Tag Archives: Star Wars

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! 🙂

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Added to Blu-ray Collection

Star Wars: The Force AwakensWell, I just had to go out and buy Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens on Blu-ray and add it to my collection. I have updated my DVD/Home Theater page accordingly. Even though my Blu-ray player is a bit old, it loaded and played the movie fine (the player took like 10 minutes before it would start letting me play Interstellar). I really liked the movie and can’t wait for Rogue One later this year and the following movies. 🙂