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Podcasting For Dummies, 3rd Edition by Chuck Tomasi, Tee Morris

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Chapter 11

Move It on Up (To Your Web Server)

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Moving podcast media files to your web server

check Naming your files appropriately

check Keeping your FTP space neat and tidy

You've managed to figure out what it is you want to say (or show), you’ve gone through the trials and tribulations of the editing process (or not), and you’ve faithfully employed correct ID3 tagging (nonnegotiable). That's great, but no one is going to hear your contribution to the podcasting world until you put your files up on the web.

In Chapter 1, we cover the hosting provider selection process. In this chapter, we take an extensive look at the mechanics of the process, including how to appropriately name and organize your files.

Podcasters have a variety of options when it comes to uploading files. Although the methods are all different, they all help you accomplish the same job: copying files from your personal computer to their new home online. Many hosting providers have easy-to-use browser-based drag-and-drop file transfer utilities built into their service. In many cases, this may be all you need to get your files onto your server for others to consume. In this chapter, we dig a little deeper to ...

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