I’m confused about why it is that Apple doesn’t release a version of iTunes with a built-in RSS feed generator and validator? (see below for a creaky one.) I’m fairly XML savvy and I still miss syntax issues sometimes – even using feedforall or other tools.
It would seem that Apple could make the iTunes envrironment at least create a “savable” RSS/XML file ready for uploading, even if they didn’t want to put a built in FTP client into iTunes.
At the very least, an iTunes feed validator would be a Godsend.
In the meantime, here is a list of good tutorials for RSS creation:
Fagan Finder : All About RSS – new to RSS – not technical
Lockergnome : RSS Quickstart Guide – for experienced users
O’Reilly Network : RSS DevCenter – web geeks.
XML.com : What is RSS? – technical introduction
And here are a bunch of geeky podcast creation links
- iTunes Specs
- Itunes Feed Checks (site sometimes down)
- How to create an Enhanced Podcast
- How-To: Podcasting
- Taping Phone Calls
- Recording Telephone Interviews
- ID3 Tag Editor
Oh yeah, I have this ridiculously popular podcast software list