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iTunes Podcast Video Tutorial

Video Tutorial: iTunes Podcast Tutorial
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iTunes Podcast Tutorial Setup Transcript:

Welcome to the FeedForAll iTunes Podcast creation tutorial.


In this tutorial, we'll be going over how to create an iTunes Podcast.

The first step is to run the program, so find your shortcut for FeedForAll and double click on it.

When you first run the program, you'll see this splash screen.

If you would like to purchase the software, left click on the Buy Now button.

If you've already purchased, please watch our FeedForAll registration tutorial.

To continue to use the trial version, left click on Continue.

After you left click on Continue, a prompt will come up and ask if you ant to use the FeedForAll Feed Creation wizard.

For the purposes of this tutorial, left click on Yes.

In the first step of the Feed Creation Wizard, left click on Next.

In the next step, the wizard will ask what type of feed you would like to create.

There are currently three available options: Standard RSS Feed, Standard Podcast, and iTunes Podcast.

For the purposes of this tutorial, select iTunes Podcast, then click on Next.

In the next step, the wizard will ask you for a Feed Title.

Your Feed Title is the overall name of the feed that you would like displayed.

Enter the title for your feed, then click on Next.

In the next step, the wizard will ask you for a Feed Description.

Your Feed Description should be a short, concise description of the purpose or content of the feed itself, not the items, which we'll get to later.

After entering The description for your feed, Left click on next.

In the next step, you'll need to give the Feed a link.

Most feed links reference your website. For example, in this tutorial, we'll use our website, http://www.feedforall.com

After entering the link to your website, left click on Next.

In the next step, the program will ask for an iTunes Subtitle.

This subtitle is used only by the iTunes music store and is used as the title of the podcast.

The subtitle is limited to 255 characters and cannot contain html tags.

After entering a subtitle for your podcast, left click on Next.

In the next step, the program will ask for an iTunes Summary.

The summary is used by the iTunes Music Store as the description of the podcast.

The summary is limited to 4000 characters and cannot contain html tags.

After entering the summary of your iTunes podcast, left click on Next.

In the next step, the program will ask for the iTunes Image.

This field specifies the URL for your podcast's artwork.

The image should be a square and at least 300 by 300 pixels in size.

Currently, the iTunes music store only support jpg and png image types, so be sure not to use any gif or bmp files.

After entering the link to your iTunes image, left click on Next.

In the next step, the program will ask for the iTunes Category.

Left click in the white box and you should see the category selector come up.

Select the relevant categories to your podcast, then click on the blue checkmark in the upper left hand corner.

Click on Next to proceed.

In the next step, the program will ask for the iTunes keywords.

The keywords do not show up in the iTunes Music Store but they are used by its search option.

The total length of the keywords is limited to 255 characters and they must be separated by commas.

After entering the keywords relevant to your iTunes Podcast, left click on Next.

In the next step, the program will ask for the iTunes Author.

The author field is used for the Artist field in the iTunes Music Store.

After entering your Author's information, click on Continue.

In the next step, the program will ask for the iTunes Owner.

The Owner fields do not show up in the iTunes Music store but you are required to enter information here.

Enter your name, or the owner of the podcasts' name, in the Name field.

Then enter the email address for the owner in the email field.

Left click on Next.

In the next step, the program will ask for the Feed's copyright.

The iTunes music store uses this field as the copyright for your podcast.

It is strongly recommended that you enter information into this field.

After entering your copyright information, left click on Next.

In the next step, the program will ask for the Feed Language.

Since iTunes operates worldwide, your feed is required ti include the primary language used in your podcasts.

Select your language from the dropdown list, then left click on Next.

When you click on Next, you'll see the Item Introduction section.

This is the section we can use to create individual items for our RSS Feed.

So, left click on Next to start the Item Creation wizard.

In the first step of the Item Creation Wizard, you'll need to enter a title for the item.

In the space provided, enter a short title for the item.

After entering the title, click on Next.

In the second step, you'll need to enter a short description of the item in the space provided.

After entering a short description of the item, click on Next.

In the third step, it will ask you for the item link.

The item's link should be a URL to a webpage that contains the full version of the information this item represents.

After entering a link, click on Next. In the fourth step, you'll be asked for the Item Enclosure information.

The Item enclosure information is used to add audio files to your podcast.

In first section, the URL, you'll need to give a link to the audio component of your podcast.

This should be an audio file (m4a, mp3, or other format) that you have already uploaded to your website. When you upload that audio file to your website, your website will assign that file a URL.

In this example, I've uploaded a sample mp3 file to my website.
http://www.notepage.net/support/sample.mp3

You'll notice that after you enter the URL, the Type will automatically fill in for you.

The Length field does not refer to the audio length of the file, it refers to the size of the file in bytes.

If you don't know how to determine the length of a file, here's what you'll want to do: Locate the audio file on your hard drive.

You may need to download the audio file to your hard drive to do this.

Once you've located the file, right click on it, then left click on properties.

In the properties of the file, you should see the Size field.

This is the number you'll need to enter into the Length field.

Once you've entered the Length, left click on Next.

In the next step, the program will ask for the iTunes item subtitle.

The subtitle is used by the iTunes Music store as the title of the episode that this item contains.

The subtitle is limited to 255 characters and cannot contain html tags.

After entering your subtitle, left click on next.

In the next step, the program will ask for the Item Summary.

The item summary is used by the iTunes music store as the description of the episode that this item contains.

The summary is limited to 4000 characters and cannot contain html tags.

After entering your summary, left click on Next.

In the next step, the program will ask for the Item Duration.

The Duration is displayed in the iTunes Music store in the 'Time' Fields.

It should be formatted in two digit hour, colon, two digit minutes, colon, and two digit seconds.

After entering the item's duration, left click on Next.

In the next step, the program will ask for the item's keywords.

The keywords do not show up in the iTunes Music store but they are used by its search option.

The total length of the keywords is limited to 255 characters and they must be separated by commas.

In the Next step, the program will ask for the Feed iTunes Author.

The Author field is used by the iTunes Music Store as the artist of the episode that this item contains.

After entering your author, left click on Next.

On the final prompt of the Configuration Wizard, you can either click on Finish to complete the wizard or you can click on Add Item to add a new item with the Item creation wizard.

After you click on Finish, the program will ask you if you would like to save the new feed.

Click on Yes.

A new prompt will come up and it will ask you what you want to name the feed.

This is the file name for the feed and is what will be referenced on your website.

Enter a name for the feed, then left click on Save.

This concludes the FeedForAll Podcast creation tutorial.

For more information, including tutorials on creating iTunes podcasts, please visit our website, www.feedforall.com

 

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