Step 4. Upload the.MP3 file, RSS file, and Validate the RSS
RSS files must reside on a server. If you have your own web site, you already have a server where you can upload files. You upload your RSS file along with the .mp3 files for your podcast using either an FTP program such as WSFTP or CuteFTP. FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol and it’s a program that helps you move a file from one computer to another. Make certain the full address to the .mp3 file on the server is the same as that listed in the RSS file in the link tag. If it's not, the RSS feed won't be able to locate your MP3 file.
One you have the full address of your RSS file you can use any number of validator tools to validate the code.
FeedValidator.org at http://feedvalidator.org
RSS Scripting at http://rss.scripting.com
RSS Validators at http://validator.w3.org/
Enter the full address to your RSS file that you uploaded to the server. The feed validator will examine the code in the rss file and will let you know if it’s okay or whether or not you need to correct something. If necessary, go back to your text editor and make any edits suggested by the feed validator, then upload the RSS file to the server again and check the validation until it’s correct.
Once your podcast RSS file has been validated, all you have to do is provide the address of your RSS file to anyone who wants to subscribe to your podcast. It’s that simple. If you want to advertise your podcast, you can list it in any number of directories that are available on the Internet so people know it’s there and
Feed2JS from Maricopa Community College
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