Delicious Tags for File Types

Joshua Schachter writes that individual file types bookmarked in del.icio.us will now automatically have system tags added that can be used just like normal tags.

This means media files can be tagged and found using the following methods:

Audio

The tag "system:media:audio" includes
     – *.mp3 as "system:filetype:mp3"
     – *.wav as "system:filetype:wav" 

Examples:

http://del.icio.us/tag/system:media:audio  – for all audio files
http://del.icio.us/tag/system:filetype:mp3  – for mp3 files only
http://del.icio.us/tag/system:filetype:wav  – for WAV files only

So for mp3s tagged as mashups the URL looks like this:
http://del.icio.us/tag/system:filetype:mp3+mashups

You can also search and browse specific tags within all audio links like this:
http://del.icio.us/tag/system:media:audio+jazz
http://del.icio.us/tag/system:media:audio+podcast

Video

     The tag "system:media:video" includes
     – *.mpg as "system:filetype:mpg"
     – *.mpeg as "system:filetype:mpeg"
     – *.avi as "system:filetype:avi"
     – *.wmv as "system:filetype:wmv"
     – *.mov as "system:filetype:mov"

Examples

http://del.icio.us/tag/system:media:video  – for all video files
http://del.icio.us/tag/system:filetype:mpg  – for mpg files only

So to view only videos tagged under music the Url looks like this:
http://del.icio.us/tag/system:media:video+music

RSS: Podcasting and File Sharing

All delicious pages have a RSS feed and any with these system tags added will automatically become a rss-with-enclosures file. That means the RSS feeds are podcast enabled and can be downloaded or streamed using the appropriate software.

Examples

All music items on delicious as a podcast
       http://del.icio.us/rss/tag/system:media:audio

Mp3s tagged as mashups as a podcast
       http://del.icio.us/rss/tag/system:filetype:mp3+mashups     

All video items on delicious as a podcast
       http://del.icio.us/rss/tag/system:media:video

For podcasting software see this list of podcast clients and for video there’s FireAnt.

Other file types for images and text are also supported, see Joshua’s post for more.

Via Niall Kennedy’s Weblog

Related News

Technorati’s new public beta has introduced RSS feeds for Tag searches.

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