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Step-by-Step Instructions on Publishing a Podcast

Publishing a Podcast on Your Web Site or to iTunes® Music Store

Creating a Podcast to publish on your web site or on iTunes® Music Store is as simple as 1,2,3. Follow this step-by-step tutorial with clear and precise guidelines. Remember that in addition to audio, there are 2 elements for publishing a Podcast on iTunes Music Store: iTunes specified artwork and an RSS Feed including iTunes Specific Tags.

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  1. Start a new RSS feed by clicking on the New Feed button on the toolbar.
  2. In the Title dialog box enter a title for the new feed/Podcast.
  3. In the Description dialog box enter a collective description of all the audio files contained in the Podcast.
  4. In the Link dialog box enter the URL of the website or webpage you want associated with the Podcast.
  5. Select the Optional Tab while in the Feed Section.
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  1. Click on the Language list box and select the language for your feed.
  2. In the Copyright dialog box enter the copyright information for the current feed.
  3. Select the Extensions Tab while in the Feed Section.
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  1. Click on the plus symbol below XML Namespace dialog box. A dialog box will pop up with a list and two entry fields.
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  1. From the list select the iTunes namespace. After selecting confirm that in the Namespace entry area is: itunes, and in the DTD URL entry area is: http//www.itunes.com/dtds/podcast-1.0.dtd. Click Accept.
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  1. Select the iTunes® tab while in the Feeds/Extensions Section.
    In this section we fill in information for iTunes specific tags that apply to your feed. Details for the iTunes specific tags can be found here. Remember - just enter the information FeedForAll Mac will do the XML work for you.
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  1. In the Subtitle dialog box enter a subtitle for the Description column in iTunes.
  2. In the Summary dialog box enter a long description of your podcast. It will appear next to your Podcast Cover Art when a user selects your Podcast.
  3. Click on the plus symbol below the Category list box. A dialog box will pop up with two columns; main categories on the left and subcategories on the right. Choose your category by highlighting on the left. When applicable select the subcategory for the main category you have chosen. Not all categories have subcategories. More than one category may be chosen.
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  4. In the Author dialog box enter the name(s) to be displayed in the Artist column in iTunes.
  5. In the Owner Name dialog box enter the name of the person to be contacted regarding information related to this specific Podcast.
  6. In the Owner Email dialog box enter the e-mail address of the owner for communication only regarding this Podcast.
  7. In the Image dialog box enter the full URL for the artwork related to this Podcast.
  8. Make a selection from the Explicit list. For additional details click here.
  9. Select the Items Tab.
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  1. In the Title dialog box enter a title for this specific Podcast or audio file.
  2. In the Description dialog box enter a description of what the audio file contains.
  3. In the Link dialog box enter the URL of the website or webpage you want associated with this audio file.
  4. Select the Optional Tab while in the Items Section.
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  1. Click the disclosure button next to the GUID field and the dialog box will expand.
  2. Enter a unique URL for the item that can ideally be opened to display the full contents for the item.
  3. Click the disclosure button next to the Enclosure field and the dialog box will expand.
  4. In the URL dialog box enter the URL of an MP3 or audio file containing the audio content.
  5. In the Length dialog box enter the file size of the audio file in bytes.
  6. In the Type dialog box enter audio and the format of the audio file. In the table below are the valid perimeters for this dialog box
    File   Enter Type  

    .mp3

     

    audio/mpeg

     

    .m4a, m4b

     

    audio/mp4a-latm

     

    .mp4

     

    video/mp4

     

    .m4v

     

    video/x-m4v

     

    .mov

     

    video/quicktime

     

    .pdf

     

    application/pdf

     

  7. Select the Extensions Tab while in the Items Section.
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  1. In the Subitle dialog box enter a title for this specific item.
  2. In the Description dialog box enter a description of the item.
  3. In the Duration dialog box enter the length in time of enclosed audio/video file.
  4. In the Author dialog box enter the name(s) to be displayed in the Artist column in iTunes.
  5. Make a selection from the Explicit list. For additional details click here.
  6. Return to the Main Page (Feed Tab).
  1. Click on the Save Feed Button on the toolbar and save your new feed.
  2. Click on the Upload Button to upload your new RSS feed to your website.
  3. Test your feed through the iTunes Music Store. For additional information refer to Submission and Feedback Processes.
  4. Submit your Podcast to iTunes® with a simple click and follow the instructions in the iTunes® Music Store.

OR (if the link did not work) use the steps below:

  1. Open iTunes® to the iTunes Music Store.
  2. Locate and click on Podcast "Inside the Music Store".
  3. Click Submit a Podcast.
  4. Follow the instructions provided by the iTunes® Music Store.