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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SOORAJ VT - May 30, 2013 Reply

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Jennifer Ebeling - June 7, 2013 Reply

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?

Ko-Shin - June 18, 2013 Reply

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

Ko-Shin - June 18, 2013 Reply

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

Greta Lee Jackson - July 9, 2013 Reply

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

Debbie Tudor - July 15, 2013 Reply

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

Mimika Cooney - February 7, 2014 Reply

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?

George Kao - February 27, 2014 Reply

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

    Style Sew Me - May 24, 2016 Reply

    THANK YOU!!!

    Javier Mercedes - May 19, 2018 Reply

    thank you thank you thank you!

Britany White - December 1, 2014 Reply

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

Ask Rhonnie - June 2, 2015 Reply

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.

Joe Perkins - August 3, 2015 Reply

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

Becky Auer - November 8, 2015 Reply

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

Domingo Rogers - November 18, 2015 Reply

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!

    Domingo Rogers - March 23, 2016 Reply

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

Rick Tashma - December 24, 2015 Reply

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

Stephen Wickhem - January 10, 2016 Reply

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

Ruth Radford - July 13, 2016 Reply

very helpful! thanks so much!

Nightmare Foxy - September 11, 2016 Reply

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

Sam Laura Brown - September 22, 2017 Reply

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

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

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

Miguel Ramirez - April 17, 2019 Reply

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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