What types of files do you support?

You can upload your audio and video files for podcasting in the following formats: MP3, MP4, MOV, M4A, M4V, MPG, MPEG, WAV, WMV and AVI formats.

How many podcasts do I get from a single account?

This is a tricky question because there are subtle differences in the meaning of the term “podcast”. If you think of a podcast as a show, then you have one show per account, each show has its own website. Podcast episodes are a different story, you can create as many episodes as your monthly storage can support.

I don't see a plan that fits my needs. Can I purchase more storage, or request a custom plan?

For custom or enterprise plans and pricing, please contact sales at 215-436-9220.

Will my podcast work with iTunes?

Yes! We produce valid RSS 2.0 feeds with compatible iTunes elements so your podcast will work perfectly with the latest version of iTunes.

How does podcasting work?

Podcasting begins with you, the content creator. Take your hobby, interest, passion, or business and turn it into a compelling audio/video show. Upload your show to the web and broadcast it to the world.

What can I do with PodcastPeople?

With PodcastPeople.com, you can create audio and video podcasts, customize your own website, write blog posts, track statistics, and even generate a profit. We have combined all the steps in creating a podcast so you can get started quickly, easily, and without worrying about the technical details.

What makes PodcastPeople different from other podcasting companies?

Unlike other podcasting companies we offer our podcasters more than just a place to host their files. On top of all the great content creation and management tools, you get the opportunity to have your show sponsored so you can generate a profit. You also gain access to our high-quality support staff, ready to help you get up and running.

Do I need to download any software to publish my episodes?

Nope! If you can see this website then you already have all the tools you need to publish your podcast. The PodcastPeople application is completely web-based, so you can upload your shows from any device with an internet connection.

What do I need to create my podcast?

You will need a combination of hardware and software in order to record, edit, and publish your podcast. For audio you will need a microphone (available on most modern computers). For video you can use a web-cam, digital camera, or even a video-enabled phone.

Can I have multiple people posting to my show?

You can have an unlimited number of authors contributing to your show. Authors can create and manage their own posts but are restricted from editing other authors’ work. We include all the administrative tools you’ll need to keep everyone organized.

Can I have my own website to display my podcasts?

All of our members get their own subdomain on our site that they can customize. If you don’t know anything about web design don’t worry, you can choose the look and feel from pre-built themes.

Absolutely! If you already have your own space on the web we can give you the link code so you can point to your podcast from anywhere.

How can I make money podcasting?

The short answer is advertising. Just like TV and radio, advertisers want to find ways to get their message across to a targeted audience. In that sense podcasting is a great way to reach a group of people who have similar interests. For example, a podcast for guitar enthusiasts would be ideal ad space for a local guitar store or even a major guitar manufacturer. The beauty of PodcastPeople is that you can have control over the ads so they don’t take away from your show.

How can I promote my podcast?

A good way to start is to find places that already have an audience similar to yours and let people know what your show is all about. Send promos to other podcasters, include links to your podcast in your email signature and on business cards and use as many tags as you can to describe the content of your show; the more specific they are the better. We’ll help you too, by making it as easy as possible to subscribe to your podcast directly from your site or blog.

What do I need to get started?

All you really need is an internet connection and a computer capable of playing audio files (which is just about every modern computer). However, to take full advantage of the on-demand functionality of podcasts, a personal media device capable of playing audio/video will allow you to enjoy podcasts anywhere, anytime.

Which Content Delivery Network do you use?

We rely on Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) for all of our media delivery needs; it’s fast, dependable, and really simple (as the name implies). S3 is the same storage infrastructure that Amazon.com uses to run its colossal network, so you know it’s good. S3 makes it easy for us to focus on creating innovative new features instead of worrying about how to store and deliver your media.

What security system do you use to protect my personal information?

PodcastPeople.com relies on Network Solutions™, the leading provider of Internet services, to guarantee safe, secure, and reliable online transactions for our customers. We utilize 128-bit encrypted SSL Certificates which are practically impossible to crack and are compatible with over 99% of all browsers worldwide. Network Solutions™ is one of the most recognized and trusted brands on the Internet which ensures that your credit card and other personal data will be protected against identity theft.

What is comment spam and how do you defend against it?

Like spam email, spam comments are automated attacks on your website promoting irrelevant commercial services. PodcastPeople.com has built-in spam blocking technology powered by Akismet , one of the best automated spam killer programs around. Akismet runs hundreds of tests on each comment before deciding if it is safe to post on your show’s site. With PodcastPeople.com you’re always protected from spammers so you will spend less time deleting spam and more time creating content.