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Topic: Moving the RSS Feed  (Read 193 times)

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Moving the RSS Feed
Okay I'll admit, in the past, every time I've tweaked the podcast RSS feed, I've created problems. This time though, it'll go perfectly. No issues at all. For anyone! EVER!

Briefly since the beginning, we've been using Feedburner to host and maintain the podcast RSS feed. That was a mistake.

Like so many other Google apps, Feedburner is one of those abandoned landscapes. It doesn't provide much of a service at all anymore, hasn't been updated in any way since 2016 (and hasn't been updated meaningfully since 2012), and has a lot of broken parts. It's Feedburner's own file size limit that forced me to put "For episode details, go here" to older episodes because Feedburner wouldn't allow files larger than 2M.

SO, just now in iTunes Apple Podcasts, I've changed the canonical URL for the F Plus RSS feed to https://thefpl.us/episode/feed, which I control. I can change around what happens with this page and don't need to consult a broken Google app to make it work.

What I'm hoping here is that the switch in Apple Podcasts will go off without any problems. If that seems to go well, then I'll delete Feedburner completely and make that URL redirect to the new URL.

So, if you get anything weird in your podcast feed over the next day or two, let me know. If not, hooray.

(also if you look at that URL in Firefox and see the escaped characters, I know. That's a Firefox bug and I filed a report with Mozilla about it)
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Moving the RSS Feed #1
I guess this means the Google Podcasts app is gonna stop updating the podcast?

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I guess this means the Google Podcasts app is gonna stop updating the podcast?
Ambious, February 06, 2019, 10:13:42 am

It definitely shouldn't! Today I updated the feed URL in Google Play Music. I'm assuming Google Podcasts reads from the same place.
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I guess this means the Google Podcasts app is gonna stop updating the podcast?
Ambious, February 06, 2019, 10:13:42 am

It definitely shouldn't! Today I updated the feed URL in Google Play Music. I'm assuming Google Podcasts reads from the same place.
Lemon, February 06, 2019, 04:01:21 pm

I wouldn't put it past google to actually not link those, but I'll keep you updated.
Thanks!

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Okay, all my testing worked out okay and I haven't had any error reports, so I deactivated the Feedburner URL and did a permanent redirect to https://thefpl.us/episode/feed - That is now the correct URL that every podcatcher should be using.

This means every episode gets its own summary.

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It worked for me. My iPod is showing all the summaries that it used to before the Google RSS thing shit itself.
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