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-martijn-
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Addressing a specific part of a RSS feed in a ticker zone

Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:16 am

Hi there,

At the moment I am trying to setup a connection between a database and a brightsign HD210 through a RSS feed (xml), but I’ve stumbled upon a problem. The following layout is used in Brightauthor, three horizontal ticker zones above one another:


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Ticker zone 1
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Ticker zone 2
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Ticker zone 3
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Each ticker zone uses the same RSS feed and thus shows the same information on screen. What I am trying to achieve, is that each ticker zone addresses a specific part of the RSS feed and will show a different portion of the same feed.

The RSS feed will look like this:

<object1>
…………
</object1>

<object2>
…………
</object2>

<object 3>
…………
</object 3>


So, I would like to show <object1> in ticker zone 1, <object2> in ticker zone 2 and <object3> in ticker zone 3. Also, the zones would have to be synchronized.
Is there a way to accomplish this using BrightAuthor (or a script)? If so, can anybody show me an example so I can work with that? I would really appreciate it.

Thanks in advance!
 
RokuLyndon

Re: Addressing a specific part of a RSS feed in a ticker zone

Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:40 pm

I sent the custom script that works somewhat like you describe.
 
-martijn-
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Re: Addressing a specific part of a RSS feed in a ticker zone

Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:33 am

Thanks for your help. I'm going to have a look at it.
 
kgiguere
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Re: Addressing a specific part of a RSS feed in a ticker zon

Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:12 pm

Hello,
I have the exact same need! Did the script mentioned work and is it possible to gain access to it?
I'm trying to pull from our events calendar. I need the title, pubdate, image and venue to show on our boards.

Thanks!
 
kphilipp
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Re: Addressing a specific part of a RSS feed in a ticker zon

Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:54 am

Could I also get the script please? This is exactly what I was looking for!
 
RokuLyndon

Re: Addressing a specific part of a RSS feed in a ticker zon

Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:04 pm

You can do this now using brightauthor beta 2.4 where each indexed item in the rss can be assigned to a live text field. I'll post a video on live text shortly..
 
kgiguere
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Re: Addressing a specific part of a RSS feed in a ticker zon

Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:46 pm

Thanks Lyndon,
That video will be helpful.
 
kgiguere
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Re: Addressing a specific part of a RSS feed in a ticker zon

Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:36 am

Hi Lyndon,
I just wanted to see if there was any update on this video or other help document for live text.

Many thanks!
 
RokuLyndon

Re: Addressing a specific part of a RSS feed in a ticker zon

Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:40 pm

I have a video I made that will help explain live text. There are some changes coming to make setting font size easier, as well as doing transparent text over images....

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