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Introduction to Items

Item is the term used in Timbre for content that can contains an audio file from media storage, an image, title, description, tags and publishing information. This content can then be accessed by your listeners through app integrations, RSS Feed (See Feeds) or a Timbre Player embed.


Adding a New Item

Items
  1. Navigate to the Items page. 
  2. Select “+ New Item”
  3. A pop-up form will appear allowing you to specify the audio asset you wish to add to the new item and options to customise the item.

    Select an asset from your storage using the dropdown or upload a new asset from your device by clicking "+ Add File"


  4. Now customise the item's other fields:

Item Fields

Name (Mandatory)This will reflect as the title of the content if you embed it and populate the <name> field of the item in an RSS feed (if the Item is used in a feed)
DescriptionA brief synopsis of the Item's content.
PublishedChoose whether the item is immediately published (publicly accessible) upon creation. Scheduled publish times will override this value.
DownloadableThe “downloadable” toggle allows listeners to download the audio file via Timbre Player. This will not prevent users downloading your items for offline listening if shared via third party podcast clients (Apple Podcasts, Spotify, etc.) or RSS readers.
Publish From/UntilSchedule dates between which the Item will be published (these options are available when the "Schedule Publish Dates" checkbox is selected)
ArtworkChoose an image from your artwork library to accompany your Item or upload a new image from your device

You can set this to appear alongside the media asset and metadata in the player.

Item TagsAdd tags to help sort your items in Timbre.


Click Create to add the Item to your library. Click Create & View to add the Item to your library and view it's edit page to make further changes (add chapters, add to feed, view embed settings, etc.). Tip: the former option is recommended if you are looking to create many items, as you won't get redirected each time.


Once your Item is created, you have the option to add Chapter Markers (See Chapters) and assign the item to a feed (see Feeds). You can access these options by clicking "edit" next to the Item on the Items page.


Click the respective drop-downs to access these options:


You can also edit episode details if this item is to be used in a Feed. By default, the item will inherit these details from the feed information (see Feeds for more information).


Tip: You can also duplicate items (this is useful if you wish to have the same content on separate feeds with different details or publish times). Simply click the “duplicate” button in the top right corner of the edit item page.