AoT
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@help , @sod , and @manton , I am planning on using Micro.Blog to host a podcast, but not use microblog for the enclosures. I have my own CDN the files will be at. I will just be embedding them in Micro.Blog and using it as a place for show notes and extra content. My question is, I need to have a second XML page that can be accessed by the podcast index.

I've tried to just upload it with a custom feed. But the blog XML takes over every time. even when they are named differently. I guess I could host that file elsewhere also but would like to keep it with the site.

Is this possible? or does it make sense?

Thanks.

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@AoW Do you need that custom feed, or could you rely on the one that Micro.blog generates for you? For example, make a new post for an episode and include the audio like this:

<audio controls="controls" src="https://your.cdn.network.example.com/episode-42.mp3" preload="metadata"></audio>

The podcast.xml template should identify that post as a podcast episode and include it in the feed.

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AoT

@sod I need the custom feed. There are a lot of custom tags that are specific to each episode, I use a tool to build the xml file. I just need a place to put it so it can be accessed.

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sod

@AoW Aha, that makes sense. You can create a custom theme for your blog and add the file that way. It's not too intuitive, but once you edit a custom theme, you can create a new file by pressing New Template.

When asked to provide a folder and file name, enter content/podcast-feed.xml (you can name it whatever you want, but the content/ prefix should be there). Then paste the content of your XML file into the text area and hit Update Template. The feed will be available at https://your.podcast.example.com/podcast-feed.xml.

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AoT
AoT

@sod That is exactly what I needed. Now I can just paste new content everytime it updates.

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help

@AoW Thanks @sod for answering this. Just catching up and wanted to mention that Micro.blog generates the podcast.xml file based on audio links regardless of where the MP3 is hosted. Micro.blog should add enclosures for you even if the files are on a CDN.

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AoT

@help thanks, it’s all the custom tags that are the big thing for me. I have to manually generate the xml file every time. Just needed a place to put it.

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