How do I create a server, username, and password for podcast capture?

by on September 22, 2009

Q: I am using a Mac and I was looking through the utilities folder when I saw something called podcast capture. I thought it would be nice to make a podcast so I opened it. it started up then asked me for the server, username, and password. I didn’t know what it was. How do I get or create a server, username, and password?


7 Responses to “How do I create a server, username, and password for podcast capture?”
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    As you probably already know, a podcast is a set of audio or video files distributed over the Internet. These files need hosted on severs on-line so that people can download them.

    There are sites that offer free podcast hosting that you might be interested in such as http://www.podbean.com/

    If you’d like to learn more about creating and using podcasts, take a look at the podcasting section on Apple’s website http://www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/

     
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    do you know how to tranfer it to itunes or apple?

     
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    iTunes does not host or cache podcast XML or media files. Podcasters host their own media files and RSS feeds on their own web servers, or by contracting with a 3rd party for hosting provider. The iTunes Store houses a searchable directory of podcasts, to which your podcast feed can be submitted.

    To learn more, read “Making a podcast” and “FAQ for Podcast Makers” found on the apple.com site I posted above.

     
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    do you know how to log it into
    podcast capture or at least the sever name?

     
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    The server name would be the company that you decide to host your postcasts with.

    You would need to create an account with podbean for example: http://www.podbean.com/podcast_hosting_audio_video_blog_hosting?service=Basic&page=start-podcast

     
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    i already have one its just that i can’t find the sever name for podcast capture

     
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    After some further research the “Podcast Capture” utility is specifically for hooking into a Mac Server running ‘Podcast Producer”. Since you don’t have a mac server running podcast producer, it’s best to just forget about the ‘Podcast Capture’ utility since it isn’t needed at all to made podcasts.

    The only software you need is something to record audio. If you’re not happy with what’s included in Mac OS X you can you can try audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/

    Once your audio is recorded you can upload it to your podbean account using their instructions: http://www.podbean.com/podcast-quick-start-user-guide#Publishing