PQT – Free Video Converters

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There are any number of reasons why you might need to convert a video from one format to another. In the case of video podcasting perhaps you need to make your file compatible to work on Apple devices or you need to take your original file created specifically for iTunes and make it more compatible with any type of media player. These are just two of the reasons why a video converter can be an important piece of software in your podcast production tool box.

In many cases, because the web often deals in flash (flv) files, you may need to convert them to another format which works better for your particular needs. In this episode I give you a brief introduction to some of the free, cross platform (Windows and Mac) tools I use for converting video file formats.

Free video converters:
Any-Video-Converter
Miro video Converter
Handbrake
Mpeg Streamclip
Real Player
VLC Media Player/Converter

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TPS Ep. 039 – Audio Editors, Virtual Cart Machines, and Using Analytics to Track Success

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Adobe Audition is now out for the Mac. Find out what I like about it, what I think you could use as an alternative and the effects I use when using Audition to process my audio.

Also discussed on this episode are virtual cart machines (soundbyte, pod producer, etc). These apps and programs allow you to bring other audio clips into your podcast recordings by easily organizing them into a push button display. Easily bring in intros, outros, sound effects and any other audio clips you want to load into the software.

I discuss the advantage to using the new “like” button for facebook and how using Google Analytics to set “funnels” can help you to achieve your desired conversion goals for on your website.

Also find out why I think you can stand to profit by giving away all of your knowledge and content for free! The more content you produce and publish in your niche, the more you establish yourself as an expert in your field. The best way to achieve this status is by making sure anyone and everyone interested in your content can consume it. By giving it away for free you are not only inviting everyone to view it, you are drawing people to your expertise and opening up the possibility for anyone to hire you or pay for other products you sell surrounding your content.

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Links mentioned in this episode:
Adobe Audition for the mac beta – free (until the beta is over).
Facebook Social Plugins – for installing a facebook like button plugin on your wordpress site
ID3 editor – for putting metadata into your mp3 files
Google Analytics – for website statistics
PodcastHelper (Ray) on facebook
sound byte for ipad – for inserting audio clips into your podcast recordings

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TPS Ep. 035 – Phone Calls From Within Your Browser via Gmail

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On this episode I talk about making voice calls from within your browser via Gmail, Podcamp Philly 4 and the presentation I’ll be giving, Camtasia for the mac, Gnomedex 10, and I’ll answer a few of your call in questions. Oh and the dynamics of moving your podcast studio!

Yep I’m moving to a new studio and with that comes some challenges that you may or may not expect.

Links for this episode:

Google Voice

Podcamp Philly

Camtasia for mac

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How to Record Audio Into One Computer Using Two or More USB Microphones

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Gary from MacMost.com shows us how to use two or more USB microphones to record audio using a single Macintosh and Garageband.

TPS Ep. 016 – Podcast Freebies, Skype Tune Up, Mic Review, and Much More

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This episode of The Podcasters Studio takes a look at a variety of podcasting options such as how to record Skype calls for free (if you’re on a mac), how to make your Skype better suited for recording interviews, a great review by Neil aka @GeekwithGlasses covering the Audio Technica ATR3350 wired lavalier mic for video cameras, a great way to make easy money from your show, and much more! SkypeandGaragebandGraphic

Below are the links to all the items talked about in this episode.

Podsafe Music Network Artists featured on this episode of The Podcasters Studio. (listed in order of appearance)

  • Al Phlipp & The Woo Team – A man Reborn (open)creative_commons
  • Adam Woodall Band – Runaway (intro)
  • Bodybag – Tears Garden (featured as a transition)
  • cshc – e-cock (transition)
  • Aron Bass – lma (transition)
  • Anonymous American – Sleep Tight (outro)

All artists and songs are made available via Creative Commons License at www.MusicAlley.com

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