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iTunes Pod Cast Tips…

I’m loving being able to collect all my podcasts via iTunes. But there are a few issues you should be aware of.

For the podcaster: DailySonic suggests that iTunes may be caching MP3 files, bad, bad, bad – if it is happening. What this means is that rather than the feed coming off your server, they store to cache a copy (on the off chance your server is down) on their server. While this all sounds really handy it completely screws with your distribution and tracking – not to mention the revenue model of many podcasts.

For the listener: If you want to collect more than one Podcast – and I couldn’t imagine you wouldn’t – then you will beed to get into preferences and change your settings. The the default scan in iTunes is once a day and only retrieves the single
most-recent program.

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