your versions on Drupal and the modules.

Sean,

Back for another question.

Are you able to use the custom URL feature and have the videos display? I've tried a variety of combinations without success. They end up like feed items without the mapping to emfield.

Thanks,

Jerry

PS - What's the scoop on moving to the Media Module?

Which custom url feature? Do you mean the one built in to core called "Path" where nodes can have custom urls set by users, or do you mean the custom url as a method for hotlinking hosted video files into emfield? I need more info to help you with either case.

Yeah pretty vague. Sorry about that.

I am referring to the selection custom URL configuration as a provider in the embedded media field configuration.

I have selected allow content from custom URL and it does pull the feed and create nodes but without the actual video. Similar result as the section of your instruction before mapping is done.

I'm afraid that I couldn't help you with that one. Once you step into the custom URL area of emfield, you are there because you are working with video providers that no one has a method for yet. Unfortunately it would be up to you to suss it out, and I would probably start by getting in touch directly with the people who publish the source of your RSS feed. Maybe they can tell you more about it that would lead to a solution.

I enjoyed the screencast, but I can't get it working since it's not possible to find FeedAPI Node Views for Drupal 6.

Could you remake this screencast for D6 users?

Thanks.

drupal 6 users
I need THIS tutorial for drupal 6!!!!

Sean,

Your excellent instruction is providing great new content for my readers. Thanks.

I have an editing question. Is it possible to edit the bar below the emfield? The bar displays add comment, feed:whatever, original article.

My readers are constantly clicking on the Feed:whatever link which sends them to an access denied screen. I would like to kill the link or remove this from view, only I can't find where this can be done. Any ideas?

Thanks,
--Jerry

Glad to have found your site! I was looking for this information! It’s just what I need. Much appreciated. Thank you! Want also to share very good search engine I like - http://www.picktorrent.com

You could hide the link with CSS, since it's such a small operation. A little {display: none;} property would do it. On a heftier level, you should create custom theme tpl.php files to override the output of that node type and display the links however you like. Good luck.

thank you very much this is chat sites..

Excellent!!
Many thanks, indeed.

Hi its good video but i have problem in emfiled i have created a content type video with embeded video filed and created a content with it the problem is the check box in "promoted to front page" if i have not checked it , the content is still displaying in front page and if i edited the same content again with uncheck the same check box it still getting the same problem it defaultly check the box but i dont to display it to front page what should i do pls help me in this issue i will be gratefull

Hi
I got it u have to name the filed same as "emfield" otherwise it will not get effected pls try this one

this is great. i tried to replicate in D6, but cant seem to get the feed to display the embeds. any links where this process is documented for D6. i understand how its all working, but something is up. thanks!

this old dog finds it easy to learn new tricks with such a clear and concise tutorial. thanks

thanks for all the great insights. . . wonder if u have had success with the emfield & feed api solution with archive.org video's?

Hi Sean, I'm trying to use feedapi to pull content from another drupal site, only nodes with some cck text fields, nothing fancy. I built a rss view on the source site with the nodes I want to share and then add the rss with feedapi on the target site, the problem is that I can't map the cck values into another cck fields.

How can I map content from other drupal sites?

Thanks

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