Exporting an MP3 file on a Thumb Drive

  1. Open the external drive from Desktop

  2. Drag file of songs onto Desktop (Check to make sure the file names don’t start with a number or use spaces or symbols. Rename if needed. Underscores are ok.)

  3. Upload all files in separate shows under your project on denveropenmedia.org

Got another format of file on a Thumb Drive? Need to convert to MP3?

  1. Open the external drive from Desktop

  2. Drag file of songs onto Desktop (Check to make sure the file names don’t start with a number or use spaces or symbols. Rename if needed. Underscores are ok.)

 

Option 1: Media Encoder

  1. Open files in  Adobe Media Encoder

  • Use the first drop-down menu to select “MP3”
  1. Use the second drop-down menu to select “MP3 256 kbps High Quality”

  2. Click the green play button above the file to convert. The new file will be automatically sent to Desktop

 

Option 2: iTunes

  1. Open files in iTunes

  2. Select in Library the file you wish to convert

  3. Under “File” in the computer’s main control bar, hover over “Convert” and select “Create MP3 version.”

  4. The new MP3 version will be in iTunes. Drag file to desired location and upload from there.

**If you have or would like to add a customized outro to your tracks, follow this guide.

 

Once you have all your audio files ready, go back up to the black bar at the top and hover over “Shows.” Click on “Submit new show.”

Complete the following fields:

  1. Project: In the dropdown menu, select the project that you just made (if you still need to make one click here)

  2. Media file: Select “Audio”

  3. Media format: Keep as HD

  4. Audio file: Select your file from the file location and click “upload.” NOTE: Audio files must be in MP3 format. Title CANNOT start with a number, cannot use spaces, and cannot use symbols. Rename, if needed. Underscores are ok.

    1. NEED HELP EXPORTING AUDIO FOR UPLOAD? CHECK OUT THESE TIPS.

  5. Album Cover: If desired, select file and click “upload.”

  6. Show Title: Enter the title of the song/piece

  7. Locally Produced: Select whether the content was created locally or not

  8. Complete or update Metadata Fields

    1. Acceptable Radio Themes:

      1. Music: Classical, Solo Instrument, & Vocal

      2. Music: Dance/Electronic

      3. Music: Folk, Country & Bluegrass

      4. Music: Hip-Hop, R&B, & Jazz

      5. Music: Latin & World

      6. Music: Rock, Indie, Punk, & Post

      7. Neighborhood & Community Events

      8. Poetry, Comedy, & Avant-Garde

      9. Talk Radio, News, & Culture

    2. Genre

    3. Rating

    4. Language

  9. Add your desired visual to Show Thumbnail to be sure it appears with the audio content

  10. Click “Save” when finished

Finally: relax, listen and share your content with family and friends. Ask them to vote on your songs/pieces so your work gets more airtime on KOMF 104.7. When you post on social media, be sure to tag Open Media Foundation and Denver Open Media!