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Podcasting 101 Por Manuel Collazo. What is Podcasting? Audio content delivered via subscription to a Mac, PC, or portable media player such as an iPod.

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1 Podcasting 101 Por Manuel Collazo

2 What is Podcasting? Audio content delivered via subscription to a Mac, PC, or portable media player such as an iPod or other MP3 capable device Portable On Demand-casting (some say) Push not pull, download not streaming audio Uses RSS 2.0 Enclosures + Podcasting software (iPodder) to let users subscribe to audio content and have it automatically sync to the desired device Tivo for your iPod, radio delivered via blogs

3 Brief History Term “Podcasting” coined by Dannie J Gregoire The product of a shared vision from Adam Curry and Dave Winer RSS enclosures created to take better advantage of always on broadband Adam Curry writes and releases the iPodder AppleScript to the community - August 25th 2004 Released as an open project to the community Cross Platform iPodder App released Sept 2004 –http://www.ippodder.org Today 1,000+ Podcasts online

4 So how is this new? You’re right … the pieces of the puzzle are nothing new The magic is in how it all comes together –Capable low cost recording options –RSS/Blogging success –The iPod big bang - explosion of devices –Content creators catering to micro-audiences for pure fun and passion Podcasting is the “pied piper” of a movement to democratize audio and video content creation as blogging was for text and photos –Music –Talk Radio –Video –Film

5 “Our first computers were born not of greed or ego but in the revolutionary spirit of helping common people rise above the most powerful institutions.” - Steve Wozniak (Newsweek, Feb 19, 1996)

6 I don’t have an iPod … now what? iPods rock … but you don’t need one to participate You can listen to Podcasts on: –Macs –PCs (Windows or Linux) –iPods and any other MP3 players –PDAs –MP3 enabled mobile phones

7 Subscribing to Podcasts Mac iPodder iPodderX NetNewsWire (2.0 beta) Jäger Sparks! PoddumFeeder PlayPod Linux BashiPodder Get_enclosures pyPodder Windows iPodder Jäger Doppler Nimiq Podfeeder Windows Mobile PPC FeederReader PPC Tunes iPodder for PPC Pocket RSS Egress

8 Recording Your Own You can record a Podcast on ANY platform using free/lowcost software and hardware + a Website with an RSS enclosures feed No end to end commercial packages for Podcasters … yet Requires a little research to get up and running still A few short cuts …

9 Recording - Hardware The Bare Essentials External Mic –VOIP headset –Lapel Mic –Pro quality Mic Headphones –Acts as monitor for your mix The Nice Stuff (gear heads) Pre-Amp –Dbx 26A Mixer –M-Audio Firewire 410 –Cubase LE –TAPCO 6360 Dedicated MP3 recorder –Optional, but great for mobile interviews –Edirol M1 - MP3 and WAV recorder

10 Recording Software - Mac Free/Cheap Audacity (free) QuickTime Broadcaster (free) GarageBand ($79) SoundStudio 2 ($49) Bias Deck LE ($99) Logic Express ($99) + - Rogue Amoeba Line-in - SoundFlower Pro-quality Bias Deck 3.5 ($399) Logic 7 ($999) Ableton Live 4 ($999)

11 Recording Software - PC Free/Cheap Audacity (free) MixCast Live (beta) Cakewalk Home Studio 2 ($149) Pro-Quality SoundForge 7.0 ($399) Adobe Audition 1.5 ($299) Ableton Live ($999) Cakewalk Sonar 4 ($479)

12 What Makes a Good Podcast? A topic/subject you care about - have fun –Don’t worry about the audience size, chances are someone else out there cares about it too Good audio quality –Get a good mic –Check your input levels –Test your recording setup –Record in a quiet place Watch your file size –Quality vs. Size –Bandwidth - yours and your listeners

13 Audio Compression Compress your final recording based on: –Content (ex: music, voice) –Desired file size vs. desired quality iTunes MP3 or AAC encoder –Windows –Mac

14 Generating your RSS RSS Enclosures can be added with a few additional lines to a new or existing RSS 2.0 feed: Use a tool to generate your RSS 2.0 feed –Feedburner –Podcast RSS feed generator –MFeeds

15 Resources General ng ng Directories How-To’s


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