Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2013 11:43 AM (in response to slaboure)
Episode 5 does not have an 'enclosure' tag containing the media file URL, which is necessary for iTunes. As far as iTunes can see the episode has no playable media, and so it does not display the episode.
You've got these in correctly in the earlier episodes (except that in at least one case you have the tag in twice - the second will be ignored). In episode 5 you've evidently missed a step somewhere.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 10, 2013 2:32 PM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)
Thanks Roger. It seems wordpress.com doesn't put those tags anymore for new blog entries, it is really the same structure as the others. I had to go in feedburner poddoc to solve it, it added the enclosement. Same thing for the multiple entries, no idea why it is there, probably a bug in one of the two layers (wordpress or feedburner)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 10, 2013 2:56 PM (in response to slaboure)
WordPress does seem to be flaky about podcasts, though it's odd that it worked OK for four episodes and then behaved differently. There is a plugin for WordPress called PodPress which is specifically designed for podcasts, though I don't know anything more about it than that. Possibly it might help.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 10, 2013 3:13 PM (in response to slaboure)
I see you are hosting your media files on Amazon S3 - If you move to Libsyn.com - 1. it is cheaper especially if you get popular and 2. there is integration with your wordpress blog - no plug in needed. So you can then simply upload the media file to libsyn - add the title and description - and then it will post to your RSS feed with libsyn that you point feedburner at and also to your Wordpress blog.
If you want more info on this - please let me know.
rob at libsyn dot com
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2013 12:21 AM (in response to slaboure)
OK, I eventually found the answer, you can see it here:
In summary, when working with Wordpress.com and using the [audio] tag, make sure to only use an HTTP URL linking to your audio file, do NOT use a HTTPS URL, this prevents wordpress.com from generating a proper enclosure tag that iTunes can then use to build its list of episodes.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2013 12:29 AM (in response to slaboure)
Useful info, thank you. I'll try to remember it when the inevitable future queries about WordPress arise. And, for once, WordPress isn't being just being capricious - iTunes is unlikely to be happy with https.