Why is iTunes not picking up my podcast?

by on July 19, 2011

Q: Why is iTunes not picking up my podcast?

Feedburner tells me in PodMedic that enclosures are not being created because files are not recognised as audio/mpeg. I asked Hostmonster about this and they ran a test, and concluded the opposite: that the server is in fact returning the appropriate status.

My website is http://kidyounotpodcast.com

My feed is http://feeds.feedburner.com/kidyounotpodcast/rss

My email is kidyounotpodcast@gmail.com

More details:

Feedburner PodMedic says:

Content Type reported: text/html; charset=UTF-8
Media enclosure not created because: The content type returned from your host server was a text type, not a binary media type. Podcast content should always return a binary media type, such as audio/mpeg for audio, or video/mpeg for video.

Hostmonster says:

curl is a tool that allows me to send requests to the server as if I were a browser, and see what goes on behind the scenes. The -IL uses the HEAD request to gather only the headers (and follow redirects). The curl output is in the first block. You can see that the Content-Type is being returned as audio/mpeg, it’s returning the appropriate status, and the correct content-length. Everything looks good there.

Thank you for your help!

One Response to “Why is iTunes not picking up my podcast?”

    Have you followed the steps here to publish your podcast to iTunes?