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MacBytes
Jan 17, 2006, 08:44 AM
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Link: Apple “photocasting” Mac only, uses invalid RSS (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20060117094418)
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stoid
Jan 17, 2006, 08:48 AM
I thought that photocasting required the client to have iPhoto 6 as well. If that's the case, then can you really shed a tear that the RSS feed doesn't work on a Windows machine? Even if the RSS feed was valid, you'd still not be able to make real use of the photocast.

iMeowbot
Jan 17, 2006, 08:54 AM
I thought that photocasting required the client to have iPhoto 6 as well.
It doesn't. The feeds work in Safari and NetNewsWire, as examples, because they can handle the broken RSS.


It says right on http://www.apple.com/ilife/iphoto/ :
Even people with PCs can enjoy an iPhoto Photocast, because all it takes is an RSS news reader to subscribe.

It's a lie. It doesn't even work right in other Mac browsers.

lexfuzo
Jan 17, 2006, 09:09 AM
With Opera 8.51:
First, I get the error message, but when i go to the address mentioned in that message, it works - I can subscribe to the feed and view the pictures.

Fiveos22
Jan 17, 2006, 02:17 PM
With Opera 8.51:
First, I get the error message, but when i go to the address mentioned in that message, it works - I can subscribe to the feed and view the pictures.

Sounds like a 0.0.1 update is needed.

POHeerwig
Jan 22, 2006, 03:30 PM
Should have looked at macrumors before banging my head over this all day! :rolleyes:
Tried to see what the podcasting would look like with my PC to no avail. Troubleshooting all day & finally realized it won't cut it with typical (most) rss enabled browsers. I suppose Apple will come out with a fix it soon enough, but podcasting (to pc people) was one of the reasons I bought it. I really like the fact that you can get casts iphoto to iphoto, but irked over the fact that I wasted my time today.

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