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  • Dan Kuykendall
    ... Hash: SHA1 For those of you out there who are putting out your podcasts in multiple formats, I have finally added support for making this easier with
    Message 1 of 1 , May 28, 2006
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      For those of you out there who are putting out your podcasts in multiple
      formats, I have finally added support for making this easier with podPress.
      For awhile now in podPress I have supported multiple media files per
      post, but only one could be part of the RSS2 feed, and the person doing
      the Post would pick which file they wanted.
      This meant that if you had an M4A (enhanced podcast) version as well as
      an MP3 version, you would have to create two Posts in different
      categories so that users could subscribe by category. This makes the
      RSS2 feeds OK, but makes a mess of the website. The other option has
      been to maintain a separate hand crafted RSS2 feed for the alternative
      format.

      So now in podPress Ive made it so that the person doing the Post can
      pick the M4A as the RSS2 feed choice, but then the audience can request
      the MP3 format.

      Heres a normal wordpress feed URL, which would deliver the M4A that had
      been chosen as the media file for the RSS2 feed.

      http://www.yoursite.com/?feed=rss2

      Now for the audience to pick MP3 instead

      http://www.yoursite.com/?feed=rss2&format=mp3

      So for each Post/ITEM if there is an MP3 available it will use it
      instead of the M4A, but if there is no MP3 then it will go ahead and use
      the M4A

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      This has been my solution, but its a new feature and Im curious if
      anyone has a better/cleaner solution.

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      Dan Kuykendall (aka Seek3r)
      http://www.mightyseek.com

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