How To: Make your audio post a podcast

I just listened to a charming podcast by Claude in Paris.

She asks in it, how does she turn the audio, posted to her blog, into a podcast?

First of all, I see that her blog automatically supports RSS 2.0 with enclosures. So she is all set with that. If she didn’t have that, I’d suggest going over to feedburner for help on setting that up.

But that’s not important right now. ;-)

All Claude needs to do to have her audio post become a podcast is to go into Hipcast settings and change the Player Features to Publish MP3 Link.

That enables the RSS 2.0 feed to automatically deliver her new audio posts to subscribers.

Here are the steps:

1. Go to Hipcast and click Blogs.

2. Click Blog Preferences on the blog you want to work with.

3. Click the Audio Player Style tab.

4. Change the Player Features to Publish MP3 Link. Then click Save Preferences.

Hipcast Workbench: Audio Upload

In this Hipcast Workbench I explain how to record, save and upload audio to Hipcast, and post the uploaded audio to your blog.

Discussed in this video:
Hipcast
Quicktime Pro
Audacity

Check out my Audio Upload Demonstration for tips on how to convert a QuickTime Pro created MOV file into an MP3 for uploading to Hipcast.

Note:
Publish To Blog
If you know which blog you want to post to when uploading your audio, you can specify that blog at the time of upload.

After the MP3 is transcoded to a FLASH file, it will automatically be posted to your blog.

Also, as you can see in the graphic, you can also publish directly to a feed.