Monday, January 29, 2007

The Podcast is launched - Out of Vision

With slightly more effort and considerably more technology than I'd expected, the wefpug podcast, now to be known as the wefcpod, is launched. As part of the vagaries of the host system, it needed a title, so it's called 'Out Of Vision'.

Episode one, and future episodes, are to be found at
Tech notes are below.

I hope to produce one a month, in between our meetings, partly including the best bits of whatever happened, and partly looking forward to the next....

So the January 07 edition has an interview with US FCP guru Larry Jordan, who's coming on a UK tour next month - and is the special guest at the Feb 15th meeting - plus an extended chat with Pete Lawrence of BBC Bristol, talking about future plans (for kit and for people!) within the BBC. I hope you find something of interest to liven up your morning commute, or evening jog. There's also what I hope will turn into a regular feature - samples from a new CD of production music by a local composer, in this edition Claudio Ahlers.

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Technical details: (revised 2 Feb)

I've not yet done all the necessary techy things to make this an automatic feed in the iTunes store. That's coming soon. Depending on how your browser is set up, clicking on the feed link will open up your news feed browser (eg Firefox/NewsFire) or display a list of the mp3 files (there's only one there at the moment!) which will open in QuickTi

If you are surfing with
Safari, the url above, or feed:// - which it resolves into, gives an option to subscribe via iTunes which is the easiest way to receive the podcast.

The screen grab shows the display from Safari. Firefox will ask you what feed-reader (news aggregator) you want to use - more suitable for text than podcasts, but in, for instance, Newsfire, it works OK, producing its own downloads section.

You can make a manual subscription in iTunes:
follow Advanced>Subscribe to Podcast and type the URL in the dialog box. iTunes should then download the podcast a
nd automatically check in future.

Eventually more text will appear
in all the boxes, artwork too.
Bear in mind I'll be tinkering over the next week or so, apologies if the feed isn't available when you'd like it.

If all else fails - or you just don't want to bother with these subscription thingies, this edition can also be found the old-fashioned manual way at
but you'll find that a rather 'sparse' visual experience!