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Channel TEN's Online Video
14th August 2009

After someone commented on one of my other posts I had another look around the Channel TEN Video site, this is what I gathered.

So it appears that the whole Channel 10 Video section has been outsourced to http://www.kit-digital.com/ using their vx.roo.com hosting. Thus the vx.roo.com host has to allow for other clients not just Ten. vx.roo.com appears to have assigned Ten's "SiteIdGuid" as "666b8363-97e9-4c40-b665-53846db95ad0". Here was my first port of call http://publish.flashapi.vx.roo.com/666b8363-97e9-4c40-b665-53846db95ad0-4883/PlaylistInfoService.asmx. From there, http://publish.flashapi.vx.roo.com/666b8363-97e9-4c40-b665-53846db95ad0-4883/PlaylistInfoService.asmx?op=GetPlaylistXML is a good place to go. From there they tell you how to make SOAP, HTTP GET and HTTP POST requests. I'll use HTTP GET for now because its easiest for you to follow along.

As I mentioned the first field is SiteIdGuid which for Channel TEN is 666b8363-97e9-4c40-b665-53846db95ad0. The second field is Channel. Some channel codes are listed on Ten's video page, but we want the vxChannel. For example in the URL http://www.australianidol.com.au/video.htm?vxSiteId=666b8363-97e9-4c40-b665-53846db95ad0&vxChannel=S7CUTV%3AAuditions. You can usually find it in the URL somewhere.

Using the vxSiteId and vxChannel you can formulate the RSS feed for that channel,

http://publish.flashapi.vx.roo.com/xmlgenerators/video/$vxSiteId/RSSGenerator.aspx?siteId=$vxSiteId&channel=\$vxChannel