Adding Audio Nodes

To upload your MP3 file of your KBOO program to the KBOO website, you need to create an audio node.

You'll find the link to create an audio node in the Control Panel sidebar, under Create Content -> Audio.

The audio node includes information that it reads from the ID3 tags in the MP3 file. According to Wikipedia, "ID3 is a metadata container (or data about data) most often used in conjunction with the MP3 audio file format. It allows information such as the title, artist, album, track number, and other information about the file to be stored in the file itself."

It's a good idea to upload files with ID3 tags, since they are the only information that "travels" with a downloaded audio file.

The following fields can be used when creating an audio node:

Title - Required. You may add information manually, but the default entry, "!title" is a placeholder that will be replaced with the info entered in the ID3 "title" tag. If the tag is not in the audio file, you will receive an error.

For consistent formatting, place the name of the show or clip before any date information.

Body - A general description of the audio file. The first sentence or two of this field will appear in the podcast feed.

Air Date - Enter the date in the format MM/DD/YY (if you write in a different format, like "July 1, 2007" or "today", it should be transformed to the standard format).

Program - This field links the audio to a specific KBOO program. This an an auto-complete field, so as you start to type in a name, a list of potential matches should appear. You can not enter in a program name that does not already exist in the system (Check the programs page).

Categories - Here you select the appropriate categories that ensures your entry will appear in the appropriate lists throughout the site. If no categories are selected, your node will still be created, but it will be hard to find.

Audio File - The reason why you created this node! Click the browse button and select an MP3 file to upload. When you click on the "submit" button to save the node, the file will be uploaded as long as your file is less than 25MB (if your file is larger than the allowed size displayed, talk to a site administrator about uploading it through FTP).

iTunes feed information - It is normally NOT necessary to fill these fields out, because the feed will automatically include information from the "body" field. Anything entered here will override that info, however.

NOTE: If you have a show with explicit language, it should be identified by slelecting "explicit" from the drop down box, and should probably be removed from the general podcast stream by checking the box.




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