Basic settings

Basic Settings

Podcast entry box This setting adds or eliminates fields that will show in your podcast episode box for each post. Each check box adds another function as explained below.

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Media URL (on by default) – Put the address to your media file.  Example: http://example.com/media/my_great_podcast_episode_2.mp3

Media file size and duration (on by default) – Gives you an area to specify the file size and duration of your media file. Also lets you select Auto Detect.

Embed field – This is mainly for video podcasters. If checked, it will give you a place to put the embed code for the YouTube, Viddler or any other embed-able video. This embedded video will replace the selected player from PowerPress. Your media file will still be delivered from your server or media host to viewers subscribed to your RSS feed.

Display player and link options – Gives you the option, on a per-episode basis, to show the player and links in the post.

Poster image – Mainly for video podcasters, this allows you to put in a URL to an image that will replace the poster image shown in the video player before the play button is clicked on a per-episode basis.

Player width and height – This field allows you to specify the size of the player on a per episode basis.

Use the iTunes fields below at your own risk.  NOTE: An invalid entry into any of the iTunes fields can cause problems with your iTunes listing. It is highly recommended that you validate your feed using feedvalidator.org every time you modify any of the iTunes fields listed below.

iTunes keywords field – Leave this one unchecked and PowerPress will use your post keywords instead.

iTunes subtitle field – Leave this one unchecked to use the first 250 characters of your blog post for the episode.

iTunes summary field – Leave unchecked to use your blog post.

iTunes author field – Leave unchecked to use your post author name.

iTunes explicit field – Leave this unchecked to use your default explicit setting.

iTunes closed captioned – Only select this if your video is closed captioned.

iTunes order – This enables you to reorder the listing on iTunes instead of having the newest episode first. Note: If conflicting values are present, the iTunes directory will use it’s default ordering. This feature will only work on the default podcast only feed or channel feeds that PowerPress adds. Will not work on the blog feed from WordPress or category feeds.

Feature episode in iTunes – Selecting this will put this episode on top of your iTunes listing with the rest of your episodes after it. This would typically be used for an introduction episode or an episode you want everyone to listen to or watch first.

Other settings

Podcast permalinks – This overrides the default permalinks settings and matches  http://example.com/podcast/ to a page/category named “podcast.”

Advanced settings – Available on all tabs.

  • Audio Player Options – On now by default.
  • Video Player Options – On now by default.

Custom podcast channels – This is used if you want to have more then one podcast feed from your WordPress site. This allows you to have, for example, a video channel, an audio channel and a low bandwidth video channel all in the same post. RSS feeds can have only one media file per post. This creates other feeds depending format. You can also use this for more then one podcast series coming from one website.

Category podcasting – This allows you to set up category based podcast feeds. For example, you have a category called ‘audio’ and when you make a post and put it in that category, that media file will go out on the podcast feed for that category.

Meta Marks – Meta Marks is a feature included in PowerPress that provides content creators a means to distribute additional meta information with their media. Marks include audio, video, images, comments, advertisements and more. Each Meta Mark may include a value appropriate to that mark as well as a Web link (URL). Meta Marks are positioned by specifying the number of seconds when the mark should be used/displayed, along with a duration in seconds how long the mark should be used/displayed. Read more about it here: powerpresspodcast.com/metamarks/