How do I listen to the Podcast?
There are several options. The podcasts are released a number of different ways for your convenience and pleasure. The homepage
has a player on it that plays everything from the Master Feed - the staff chats, storycasts, everything. You can select to use the pop out player, which is linked underneath the player so as not to limmit you to the home page in your browser. In the top navigation bar, if you select listen to a podcast
, you will find all the podcasts listed where you can download an MP3 directly from the site. You can also sort it by segments, you will find that they have their own page and player, displaying ONLY those segments. Each of those pages also includes a list of all the items in that category. You can also listen to and/or download the podcasts through PodcastAlley
. By far the easiest method of getting the podcast, though, is to use iTunes to subscribe
. If you prefer another RSS catcher, you can use it by pointing it to our feed at http://www.harrypotterpodcast.com/podcast/untitled.xml
How do I submit a podcast idea?
There are a few different ways to do that. You can post in our feed back section
on the forums. There is no need to register. You can also look to the top nagivation bar and select contact
. This will direct you to a page with the staff and regular contributors of the podcast linked so that you may contact them individually via the forums (registration would be necessary) OR submit and idea via the form loacted at the bottom the the page. A vaild e-mail adress is needed inorder to hear back from us.
How do I record my own story podcast?
There is detailed information, in both written and video formats, located in the forums in the How to Podcast topic
Can I record my own writing?
Absolutely! In fact, we encourage you to do so, because it gives the site variety. You can also get more people interested in your stories and more reviews in the process!
Can I record someone else's writing?
Yes, but you MUST have their permission first.
My friends and I want to record a group chat. Is that OK?
Yes. The best way to do this is to get together on Skype, a free conference call service, and then record the call with a program like Pamela
What are the restrictions on podcasting stories?
We only accept stories that are validated on the HPFF archive and met the ToS there. Any story rated mature must have an added disclaimer in the podcast, and can be only be read by podcasters over 17 years of age. Further details about the requirements of a story cast, and the disclaimers that need to be included can be found here
. Be aware that submitted stories become property of HPPC, and that even it if is decided to delete the story, the recording of the story will not be removed from the feed.
What about music and sound effects?
Music copyrighted by another artist can only be used in 30 second intervals in order to comply with Fair Use restrictions. This is enough time for you to play a relevant section of the song for use in songfics. If you record your own music, use a piece in the public domain, find royalty free music that you can use under the creative commons license, (like the many offerings at newground.com
), or if you get permission from the owner of a piece of music to use it, then you may use as much of the piece as you like.
How do I submit a recorded podcast?
Upload the file to a location that allows users to share files, such as YouSendIt, Send Space, or FileFront. Once that is done, fill out the form on this page: Submissions
How do I get in touch with someone to record my podcast idea?
Use the contact page
to get in touch with a member of the podcast staff.
How do I get a story featured on Story Seekers?
The rules and form to submit a story to the story seekers can be found here
Do I have to register for something?
No we do not require you to register for anything, though we do encourage you to become a member of the forums so you can be a full part of the community!
How do I tell people that they have done a great job on something that I like?
Thank you! There are several places in which you can do that. You can message a member of staff via the contact page
. You can also leave a review on the forums
or via itunes.
How do I edit my podcast?
You can request a podcast editor on the HPPC forums HERE
You also can edit your own podcasts.
Please keep in mind that poorly edited and/or recorded podcasts submitted to HPPC can and will be rejected. A member who repeatedly submits poorly edited or low quality recordings can and will be disciplined.
I just submitted a podcast to the site, why isnít it showing up yet?
Every podcast submitted to the site has to be checked and, if necessary, edited by a member of staff before itís released, so no podcast will be put up immediately. If youíd like to know a rough estimation of how long it will be before your podcast is released, please contact Giola, Submissions Manager.
How do I obtain a rank or get promoted on the HPPC forums?
HPPC forum members are broken down into ranks/groups. Selection for new rankings is done at the end of each month by Senior Staff through the HPPC Promotion system. For more information on the HPPC Promotions visit the forums HERE
How can I put a podcast onto my iPod or MP3 player of choice?
Fortunately, this is simplicity itself. There are two options for you.
1. SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST IN ITUNES
iTunes can be used to synchronize most MP3 players, and other players come with their own software. If you can search for podcasts, just do a search for Harry Potter Podcast or, if you can't find it in the store, then enter this RSS feed manually: http://harrypotterpodcast.com/podcast/untitled.xml. Alternatively, click this link: Add to iTunes
New episodes will be downloaded and synced automatically, and in iTunes you can change your settings to specify whether only unplayed episodes should reside on the player, or only the 10 most recent episodes, etc.
2. DOWNLOAD AN EPISODE FROM THE WEBSITE
If you download an mp3 file from the website, then just add it to your MP3 player the same way you would any other piece of music. In iTunes, this means using the File>Import command, navigating to where you saved the MP3, and then syncing that artist to your iPod.