Within a few hours of PodShow+ launching, a number of people were screaming bloody murder. It seems initially there had been a mistake made within the coding of the site which meant that any icons pointing to a podcasts’ XML feed went to a Podshow one instead of the original one. By the time I’d realised the ‘unleash’ had happened, everything was fixed so no bloody murder screaming coming from Birmingham tonight!
I’ve decided to do a little test of the PodShow PDN and move BFM over there for a while. There are a few reasons for this, which should be quite apparent if you’ve been keeping up with my various host problems recently. The main reason is to see what all the fuss is about, however. Adam Curry has been talking about the PDN et al for well over a year, so as a prominent British podcaster, I’m eager to take a butchers.
First thoughts then? Slick, easy to use, does what it says on the tin. I had a few problems getting the items in my feedburner feed to move over, but that was easily sorted with me entering the original WordPress feed from the bitjobs website. The only problem I can see so far is replacing the duplicate show that’s been residing in the podcast alley directory for a while. Hopefully there will be a way to sort that out soon.
The fact that the PDN takes all of your shows from the feed you input and migrates them over to their servers is pretty good. To move over 3GB of old show manually would take a hell of a long time. You’re also getting the added stability of a network provided by Limelight networks, something that many hosts can’t boast.
It’s been touted as the MySpace for podcasting, which, if it works out like that will be a breath of fresh air to the community; whatever you think of Adam Curry and co.
So, for now at least, I’m happy with what the code monkies have been doing in San Fransisco. I bet you a tenner that a lot of other podcasters will love picking faults with it though…