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Podcasting for iTunes Tutorial

Step by Step ... How to Podcast Using FeedForAll Mac

Step-by-Step Instructions on Publishing a Podcast

Publishing a iTunes 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.
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  1. Select the Advanced Tab while in the Feed Section.
  2. Click on the plus symbol below XML Namespace dialog box. A dialog box will pop up with two two entry fields.
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  1. In the Namespace entry area enter itunes.
  2. In the DTD URL entry area enter http//www.itunes.com/DTDs/Podcast-1.0.dtd
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  1. Click on the plus symbol and enter into the Raw XML dialog box the iTunes specific tags that apply to your feed AND the information that applies to such. Details for the iTunes specific tags can be found here.
  2. Select the Items Tab and then the Add Item button.
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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 Enclosure field and a drop down form will appear.
  2. In the URL dialog box enter the URL of an MP3 or audio file containing the audio content.
  3. In the Length dialog box enter the file size of the audio file in bytes.
  4. 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

    .mov

    video/quicktime

    .mpg

    audio/mpeg or video/mpeg

    .ra

    audio/x-pn-realaudio

    .mid

    audio/midi

    .wav

    audio/x-wav

  5. Select the Image Tab and then open the image you wish to use as a Podcast Cover.
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  1. In the Title dialog box enter a title for this specific image or Podcast Cover.
  2. In the Description dialog box enter a description of the image.
  3. In the Link dialog box enter the URL for the webpage that directly relates to the feed. This is typically the same URL as the Feed's Link field.
  4. In the URL dialog box enter the URL for the image file.
  5. Enter in the Width and Height of the image. iTunes recommended specifications require that the image be no less than 170 pixels x 170 pixels SQUARE at 72 dpi. The preferred size is 300 pixels x 300 pixels at 72 dpi in JPG, or PNG format and UNCOMPRESSED.
  6. Return to the Main Page (Feed Tab) and Save your new feed.
  7. Click on the Upload Button to upload your new RSS feed to your web site or the iTunes Music Store.

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