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    Thanks for the suggestions. I am thinking that it will probably be simpler to  add the video/slideshow to my blog. Theresa Personal and Group Travel Cruise
    Message 1 of 3 , Apr 15, 2009
      Thanks for the suggestions.
      I am thinking that it will probably be simpler to  add the video/slideshow to
      my blog.

      Theresa
      Personal and Group Travel
      Cruise Bug Vacations
      www.cruisebugvacations.com
      Blog and Podcast -
      www.cruisebugchatter.com



      --- On Wed, 4/15/09, Stephen Eley <SFEley@...> wrote:

      From: Stephen Eley <SFEley@...>
      Subject: Re: [podcasters] slideshow podcast
      To: podcasters@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2009, 1:46 AM

















      On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 6:56 PM, <ma_scrub@yahoo. com> wrote:

      >

      > I started thinking that this might make a good podcast to add to

      > my blog, but I am not quite sure about which format to save the slideshow to.

      > I am putting it on a DVD for the retirement community presentation, but wonder what is the best format for a podcast - Mpg. MP4. Other?



      Unlike MP3 for audio, there's no simple "every device can play this"

      format for video. But you can get pretty close. Given that iPods

      have 85% market share, your best bet is to optimize for iTunes/iPod,

      and trust that most other devices and software will handle it. The

      lowest common denominator is MPEG-4 encoding at 640x480 resolution.



      Another thought, though: this is one of the few cases where Apple's

      "enhanced podcast" format may make sense. This was their attempt to

      compete with MP3 a couple of years ago by allowing their AAC audio

      format to include chapter stops, pictures that change at specific

      times, and hyperlinks. It's the pictures that could be useful for

      you. You say you're using Windows Moviemaker, so this option may not

      be available for you; but if you have access to a Mac, you could just

      bring your narration into GarageBand and add images to the 'podcast

      track' anywhere you like. You'd end up with a much smaller file than

      video, and easier to produce. I used this same method to share a

      slideshow presentation that Evo and I did on podcasting fiction at the

      Podcast Expo a couple years ago.



      The downside is that only iTunes, QuickTime, and iPods can play these

      files -- but again, that's a majority of the market. And QuickTime is

      a free download for those who are motivated to see your slides.



      --

      Have Fun,

      Steve Eley (sfeley@gmail. com)

      ESCAPE POD - The Science Fiction Podcast Magazine

      http://www.escapepo d.org


























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