Publishing your podcast

Sure, you can take it with you or play it back in your own home, but you want your podcast to reach the masses, right?

Publishing your audio file(s) in a podcast, to the web, lets anyone with an internet connection hear about what's on your mind.

It's a snap to create a podcast with FeedForAll and RecordForAll. If you don't have FeedForAll yet, visit FeedForAll.com for a free evaluation version.

If this is the first time you're preparing to publish, take the time to learn about the files RecordForAll creates for the podcast. See About podcast files.

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Publish your show using FeedForAll

Basically, to turn you newly created audio track into a podcast, there are two main steps. First, you will want to export your audio file to disk, in the desired audio format. Second, you will need to add the new audio file as an enclosure to a new, or existing item to your podcast using FeedForAll.

  1. Create your very best show.

  2. Click above the Playlist.

  3. Select Export my playlist to one or more files.
    RecordForAll displays the estimated file size at the bottom of the dialog box.

  4. From the Save As Type drop-down list, select MP3 (*.mp3).

  5. Type the desired filename (e.g., filename.mp3).

  6. From the Format drop-down list, select a format.

  7. Click Save.

  8. Next, open the FeedForAll program, if it isn't already running.

  9. Select the "Items" tab and add a new item, or edit an existing one.

  10. Select the "Optional" tab under the "Items" tab.

  11. Click on the "Enclosure" field.

  12. Fill in the necessary enclosure fields

  13. Option

    Description

    URL

    The address on the Internet (URL) that your audio file will be located, once it is uploaded to the Internet.

    Length

    The size, in bytes, of your audio file that you exported to disk.

    Type

    The MIME type for the format you exported your audio file to. (i.e. .mp3 = audio/mpeg, .wav = audio/x-wav, .wma = audio/x-ms-wma).

    Local File

    This allows you to browse your hard drive for the audio file you exported. It also associates the local file to your podcast. It is hightly recommended that you use this feature.

  14. If you are creating a podcast that will be used in the iTunes music store, then be sure to also fill the necessary iTunes extension fields, found under the "Extension" tab.

  15. Use the "Publish" feature built into FeedForAll to upload you podcast and new audio file to your webserver (for more info, please refer to the FeedForAll documentation).

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