Saturday, January 19, 2008

Various 'How To's'.

This is what I've been using. Maybe Bimpy you could tidy it up a bit and put it in a box on the left.
PODBEAN.

For the benefit of anyone who's had problems with Podbean this is how I do it.
This might look like a lot but it's very quick, all you're doing is clicking boxes.
You've already got your account with Podbean and you've put your MP3's in a file on your desktop.

1. open Podbean.
2. Click 'Publish a Podcast'
3. Login
4. click 'Publish new show'.
5. click 'Add your audio/video'
6. same page. click 'upload new files.
7. click the green arrow 'upload'
8. on media manager page click choose file' select your MP3 from your desktop and click 'upload'. You will see 'uploading now'
9. When it shows that it's uploaded, choose 'My Playlist' from the top menu.
10. Click 'create a new playlist'
11. Select a player and click continue. If you select a multiple player you'll get a page where you input the titles on the left and select them also from 'your account' on the right and down at the bottom it'll ask for a playlist name - one word.
12. If you chose a single player click 'select from your account' - you'll get a list of all the music you've uploaded, choose your selection and click 'continue.
13. Pull the bottom corner of the box that contains your html code down and select and copy it.
14. Paste that into the 'New Posts' box at the Spill.
Done.

nilpferd said...
Treefrogdemon.. 
1, upload a few MP3s to Podbean.
2, create a playlist, 
3,you should get the choice of single or multiple players in grey or black. 
4, Choose a player and you then get a menu with drop downs to add your MP3s to the playlist, you need to write the titles in on the left hand side. 
5, When you complete this process, Podbean will print a box with a long HTML code, which you need to copy and paste into your blog entry at the "HTML" tab.

This ought to make the podbean player show in your blogpost preview.
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nilpferd said...
Steenbeck, you can enter the track names on the Podbean player- at the point after you choose the multi-track player and enter the URLs, there is space to the left for track names. I think if you edit your playlist and add track names they ought to show up subsequently on the blog.
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nilpferd said...
Steenbeck, you can enter the track names on the Podbean player- at the point after you choose the multi-track player and enter the URLs, there is space to the left for track names. I think if you edit your playlist and add track names they ought to show up subsequently on the blog.
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Blimpy McFlah said...
For my most recent post (Who needs originality?) I used Podbean, which is free and really easy to use. 

You upload tunes, they store them, then you can make loads of custom players with as many or as little tracks on them as you please, and podbean even provides the handy html code for copying and pasting into a new post.
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on podbean:


1. Go to "Upload", upload some stuff.
2. Click"my playlists" at the top
3. Click new playlist
4. Choose single or mutli track player 
5. Put in the titles
6. Copy and paste the code into html window of new post
7. Bingo!

My problem is that after I put in the titles, when I press "continue" it just goes to make new playlist window, with no indication that it knows I have a song on there somewhere. I'll keep playing with it. EVentually, it will all make sense. Thanks for the explanation, Blimpy.
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DEEZER.

Blimpy McFlah said...
For my most recent post (Who needs originality?) I used Podbean, which is free and really easy to use. 

You upload tunes, they store them, then you can make loads of custom players with as many or as little tracks on them as you please, and podbean even provides the handy html code for copying and pasting into a new post.

• - Create a deezer account
• - Spend many happy hours creating your playlist.
• - When you've done, click on 'blog' and a window opens with a humungously long link which is actually the deezer player
• - You have to choose your colour scheme, langauge and de-select automatic play or it kicks into action as soon as you open the blog.
• - Now here's the clever bit - when you create a message in Blogger, you have to be in html edit mode otherwise you will simply get the link published as text. You select html mode at the top right hand side of the message window.
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Mnemonic said...
⁃ I'm having problems with Deezer. Some tracks it refuses to upload for no apparent reason, I can't get more than one track into a playlist, and when I try to copy it to the blog, it's not copying my playlist but something called "undefined" and nothing plays. Any ideas, people?
YOUTUBE.
ejaydee said...
Hi goneforeign, I just tried posting an mp3 or m4a and it seems to have worked. I used archive.org, once i uploaded the file, I looked for ages for the URL for the track, and realised I can access it by clicking on the size of the file. I then pasted that URl in the HTML code I got form the help page Blimpy posted in the comments section to "Testing". Hope it helps.
Embedding youtube clips is a piece of cake, 

1. Find the video you want on youtube, 
2. copy the code from the box that says "embed" 
3. paste that code into the "edit html" window of a new post
4. click back on 'compose' and you'll see the youtube video
5. Write stuff underneath
6. Click publish post. 

