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We had difficulty reading this feed.Bad http result code 405

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Hi,

 

I am trying to submit a podcast to iTunes but it says "We had difficulty reading this feed. http bad result code 405".

 

I can manualy subscribe the feed in iTunes and  have also validated the feed at http://feedvalidator.org .

 

Please help me resolving this issue.

 

my feed URL is :

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pbyokhul176iwc9/My_XML_File.xml?dl=1

 

Thanks

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  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (64,020 points)

    Your feed can be subscribed to manually in iTunes (from the 'File' menu) and looks OK. However, it requires a secure connection (https) and it may be this which is upsetting the Store (which is a different connection from using the iTunes application to subscribe). You are hosting your feed on Dropbox: I would strongly recommend not doing this: Dropbox is designed for sharing, not website hosting, and is liable to cause you problems. You should use an ordinary web hosting service.

     

    You should also ensure that the server hosting the media files can handle 'byte-range requests' (Dropbox appears not to) - this is where only part of the file is requested at a time and is necessary for iOS devices. If the server cannot handle it your podcast will be rejected, so you need to check with any proposed hosting service before committing yourself. If they don't do it, or don't know what it is, go somewhere else.

     

    Your episode appears to consist of a very short technical test. The Store won't accept this: you need to have at least one real episode so that they can assess the sort of content you are going to provide.

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