RW 7 – Podcast won't show in Blog


(Stephan Glucksbar) #1

Hi,

first, I’m a total noob, when it comes to all this stuff, so sorry, if I don’t get any answers right the first time.

Now onto my problem:
I’ve created a podcast using the RW 7 blog page.
After I click add podcast, I can choose a file. Everything is fine. The file get’s embedded somewhere in the site, because it got uploaded.

But I can’t play it back. There’s no player. And I can’t submit the podcast to iTunes, because they can’t find me episodes.

And after I clicked “ok”, RW didn’t create a link inside the blogpost.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Here’s a screenshot:


(Stephan Glucksbar) #2

Okay. I managed to get the files to work. Deleted all entries and just tried again. Weird.

But now I’ve got a second question.
How can I embed the Audio into the blog entry? Right now it’s the generated link you can click, but iTunes won’t accept my podcast, since the episodes are empty.

Is there a way – in the RW blog page – to get the audiofiles to just play inside the blog?


(Jannis from inStacks Software) #3

Hi Stephan,
not directly. Custom HTML code would work to get a HTML5 audio player. See a reference here: https://www.w3schools.com/html/html5_audio.asp

Cheers, Jannis
inStacks Software


(Stephan Glucksbar) #4

Thank you!
But I can’t get it to work. If I copy the code into the blog-post, it just stands there as plain text.

Do you know, btw. where the heck I have to add the category tag for iTunes? :smiley:


(Jannis from inStacks Software) #5

Do you have an example page up and running?


(Stephan Glucksbar) #6

Wow, I’m really, really sorry, but I am like a brick.

Thank you so much for your help, that really brought me one step further.

So, the mistake was, that I c&p the source code from the page, you advised me.

After I retyped it, it works. I swear, I’m not doing this on purpose! :smiley: I really AM that stupid …

So, but iTunes still says, it can’t load the feed. And that I hace no category tag, or that it’s empty. I really don’t know, where else to throw in this category tag. This get’s really frustrating. :frowning:

Sample page: https://www.srbellem.de/podcast/podcast.html


(Jannis from inStacks Software) #7

A bit hidden:


(Stephan Glucksbar) #8

I tried that first, but it won’t work. Or is there something wrong?
I literally put category Podcast everywhere. Or is that just th wrong category?


(Jannis from inStacks Software) #9

https://castos.com/itunes-podcast-category-list/


(Stephan Glucksbar) #10

Great, that worked!
You are so kind. Thank you so much.

Now, only one problem remains. iTunes says, it can’t fetch the episodes. The feed. Did I do something wrong again?
I made all links relate to the page, not the root or the webadress. Is that wrong?
And I used .mp3
Or did I set the feed wrong for only allowing main-page? I tested otherwise, but it still doesn’t work.


(Jannis from inStacks Software) #11

maybe use a file name like feed.xml

If you have a public site, please share :slight_smile:


(Stephan Glucksbar) #12

I will try naming the feed just feed.

Here the link to my site:
https://www.srbellem.de/podcast/podcast.html

Changing the file name did not solve it.

PodcastConnect says, that it can’t load the episodes of the feed.


(Jannis from inStacks Software) #13

That’s the feed: https://www.srbellem.de/podcast/files/feed.xml

You could check it there: https://castfeedvalidator.com

Cheers, Jannis
inStacks Software


(Stephan Glucksbar) #14

Feed validation passed. Ep. 0 is missing a summary, but otherwise everything is okay.


(Stephan Glucksbar) #15

Okay. Another validation site marks, that my feed lacks byte-range support. So, that is something that’s broken on my server and I need to contact my provider?
Or can I fix that myself?

But then again. Last year I had a podcast with some friends, that we shared in a wordpress blog. The server and all was the same. But iTunes accepted that and now won’t accept this one. I just don’t get it.


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