3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 17, 2005 1:05 PM by MacMuse
Kevin Brookhouser Level 1 (10 points)
I have had my podcast working beautifully with iTunes for several months, but for a week, I have been getting the following error with my podcast: "Rip Books Radio" does not seem to be a valid podcast URL. Please check that you have entered the correct URL and try again."

First, I have no idea HOW to check that I have entered the correct URL. I tried to resubmit it to iTunes, and it tells me that it appears that I have already submitted that URL, which by the way is the correct URL.

Is there something in the code of the URL that has changed?

feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/ripbooksradio
website: http://ripbooks.blogspot.com
  • MacMuse Level 7 (20,795 points)
    I noticed that iTunes is looking at www.ripbooksradio.com/rss.xml for the feed, which you didn't mention in your post.

    http://www.feedvalidator.org/ finds errors with the file.
  • Kevin Brookhouser Level 1 (10 points)
    How did you find that iTunes is looking there? I will see if I can find errors in my feed.

    Thank you!
  • MacMuse Level 7 (20,795 points)
    ITunes is not using that site, but that site is one of a few that will test-validate an RSS file submitted to them. That said, there is no guarantee that the errors spotted by feedvalidator are the same error(s) that iTunes now finds in your file.

    I do recommend making sure you have an author tag in your feed with a valid e-mail address. iTunes started contacting these addresses recently on podcasts with errors. If you have a valid address present already, check your spam catcher for any messages from Apple.