have a directory of mp3 files that you want to share
with the podcasting world. You don't want to monkey around
with setting up a blog that supports MIME attachments.
You are probably a musician who wants to podcast, not
and then save this single
PHP script somewhere on the same webserver where your
mp3s live. For each mp3 that you want included in your
current podcast, add (or remove) a correspondingly named
.txt file that supplies some extra info about the mp3.
web server must have PHP installed.
it works: When the PHP script is invoked,
it scans your music directory for mp3 files
that have a matching txt file, e.g. "loud-bang.mp3"
and "loud-bang.txt". For
each of these, it generates a separate blog entry with
the MP3 as its MIME attachment.
/ Support: This script is free. Modify it
however you like. If you distribute it, please credit this
page. Email canton @ gmail . com to get support on an "if
I have free time" basis.
- Copy and paste the script below into a text editor.
Configure all the required variables (e.g. file path and
URL to your mp3s.)
- Save it on your webserver, somewhere
nearby your mp3s. Name it something like 'music-feed.php'.
The URL to this php file will be the URL listeners will
use to subscribe to your feed. It's common practice to
add a little orange XML button like that links to your
feed from some standard web page that talks about it. Like
this one, which links to my own music feed:
- For each mp3 that you want to include in your podcast,
create a correspondingly named text file that contains
a little bit of information about the mp3. (Just a line
or two. Basic HTML is okay.) This marks your mp3 as "ready
So, if you have a mp3 called 'loud-song.mp3' then, in the
same directory as the mp3, make a text file called 'loud-song.txt'.
That's all. Enjoy!
mp3feed.php podcasting script version 1.1 (June 28, 2005)
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