TPS Ep. 048 – Audio Only Live Streaming Via Mixlr And Podcast Myths

Have you ever wanted to live stream your podcast in an audio only player? Finally a solution that caters to audio only podcasters has arrived in the form of mixlr.com. A live streaming, audio only applicationavailable for both PC and Mac.

Live streaming your podcast as you record can be another great way to interact with your audience, allowing them to participate live in chat rooms with you and other audience members.

I have fielded many questions from people who were looking for an audio only live

streaming player to put on their site and now we finally have one. Mixlr.com offers podcasters a simple application that is easy to use, looks great and adds minimal work to your current podcast production setup. You simply point the mixlr app at your audio input source, check your levels and go live.

One of the most powerful features that mixlr brings is the ability to be used with iOS devices (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, etc). Sites like Ustream.com and other live streaming services which are video based don’t work with iOS devices (the Ustream app only has a fraction of the content available on Ustream). This means that your show can now be live streamed via any device that can browse the web. You can now be in the car with your audience (live) offering your content which is often a much better choice than what’s on traditional radio.

Another great feature is the ability to embed the mixlr player right onto your Facebook Fan Page. Simply put the link to your mixlr page, for any live episode, into the link section and Facebook will embed the mixlr live streaming player right onto the page so that all your “fans” can listen right there on Facebook.

There are many great options that mixlr.com provides to the audio podcaster but the main one is simple, a service designed specifically for audio only and we’ve been waiting for that for a very long time. Browse over and get your account today (before all the good names are taken;)). And don’t forget to friend me when you get there.

Also on this episode I ask my twitter community to share some of their #PodcastMyths. We’ve all heard that “you need an iPod to podcast” or “you can’t get good audio from a USB mic.” These are myths that continue to float around the podcasting community and so we had a little fun and listed some of the most common myths we’re still hearing today and I tell you why they are indeed #PodcastMyths.

Tweet your own podcasting myths to @PodcastHelper and use the hashtag #PodcastMyth.

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About Ray Ortega

Full-time podcast producer and host of The Podcasters' Studio and Podcasters' Roundtable, I enjoy sharing my ten years of experience making podcasts to help others improve or start their own show.