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Podcasting Tutorial

  1. Getting started with PlayStream:

    • Login to your account
    • Go to Manage Content in PlayStream's My Account section.
    • Upload the content you wish to podcast to the "progressive" folder of your PlayStream on-demand account. Media has to be in your progressive folder and in a podcast-ready format (.mp3 or .m4a for audio. .mov or .m4v for video)
    • Click on the media file name from your progressive folder. Please do not click on the check box.
    • At the bottom of the page, click on Create a Podcast. (View diagram)
    • Fill out the form to describe your overall "channel." Click Next. (View diagram)
    • Review your information. Click Save. (View diagram)
    • You are given the URL for your newly created podcast channel. (View diagram)
    • Take this URL and put it into any podcast client such as iTunes.

  2. Using iTunes to podcast your media content:

    • Open iTunes
    • Go to your top settings, click on 'Advanced' and select 'Subscribe to Podcast.' (View diagram)
    • In the text field, copy and paste the URL that was given to you from PlayStream. Click OK. (View diagram)
    • Your name and description for the channel + item will appear up in the directory just as you entered them. (View diagram)

  3. Adding additional files, removing a file and deleting your podcast channel:

    • Go to Manage Content in PlayStream's My Account section.
    • Select a media file from your progressive folder. Media has to be in your progressive folder and in a podcast-ready format (.mp3 or .m4a for audio. .mov or .m4v for video).
    • At the bottom of the page, click on Add this file to your podcast. (View diagram)
    • Fill out the information. Click Save. (View diagram)
    • Take this URL and put it into any podcast client such as iTunes.
    • NOTE: Additional items added to the podcast will automatically be downloaded by podcast subscribers (exactly how they are downloaded is determined by settings in the podcast client).
    • Deleting a file, click on Remove this file from your podcast. (View diagram)
    • Deleting your podcast channel, click on Delete Your Podcast. (View diagram)

Important Note: Your Podcasting can contain multiple files, but you can only have one podcast. If you need multiple Podcasts, you will have to open an additional service with PlayStream.

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