Apr 27 2009
Between Audacity and Garage Band, you can do a lot in recording and editing podcasts. However, if quick and spontaneous is your thing you’ll get tired of editing and exporting (and uploading and posting to RSS). Why not skip some of that and get it out sooner? While we’re at it, lets let someone else host the file?
From the beginning I’ve thought Odeo was going to be good for something. Now that’s clear. Odeo has a podcasting studio that lets you record right from the browser and host the recording at Odeo. The tool is easy to use, and its easy to subscribe to your “inbox” in iTunes.
PodBasket will turn an online sound file into a podcast in seconds. PodBasket will create and maintain your XML. Its a great service if you record your audio locally (and host it yourself) and don’t want to mess with the XML. If you’ve got the opposite problem (XML but no enclosures) head over to FeedBurner to add your sound file to your feed.
This free online service records in-browser, hosts and manages your feed. ClickCaster allows you to set advanced properties on your feed, like adding an image. If for some reason you feel entitled to sell your podcast (rather than offer it for FREE) you can do that too.
Poderator supports still more advanced iTunes tagging and supports audio in other formats like AAC. Podomatic hosts and records podcasts with images and builds a front-end site to go with your podcast.
With a great selection of online podcastng tools, there’s nothing stopping you from broadcasting yourself to the pod listening world.