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4:00 pm on Jul 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I've been looking all over the internet for programs to get an RSS feed on my site but I just don't know how. I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction.
11:10 am on July 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

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search for combinations of: automatically updating content

And you should get plenty of resources.

2:32 pm on July 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Would you like to host your own RSS feed (syndicate), or be able to add other sites RSS feeds to your site (display)?

The first would require the creation of an RSS feed, either by hand or through a content management system (php-nuke, drupal, etc), or blogging system (blogger, wordpress, moveable type, etc).

The second requires a parser, either server side (carp, magpie, etc) or client side (javascript like rss2js).

4:01 pm on July 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I want to publish my own. See, I'm trying to publish a podcast, adn I've made something at Audacity mp3 recorder and I want to send it into iTunes but I says I need the rss feed. So I figure I need to make my recording into rss form but I don't know how.
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Did you export the project as an mp3? Audacity creates project files and data, but you need to export your project as an .mp3

If you've done that, then you need an rss/xml feed for your iTunes to locate.

It sounds as though you are trying to keep everything on your local computer? (Which is somewhat odd since most podcasts reside on the web?) If so, you can try something like this:

<rss version="2.0">
<channel>
<title>This is LinkinPark's Set of Podcasts</title>
<link>This is a link to a page that talks about LinkinPark's Podcasts</link>
<description>LinkinPark's podcasts offer wonderful perspectives on baking cookies</description>
<language>en</language>
<copyright>LinkinPark's Podcast 2005</copyright>
<item>
<title>This is my first podcast</title>
<description>I talk a little about selecting the right dough for my famous chocolate chip and crushed grasshopper cookies</description>
<pubDate>Thu, 28 Jul 2005 03:12:07 GMT</pubDate>
<guid></guid>
<enclosure url="link/to/the/podcast.mp3" length="55555555" type="audio/mpeg"/>
</item>
</channel>
</rss>

The key thing your iTunes is probably looking for is the enclosure url and the above rss feed.

You will need to put in the correct url for your podcast and you will also need to determine it's length. This can be done by right-clicking on the .mp3 and clicking on properties. This will tell you the length in bytes.

You can probably just copy the above code into notepad or similar program, make the changes to reflect your podcast and save it. Then change the file extension to .xml This will then be your rss/xml feed. Open up iTunes and look for it.

The above should work, but I've never tried it myself. (I don't have a portable media device)

You said you wanted to make the recording into rss form, but that's not really what you want. You want an rss feed that will include the correct tags for your podcast.

So, to sum it up:
iTunes is probably looking for an rss feed.
You can create that feed in a text editor like notepad. (Or do a search on your favorite SE and search for "podcast rss generator")
Double check that all tags are correct. Specifically the enclosure tag.
Rename the file extention from .txt to .xml
Point iTunes to the feed.

Let us know if this works?

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For everyone that is intersted in the site in question that is being discussed above, the url is [feedonsite.com...] :) Thanks to the moderators for allowing this:)

[edited by: werty at 2:01 am (utc) on July 30, 2005]
[edit reason] Fixed URL [/edit]

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The first would require the creation of an RSS feed, either by hand or through a content management system (php-nuke, drupal, etc), or blogging system (blogger, wordpress, moveable type, etc).

Can I do that without a blog or CMS something more simple like a php script or a dreamweaver plug-in to convert html to rss?

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O man........dude what you said makes absolutly NO SENCE to me WHAT-SO-EVER. I mean I concider myself to be fairly good with computers but I can't under stnad a word of that.
3:47 pm on July 31, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Which post are you referring to, Linkin?
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In that case, I guess I'd need to have more details about what you want to do and what you've tried?

As a short answer, you could go to FeedBurner and they will make a podcast feed for you.

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Sorry if I'm being hard to work with here......well, I'm gonna make myself a website and it's going to about Linkin Park so I was going to make a podcast about LP to put on the site. Maybe i should talk with you guys after the sit's done?
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Oh yes!

You would need a website if you are going to distribute your podcast over the web.

So, my friend, let's have you get a website up and going first?