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Problems when creating a RSS 2.0 feed for uTorrent 1.8.4


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I have created my own RSS 2.0 feed based on information from various torrent sites. I try to get this to work with uTorrent RSS Downloader, but I can't list any of the elements from the feed from within uTorrent. The feeds are now marked red in my feed list, but I can't see any errors any where? Any way to see what errors are causing the feed to be invalid? Any logs anywhere? Is it possible to enable somesort of debug mode?

My Feed is on the following format:

<rss version="2.0" xmlns:a10="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom">

<channel><title>My test feed</title>


<description>Testing RSS and ATOM publishing via WCF</description>




<guid isPermaLink="false">d9340977-92b6-416b-b7a4-6344e6083d04</guid>


<pubDate>Sat, 31 Oct 2009 12:33:26 +0100</pubDate>

<title>Arachnophobia.1990.DVDRip.XviD.INTERNAL-ApL</title><description>Some stuff and fluff</description>

<enclosure url="http://www.mytorrentsite.net/download/Arachnophobia.1990.DVDRip.XviD.INTERNAL-ApL.torrent" type="application/x-bittorrent" length="123456"/>


When I open my feed in a browser I can click on the title and it will launch uTorrent, but why don't this feed work within uTorrent? Any tips?? Anything missing or anything wrong?


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thanks for quick reply! :-)

I ran it through the validator and got:


This feed is valid, but interoperability with the widest range of feed readers could be improved by implementing the following recommendations."

Only minor stuff that shouldnt really matter:

line 1, column 0: Avoid Namespace Prefix: a10 [help]

<rss version="2.0" xmlns:a10="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom"><channel><title>F ...

line 1, column 275: Email address is missing real name [help]

... ption><managingEditor>whatever@gmail.com</managingEditor><category>TV-HD ...


Is the self link required?

line 1, column 14316: Missing atom:link with rel="self" [help]

... 0-31T13:02:55+01:00</a10:updated></item></channel></rss>

I tired using a feed from mininova, and that worked fine. I compared mine with that and can't see big differences.

From the forum i have seen that the rss feed must provide the torrent url in one of tree options:

Just put the link to the .torrent file in either a <link></link> tag, a <guid></guid> tag, or a <enclosure /> tag. There isn't really a "why" -- it's just where µTorrent looks to find the link.

In my feed I have the torrent in both link and enclosure now without it working. I think I also did try to put it in the guid.

Will Atom 1.0 be supported? Does uTorrent fully support 2.0 now?

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Last official word was that it doesn't implement a full parser because not everyone follows standard and I think also because it's not needed. I say borrow the Mininova feed and try tweaking it towards yours to see if it hates something you're doing in particular. A "minor" difference could be a real deal breaker.

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yes, I know that is one way to go forward, but i was using the .net WCF Syndication framework now to generate the feed which is quite simple. If possible if would prevent creating the feed manually, no need to reinivent the weel again.... ;-)

Thats why I ask if there are any way to get any logs, or any debug information from the client when it fails reading the feed to get some indication on what is wrong.

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