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K95 #1 : My New Nokia N95 is a Podcasting device!

OK. Here’s the first in a series of tests using my brand-spanking new Nokia N95 ‘pocket computer’ (phone)

K95 cast 1 test [noklog]

This was sooo easy!

1. Record (up to 1 hour) using built-in Voice Recorder.
2. Upload via web browser and WiFi.
3. Enter details in form.
4. Done!

The built-in voice recorder records in WAV format when set to high quality. The noklog system optionally converts that to mp3 and updates the entry and the RSS feed.

Now, that’s what I call portable media. πŸ˜‰

Just you wait until I get a GPS fix on this baby!

Happy Birthday Scripting News

Arguably the long-running weblog in the World, Dave Winer’s Scripting News turns 10 years old today.

Happy Birthday! Keep diggin’. And Thanks Dave.

Two years ago today, I was sat with Dave in a bar in New York, drinking coffee and doing a podcast. Two years! Wow. How time flies!

It’s also Frontier‘s 19th Birthday too, btw.

KozCast3

Wow! There seems to be no stopping me now! I’m on a roll!

Another podcast for ye.

Today I talk about OPML PLUS RSS TO THE POWER OF USERS and what I am trying to do to make life easier. Also thoughts on the perfect podcast device and mobiles in podcasting.

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Odeo For Sale

Check it out, Ev Williams has posted that Odeo, their podcasting system is up for sale/partnership.

I think this is great. I wonder how many users Odeo has?

Podcast.com is doing about a tenth of the traffic they state over there, [Uniques: 66,765 Page views: 294,867 over the last 30 days at podcast.com] which I think is not bad considering there are only 4 or five registered users of podcast.com so far, for testing – and three of them are me! πŸ˜‰

This is encouraging for when we open the doors to sign up. Odeo has some great technology behind their system. In fact I am off out not to see a friend’s company who have just developed something similar – using Open Source πŸ˜‰

It’s way past time that I met Ev and had a ‘createc’ chat πŸ˜‰

I’m also interested on how that list of post below his was generated. At first I thought it was a blogger.com thing onlw. Now as I see techment and tailrack in there I know it’s now.Β  But it is more then simple trackback, as far as I can see. I could be wrong – please correct me. ta.

KozCast2 : Koz Farina in Second Life

Wow! Can you believe it!! Two in one day!

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This one is more focussed on my Second Life. Still a bit of a ramble (just the way I like it) – tangential thoughts and ideas. No outline. Podcasting by the seat of my (flexi) pants! Woo!

I made the intro music here, using sounds that the UI makes, along with some beats and stuff I threw in there πŸ˜‰ Hope you like it!

KozCast1 : Introramble

Just trying the mp3 button in here to see if this works. If it does, hey I’m podcasting again! Hurrah!

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Wa hey!! I’m alive!

The podcast will not show up in the enclosure here, so use this feed link to subscribe

Just a welcome back from me really. A bit of a ramble on about what I have been up to with no format or preparation at all. But better than not doing one at all though, eh? In fact – don’t answer that πŸ˜‰ More to come! Podcasting by the seat of my pants!!

The Rewinds

Download “Ghostriders” (mp3)
from “The Rewinds”
by The Rewinds
Livewire Recordings

More On This Album

Yes Yes To You
Download “Left At the Party” (mp3)
from “Yes Yes To You”
by The Affair
Absolutely Kosher

More On This Album
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OK. Now I can see how this mp3 player works here, I think I should be able to hook it up to my mobile publishing system. The things is – does it show up in m y rss feed as an enclosure? Hmm. πŸ˜‰

Answer: no.

Podcast.com starts to unwrap for Beta

Pretty soon we should be able to throw open the doors to the next iteration of Podcast.com. So, the redesigns and changes have begun to take place πŸ˜‰ !!

Now, I’m off to Barcelona to see lots of mobiles! (Hope the site is still up and running by the time I get there – If not, I’m ON IT! πŸ™‚

Talking of mobiles, you can also visit podcast.com on your mobile browsers and Sony PSP by trying mobile.podcast.com and psp.podcast.com !

Here goes!

I will write up a longer post later, when I get the time to explain a few things to come. It’s so exciting! There’s alot to do! πŸ™‚

I feel like I’ve been awake for days. Oh hang on.. I have!

New Apple iPod Shuffle is NOT a podcast player?

UPDATE : ‘Fixed’ Thanks to Diego! – but why not read on anyway. Then see the solution. And it’s a doozy. Nopodast Shuffle

OK. So I get a brand new iPod Shuffle out from its box, to use as a demo device to demonstrate podcast subscription etc. from the podcast.com site, as well as other sources of feeds. First I let it charge all night.

