Help me be heard! ( Podcast style )
May 27, 2009 12:18 PM   Subscribe

Is there an application that will automatically take my ready-to-publish podcasts from my local PC, and upload them to a website and publish their links to an RSS feed?

I've searched Askmefi for Podcasting advice, and found many tutorials and how-to's for recording and mixing my podcasts, but nothing that specifically says "drop your finished podcast files in your "My Music" folder on your local PC and this application will upload them to a website and publish them to an RSS feed for you".

Can anyone help? I'm very technical with audio recording equipment but the publishing / RSS feeding is greek to me. Help me be heard!

Thank you in advance!


p.s. - Free applications are preferable, but I'll take what I can get so long as the world can hear my voice :)
posted by thankyoumuchly to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Have you looked at using one of the many readily available tools out there such as Feedburner?

There is nothing that I've ever seen that will take an entire directory, upload it, and make it an RSS feed. You will have to post each individually like a blog, giving each a title, summary, and date. But if you're okay with that, then there are several tools.

Feedburner and Libsyn are the first two that come to mind.
posted by arniec at 1:51 PM on May 27, 2009

I honestly don't think this exists, which drives me crazy. And has for years.

But! While I haven't had a chance to try it yet, I ran across Podcast Generator a few months ago, and it seems to almost do the trick. Granted, it installs on your website, but it looks like all us users need to do is upload.

But like I said, I haven't had a chance to try it out.
posted by niles at 2:35 PM on May 27, 2009

Response by poster: Thanks for the great responses! Feedburner and Podcast generator almost do the trick, but they lack automated uploading from a local folder on my local PC.

I'm looking for a solution similar to DropBox, which actually syncs a folder on your local PC with your account on the website. This website has a "Recent Events" page that displays all Podcast files added to the synced folder on your local PC, along with an RSS feed.

Unfortunately, following the links in the RSS feed requires a username/password, and I wouldn't want to give this out as it is also the padlock for my entire dropbox account. Maybe if they had role based accounts I could provide or the ability to make a folder public for read only access.

Does anything like what I described above exist?

Keep the answers coming, we're getting close!

posted by thankyoumuchly at 6:43 PM on May 27, 2009

Response by poster: Maybe an online backup or web storage service with an RSS feed or the option to make links to online files public? I could set the app to automatically backup certain files on my machine (i.e., my podcasts) and then when they synced with the online site, it would shoot out a notification!

Anyone heard of a service like this?!?
posted by thankyoumuchly at 8:07 PM on May 27, 2009

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