I've been trying to test my podcast setup through iTunes before properly uploading the first few episodes and submitting them to the store. When I go to Advanced -> Subscribe to Podcast via iTunes and enter my feed (http://www.silverscreensnobs.com/podcast/feed.xml) a generic icon appears with no information and does not download anything. It's like it just doesn't recognise the link. In fact, I tried putting a typo in the link, added it and had the same result - it just sits there and nothing happens so something's obviously wrong... When I try adding other podcasts this way they behave normally and start downloading instantly.
I have been searching through these forums for an answer with no luck. When I use my iPad and use a podcast app (iCatcher, to be specific) and enter my feed it instantly comes up with the three test MP3s and the option to subscribe so I don't think it's the feed... I have tried two different computers (Windows) using iTunes and have come up with this problem on both machines.
I would greatly appreciate any help, thanks.
Your feed has a fatal error, occuring several times:
<author>email@example.com (David Lees&Thomas Roe)</author>
<itunes:author>David Lees&Thomas Roe</itunes:author>
The ampersand ('&') is used in XML to indicate the beginning of a code sequence: as the sequence is never closed this renders the rest of the feed unreadable. You need to replace it with the code
(which you have done elsewhere). There are six instances altogether of this error.