6 Replies Latest reply: May 1, 2012 9:01 AM by AboveMyStation
AboveMyStation Level 1 (0 points)

One of my my shows plays directly from itunes, but the other will not and displays the wrong time:

 

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/thoughts-above-my-station/id514473463

 

Can anyone tell me what is going on?

 

The xml for the podcast be found at:

 

http://www.thoughtsabovemystation.com/podcast.xml

 

Cheers!

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 (75,064 points)

    The feed is OK, and both episodes appear correctly when subscribing, and can be downloaded. The Store is showing incorrect information for the lateste episode (and tomorrow's date): the only explanation I can think of is that you uploaded a version of the feed in this state and then corrected it, but in the meantime the Store had picked up the incorrect version.

     

    The Store caches feeds, and visits them periodically to check for updates, so it can take a couple of days for new episodes or changes to appear in the Store. It's probable that this problem will correct itself eventually.

  • AboveMyStation Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you so much for the speedy reply!

     

    I was thinking that it had something to do with caching the incorrect information. I did make a mistake with the feed and corrected it.

     

    Hopefully it will be resolved in a couple of days.

     

    Any other tips on my formatting in my RSS?

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 (75,064 points)

    The only error - which is not a fatal one but you should correct it - is that your 'enclosure' tags do not contain a 'length' attribute, which should show the file size in bytes, for example:

     

    <enclosure url="http://www.thoughtsabovemystation.com/podcast/Episode-01-2012-05-01.mp3" length="123456789" type="audio/mpeg" />

     

    (obviously the file size is made up, you will have to get that from the 'Get Info' on a Mac or whatever is equivalent in Windows)

  • AboveMyStation Level 1 (0 points)

    I actually removed that earlier on. I will add it back in when I add the next episode to the xml.

     

    Is it better to have the newest at the top?

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 (75,064 points)

    It's traditional, and I think the easiest for followers to cope with, though on subscribing they will be arranged in reverse date order whatever you do. In the Store the order changes if you click on the column headings but the default follows the feed.

  • AboveMyStation Level 1 (0 points)

    Cannot thank you enough for your help!

     

    You have been very patient and informative.