If your show has automatic ads enabled (also known as dynamic or programmatic ads), then you can manage your ads at the episode level.
To manage your pre-roll and post-roll settings at the show level, see Manage Pre-Roll and Post-Roll Ad Settings for Your Show.
To manage the automatic ad settings for an episode:
- Add or edit an episode.
- Click the toggle next to the Advertising section header to turn on advertising for this episode. If your show has automatic ads enabled, you will see options to include mid-roll, pre-roll, and post-roll ads.
- Ad Slot tools work best in a Chrome browser on a Mac or PC.
- Any ad blocking plugins must be turned off.
- Tools work with CBR (Constant Bit Rate) files; we do not support VBR (Variable Bit Rate) files.
The following options are available:
After you have uploaded or selected an mp3 audio file for your episode, you can use the waveform to visually select the location of mid-roll ads.
|The time box displays the time of the selected marker in your audio file. You can also type in the time manually to set the position of the marker.
|1 Ad/ 2 Ads / 3 Ads
|Use this dropdown to select whether you want one, two, or three ads inserted into your episode audio.
Click the Add Slot button to insert the selected time marker into your episode.
The slot appears under the Post-Roll section along with the selected time location for the ad slot. Click Delete to remove the ad slot.
|Use the Pre-Roll section to insert the number of ads you want at the beginning of your episode audio. (Not editable if you have set this at the show level.)
|Use the Post-Roll section to insert the number of ads you want at the end of your episode audio. (Not editable if you have set this at the show level.)
After you publish your episode, the Episodes List displays the number of automatic ads in the episode. Mouse over a number to see whether it is the pre-roll, mid-roll, or post-roll ad count. (The mid-roll count is the total number of mid-roll ads across all your configured mid-roll slots.)