My 5 Minutes of Radio Love for the World Radio Day

Foto: CC-BY Flickr/FaceMePLS

Foto: CC-BY Flickr/FaceMePLS

I was asked by Adam from Sourcefabric to join their Berlin event for the World Radio Day on February 13th 2013. There will also be a 5 minute speedgeeking session where people get to do „5 pitches of 5 minutes to 5 different groups of people“, Adam told me.

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The event will be like a super packed Q&A speed dating kind of thing, with an overload of pitches and i will probably make it even worse by squeezing in four awesome projects into my 5 minute super speed talk. But i think everyone who is into radio and/or podcasting should use or at least know about the following open source projects.

Podlove
The Podlove Project hosts two WordPress plugins, so far. The Podcast Publisher will finally make podcasting awesome by helping you to get control over your podcast feeds and turn WordPress into a Podcast Publishing System. The Webplayer will make your podcast look nice and it provides a great way for listeners to skip through and/or link to chapters, read shownotes and much more.

Bitlove
Bitlove will turn all enclosed files of your Podcast-Feeds into Torrents and will act as a seeder at the same time! This way you can distribute your audio through bittorrent and save a lot of bandwidth!

Auphonic
Imagine you could do post production with only one mouse click. Removing clippings and noise, level loudness, create meta tags, add chapters, encode different audio formats like mp3, ogg, flac, m4a, etc… and beam it to your ftp server, soundcloud or even youtube. Sounds like fiction, right? Well, it’s not! This is exactly what auphonic will do for you!

Mumble+Opus
If you want to do an interview you probably use Skype, because it’s easy to use and sounds okay. Forget about it! Use the newest version of mumble (1.2.4) instead. It comes along with the new OPUS, an open source audio codec, optimzed for low latency, low bandwidth and high quality.

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