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I put a pdf out in our regular podcast. The Podcast is Abiding Harvest UMC. The pdf will download fine in iTunes running on PC's, however (and this is the strange part) it will not come in on iTunes running on a Mac. All I get on the Mac is the little grey exclaimation point. I am out of ideas. Any ideas are appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
HP, Windows XP Pro, iMac
  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (64,085 points)
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    Feb 9, 2009 1:11 AM (in response to Okie_Coder)
    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.
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  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (64,085 points)
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    Feb 9, 2009 5:16 AM (in response to Okie_Coder)
    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.
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  • Dr Greg Level 2 Level 2 (450 points)
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    Feb 9, 2009 10:00 AM (in response to Okie_Coder)
    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.
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