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Podcasting: Moving from Libsyn to Soundcloud

  • 13 November 2014
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Hey guys! Need help! I'm moving my hosting from Libsyn to Soundcloud (I am in the beta program already) and it seems a bit too technical for my young redheaded personality So after 3 hours of research I am still int the dark. There is also libsyn who is advising me against the move and bitching about Soundcloud so yeah...need help! thanks!

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Hey ManInside,

Welcome to podcasting on SoundCloud 🙂. We line out the instructions to join here. If after checking out the article you get stuck or something isn't clear, give me a shout! Happy to help.

Cheers,
Gina
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I think this is the article you're looking for: http://support.libsyn.com/faqs/changing-your-feed-url-in-itunes/

It explains the redirection process toward the bottom in the "moving from Libsyn" section.

In your case, the tag you add will look like this:

<itunes:new-feed-url>http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:93562218/sounds.rss&lt;/itunes:new-feed-url&gt;
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I think this is the article you're looking for: http://support.libsyn.com/faqs/changing-your-feed-url-in-itunes/

It explains the redirection process toward the bottom in the "moving from Libsyn" section.

In your case, the tag you add will look like this:

<itunes:new-feed-url>http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:93562218/sounds.rss&lt;/itunes:new-feed-url&gt;

Oof that didn't work! See this screenshot - http://glui.me/?i=1rehc6n0mzfy21q/2014-11-13_at_3.28_PM.png/
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Also, make sure you upload your archive to your SoundCloud account (or at least your most recent episode) before redirecting your subscribers. Otherwise all content from your iTunes page will disappear 🙂
Hi Jayme & Gina,

Thanks for your reply. See, it took me so long to actually figure this out and how this works. And to add to your comment Jayme - I think I actually need to upload my whole archive to soundcloud so that when the redirect happens all my old episodes will be "feeded or read" from soundcloud and not libsyn. This is why the redirect us needed I believe.

So I will need to pay another $25 to libsyn to permanently place a redirect to my new feed just in case. So yeah.

Anyhow, I would like to suggest to you guys that you actually put down precise and clear instructions on how to do it - like for dummies - because most of us have set out podcasts up using a tutorial, I am not a tech girl so I don't really understand how the technloogy works on the backend so all of the friends I've asked have no idea how to do it.

Thanks for your help anyways:)
From a purely analytics view, Libsyn is WAY overblown. I left them a year ago and they had my "school district" podcasts averaging 5,000 views. No way!
It felt good to see those numbers but they're completely made up.
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How+do+I+upload+to+soundcloud+using+my libsyn feed.

How do I upload to soundcloud using my libsyn feed
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How+do+I+upload+to+soundcloud+using+my libsyn feed.

How do I upload to soundcloud using my libsyn feed

Hi there,
Thanks for posting. Hope this one helps you get set up and start using SoundCloud for your podcast. Here's another article I found while researching this topic myself actually - maybe this helps as well :-)

http://www.tonysheng.com/howto/podcast-on-soundcloud/

Cheers
Mathis
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled need help setting up itunes and soundcloud.

i've been uploading my podcasts to both Libsyn and SoundCloud but i want to start uploading to SoundCloud only using that to host my podcasts on iTunes as well. i've gone through the whole process of linking my soundcloud and itunes and i submitted my SoundCloud RSS feed link to iTunes but my soundcloud feed isn't automatically feeding into itunes, i'm still seeing the stuff that is posted on our libsyn. what should i do?

also is it possible to run 2 different podcasts from the same itunes account and if so, how?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled need help setting up itunes and soundcloud.

i've been uploading my podcasts to both Libsyn and SoundCloud but i want to start uploading to SoundCloud only using that to host my podcasts on iTunes as well. i've gone through the whole process of linking my soundcloud and itunes and i submitted my SoundCloud RSS feed link to iTunes but my soundcloud feed isn't automatically feeding into itunes, i'm still seeing the stuff that is posted on our libsyn. what should i do?

also is it possible to run 2 different podcasts from the same itunes account and if so, how?

Hi there,

Please give this convo on the same topic a read. Also, the link to Tony Sheng's article might be the perfect read for you :-)

If you have further questions, let us know here.

Cheers
Mathis

P.S.:
Further podcasting documentation for both SoundCloud and iTunes can be found here:
http://help.soundcloud.com/customer/portal/articles/1209292-soundcloud-for-podcasters
https://www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/specs.html
None of this works or makes sense. Is there a step by step for switch from Libsyn to Souncloud in iTunes?

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