3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 10, 2012 8:04 AM by Roger Wilmut1
clintch Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have uploaded eight episodes total and only one is showing up in iTunes. I checked my feed on feedvalidator.org and the feed works fine. I also subscribed to the podcast and I am able to download all eight episodes but only the first episode shows up in iTunes on our podcast page. Since I am able to subscribe to the podcast and see all eight episodes I assume I am just waiting on iTunes to update my podcast page. Is that what is going on?

 

The podcast name is 'GQ on the law' and the website for the feed is http://gqonthelaw.podbean.com/

 

Any help you can offer is very much appreciated. Thanks!

 

Clint

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (69,600 points)

    Your iTunes Store page is at

     

    http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/gq-on-the-law/id533007710

     

    and the feed is at

     

    http://gqonthelaw.podbean.com/feed/

     

    (please always post these when you have a question to save detective work). The feed seems to be OK - I'm afraid it's just a question of waiting until the Steore catches up. It usually takes 1-2 days for new episodes to appear, but the Store (which caches the feeds and visits them periodically to checkfor updates) may check for feed which haven't been updated for some time less frequently - it's two months since the previous episode wasa published. It should update eventually.

  • clintch Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for your input Roger! I appreciate it.

    Once iTunes updates all of my episodes and sees that my podcast is active again, will iTunes update more frequently? 

    In some of the other posts in the forum I have read a little bit about being able to 'ping' iTunes to wake it up. Is that something I could do?

     

    I really appreciate the help Roger and look forward to hearing back from you again.

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (69,600 points)

    clintch wrote:

     

    Once iTunes updates all of my episodes and sees that my podcast is active again, will iTunes update more frequently?

    I don't really know. It's been suggested that the frequency with which the Store checks the feed is affected by how long it's been since the last update, but the truth is that no-one reallly knows exactly how the Store operates except Apple and they're keeping stumm as usual.

    In some of the other posts in the forum I have read a little bit about being able to 'ping' iTunes to wake it up. Is that something I could do?

    That facility was withdrawn a year or two back. I'm not convinced that it ever made any difference anyway.