Podcast, itunes trouble

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  • #2293200

    katzsteel
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    I have spent hours trying to figure this out and have not been able to. I feel like I have tried everything, but still cannot get iTunes to recognize my podcast episode for a test. I am directly linking my file in the blog post from archive.org to the page and have tagged it as podcasts under the category podcasts. I’ve also tried to use the [audio] function along with the link that archive.org provides. I have the feed setup through feedburner and all checks out there (http://feeds.feedburner.com/DadAndSonShow
    ). It’s driving me crazy, I can’t figure this out. Any help would be greatly appreciated, as my son and I just want to put out a goofy podcast for free. This just doesn’t seem that complicated but it is kicking my rear!

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

    #2293390

    deanroyal1
    Member

    Hi! Are you applying the following feed URL to your Feedburner setup?

    https://dnsshow.wordpress.com/category/podcasts/feed/

    #2293392

    katzsteel
    Member

    Yes, that’s the URL I have in feedburner. I finally figured out is has to do with the standard link that I’ve been using Link: and it always told me in the feedburner podmedic that it was being presented as text. It wasn’t until I put in the link/URL “Ep. 000” that it worked.

    Is there a way I should be linking the archive.org file in WordPress that it will recognize it as an mp3 rather than using the second link? From what I’ve read I shouldn’t use the second link because archive.org could move it and break the link.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I’ve spent too many hours with this already.

    #2293393

    katzsteel
    Member

    I finally got it!!! I went back to archive.org and after a lot of digging around on the site, I found the actual mp3 link “https://archive.org/download/dnsshow_000/dnsshow_000.mp3” and used a regular link in wordpress. For anyone else that is struggling with WordPress and archive.org, you must, must specify the exact mp3 location otherwise it will fail.

    #2293394

    deanroyal1
    Member

    Awesome :-) I was arriving at the same conclusion after some searching and URL hacking. Congratulations and enjoy the podcasting adventure with your son! Be sure to mark this topic this as resolved on your way out.

    #2293396

    katzsteel
    Member

    OK…I thought I had it, until I did the test in itunes and the image info appeared in the notes, like this. Any idea of how to get rid of this in WordPress?

    “Dad and Son Show ep. 000 2:13 3/2/2015 Dad and son test their ep. 000 podcast links in iTunes to make sure everything appears like it should.<img alt=”” border=”0″ src=”https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=dnsshow.wordpress.com&blog=86051393&post=70&subd=dnsshow&ref=&feed=1″

    #2293397

    deanroyal1
    Member

    iTunes requires art or it will default to what you’re seeing.

    See step 9 in the WordPress.com Podcast help doc: https://en.support.wordpress.com/audio/podcasting/#submit-to-feedburner

    #2293491

    katzsteel
    Member

    Thanks for that information. I did attach the exact size cover art through feedburner and the art shows up correctly in iTunes, but unfortunately so does the same image information in the episode discription. I’m so close, just need to get rid of the extra code information. Any further help would be greatly appreciated. Thx in advance.

    #2293494

    deanroyal1
    Member

    After some searching, I think what you’re seeing is a result of description metadata formatting in iTunes (based on supporting RSS feed data). If that’s correct you’ll need to seek help through sources other than WordPress.com support forums. Mainly Feedburner and iTunes, in this case.

    However, I did a quick search and at 8:14 this video may convey how to fix the issue you’re running into.http://youtu.be/pzWB4vaOwhQ

    Best of luck on your podcasting adventure.

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