Synopses & Reviews
If you thought Internet radio was cool, wait 'til you experience podcasting: regular audio programs delivered via the Internet, which you can listen to when you want, where you want! Here to lead you into this brave, new world of mass audio blogging (and quite possibly change your listening habits forever) is a fun, fact-filled guide that shows you how to find, create, and distribute podcasts.
Author Bart Farkas recognizes that this concept is new to many and starts at the beginning, explaining what podcasting is, how it came into being, and how it promises to change the world. From there, he covers the basics: podcast-grabbing software, MP3 players for listening to podcasts, the types of podcasts out there, and more. Knowing that you won't be satisfied just listening to podcasts, Bart shows you how to create podcasts as well, covering the hardware and software you'll need as well as the distribution options and legal issues that confront you. Interviews with real-world podcasting masters are highlighted throughout.
Whether you want to create your own podcasts or just would like to locate and then listen to audio programs on your portable player, this is the book for you. In the Secrets of Podcasting
, author Bart G. Farkas
provides real-world guidance and advice on how to:
- Download and enjoy podcasts with any MP3 player.
- Create a script and set the structure and flow of your podcast.
- Choose the right equipment - including the right microphone, headphones, and even preamp.
- Use a digital recording device instead of your PC or Mac.
- Pick audio editing and recording software
- Legally play music in your podcast.
In addition, Bart includes tutorials on creating podcasts on Windows machines and on Macs. He also offers dozens of recommendations for software to use for finding and subscribing to podcasts.
About the Author
Bart G. Farkas
is the author of over 75 books including many computer/video game strategy guides and technology-based books. An avid podcast enthusiast with three iPods, Bart lives with his wife, three children, and fuzzy black cat in the high-altitude climes of Cochrane, Alberta, Canada.