Support » Plugin: podPress » [Plugin: podPress] Feed not validating

  • I have added this plugin to our site, but when supplying our feed url to iTunes or validating it, we get the following errors:

    erver returned HTTP Error 404: Not Found [help]
    line 1, column 0: XML parsing error: <unknown>:1:0: syntax error [help]
    Bots get the naked version

    In addition, interoperability with the widest range of feed readers could be improved by implementing the following recommendation.

    Feeds should not be served with the “text/html” media type [help]


    Bots get the naked version

    We have a valid feed for the rest of our site, but when we try and generate one at a new URL just for iTunes, I can see all of the formatting is there but it shows up as xml 1.0 and doesn’t validate.

    We have a few items entered as posts, but have them set to private. Would that make a difference? Also, we have the actual player disabled on them as we are using our own player on our website.

    Anyway, this is my first time using this plugin so I am a little lost on where to start. I have read around and seen people that have had similar problems but when I try and change the filter settings to get some <item> tags I don’t end up getting those specific tags and my XML version remains 1.0.


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  • So I made some of the content live and that fixed a lot of the errors. I am still having issues with iTunes downloading the videos. We are using an Amazon S3 bucket to store the videos. Do they have to be local to show up in iTunes? Thanks –

    So it is not sending the S3 link for the video but serving a local file as the URL in the feed. That URL doesn’t go to anything so the iTunes is getting a 404 error. I just need to know how to make sure that the S3 link is correct.

    Plugin Author ntm


    regarding the feed problems: It would be great if you could tell me the name of your blog (or maybe the feed URL).

    regarding the S3 URLs: iTunes recognizes media files only if the URL ends with a typical file name with a file name extension of one of the supported file types like .mpg or .m4a. If the S3 URLs end just with a lot of alphanumeric characters then it does not recognize the video as real file.

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