Customizing an Audio Episode

How to customize an audio episode.

In this article, we’ll cover how to customize an individual audio episode in your Channel. This is great to do if you’d like to share a specific episode separately, or if there are additional details that you’d like to add. To customize a video episode, head on over here to learn more!

Customizing an Audio Episode

There are a number of options for customizing an audio episode. You can change the player color, upload an image, set Share options, add chapters, and order transcripts!

To do so, click into the tab of the feature you’d like to customize. Just be sure you hit the save button to apply any changes you’ve made before moving on to a new section.

Appearance

In the Appearance tab of the Customize panel, you can set the player color for your episode.

Tip
You can limit the spectrum for your player color in order to make it more accessible! Check out the Accessibility page for more information.

Image

If you’d like to add a little ~pizzazz~ to your episode, or you’ve got some cool cover art that you want to showcase, you can add an image in the Customize panel. If things change, you can always remove the current image and/or upload a new one.

Share

In the Share section, you can add the ability for viewers to share your episode. Viewers will see this option when they open the Settings menu on the the player.

With Share, viewers will be able to easily copy your episode and post on platforms like Facebook and Twitter (if you’ve enabled these options).

Chapters

You might have a longer episode with some important sections that you want to highlight, or maybe you’d like your viewers to be able to hop around and discover different parts of your episode. If so, adding Chapters is a great way to accomplish this!

Once you’ve saved your chapters by clicking the button in the upper right-hand corner, you can click the hamburger menu in the upper right corner of the player and then select Chapters, which will bring up the navigable chapters list.

Transcripts

There are two different options to add a transcript to your episode. You can either upload your own .txt file, or order a transcript through Wistia.

If you select to order transcripts, there are three options:

  • Professional Human-Generated transcripts for $2.50/minute
    • These can also be completed in one business day for $4/minute
  • Automated transcripts for $0.25/minute

If your episode has a transcript, this will be a tab that appears on your episode’s popover in your Channel.

Load Settings

If you’d like to add customizations from one media to another one, select “Load Settings.” From here, click through to the media you’d like to use.

When you select media, we’ll tell you which customizations the media has set so you can be sure you’re selecting the correct one.

One you select a media, click “Apply and Save.”

Set Channel Defaults

If you’d like to apply an audio episode’s customizations to other episodes in a Channel, select “Set Channel Defaults” from an episode’s Customize panel.

You can choose to apply the customizations to all media currently in the Channel and/or all future media uploaded to the Channel.

Once you’ve selected an option, click “Apply.”

And, that covers it! If you’re experiencing issues settings any customizations, or things just aren’t looking quite right, reach out to our Support Team - we’re here to help.