3 Replies Latest reply: May 14, 2008 8:57 AM by Bammo
Bammo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I seem to have fallen at the last hurdle in creating my podcast, the mp3 is cut and uploaded to my FTP, the feed is created, however when I submit the podcast to iTunes, they keep rejecting it. Their options to help simply refer me back to the basic podcast support.

The important bit here is if i manually subscribe to the podcast (copy,paste into the advanced section of iTunes) it all works, I can subscribe and can download my first episode, all the details descriptions etc are all there working.

Is there anyone with any ideas or that could look at the feed for problems? Or could shed more light on why iTunes are rejecting, what I can see as a perfectly working podcast?

Many thanks in advance,

Feed:

feed://www.liquoricepizza.com/podcasts/LiquoricePizzaPodcast.xml

G5, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • 1. Re: iTunes Rejection
    The Tomato Team Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    This feed is valid, but interoperability with the widest range of feed readers could be improved by implementing the following recommendations.

    line 11, column 43: Email address is missing real name [help]

    <managingEditor>root@liquoricepizza.com</managingEditor>
    ^
    line 12, column 38: Email address is missing real name [help]

    <webMaster>root@liquoricepizza.com</webMaster>
    ^
    line 17, column 20: Image title doesn't match channel title [help]

    <title>LP Logo</title>
    ^
    Source: http://www.liquoricepizza.com/podcasts/LiquoricePizzaPodcast.xml

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <rss xmlns:atom="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom" xmlns:itunes="http://www.itunes.com/dtds/podcast-1.0.dtd" version="2.0">
    <channel>
    <title>The Adventures Of The Liquorice Pizza Podcast</title>
    <link>http://www.liquoricepizza.com</link>
    <description>The Adventures Of The Liquorice Pizza Podcast</description>
    <generator>Feeder 1.5.3(378) http://reinventedsoftware.com/feeder/</generator>
    <docs>http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss</docs>
    <language>en</language>
    <copyright>liquoricepizza.com</copyright>
    <managingEditor>root@liquoricepizza.com</managingEditor>
    <webMaster>root@liquoricepizza.com</webMaster>
    <pubDate>Thu, 01 May 2008 11:03:48 +0100</pubDate>
    <lastBuildDate>Thu, 01 May 2008 11:03:48 +0100</lastBuildDate>
    <image>
    <url>http://www.liquoricepizza.com/podcasts/podcastlogo02.jpg</url>
    <title>LP Logo</title>
    <link>http://www.liquoricepizza.com</link>
    <width>144</width>
    <height>144</height>
  • 2. Re: iTunes Rejection
    ssukotto Level 2 Level 2 (360 points)
    Your podcast is extremely slow to download. Possible to move it to another server or service with better download speeds?
  • 3. Re: iTunes Rejection
    Bammo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I also checked the feed using feed validator, and as you've pointed out it highlights these problems, are you suggesting this is the reason for the feed not working?