Feel the power of good ole RSS, like shooting lasers from my finger tips. I just used the RSS feed from the OEG Voices Podcast I manage from, yes, a self-managed WordPress site to directly be connected, and updating without me lifting a pinky, to a YouTube hosted podcast.
For every item in the feed (20 of them), it populated a “video” with the art of the episode’s image and the audio of the podcast. Via RSS. The next time I publish a new episode on the website, BOOM! It will be added to the YouTube version.
I had previously experimented with what YouTube called a podcast, which was really just adding a video to a playlist. It offered no podcast feed, and the creation process was manual.
In an email I got this week from Descript (makers of the podcast editing software I am using) I read that YouTube had added a means to populate a podcast there by using an RSS feed from another site. You can read the full details (which is what I did this morning) on YouTube’s Help How to Deliver a Podcast with RSS.
It was pretty much enter a URL, which it checked (I had to make one small change in my Podcast Press settings in WordPress to add an email address to the RSS feed), which generated an emails message that I had to click a link to verify, and then it was off to the races (well it took a few hours).
I guess one could subscribe to it in the YouTube land, but it is not itself a podcast with it’s own RSS (who cares, I have my own), but it is syndication in action– update from source, and then the target gets auto updated.
Small Pieces RSS Joined!
Now I might be inspired to do this for the Puerto Rico Connection podcast I do/did with Antonio Vantaggiato, we are really on the low low end of our episode frequency, Hola, Antonio! (okay it‘s in motion, that was easy)
The OEG Voices podcast has bee self updating, and the embed for a playlist will show newer episodes then the screenshot above. Yay!
Featured Image: Aiming To Listen to The Stars flickr photo by cogdogblog shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license modified by inserted the OEG Voices Podcast logo also shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license and a crude recreation of a YouTune logo.