What? More Adventures In RSS.
Well, listeners, iTunes, once again, has made me it’s…[explicit].
Here’s the deal: We’re all receiving the word that no one can get the #10: Turning The Tides episode off iTunes proper.
Yesterday, I spent some time looking through the RSS file to see what was going on. It seems to be accurate, at least for episode 10.
And I don’t know what’s making it trigger so the iTunes store doesn’t see episode 10. The most frustrating part is it is there, on my website, waiting for someone to index it.
How do I know?
If you are an iTunes User, here’s how you can get episode 10 right now, even though searching “Republic City Dispatch” doesn’t display it.
- Launch iTunes.
- In the Advanced menu, select Subscribe to Podcast.
- Enter your feed URL in the text box (http://readitordont.com/RCD/RCDFeed.xml) and click OK.
iTunes displays your Podcast playlist, which shows all of the podcasts to which you have subscribed. Next to the new podcast subscription, you should see an orange circle, which indicates that iTunes is downloading your most recent episode. When the orange circle disappears, you should be able to see your podcast title, a list of all the episodes referenced in your feed, and a check next to the most recent episode, indicating that it has been successfully downloaded.
So that means the XML file is correct and episode 10 is up there, it’s just iTunes that doesn’t know how to list it?
IF YOU UNSUBSCRIBE AND THEN RE-SUBSCRIBE, Episode 10 is also the first to download. AAAAAGGGGGH! It’s there!
I’m going to do all I can this morning to kick the iTunes store into gear for y’all, but if you follow my instructions, you can get it now. Because it’s there. Where it’s supposed to be, driving me crazy.