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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

播客寄存服务

大家都知道,声音档案的尺寸远比文字档案来得大!制作播客最头痛的问题不是空间的容量,而是频宽的流量!

大马播客才成立一个星期,就有13位订户数,我个人的播客已经有4位订户数,导致我的空间商来信提醒我已经超过频宽上限的80%!

我的容量有2GB,流量上限20GB。之前用来寄存GP论坛绰绰有余,没想到一跨入播客的领域,就马上接近超载了,我汗……

要怎样突破这个困境,我还在研究……

现在先跟大家分享我收集整理到的一篇很好的文章:

Dave's Imaginary Sound Space: Podcast Hosting Services

February 18



Podcast Hosting Services

Here's a quick guide to online podcast hosting services and technologies. This is mainly a list of dedicated services that have got to the market early. It's an indication of the range and type of podcast hosting methods currently available online. You'll find a combination of free and premium hosting services to enable a quick comparison of features. Many comparable podcast services will no doubt emerge over the coming months. At the bottom of the page there's a group of tags with links to help you find them. See also Podsafe Music Resources for a round-up of free legal music downloads, podcasting tools and services.

Prices and features are subject to change so check the website first. If you would like to recommend a host please post brief details as a comment.

Web Space Hosts

Audioblog.com is a weblog publishing service that lets you upload video, MP3 or WAV files for streaming (podcasting). The service plan starts at $4.95 per month or $49.97 per year. There's unlimited storage space but bandwidth usage is subject to terms, currently 1,024 MB of streaming audio bandwidth per month, then billed at $1.95 per additional 1GB.

GarageBand Podcast Studio offers a free hosting service for bands and musicians.

  • Record by phone or Upload audio files from your computer.
  • Mix your recordings with 100,000's of podcast-ready tracks in the catalog.
  • Publish your mix.
  • LibSyn - liberated syndication - are offering a podcast hosting service with unmetered bandwidth at the following rates:

    Level 1 - Podcast Basic - $5 Monthly.
    100mb of storage per month with unlimited bandwidth usage. This level of service is recommended for once-a-week podcasters.

    Level 2 - Podcast Standard - $10 Monthly.
    250mb of storage per month with unlimited bandwidth usage. This level of service is ideal for weekly distribution of high-quality audio, such as music distribution.

    Level 3 - Podcast Advanced - $20 Monthly.
    500mb of storage per month with unlimited bandwidth usage. This level of service is for the several-times per week podcaster.

    Level 4 - Podcast Professional - $30 Monthly
    750mb of storage per month with unlimited bandwidth usage. This level of service is ideal for the daily podcaster.

    You can create categories so people can subscribe to a select subset of your podcasts for example music or talk. There's a free login 'sandbox' feature that lets you test drive the service first. Read more about the features here.

    Podblaze.com gives you your own podcasting website & domain for free. Your podcast station address would be (www.yourpodcastname.podblaze.com). Everything is automatically created for you and your audio/podcasting site has a streaming media player, RSS feed, own logo, show notes and links areas. Member sites have priority listing in the podcast directory.

    Podlot.com provides podcast hosting with unlimited bandwidth and prices based on maximum storage requirements.

    Prices start at:

    $4.00 a month for 150 megabytes of storage unlimited bandwidth.

    $6.00 a month for 300 megabytes of storage unlimited bandwidth.

    $20.00 a month for

  • 1000 megabytes of storage
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Your Domain Hosted
  • Domain Registration Included
  • Host up to 20 additional domains
  • Unlimited email addresses with POP and IMAP access
  • Plesk7, CGI, PHP, Server Side Includes, Mod Perl, and Mod Python
  • Domain hosting add on at $2.00 a month.

    Rizzn's Podcaster is a free service for podcasters. Unfortunately the website doesn't provide any detailed info about the service so you'll have to register first to find out more.

    Slapcast.com provides podcasting by phone or by upload. Price $4.95/month for 50 MB maximum for each uploaded MP3 file with unlimited bandwidth/subscriptions. By phone: 60 incoming minutes of voice messages. Additional voice minutes are 5 cents a minute. For now, individual messages are limited to 5 minutes maximum.

    Ourmedia.org provides free web hosting and online tools for all your media files forever. Created by volunteers, Ourmedia is an open-source project positioning itself as The Global Home for Grassroots media. It is partnered with the Internet Archive ( see below)which provides hosting and bandwidth for the files, Creative Commons and Wikipedia. Drupal has agreed to host the site for free through its Bryght hosted service.

    To use the service you must be willing to share your works with a global audience. Most types of media files and content are welcome, including but not limited to; audio, ebooks, films, games, original music, photographs, screencasts, software and video.

    The ourmedia hosting service fully integrates community features like blogging and forums. The community also functions to facilitate learning about a range of communication techniques and the craft of digital creativity.

    Free membership lets you:

    • Publish your works for a global audience to see or hear
    • Get a free weblog
    • Post comments to any media page or blog on the site
    • Participate in the Forums
    • Learn more about how to create personal media
    • Socialize with other creative individuals

    The site design is well thought out and easy to navigate. For example selecting 'browse media' takes you to the site map. This is a simple list of topics with the RSS links alongside so you can get straight to the feed without having to click deeper. Here's the main RSS feed from the home page.

    The Internet Archive provides free audio hosting for anyone wishing to share files under a Creative Commons license. Once uploaded you'll need to link to the files from a web page. The web page should have a RSS feed that supports media enclosures. Otherwise a service like feedburner.com can be used to create a podcast enabled feed. Free blogging services like MSN Spaces or Blogger.com are popular for doing this. How to Podcast with Blogger and SmartCast.

    Prodigem BitTorrent Hosting completely automates the entire process of setting up bit torrent sessions for the distribution of your content. You simply upload your content via the web and with the click of a few buttons, the Prodigem servers are hosting and seeding your torrent for your content. The service is currently free but to fully enable your account, you will need to receive an account invitation from a current Prodigem member. If this is difficult you can use the request address.

    Dircaster is a script that can be used on a server that supports PHP4 or greater. It generates an RSS feed suitable for podcast clients, based off the MP3 files in that directory. Drop the script into a directory, files can then be added to the directory to create podcasts.

    Podcasting tools and management

    Big Contact offers free tools to help you Find, Listen, Share, and Create Podcasts, MP3 Blogs, and Online Radio. Users can also add a streaming media player to their existing sites. The community is based around sharing music with Creative Commons licenses. It does not host the audio files directly.

    PODSHOW.com will help you produce, post, distribute and market your PodShow.

    todum.com a free audio and video search engine which allows you to create your own podcasts by saving links to your profile. Simply click the save link below search results and that file will be added to your podcast. Anyone subscribed to your podcast will be able to download your saved files.

    Coming soon

    Odeo (pronounced OH-dee-oh) hopes to make podcasting accessible to everyone in a similar way blogging tools did for web publishing. The brain child of Pyra Labs Blogger co-founder Evan Williams and Audioblogger developer Noah Glass, Odeo claims it will make it easy for you to discover, create, and subscribe to fresh, independent audio content.

    Social Bookmarking Tags and Podcasting

    Del.icio.us lets you tag online bookmarks by file type including media files (mp3, WAV, MOV, etc.). All delicious pages have a RSS feed and any with these system tags added will automatically become a rss-with-enclosures file. That means the RSS feeds are podcast enabled and can be downloaded or streamed using the appropriate software. Find out how to use podcast enabled tags.

    You can read my podcast posts for further information on podcasting. The lists at the top of the page provide categorized links to useful sound and digital media resources including podcasting and RSS. The rest of the site features audio related news and music resources.

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