I am a big fan of Vimeo, the content is great and the site is really nice too. Having bought a Boxee box a few months ago I have been getting more and more in to watching online content on my TV at home. Last night I started to add some RSS feeds from Vimeo, I started off by adding one particular person and then a group etc.
What I really wanted to do was to mark stuff for viewing at home in the evening, during the day, the watch later feature in Vimeo is perfect for this. To my horror there was no way of consuming these on the boxee as there is no RSS feed for “watch later”, at that point the only alternative was to like a video and then use the “likes” RSS feed, but that seemed a bit backwards, liking a video before I had even watched it, no thanks!
So, having the afternoon free today I knocked up a simple app using Sinatra to do the oauth dance with Vimeo and then make your watch later album publicly available forever more as RSS. Head on over to http://vimeowatchlater.heroku.com and follow the instructions, it’s pretty simple. Check out my watch later feed at http://vimeowatchlater.heroku.com/danhigham.
NOTE: This is hosted on heroku and I have been forced to store data in /tmp! You may have to re-auth against vimeo with a browser every once in a while or maybe not!
Thanks goes to matthooks for his gem at https://github.com/matthooks/vimeo.