Podcasting Tutorial – Video 3: Exporting and Tagging

What you do with your podcast audio files after you record is almost as important as the recording itself. *** Download my free Podcast Cheat Sheet:

You’ve recorded the audio file for your first podcast episode. Now what?

In this video, we talk about what happens AFTER you record your episode: exporting it into an MP3 file and tagging it with the correct ID3 tags.

I’ll guide you in how to pick the right output quality for your MP3 file, so you can strike the perfect balance between audio quality and file size.

We also talk about how to make your audio levels sound more consistent using a tool called Levelator.

This is the third in a series of 6 podcasting tutorial videos to help you get your podcast up and running, so make sure to watch the first 2 videos if you haven't already!

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    23 comments
    SOORAJ VT says May 30, 2013

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    Jennifer Ebeling says June 7, 2013

    Hey there – I’ve uploaded my MP3 to Itunes after dragging it through levelator. Wondering why I don’t get “Podcast” as an option under genre. I picked Spoken Word and then selected the Options Tab and selected Podcast there. Do you know why I can’t see Podcast in the genre selection?

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    Ko-Shin says June 18, 2013

    pat – if you make a video response with the previous video and the next video it will be easier for people to find and click – also this helps with your youtube ranks

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    Ko-Shin says June 18, 2013

    Thank you SOOOOOO much for making this so easy to understand – you are such a great teacher!

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    Greta Lee Jackson says July 9, 2013

    Just wondering why you are making an AIFF version from an mp3 file?

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    Debbie Tudor says July 15, 2013

    OK, I finally found a newer version of Levelator and was able to download it and use. Thanks!

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    Mimika Cooney says February 7, 2014

    Great video thanks for the tips. Levelator no longer functioning and the download doesn’t work, is there another program you use to adjust levels?

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    George Kao says February 27, 2014

    For those looking for how Pat does the tagging (ID3 tags) skip forward to 16:14

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      Style Sew Me says May 24, 2016

      THANK YOU!!!

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      Javier Mercedes says May 19, 2018

      thank you thank you thank you!

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    Britany White says December 1, 2014

    Hello Mr. Flynn, I was wonder if using audacity was mandatory for creating your podcast. plz help. =)

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    Ask Rhonnie says June 2, 2015

    I’m just getting started with my podcast. There has GOT to be an easier way to upload a podcast! lol. You’ve been so very helpful though, Pat. Thanks.

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    Joe Perkins says August 3, 2015

    Noticed this was from a few years back. Any updated way to do this?

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    Becky Auer says November 8, 2015

    OMG Pat Flynn….I love you! This was SO HELPFUL! You rock!

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    Domingo Rogers says November 18, 2015

    Awesome tips. I’m converting my vlogs into podcasts to increase my audience and have found this info really helpful. Best take away was on the Levelator tool! Thanks a bunch!

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      Domingo Rogers says March 23, 2016

      @Claire Smith for the ones I’ve done so far it great. Are you podcasting?

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    Rick Tashma says December 24, 2015

    Thank you for this series, Pat. This segment was particularly helpful for guidance regarding the metadata. Cheers!

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    Stephen Wickhem says January 10, 2016

    THANK YOU! This was perfect. I love that you talk fast, make your point, move on to the next thing. Wonderful. So helpful.

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    Ruth Radford says July 13, 2016

    very helpful! thanks so much!

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    Nightmare Foxy says September 11, 2016

    thank you for helping us learn how to make podcast you rock man!!!

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    Sam Laura Brown says September 22, 2017

    Watching these in 2017 and they’re still SO helpful. Thank you!

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    Let’s Talk REAL TM #WeightLoss4everREAL says April 13, 2019

    Holy Chit! 😳 I’ll just HIRE someone! 🙄 you LOST me @podcasting for Dummies! 😂😂

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    Miguel Ramirez says April 17, 2019

    Tip for using Levelator: If you have Intro/Outro music, first edit and export only the vocal track without the Intro/Outro and put it through the Levelator. Then add the Intro/Outro music to the vocal track from the Levelator and export in your desired format. If you export with the Intro/Outro music and then put it through the Levelator it might distort the sound of the music. Hope this helps.

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