When you publish an episode, it becomes available on the podcast directories and social media sites where you've submitted your show. But once the episode is published, you can also embed a media player on a web page, blog post, or anywhere else that you want to share it. You can customize the look of the episode player by changing colors, size, and more.
|Note||You can also customize and embed a player that plays multiple episodes from your show. For more information about the podcast player, see Customize and Share the Media Player for Your Podcast.|
To customize and share your episode player:
- Click the icon on the upper, left-hand side of your Libsyn account. The Episodes page opens.
- Find the episode you want to customize a player for.
Tip To quickly find an episode, enter the first few letters of the episode name in the Search field on the top, left-hand side of the Episodes table. The system filters episodes as you type.
- Click the icon on the far right of the episode row and select View in the menu that appears. The page with information about the episode opens.
- Click Embed.
- Customize the player by updating the information in the player fields. For more information about your options, see the Customize Your Episode Player section below.
- At the bottom of the page, click Embed. The URL to embed the player is now copied to the clipboard.
Note The Embed button creates a link that uses an iFrame to embed the player. If you are embedding the player somewhere that doesn't support iFrames, you can use the Embedly button to get an oEmbed link instead.
- Paste the embed link you copied where you want the player to appear, such as on a web page or a blog post.
Customize Your Episode Player
The fields on the Player Settings page give you many options for customizing the look and function of your episode player. As you change the settings, the preview on the right side of the page updates automatically to show you what your player will look like when you embed it. If you change the height of the player, you can see the exact measurement in pixels on the right-hand side of the preview, as shown in the image below. The measurement is useful so you can decide whether the player will fit where you want to embed it.
The following sections provide some guidance on your options for customizing the player.
You can choose different sizes for your player depending on your preference. However, you must choose Extra Large if your podcast includes video.
Enter the number of pixels you want the height of the video player to be.
Use this feature to choose the color you want for your player. To do so, click the color swatch to the right of the Player Color field to open the color selector. The box at the top of the color selector shows the current player color and its hex code for easy reference. Here are your options for selecting a different color:
|a.||Click one of the color options below the the box that shows the currently selected color.|
|b.||If you know the hex code of the color you want to use, enter it in the box below the color options.|
|c.||Push the slider to the right or left to change the selected color.|
|d.||Click Auto to use the color that the system identifies as the main color element in your artwork.|
Select Display Art to show your podcast artwork on the left side of the player, or select Hide Art if you don't want your podcast artwork to appear in the player.
Select Show to have the title of your podcast appear above the episode title, or select Hide if you don't want the title of your podcast to appear in the player.
Select Show to include a link in the player that your listeners can use to follow your show. When they click the FOLLOW link, a window appears with options for following your show on the different social media sites where you are active. If you don't want to show the FOLLOW link, select Hide.
The FOLLOW link appears as shown in the image below.
Select Show to include a link in the player that your listeners can use to share your episode on social media. When they click the SHARE link, a window appears with options for sharing your episode. If you don't want to show the SHARE link, select Hide.
The SHARE link appears as shown in the image below.
Select Display Media Download to include a link in the player that your listeners can use to download the episode. If you don't want listeners to be able to download the episode, select Hide Media Download.
The download link appears as shown in the image below.