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User Guide: Search

Basic Questions

What does the Search Function do?

What are Search Sites?

What is an Option Box?


Search Button and Box Legend
  1. This combo box selects which site you want to search for video
  2. This text box contains the text you want to search for
  3. This button executes the Search
  4. This button clears the search parameters
  5. Back button for the built-in web browser
  6. Forward button for the built-in web browser
  7. Home button takes you to the Videora startup page
  8. This button allows you to access the Additional Search Options
  9. This text box allows you to add the episode number of the video you are looking for, to your search text
  10. This text box allows you to add the season number of the video you are looking for, to your search text
  11. This combo box allows you to add an additional string to your search text, from Option Box 1 (See Customize Guide for more details)
  12. This combo box allows you to add an additional string to your search text, from Option Box 2 (See Customize Guide for more details)
  13. This button executes the Search on the next site in the search site combo box

How-to: Perform a Simple Website Search

To search for a video on one of the pre-set Search Sites, simply select the website you wish to search in the "Search:" combo box, type your text in the "For:" text box and click the "Find" button.


How-to: Perform an Advanced Website Search

By clicking the "Advanced >>" button, you can add more parameters to your search query by simplying entering or selecting what you want in the additional search option boxes.

By default, Videora will add the content of all the boxes to your search query. This can be changed on a per site basis by modifying the Search Site parameters (See Search Sites Guide for more details). Additionally, the content in the two Option Boxes can be customized from directly within the program (See Customize Guide for more details).


How-to: Search through Subscribed RSS Feeds

To search for a video in your RSS Feeds as opposed to an online website, simply select "Subscribed RSS Feeds" in the "Search:" combo box, type your text in the "For:" text box and click the "Find" button. Videora will then automatically create a Watch List Item based on your text and take you to the Watch List section of the program.

If Videora finds any matches immediately, there will be a +/- box beside the Watch List Item for your search query. By clicking on this box, you can see the matches Videora found. If Videora does not find any matches, there will be no +/- box. As long as the Watch List Item exists, Videora will continually look for video related to your query in your subscribed feeds and show the results in this window whenever it finds any.

In the above screenshot, a search was made for tsunami video in all the subscribed RSS feeds. This search turned up no results as indicated by the absence of a +/- box beside the Watch List Item. A previous search for Camera video turned up 3 results. For more details on Watch Lists see the Watch List Guide