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Help me populate a spreadsheet by scraping an RSS feed.

I would like to scrape information from an RSS feed into an Excel-readable text file for a completely legal non-copyright violating use. In a better world, I'd have access to the database that generates the feed, but since this ain't a perfect world it appears that scraping is my best bet. Are there tools that will help me automate this, or programming tutorials that will help me figure it out myself (it's been 15 years since I last write any code beyond simple SQL queries)? [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Apr 4, 2012 - 9 answers

RSS feeds for Yahoo! News?

What happened to the RSS feeds for Yahoo! News most popular and most emailed stories? [more inside]
posted by achmorrison on Jul 25, 2011 - 4 answers

How to access and license sports betting odds?

There are a number of websites that show the odds and (if I'm using the term right), the "lines" for various sporting events that physical and online casinos offer (linking would be spammy, but a quick search of "vegas odds" or some such thing will turn them up). My question is how do the site owners obtain the data from the casinos? I have to imagine the data is provided subject to a license agreement (and I would expect there to be some sort of schema to prevent sudden changes to the format of the data presented). How would one go about getting access to the feed of the odds and the payout ratios (?) from one or more casinos without getting rampaged by hoards of angry lawyers? Contacting the casinos has, unsurprisingly, proven fruitless given the difficulty explaining what I'm looking for to a non-technical support representative ("So you want to know how to gamble online?"). NB: I've never bet on sports, so apologies if my lingo is off. I appreciate any help and guidance!
posted by Imhotep is Invisible on Jun 22, 2010 - 8 answers

Can I undo the tide of history?

Can anyone think of a way to hack in podcast XML from Youtube? [more inside]
posted by pwnguin on May 9, 2010 - 6 answers

What pitfalls should I keep in mind when adapting PHP scripts to run on the command line?

I'm trying to run some PHP scripts via the CLI instead of over HTTP. How do I make them play nice? [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Mar 24, 2010 - 4 answers

Blog standards

Blogger is ending its FTP service next month. I have a problem about moving some or all of my postings into a Wordpress blog. The issue also involves a question about RSS. [more inside]
posted by zadcat on Feb 16, 2010 - 5 answers

Why are there no items in the category feeds of my self-hosted WordPress blog even though my overall feed is fine?

Why are there no items in the category feeds of my self-hosted WordPress blog even though my overall feed is fine? [more inside]
posted by raddevon on Jan 27, 2009 - 3 answers

Display a custom rss feed in the same way that iGoogle does when you add a feed normally?

I am attempting to create a Google Gadget that displays RSS feeds on the iGoogle page. The problem that I'm having is that the gadget does not display the RSS in the same way as adding an XML to iGoogle does, there is a different display depending on theme and device. [more inside]
posted by gregschoen on Oct 7, 2008 - 0 answers

How do I import 150 unknown RSS feeds?

I have a list of a few hundred sites that I need to subscribe to via RSS. I have the URLs, but not the feed URLs. Is there a way to subscribe en masse without knowing the feed URLs? I need a way to automate this as it's something I'll need to do again in the future. [more inside]
posted by o2b on May 14, 2008 - 2 answers

Favicons for xml/rss feeds

How do I attach a favicon to an rss (xml) feed, specifically from Blogger, although if you have more generic information I'll have a look at that too? No more inside – that's the entire question.
posted by zadcat on Feb 13, 2008 - 7 answers

Video podcasts are supposed to be easy for everyone

I'd like a Flash video player of my video podcast on the web site, and a high-quality (960x540 should work) video file in the podcast feed. I'm currently using WordPress and PodPress to manage the feed and video. But I can see why some people who don't want to install QuickTime might not be able to see the show. [more inside]
posted by bryanjbusch on Jan 22, 2008 - 1 answer

XML to MYSQL

Is there a simple way to convert an XML feed into a MYSQL database? [more inside]
posted by alse on Jan 21, 2008 - 6 answers

Show me the Links!

Looking to parse an RSS feed and pull all the links out, and then turn links into a new feed. [more inside]
posted by bleucube on Sep 16, 2007 - 6 answers

Best way to promote my rss xml feed?

Promoting my xml rss feed. For free. Online. What's the best way to about doing this?
posted by JaySunSee on Sep 8, 2007 - 4 answers

How can I make an RSS-like feed that is publishable by the public?

How can I make an rss-like feed that is publishable by the public? Maybe there's a better way to do this, but here's what I'd like the end result to look like [more inside]
posted by itchi23 on Aug 5, 2007 - 3 answers

Strip me some mp3 urls.

In Linux, what's the simplest way to take a podcast RSS file as input, and output a file containing just the URLs of all the MP3s enclosed in the RSS file? Difficulty: the method must only Bash + GNU tools, Python or Perl, with no non-standard add-on libraries or dependencies required.
posted by Jimbob on May 10, 2007 - 22 answers

convert xls to rss?

How can I create an rss feed out of the content in a spreadsheet or a database table? [more inside]
posted by pessoa on Feb 15, 2007 - 3 answers

Firefox and Javascript issue

I'm looking for JavaScript code that successfully updates the href value for the "application/rss+xml" link in a way that enables the Firefox Live Bookmarks functionality to work with a href value assigned at run-time. [more inside]
posted by McGuillicuddy on Jan 4, 2007 - 6 answers

Autodiscovery of RSS feeds

I want to take my bookmarks.html file generated by firefox and run it through a script that checks for rss feeds for the pages and returns the list of rss feeds in a file. Is anyone familiar with a script that can do this? I've been googling for it for a day or two and can't find what I'm looking for.
posted by TuxHeDoh on Jan 7, 2006 - 11 answers

Combine RSS feeds into new feed?

I know there have been several RSS-related questions, but I couldn't find the answer to the specific scenario I'm looking for. I want to combine several of my published RSS feeds into a single combined RSS feed. [more inside]
posted by pzarquon on Mar 23, 2005 - 11 answers

Demonstrating RSS Offline

Say I need to demonstrate RSS on a computer that is not online. I create an xml file on my hard drive that contains the item 'headlines' and the urls they should lead to. I point firefox to that file as a 'live bookmark' and FeedReader to that file as a feed, but neither of them will show the headlines I created in the heading sidebar. Why not? How can I create my own 'feed' and demonstrate it without actually having that xml file on another computer?
posted by bingo on Jan 17, 2005 - 6 answers

What's a good program for receiving/reading XML feeds?

XML/RSS: I'm completely ignorant here. What's a good program for receiving/reading XML feeds? (Not even sure that I want/need to do this, but I feel like trying it out. Like I said, I don't know what I'm doing.) [more inside]
posted by MrAnonymous on Oct 29, 2004 - 10 answers

What is the easiest way of using my Audioscrobbler RDF feed of my last ten played songs to keep an automated recent listening TypeList on my TypePad weblog?

What is the easiest way of using my Audioscrobbler RDF feed of my last ten played songs to keep an automated recent listening TypeList on my TypePad weblog?
posted by nthdegx on Sep 7, 2004 - 3 answers

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