Video Podcast & iTunes/WordPress

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  • #233594

    meatgrinder
    Member

    Has anyone been successful with setting up a Video Podcast(mp4 or mv4) files on WordPress and linked the feed into iTunes?

    Can’t figure out if this is possible.

    Any help/guidance is very appreciated.

    #233861

    deltafoxtrot
    Member

    I did this with MP3s but I routed the feed through feedburner to have it more iTunes friendly. I believe there is no reason that this shouldn’t work with a Vidcast.

    http://www.feedburner.com

    #233874

    meatgrinder
    Member

    Thanks DeltaFoxTrot,
    I think Feedburner is the best way as well….unfortunately I can’t even find a way to upload and mp4 to my upgraded 5gig account here at wordpress.

    #233876

    vivianpaige
    Member

    upload it the same as a picture – through the add media link

    #233959

    meatgrinder
    Member

    I can up load an mp4, but I guess that you have to upload a m4v file for iTunes to read it…I can’t see a way to do this..

    Anyone have any advice about how to use WordPress to post videos for iTunes to read? I will set it up thought Feedburner…but have to have it up on WordPress first. (I guess) If I’m going about this wrong please let me know.

    Many THANKS!!!

    #233965

    deltafoxtrot
    Member

    Just rename the mv4 extension to mp4 and upload it. It should work just fine.

    The m4v extension is purely Apple’s fancy. The wordpress.com Servers don’t accept the file with a m4v extension even though it is structurally an MPEG-4 video file, the same as mp4. Apple has started m4* extensions to differentiate between several kinds of mp4 files:

    m4a MPEG-4 Audio (e.g.: music from the iTunes Store)
    m4v MPEG-4 Video (video for iPod and other Apple products)
    m4r MPEG-4 Ringtone (for iPhone)
    m4p MPEG-4 Protected (protected content from the iTunes store)

    All these could come with a mp4 extension as well.
    Puzzled? Me too.

    #233966

    raincoaster
    Member

    Do you need the space upgrade for that? Just to be 100% clear.

    #233968

    deltafoxtrot
    Member

    Yes, you need it. Meatgrinder has it, as stated in the 3rd post of this thread.

    #233969

    raincoaster
    Member

    Thanks. I have a problem with this “reading for comprehension” thing.

    #233991

    meatgrinder
    Member

    Thank you DeltaFoxTrot! Will give it a go…

    #233995

    meatgrinder
    Member

    Am i an idiot? Don’t answer that.

    I have uploaded the pilot as an mp4 but iTunes doesn’t recognize it when its embeded in my blog. even tried to put a link to the file on our server. Still no go…

    Do I need to do something that I have no idea about?

    Why is this so hard to get iTunes to see the episode?

    #233996

    deltafoxtrot
    Member

    I don’t have a link to your blog. That would help. Thanks.

    #233997

    meatgrinder
    Member

    that might help,
    u rock Delta,thx for your help
    http://meatgrinder.wordpress.com/

    #234001

    deltafoxtrot
    Member

    I think I got it. You have the URL in the post… but not as a link. You need a proper link to the file for feedburner and subsequently iTunes to pick it up.

    Find the instructions on writing links here: http://faq.wordpress.com/2007/07/01/how-to-write-links/

    Afterwards I’d like to see a link to your feedburner feed. Just to be sure.

    #234008

    meatgrinder
    Member

    Again, thanks Delta,

    I added the necessary coding but still not still no go. iTunes says the feed has no episodes. Its frustrating.

    Do I need an XML code in the directory folder on my server? This has got to be easier than this, just missing something simple that I have no idea about.

    Damn, iTunes is such a good avenue of distribution.

    Did you take five minutes to watch the crazy episode?

    Feedburner feed is:
    http://feeds.feedburner.com/MeatgindersWeblog

    Thanks for all your help, just want to get this sorted before Monday if possible as we are being featured on a G4TV segment.

    #234009

    meatgrinder
    Member

    Maybe I need an XML file in my servers director?

    Maybe I should find someone that does this regularly and ask them to show me how to do it….

    #234011

    deltafoxtrot
    Member

    The XML file you nee is your Feed at: http://meatgrinder.wordpress.com/feed/

    You need to “burn” it with feedburner because the Feed lacks information necessary for iTunes. Feedburner adds this, especially it converts the link to the download file into an “enclosure” which you need.

    Please consult these links, before giving up:

    http://www.google.com/support/feedburner/bin/answer.py?answer=78475&topic=13255
    http://www.feedburner.com/fb/a/podcasts;jsessionid=79D5F11650F1E31B9C679EE823BD308E.app2

    #234017

    meatgrinder
    Member

    So you think that everything is set up correctly on WordPress I’m deducing, and it has to do with my feedburner feed?

    The google snippet is good but the link on Podcastingnews.com is 404 :(

    The hunt continues…

    #234018

    deltafoxtrot
    Member

    Your feedburner link seems defunct.

    #234019

    meatgrinder
    Member

    http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheMeatgrinderShow

    Try this…sry someone said we should have the shows name in there instead of meatgrinder weblog

    This is frustrating and i forgot the to include the change…:)

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