How to Add a Podcast to iTunes


In today's high tech world, almost anything is possible! Now, you can listen to many radio shows, audio and video programs through your iPod. Subscription is free and you can get episodes delivered to your playlist. You can either listen to the podcasts via your computer or iPod.

Tap into this market by adding your own podcast to the iTunes directory. It is a very simple operation that will harness a worldwide audience.

  • Create a file that is accessible by iTunes in one of the formats listed in the tips section (see below).

  • Create a .xml and push both the file and .xml up to a publicly accessible server. If you need information on creating a .xml please refer to "creating a .xml" in the eHow directory.

  • Login to your iTunes account. If you do not have an account please create one from the iTunes music store. Without an account you will not be allowed to upload a podcast.

  • Launch iTunes from your favorite Internet browser.

  • From the front page click on the podcasts symbol.

  • You should now be on the podcast page. Locate the words "Submit a Podcast link."

  • Type in your url for the .xml file that you created in Step Two (above).

  • Follow the directions presented by iTunes.

Tips & Warnings

  • The following media formats are supported by iTunes: .m4a, .mp3, .mov, .mp4, .m4v and .pdf.
  • Test your feed to make sure that it functions with iTunes. Simply launch iTunes and select to subscribe to a podcast. Enter the location of your .xml file on the public server you are using. If it functions correctly from this location it is accessible to iTunes and you have succeed in creating a readable file. If it fails to function please refer back to creating a .xml for iTunes.
  • Make sure that your keyword submission for the podcast is succinct and descriptive for your podcast. Do not use more than five keywords to describe your podcast.
  • It may take a few tries to get the format of the .xml correct keep working with it and trying it before submitting to iTunes.
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