Podcasting pain…

Posted on Aug 26, 2012

… is what I’ve been experiencing this weekend.

I’ve just spent the best part of 24 hours, hunting for a WordPress HTML5 audio player, wrestling with its incompatibility with the Jetpack WordPress plugin and then finally trawling my way through my blog history converting my audio player from Flash to HTML5 for all 23 podcasts to date.

Admittedly when I first started blogging and podcasting, the whole Flash Vs HTML5 debate either didn’t exist, or it was very much in its infancy, either way I have to admit that I didn’t really know what the hell it was all about, so ignorance/naivety probably played a significant in my decision to opt for a Flash based audio player for my podcasts.

However since owning an iPad and having an iPhone as a work phone, I have discovered how inaccessible my podcasts have been to other people using iOS devices, hence my decision to spend some time this weekend overhauling my podcasting process and infrastructure.

I also took the opportunity to change my podcast feed from Feedburner to Jellycast (because I’d basically ‘ballsed up’ the previous feed up completely!).

What does all of this mean?

Well it means that all of my previous podcasts are now visible in iTunes

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/tayloring-it-podcasts/id556074469

And of course, it means that my podcasts are now accessible by people using iOS devices.

 http://tayloringit.com/category/podcast-2/

If you do take the time to listen to my podcasts, or indeed if you have already listened to some, would mind leaving some feedback in iTunes? (pretty please)

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