Sunday, January 09, 2011

Podcast Woes Solved (fingers crossed)

Having moved to a new podcast hosting provider (the excellent LibSyn) I'm happy to report my podcasting woes appear to be over, although it's been a ridiculously crazy week getting everything sorted.

I'm not on iTunes yet (that takes time and a few more episodes) but with LibSyn's help I've managed to get an in-page MP3 player for the UK Blu-Ray Review podcast blog up and working with the podcast (the trick is to use a WordPress plug-in which can be hacked to work with Blogger :-))

I've also managed to get the podcast on the FeedDemon feed reader so that you can subscribe to the podcast with an RSS reader. Even better if you subscribe using the blog RSS feed you get the MP3 of the podcast associated with that blog entry in the feed as well.

None of this stuff is very well documented, although LibSyn have a couple of tutorials that give you clues as to how to get started, so I'm feeling very proud of myself, if totally knackered having averaged about 5 hours sleep a night for the last week.

Of course that's the easy stuff. I now need to find a way of improving my presentation and audio editing skills. I'm hoping that will improve with more time and more experience. Fingers crossed!

I've also been working hard on accompanying web pages to go with each Blu-Ray that gets reviewed, that include hi-res ScreenCaps, the title's Trailer and a transcript of the review from the podcast.

I'm very happy with the results, but am now ready for a week's break. Alas, it's going to be a tough week in 'the real job' and the commute just seems to get worse instead of better.

Only 7 more days until the next podcast becomes due.

Help! What have I set myself up for?!

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