Please Note
In order to upload your programs into the AudioPort, you must be a registered user. (see How To Create Your Account).

To upload your program log in, then click “Step One” under “Add Programming”, in the navigation, on the right side of the webpage.

Step One
In this step, you have to specify the number of files that are part of this program.

the following appear in this step:

  • "How Many File Segments Do You Want To Add" – specify the total number of file segments that make up the whole program
  • Important:  Be aware that if your program is a regular series, you should upload only one file — the program itself. If you upload more than one segment or version, the RSS for automation will be confused and not know which file to send to the station that has subscribed.
    If you upload promos for your show, create another series like <show name> Promo so stations using automation can download those automatically as well.

Step Two
In this step, you have to identify the Audio File information for this program.

Fields whose names are in red are the only required fields.

the following appear in this step:

  • "Program Name" – You can name your program anything you want. If it is a series, you should enter a date or program number here since the series name will appear in the listing.
  • "Subtitle" – optional/if applicable
  • "Series" – You may select 'Not a Series' if it's a one-time upload. If it's the first upload of a new series, you pick '-- Add New Series --' and fill in the field that appears with the name of the series.
    Note: The series will be permanently associated with your login. No other login will be able to upload a show with that series name.
  • "Program Type" – specify what type of program this is, using the options given
  • "Topics" – specify the main topics for this program, using the options given. You may specifify as many as you wish.
    You expand topics by clicking on the plus sign.
    You add topics by clicking on the text.
  • "Featured Speakers/Commentators" – list your guest(s), speaker(s), and/or host(s).
  • "Summary" – if you only want to provide a brief summary of the program, write it here. Otherwise, if you wish to give a longer, more detailed description, write that in the 'Announcer Script/Transcript' section (below)
  • "Credits" – specify your program credits here
  • "Broadcast Restrictions" – specify which restrictions you wish to put on the use of your program (if any)
  • "Program Notes" – this box can be used for any information you wish to add. This area has unlimited text space.
  • "Release Date" – Enter the date on which you want the show to become available. It will not appear on the listings before that date.

Step Three
  • "Select Segment <n>" – Browse for the file you want to upload.
  • "Label:" – If it's a series, the label is set automatically, otherwise it simply uses the date. The label will be the name of the downloaded file. You may change it if you wish
    No punctuation is allowed. Normally, you don't have to change it since it is unique.
  • "The "Next Page >" button starts the upload.
  • Please Note
    Since AudioPort is for exchanging air-quality files, there are restrictions on the bitrate and sample rate for files.

    The minimum quality for a mono file is 64kbps at a sample rate of 22050.
    The minimum quality for a stereo file is 128kbps at a sample rate of 44100.
    Files must be Constant Bit Rate (CBR). Variable Bit Rate (VBR) is not accepted.


    Should you upload an unacceptable file, you will be given the option to correct it and re-upload without having to re-enter the data. The resolution of the file is computed automatically.
    This applies to mp3"s. For other formats (like ogg - not recommended) you're on your own.

    After you submit your files for upload, a progress bar will appear showing the status of the upload.

    While the upload is underway, please DO NOT hit the button again.

    When the file has finished uploading. ypu will see the edit page for the file you just uploaded. You may edit, add or correct info here.

    For More Help
    Please see the frequently asked questions (FAQ) section of the AudioPort.org.
    For further questions, please go to "Contact Us". We are here to help.

     



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