Encoding your episodes is an important step on the way to the perfect podcast. Every minute you upload has to go through the encoding process. But there's no work involved here, Julep Hosting will do it for you. You should only keep in mind the length of your episodes.

Encoding minutes in the purchased plan

Depending on which package you have chosen, you have a different quota of encoding hours at your disposal. In the Center Stage package, for example, there are 720 minutes per month. One encoding minute corresponds to one minute of your audio file. This means that if your episode is 30 minutes long, 30 encoding minutes will be deducted from your quota. This quota is replenished monthly at the time you purchased the package. For example, if you bought a Julep hosting package with 300 encoding minutes per month on March 18, but you have used 250 minutes by April 16, you will have 300 minutes available again on April 18. The 50 unused minutes will expire. 

And if you have more to say in a month, that's no problem either. You can buy a one-time contingent for 4€ per 60 minutes. The purchased minutes do not expire at the end of the month. That means, if you use only 30 minutes, you will have your refilled quota from the package plus 30 minutes extra time available in the next month. 

Please note: Even if you encode files again, your quota will be charged. 

The Encoding Process: Auto-Encoding

Want to know what exactly happens during encoding and why it's necessary? 

Once you've uploaded an episode to us and scheduled it for release, the audio file is automatically processed by our partner Auphonic. 

There, the audio of your episode will be polished: noise removed, volume adjusted, audio tracks adjusted, etc. An all-around makeover, so to speak, to get the most out of your audio file. When all this is done, your episode comes back to us as an mp3 file that can then be published.