6 Replies Latest reply: Feb 10, 2013 9:30 AM by Roger Wilmut1
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I am aware that iTunes is having some problems but I can't tell if this is associated with those since I had this same problem once back in November and it was never resolved.


I podcast on Tumblr, but I use feedburner to create enclosures on rich media entries labeled #podcast.  I also make sure that the first link on the entry is a link to the mp3.  This has always worked in the past, with the exception of my second podcast post on November 20th, which showed up in the Podcast app but not on iTunes.  In the Podcast app, it had an image of a file on it and when clicked, a message appeared stating that it is not downloadable.  Eventually, the file stopped showing up.


My most recent episode was posted this morning and this same thing happened; it didn't appear in iTunes and in the Podcast app it had the same file clipart and message saying it is not downloadable.  I deleted it and reposted it twice, the same thing happening both times.  The latest attemp can be seen in my feedburner, where all looks well.


Can someone give me some insight as to what the problem might be?  Will it work itself out or will it never reappear in iTunes like my November 20th post?  Any help you can offer would be grately appreciated.


My feedburner is: http://feeds.feedburner.com/HotChristmess


My podcast in the iTunes store is: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hot-christmess/id581372446?mt=2


My Tumblr is: hotchristmess.com


Thank you!

Reply by Roger Wilmut1 on Feb 10, 2013 12:58 AM Helpful

The latest episode - all the others appear to be OK - was only posted today, so it wouldn't appear in the Store for a couple of days. However unlike the others, the media file for this one is Flash:


<enclosure url="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/HotChristmess/~5/nrpleNEMAjQ/audio_player_black.s wf" length="22688" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" />


iTunes does not handle Flash files, so it sees this episode as having no playable media: consequently it will not display the episode.

Reply by Roger Wilmut1 on Feb 10, 2013 2:05 AM Helpful

I'm afraid I can't advise on Tumblr. If they are automatically changing mp3s to Flash they are going to be inundated with people whose podcasts don't work in iTunes - possibly there's a setting somewhere which has got changed somehow.

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