Blubrry Dashboard Podcasting 2.0 Features

For an introduction to Podcasting 2.0 see our detailed write-up!

Feature: Transcript

Blubrry Podcasting can automatically create a transcript for you when you publish your episode with our transcription partner. You can also upload a .SRT or .VTT file. Linking to your transcript hosted by a third party is also allowed.

The modern Blubrry player will then display your Closed Captions during playback. If the file linked is a noncompatible format, a transcript download link will appear in the player.

Feature: Locked

The locked feature prevents your podcast from being moved to another service until you authorize it by unlocking your show. This is similar to a domain lock that does not allow your domain to be moved to a different register. Be aware that not all hosting services honor the locked function. Only podcast hosts with Podcasting 2.0 features support that.

Feature: Chapters

Podcasting 2.0 Chapters are designed to be provided in full upon publishing or just a place marker where fans and support members can populate the chapter markers post-episode publishing.

Create a chapters file (.json) that you can link to upon publishing through select tools found at NewPodcastApps.com. We currently recommend Hypercatcher.

Chapters then can be displayed by a broader range of playback tools – including web browsers – and images can be retrieved on playback rather than bloating the audio file size.

Feature: Location

Document your show’s location occasionally; when you do an episode remotely or talk about a physical place, you can indicate that at a show and episode level.

Three fields are presented, but only one set of coordinates can be entered in the provided boxes. The tool most accessible to get a set of geo-coordinates is Google Maps.

Feature: Credits

You can now document your role, co-hosts’ role, guests, producers, etc. While we realize that you and your co-host make up the entire team for many podcasters, you may have listeners helping with social and or even an entire team. You can now give credit where credit is due and, at show and episode level, document your team and guests on your show.

Feature: Live

Are you doing a live show in conjunction with your on-demand podcast? Modern Podcast 2.0 apps allow listeners to tune in live on the same podcast app/site where they consume your on-demand podcast.

The slang Podcasting 2.0 folks are using is going LIT.  aka, you are live. The following three screens are live states you must manually set when you change state. This is because we signal the services to let them know you are Pending, Live and Ended.

Please note if you schedule to go live at 3 p.m. and it ends up being 3:15, there is no issue. The Live signal will let them know you have started and allow the Podcast App to display your show as live so listeners get the notification of you being live and can watch within the Application.

Pending

You can schedule your live session as far in advance as you want. It’s a good idea to try and schedule 10-15 minutes minimum before you go live. There are info bubbles next to each section be sure to reach out to support if you have challenges.


Live

It’s critical that as you are going live you update the settings to Live and then save settings. This allows us to signal to the appropriate platforms that you have indeed gone live. If you do not set this to live and save, you will not appear live on the Podcasting 2.0 apps that support being LIT.

Ended

When your live show has ended, be sure to come back and change your status to ended — this allows the podcasting apps to revert to on-demand mode. If you do not end your show, the end date/time you set will be honored by some apps, but it is important to mark yourself as ended and save settings.


Feature: Value4Value

This is one of the most exciting new features yet and, as far as we are concerned, the most significant opportunity for podcasters to earn additional revenue for the show. We have placed this feature in an experimental zone. We have also partnered with Alby to make it easier for you to get started.

This is a complex feature, with an entire website dedicated to educating you on what the Value4Value model is.  We will be rolling out the entire Value4Value interface in the coming days, but we were hoping you could spend some time learning about Value4Value @ https://value4value.info/.

We have partnered with GetAlby to allow podcasters to get set up to participate in the Value4Value model quickly. Simply Click Connect to get Alby and set up an account (free), and the corresponding data will auto-populate on that page.

You can also cut and paste information from other Wallet providers that support the lightning network. Consult with those companies on what populates in each of the fields.

We also support splits by adding a co-host account or supporter. This can also be done at the episode level, which overrides the show-level settings for a single episode.

Fully Populated V4V

This is what a fully populated V4V setup looks like.


Funding

The funding tag is a way for you to document where people can donate regular funds a Paypal, Patreon,  CashApp, etc that can be configured here. This will allow apps that support it to display a Donation link that listeners can then easily click to donate within the podcast app.


Podcasting 2.0 features will continue to grow and be supported more widely on various New Podcast Apps. Blubrry is committed to moving the podcasting space forward with the exciting features described above.