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  • Plugin Author ntm


    podPress does not send the files to the iTunes Store server. It adds only the duration and file size besides other meta data to the feeds of a blog. The iTunes Store page interprets the feed you have registered there and displays the information in its own format. The listeners of your podcast which subscribe via the iTunes Store to your podcast download always the files from your blog. Because the files stay always on your blog.

    But your observation is right the file size of the last two episode in the feed is 1 byte and the duration is 1 second.

    <enclosure url="" length="1" type="audio/mpeg" />

    But if you look into the source code of your podcast feed then you can see that this is also the case for episode 49 and 48.
    The values of the older episodes in the feed is right. That shows that it is probably not a bug of the function which produces the feed entries.
    Are you sure that you have clicked on the “Auto Detect” buttons for the file size and the duration of these last episodes?
    If you have not done this and if you have not entered the value of the duration and the file size manually for each of these episodes then podPress adds only these minimal values.

    Open the last posts in the post editor and control whether or not you have inserted proper duration and file size values of these episodes.
    If the auto detect button does not work then try to insert values manually.


    Hi Tim. Sorry my delay in posting. Spent the weekend on the shore for my wife’s birthday and just got back. I think you deduced the problem. The iTunes Store shows Episode 51 Fixed and Episode 50 Fixed with the proper information. I didn’t alter anything with the Fixed versions. I just uploaded them before we left. Not sure I waited for the auto detecting of the file size and duration but I must have.

    I took a peek at the original Episode 50 and Episode 51 postings. No information is listed for the length of either episode. Both episodes list the file size as 1 byte. So, I am re-auto-detecting that information. Very surprised that it is taking so long for the files. Several minutes in fact.

    Must be a lot of traffic or perhaps a setting with my host. Other files are equal sizes, or larger, than these two episodes and I never encountered the auto-detect taking this long.

    Thank you very much for your help. I really appreciate you taking the time to respond to my original posting and for your invaluable help. I’ll give you a shout out in the next episode that we record.

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