Help with Podcasting

"Most computers this day and age come equipped with everything you need to create a podcast. All you need is a microphone and of course Feed Manager."

A “podcast” is the distribution of media files via a feed. Media files you wish to distribute via your website, and enable others to subscribe to them, require that your XML feeds include special mark up to describe the media to be downloaded. This way services like iTunes Music Store and Odeo can differentiate more easily between the text in your feeds and the media content intended for distribution.

When podcasting support is enabled, Feed Manager automatically inserts into your feeds the necessary markup to enable this distribution method. Any music or video file that is linked to from within your post content will automatically have the necessary markup added to your feeds.

How to prodiuce a podcast

Most computers this day and age come equipped with everything you need to create a podcast. All you need is a microphone and of course Feed Manager and you can create a podcast.

To get started it is recommended you download or purchase sound recording and editing software. Feed Manager recommends one of three products:

  • Audacity
  • Adobe Audition
  • Adobe Soundbooth

All of these products provide the tools and functionality necessary to produce and fine tune a recording you make. Each of them provides a relatively similar interface: simply click the “record” button and then the “stop” button when you are finished and presto, you have yourself a podcast. And once you have an MP3 all that you need to do is upload the podcast to Movable Type and Feed Manager will do the rest.

Resources

How to distribute a podcast

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"Majordojo" is the name under which Byrne Reese releases the software he writes. Byrne Reese is a father, a product engineer, an open source hacker and an employee of Six Apart.

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