Podcasting : Do it Yourself Pirate Radio for the Masses

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Listen up! Podcasting, which has taken the online world by storm, involves recording a broadcast and embedding it in an RSS feed so listeners can download it to their PCs, iPods, MP3 players, or even their cell phones - Written by one of the first and most popular podcasters, this cutting-edge book will have readers not only finding, downloading, and listening to podcasts, but creating and broadcasting their own - Shows how to find podcasts to subscribe to; use podcasting software including ipodder, doppler, and more; create a podcast with just a PC or Mac; or build a professional studio for recording podcasts - Addresses copyright issues and music ownership and offers helpful advice on understanding the "geeky stuff": RSS, XML, and Enclosures - Mainstream media, including MSNBC and Time magazine, have recently started advertising on podcastsshow more

Product details

  • Online resource | 312 pages
  • 188 x 241.3 x 22.9mm | 453.6g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764597787
  • 9780764597787
  • 2,208,717

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"...this book will help readers choose software, subscribe to the best podcasts, record a podcast...and more..." (Town Oline.com, 13th December 2005) "...worth a look if you're just starting out..." (iCreate, No 24, 2005)show more

About Todd Cochrane

Todd Cochrane describes himself as "a typical geek with a little rebel in me"-the perfect podcaster profile. His weblog at www.geeknewscentral.com gets more than 250,000 visitors each week, and he began podcasting in October of 2004. Todd has a regular job, four kids, and a growing audience for his podcasts, which are so popular they've been noticed by Fortune 500 companies.show more

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It's your show, and you can do what you wantGot something to tell the world? Want unlimited listening options? Podcasting makes it happen. It's the hottest communication trend of the twenty-first century, and one of the first guys to jump on board is ready to get you started. Todd helps you choose software, subscribe to the best podcasts, produce one with equipment you already have, record and distribute your shows--even explore the geeky stuff. Whether you're producing a podcast or listening to one, podcasting puts you in charge.You're on the airEverything you need to know about: Picking a podcatcherFinding podcasts to subscribe toDeveloping your showProducing a show with gear you already ownRecording your podcastSelecting a providerPublishing and distributingSetting up a studioPaying the billsSyndicating with RSS 2.0 and enclosuresshow more

Table of contents

Acknowledgments. Introduction. Part I: Listening to the Podcast Revolution. Chapter 1:What Is a Podcast? Chapter 2: Choosing Podcatcher Software. Chapter 3: Finding and Subscribing to Podcasts. Part II: Joining the Revolution: Your Own Podcast. Chapter 4: Choosing Your Podcast Format. Chapter 5: Producing a Podcast with Gear You Own Today. Chapter 6: The Semiprofessional Podcast Studio. Part III: Recording Your Podcast and Performing Postproduction Tasks. Chapter 7: Recording Locations. Chapter 8: The Recording Process. Chapter 9: Recording Postproduction. Part IV: Hosting and Preparing to Publish Your Podcast. Chapter 10: Finding a Web Host for Your Podcast. Chapter 11: Podcast Publishing and Distribution Methods. Chapter 12: The Life Breath of a Podcast: RSS 2.0 with Enclosures. Part V: It's Show Time. Chapter 13: Uploading Files and Publishing Your Show. Chapter 14: Feedback, Promotion, and Paying the Bills. Chapter 15:Where Do You Go from Here? Index.show more

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