Blubrry PowerPress, the popular podcasting plugin for WordPress, added some cool new features with the release of version 6.0 last month. One of those features being an easy-to-use media migration tool. From a Blubrry press release:
…the Blubrry team has added a media migration tool to PowerPress, the most popular podcast plugin for WordPress.
The new process is easy, said Todd Cochrane, CEO of RawVoice, Blubrry’s parent company. ‘It removes the hassle of migrating media,’ he said. ‘It used to be difficult to migrate, but this new tool makes it simple and no-hassle.’
The new media migration tool will come in handy for podcasters who are looking to move from their current media hosting platforms to Blubrry services and/or a self-hosted WordPress site. Once again, from the press release:
Podcasters aiming to migrate their shows to Blubrry Podcast Hosting service can do so in a simple, three-step process:
1. Request migration
2. Wait for migration to complete
3. Update the site with with just one click
By design, the system migrates each file linearly; this is optimal for podcasters who are currently hosting their media on their website or with a service that cannot serve multiple files at a time. Depending on the source, the process could take a few minutes to a few hours. Once completed, the website and podcast can be updated to the new media URLs with just one click.
Blubrry said podcasters have already successfully moved over 20,000 audio and video files using the PowerPress migration tool. That number will surely keep going up as podcast producers discover that their current media-hosting solutions are inadequate. This new migration tool will replace the previously tedious and difficult task of manually moving files between hosting platforms, saving valuable time and preventing a lot of headaches.
Disclosure: Todd Cochrane, CEO of Blubrry parent company RawVoice is also Executive Editor at Podcaster News.