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Anonymous
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Hey friends! I'm the webmaster for my church and we recently began posting mp3 audio of sermons, and I would love to know how to actually set up a podcast, but I'm confused as to the process. I tried to click the "How to Podcast Series" at the bottom of this page: http://geeksandgod.com/episode58 , but got the DOH! page.

If you all could point me in some direction that I could read up, that would be most helpful!

thanks all, God bless!
His,
monica

mvbc
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I don't mean to hijack this

I don't mean to hijack this thread, but it is along the same lines. Is there anyway to schedule a podcast to broadcast ahead of time. For instance, could I sit down on Monday and plan out and make my podcasts for the week, and then everyday automatically have them propagate as feeds. This would be a huge time and resource saver for me. It would also help me if I could use it on a Mac, since that is my primary machine.

Thanks,

John

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Joined: 06/01/2006
More Details

@mvbc - what system are you using? CMS (drupal/joomla)? Scheduling what you do depends on what you are using.

@Anonymous - you need help with which part? Publishing, recording, planning?

Matt Farina
Geeks and God Former Co-Host
www.mattfarina.com

mvbc
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@Matt I really don't know too

@Matt

I really don't know too much coding. I am using Rapidweaver(Mac program). I really know nothing about CMS, I just recently started listening and I have realized I only really understand about 50% of what you guys talk about on your show, which just shows how much I really need to learn. Would it be a PHP or mySQL thing?

Thanks

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Joined: 06/01/2006
Check The Instructions

If you are using Rapidweaver I can't really help you with how to use it. I'm not familiar with the program. I would check the instructions and see if there is anything in there.

If not, you could switch to a CMS or possibly use the automator on mac to automate something happening.

Matt Farina
Geeks and God Former Co-Host
www.mattfarina.com

monica
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Hi Matt (sorry I was

Hi Matt (sorry I was anonymous, didn't think to put my name, doh) As for your question, the sermons are already recorded and available in mp3 format (size being approx. 9.12mb and roughly 45 minutes in length). So, I guess I'd like to know how to take the weekly file and make it into something I could have available through iTunes and a weekly thing that if I uploaded it on Mondays, it could be available weekly to those who wanted to download. We have a website where they are hosted and listed at on their own audio resource page, but for convience, it would be nice to have them through something like iTunes so that way it's streamlined, without them having to have to go to the audio resources webpage.

Make sense? Thanks in advance for your help!

Joined: 10/01/2007
Feedforall?

Hi Monica,
If you're not running a system with a built-in or add-in podcast creation capability, you could purchase a program like FeedForAll, http://www.FeedForAll.com/ . You run the software on your computer, enter some basic text, tell it where your MP3s are located, etc, and it automatically creates a RSS file and publishes it to your website. You then publish the link to that file in iTunes, Zune Marketplace, etc and you're done!

monica
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Thanks so much! I'll look

Thanks so much! I'll look into that! Appreciate your help! :)))

Joined: 02/17/2009
Someone else had mentioned on

Someone else had mentioned on another post using the http://www.sermonplayer.com/ service used together with the http://sermon.net/ - these might work for you.

Joined: 12/13/2008
sermonplayer.com and Blip.tv

sermonplayer.com has worked well for many of my clients. I like it because once you upload your file it does everything for you - mp3, player to put on your site, iTunes, RSS, mobi page, send to friend link, etc. Their basic service is free with an upgrade option if you need video or live streaming video.

I'm considering blip.tv for a current project that will handle both video and audio. I just recently learned that they also handle audio and will apparently automatically create mp3 and iPod compatible versions for your file when you upgrade to their pro account ($96/yr). They also offer an option to push content automatically to facebook. The next step if you're using Drupal is to integrate the 2 without requiring double entry. I recently came across http://www.drupaltherapy.com/node/34 and hope to try it out soon.

Joined: 10/01/2007
Good info

@Youthpoint,@ddean,
Good information about Sermon.net. I wasn't aware of them.
That is a good service for those who don't have access to a good plug-in/add-in for their website.
Nice.

Will

monica
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Thanks for the

Thanks for the sermonplayer.com info... I will look into that. Without a budget for this, the free is what I'm excited about. Appreciate your help and responses!

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