[thelist] Enabling podcast on IIS?

Anthony Baratta anthony at baratta.com
Thu Mar 16 10:35:29 CST 2006

IIS 6.0 Does Not Serve Unknown MIME Types


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From: "Matthew Bernhardt" bernhardt.7 at osu.edu
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 05:29:10 -0800
To: "thelist at lists.evolt.org" thelist at lists.evolt.org
Subject: [thelist] Enabling podcast on IIS?

> Hello all,
>    One of the faculty members here wants to post a podcast for her students  
> to access, and I'm running into a problem with it. She's uploaded an .m4b  
> file of the podcast to her site, created the link to the file on her site,  
> and everything seems like it's valid. The problem is that the server is  
> returning a 404 error when anyone tries to access the .m4b file.
>    It seems like the server is refusing to serve the file, presumably  
> because it doesn't know what an .m4b file is? If I change the file  
> extension to .htm or .zip, the server happily serves the file (of course,  
> by that point it's gibberish).
>    The server is Windows Server 2003 (so IIS 6, I think?) with all service  
> packs and whatnot applied. The .m4b file itself is valid. I thought I  
> remembered how to make IIS recognize a file extension, but apparently I've  
> forgotten. Any suggestions? Do I need some 3rd party software to  
> accomplish this? I'm going to suggest she provide a .zip archive of the  
> .m4b file in the meantime, but I'm hoping to allow the students to access  
> the .m4b file directly.
> Thanks,
> Matt
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