This is easy because the video itself is hosted elsewhere (on youtube's servers) and we just link to it.
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ARCHIVE.ORG.
⁃ Blimpy McFlah said...
⁃ I signed up for a free account at archive.org , then uploaded the mp3 that accompanies my post, then clicked on the link for vbr mp3, copied and pasted that link into the html window in the middle of the the html code that can be found here:

http://groups.google.com/group/blogger-help/web/faqs

Scroll down to 12. How do i put audio in my blog

This put the wee player that you can see on the page. 

I would have put the code itself into this comment, but it doesn't accept html.

Youtube.
How To: Make A Youtube clip in 10 steps on a Mac


As previously advertised, here's a quick guide to making a quick, single image clip, and then post it on youtube with iMovie (If you have iLife '08, with the new version of iMovie, I can't help you, because it works differently, you can however download the older version on Apple's site for free).

1. Well open iMovie for a start
2. You'll probably be want to choose "Create A New Project"
3. Now iMovie should be open and on the right hand side, you should see a selection of the following tabs: "Clips ; Themes; Media; etc" Choose Media
4. You should see a list of songs, that's your iTunes library. If you don't see them, make sure you're in Audio and not Photos at the top right hand side.
5. Choose your song and choose "Place at Playhead". Alternatively, you can drag it on your timeline.
6. Now you may want to choose a picture. You can choose one of your own, or drag one form wherever on your computer into the top line of your timeline.
7. Don't forget to make sure that picture will last as long as your song: In the timeline, grab the right end of the picture and drag it until the end of the song, but don't go too far either.
8. Now, in your Menu Bar, choose Share, and whole you admire all places you could send your video to, you will choose boring old QuickTime. This is how you'll compress your "movie". You'll have a more specific choice of compressing methods, I usually go for Web Streaming.
9. Once that done, choose a name for your clip, which should go in you Movies folder by default.
10. Meanwhile, I'm guessing you'll have a Youtube account, and will have clicked on Upload, which usually on the upper right hand corner of any youtube video page. There you'll fill in all the relevant information about your "movie" and then click on Upload a Movie (I don't know what QUickcapture means, I should really check it out sometime); "Choose file", (choose it); let it do its thing, and shazam! It's up there!

Posted by ejaydee at 6:52 PM 5 comment

11 comments:

Blimpy McFlah said...

there is now a box on the left!

treefrogdemon said...

Now I have a new podbean problem...having successfully posted one playlist I thought I had it sussed but no no no. I uploaded some more tracks but when I tried to make a new playlist the only tracks on the list were the original 3...no sign of the new ones, though if I go to the upload screen it looks as though they're there.

Sigh.

Blimpy McFlah said...

you're doing everything right

you've uploaded new stuff > gone to "my playlists" >clicked on create new playlist > selected a player> clicked continue> then are the new mp3s are in the drop down menus that say 'select from your account' or not?

Blimpy McFlah said...

you're doing everything right

you've uploaded new stuff > gone to "my playlists" >clicked on create new playlist > selected a player> clicked continue> then are the new mp3s are in the drop down menus that say 'select from your account' or not?

treefrogdemon said...

No...but I've just realised why it is - they're mp4s not 3s (wonder why they uploaded in the first place then?). So now I need an mp4 to mp3 converter - do you know a good one?

nilpferd said...

If your MP4s are from itunes, there's an option within the itunes menu for "convert to MP3".
Otherwise I'll have a look this evening and post a suitable converter.

treefrogdemon said...

Oh! They are! (Why don't people tell you these things?)

Frogprincess said...

Just realised that I have no idea how to post a Youtube clip on our blog! Do you have to have a Youtube account? Can someone post this info on this 'clever bits' page? Cheers guys...

ejaydee said...

FP, on a clip's page, on the right hand side, there's all the info about the clip, and then there's a box that says "embed" with a piece of HTML. Copy it and paste it as you wish

Frogprincess said...

D'acc. Merci - réaction rapidissime!

ejaydee said...

Bah oui, that's what happens when you get the emails!