Hipcast.com to cease operations 12/31/2022

It is with some sadness that we are announcing that Hipcast.com will cease operations at 11:59pm on December 31, 2022.

All of us at Hipcast.com have appreciated your membership and continued support since 2003, and we are grateful to all of you for being there with us, whether you joined in at our inception, or more recently.

The website will be available to you free of charge until December 31, 2022, to allow you to access your media files, arrange for your podcast feeds to redirect to other services, and download copies of any files you may need.

On January 1, 2023 there will be only read-only access available to your accounts, and media streaming will cease.

We will no longer allow new accounts to be created for the final months of our service to you.

You will be able to upload and transcode media until 12:00am December 1st, 2022, at which time transcoders and upload functionality will be will be disabled for all accounts.

Accounts will not be billed for October, November or December. and will still be active and working for that time period.

Customer service will be available to assist you with redirects of your podcast rss feeds, and downloading media files. We will not be troubleshooting any errors with the podcast rss feeds, including whether the latest episode updated on the feed.

If your podcast is not up to date, check to see if you have any duplicate episodes on the feed.

On Monday, October 31st, a link will be made available in each account to package up your podcasts and media and make them available for download.

Alternatively, most of the existing podcast hosting services will allow importing of your feeds and media directly into their services.

If you have a Feedburner redirect, we suggest removing it, as having this enabled may make it impossible to import your feeds into other services.

We will not be able to transfer your stats on your podcast feeds.

We recommend that you enable a Google Analytics account, and then apply a redirect to the podcast feed pointing to the new location of your podcast feed. If you choose not to do this, make copies of any podcast stats that you will require after January, as soon as possible.

Please make backup copies of any information you require from the site as soon as possible.

Customer service will be checking in periodically and will assist you, but we will be short staffed, and after January 1st, will not be available.

Thank you again for support and consideration.

The Team at Hipcast