Publish a movie to Podcast Producer

Podcast Producer is a component of Mac OS X Server that lets you create and publish podcasts. You can create a project in iMovie and publish it to Podcast Producer.

To publish a movie to Podcast Producer:

  1. In iMovie, open a project or select it in the Project Library, and then choose Share > Podcast Producer.

    The Share menu appears in a light gray bar across the top of your computer screen.

  2. If this is your first time publishing to Podcast Producer, click Configure.

    Contact your server administrator for details about how to configure your account. Configuring your account requires a server IP address, a user name, and a password.

  3. Enter the server’s IP address in the Server field.

    If you had previously entered the IP address, click the pop-up menu and select the address. Enter your user name and password in the fields that appear.

  4. Click Done.

  5. Choose an option from the Workflow pop-up menu.

  6. Type a title for your movie and a description in the fields provided.

  7. Select the movie size you want to publish from the table of options.

    The table shows which sizes are best for each viewing on which device, and the resolution of each size (how many pixels it contains).

    The resolution of the exported movie for each size depends on the aspect ratio (standard or widescreen) you chose when you created the project. This topic explains resolution in more detail: About image resolution of shared projects.

    If you’re unable to select the larger sizes, the original project media isn’t large enough to render in those sizes. The size of the largest media used in the project determines the final movie sizes you can render.

    Hovering the pointer over the “i” next to the movie dimensions displays the following information for the rendered movies:

    • H.264:  The standard video compression that’s used in the movie.

    • fps:  The frame rate of the movie in frames per second.

    • Kbps or Mbps:  The data rate of the movie in kilobits per second or megabits per second.

    • MB:  The size of the movie file in megabytes.

  8. Click Publish.

    iMovie uploads your movie to Podcast Producer.

  9. Click the Podcast Producer Library button to go to Podcast Producer and see a list of all your uploaded movies.

In the Project Library, an icon appears next to the project’s name to indicate which size it has been rendered in. When the project is open in the Project browser, its title bar also displays a Podcast Producer icon. Click the icon to publish the podcast again, or to remove the Podcast Producer icon from the Project browser.

Image of the Podcast Producer icon.

If you make further edits to your project in iMovie after you’ve published it, a yellow warning symbol appears over the icon (as shown below), indicating that your project is out of date and needs to be rendered and published again. With the project open, click the icon and then choose “Re-Publish to Podcast Producer” to republish. To delete the original movie from Podcast Producer, contact your server administrator.

Image of the Podcast Producer icon with warning symbol.

To remove your movie from Podcast Producer:

  1. In iMovie, select the project in the Project Library, and then choose Share > “Remove from Podcast Producer.”

    The Share menu appears in a light gray bar across the top of your computer screen.

  2. As instructed in the dialog, contact your server administrator to remove your video from Podcast Producer.

  3. In iMovie, click Done.

    Clicking Done removes the website published status from your iMovie project.