Mirror a video RSS feed on a secondary server?
June 11, 2014 9:50 AM Subscribe
I work in an educational environment, and we have a local media server set up to record lectures and then allow them to be watched/downloaded online via podcast-type RSS, but only a limited number can be stored before they're deleted. How can I go about setting up a mirror of this RSS feed that will allow me to store these recordings indefinitely? More details inside.
posted by sciencemandan to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
As it is, there is a publicly available RSS feed for these videos, and my colleagues use this feed with their podcast viewers to download and watch them. The problem is that only the last 10 or so videos are available at any given time, so if you didn't snatch them up they're gone. Right now I've been downloading them all to an external hard drive to make them available to people who want to watch older lectures, but I'd really like to automate this and make it much easier.
I have a self-hosted site through Bluehost and was hoping I could just find a script or something to automatically download new lectures from the public RSS feed, then rehost the videos and regenerate a new self-hosted RSS feed that could be plugged into a podcasting app for access to a larger library.
I've searched around but come up empty. Anyone have experience with something like this?