Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Wheeeee... This is funky...

This should be a podcast of Chris Huhne's experience in business, journalism, Westminster and Europe. It's very funky and one of a set of 5. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem too happy to run 'on the blog'. It's running in a separate window. Anyone know how to get it to get it to run in the blog itself.

Next question - how do you make a podcast?


  • At 2:15 pm , Anonymous Rob Knight said...

    Doesn't seem to work for me either. Ah well, the perils of cutting-edge technology.

    The clip itself appears to be a video and, at the risk of sounding like a dreadful pedant, "podcast" normally refers to audio clips. Not that the confusion is your fault; I blame the people who seem to think that "pod/vid/blog/screen/whatevercast" sounds funkier than an accurate description like "video clip" or "audio clip" - the Nathan Barley tendency (whoever came up with "blogvidcast" should be shot as a matter of urgency).

    Anyhow, an audio clip can be recorded using any standard PC microphone and some audio editing software. Windows comes with a basic sound recorder, but there are plenty of better ones out there. WavePad is pretty good and has a noise reduction feature which can eliminate background noise that will occur unless you're using a professional studio.

    After that, save it as an mp3 and upload it somewhere - any standard web space will do, though there are probably sites that offer dedicated audio hosting and additional features.

    Hosting video clips is a bit more complicated. You can put whole clips up for download, but for anything longer than a minute you'd probably want a "streaming" system, which just downloads a few seconds at a time.

  • At 12:47 am , Blogger Richard said...

    I was reliably infomed this is a vidblogcast, but I bow to Rob's terminology!

  • At 2:33 pm , Blogger Biscit said...


    I work on the technical side of the broadcasting industry and this attempt to make terminology shiny is making me dizzy.

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