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Podcast not updated after weeks!

595 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 21, 2013 12:29 AM by Roger Wilmut1 RSS
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Jan 6, 2013 11:16 AM



Our podcast hasn't been properly updated it seems:


It shows only Episode 4 when the source RSS feed is already at episode 5:


Any idea why it is not working?






iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (63,940 points)
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    Jan 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.

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (63,940 points)
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    Jan 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.

  • Robert Walch Level 4 Level 4 (1,275 points)
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    Jan 10, 2013 3:13 PM (in response to slaboure)

    I see you are hosting your media files on Amazon S3 - If you move to - 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


    Rob W


  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (63,940 points)
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    Jan 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.


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