Episode ID3 tags

Hello everybody! :smiley:

How do you normally set your ID3 tags for your episodes?

Does your podcast host do it for you or do you do it before uploading?

Also, which ID3 tags are important to set?

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I set the ID3 tags in my recording software, Audacity.

If I had to choose which tags to set it would be “Artist Name”, “Track Title”, and “Album Title”

These tags make finding my podcast easier.

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Hallo, you can use Auphonic not only to level your audio but also to set ID3 tags.

On a desktop ID3tag is a tool you could you use.

There are tons of tags you could set like genre etc. (if your host is not cleaning them all out). Another thing are chapter marks which are displayed in some podcatcher.

A funny effect can be embedding a cover art image into the MP3 file. This can differ from the one linked in the RSS feed.



Interesting, I didn’t know that Auphonic lets users set chapter marks. A few months ago I was very interested to set them using Audacity but couldn’t figure out how.

@gaburieru4649 I haven’t tried it yet but I came across https://overcast.fm/forecast that looks like it might do what you’re looking for.

As for setting them, I don’t actually do it myself at the moment (at least not on the mp3 file itself) but I know that my podcast hosting platform has me fill in most of this info to help create the RSS feed data that the podcatchers require.

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Thanks for sharing the link!

Forecast is a good tool! I’ve been using it on my Podcasts.

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Welcome to the community!!

I’ve heard great things about Forecast it’s made by the developer of Overcast.fm


That’s how I found the app actually! Overcast is my fave podcast player.

It’s great!! Do you have a podcast?

I do! I have 2 one called Cueer and another called Settlers of Catan’t Even. I’m in charge of uploading Settlers to our host and Patreon, so I also add in chapters and chapter art using Forecast.

Awesome!! I play Settlers with my family. It gets pretty intense😂


It is usually not a low stress game on my end either.

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That makes me feel better!!:joy:

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I’m a huge board games fan! :slight_smile: However, I already played Settlers way too much and got a bit tired haha

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Ya the games take alot of time.

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I’m putting your podcasts in this week’s newsletter and next week’s😁

Thanks!! I appreciate it!

No problem!! My brother joined the email list so he might start listening to the Settlers podcast😂

Yay! I need to start sending out emails with each release. We are about to put episode 3 on Friday. We are finding that it’s an even split on downloads vs watches on YouTube. We put the game video on YouTube a couple hours after the podcast gets released for people who like to watch the game.