Then, once fully charged, I hooked it up to a brand new machine, with a brand new copy of the latest iTunes installed. When I hooked up the Shuffle, it said it needed a firmware update, which I did. Fine.

So, the first thing I do is add a podcast feed I already know about. iTunes adds that fine, then sets about downloading the latest episode. Coolio.

Now I have the podcast episodes download I want, I drag the podcast feed to the Shuffle icon, when it then sets about storing the downloaded podcasts onto the Shuffle. Hurrah!

When iTunes tells me that it’s safe to disconnect the iPod I do so, plug in my headphones to listen to my new fresh and lovely podcasts.

But wait!!! What’s this?? After hitting play, I see blinky lights!! Green – Orange – Green – Green for 2 seconds, which according to the little card which comes with the Shuffle means ‘No music on unit’ !!

Yes, yes I KNOW I have no music on there – I added podcasts (which iTunes correctly detected as such in the ID3 Genre tag as ‘Podcast’)

W.T.F!!! (Originally meaning – not Technorati’s ‘Where’s the Fire’ πŸ™‚ )

OK. So, I tried to go to iTunes podcast section and add a podcast from there. Same process – same result. No Podcasts!!

Then I tried to add a music track. I imported it to iTunes, then dragged it to the Shuffle. It loads fine. Then I disconnected it and hit play. Hurrah! I hear music.

Next track? The same. Next? The same. Next, next, etc. IE: The shuffle still thinks it has only one track on it even though when it is plugged into iTunes, it can clearly see all the mp3 files there on it.

So what gives, Steve?

Are they distancing themselves from Podcasts? The Shuffle is NOT detecting the ‘Podcast’ genre in the ID3 tags by the look of it.

I also note that a recent firmware update on a Nano I have here (I have a Nano, a Video iPod and a Shuffle for testing purposes – so I too can feel the pain. Heh.) Apple have removed the menu option ‘Podcasts’ from the Music menu where it used to be. Now you can only get to your podcasts on a Nano by going to Music > Genres > Podcasts – where it is reading the ID3 tag to filter out Podcasts (though not all podcasters tags their MP3 files this way, as many ID3 writing apps still do not list ‘Podcast’ as a valid ID3 genre)

Can anyone out there shed any light as to what the f*uck is going on over there in sunny California? I’m really pissed off about this as I bought my brother one of these so he could listen to podcasts. Thanks Steve.

ps: I’m reading ‘iWoz’ – Steve Wozniak’s (who more or less invented the personal computer with keyboard and screen attached) autobiography. It’s great! I’d really like to meet him one day. He thinks like I do.

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Eric Says It Like It Is

From the Gigavox network:

New media savant Eric Rice, founder of Slackstreet Entertainment and co-founder of Hipcast, enthusiastically explores the future of podcasting and evangelizes breaking the rules. Rice looks back at the short but explosive history of audio and video podcasting, examines the current tech culture’s view of podcasting, and then probes future potential interplay with blogging, mainstream media, virtual worlds, and music.

Word.

It’s about time I got round to podcasting again

Yes it is. When I get round to it, expect alot of ranting and ‘release’ over the first few episodes, until I find my voice, so to speak. So, apologies in advance. Heh.

I’ll let those crazy, loveable people who actually read this blog know when and where pretty soon. As you can see, I’ve been busy ‘in this area’ quite a bit recently – cerebrally. πŸ˜‰
I’ve always been an advocate of ‘do the hardest things first’ – if you can do that, then naturally everything else will be easy πŸ˜‰ The best thing being, when things are easy, more ideas come πŸ˜‰


Who is this ‘kosso’ anyway?

I am a 'Createc'. A creative technologist, entrepreneur/ hacker/ geek. Worked on building things on the web for over 12 years.

Used to work at BBC News interactive and created the publishing and delivery systems for video news to get distributed on huge screens in major railway stations around the country.

I left the BBC to become CTO / sole-lead architect/developer at podcast.com for three years.

I have now left them to build a start up a new system called 'Phreadz', which is a 'Social Multimedia Conversation Network', integrating everything that is 'V.I.T.A.L' to us on the web. Video, Images, Text, Audio and Links.

I built the whole thing my myself. I programmed every line of code and positioned every pixel. I'm looking forward to attracting an hiring new members of the team to help me out! :)

There are currently over 1000 happy and helpful beta testers on the system so far and one client of a white-labelled solution.



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