This RSS thing. Explain it to me please.
June 7, 2010 3:25 PM   Subscribe

I have a webpage that contains links to podcasts that are hosted in my Dropbox public folder. I would like to submit these podcasts to the iTunes Store. However, my submissions need to be in RSS format. Please explain to me how this is done like I'm five.

I have no idea how complicated this is, so if I am asking for something that I should be reading a book to learn how to do, please forgive me. Thanks as always for your help.
posted by 4ster to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Here is a Youtube video that should make this very easy.
posted by axismundi at 3:59 PM on June 7, 2010

There is a Feedburner service you may want to check out called "SmartCast", which supposedly takes links to rich media and makes them into enclosures*. It might only work if you have a regular RSS (non-podcast) feed for your webpage (which if you are using a CRM like Wordpress you do). Worth investigating.

*Since you are five: enclosures are the part of an RSS feed that takes it from a regular text-and-image supporting feed and makes it into a podcast, capable of delivering audio and video to apps like iTunes.
posted by Famous at 7:12 PM on June 7, 2010

3 simple steps

1) create a account for your podcast
2) link to your podcast file in a post
3) give iTunes the rss feed from your account

Wordpress is smart enough do make enclosures for linked media automatically.
posted by jrishel at 11:15 AM on June 8, 2010

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