Friday, February 13, 2009

Video tutorial: create podcast Blogger

Transcript of video tutorial: Creating a podcast with Blogger

Did you know that you can turn your Blogger blog into a podcast? A podcast is a way to broadcast a series of audio files over the Internet, and it can be used for a variety of purposes, such as syndicating your own weekly Internet talk show or for making your own online mix tapes. The best part of a podcast is that people subscribed to your blog will be notified of new episodes automatically and can even load unto their portable MP3 player. To get started, you will need a place online to store your recordings. Blogger does not offer hosting services for audio files at this time. However, there are plenty of provider of online storage space that offer both paid and free hosting services.

Once you have uploaded your files to your webhost of choice, you will need to enable enclosure links. From your Dashboard, click SETTINGS. Next, click the FORMATTING tab. Set the SHOW LINK FIELDS options to YES. When composing a post, you'll see an option to ADD ENCLOSURE LINK. Click this link and enter the URL of your hosted audio files, and your blog will instantly become a podcast. Consider each post of your blog to be a new episode your podcast. Let us try hearing your podcast by using some popular RSS readers or pod gadgets. To add your podcast to Google Reader, just enter your blog URL in the ADD SUBSCRIPTION box. Your podcast should appear when your audio control panel for each entry if you have enclosed your links correctly. In ITEMS, pull the the ADVANCED menu and select SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST. Enter your blog's feed URL. Keep in mind that your blog's feed URL is your blogspot address followed by /feed/post/default. Your podcast should appear when your blog's title as the name of the podcast. Each episode title will correspond to the title of your post and the description will contain the text of your post. If you have further questions, please visit the Blogger Help Center at or leave a comment.


Minhaaj said...

Well it doesn't show the enclose link and 'Show links feeds' is set to Yes. Doesn't work for me.

gunawan said...

thanks to the information,
because it is very helpful especially in making and messing work on bloggers who I have today