Forgive my ignorance, please, but I have been searching support and the forums, even Google, and have not yet found an answer or a solution to my situation.
I am trying to submit a feed to iTunes for a podcast that I have recently created. When I submit feed://abstractpod.wordpress.com/feed/ to Advanced > Subscribe to Podcast within iTunes, it can't find any contents. It errs, saying, "There are no playable episodes for "The ABSTRACT Podcast".
The URL might point to text-only episodes, or contain file types that iTunes cannot play." But I have three podcasts already published on my free WordPress.com blog, http://abstractpod.wordpress.com. Each podcast has the audio embed tag, and it plays the .mp3 files just fine. Plus, I have included an explicit link directly to each file for download along with the embedded file. I am hosting the podcasts on my Mobileme account in a public folder and each item is shared. I have not paid for any WordPress.com upgrades. My goal is to successfully drive a podcast without paying for upgrades.
What am I missing? How should I be attempting to publish the podcasts successfully on WordPress.com with the intention of submitting it to iTunes? Is it possible without the WordPress.com upgrades?
Thank you in advance for your feedback.
The blog I need help with is abstractpod.wordpress.com.