File security (available to GOLD LEVEL SUBSCRIBERS
What is the
price for GOLD level subscribers?
You may wish to restrict access to some audio
files for a variety of reasons:
- The content may be privellaged
- You charge for the specific content to
- You need to control just who is allowed
access to the content
If the audio files are provided via a Podcast,
then you can elect to omit certain files from
your normal Podcast. You can inform your listeners
that these files can be obtained directly from
CyberEars.com with a password. The file will
list on CyberEars.com under your Podcast collection,
but will have a padlock icon next to it, signifying
to the user that they need a password to gain
access to the file.
You control the passwords you allocate to
files and you can change them at any time on
Here's an example of how this could work.
If you have an educational podcast in which
you provide weekly information to your subscribers,
but there are specific tutorial lessons that
you wish to offer that are for subscribers
only, you can include these files on CyberEars.com
under the Podcast, however require that any
subscriber have a password to gain access to
these files. They can listen to them on CyberEars.com
only, or you can also offer them the ability
to download the MP3 file directly if you wish.
Again, these files will not appear in the Podcast
feed so they will not show up in iTunes or
any other Podcast aggregator. The user has
to come to CyberEars.com to access the content
for those specific audio files.
This is an ideal solution for any sensitive
content, or for any PAID content that you wish
to offer. Podcasters often record specific
audio that contains information that they wish
to charge users for, but due to the nature
of Podcasts being FREE, this means that you
can continue to offer this type of audio but
keep it seperated from your Podcast RSS feed.
You can advertise content to your listeners
in your show and direct them to come to your
CyberEars.com page to obtain access to it once
they have a password.