Have an agenda, how to not lose a housepayment with libsyn.com to host your media files, and Feeder from reinventedsoftware.com to create your podcast feed. Details of how I set Feeder to do tags for iTunes and images to be displayed. FTP client I use is Transmit from panic.com.
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[tags]podcasting, Feeder, FTP, Transmit, Libsyn, audio[/tags]
Marco Brandao is planning a Brazilian Mac Podcast and knew he could get the technical details elsewhere but wanted to know how all the pieces fit together.
philosophy – have an agenda! don’t have to type it all out. Have you listened to those rambling podcasts without a point? you can be loose, but not TOO loose.
So you’ve got a mic, you’ve got a recording application, you’ve got leveling software, you’ve got a blog and a hosting plan, what’s next?
Libsyn – you can lose a house payment if you become famous
Deal is unlimited bandwidth but you pay for how much new content you create per month:
$5/month for 100MB of new data per month
$10/month for 250MB
Older stuff doesn’t go away, it just moves to slower servers after a month.
nice statistics on downloads – volume and sources – (55% web, 44% iTunes and 2% other, yes I know that’s 101%)
Create the feed itself (you’ve created content):
Feeder from reinventedsoftware.com. If you’ve listened to my show, Feeder AND Steve Harris rock!
– create shownotes with easy links and imbedding images
– add iTunes tags, images to be displayed, choose from list of sites to ping when a file gets uploaded, etc.
– put images in the shownotes to the way my sidebars are configured
– Feeder will do the upload of the file
– Feeder calculates the attachment size for you and file type because if you do it on your own you’re SURE to mess up!
– I use Feeder whenever I want to create html – great easy editor
– I create both my long shownotes that I cut/paste into the blog as well as the actual feed – the short few lines with the links that go into iTunes and into whatever feed application you use.
FTP client – Transmit from panic.com
Getting great feedback – keep sending it especially if there’s things you’re dying to know and I haven’t gotten to them yet.