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Video Podcasting. How to create a useful rss feed?

  1. coolwaterhotsun
    Member

    I have tried everything. I have spent hours of reading and research to try to create an rss feed that iTunes will be able to use to podcast my videos.
    My blog is http://artsciencenatureknit.wordpress.com

    I embed YouTube videos into my posts. But I have also:

    1. Created categories and tags. I have created feeds pointing to both the category and the tags. As directed in so many tutorials, I've submitted those feeds directly to iTunes, and to feedburner then iTunes. Neither approached worked. iTunes says it has trouble finding media.

    2. I have read that creating enclosures is the key. This is not possible through wordpress.com, correct?

    3. I have tried different video hosts (archive.org and google drive). Neither will embed into my posts, and even if they did I would have the same issue with the rss feed not having an enclosure for the videos.

    So what should I do? Give up and use blogger which can create enclosures? Or does support have a clear solution?

    Please Help!!! I don't want to change blogging platforms.
    Thank you.

    The blog I need help with is artsciencenatureknit.wordpress.com.

  2. I'm so sorry you have waited so long for help. What I know about podcasting http://en.support.wordpress.com/audio/podcasting/ would be lonely on the head of a pin. I'll tag this thread for Staff assistance because I do not know how to help you. Another Volunteer may answer prior to Staff but I tagged the thread so it will not fall through the cracks and escape attention. Please subscribe to the thread so you are notified when they respond and please be patient while waiting.

  3. Hi there,

    As timethief mentioned, you can create a podcast from your WordPress.com blog with this guide: Podcasting

    If you run into any trouble with that, please let me know. :)

  4. Since you mentioned trying to use Feedburner to create the iTunes feed, you may also want to check out these troubleshooting tips from iTunes:

    http://www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/specs.html#troubleshooting

    You may also want to check Feedburner's support for podcasting with a Feedburner feed:

    https://support.google.com/feedburner/answer/78475?hl=en

    You'll need to use a service like Feedburner to create the feed for iTunes, so if that service isn't creating the right kind of feed for iTunes you may need to contact their support for additional help with that step.

  5. coolwaterhotsun
    Member

    Thank you for your replies.
    Yes, like I said, I have read the Podcasting guide and everything else I can think of. What it comes down to is being able to create enclosures for the video files. Do you know how to do that with WordPress.com?

  6. There currently isn't a built-in way to create enclosures directly in a WordPress.com blog, but if you create the feed with Feedburner you can do that.

    When you first create the Feedburner feed, you can choose the option that says, "I am a podcaster!" That will give you the option to enter the iTunes podcasting elements for your feed. On that page, it also says, "Create podcast enclosures from links to" and has a drop down menu to select what files to create enclosures for. Here's what that looks like: https://cloudup.com/cZe0Bea3qP2

    Please let me know if you have any other questions about that. :)

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