Technology 101: Podcasting
       Compiled by: Debbie Clingingsmith
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       Email: debbie@clingingsmith.org
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     ...
2005 Word of the Year



  “The term 'podcast' has been declared Word of the
   Year by the New Oxford American Dictionary...
What is a podcast?

    The term is defined as quot;a digital recording of a
     radio broadcast or similar program, made...
Podcasting: Preparation
      Checklist:
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              Download and install Audacity with LAME plug-in
         –
    ...
Preparation: Microphone Volume




      Click Start -> Control Panel -> Sounds and Audio Devices
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Copyright © 2006,...
Preparation: Microphone Volume




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Preparation: Microphone Volume




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Podcasting: RECORD

                       Record your audio
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                     ● Edit the resul...
Podcasting: Record your audio
      Start Audacity software and do a sound level check
 ●




Copyright © 2006, 2007 Techn...
Podcasting: Record your audio
      Avoid: volume too high will clip the envelope at the top and
 ●

      bottom




Copy...
Podcasting: Record your audio
      Check recording settings: mono, 44100 Hz, and 16-bit
 ●




Copyright © 2006, 2007 Tec...
Podcasting: Record your audio
      Each time recording is stopped and restarted, a new track is
 ●

      made




Copyri...
Podcasting: Record your audio
      Mute tracks so playback does not interfere with recording.
 ●




Copyright © 2006, 20...
Podcasting: Edit the result
      Cut out unwanted sounds: Highlight, then Edit --> Cut
 ●




Copyright © 2006, 2007 Tech...
Podcasting: Edit the result
      Add any desired sound effects: Highlight, then Effect and
 ●

      choose effect. This ...
Podcasting: Edit the result
      Add soundtrack: First, import a soundtrack, Project --> Import
 ●

      Audio




Copyr...
Podcasting: Edit the result
      Add soundtrack: Next, click on the down arrow and select Split
 ●

      Stereo Track


...
Podcasting: Edit the result
      Add soundtrack: Delete unneeded, duplicate soundtrack
 ●




Copyright © 2006, 2007 Tech...
Podcasting: Edit the result
      Add soundtrack: Add a new, empty track
 ●




Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights...
Podcasting: Edit the result
      Add soundtrack: Cut and paste desired portions of soundtrack
 ●

      to the new track,...
Podcasting: Edit the result
      Add soundtrack: Cut and paste desired portions of soundtrack
 ●

      to the new track,...
Podcasting: Edit the result
      Add soundtrack: Music added to beginning and end with a cut
 ●

      and paste




Copy...
Podcasting: Edit the result
      Add soundtrack: Delete now unneeded soundtrack
 ●




Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. Al...
Podcasting: Edit the result
      Add soundtrack: Highlight beginning music and add a cross
 ●

      fade in, Effect --> ...
Podcasting: Edit the result
      Add soundtrack: Highlight ending music and add a cross fade
 ●

      out, Effect --> Cr...
Podcasting: Edit the result
      Save the result, File --> Save Project
 ●




Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights...
Podcasting: Convert to MP3
      Convert to an MP3 by selecting File --> Export As MP3
 ●




Copyright © 2006, 2007 Techn...
Podcasting: Convert to MP3
      Click OK on the warning
 ●




Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
Podcasting: Convert to MP3
      Select a file name. Notice the name will end in the file
 ●

      extension of .mp3




...
Podcasting: Convert to MP3
      Select a file name. Notice the name will end in the file
 ●

      extension of .mp3




...
Podcasting: Convert to MP3
      Complete the tag information
 ●




Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
Podcasting: Convert to MP3
      ID3 tag information will display in media players such as
 ●

      Windows Media Player
...
Podcasting: Convert to MP3
      The first time you Export As MP3, Audacity will ask for the
 ●

      location of the lam...
Podcasting: Convert to MP3
      Click the Yes button
 ●




Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
Podcasting: Convert to MP3
      A popup screen will allow you to locate lame_end.dll
 ●




