Well, i am certainly fairly new to this sort of thing, but its a pretty new thing in itself. I love listening to my favourite podcasts, and to be honest, i hardly ever listen to them on my MP3 player (Zen Touch 40gb) but on my PC, or laptop in bed sometimes. As for the IPTV shows, the same applies. As i said im fairly new to this new craze, so i only listen or watch a fair number of shows. All of which are Tech/IT related!
Anyway if anyone who is reading this is new to podcasting too, or doesnt know what it is and would like to start listening to some of the casts, below is a list, in order of my favourite podcasts + IPTV shows (for anyone who doesnt know what IPTV is, its Internet Protocol Tele Vision)
Ok, so here it goes:
1. Diggnation – Diggnation covers all the top stories from the news and social bookmarking site, Digg.com. Former TechTV presenter Kevin Rose, and Alex Albrecht host this excelent show, with added comedy, and BEER! :)
2. Hak.5 – TV show showing you some very interesting tips, hacks and technology news! Very well done.
3. CommandN – commandN is a weekly web news video show that covers technology trends online and offline.
At this present time, these are the only shows i listen to or watch, or sometimes both ;)
There is one other worth mentioning tho, if you have about an hour to spare, for each show – TWIT, hosted by ex TechTV Leo Laporte, and many others!
Now, adding on this post from yesterday, im going to try and write a newbie guide to making your own podcast :)
Firsly, lets look at the basic equiptment you need!
- Decent spec PC
- Microphone (or more)
- Depending on how you want to do things, a microphone mixer
- Any software that will record your input from mic/line in. Hell even windows sound recorder will do, but you will need a WAV to MP3 convertor!
- An online webhosting account, with a lot of bandwidth!
Now! What ever subject you do your podcast on, you might aswell choose one that people will listen to!
So, lets say youve done your podcast, and you have the file in mp3 format, and its uploaded somewhere on the internet! All you need to do now is pass word around that your podcast exists!
There are a few ways of doing this, spamming forums, submitting links to friends, podcasting directorys etc!
There is one service i like, that creates an RSS feed for you, so listeners can read it with an RSS reader, and see what your latest podcast is, all you need to do then, is give them the link to the RSS feed!
This service is : http://www.feedburner.com/fb/a/home
Very, quick short guide i know, but i do intend to add more later, if anyone would like to ask me any questions, about the article, or setting up your own podcast, please feel free to do so!
And thats about it, this is also my longest ever blog post :)
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