Introduction To Podcasting An introduction to Podcasting Artlinks Podcasting Day – Monday March 1st, 2010 Visit LovePodcas...
Objectives <ul><li>What is a podcast?
How do they work?
What can they do for you?
Creating and releasing a podcast.
Promoting your podcast. </li></ul>
What Is A Podcast? <ul><li>Wikipedia defines a podcast as “a series of digital media files (either audio or video) that ar...
Podcast (term) derived from combination of iPod + Broadcast </li></ul>
Important Ingredients <ul><li>Your podcast – audio or video
Your website – own site, or podcast host
Your RSS feed – for syndication. This contains details on where users can find your podcast and subscribe for latest episo...
How Do They Work? <ul><li>Prepare your podcast file (MP3 audio or video)
Upload to podcast site
User subscribes to your Podcast RSS feed
User downloads latest version of podcast via site or iTunes to listen anywhere they like. </li></ul>
Benefits Of Podcasting <ul><li>Podcasts can be provided free to download
Not restricted to any kind of schedule
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Introduction To Podcasting

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