You're almost there! What kind of blogging service are you using for your blog? Are you using a site like Live journal? or Blogger? or are you simply writing out the blog entries yourself and posting them to your site?
When you go to feedburner, the link you're going to want to give it should *not* be a direct link to your mp3 file. Feedburner doesn't know what to do with it, which is why you keep getting that error message.
Feedburner only recognizes rss, or xml feeds which can't be taken from an mp3 file, because the information isn't there. Feedburner is gonna just sit there and go what?
So what you're going to need to do is go to the blogging service you use, and find out the rss feed address to your blog. Yes, this information *should* be pretty readily available. The link that ends in .rss, or .xml is what you're going to want to give to feedburner.
Now if you're just writing these blog entries out as web pages yourself and posting them, then chances are, you won't have an rss or xml feed to your blog, I'm not sure if Earthlink has blogging tools set up because I don't use it.
So if this is the case, you're going to need to sign up with a service such as live journal,
which is probably the most popular and certainly, in my view at least, one of the most accessible blogging sites out there. So that rss, or .xml link is what you need to give feedburner. Since the information feedburner needs to have isn't in your mp3 file, it simply isn't going to work as you've seen. Either way that's what needs to happen to turn any audio you post to your website into a podcast.
Like I said at the beginning, you're almost there!
Dear list: I have a website and blog with audio programs. Immediately below is a direct link to one of the audio files: http://home.earthlink.net/~chuckayers/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/goodnight.mp3 I have entered this link into feed burner and I get an error message. Is there a limit on bit rate or how many minutes a program can be when using Feed Burner? If you were to click on the above link, you would go directly to the audio on my blog. My question is how do I acquire the designation of RSS or XML on this direct link. How do ipodders find this audio for download? I think everything else is in order. My Program is converted to MP3 and is installed on my website. Now what do I do to get this thing to work.
Frustrated in Tulsa.
Chuck Ayers Tulsa, Ok. USA Email: c.r.ayers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Voice Mail: 1 918 260 4729 Website: http://home.earthlink.net/~chuckayers/blogprince/ ----- Original Message ----- From: "JULIE MELTON" <jewelsong21@xxxxxxx> To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Friday, December 16, 2005 8:40 AM Subject: RE: how to podcast: some random tutorials and references
> Hi, Jennifer and all. > > THat was a good list. Let me add the site that helped me most with learning > to write an RSs feed: > http://www.podcast411.com > Click on the tutorials there, and you'll find a wealth of information. Rob > also does a podcast by the same name, and he interviews a different > podcaster each time as well as playing a promo. > > hope this is of help to someone. > > > > > JulieMelton > visit me at > www.heart-and-music.com > Keep smiling! > > > > > > >From: Jennifer Sutton <jensutton@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > >Reply-To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > >To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > >Subject: how to podcast: some random tutorials and references > >Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 20:40:16 -0500 > > > >Mike and others who may be interested: > > > >I'm not sure whether your response was meant to be sarcastic, so if I've > >offended you, let me just list a bunch of sites that I've found in my own > >studying of how to set up podcasts. Also, before I just toss out a bunch > >of links, I wonder whether this list has an archives since this topic has > >been discussed many many times. > > > >Okay, here are your links. Hope you find a tutorial that works for you. > >These are in no particular order. I also wouldn't say this list is vetted. > > I just grabbed a handful of resources since there are, basically, a ton > >out there. Note that if any of this is blatant advertising, I apologize in > >advance. It's all meant to be informational. > > > >Making An RSS Feed: > >http://searchenginewatch.com/sereport/article.php/2175271 > > > >How to Podcast: > >http://www.how-to-podcast-tutorial.com/ > > > >Why not go here: > >http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podcasting > > > >and skim down to the heading (at level 2) called: > >External links > > > >There are lots of links in that list of 19 items there (list 5 on the > >page). > > > >K7 Unified Messaging, free Fax and voicemail to email: > > http://www.k7.net/ > >[people who are just getting started might need this.] > > > >12 Ways to Promote Your Podcast: > >http://www.jakeludington.com/project_studio/20051028_12_ways_to_promote_you r_podcast.html > > > >Hope you do a podcast, Mike, and that you'll benefit from the time I spent > >pulling out links from my own filed archives of information. > >Best to all, > >Jennifer > > > >At 08:18 AM 12/15/2005 -0800, you wrote: > >>thanks a whole lot. > >>- > > > > > > > >