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The dashboard is the central management point of the system, allowing you to administer shows, make changes to the schedule, change information/add new imagery to episodes and all other administrative tasks.
Here you can see a list of all episodes that have been generated, gather shareable links for the content you have made.
When you embed widgets in your own websites episodes will always open in the AutoPod player. This player is hosted on our servers and it will show the episode image, title, broadcast time and have basic controls for the control of media playback. Limited keyboard shortcuts are also supported ‘space bar’ for play/pause and left/right arrows to jump forward / backward in 30 second increments.
A show is a container for a group of episodes. A show would be something such as “Drive Time”. Shows are added to the weekly schedule to allow AutoPod to automatically generate individual episodes.
An episode is an single instance of broadcasted / pre-recorded content. It has audio associated with it and other information can be assigned. An episode belongs to a Show and inherits infomation from a show if individual episode descriptions and titles have not been set. If an episode was part of the show “Drive Time” it would by default have a title such as “Drive Time – [Date of Broadcast]”. Episodes can be created in three different means.
Manually added episodes can be scheduled for immediate release (with the time of the episode set in the past) or in the future. Episodes that are scheduled for the future will automatically become available as soon as the time they are scheduled for is reached. Therefore, it is also possible to add a group of episodes for release at specific times – e.g. say that you have an online exclusive series in 6 parts, each part can be added as an individual episode and then scheduled for release whenever you wanted, this could be all at once or at 21:00 every Friday evening for the next 6 weeks.
Manually generated episodes work in more or less the same way as Automatically generated episodes, the key difference being that the episode is generated based on custom settings decided by yourself. The minimum length of a generated episode is 1 minute and maximum is 16 hours. Like a manually added episode, a manually generated episode can be in the past (up to 42 days ago) or in the future. This is useful for times of special broadcasting nature outside the standard schedule (think of an election day or festival weekend) – you can pre-plan these individual manual episodes without having to make changes to the station schedule.
Schedule: The schedule is an assignable grid in increments of 15 minutes representing the overall show allocation for your station. This is the main source of information for the creation of episodes. The schedule will not update episodes that are generated for “the current day” as individual recordings are scheduled for the whole day at midnight. This has mainly been to prevent situations where the schedule changes whilst a show is being generated. You can edit the schedule for the day after the current day.