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Introduction To Podcasting
Introduction To Podcasting
Introduction To Podcasting
Introduction To Podcasting
Introduction To Podcasting
Introduction To Podcasting
Introduction To Podcasting
Introduction To Podcasting
Introduction To Podcasting
Introduction To Podcasting
Introduction To Podcasting
Introduction To Podcasting
Introduction To Podcasting
Introduction To Podcasting
Introduction To Podcasting
Introduction To Podcasting
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Introduction To Podcasting

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A brief introduction to podcasting, podcast RSS feeds, hosting and delivering your audio podcast online.

A brief introduction to podcasting, podcast RSS feeds, hosting and delivering your audio podcast online.

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  • 1. Introduction To Podcasting An introduction to Podcasting Artlinks Podcasting Day – Monday March 1st, 2010 Visit LovePodcasting.com after the course
  • 2. Objectives <ul><li>What is a podcast?
  • 3. How do they work?
  • 4. What can they do for you?
  • 5. Creating and releasing a podcast.
  • 6. Promoting your podcast. </li></ul>
  • 7. What Is A Podcast? <ul><li>Wikipedia defines a podcast as “a series of digital media files (either audio or video) that are released episodically and downloaded through web syndication.”
  • 8. Podcast (term) derived from combination of iPod + Broadcast </li></ul>
  • 9. Important Ingredients <ul><li>Your podcast – audio or video
  • 10. Your website – own site, or podcast host
  • 11. Your RSS feed – for syndication. This contains details on where users can find your podcast and subscribe for latest episodes. </li></ul>
  • 12. How Do They Work? <ul><li>Prepare your podcast file (MP3 audio or video)
  • 13. Upload to podcast site
  • 14. User subscribes to your Podcast RSS feed
  • 15. User downloads latest version of podcast via site or iTunes to listen anywhere they like. </li></ul>
  • 16. Benefits Of Podcasting <ul><li>Podcasts can be provided free to download
  • 17. Not restricted to any kind of schedule
  • 18. Your programme content, your way
  • 19. Access anytime, anywhere
  • 20. Great promotional / educational tool </li></ul>
  • 21. What You Will Need To Podcast <ul><li>Show material – original material, audio from an event, video interview etc.
  • 22. Computer, microphone or video camera
  • 23. Finished audio or video file
  • 24. Somewhere to host your podcast (delivery) </li></ul>
  • 25. Podcast Delivery <ul><li>Delivering your podcast </li><ul><li>You upload &amp; publish your podcast file
  • 26. Your RSS feed gets updated
  • 27. Listener (subscriber) automatically gets the latest episode of your podcast. </li></ul></ul>
  • 28. Your Podcast File <ul><li>Audio or video format
  • 29. The greater the quality, the larger the file
  • 30. The longer the podcast, the larger the file
  • 31. Typically, 20 minutes spoken-word audio = 20mb in 128k MP3 format (basic CD quality)
  • 32. MP3 created from ProTools / Audacity etc. </li></ul>
  • 33. Podcast RSS Feed <ul><li>RSS = Really Simple Syndication
  • 34. XML format document (i.e. Contains certain tags and instructions on your podcast).
  • 35. e.g. Show name, author, episode number, date, where your audio or video file is stored.
  • 36. Most hosts generate this for you. </li></ul>
  • 37. Podcast RSS Feed <ul><li>Wordpress one of the best platforms you can use for audio podcasting.
  • 38. Tools like PodPress, Blubrry PowerPress can be added to Wordpress to distribute your podcast. These are used by Kilkenny Arts Festival, Playlist Mix, Devious Theatre, Kilkenny Music and thousands more... </li></ul>
  • 39. Hosting Your Podcasting <ul><li>Podbean.com </li><ul><li>Basic account is free
  • 40. Advanced account $4.95 per month
  • 41. Organises your iTunes listing and RSS feeds
  • 42. Basic account is limited to 100mb (approx 5 x 20 minute podcasts, audio only)
  • 43. Mixed reviews on availability and downtime
  • 44. Limited podcast stats, no scheduling </li></ul></ul>
  • 45. Hosting Your Podcast <ul><li>LibSyn.com </li><ul><li>Liberated Syndication
  • 46. Demo account available: Username sandbox, password sandbox
  • 47. Starts at $5 per month
  • 48. Space available 50mb per month
  • 49. Good for entry level users
  • 50. No statistics at beginner level. </li></ul></ul>
  • 51. Hosting Your Podcast <ul><li>Self host with Wordpress </li><ul><li>Must have web space available to you e.g. Blacknight hosting from €50 per year
  • 52. Install Wordpress (Free)
  • 53. Install PodPress (Free)
  • 54. 10gb disk space, 100gb bandwidth per month
  • 55. Allows full control over your podcasts
  • 56. Allows full statistics
  • 57. Takes time to set up, worth your investment. </li></ul></ul>
  • 58. Submit To iTunes <ul><li>Most popular podcast aggregator
  • 59. You must have your RSS feed URL e.g. lovepodcast.com/?feed=podcast
  • 60. Must have iTunes installed on computer
  • 61. Visit http://short.ie/itunespodcast </li></ul>
  • 62. Submit To iTunes <ul><li>Unauthorized copyrighted material, erotica, illegal solicitations, and hate speech are prohibited in the iTunes Store.
  • 63. Podcasts with no episodes will be removed. Podcasts with no recent episodes can remain in iTunes but may disappear from some areas.
  • 64. Itunes won&apos;t list private podcasts </li></ul>
  • 65. Promote Your Podcast <ul><li>Podshow (Podshow.com / Mevio.com)
  • 66. Podcast Alley (PodcastAlley.com)
  • 67. Podcast Pickle (PodcastPickle.com) </li></ul>

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