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Subscribe to iPhoto 6 photocasts in Firefox via RSS Web Browsers
You probably know that you can subscribe to an iPhoto 6 photocast even if you don't have iLife '06. If you use any of the more-recent versions of Safari (i.e., with RSS support), the link in the photocast announcement will work fine as is. But other browsers, even those with RSS support like Firefox, are taken to an error page. But fear not. The following procedure will allow Firefox users (even those on Windows, I think) to subscribe to an iPhoto 6 photocast:
  1. In Firefox, go to Bookmarks -> Manage Bookmarks..., and then choose File -> New Live Bookmark. ("Live Bookmarks" are Firefox's way of abstracting RSS.)

  2. Enter the photocast URL from the announcement, substituting web.mac.com for photocast.mac.com, e.g.:
    http://web.mac.com/sjobs/iPhoto/my-awesome-photocast/index.rss
  3. The titles of the photocast images will then appear in a submenu, either on your toolbar (if that's where you added the bookmark), or in your bookmarks menu. Selecting the images by title will display those images in the browser.
The key insight here is that photocast.mac.com is not the root of the actual RSS feed of the photocast. Instead, that server redirects Safari and iPhoto to the real RSS feed at web.mac.com. This corresponds to a folder under the top-level Web folder inside your iDisk, which contains the actual images and the index.rss file. Using the URL at web.mac.com allows other browsers that use the RSS standard to subscribe to the photocast.

[robg adds: This was also discussed in this hint about customizing the iPhoto 6 photocasting announcement.]
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