Yeah, this is a niche problem.
How to get your SoundCloud based Media URL to Verify with WordPress and BluBrry PowerPress Plugin
How to get verification:
- Navigate to the Media URL by putting it in your browser navigation bar
- Once download starts, wait about 5 seconds
- Cancel the Download (You can download if you want… makes no difference really)
- Navigate back to blog enter media URL into the Blubrry Powerpress Plugin window on your blog
- Click Verify
- It works!
- Why? I have no idea.
Why Media URL Verification is an Issue
Even if Blubrry doesn’t provide that green feedback message, it’s not going to make a difference if the URL is correct. If you have the correct media URL in the box, that will be the one propagated into the RSS feed and the podcast platforms (iTunes, Stitcher and the like) will point all those millions of rapt listeners to your download location where they will bask in the beauty of your noise making for however long you care to make your show.
My guess is that this has something to do with the SoundCloud API.
SoundCloud doesn’t really want people doing this. They would rather you feed your podcast RSS feed to iTunes and all other platforms through them.
It makes sense of course, they’ve got a business to run. Having long term assets of users in their hands is to their benefit.
The guys and team at SoundCloud are great but they are building an empire.
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