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Title: Feed won't validate and work with Stitcher due to iTunes image URL
Post by: Viktor Nagornyy on December 04, 2015, 02:21:17 pm
Our feed works in iTunes just fine, the validator does not validate it due to iTunes image URL being HTTPS. As far as I can tell. Because it doesn't validate, Stitcher won't validate it either to allow submission. Below is the feed validation. Am I understanding it correctly? https is the issue?

http://feedvalidator.org/check.cgi?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.projectarmy.net%2Ffeed%2Fpodcast%2F

Thanks,
Viktor
Title: Re: Feed won't validate and work with Stitcher due to iTunes image URL
Post by: mgdell on December 07, 2015, 12:02:04 pm
I'm not sure how stitcher does it, but https:// for your image shouldn't be an issue for most podcast apps and directories. 

Feedvalidator is way out of date.  Try CastFeedValidator.com or http://podba.se.  On both of those, your feed checks out fine.

You might have to contact stitcher to find out what the issue is.

-Mike
Title: Re: Feed won't validate and work with Stitcher due to iTunes image URL
Post by: Viktor Nagornyy on January 26, 2016, 11:17:50 pm
Thanks Mike. Sorry for late reply. I was able to get Stitcher to add feed manually on their end back in December, but it never started to work. It lists the show in their partner portal, but no data being pulled. I was unable to get a reply from them until today, they said feed was not valid using feedvalidator.

I sent them another email, pointing to a discussion feedvalidator developer had with other people on HTTPS issue and recommended looking at castfeedvalidator instead of feedvalidator. So I'm waiting on a reply now again. Hopefully it'll come quickly.

I'll try to remember to post info here for future reference.
Title: Re: Feed won't validate and work with Stitcher due to iTunes image URL
Post by: Juspreet Kaur on March 08, 2018, 12:29:33 am
I have the same issue with my podcast RSS feed. It works on iTunes but I get an error on Stitcher.
http://yourtimepodcast.com/index.php/feed/podcast/

did you ever get your issue resolved?
Title: Re: Feed won't validate and work with Stitcher due to iTunes image URL
Post by: Shawn Thorpe on March 19, 2018, 11:19:03 pm
Juspreet - the file size of your current artwork image is kinda large. It's currently at about 1.2MB. See if you can get it below 500k and then try submitting again to Stitcher. I don't see anything else that might be wrong with the file.