Pando is great for podcasters.
The advantages of Pando RSS feeds include:
This page is an index of all of the documents related to Pando RSS Podcasting.
PCL is Pando’s Command Line tool that simplifies the process of publishing content into the Pando Platform.
PCL is supported in Windows, Mac and Linux and allows publishers to automate the Pando publishing process and easily integrate with existing content publishing workflows.
For the smaller scale publishers, PCL offers an intuitive solution for manual publishing.
This guide describes how to install PCL as well as provides links to the latest PCL binaries for Windows, Max OS X and Linux.
To learn how to use PCL to publish content into the Pando Platform click here.
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The Pando RSS Feed Converter is a tool that monitors an RSS "podcast" feed, automatically processing any enclosures and publishing the result as a Pando RSS feed. It can process a wide range of RSS "podcast" formats automatically.
To set up Pando RSS Feed Convertor processing of an RSS feed, please provide the following:
The Pando RSS Feed Converter can process a wide range of RSS formats. We take advantage of the following RSS 2.0 attributes:
The RSS feed includes the following information for the channel:
The RSS feed includes the following information for each item:
Limitations: All extended characters are stripped out, so that all file and package names are "safe" for all operating systems. This means that "Resumé" would become "Resum". Because the Pando client cannot display it, HTML and other special formatting / markup is also removed.
Every Pando Package has a unique URL that identifies the package. The Pando Package URL is output by the Pando Command Line when a package is published.
C:\pcl>PCL publish --username=jgcameron --password=titanic --pandofile=AuntDana.JPG.pando --sender="J.G.Cameron" aunt-dana.JPG
Might return a package URL such as:
A typical Pando Package URL looks like:
This URL is then used throughput the Pando APIs to identify the package.
The first part of the URL identifies the service that is being used to deliver the content. This may be different for different types of content. The id is the unique identifier of the package in the Pando network. The key is the encryption key of the package. By giving a complete Package URL to a recipient, you are giving them the ability to download the package and access its contents.
Note there are some cases, such as when integrating Pando into an application, that you may wish to separate the package ID and key and communicate them separately. For example, you could distibute the package ID freely, such as on web pages, and communicate the key through a secure channel, combining the two to allow authorized recipients to download the content.
The Pando Package URL is available for consumer-generated packages by using Pando's "send to web" command, and copying the "Download Link".
If you want to implement your own RSS feed, or wish to add Pando support to an existing RSS feed server, you'll need to know some technical details.
Pando supports RSS, combining the convenience of Podcasting with the efficiency of Pando. This allows you to efficiently deliver extremely large files, such as high quality audio or video, to your subscribers, without any file hosting or delivery costs.
To make Pando packages look nicer to your recipients, there are a few simple tricks.
Every Pando package has a unique Package URL. The file at the URL is the Pando file for the package.
pando:subscribe URL allows users to subscribe to a Pando RSS feed with one click. These links have the following format where RSS URL is the URL to the RSS feed containing Pando packages:
We also support authenticated RSS feeds. These are feeds that require a username and password to access, such as those provided by paid content services, or web sites that require registration for access. A link to an authenticated RSS feed looks like this:
When clicked, the Pando client will attempt to subscribe to the linked RSS feed. See Creating a Pando RSS Feed for more information on creating Pando RSS feeds. You may also be interested in the RSS Feed Converter, for converting your existing Podcast to Pando RSS format.
Pando provides an RSS feed of video's that we we find interesting, at
http://rss.pando.com/rss.xml. We also publish "Pando enabled" versions of other rich media feeds, which are listed in our Podcast Gallery. To provide a link on a web page to allow Pando users to subscribe to the first feed with one click:
Feel free to use the above graphic, so that Pando users will be able to spot your feed easily.
A web site has paid registration for access to premium content, which they make available via Pando RSS. When a user is logged into their web site, they display a "subscribe using Pando" link that allows for one-click subscription to the premium content. The HTML could look like:
The RSS server would need to be configured to use the web site's registration system so that it requires HTTP Basic Authentication for access to the RSS feed, and authenticates against the database of registered web site users. The details of this configuration is specific to the web site's registration and content systems.
pando:subscribe links are supported in Pando version 0.9.3 and newer.
pando:subscribe links are supported in Pando version 220.127.116.11 and newer.
Pando offers a "feed converter" service that allows Podcasters to provide Pando RSS feeds generated from existing Podcasts without requiring any engineering. This service subscribes to your PodCast and automatically repackages your feed as a Pando RSS feed, which you can then promote on your web site. The advantages of Pando RSS feeds include: