Sunday, February 17, 2008

Part 6 - Creating Podcasts: The importance of Tags and Titles

The tutorials provided by really helped explain an important concept for the creation of podcasts: providing descriptive information in the form of tags. Creating new content requires clear labelling of exactly what the media contains; this is what makes it accessible and usable. Depending on which program one uses when recording and then saving a podcast, you will be prompted to add information so that the media becomes easy to identify amongst other similar forms. McMahon explains that it is very important to give a descriptive title to your podcast MP3, because when your sound file shows up in someone’s player, they should have written information to identify what they are listening to.

Audacity prompts for information to be filled out for “ID3 Tags” when exporting as an MP3. This includes tags for: title, artist, album, year, genre, etc. which are helpful to listeners in identifying the source of the podcast.

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