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iTunes feed stopped working (4 posts)

  1. Corystrode
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have double checked the RSS feed (http://www.krayzcomix.solitairerose.com/?feed=podcast), and I don't see any problems. I can go to the site (krayzcomix.solitairerose.com) and I can go to the site and download or listen to the podcast just fine.

    However, about a week ago, the feed quit working and gives me this error message: An unknown error occurred 8006

    Also, when I put the new episode up, I checked the Podcasting Files portion and it could not detect the size or duration of my podcast, which I never had a problem with (they are hosted on my site). I can detect the older episode just fine when I go in to edit the older posts, but on the new one, nothing happens, even though I plays perfectly fine on the audio player.

    Help! I'm not that bright when it comes to these things!

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

  2. ntm
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    However, about a week ago, the feed quit working and gives me this error message: An unknown error occurred 8006

    Currently, the feed looks okay to me. When exactly does this error occur? What have you done to make the feed work again?

    and it could not detect the size or duration of my podcast

    That is strange. You should at least be able to detect the file size. If that is not possible then the location / URL is not correct or the file is not available.
    Did change something in the way you add the media file locations? How do you do that? DO you insert always the full URL?

    Please, let you show the "ID3 Tag Info" (you can find the button below the file size and duration detection). Does show you an error message?

  3. Corystrode
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Currently, the feed looks okay to me. When exactly does this error occur? What have you done to make the feed work again?

    The feed hasn't been working on iTunes for about three weeks now, and I didn't do anything different. I haven't done anything to get the feed working again, because I don't know what made it NOT work.

    That is strange. You should at least be able to detect the file size. If that is not possible then the location / URL is not correct or the file is not available.
    Did change something in the way you add the media file locations? How do you do that? DO you insert always the full URL?

    I haven't done anything different (and I put in the full URL, is there something different I should put in?) and the file plays perfectly fine if you click on the audio link, so I don't think it's the file not being there.

    Please, let you show the "ID3 Tag Info" (you can find the button below the file size and duration detection). Does show you an error message?

    This is what I get from the ID# Tag Info button:

    The file has probably no information like artist, genre, album, etc.

    array (
    'GETID3_VERSION' => '1.8.5-20110218',
    'error' =>
    array (
    0 => 'Could not open "" (does not exist, or is not a file)',
    ),
    'podpress_tmp_download_exists' => true,
    )

  4. ntm
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    I haven't done anything to get the feed working again, because I don't know what made it NOT work.

    Okay. The feed works (again). But I would like to know which software showed this error message to you. Your feed reader? iTunes client software? iTunes Store page?

    the file plays perfectly fine if you click on the audio link, so I don't think it's the file not being there.

    I agree, the files are available on the blog page.

    But the error message:

    error' =>
    array (
    0 => 'Could not open "" (does not exist, or is not a file)',
    ),

    means that the detection mechanism does not receive the URL. Between the double quotation marks should be a file name.

    There is a possibility to debug this detection process. In the file podpress.php (line 127 in podPress 8.8.10.13) you can find the constant:

    if ( ! defined( 'PODPRESS_DEBUG_LOG' ) ) { define( 'PODPRESS_DEBUG_LOG', FALSE ); }

    Set the value to TRUE, like this:

    if ( ! defined( 'PODPRESS_DEBUG_LOG' ) ) { define( 'PODPRESS_DEBUG_LOG', TRUE ); }

    If you do that and save the modified file podPress will try to create a log file (podpress_log.dat) in the folder of plugin.
    Once the constant is set to TRUE click one time on the fil size and the duration detect button. Afterwards set the value of the constant to FALSE again to avoid unnecessary logging actions.
    If the plugin is allowed to create sucha log file then please send it to me e.g. via email (podpress at web.de).

    Tim

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