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Creating your Own Podcast

How to setup your Audio for Podcasting:

Creating your own Skypecast:

Using Garageband on the Mac


Why are automatic podcasting options not for everyone?

Automatic podcasting options (using Odeo, Podomatic, etc.) are perfect for most educational projects, but sometimes teachers may need to adopt a more difficult, DIY method (using own server space, etc). Why? Here are some possible reasons:
  • You need more control over the look and feel of your podcast (perhaps you are podcasting for your institution, etc)
  • You need more bandwith / space than is offered by the free service
  • You want to learn more about podcasting and/or the technology
  • etc...

What are ID3 tags and why are they important?

ID3 tags are the sections of the mp3 file that contain information about the title, artist, album, track number or other information about the file's contents.

They are important, because if you don't bother with them, people who are downloading your podcasts and listening to them on their mp3 players may find it difficult (or indeed, impossible) to find your podcast, especially if they use high capacity mp3 players (such as iPods).

You can edit ID3 tags by right-clicking on your mp3 file and selecting 'Properties' (Advanced). Add the relevant information, then choose 'Apply' to save the details.