Podcaster XML Generator


I’ve been working on resurrecting what was known as RootSync.  I’ve also been working on making it a fully in-house project where everything from the hosts to the software the show runs on is built fully in-house.

Yesterday I sat down to create a podcast RSS feed application… and I’ve succeeded:

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Podcaster 0.0.1 is an application to make generating those carefully crafted RSS feeds quick and easy. 

Upon installation you’ll be presented a basic windows form.  Hit the file menu and either open an existing iTunes compatible RSS XML file or start a new podcast.  Fill in the blanks and you’re done.

In the end you will end up with a simple document similar to this:

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If you have any questions or comments, or even suggestions… PLEASE leave post them here…

This application is still in early beta version 0.0.1.  Thus there may still be bugs, if you find any post what happened and if possible some screen shots and I’ll get them repaired and a new version released ASAP.

Since we are in beta, this application is completely free for anybody to use for any purpose… Enjoy!Get it from CNET Download.com!

Launch either the Setup.msi or Setup.exe within.  Once installed look under your start menu->Moran IT->Podcaster  for the launch-able shortcut.

For best use… put your mp3 or mp4 all into the same directory with this rss file.  Like this:

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Notice how I’ve got a different folder for each podcast.  Under each is the related graphics, feed.rss, and mp3/4’s. 

Podcaster will use the feed.rss’s PATH to search for related media when choosing the episodes media and graphic files.  It is linked to the Episode number… increment it and it will search for the related media file.

I host my own podcasts and have IIS setup to give the feed.rss as the default document.  Thus I simply put http://podcasts.rootsync.com/audio and the audio folders feed.rss is served up.

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