I just listened to a charming podcast by Claude in Paris.
She asks in it, how does she turn the audio, posted to her blog, into a podcast?
First of all, I see that her blog automatically supports RSS 2.0 with enclosures. So she is all set with that. If she didn’t have that, I’d suggest going over to feedburner for help on setting that up.
But that’s not important right now.
All Claude needs to do to have her audio post become a podcast is to go into Hipcast settings and change the Player Featrues to Publish MP3 Link.
That enables the RSS 2.0 feed to automatically deliver her new audio posts to subscribers.
Here are the steps:
1. Go to Hipcast and click Blogs.
2. Click Blog Preferences on the blog you want to work with.
3. Click the Audio Player Style tab.
4. Change the Player Features to Publish MP3 Link. Then click Save Preferences.
In this Hipcast Workbench I explain how to record, save and upload audio to Hipcast, and post the uploaded audio to your blog.
Check out my Audio Upload Demonstration for tips on how to convert a QuickTime Pro created MOV file into an MP3 for uploading to Hipcast.
If you know which blog you want to post to when uploading your audio, you can specify that blog at the time of upload.
After the MP3 is transcoded to a FLASH file, it will automatically be posted to your blog.
Also, as you can see in the graphic, you can also publish directly to a feed.
How to convert an MOV audio file to MP3.
There are a few extra steps you need to take prior to uploading an audio file that is created with Quicktime Pro. QuickTime Pro saves your audio file as a .mov file. Hipcast needs WAV or MP3. I use MP3.
After recording the audio file with QuickTime Pro and saving it. Here are the steps I take to convert the MOV to MP3.
1. OPEN the MP3 audio file with iTunes.
2. In the ADVANCED menu, choose CONVERT SELECTION TO MP3
3. From the FILE menu, choose SHOW SONG FILE
That gives you the file location to use when upload the audio file to Hipcast.
Here’s the result:
Audio upload of an mp3 file.