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    Podcasting

    I am exploring podcasting with a group of kids and need some advice. Some of this is not specifically mac related but I didn't want to split the post

    Ok, some contributions will be made via people using windows as .wav files and I was wondering what the best lossless format for the mac is.

    The podcasts will be completely pre-recorded IYSWIM so we will be using audacity or garageband or both to import and mix the contributions so will this alter you answer to the above paragraph?

    I also briefly saw some reference to using MP4 instead of MP3 file format for the podcast due to licensing issues with MP3 :? . I was intending to use MP3 but am open to persuasion.

    Thanks!

    Darren

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    Re: Podcasting

    i would for now use mp3 as that is what is most podcast clients use i think license issue comes when devloping software for podcasting.

    save the draft in what ever format software you are using is then convert to mp3 when done..


    Russ

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    Re: Podcasting

    there's a huge article in the current PC Pro about Podcasting - how to do it and what software to use, etc. May be worth a read

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    Re: Podcasting

    The superb maccast - http://www.maccast.com/- has published the gadget show article about podcasting (scroll down!). Is it just me or is the tellietubby NOT funny

    I also got a response from the show regarding the equipment they used in the vid: http://www.solidstatesound.co.uk/maycom-mp3-kit.htm

    I am using audcacity at the moment as kids are using macs in school and PCs at home. Downloaded a demo of megaseg - http://www.megaseg.com/ - which Adam Curry uses so the kids liked that and either that or garageband may be a contender for the future (when I work out how to record audio in the thing!)

    There's a thought (drifting off macs), Adam Curry plays mixes of different songs / artists. I thought that would be illegal :?

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    Re: Podcasting

    Found a URL - http://mashuptown.com/

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    Re: Podcasting

    yes but adam curry cant pay for lawyers being super rich...

    but also i think he has paid for various licesnes involved to get around that and then on sat radio he obviosly has license that way....

    adam curry love or hate him done a lot in promoting podcasting...

    So come one darren what podcasts do you listen to then lets have them my best tip is in the trenches that is brill for sys admins like us...

    Also remeber darren legal things with kids doing a show on the net...

    Also this in bectas newsletter this week

    <quote>
    25. FREE PODCASTING SOFTWARE FROM KUDLIAN SOFT
    Roger Young
    Podcaster is a new application which makes podcasting easy and it's free. It creates podcasts and enhanced podcasts quickly and easily and they can then be uploaded to a local disk, an iDisk or Mac account. It manages your podcasts by publishing and removing them when they are no longer required.
    It supports specific iTunes Music Store information such as images, copyright notices, categories and links to websites. Podcaster publishes podcasts that can be listened to on any iPod, MP3 player or computer and will also create 'enhanced podcasts', these are audio files which contain chapter markers where you can include titles, images and web links.
    The images in these files can be viewed on an iPod with photo capabilities. Enhanced podcasts can be created from movies, an iMovie project and even from slideshows in iPhoto. Podcaster automatically extracts the audio content in the correct format, with a configurable bit rate to save disk space, and also resizes the images to the correct format.
    Further information is available at http://www.kudlian.net/products/podcaster
    </quote>

    Also i like round table style podcast very good edtech poose do that and also tech podcasters often do one come on all this knowledge people on here maybe some of you lot should do a round table podcast

    Russ

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    Re: Podcasting

    Just to get some feedback and maybe learn something here but what about ogg vorbis or mp3 pro as lossless formats ?

    ogg vorbis you can find here :

    http://www.vorbis.com/

    mp3 pro :

    http://www.mp3prozone.com/

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    Re: Podcasting

    I would use mp3 for now. Audacity and Garageband will work well for you.

    Have fun!

    Paul

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