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podcast feed does not validate

  • 4 February 2015
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Hi -- Just got my Soundcloud RSS feed -- yaay! BUT, when I put it through the W3C Feed Validator I get a message that my podcast feed is invalid

http://validator.w3.org/feed/check.cgi?url=http%3A%2F%2Ffeeds.soundcloud.com%2Fusers%2Fsoundcloud%3A...

It's telling me the following: " line 16, column 4: Missing itunes:owner element: itunes:email"

How do I fix this?

My RSS feed is http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:19681752/sounds.rss

Thanks!
Susan
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Best answer by Mathis 5 February 2015, 11:17

Hi Dallas,

Thanks for posting. First things first - you currently don't have any tracks in your feed, which would probably cause issues when submitting to iTunes in the first place. Thus, I'd recommend to start by adding a track (or all of them) to your feed.

How to do that for an individual track is outlined here: http://help.soundcloud.com/customer/portal/articles/1209292-soundcloud-for-podcasters

Now, in regards to the email-issue. This won't cause an issue on iTunes end, but it can be changed. Please log in to your SoundCloud account, then head over to http://soundcloud.com/settings/extra. Here, you'll see a field that says "Feed email address" - choose your email address and save your changed. The error from the feed validator should not show up any longer.

Happy Podcasting :-)
Cheers,
Mathis
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Hi Dallas,

Thanks for posting. First things first - you currently don't have any tracks in your feed, which would probably cause issues when submitting to iTunes in the first place. Thus, I'd recommend to start by adding a track (or all of them) to your feed.

How to do that for an individual track is outlined here: http://help.soundcloud.com/customer/portal/articles/1209292-soundcloud-for-podcasters

Now, in regards to the email-issue. This won't cause an issue on iTunes end, but it can be changed. Please log in to your SoundCloud account, then head over to http://soundcloud.com/settings/extra. Here, you'll see a field that says "Feed email address" - choose your email address and save your changed. The error from the feed validator should not show up any longer.

Happy Podcasting :-)
Cheers,
Mathis

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