Enable 3d Wall Cooliris on your site

Enable your site with Media RSS

Media RSS is an open standard for syndicating multimedia content. It extends RSS 2.0 to provide additional information, such as richer thumbnail and image metadata. Media RSS allows Cooliris (formerly known as PicLens) to understand the location of the media files that are displayed in the wall, as well as which thumbnails link to which high-resolution images. Click here for a complete description of Media RSS. To Cooliris enable your site:

1) Create a Media RSS Feed, and save it as photos.rss (or any name you want).

Make sure to declare the Media RSS namespace with <xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss">. Click here for a generic example feed.

2) Upload your Media RSS feed to a directory on your web server.

3) Place the code highlighted below in the <head> of the page you’d like to view in Cooliris to enable RSS Autodiscovery. Note that the href should specify the address (relative or absolute) of your RSS feed:

        <link rel="alternate" href="photos.rss" type="application/rss+xml" title="" id="gallery" />

Website Examples

Click a gallery to view the HTML code or RSS to see the associated Media RSS feed:

Additional Features

In order to implement these features, declare your Media RSS namespace as:

    <rss version="2.0" xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss" xmlns:atom="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom">

You can do a lot of cool things with Media RSS and Cooliris (Click the Blue Link to find out how):

  • Multipage Galleries – Have all of the linked content on your site appear on one continuous wall.
  • Custom Icon – Your icon will appear in the upper left of Cooliris!
  • Launch Cooliris – Launch Cooliris, (optional) with a specific feed or item.
  • Dynamic Feeds – Create Media RSS Feeds from any database (requires scripting knowledge).


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