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1 How to podcast for free by Graham Holland grahamholland.co.uk

2 How to podcast for *free by Graham Holland grahamholland.co.uk

3 How free is free? In this case, free means no direct costs In other words... We dont take into account the cost of buying a computer or paying for a broadband Internet connection.

4 Whats with the ? The hidden, oft-forgotten cost will be revealed at the end!

5 What is podcasting? Recording audio files and placing them online in such a way that enables each new file to be downloaded automatically by software such as iTunes.

6 Recording for free Typical Mac User Podcast studio from a few years back. What a lot of tech!

7 Recording for free I currently use an old IBM ThinkPad and an Altec Lansing headphone/mic combo

8 Recording for free HP Windows 7 laptop, built-in mic Apple iPhone 4 USB mics are best if the Windows laptops sound card isnt particularly good. You can use a handheld alternative

9 Editing for free Apples Garageband - free with iMacs & MacBooks Audacity - free, cross-platform audio editor audacity.sourceforge.net audacity.sourceforge.net

10 Editing ID3 tags for free ID3 tags is the extra information (metadata) attached to a file. Apples iTunes > Right-click > Get Info

11 Editing ID3 tags for free Apples iTunes > Right-click > Get Info > Edit Info & Artwork Be consistent from one podcast to the next

12 Editing ID3 tags for free Windows - AudioShell softpointer.com/AudioShell.htm Find file in Windows Explorer softpointer.com/AudioShell.htm > Right-click > Properties

13 Hosting files for free Archive.org & OurMedia.org permanent file storage slower download speed Dropbox (and other alternatives) Limited space Mevio - uk.mevio.com (formally PodShow) Free, no obligation, no bandwidth restrictions

14 Hosting files for free Other options PodBean.com (500mb monthly limit) Use your existing web space Check first as some have file size limit Soundcloud currently running Podcasting trial (2011)

15 Shownotes for free Wordpress.commysite.wordpress.com costs to use own domain Blogger.commysite.blogspot.com free to use own domain - mydomain.net

16 RSS feed for free Feedburner.com owned by Google integrates with Blogger (also Google-owned) turning Atom feeds into RSS has specific podcasting option point your feed to any source built-in stats

17 Add to iTunes for free Submit your podcast to iTunes

18 Voila! A free podcast !

19 Whats with the ? The hidden cost is TIME TIME to prepare beforehand TIME to record TIME to edit TIME to promote

20 How to podcast for *free by Graham Holland


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