Tuesday, September 7, 2004

Audioblog - Audio on your blog

I recently came over Audioblog, but as I was about to go on holiday thought I would bookmark it and take a proper look later. It seems like a good idea and could add another angle to blogging, in the form of being able to post audio. Having looked at the site it seems that it is not a free service and it does not look like there is a free trial available. You can record audio posts either via a Flash enabled browser or over the phone.

Here is a list of the features available, taken from the Audioblog site.

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Post to multiple blogs.
You can add multiple blog services and post to any of them. Movable Type, Typepad, Blogger, LiveJournal and more to come.

Upload MP3 or WAV format files
You may upload your MP3 or WAV format audio files to Audioblog.com and we will automatically prepare them for streaming in just seconds. No need to buy and learn complex audio editing software, just upload it to us and let us do the hard work.

Post by telephone
In the moblog mood? No problem. Pick up the phone, record and post.

* Functionality

A single audioblog length of 60 minutes
Record or stream a single audioblog up to one hour in length or use the playlist builder to create an audioblog playlist of almost unlimited length.

Playlists for unlimited-length audios
Only Audioblog.com members can use our exclusive playlist builder to create audios of unlimited length, but because each audio is a new segment, you can easily and seamlessly integrate testimonials or other audio samples into your presentations.

Record audios from anywhere, 24/7
Whether you call the media center, use the BlogRecorder or upload your own MP3 or WAV files, you can manage your audios anytime of the day or night, 365 days a year.

Per-audio recording history
Each audio in our system maintains a complete version history, which you can refer to at any time. You can even revert to past versions at any time and never lose any of your work.

* Bandwidth

Unlimited audios per account
You may have an unlimited number of audios in your account at any time. No need to worry about running out of space, just keep recording them.

1,024 MB of streaming audio bandwidth per month
Audioblog.com members can stream up to A FULL GIGABYTE (1,024 MB equals 1 GB) of audio content per month. If your audio clips are one minute long, that means up to 5,000 FULL plays per month at no additional cost & since we account for actual play time, you're not billed for bandwidth you're not using. Additional bandwidth will be automatically added as needed to ensure your audio clips keep playing to your visitors ($1.95 per additional 1GB).

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So there you have it. Quite a list of features. I've seen it in use on a few sites and the quality is good. Being able to add clips via phone means you could easily take a sample of something when you are mobile and have it online within no time at all, automatically. I might give it a go, as it only costs $4.95 a month for the basic service and especially since it integrates easily with MT.

Post ID: 497, posted by jase at 10:39 PM
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