Netflix RSS Feeds

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  1. Jason Pancake

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    I haven't seen any mention of anyone using Netflix's RSS feeds so I thought I'd write a PHP script to parse mine. If you are not familiar with Netflix's RSS feeds, they allow you to display on your own website your queue, recommendation, recent rental activity and about 15 other different types of lists. The feed is dynamnic from Netflix's site. That means that the information changes as it changes on Netflix. Check out their RSS info page to find out your specifics:

    http://www.netflix.com/RSSFeeds?lnkctr=mfRSS

    I've parsed my feeds to allow the cover art to be displayed as well. I'd be more than happy to post the PHP code here if anyone is interested. Please let me know if you have any recommendations for the layout!

    My Lists:
    Queue
    Most Recent
    Recommendations

    The rest are generic lists for everyone including the top 25 of every category.
    http://128.192.124.123/test/netflix_...flix.php?opt=3
    http://128.192.124.123/test/netflix_...flix.php?opt=4
    http://128.192.124.123/test/netflix_...flix.php?opt=5
    http://128.192.124.123/test/netflix_...flix.php?opt=6
    http://128.192.124.123/test/netflix_...flix.php?opt=7
    http://128.192.124.123/test/netflix_...flix.php?opt=8
    http://128.192.124.123/test/netflix_...flix.php?opt=9
    http://128.192.124.123/test/netflix_...lix.php?opt=10
    http://128.192.124.123/test/netflix_...lix.php?opt=11
    http://128.192.124.123/test/netflix_...lix.php?opt=12
    http://128.192.124.123/test/netflix_...lix.php?opt=13
    http://128.192.124.123/test/netflix_...lix.php?opt=14
    http://128.192.124.123/test/netflix_...lix.php?opt=15
    http://128.192.124.123/test/netflix_...lix.php?opt=16
    http://128.192.124.123/test/netflix_...lix.php?opt=17
    http://128.192.124.123/test/netflix_...lix.php?opt=18
    http://128.192.124.123/test/netflix_...lix.php?opt=19
    http://128.192.124.123/test/netflix_...lix.php?opt=20
    http://128.192.124.123/test/netflix_...lix.php?opt=21
    http://128.192.124.123/test/netflix_...lix.php?opt=22
     
  2. bill_lee

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    Jason:

    Nice job! I'd be interested in the code. I'd like this available for the rest of the people in my family to check the Netflix queue.

    Bill
     
  3. Jason Pancake

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    Bill,
    Here is the link to the tarball:

    Netflix Scripts

    I just wrote that today but I included a ton of comments and a README. Should be pretty easy to install. Let me know if you think there is anything I should change to improve it. I made one more big change to this one. I added the ability to have the descriptions for the movies display as well. Let me know if you have any questions.

    Enjoy.
     
  4. Jason Pancake

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    Could anyone that downloaded the source please email it to me? I accidently deleted all of my code!

    Thanks!
    Jason
     

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