This page explains how you can start using Taffy under IIS. It assumes you're comfortable using and administering IIS. First, here's an overview of things you'll need:
  • A podcatcher which supports extended download timeouts.
  • A workstation or server that's running IIS and has .NET 3.5 installed on it. It will need network/Internet access to:
    • ... download your podcasts' original RSS and media files and
    • ... accept requests from your podcatcher
  • LAME MP3 Encoder commandline executable (Taffy will help you download this once it's running)

Next, here's an overview of the steps you'll follow:
  1. Download
  2. Extract
  3. Configure IIS
  4. Launch/start Taffy
  5. Browse to Taffy
  6. Finish installation
  7. Create Taffy Feed
  8. Subscribe to Taffy Feed

1. Download

Download the latest Taffy release. The *-IIS.zip download holds the files necessary to host Taffy on your IIS server.

2. Extract

Extract the zip file to a folder from which you want your Taffy web application hosted.

3. Configure IIS

Follow the steps required to add a new web site or virtual directory to your IIS, pointing to the folder from Step 2.

4. Launch/start Taffy

Command IIS to start your Taffy web site (or virtual directory).

5. Browse to Taffy

Point your web browser to your Taffy web site (or virtual directory).

6. Finish installation

On the Taffy website (in your web browser), you'll find a link entitled "Before you use Taffy!". Click on this link and follow the instructions. This will install the LAME MP3 Encoder where Taffy can find it -- a very important step.

7. Create Taffy Feed

On the Taffy website, you'll find a link entitled "Create Taffy Feed". Click on this link and follow the instructions. This will help you create a Taffy Feed -- the URL to which your podcatcher should subscribe to download your stretched podcasts.

8. Subscribe to Taffy Feed

Point your podcatcher to your newly created Taffy Feed. In your podcatcher, things shouldn't look much different (than the pre-Taffy podcast feed), but the media will be stretched when you play it. If you have problems, see the Known Issues.

Last edited Feb 6, 2010 at 4:10 PM by lancehilliard, version 2

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