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Blubrry PowerPress Podcasting plugin
Live A/V Feed and Chapters (5 posts)

  1. bamajr
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I haven't installed your plugin yet, but it seems to offer most (if not all) the features I'm looking for. At first glance, I'm not seeing a couple things...

    1. I'm looking for the ability to broadcast live (to iTunes/Podcast) and record at the same time.
    2. After a Podcast is recorded, I need to add chapter information, so that chapters show up correctly in iTunes

    Does your plugin support this?

    How?

    If not, do you have a recommendation?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/powerpress/

  2. bamajr
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Let me expand on this a little, as I see I wasn't as clear as I need to be...

    I want to stream "LIVE" video through my WordPress website, while recording it, for playback as a podcast.

    So, I know I'm going to need a streaming server. I'll probably use the Darwin Streaming Server (http://dss.macosforge.org/) running on Debian GNU/Linux (http://dev.tnlsoft.com/2011/02/28/compiling-darwin-streaming-server-6-0-3-under-debian/). If I end up with some extra money, I may just go ahead and splurge for the Mac OS X Server with QuickTime X.

    What I'm trying to find is a way of doing both with one plugin. Vipers Video Quicktags (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/vipers-video-quicktags/) allow a person to quickly include videos in a post or page, but doesn't have support for a live stream.

  3. Angelo Mandato
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Podcasting and Live Streaming are two different technologies. You can live stream, you just need your own client app and your own streaming server. Client apps can take the form of either a web browser plugin via flash or as an app for an iOS/Android device. You cannot stream live to iTunes or to other podcasting apps. Podcasting is an extension to blogging for syndicating already recorded content. You also need a streaming server, which is not something you can just plugin to WordPress to accomplish.

    To syndicate a media file with chapter information, you have to dedicate yourself to the Apple m4a media format, which limits your audience to only iTunes. Search google for how to create your own audio books, should be plenty of resources. Building the file is not podcasting, you have to do that on your own. Once you have the final m4a chapter made audio file, then you can distribute it on your blog to syndicate it to places such as iTunes.

    All this information and more is available at http://www.podcastfaq.com.

  4. bamajr
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for the reply Angelo...

    Yes, I'm fully aware that Podcasting and Streaming are different technologies. I'm also fully aware that I need a streaming server and client app, thus the information I posted about the Darwin Streaming Server. Finally, I know I have to build (create) a file, before it can be posted on my blog and syndicated to (through) iTunes.

    What I'm trying to accomplish is the streaming of a live event, to a specific web page, while at the same time, recording the event, to post later, as a Podcast, available on iTunes.

    To accomplish the "live video stream" I'll be using the "Darwin Streaming Server" and a client app. I haven't decided how to handle the client side yet, though. I know I don't want the client app to be Flash-based, as that would make it impossible for iPad, iPhone and iPod users to get the live stream. I'm hoping there is an HTML5 technology that makes this possible.

    I know this "Blubrry PowerPress Podcasting plugin" will handle the podcasting side of things. I was just curious if it also had the ability to also handle a live stream.

    I guess the easiest way to explain what I'm trying to accomplish is to compare it to Ustream. With Ustream, a "live video stream" can be published out to your user page. However, the same "live video stream" can also be recorded, for use later, as a podcast.

    Am I making sense?

  5. Angelo Mandato
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, PowerPress doesn't create or record media. I would read the documentation of your streaming server you want to use, it should have a way to export the final stream result which you can edit with your own video software then export to a podcast friendly format such as mp4/m4v.

    I'm no streaming server expert but I do know if you were using the latest version of Flash server you would have both streaming methods to your disposal and could stream to both flash and HTTP live streaming.

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