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Podcast Metadata

Warpwire allows you to generate an RSS feed for any Media Library with public content. You can read about how to share an RSS feed here.

These RSS feeds are frequently used to publish a Warpwire Media Library as a podcast via either iTunes or the Google Play Store.

While Warpwire attempts to create default metadata for podcast RSS feeds, you can greatly enhance the quality of information by creating a Metadata Profile with the information you want to include when publishing your podcast.

This guide outlines the iTunes podcast specification's metadata elements and defines their use. For even greater detail, explore podcast documentation on Apple's website.

To learn about changing the image for a podcast, read our article on changing the Media Library custom thumbnail.

Images

You can upload an image to represent your podcast as a series. You can also upload unique images for each episode. Apple specifies that artwork must be a minimum size of 1400 x 1400 pixels and a maximum size of 3000 x 3000 pixels, in JPEG or PNG format, 72 dpi, with appropriate file extensions (.jpg, .png), and in the RGB colorspace.

You can change the Media Library custom thumbnail in order to set an image for the entire podcast. You can change an asset's custom thumbnail in order to set an image for a particular podcast episode.

Podcast: Title

Title of your podcast. A clear and concise name for your podcast. Be specific! The title is used for podcast search in both iTunes and the Google Play Store.

Podcast: Subtitle

Subtitle of your podcast. Generally, a simple and concise sentence describing your podcast.

Podcast: Summary

Summary of your podcast. Like the description, the summary field supports up to 4000 characters.

Podacst: Description

The description of the podcast. Can be up to 4000 characters in length.

Podcast: Type

This field is required. The type of podcast can be either episodic or serial. Episodic is for stand-alone episodes, and recommended play order will be newest to oldest. Serial is for narrative podcasts, and recommended play order will be oldest to newest.

Podcast: Language

The podcast language, expressed in the ISO 639 two-letter list.

Podcast: Category

This field is required. You will be able to search and select from a list of all valid iTunes podcast category options.

Podcast: Author

The podcast author.

Podcast: Owner Name

Contact information for the podcast owner. This is used for administrative communication between Apple and the podcast owner, and will not be displayed in Apple Podcasts.

Podcast: Owner Email

The email address of the podcast owner. Contact information for the podcast owner. This is used for administrative communication between Apple and the podcast owner, and will not be displayed in Apple Podcasts.

Podcast: Explicit Content

Does the podcast contain explicit content? Choices are 'Explicit', or 'Clean.'

Podcast: Copyright

The copyright details of your podcast.

Podcast: Block

The podcast show or hide status. Specifying 'yes' at the podcast level will result in the podcast not appearing in Apple Podcasts.

Podcast: Complete

The podcast update status. Marking 'yes' indicates that the podcast is complete and no new episodes are expected.

Podcast: New Feed URL

The podcast URL. Use this field to manually change the URL location of your podcast. Be sure to maintain the old location until all content has been migrated to the new URL.

Podcast: Link

The podcast URL.

Episode: Title

The title of the podcast episode. A clear and concise name for the episode.

Episode: Subtitle

Subtitle of your episode. Generally, a simple and concise sentence describing the episode contents.

Episode: Summary

Summary of the episode. Like the description, the summary field supports up to 4000 characters.

Episode: Description

The description of the episode. Can be up to 4000 characters in length.

Episode: Type

Define the type of episode. Full indicates a full episode of your show, trailer indicates a smaller promotional portion of a full episode, and bonus indicates extra content for a show not previously included in an episode.

Episode: Author

The episode author.

Episode: Season

The episode season number. Season number must be a non-zero integer. Season numbers are only displayed in Apple Podcasts if your podcast has more than one season.

Episode: Number

The episode number as a non-zero integer. This will impact recommended playback order.

Episode: Note

An episode note. Rich text formatting and simple HTML are supported.

Episode: Closed Captioned

Is the episode closed captioned? 'Yes' indicates that closed captions are embedded.

Episode: Explicit Content

Does the episode contain explicit content: Yes, or No?

Episode: Block

The episode show or hide status.

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