Audio Recordings and Blog Posts

In honor of ds106 radio and thinking ahead to our session at Northern Voice 2011, this retro mic was suggested as a prop– it is pretty much a plastic piece of junk- it does record audio, with noise, and it wont work at all streaming with Nicecast. But it does have a light on top.

Introduction

Alan Levine has had a close look at the inclusion of audio recordings in WordPress blog posts (link).

He looked at SPLOT Box (link) as the host for his audio. There is a demonstration of his work on SPLOT Box (link). He used Video.js Record (link) to record his audio.

What is interesting about Alan’s process is the opportunity for collaborative work through the audio recording.

Discussion

Alan’s post raises important issues about the role of audio in blog posts. His instructions are comprehensive.

I have looked at a variety of options for audio in WordPress. I have not had the opportunity to explore SPLOT Box (link). I do think the possibility of collaborative audio is fascinating. Alan observes in his post “with support for podcasting feeds, moderation options, and now recording, this could be a one site podcast studio. The thing you get with this… is an ability to have people contribute content”.

The availability of multiple podcasts makes this sharing particularly interesting. One could imagine compilations and aggregation of ideas that adds to the accessibility dimensions of WordPress sites. W3C has some excellent advice in this regard (link).

Photo Credit

2011/365/84 On The Air flickr photo by cogdogblog shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license

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