4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 16, 2012 11:52 PM by Roger Wilmut1
JoarSylvan Level 1 Level 1



So I've talked about this before. My podcast can't be played in the podcast app, at least not from the library. When you press the most recent episode (in this case when I'm writing, the episode published in november the 15th), some random episode published severeal weeks ago will play instead. And the episodes names are all wrong. I don't know if this is the podcast app's fault, but I'm sick and tired of having these problems.


I think I want to pay some money to get a libsyn account, and I wonder, is it worth it? Is there a limit on how much you can upload (talking Mb, our files are usually pretty big), and is it ease to get your podcast in to iTunes with libsyn? Will you be able to at all play the episodes if I start using libsyn?


Thanks for helping!

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  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9

    I can't advise on the podcast app - except to say that there have been complaints about it. You could try asking in the iPhone forum. I'm assuming there are no problems with your feed, but as you haven't posted its URL I obviously can't check it.


    As to Libsyn, you need to ask them about your queries.

  • Robert Walch Level 4 Level 4

    Hi Joar,


    I am with Libsyn.


    Per your questions - Yes - libsyn is worth it - Ok I am biased. 


    Yes - there is a limit on how much you can upload in any 30 day window - which is based on the level of account you sign up for.  Here is an explanation of our storage - which is a growing / expanding storage - so no need to ever take down any episodes.


    Yes - it is very easy to get your podcast in iTunes - our system is 100% iTunes complaint and we have more podcasts in iTunes than anyone else.  And yes your episodes will all play fine.  See the Nerdist, *** with Marc Maron, Today in iOS and Mac OS Ken for some examples of podcasts in iTunes using libsyn.


    Please let me know if you have any other questions.


    rob at libsyn dot com


    Rob W


  • ZonalRipper Level 1 Level 1

    Posted this on the other post, but this seems more  recent

    other post (https://discussions.apple.com/message/20300101#20300101)


    Joar - Have you managed to find a solution to this, i am having the exact same issue with my podcast


    When searching for the podcast in itunes or on the app is displays everything correctly, but in the app as soon as i subscribe and view the episodes in library the epsiode titles are all the same.


    After roger mentioning the Media Title tag in the feed, i checked mine and this is the same for me, it appears that it is looking at this tag to get the episode title.


    My Feed (http://tpsuk.wordpress.com/category/podcast/feed/)


    Extract from feed

    <media:title type="html">tpsuk</media:title>


    the 'tpsuk' is what all my epiosdes are being called.


    So was wondering if you found a solution or where to change this in wordpress or the feed?


    Any help would be great




  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9

    Please don't double post. The best place to ask about this would be in the Help, or if there is one a forum, for WordPress.