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2079 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 9, 2009 10:00 AM by Dr Greg
What do you mean by 'put out'? Your podcast appears to contain 5 audio episodes and these play normally in iTunes. You can't - and presumably aren't trying to - use a PDF as an episode. If you are trying to embed one in the Summary or Description tags this won't work as iTunes won't show links - these tags should be plain text. As to what happens in Windows I can't comment, not having it.
Do you feel like posting the URL of your feed? It's not possible to tell anything from the iTunes page.24 inch iMac (10.5.6), 14 inch iBook G4 (10.4.11), 20 inch G4 iMac (10.4.11), Asus 'eee' (Linux), G3 Beige desktop Mac (8.6)
Yes, I do mean I published a pdf. And according to the Apple's technical specs, it can be done (I have seen this in other pod casts too).
The <enclosure> tag has three attributes: URL, length, and type. An enclosure from the example feed above:
<enclosure url="http://example.com/podcasts/everything/AllAboutEverythingEpisode2.mp3" length="5650889" type="audio/mpeg"/>
The file extension of the URL attribute of this tag is used to determine if an item should appear in the Podcast directory. Supported extensions include "m4a", "mp3", "mov", "mp4", "m4v", and "pdf"."
When people subscribe on iTunes in Windows, the pdf loads fine. Every Mac I have tried fails.HP, Windows XP Pro, iMac
That's interesting: you're quite correct, they say an episode can be a text document, and that .pdfs are supported. I can't see how iTunes is supposed to handle this, or indeed how a text document (which has no duration) can be an episode. In Windows, does iTunes display the pdf itself, or does it open another program to display it?
It might be helpful to be able to read your feed file, if you feel like publishing its URL.24 inch iMac (10.5.6), 14 inch iBook G4 (10.4.11), 20 inch G4 iMac (10.4.11), Asus 'eee' (Linux), G3 Beige desktop Mac (8.6)
It is possible to do. In the past I've added a pdf discount coupon to a podcast feed of audio files, and it worked fine on a Mac. Please provide the URL of your feed so we can have a look.PowerBook, Mac OS X (10.5)