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How to upload and publish audio episodes
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Hi Zen Creator! In this video, I will show you how to upload and publish an audio episode to a podcast.

From the top right corner of your Dashboard, click the New button. Select Episode.

Episodes are published to a specific podcast. Click the Show Image in the header in the top left corner of the page. If you have not yet created a podcast, in the dropdown, select Create Show to create a brand new podcast. Or, select Import Show to copy over an existing podcast that is hosted elsewhere. If you have already created your podcast, in the dropdown click on the Show Name to select it.

Click the Upload button in the center of the page or on the right. Please note, the file format must be MP3 for audio episodes or MP4 for video episodes. Other file formats such as WAV, FLAC, MOV, WMV, etc. cannot be uploaded. Select your episode file and it will start uploading. How long this takes depends on the size of the file and your internet upload speed. You should keep the page open while the upload processes but it is not necessary to stay on the page. If you would like, you can leave it open in the background while doing other things.

Once the upload completes, the file name, size, and the upload date and time will appear on the right. Make sure that file is selected and then click the Finalize & Publish button.

You are taken to the Publish page which has two tabs in the right sidebar.

The first tab, Episode Info is where you enter the necessary information such as the episode title and description. At minimum, complete these. Scroll down and click Advanced Settings to display and complete additional fields such as the season and episode numbers, keywords, episode rating, and episode type.

If you would like to publish the episode to your RSS feed immediately, click the Publish Episode button now.

If you would like to schedule the episode to publish at a later date and/or time, click the Schedule Episode tab.

Next, to Scheduling, select Enabled. In the Date field, select the publish date from the calendar. In the Time field, select the time to publish. The Timezone field will default to your computer’s timezone and can be changed if necessary. Review the date and time you entered and then click the Publish Episode button.

The episode will be added to the Episodes tab of your Dashboard. If you published the episode immediately, a green dot to left of the episode name indicates that it has been added to your RSS feed. If you scheduled the episode to publish at a later date and/or time, a yellow dot to the left of the episode name indicates that it will be added to your RSS feed later.

And that is how to upload and publish an audio episode to a podcast. If you need further assistance, please email us at support@zencastr.com.

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