Before You Get Started
Before you begin, please ensure you have verified the YouTube account you want us to publish to so that they will accept videos longer than 15 minutes. For more details visit YouTube's help page on the topic. You can verify your channel by making sure you are using YouTube as that channel user, then access their verify page here.
Libsyn can automatically publish your audio or video files to YouTube. In the case of a video file, the file is sent straight to YouTube. In the case of an audio file, Libsyn will use your artwork combined with your audio file to generate a video and push that out to YouTube.
To get started, log into your Libsyn show and hover over Destinations and select Add New.
Select YouTube from the list.
The destination will appear and will ask you to log into Google, hit that button.
You will need to log into your Google account, and if you have a personal and other channels, it will ask you which channel you wish to publish to. Select the channel you want episodes to be pushed to.
Google will require you to approve permissions to integrate our YouTube destination with your YouTube account:
Hit Allow. Your browser will redirect back to Libsyn where you can configure how your content will distribute on YouTube. We'll go through each option below.
Log Out of Google
If you wish to log out of your Google account, hit this button and save your settings. Otherwise, this can be left alone.
Use the drop down selection to choose which category in YouTube you want your episodes published to.
Upload Audio Episodes
If you upload an MP3 file to an episode in Libsyn, Libsyn will use artwork associated either with the episode or the show and attach that to the MP3 file to make a video. That video then gets uploaded to YouTube.
A Note About Artwork and Created Videos: If Libsyn is creating a video from your audio file to upload to YouTube, one of 4 images would get used depending on what images are available:
- Episode Level Widescreen Image
- Episode Level Thumbnail (square image)
- Show Level Widescreen Image
- Show Level Thumbnail (square image)
Copy Libsyn Keywords to YouTube
If you have keywords entered into your show under Settings --> Show Settings, those keywords will be used for the video in YouTube.
Getting Additional Help
Have questions? Contact our support staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.