Anybody Here Have a Podcast?

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  1. bobber205 macrumors 68020

    bobber205

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    #1
    I've been thinking about doing one lately.

    What I'm curious about is the technical side of things. Where do you upoad the audio for subscribers to get? What tools are there for OS X?

    What do you guys recommend?
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    Well, you upload the files to your own website, or there are some websites that offer cheap podcast hosting like http://www.libsyn.com/

    You can use GarageBand to record and compile podcasts.
     
  3. Cybix macrumors 6502a

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    I'm about to start one myself... I just purchased a decent mic and I/O interface. plan to do it all on my MBP.

    Garageband should do the job for now! :)
     
  4. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    I have a local Mountain Biking 'TV' podcast/netcast (see my sig below).

    I simply use Wordpress and the 'Podpress' plugin.

    Once you have an RSS feed, you can post it to various places. I've posted to the iTunes Store and Democracy Player Channel Guide so far...

    I've noticed a lot of other Podcasts are available via multiple distribution channels as well.
     
  5. bobber205 thread starter macrumors 68020

    bobber205

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    How many megs would a two hour show be?

    100 or less?? What are some good hosts? Is the one posted above the best?

    Or would it be best just to get an cheap hosting account with unlimited bandwidth?
     
  6. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    At 64 kbps, it would be about 50 MB.

    At 128 kbps it would be about 100-110 MB.
     
  7. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    I went with Bluehost.com, I've no idea whether it's the best, but I've not had many problems with it over the past year.

    For video I needed a lot of storage and bandwidth... It's ~US$100 for the year and I'm no where near the limits. (getting ~2000 unique visits per month which I thought was pretty good :rolleyes: )

    Unfortunately the Canadian hosts I found couldn't compete. :(
     
  8. bobber205 thread starter macrumors 68020

    bobber205

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    Well if video is only 100 with no 2000 hits a month.

    I should be able to do this pretty cheaply.
     
  9. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    How exactly do you create/find this RSS feed? I plan on making video podcasts and will use iWeb to post them online. Will iWeb create an RSS feed that I can give to the iTMS?
     
  10. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, if you create a Podcast page in iWeb it handles the RSS stuff for you.
     
  11. alFR macrumors 68020

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    Have a look here.
     
  12. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    I used to have one, got quite a few listeners as well. We only did 3 episodes tho. But I used to use GarageBand. Not really that feature packed, but more than some of those podcast makers. I like it. :)
     

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