9 Replies Latest reply: Mar 29, 2012 3:46 AM by Roger Wilmut1
alrokerjr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

do I need to create a HTTP 301 redirect? If so how? Where do i start?


iPhone 4S, Windows Vista
  • 1. Re: itunes isn't updating my podcasts,
    Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (65,545 points)

    It's not really possible to comment unless you would like to publish the URLs of both your feed and the Store page - this latter can be found by rightclicking on the podcast image (or where it should be) - and choosing 'Copy link'.  Please include the http:// in both cases to make the links clickable.

  • 3. Re: itunes isn't updating my podcasts,
    Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (65,545 points)

    The first time I tried to subscribe, iTunes complained that it couldn't access the feed: on trying in a browser there was a noticeable delay before the server responded. Second time round I was able to subscribe; but it looks as if your server is being a little erratic and possbly causing timeouts in iTunes. (Subsequent attempts failed again, so there is a definite problem.)

     

    However, when I did subscribe, both that and the iTunes Store show the latest episodes as being the one which is in fact the latest in the feed - 23rd December  - so it is updating when it can contact the server. Of course this is as a new subscriber: existing subscribers may well be finding that their iTunes application can't access the feed when it checks for new episodes, so of course it won't update there.

  • 4. Re: itunes isn't updating my podcasts,
    alrokerjr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thing is there have been 2 updates, one on Jan 6 and one today, go to http://alrokerjr.com to see what I mean. Thanks!

  • 5. Re: itunes isn't updating my podcasts,
    Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (65,545 points)

    While the website has episodes 24 and 25 these are not present in the feed. Evidently the link between the website and the feed has broken, or you needed to do something which you did before but didn't with these two, if you see what I mean.

  • 6. Re: itunes isn't updating my podcasts,
    alrokerjr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I can't for the life of me figure out what is different between the other podcasts and the last two, there is also another podcast with carlos mencia about 10 shows ago that isn't showing up. how do I repair the link between the website and the feed, or how do I redirect to this feed http://alrokerjr.com/feed which is listing all of the podcasts?

  • 7. Re: itunes isn't updating my podcasts,
    Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (65,545 points)

    I can't answer about why episodes aren't making it to the feed because this is something taking place within the process you are using to make your podcast, Blubrry Podpress: you would need to take it up with their Support.

     

    Redirecting to the feed you link to won't help because the two latest episodes don't have the 'enclosure' tags, containing the media file URLs, which are necessary for iTunes.

  • 8. Re: itunes isn't updating my podcasts,
    adeslat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Roger and Al,

    So I have the same problem, I cut the FIOS/comcast cable and am moving to watch everything over the internet with my apple TV.   I subscribe to the video podcast for NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams but it doesn't update -- I don't know what you mean by setting up an HTTP 301 redirect....

     

    Best,

    Anne

  • 9. Re: itunes isn't updating my podcasts,
    Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (65,545 points)

    adeslat wrote:

     

    Hi Roger and Al,

    So I have the same problem, I cut the FIOS/comcast cable and am moving to watch everything over the internet with my apple TV.   I subscribe to the video podcast for NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams but it doesn't update -- I don't know what you mean by setting up an HTTP 301 redirect....

    This is nothing to do with this thread, which is about problems in making a podcast. Please start a new thread when you have a problem.

     

    You are subscribing to an existing podcast, and 301 redirects don't come into it. I assume this is the podcast you are subscribing to:

     

    http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/nbc-nightly-news-video/id204871468

     

    It has only one episode in the feed - I assume they only want the current episode as it's news - and that's the episode for yesterday, 28th March: the Store also shows this.

     

    If you are having trouble getting this episode please ask in the Using Apple TV forum: I can't advise on that device.