Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2012 1:57 AM (in response to anneso87)
Do I need more than one episode to submit it?
No, one would be fine. Several people have reported problems in trying to submit their new podcasts to the Store, so there may well be a problem going on at the Store end. You could try this URL as an alternative:
If that doesn't work I should leave it for a day or so and see if it's been mended.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2012 7:45 AM (in response to anneso87)
If you're issue is the image, mine finally worked when I realized that Apple requires your artwork to be 1400x1400. Mine was not that big at first. Once I updated my feedburner feed with the 1400x1400 image file it processed in a couple of days.
I'm looking to tranisition off of feedburner though and use the Powerpress url in case feedburner goes away.
Hope this helps.
Number of episodes should not matter.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2012 7:55 AM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)
Anne, your image is fine. Rob Walch has been in contact with Apple and they have confirmed that there is a problem at the Store and that they are working on it. Try again tomorrow and cross your fingers that they've fixed it.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 8:07 PM (in response to anneso87)
I have a similar question about feedburner. I have created a feedburner rss feed from a wordpress.com category, from just the wordpress.com webpage without a category, and, just to see if it would work, a blogspot page with only videos uploaded from YouTube, but I get the byte-range requests error when I submit all three of these rss urls to iTunes. What could be going on? I thought feedburner was supposed to be a great solution? Is it possibly because the videos are embedded with embed codes from You Tube and Vimeo?
Thanks. Totally pulling my hair out over here.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 8:41 PM (in response to coolwaterhotsun)
You can not have a feed with embeded videos - iTunes does not support videos from Youtube or Vimeo.
You need to have the videos hosted on a media host like - libsyn.com - the recommended video format is .m4v H.264 codec and 640 x 360 in size.
Here are Apples own specs requirements.
But I would go with the above - which is in the Apple spec - as it is the sweet spot where the video will work for all mobile devices as well as for Apple TV.
Again you are going to need a good media host for your video files if you want to make them available as a podcast - and free services are not likely going to work for you.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2012 2:31 AM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)
any updates on the itunes store allowing new podcast to be posted?
my feedburner link is: http://feeds.feedburner.com/Livingaudiomusic
and i am getting the same byte-range server issue
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2012 2:52 AM (in response to LivingAudio)
Your media file is .swf in a Tumblr media player: iTunes does not play Flash files. Your media files must be .mp3, .m4a, .m4v, .mov or .mp4, and must be hosted on a server which can handle byte-range requests. Your 'enclosure' tag must contain a direct URL to the media file, not any sort of embedded player.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2013 2:43 PM (in response to greghickman)
i might have the same problem. but i'm not an english native speaker, so it is not that easy for me to follow your discussion. i tried to execute what other users helped, but i didn't get it to work by now.
i also get the message, my host does not support byte range.
the files are on dropbox.
the blog is: jazzamsunntig.tumblr.com
the feed is: http://feeds.feedburner.com/jazzamsunntig
i would really appreciate if one of you could help me with this! thanks a lot in advance!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2013 2:56 PM (in response to psmae)
This comes back to not using Dropbox for your podcast host.
It is not recommended and should not be done.
If it is an issue of cost - use internet archive for your podcast hosting - otherwise you need to host your media files with a host designed specifically for podcasting.
Dropbox is a bad solution for podcast hosting.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2013 3:14 PM (in response to psmae)
I'm afraid that in its present condition your podcast is a non-starter. The main problem is that it has no 'enclosure' tags containing the URL of the media file; these are necessary for iTunes to see the media files, so at present your podcast is effectively empty.
Hosting your media files on Dropbox is a bad idea. It is not really designed for this sort ot thing: the https (secure) protocol it uses doesn't work well, if at all, in iTunes.
Furthermore it appears that it does not support byte-range requests - this is where only a part of the file is requested at any one time, rather than the whole file, and is essential for the iPhone.
Your feed is being constructed is Tumblr but it's not producing a proper podast feed; I'm afraid I can't advise on whether it's possible to make it do this or how you would go about it.
You may find it helpful to read this page on making podcasts: it includes a sample basic feed - I'm not suggesting you should hand-write your feed but it will help you to understand the process.
I'm afraid you will have to find another hosting service, and perhaps you may be advised to look for something other than Tumblr to construct the feed.