I have been producing a regular (regular for me anyway!) podcast on development topics for a good few months now. I have been hosting it on a small (and cheap) UK podcast hoster http://www.podcastfm.co.uk with mixed results. The two big issues were download speeds and a showstopper – it often went down for several hours at a time. Obviously this couldn’t continue.
I have therefore now moved off podcastfm and over to channel 9 who actually do a pretty decent job of podcast hosting.
This has consequences though:
NO ACTION NEEDED if you are already subscribed via ITunes or the feedburner feed - but it may appear funny!
If you previously subscribed you will continue to get new episodes. However, this is a reboot of shows with the loss of 001 to 006 from the feed. Podcast/rss clients handle this differently. For instance in google reader you may see both the old 001 to 011 and the “new” 007 onwards. Sorry.
All the links you will ever need:
I noticed that in ITunes that if you search for the podcast in the store (search for msdn) you get identical descriptions for the show unless you expand (click on the “i”):
However once subscribed the descriptions appear fine:
I also have ended up with duplicate podcasts in ITunes! I’m trying to get them to remove the second before everyone subscribes to it! Use the direct link to be sure http://bit.ly/itunesukmsdn rather than search.