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How to maintain a video library via an MRSS feed
How to maintain a video library via an MRSS feed
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Written by Anjana
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MRSS (Media Really Simple Syndication) is a feed format that allows the distribution of multimedia files like audio and video in a standardized way.

MRSS feeds provide a structured way to organize and manage your videocontent. It allows you to update and maintain your content library with ease.

How to add an MRSS feed

  • From the Content section of the left menu select MRSS Feed

  • Click on Add MRSS Feed button

  • Now, give a Name for your feed and paste your MRSS feed URL

  • Click on the Save button

  • Your feed will be validated, and the basic details will be displayed. If your feed has any issues you can rectify them.

  • Click on the Upload Feed button once you confirm take a look at the validated data

⌛ Once your new feed is made active, it may take a few minutes for the content to be ingested. Afterward, the feed will be refreshed every 1 hour.

When you click the Refresh button, a corn will start within next 10 minutes

  • You can add another feed by clicking on the Add MRSS Feed button

  • If you have any changes in your Feed URL or you want to rename the feed, you can click on the Edit button to the right of the feed to make changes

  • You can also delete an added feed by clicking on the Delete button to the right of your feed

⚠️ Note: Deleting a feed does not delete the videos previously ingested from that feed.

  • Though the data refresh happens every 60 minutes, you can also refresh manually after making changes to your MRSS feed, by clicking on the Refresh button. Just give a few minutes (it will take about 10 minutes) for the feed data to be processed and your changes will be reflected

⚠️ Note: Only up to 100 videos will be inserted in a run. If your feed has over 100 videos, you will have to wait for the next schedules to happen

Example, if there are 350 videos to be inserted, it will take 4 refreshes one after the other.

Clicking refresh multiple times together will not support it, you will have to refresh only after the previous refresh is complete.

Fields and their status change during Insert, Update and Delete process

Field (with sample value)








<media:title>My video name</media:title>


<pubDate>Wed, 01 Jan 2025 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>


<media:content bitrate="1372" duration="44" expression="full" framerate="23.980" height="540" lang="en" medium="video" samplingrate="64.0" type="video/hls" url="https://myvideopath/video.m3u8" width="960"/>


<media:thumbnail url="https://myvideopath/vidthumb.jpg" width="1920" height="1080" type="image/jpeg"/>


<media:description>a sentence about the video</media:description>


<media:keywords>recipes, food, cooking</media:keywords>






<media:show>Default Show</media:show>




<media:status state="active"/>
<media:status state="inactive" />
<media:status state="blocked"/>




<media:playlist>Test, Hello</media:playlist>


<lastModified>Tue, 12 Dec 2023 02:25:19 +0000</lastModified>






Only one value allowed (eg: a video can be linked only to one show at a time



How to create an MRSS feed for my video content

Your MRSS feed must have playable video path, video meta in RSS standard. Here is how your feed is to be structured

How to delete a video in my MRSS feed from Ventuno CMS - via feed?

You can simply delete a video by marking its media:status as blocked.
Here is a detailed explanation

How to edit the video meta via the MRSS feed

The video meta gets refreshed when the last modified date is within 24 hours. Here is how you can update the meta via your MRSS feed.

What fields can be updated and what cannot be?

Only the fields Title, Description, m3u8, mp4, thumbnail, Media Status, subscription, published date, and show name (only one show for a video) - can be updated

⚠️ Note: Playlist details will not be updated

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