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How To: Make your audio post a podcast

I just listened to a charming podcast by Claude in Paris.

She asks in it, how does she turn the audio, posted to her blog, into a podcast?

First of all, I see that her blog automatically supports RSS 2.0 with enclosures. So she is all set with that. If she didn’t have that, I’d suggest going over to feedburner for help on setting that up.

But that’s not important right now. 😉

All Claude needs to do to have her audio post become a podcast is to go into Hipcast settings and change the Player Featrues to Publish MP3 Link.

That enables the RSS 2.0 feed to automatically deliver her new audio posts to subscribers.

Here are the steps:

1. Go to Hipcast and click Blogs.

2. Click Blog Preferences on the blog you want to work with.
Blog Preferences

3. Click the Audio Player Style tab.
Audio Player Style

4. Change the Player Features to Publish MP3 Link. Then click Save Preferences.
Player Features

  1. September 15, 2006 at 8:40 am

    Steve, that’s what I call being efficient. I just followed the steps you indicated. Thanks a lot!

  2. September 15, 2006 at 9:55 am

    A download link will show up the next time you make an audio post and aggregators like iTunes will be able to automatically receive it.

  3. October 7, 2006 at 7:30 am

    Hi, I would like some help with something very simple. We would like to post audio podcasts on our website (NOT a blog) – and i would like to have the icon show, and let people play – i have no real interest in exposing a bunch of XML for RSS unless its a one click install. How do we do this? Thanks… the audience just wants to listen to the audio…

  4. October 7, 2006 at 8:01 am

    Hi Josh,
    Try http://www.byoaudio.com/ for embedding audio in a web page.

    From their site:

    “Just select the audio you want posted to your website from the list of audios you’ve recorded, and customize the play button the way you want it. We generate the HTML source code for you that can be copied and pasted into your web page. It’s just choose, cut, paste… that’s it.”


  5. December 4, 2006 at 10:45 am

    How can I post multiple weekly editions of my podcast? It’s the SBAM Audio Advocate: http://mwr.hipcast.com/rss/sbam_audio_advocate.xml

    Hipcast does not allow me to post a new podcast using the Podcast Name “sbam_audio_advocate” until I have deleted the previous week’s podcast from the Podcast List. If I try to post without deleting the previous week’s podcast, I get “System Error: Unable to edit feed (code: E)”

    Because of this situation, iTunes only lists the current week’s podcast and none of the previously published Audio Advocate podcasts.

    I hope you can help me. My listeners would like to be able to use iTunes to download shows from previous weeks.

  6. December 4, 2006 at 11:43 am

    Hi Michael,
    How about naming each podcast with a new date in front?

    Like 20061201_sbam_audio_advocate

  7. December 23, 2006 at 8:53 am

    Hi all!!! Cool site!!!

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