Copyright © 2006, 2007 Techni...
Podcasting: Convert to MP3
      Navigate to the location where lame_end.dll is stored and
 ●

      select it




Copyrig...
Podcasting: Odeo upload
      Odeo URL: http://studio.odeo.com/create/home
 ●




Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All righ...
Podcasting: Odeo upload
      Sign-in
 ●




Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
Podcasting: Odeo upload
      After login, click on Odeo Studio. In the Odeo Studio screen,
 ●

      select Upload Audio ...
Podcasting: Odeo upload
      Navigate to your file and select it
 ●




Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
Podcasting: Odeo upload
      After login, click on Odeo Studio. In the Odeo Studio screen,
 ●

      select Upload Audio ...
Podcasting: Odeo upload
      Wait while your file uploads. Maximum size at Odeo for a free
 ●

      upload is 50 megabyt...
Podcasting: Odeo upload
      Wait while your file uploads. This may take a long, long time.
 ●




Copyright © 2006, 2007...
Podcasting: Odeo upload
      Once your audio is uploaded, click on Saved Audio to see your
 ●

      list of files.




C...
Podcasting: Odeo upload
      Select your file. An editing screen appears to complete a
 ●

      description of your file...
Podcasting: Replay the result
      You may replay the resultant upload
 ●




Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights ...
Podcasting: Display in a blog
      Near the bottom of the editing screen, copy and paste the
 ●

