Podbean has added a handy feature to help you share a video version of your podcast to Youtube and other platforms. Videos can be an attractive way to promote your podcast and share them on different platforms, potentially bringing in new listeners who may be less familiar with podcasts.
Podbean creates a static video, with your podcast artwork and episode title and the audio of your episode. For the system to be prompted to create this video, you will need to set up your social accounts under “Social Share” and be sure Youtube or Facebook sharing is highlighted for the episode.
You can find the video by going to the episode list and clicking “Share and Embed” (you can also find it in your media manager). You will see a “Download video link” you can copy and paste to your browser to download the video. From there, you can upload it to Youtube and share anywhere you wish.
Please note, the Podbean system only stores the videos for 30 days after an episode is published. We recommend you save a copy of the video for future use.
Did you remove the ability to have Podbean automatically upload the video to youtube??
Unfortunately, Youtube began limiting the ability to do this via the API. So, yes, we now create and provide the videos for you to use for uploading to Youtube and anywhere else instead. Podcasters had been asking for this too, and we had to find a workaround due to YT’s changes.
If you previously had auto share set up, it should still be functioning also. For new users, we won’t continue the auto share since YT is limiting it, but offer this option instead.
Well, I’m not a new user, but apparently, Youtube won’t accept my podbean feed, anyway. That’s probably it for me and Podbean. I’m not switching to a new podcast service; I’m just going with Youtube Live.
I gotta also admit that this is a huge blow. Integration, specifically was a huge reason why we chose podbean to begin with and now we just have manually do it all? That’s a lot of extra effort on our end. I get that APIs are hard but any thought to updating the price scale to reflect less integration?
If the users now have to manually download the video, and then upload it to YouTube or other service, I don’t understand why you still only allow it every 7 days, and you require a YouTube account to be set up under “Social Share”. You should just introduce a “generate video” checkbox, and if you want to limit the number of videos, just set a relatively high limit of 10 or 20 per week.
this is part of the reason I moved from the free version to the paid version so that I could promote on YouTube, then found I could only post every seven days. now this rigamarole. not good.