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Jan 28, 2013 10:51 AM

I'm trying to produce my first podcast--this is all new to me. 




I created an XML file using Feed Me.  I stored both the content I want and the XML file in my Dropbox.  When I went to iTunes, I screwed up the first two times and submitted the wrong URL (and got error messages--they weren't the XML file).  I corrected it, but now it says the feed has already been submitted.  This was about 18 hours ago, and I have not received any confirmation message, nor am I able to search for the podcast.  Suggestions?

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (64,095 points)
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    Jan 28, 2013 10:56 AM (in response to pnichols104)

    You have fallen over a bug in the automated part of the submissions process which tells you that a feed has already been submitted, even when it's been rejected. (I do wish they'd fix it, this keeps happening.)


    The workaround is to change the title of your podcast slightly so that it looks like a new feed.


    Before you proceed I should seriously consider hosting your feed and media files somewhere else than Dropbox: it's not a suitable host, and is very likely in itself to get your feed rejected as it does not support the 'byte-range requests' method which is necessary for the iPhone and which Apple are now making mandatory - added to which the URLs usually use https rather than http which doesn't go down at all well with the Store. Any normal hosting service should be find though you should check before committing yourself that it handles 'byte-range requests' (ask them, and if they say no or don't know what it is, go elsewhere).

  • Robert Walch Level 4 Level 4 (1,275 points)
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    Jan 28, 2013 10:59 AM (in response to pnichols104)

    Per rogers comments see the previous string on the issues with Dropbox.



    Plain and simple just don't use dropbox for our podcast files or RSS feed hosting if you actually want your podcast to work well with iTunes and iOS devices.


    Rob W


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