Hope this helps you along.
Chris you said: "You first record your audio file and then you upload it to whatever web space you have. You then do a blog entry and reference a link to your audio file, remember it has to be a direct link to a file, not a link to a streaming version of it," Chris, can you give me more detail how the above happens. How do you make a direct link to the file? I am still not having any success with Feed Burner. I have a blog or website with two audio files you can click on and listen. How do I make these direct links as you mentioned above. Do I need additional software to convert the audio link to a RSS feed? If so, where do I get it and what is called and how is it used? Thanks very much for your help.
Chuck Ayers Tulsa, Ok. USA Email: c.r.ayers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Voice Mail: 1 918 260 4729 Website: http://home.earthlink.net/~chuckayers/blogprince/ ----- Original Message ----- From: "Chris Skarstad" <toonhead5@xxxxxxxxxxx> To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Friday, December 02, 2005 9:42 PM Subject: Re: Won't authenticate
> Hi > > Actually, it's not. Think of it this way. Feedburner is just the part of > the chain of events that makes your podcast possible. You first record your > audio file and then you upload it to whatever web space you have. You then > do a blog entry and reference a link to your audio file, remember it has to > be a direct link to a file, not a link to a streaming version of it, > otherwise the person gets an m3u file and they can't use that accept to > stream it. so make sure your link is to the actual mp3 file. Now assuming > you've given feedburner the correct rss feed address, it then goes out > every so often and then it looks and sees that there's new stuff. it then > podcasts your content and people who subscribe to your podcasts get your > stuff just as they should. > Like I said before, the bitrate and sampling rate of your audio file is > important because your audience may be using a portable player that may not > support lower bitrate files like 20k and 24 k mono. so for best results, i > would suggest either 56k 44.1 khz mono, or the standard appears to be 64k, > 44.1 khz mono. > The important thing here guys is find that rss feed address. without it, > feedburner has nothing to go on. You have to give feedburner that rss feed > address so it can podcast your stuff. > > > > > > > At 08:42 PM 12/2/2005, you wrote: > >Chris, > > \ was going to save my stuff as 24kbps 22050 mono. Should I do > > CD quality as well? Boy this feed burner sounds difficult. > > > >At 06:13 PM 12/2/2005, you wrote: > >>Hi Chuck > >> > >>This is incorrect. > >>What you are going to need to do, is locate the rss feed of your > >>blog. RSS refers to really simple syndication, which is what makes a > >>poddcast and a blog work together hand in hand. > >>You will know it's the right kind of link when you see a link that ends > >>in a .rss, or .xml extention. Go to your blog provider's help section and > >>you can find this address. You then need to go to feedburner, and paste > >>this rss, or .xml link into the box on feedburner's page, and then > >>feedburner will then look to see if it can find any audio content on your > >>blog, and it will then turn any audio content you post to your blog as a > >>podcast. Feedburner will give you an address to use for your podcast. > >>This address is different than the one than you pasted in, yeah i know > >>this is starting to get confusing, stay with me here buddy!!! > >>But the link you give your podcast subscribers would look something like > >>http://feeds.feedburner.com/chuck > >>or whatever you'd like to call your podcast. You would do all this, so > >>that when you create a blog entry and then post a link to an audio file > >>to it, remember this is just a regular old link to the file, nothing > >>special about this, but when you post any audio to your blog, Feedburner > >>will do a check and it'll say oh! Chuck's got new stuff, I'm gonna > >>podcast it! then your podcast subscribers would get new stuff without > >>having to download it manually. > >> > >>I would say the bitrate of your file is a bit low for a podcast though. > >>Most portable audio players have trouble with audio content with a lower > >>bitrate like 20 k at 11025 hertz mono, so for best results, I would do a > >>file at 64k, 44.1 khz mono. Yes the files might be bigger in size, but > >>you'll be able to make sure that all your listeners will be able to take > >>the files you produce with them anywhere they go on any player they have. > >>I hope all this is helpful. If you have any questions, or if what I said > >>isn't making much sense, just write back and I'm sure others can help you > >>along. > >> > >> > >> > >> > >> > >> > >> > >> > >> > >> > >> > >> > >> > >> > >> > >> > >> > >> > >> > >> > >>At 07:22 PM 12/2/2005, you wrote: > >>>List: > >>>After pasting a url feed in to Feed Burner, it wont authenticate or > >>>accept the feed url. Is there either a time limit or bit rate limit or what. > >>>Below is my url feed. Does it look right. I got it off the media > >>>player property register. > >>>Feed is: > >>><http://home.earthlink.net/~blindsite/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles /goodnight.mp3>http://home.earthlink.net/~blindsite/sitebuildercontent/siteb uilderfiles/goodnight.mp3 > >>>The program is 10:42 minutes. 20 bps, 11025 hz. > >>>What do I do now? Help! > >>>Signed: Not Authenticated in Oklahoma. > >>> > >>> > >>>Chuck Ayers > >>>Tulsa, Ok. 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