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The Sermons Online Publishing System
The Sermons Online Publishing System is a comprehensive solution for publishing rich-content sermons. The system consists of a desktop Publisher application, a web-based Site Manager, and media hosting services.
Few web hosts provide the specialized environment needed to publish sermon audio and video. At Sermons Online, hosting sermons is all we do. We are a companion service to your web site, adding the capabilities you'll need to get your sermons online.
Here's how Sermons Online works:
Generous Disk and Bandwidth Allotments
Sermon Hosting is provided in units of 1 gigabyte (GB) of disk space. Each GB is typically enough for a year's worth of weekly audio sermons, or about 2-3 months of video sermons. You have complete control over the size of your online sermon archive: you can keep some sermons online permanently and remove others after a period of time.
You may use up to 20GB per month of bandwidth, enough for hundreds of hours of playback. (This limit applies regardless of the size of your online archive; 20GB is about 5 times the usage rate of a typical church on Sermons Online.)
There are no special fees for video files vs. audio files. The cost of the service is measured only by the disk space used. Audio will typically use about 15MB of space per sermon, and video will use about 120MB per sermon.
Sermon Distribution Tools Included
To help you distribute your sermons, we provide the following online tools:
The Sermon Publisher
The Sermon Publisher is free software that we provide to you to streamline the process of publishing your sermons. The Publisher uses a familiar Windows-style interface to walk you step-by-step through the publishing process.
To help your visitors find sermons of interest to them, the Publisher indexes your sermons by Date, Title, Author, Series/Topic, and Scripture reference. Scripture references are automatically linked to the Bible Gateway, the largest online source of Bible translations.
The Publisher provides a full WYSIWYG rich-text editor with HTML support for adding notes or outlines to your sermon. You can copy and paste your notes directly from Word, or type them in yourself. You can also attach a document file to your sermon - an ideal way to make your church bulletin available online.
Your sermon can be published with up to four streaming audio or video files, in any combination of Windows Media, MP3, Real Media, or QuickTime formats -- enough to provide maximum compatibility and audience coverage. The Publisher also comes bundled with open source applications for audio and video processing tasks such as extracting audio from CDs or recording WAV files.
Payments, Cancellation, and Terms of Service
At the end of each month, your account will be charged for the units of disk space that you have used, and a statement will be emailed to your billing point-of-contact. Payments can be made online via credit card or PayPal, by mail, or by automatic payment (preferred). You may cancel the service at any time.
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