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"We had difficulty downloading podcasts from your feed"...?

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Feb 13, 2013 12:18 PM

Hey guys,

 

it seems as though this is a very common question to ask so I've gone through a few other threads and not been able to get my podcast working. 

I have my audio hosted on archive.org, I'm using blogger as the blog and my feed is http://feeds.feedburner.com/ksocsocietyradio

 

If anyone can help me get it up and running I will be eternally grateful!!!

 

Thanks in advance!!

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (64,035 points)

    I don't know how you've managed this, but you've got the code for the feed entered inside the description tag in the Feedburner feed. This isn't going to work. It's possible to get a working podcast feed out of Blogger, but I'm afraid I can't advise on the method. Whatever you did to achieve this result isn't it, I'm afraid.

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (64,035 points)

    That won't work either. If you're working in Blogger you don't have to create all those tags yourself, Blogger should do it for you - but evidently you do have to take specific steps to get it to produce a podcast feed as opposed to a straight blog feed.

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (64,035 points)

    It's fine now: it can be subscribed to manually in iTunes and the episodes OK, and the feed validates. The episode media file play properly in a browser; so you ought not to have any problems.

     

    There is one issue you could address, even though it's not actually causing any problems. Your media file filenames have spaces in them. Spaces are not allowed in a URL: the feed is handling this correctly by substituting the code %20 for each space, but it's bad practice and it would be better to remove the space. The usual workaround is to substitute an underscore. Remember to amend the feed as well as the file. However as you've had problems with Blogger you might want to leave the present ones alone, but I should avoid spaces in future.

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (64,035 points)

    This is because you have no  'itunes:author' tag which should show there and carry your name; the Store appears to have defaulted to the 'managingEditor' tag which carries the text you see. I can't advise on how you would go about getting an 'itunes:author' tag but I would have expected there to be somewhere you could enter your name.

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