I want to subscribe to Dabble’s video feed, “The Vlogger”, but I can’t

Tara Hunt said enough nice things about Mary Hodder’s Dabble video, “The Vlogger“, that I wanted to subscribe and check it out.

But I can’t, because the RSS 2.0 feed doesn’t include the video file as an “enclosure” element, so my podcast aggregator (iTunes, in this case) won’t receive the videos. Bummer.

I posted a comment on Tara’s blog about it, and I wanted to post a comment to Dabble, to let them know about the problem, but you have to be a registered member of the blog to post a comment. So, I’m posting here, in hopes that they see it and fix the problems (the lack of enclosures, and the lack of an easy way to talk back to them).

Unfrotunately, because of all this, Dabble just got a lot less interesting to me. Sure, I could go to the site, and manually click and download and watch the video, and then do it again in a few days. But that’s the old and broken way. Just like bookmarking your favorite sites, and then remembering to click on them one at a time, and trying to figure out if there’s something new since the last time you were there…

Wouldn’t it be cool if there were a way to automate that whole procedure, so you could automatically see updates for sites you’ve indicated you’re interested in following? 😉


3 thoughts on “I want to subscribe to Dabble’s video feed, “The Vlogger”, but I can’t

  1. Hi,
    Great suggestion. We aren’t really a video hoster, but we will on Monday get the video into an MRSS feed so that you can subscribe.

    Regarding comments, well, there is so much comment spam, it was originally configured to require registration.

    However, we’re working on getting Akismet installed, so we can remove the registration thing.

    Should also be done by tomorrow. Thanks for helping us out with these ideas!

  2. PS.. we do have RSS feeds for a bunch of things in the site as well, like Playlists, people’s media collections, etc. If you are interested, pls subscribe to any of them.

  3. Awesome, Mary. Exactly the kind of answer (and responsiveness and transparency!) I was hoping for from a web company that “gets it”. :-)

    Looking forward to the video-enabled feed, and I’m already subscribed to the other one. Keep up the good work, and good luck!

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