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Itunes not detecting multiple feeds (3 posts)

  1. nialmillionhands
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    Wonderful plugin but having a couple of issues in regards to the feeds appearing on itunes and don't know what to do about it.

    Im trying to use multiple podcasts (part 1 & part 2 of a radio show) on my wordpress site in a single post yet only part 1 is appearing on the itunes podcast channel:

    http://www.everylittlethingradio.net

    https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/every-little-thing/id592733765

    e.g post: http://everylittlethingradio.net/elt-1/

    However itunes is only able to have one feed submitted for the podcast. I don't know if there is a way around the issue by using podcast channels / catergories differnetly or if I can manage to get both the feeds recognised and updated to the itunes podcast channel through itunes?

    e.g Part 1 & Part 2 can both be recognised under the same feed or have to submit two different feeds to itunes somehow for them to be recognised.

    Im sorry if this isn't making much sense but tried to explain as best I can.

    All the best,

    Nial.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/podpress/

  2. ntm
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Nial,

    it is correct that iTunes shows only one media file per post regardless how many media files are attached to the post. I'm not entirely sure why this is how it is. But the RSS specification is not clear about the question how many files (<enclosures>) per post are allowed. Since this is a fundamentally problem, you can most likely not change this behaviour of iTunes.

    One solution is maybe to post part1 in a post with a full description of the episode content and to post the second part in a further post which contains only a reference to the first part. You could hide the posts with the second part on the blog page with plugins or maybe some code.

    Or you create posts and attach both parts and also create additional posts with the second part. If you hide the posts with the second part on the blog page then only the posts with both parts will be visible on the blog. But both posts will be in the feed.

    This is not ideal. But maybe good enough. You could of course create and register a second feed (maybe a category feed or a podPress Feed with active category filter) with posts which contain the second parts. But this solution would have a big disadvantage that the listeners would have to subscribe to two different feeds and the episodes would not be in the same column in the iTunes client software. It is maybe a little bit to complicated or inconvenient for some listeners.

    Why do you have 2 parts? Are the episodes to big to have only file?
    Maybe you could offer two feeds one with high quality files and one with audio files with a lower quality and size. If the files of different file types (e.g. .m4a and .mp3) then you could attach both versions of an episode to one post and use the filter type filter of the podPress Feeds to create two RSS feeds.

    Regards,
    Tim

  3. nialmillionhands
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Tim,

    Thanks for the rapid response and helping me at least realise the issues at hand and where I stand.

    We considered that it would be best for the listeners that we have to have the podcast in two sections.

    For example part 1 of the podcast is by our in house DJ and then part 2 is by a different DJ so will give the audience a chance to download the parts that they want.

    Perhaps I should change back to just having it as 1 full podcast and allow download links for part 1 and part 2 beneath the post. I think that would work best as im not an expert with coding but will have a look into plugins that support hidden posts etc.

    Again very much appreciate your support and will continue to use your plugin.

    All the best,

    Nial.

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