My New Drupal-Powered Music Podcast

Yesterday, I launched my own podcast (I had threatened to do so earlier). In an unsurpassed effort of creativity I named it Uwe Hermann's Music Podcast ;) This is a pure music podcast (no talking / ranting by me), featuring freely available (mostly Creative Commons licensed) music from various artists and various genres, see my announcement for details.

On the technical side, I have integrated the podcast into my existing website and blog (which is powered by Drupal 4.6.3). The podcasting was possible almost out-of-the-box (as most things are, if you use Drupal). I only applied this small patch which creates an <enclosure> tag for every MP3 to which I link in the respective node. I use the standard "blog" node type to create the podcast entries, put them all in the category "Uwe Hermann's Music Podcast" which I have aliased to http://www.hermann-uwe.de/podcast. The RSS feed for the podcast is simply the standard Drupal feed for that category, which I aliased to http://www.hermann-uwe.de/podcast/rss.xml. Simple, eh?

As I only link to external MP3s that's all I need. If you want to create your own recordings for your podcast, I recommend the audio module by Colin Brumelle of Bryght.

Of course, as I based the podcast on Drupal, you can comment on any podcast "show", refer to them via trackback etc. etc.

I'm eager to hear your opinions, comments and suggestions. Oh, and please feel free to suggest free music which you like. If I like it too, I'll happily play it ;)

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Thank you for the audio

Thank you for the audio module by Colin Brumelle of Bryght. Lots of favourite songs, I love it ;)

Podcast

great podcast mate, I love them personally, I just heard this one. It turned out so great for being 3 years old! I actually learned something! :-P

Wordpress Plugin?

I have a website about belastingaangifte invullen and i need a plugin for wordpress. Is there anything similar for Wordpress 2.5 platforms or just for Drupal?

wordpress... pffft

I'm not sure why people come to drupal sites and ask for information about wordpress. Maybe you'd best be served by asking questions at a wordpress site? :)

Perhaps the best thing about

Perhaps the best thing about wordpress is, we don't need to do a lot. There are many plug-ins and you should check their library. I have used similar plug-ins on one of my sites but I have sold it.

Good stuff. I'm always

Good stuff. I'm always looking for new podcasts to check out.

I am making the switch to Drupal

I have been looking at Drupal all day long and doing the research if I should make the switch for some new niches that i have and after looking at this post tell you what man I am like so convinced thank you so much!

Vic

Joomla

Is there anything similar for Joomla based CMS platforms or just for Drupal?

K1 visa Philippines

No doubt one is great & next

No doubt one is great & next Music collection on your music podcast is too good !

Regards,
-Mac

Thanks

I agree, this is great. Thanks for posting for the rest of us.

Music is always good

How can I not like anything that has to do with good music and Drupal ...nicely done

Fantastic

This is fantastic! Thanks for sharing the info.

Drupal player?

Does Drupal happen to have a sexy player plug-in, like the PodPress one for WordPress?

Sounds great

I heard it, it sounds very good and I am glad I have the opportunity.

thanks for information..

thanks for information..

Congratulations

Congratulations . I've visited your drupal-powered music podcast. I love it.

Congratulations Uwe!

Congratulations Uwe! I've visited your drupal-powered music podcast. I love it. I'm an avid fan of Joshua Morin Band. They truly rock!!! ;-)

-Joanne

For Joomla

Is there anything similar for Joomla based CMS platforms or just for Drupal? Sounds like something I'd like to use.

Nice job.

OFT

nice podcast

I enjoyed your podcast I really need to get around to getting into this technology and start podcasting myself :)

Actually, drupal is the best

Actually, drupal is the best cms out there.

Thanks, Can't wait to try

Thanks, Can't wait to try this out.

Found your blog on Yahoo.

Jake

Podcast

Thank you for giving all this information, this morning I wouldn't be able to deal with my new Podcast, I couldn't transfer any audio files to it, but using your instructions everything is now.

podcast

I can't wait to try this! Thanks for the info on the podcast.

I've resumed and translated

I've resumed and translated your article to portuguese, in a brazilian blog about technology and other things... I hope you don't mind. All the credits are there, of course.

A Music Powered Podcast by

A Music Powered Podcast by Drupal, it's about time!

Anthony F
Pagerank.com

Interesting!

Drupal Rocks, thank you for posting.

A good idea

Thank you for giving all this information, this morning I wouldn't be able to deal with my new Podcast, I couldn't transfer any audio files to it, but using your instructions everything is now Ok.

I enjoyed your podcast I

I enjoyed your podcast I really need to get around to getting into this technology and start podcasting myself :)

You should man it helps you

You should man it helps you connect with your readers way better and people love to put a voice to the words.

adding length to enclosure element

Hi Uwe,
I tried this out yesterday and it works great, but I saw that the length parameter is missing from the enclosure element, making the feed not validate. Here's what I did to get the length from the file at the remote url and now it validates. Thanks for your post on this,

Ian

I want to start my on podcast

I have a website providing
Tips To Protect Your Home From Burglars
and I wanted to create a podcast for that. Can you give me some tips on how I can start?

Jim Bouree
http://www.gethomesecurity.info/

sounds good thanx!

sounds good thanx!

nice

I have website about Bereken maximale hypotheek . You made me enthousiastic to start my own podcast! I am still a newbie though. Do you have tips for me too?

Podcasting

Not too many, sorry, as my podcast is not a typical voice podcast... I merely link already existing MP3 files on the web.

You'll have to get a good microphone, some audio editing software, and some hosting plan for the resulting MP3/OGG files...

Uwe.

where's the link of your

where's the link of your voice podcast? why dont u share it with us?

Voice Podcast

There is no voice podcast.

Then you have to start one!

Then you have to start one! ;)

Voice Podcast

Nice try :)

podcast information

I have website about hypotheken . You made me enthousiastic to start my own live podcast! Do have also for me a few tips, like to be updated on all the good work! thanks robbert de leeg

podcasts

Yeah, seems everyone is on the podcast bandwagon nowadays. Hop aboard everyone!

all aboard!

Yes, all aboard, I'm in! :)

Podcast

Great idea. I will try too!

I tried it

I tried this and love it!.. great work

Agree!

I love it too! Great work Uwe!! :-)