      code to to put the...
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  1. 1. Technology 101: Podcasting Compiled by: Debbie Clingingsmith ● Email: debbie@clingingsmith.org ● Last revised: 1/26/2007 ● Description: How to create your own podcast ● Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. 2005 Word of the Year “The term 'podcast' has been declared Word of the Year by the New Oxford American Dictionary. “ BBS news online, Wednesday, 7 December 2005, 08:51 GMT, downloaded 10-14-2006 from http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4504256.stm Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
  3. 3. What is a podcast? The term is defined as quot;a digital recording of a radio broadcast or similar program, made available on the internet for downloading to a personal audio playerquot;. The word is derived from a combination of quot;broadcastingquot; and quot;iPodquot;. BBS news online, Wednesday, 7 December 2005, 08:51 GMT, downloaded 10-14-2006 from http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4504256.stm Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
  4. 4. Podcasting: Preparation Checklist: ● Download and install Audacity with LAME plug-in – http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/windows ● Locate the lame_enc.dll file where you may find it later ● to convert to an MP3 Make sure speaker and microphone work – Drivers are installed ● Make sure hard drive space is sufficient (6 – megabytes of space per minute of sound) Do a volume check before recording – Sign up for a free blog, if needed – www.blogger.com ● Save royalty free soundtracks, if needed – http://www.partnersinrhyme.com/ ● Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
  5. 5. Preparation: Microphone Volume Click Start -> Control Panel -> Sounds and Audio Devices ● Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
  6. 6. Preparation: Microphone Volume Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
  7. 7. Preparation: Microphone Volume Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
  8. 8. Podcasting: RECORD Record your audio ● ● Edit the result ● Convert to MP3 ● Odeo upload ● Replay the result ● Display in a blog or web site Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
  9. 9. Podcasting: Record your audio Start Audacity software and do a sound level check ● Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
  10. 10. Podcasting: Record your audio Avoid: volume too high will clip the envelope at the top and ● bottom Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
  11. 11. Podcasting: Record your audio Check recording settings: mono, 44100 Hz, and 16-bit ● Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
  12. 12. Podcasting: Record your audio Each time recording is stopped and restarted, a new track is ● made Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
  13. 13. Podcasting: Record your audio Mute tracks so playback does not interfere with recording. ● Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
  14. 14. Podcasting: Edit the result Cut out unwanted sounds: Highlight, then Edit --> Cut ● Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
  15. 15. Podcasting: Edit the result Add any desired sound effects: Highlight, then Effect and ● choose effect. This one is Effect --> Echo Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
  16. 16. Podcasting: Edit the result Add soundtrack: First, import a soundtrack, Project --> Import ● Audio Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
  17. 17. Podcasting: Edit the result Add soundtrack: Next, click on the down arrow and select Split ● Stereo Track Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
  18. 18. Podcasting: Edit the result Add soundtrack: Delete unneeded, duplicate soundtrack ● Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
  19. 19. Podcasting: Edit the result Add soundtrack: Add a new, empty track ● Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
  20. 20. Podcasting: Edit the result Add soundtrack: Cut and paste desired portions of soundtrack ● to the new track, including silence Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
  21. 21. Podcasting: Edit the result Add soundtrack: Cut and paste desired portions of soundtrack ● to the new track, including silence Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
  22. 22. Podcasting: Edit the result Add soundtrack: Music added to beginning and end with a cut ● and paste Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
  23. 23. Podcasting: Edit the result Add soundtrack: Delete now unneeded soundtrack ● Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
  24. 24. Podcasting: Edit the result Add soundtrack: Highlight beginning music and add a cross ● fade in, Effect --> Cross Fade In Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
  25. 25. Podcasting: Edit the result Add soundtrack: Highlight ending music and add a cross fade ● out, Effect --> Cross Fade Out Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
  26. 26. Podcasting: Edit the result Save the result, File --> Save Project ● Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
  27. 27. Podcasting: Convert to MP3 Convert to an MP3 by selecting File --> Export As MP3 ● Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
  28. 28. Podcasting: Convert to MP3 Click OK on the warning ● Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
  29. 29. Podcasting: Convert to MP3 Select a file name. Notice the name will end in the file ● extension of .mp3 Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
  30. 30. Podcasting: Convert to MP3 Select a file name. Notice the name will end in the file ● extension of .mp3 Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
  31. 31. Podcasting: Convert to MP3 Complete the tag information ● Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
  32. 32. Podcasting: Convert to MP3 ID3 tag information will display in media players such as ● Windows Media Player Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
  33. 33. Podcasting: Convert to MP3 The first time you Export As MP3, Audacity will ask for the ● location of the lame_end.dll file. This file contains the library of instructions to tell Audacity how to make an MP3. A safe place to store lame_end.dll is in the Audacity program files directory. Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
  34. 34. Podcasting: Convert to MP3 Click the Yes button ● Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
  35. 35. Podcasting: Convert to MP3 A popup screen will allow you to locate lame_end.dll ● Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
  36. 36. Podcasting: Convert to MP3 Navigate to the location where lame_end.dll is stored and ● select it Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
  37. 37. Podcasting: Odeo upload Odeo URL: http://studio.odeo.com/create/home ● Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
  38. 38. Podcasting: Odeo upload Sign-in ● Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
  39. 39. Podcasting: Odeo upload After login, click on Odeo Studio. In the Odeo Studio screen, ● select Upload Audio from Your Computer Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
  40. 40. Podcasting: Odeo upload Navigate to your file and select it ● Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
  41. 41. Podcasting: Odeo upload After login, click on Odeo Studio. In the Odeo Studio screen, ● select Upload Audio from Your Computer Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
  42. 42. Podcasting: Odeo upload Wait while your file uploads. Maximum size at Odeo for a free ● upload is 50 megabytes. But, you may wish to heed the Odeo warning: P.S.: Your upload could take several minutes depending on the size of your audio file and the speed of your web connection. Also, files larger than 25MB are more likely to get stuck. Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
  43. 43. Podcasting: Odeo upload Wait while your file uploads. This may take a long, long time. ● Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
  44. 44. Podcasting: Odeo upload Once your audio is uploaded, click on Saved Audio to see your ● list of files. Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
  45. 45. Podcasting: Odeo upload Select your file. An editing screen appears to complete a ● description of your file which will appear when replaying Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
  46. 46. Podcasting: Replay the result You may replay the resultant upload ● Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.
  47. 47. Podcasting: Display in a blog Near the bottom of the editing screen, copy and paste the ● code to to put the audio in a blog or web site Copyright © 2006, 2007 Technia. All rights reserved.

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