Re: Looking for New Hosting Service
- Sounds entirely accurate. FWIW, I have three podcasts entirely hosted on
Libsyn using my paid-for storage space. For a while, though, I was doing
a half-hour live show on BlogtalkRadio five days a week, -way- too much
data to fit my account on Libsyn. For that one I stored the files out on
Archive.org, used a stupid-Libsyn-trick to have entries in those feeds
point to the Archive files, -and- did what you describe to create a
separate blog/feed on Blogger.
Downside of using Archive.org; don't get detailed stats on individual
episodes, just on my whole pile of files. Feedburner fills the gap there,
up to a point, -if- they're downloading via the feed.
It was 29 May 2010, when joshuamcnichols commented:
> I have enjoyed the free hosting provided by the Internet Archive. They--
> don't charge for bandwidth or anything! I run a pretty small podcast, so I
> don't know if you'd run into problems with higher volumes of traffic. But
> from where I sit, it's hard to imagine having to pay for hosting. Here's my
> how to create a podcast, including instructions for using the free Internet
> Archive service as your host. Some of this is probably old hat for you more
> experienced podcasters. But I never found simple advice in one place, so
> maybe these instructions will help someone else.
> Here's how I use this service:
> 1. I upload my mp3s one at a time to the Internet Archive. Bookmark the
> actual page for your mp3 so you won't lose it.
> 2. Then, I set up a blog in blogger, and make sure I have "Show Link
> Fields" enabled in blogger's settings/formatting section.
> 3. On the page for your mp3 in the internet archive, right-click on the
> link to the mp3 file and save the url address to your clipboard.
> 4. Create a new blog entry in blogger. Click on "add enclosure link" to
> open a field for your podcast url. Paste that url in the the "enclosure
> link" field.
> 5. Add a nice photo, and provide a description of the podcast episode.
> 6. From the internet archive page for your url, copy the "embed" html from
> beneath the little player. Paste that code at the end of your blog entry,
> once you've opened the html tab of course. This will embed a handy player
> on your blog. I find this player better than Podbean because Podbean seems
> likely to go out of business (I have no evidence except their user
> interface is messy, except for the player).
> 7. Publish the completed podcast episode in blogger.
> 8. At some point in this process (doesn't matter when), go to
> feedburner.com and "claim" the feed for your blog. Do this simply by
> pasting the blog's url in feedburner's field when it prompts you.
> 9. The little RSS icon in the feed you've created will take you to the
> actual podcast feed. Copy the address of this feed from your address bar.
> Then go into your blogger's blog settings and designate that URL as your
> official feed.
> 10. Repeat until you have a few episodes, then submit it to itunes for
> listing in their store.
> Joshua McNichols
> p.s. please check out my very entertaining podcast!
> Dayjob: How Musicians Pay the Rent
> YahooGroups Podcasters Links
> Yahoo! Groups Links
grizzly at grizzlysgrowls dot com
Grizzly's Podcasts & Stories: <http://grizzlysgrowls.com>
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions