Overview

GETTING STARTED WITH PODCASTS:
You will receive an FTP login to upload your shows. If having multiple sets of shows (non-related in a series), please notify Abovecast. Reporting is done on a per podcast basis.

First, upload your podcasts to your FTP storage. For this example, we uploaded test.mp3 into the root folder.

Next, you may request your podcast using the request URL that is given in the welcome e-mail and adding the filename to this. Note: You must use this URL in order for Abovecast to properly report and insert ads.

Example:
You are given the directory http://aod.cdnstream1.com/9100/
You uploaded the file test.mp3
To request this podcast, you would simply use the URL: http://aod.cdnstream1.com/9100/test.mp3

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INSERTING PRE-ROLL, MID-ROLL, and POST-ROLL INTO YOUR PODCAST:

Ads are inserted using Metadata. The metadata is contained in the Comments field in the ID3 tag. Abovecast currently supports Pre-rolls, 3 Mid-roll positions, and Post-roll. We can also support inaudible tones and jingle detection, however these may incur an additional fee. Contact support@abovecast.com for any questions.

Adding a pre-roll
In the comments field, add PREROLL;

Adding mid-roll position 1:
MIDROLL1_X_0;
where X is the time in milliseconds to insert the ad. For example, MIDROLL1_35000_0; will insert the ad 35 seconds into the original podcast.

Adding mid-roll position 2:
MIDROLL2_Y_0;
where Y is the time in milliseconds to insert the ad. For example, MIDROLL2_162000_0; will insert the ad 162 seconds into the original podcast.

Adding mid-roll position 3:
MIDROLL3_Z_0;
where Z is the time in milliseconds to insert the ad. For example, MIDROLL3_396000_0; will insert the ad 396 seconds into the original podcast.

Adding a post-roll:
POSTROLL;

Fully composed example of all five positions (which will be added in the comments field in the ID3 tag prior to uploading):

PREROLL; MIDROLL1_35000_0; MIDROLL2_162000_0;MIDROLL2_396000_0;POSTROLL;


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PODCAST BEST PRACTICES:

When producing and saving a new show, please ensure that the encoding properties remain consistent. This will help with ad delivery and encoding issues.

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