Category Archives: Videos

How to Force Feedly to See Latest Posts in a Feed

I was trying to add a new YouTube feed into Feedly and noticed that what Feedly was seeing was not matching what my browser saw. In fact, the newest post Feedly displayed was 297 days old. The specific feed in this case was the one for Mike Zeroh’s YouTube Channel whose most recent videos have been about Star Wars and theories concerning the latest movies.

In this instance, the feed URL I was using was: https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id=UCoe5Yk15NUniu1xEJ-ylOvQ which looked like this in Feedly:

Feedly Showing Old Posts in Feed

As you can see, the newest video it sees is from November 2015 even though I could see the most recent ones when previewing the feed in Firefox before adding it to Feedly.

After doing some research, I found someone with the same issue and a workaround: Problem with a Youtube feed not updating. It turns out, you just need to add an extra query parameter to the end of the URL to force Feedly to see the latest posts. So, I modified the URL to: https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id=UCoe5Yk15NUniu1xEJ-ylOvQ&xray=bob by adding &xray=bob to the end which did the trick! This was just the first thing that came into my head LOL. :)

Subsequently, while writing this post, I also realized that the following feed URL also works for his channel: https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?user=drunkchickenTV .

Anyway, hope this helps someone who runs across something similar with Feedly! :)

How to Get a YouTube Channel’s RSS Feed

Well, I was trying add the PBS Space Time YouTube channel’s RSS feed to my reader like I’ve done with other channels in the past; however, the browser was never detecting the feed and it has seemed problematic with YouTube for sometime. Actually, when I examined the source code, I could not find any reference to a feed for the browser to detect.  So, here’s what I did.

I found a working feed which had a URL like:

https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id=(channel-id)

I then replaced (channel-id) with the one for PBS Space Time which happens to be UC7_gcs09iThXybpVgjHZ_7g so the complete URL would be:

https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id=UC7_gcs09iThXybpVgjHZ_7g

You can find the channel id by looking at the address bar in your browser when looking a the channel’s home. Example:

PBS Space Time channel ID in the browser's address bar.It worked! Hope this helps someone. :)


Update September 18, 2016: You can also use the user name that shows in the address bar if it doesn’t have a channel ID. Use user=username to specify the RSS feed. In this case a URL would be like:

https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?user=periodicvideos


Update April 4, 2017: I found out from here that for a YouTube playlist, use playlist_id. So, for my music video playlist, the URL would be:

https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?playlist_id=PL8D8D4240EC972114

Wishing Everyone a Merry Christmas for 2015!

EQ2 Christmas Tree 2015Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas for 2015! :) There’s some cruddy weather in many places so everyone take it easy out there and stay safe as well. Oh, the Christmas tree on the left is the one in the city of Maldura in EverQuest II. :)

I’m including one of my favorite Christmas Lights to Wizards in Winter music videos again. I hope you enjoy it!

Happy 4th of July for 2015!

Happy Fourth of July!Happy (and safe) 4th of July! :) For those in certain Oklahoma city areas, AAA is offering their Tipsy Tow service for free once again. You can call them at (800) AAA-HELP or (800) 222-4357. So, there’s no excuse for anyone to drink and drive. :)

As I’ve done for a few years, here’s the video of my EverQuest II character setting off some fireworks on her outdoor patio a few years ago. If it were the real world, the house would probably catch fire LOL. Oh, nevermind the snow, it’s always snowing in Frostfang Sea.

Happy 4th of July for 2013!

Happy 4th of July!Wishing everyone a Happy (and safe) 4th of July! :) For those in certain Oklahoma city areas, AAA is offering their Tipsy Tow service for free once again. You can call them at (800) AAA-HELP or (800) 222-4357. So, there’s no excuse for anyone to drink and drive. :)

Here’s last year’s video of my EverQuest II character setting off some fireworks on her outdoor patio. There was no Summer Celebration event this year (why, I don’t know). If it were the real world, the house would probably catch fire LOL. Oh, nevermind the snow, it’s always snowing in Frostfang Sea.