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Does anyone see something wrong with this feed?
I need help!
Chitownbarb




msg:3904146
 4:30 pm on Apr 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

Does anyone see something wrong with the code on this feed? It was working with ITunes, now it has quit working, So if you go to ITunes to download the Podcast, it looks like it is downloading it, but nothing is coming up. Someone who is trying like heck to get the Podcasts on Itunes sent me an image of what message she is getting and it says:

The Podcast cannot be found at www.example.org/public_html/podcasts/example.xml. I did have this file in the podcasts folder, but I read somewhere that the file has to be in the home directory so I moved it there.

Please help! Thanks, Barbara

<p>&#13;&#10;<?xml version="1.0"?>&#13;&#10;<rss version="2.0" xmlns:itunes="http://www.itunes.com/dtds/podcast-1.0.dtd">&#13;&#10; <channel>&#13;&#10; <ttl>60</ttl>&#13;&#10; <generator>Podcast Station 2.1.02</generator>&#13;&#10; <title>Title</title>&#13;&#10; <link>http://www.example.org/example.xml</link>&#13;&#10; <description>Weekly Sermon Podcast of Rev. Danny Spears at Holy Covenant MCC Church in Brookfield, IL. This Podcast is best viewed by using Internet Explorer 7 or Firefox. You can also access the sermon podcasts at the ITunes Store under Podcasts, Holy Covenant MCC.</description>&#13;&#10; <language>EN</language>&#13;&#10; <lastBuildDate>Sat, 25 Apr 2009 03:34:21 GMT</lastBuildDate>&#13;&#10; <category>Religious and Spiritual</category>&#13;&#10; <copyright>2008 Holy Covenant MCC</copyright>&#13;&#10; <managingEditor>Barbara Adams</managingEditor>&#13;&#10; <webMaster>example@yahoo.com</webMaster>&#13;&#10; <image>&#13;&#10; <url>http://www.example.org/images/HolyCovenant.jpg</url>&#13;&#10; <title>Holy Covenant MCC Sermon Podcast</title>&#13;&#10; <link>http://www.example.org</link>&#13;&#10; <width>144</width>&#13;&#10; <height>300</height>&#13;&#10; </image>&#13;&#10; <itunes:category text="Religion &amp; Spirituality">&#13;&#10; <itunes:category text="Christianity"/>&#13;&#10; </itunes:category>&#13;&#10; <itunes:category text="Religion &amp; Spirituality">&#13;&#10; <itunes:category text="Spirituality"/>&#13;&#10; </itunes:category>&#13;&#10; <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>&#13;&#10; <itunes:owner>&#13;&#10; <itunes:email>barbara@example.org</itunes:email>&#13;&#10; <itunes:name>Barbara Adams</itunes:name>&#13;&#10; </itunes:owner>&#13;&#10; <itunes:subtitle>Sermons from Holy Covenant MCC</itunes:subtitle>&#13;&#10; <itunes:summary>Weekly Sermon from the pulpit of Holy Covenant MCC in Brookfield, IL</itunes:summary>&#13;&#10; <itunes:author>Rev. Danny Spears</itunes:author>&#13;&#10; <itunes:keywords>gay,sermons, holy covenant, mcc, church, lgbt, spears,christianity,religion,holy spirit, holy covenant, holy,danny, Reverend,gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender</itunes:keywords>&#13;&#10; <item>&#13;&#10; <title>Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?</title>&#13;&#10; <link>http://www.example.org/podcasts/Guesswhoscomingtodinner.mp3</link>&#13;&#10; <description> Sometimes we are genuinely surprised at who shows up when we gather with friends and family. Often, like the disciples in todayŐs reading from Luke, we REALLY donŐt expect Jesus to show up at some of our gatherings. Then, just when we least expect it, SURPRISE! Guess whoŐs coming to dinner?</description>&#13;&#10; <guid>{DD301B22-D0CA-44C6-BFD1-3B3A5CB042BD}</guid>&#13;&#10; <pubDate>Sat, 25 Apr 2009 03:34:21 GMT</pubDate>&#13;&#10; <category>Religion</category>&#13;&#10; <author>Rev. Danny Spears revdanny@example.org</author>&#13;&#10; <enclosure url="http://www.example.org/podcasts/Guesswhoscomingtodinner.mp3" length="9135000" type="audio/mpeg"/>&#13;&#10; <itunes:explicit>no</itunes:explicit>&#13;&#10; <itunes:block>no</itunes:block>&#13;&#10; <itunes:subtitle>The Good Life</itunes:subtitle>&#13;&#10; <itunes:summary> Sometimes we are genuinely surprised at who shows up when we gather with friends and family. Often, like the disciples in todayŐs reading from Luke, we REALLY donŐt expect Jesus to show up at some of our gatherings. Then, just when we least expect it, SURPRISE! Guess whoŐs coming to dinner?</itunes:summary>&#13;&#10; <itunes:author>Rev. Danny Spears</itunes:author>&#13;&#10; <itunes:keywords>sermons, holy covenant, mcc, church, lgbt, spears,christianity,religion,holy spirit, holy covenant, holy,danny, Reverend,gay,spirituality</itunes:keywords>&#13;&#10; </item>&#13;&#10;</p>

[edited by: werty at 11:20 pm (utc) on April 30, 2009]
[edit reason] Removed URL specifics. Please See TOS #13 [/edit]

 

werty




msg:3904535
 11:33 pm on Apr 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

Hello Barbara, it looks like half of the urls are correct and the files do exist, the other half they do not seem to be showing up and are giving 404 errors.

if you go to your podcasts directory and remove any MP3:
www.yourdomain.com/podcasts/

you will see a list of all the files, so when a link in your RSS feed is linking to the wrong file name, they will come up as 404 errors:

here are 2 examples:
The "Oh No You Di’int!" seems to be putting an extra " at the end throwing off the link to the MP3.

The Two Parades, is linking to all lowercase, but your filename in the folder has capital letters for parts. In linux those are 2 seperate files. On a windows system it should know it is the same file.

So I would fix the linking taking place there and see if they start to work.

They worked on my computer.

bill




msg:3904537
 11:36 pm on Apr 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

Welcome to WebmasterWorld Chitownbarb.

You would want to run the original feed through a feed validator [validator.w3.org] to check for errors.

Chitownbarb




msg:3904638
 2:20 am on May 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the help guys and I will check those out. The podcasts work at our website but I failed to mention that I cannot get ITunes to recognize it. Our Podcast at ITunes has not been updated for weeks and I cannot figure out why. Can any of you?

bill




msg:3904645
 2:49 am on May 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

Our Podcast at ITunes has not been updated for weeks and I cannot figure out why. Can any of you?

iTunes the software or iTunes the service?

I have no insight into the inner workings of Apple's services, but I could venture a guess that if the feed was invalid they simply wouldn't update it.

Chitownbarb




msg:3904655
 3:00 am on May 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

Itunes the service. We have our podcast there but I have not seen the music updated for a while and also the sermon will not play when clicked on.

bill




msg:3904793
 8:16 am on May 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

Run the raw feed through the validator link above and see if any errors are generated. That will be the first place to look.

moinseo




msg:3942392
 11:37 am on Jun 29, 2009 (gmt 0)

nice information you provided..

thanks,
Moin

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