December 21, 2007

How to embedd parts of podcasts in your blog?

I listen to lot of podcasts and in lots of episodes there are some great parts of the show that I would like to share with my friends.
This appears to be a bit tricky thing to do.

To do this you need:

  • cut out the part of the show that you like
  • find a site to upload your piece (the most tricky part)
  • embedd the podcast to your blog
There are lots of different tools for linux, I mainly use audacity or mp3cut, and this is not the hard part. The hardest part of this endeavor is finding a service to host your files and make them available in streaming flash format and also for download.

I tried a few of the bestknow services like; pownce, houndbite, zshare, and a few more, but only two services are usable enough for this task. Pownce has a limit of 10MB (clips I used were 12-25MB in size), houndbite has a limit of 8MB so file size limit was the excluding factor for these services.

Only two services which I found usable were and twango.

Twango has the best upload interface which tells you how much you have uploaded and how much you still need to wait until the whole file is uploaded, so cudos to them. Also twango has an embedded player code for your blog ready as soon as you upload a file, unlike Still I like more only because it has the feeling of openness like opensource and you need to hack it a bit to embedd an audio to your blog :), plus it has a nicer looking player on your blog.

Here's the link for embedding podcast from on your blog.