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Podcasting

A complete suite of tools to publish programs as podcast content.

StreamAudio’s web-based Podcast Publisher provides radio stations with a complete suite of tools to publish their programs as podcast contents. Our user-friendly environment enables you to generate RSS feeds without having to know about RSS 2.0 specification or XML syntax. We have also provided the ability to easily add gateway advertisements to the beginning of the podcasts.

Podcast Publisher integrates tightly with existing StreamAudio archiving services. As a result, stations can easily convert their archived contents into Podcast episodes. The generated feeds and episodes are hosted on our server farm, saving stations the trouble to get their own storage and bandwidth. Due to the popularity of listing on Apple iTunes Podcast Directory, Podcast Publisher can also generate iTunes’s proprietary tags.

To preview a scheduled gateway, our scheduling tool provides a page that displays the corresponding media and banner files. For gateways with more than 1 media file, you can select the preferred file to preview. During the playback, banner graphics for the gateway will appear below the preview screen. After the video completes, the actual radio stream follows.

The Gateway Schedule Page allows you to create or edit your gateway ad campaigns. Each campaign can consist of up to 3 different media files. You may also specify the day parts for which a content file is allowed to be shown.

New Channel Creation - Channel details are organized into 3 categories: Required, Optional and iTunes. Most of the fields correspond to RSS 2.0 and iTunes elements but there are several proprietary fields used by StreamAudio.

File Repository - StreamAudio Podcast Repository stores a station's podcast media files (MP3) and channel RSS files. The default view shows 20 most recent files in the repository. The text box allows you to specify a different search criteria. You would key in "*" to list all files or a prefix string to list files beginning with the prefix.

Audio files from your PC and StreamAudio Archived Server can be added to the Podcast Repository. In addition, an advertisement can be appended to the beginning of the audio content.

Archive Repository - You are able to browse files that have been created using the StreamAudio Broadcaster and uploaded to the StreamAudio Archive Server. The default view shows the 20 most recent archived files in Microsoft ASF or WMA format. The text box allows you to specify a different search criteria. Key in "*" to list all files or a prefix string to list files beginning with the prefix.

Once the selection of content and advertisement is made, the files are transferred to our repository servers. During the upload process, our system will perform media format conversion and volume normalization.

The Podcast Repository contains all the station's media content (MP3 files) usable in channel episodes and downloadable by listeners. The default view list the 20 most recent files in the repository. The text box allows you to specify a different search criteria. Key in "*" to list all files or a prefix string to list files beginning with the prefix.