Rss feeds need cover art image jpg link added

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crosstime
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Post by crosstime » September 3rd, 2018, 10:51 pm

Hello All,

I use librivox rss feeds often through the droid app "Podcast addict". It uses the itunes api and a few others to accomplish rss search results. I noticed that cover art is not included for any librivox audio books via the rss feed.
Looking at a few individual rss feeds, I did not find any cover art jpg (link) in the feed for [atom] or [itunes]. Even though a jpg image is available for download on the books page.
I believe this is something that the librivox rss feed for the individual audio books should have.


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?xml version="1.0" ?><rss xmlns:itunes="http://www.itunes.com/dtds/podcast-1.0.dtd" xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" xmlns:creativeCommons="http://backend.userland.com/creativeCommonsRssModule" xmlns:atom="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom" version="2.0">
<channel>
<title><![CDATA[Cocoa Break Collection, Vol. 01 by VARIOUS]]></title>
<link><![CDATA[https://librivox.org/librivox-cocoa-break-collection-by-various/]]></link>
<atom:link rel="self" href="https://librivox.org/rss/3833" />
<description><![CDATA[Following in the vein of my Coffee-Break collections, this is a collection of short (all under 15 minutes) stories for kids. Focus is on fables and fairy tales published before 1923. (Summary by BellonaTimes)
]]></description>
<image> <url>http://archive.org/download/LibrivoxCdCoverArt21/Cocoa_Break_001_1208.jpg</url>
<!--<genre>project element=Genre</genre>-->
<!--<language>project element=lang.code</language>-->
<itunes:author>LibriVox</itunes:author>
<itunes:summary><![CDATA[Following in the vein of my Coffee-Break collections, this is a collection of short (all under 15 minutes) stories for kids. Focus is on fables and fairy tales published before 1923. (Summary by BellonaTimes)
]]></itunes:summary>
<itunes:owner>
<itunes:name>LibriVox</itunes:name>
<itunes:email>info@librivox.org</itunes:email>
</itunes:owner>
<itunes:image href="http://archive.org/download/LibrivoxCdCoverArt21/Cocoa_Break_001_1208.jpg"/>
<itunes:category text="Arts">
<itunes:category text="Literature" />
</itunes:category>
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annise
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Post by annise » September 3rd, 2018, 10:58 pm

We know - it's on a "to do"list when we have our next software upgrade Most first time releases will not have a cover though, as it's not made usually until after the project is catalogued.
There is no date available for the upgrade
There is a whole thread about the feeds.

Anne.

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