5166Re: [podcasters] Can someone help me with making an RSS feed?
- May 2, 2005Hi everyone:
At 06:32 PM 5/1/2005, you wrote:
>The easiest way is to "rip off" someone else's. :)I have found this to be more problematic than it's worth.
>Grab the RSS of my feed,
>else's and open it in notepad or another word processor. Delete everything
>but one entry. Replace my information with yours (address, file length,
>description, etc.) and upload it.
>This will get you up and running until you understand all the intricacies
>(which, I admit, I myself am still working on).
I know this because I tried using the code from the DSC and altering that,
but no matter what I did, I kept running into validation issues.
The suggestion of going the FeedBurner route is THE best. However, in
order to configure an ATOM feed that can be converted to a
podcast-compatible RSS 2.0 feed, you need a blog from somewhere. This can
be either from Blogger, LiveJournal, MovableType or even Tripod. Once you
have an ATOM feed and a blog page with links to the MP3s which are your
podcast shows, you can then go to FeedBurner, get an account there, and
burn that ATOM feed into a podcast-compatible RSS 2.0 feed, which you then
advertise to the whole world. :)
But trust me though....Using someone else's feed code and altering it to
suit your needs is more problematic than it's really worth.
Just my $.02 worth based on first-hand personal experience. :)
Hope this helps :)
Cheers for now :)
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