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  • 1. Podcasting Kate Pitcher, Reference/Instruction & Web Development Librarian SUNY Geneseo COMN 274 Electronic Publishing October 5, 2007
  • 2. What is a podcast? There are LITERALLY podcasts for every topic…even board gaming!
  • 3. Podcasts
    • “ … syndicated audio or video content in a multimedia file meant for play on a handheld device (such as an iPod) or a personal computer…”
  • 4.
    • MP3 + RSS = Podcast
    • June 28, 2005
    What makes a podcast… a podcast?
  • 5. iPods Can be used as… hard drive calendar contact manager audio recorder save text files photo library notes reader alarm clock PDF library video player can be projected w/LCD or TV Music
  • 6. MP3 players
  • 7. Finding a podcast is EASY:
    • Type podcasts + directory in any search engine and you will find LOTS of podcasts on MANY subjects
    • Look for a icon on your favorite website
    • Search for podcasts + “subject” in any search engine
    • In iTunes, search the podcast directory for thousands of podcasts on many different topics
  • 8. Creating podcasts is EASY:
    • Create an MP3 recording
    • Host it on a website
    • Publish a feed
  • 9. What technology do you need for podcasts?
    • Computer or handheld device (iPod or MP3 player for example) to listen to or watch the podcast
    • Podcast receiver (or podcatcher) to subscribe to the podcast
  • 10. How do we find and subscribe to podcasts?
    • Find a podcast you are interested in listening to
    • Find the orange “RSS” or “POD” button
    • Click button OR copy and paste the URL into your podcast receiver
  • 11. Subscribing to podcasts with iTunes… 1. 2. 3.
  • 12. Other podcast receivers:
    • Doppler
    • Juice
    • Bloglines
  • 13. How do we create podcasts?
    • Two easy ways :
    • 1. Create podcasts by phone
    • 2. Use recording software to:
      • Record audio and convert it to a downloadable format (MP3)
      • Create a text file which describes the audio (RSS)
      • Upload to the web
  • 14. Podcasting Tools
    • Gabcast http://www.gabcast.com
    • podOmatic http://www.podomatic.com/home
    • Odeo http://www.odeo.com
  • 15. Gabcast http://www.gabcast.com/index.php
    • Free
    • Record podcasts by phone
  • 16. Creating a podcast by phone… Toll-free number Click on “Testing” icon to get the podcast and play!
  • 17. podOmatic http://www.podomatic.com/home
    • Free
    • Record your own podcasts
  • 18. Post an episode
  • 19. Odeo http://odeo.com/
    • Free
    • Upload MP3 files
  • 20. Elements needed for recording your own podcast
    • Recording & editing software
    • Microphone
    • Audio card
    • Convert audio file to MP3 file format
    • Upload MP3 file to server
    • Create an RSS feed for the podcast
  • 21. Recording Software
    • Sound Recorder (found with most Windows OS)
    • Audacity (for PCs and Macs; free) http://audacity.sourceforge.net
    • GarageBand (for Macs)
    • http://www.apple.com/ilife/garageband/
  • 22. Creating an RSS feed for your podcast:
    • 1. Apply Tool’s Podcast RSS Feed Generator:
    • http://www.applytools.com/cgi-bin/sa/podcast/podcast.cgi?
    • Poderator:
    • http://poderator.com/
    • PodcastBlaster:
    • http:// www.podcastblaster.com /podcast-feed/
  • 23. In order to create the RSS feed for your podcast, follow these steps:
    • Create a plain text file on your computer, a .TXT file if you are on Windows using Notepad Note : Word (.doc file format or other) will not work
    • Copy and past the podcast XML code into the new file.
    • Rename the file to "podcast.xml" and upload to your server.
  • 24.  
  • 25. Example of the podcast XML file in the .txt file using Notepad
  • 26. Example of RSS feed as it appears when I click on podcast logo…
  • 27. Contact Info…
    • Kate Pitcher
    • Reference/Instruction & Web Development Librarian
    • Milne Library
    • SUNY Geneseo
    • [email_address]
    • http://www.geneseo.edu/~pitcher