Auto-Sync and Flash Player Embed Plugin for WordPress

Mevio WordPress Plugin

Mevio WordPress Plugin

If you are a Mevio producer, you are in luck! There is finally a stable release of the plugin that fully syncs podcasts from your Mevio profile to your personal blog! It automatically embeds the Mevio flash player, show notes and a link to download the episode into your WordPress powered blog.

Setup is easy, just drop the plugin in your /wp-admin/ folder, activate it, type in the name of your show sub-domain and you are off to the races! I have tested it with great success syncing full show notes, episodes and embedded player too.

What about  you, have you tested this plugin? As far as I know, Mevio has not widely promoted this plugin. If you have experience in using this please leave a review in the comments… we would love to know other peoples experience!

Features

  • Automatically post your show episodes from mevio.com to your WordPress blog
  • Automatically embed the mevio.com media player into your episode blog posts
  • Include your complete episode show-notes as blog posts
  • Upload your episode at mevio.com then “ping” your blog to update
  • Choose the size of the embedded media player
Plugin Options

Plugin Options

About the Plugin

Cross publish between your mevio.com account and your WordPress blog. This WordPress plugin provides a straightforward way to take video and audio episodes uploaded to your mevio.com account and add them to your WordPress blog as posts, including show notes, media link, and automatic insertion of the mevio.com media player. View the Mevio Publisher WordPress Plugin Page.

Current version: 0.3 (Beta)Release Date: 24 September 2009Requires: WordPress V2.8 or higher, and a show with published media episodes at mevio.com.

Disclosure: CMP.ly/4

More CES 2010 Podcasts, Get Your News Now!

CES 2010

You asked, and we are answering! All those people looking for podcast coverage of the 2010 CES event in Las Vegas NEED their daily dose of the latest and greatest technology, straight from the source! Here is another set of podcasts from producers on the scene (and covering everything about) the Consumer Electronics Show this week in Las Vegas, Nevada. Enjoy!

Producers Covering CES 2010

Lab Rats – A new vidcast that teaches you about advanced tips & tricks in technology you already own

Buzz Out Loud from CNET – Molly Wood and Tom Merritt give you their daily take on what’s happening in tech news throughout the week.

Tech Weekly from the Guardian – The Guardian’s tech team with news and discussion from the digital worlds of technology, gaming and the web

Up Next at CES Podcasts – A series of sessions that cuts through the new media hype and presents real-world strategies for monetizing all forms of media content across the most promising platforms.

Tech VI – Your source for timely, accurate, informative and entertaining interviews, TechVi talks to technology newsmakers and reporters to get to the bottom of today’s headlines.

If you missed our first set of shows covering CES 2010, make sure you read it now to find another round of great podcasts covering CES.

About CES

The International CES is produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the consumer technology industry. CEA represents more than 2,000 corporate members involved in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and integration of consumer electronics products. All profits from CES are reinvested into industry services, including technical training and education, industry promotion, engineering standards development, market research and legislative advocacy.

Latest News from CES 2010!

CES 2010

CES 2010

Well, it’s that time of year again folks… CES 2010! This is when all of the technology nerds from around the globe, including Nokia, Sony, Microsoft, Panasonic, Griffin Technology and more) descend upon Las Vegas and show off the latest and greatest technology. It is every nerds nirvana… the place to see the latest gadgets before anyone else on the planet gets to. The problem is, not all of us can afford the time off nor the admission to attend the event. Well, thats not a problem any longer. Check out any of the shows below and stay up to date with whats going on at the 2010 Computer Electronics Show!

Podcasts Covering CES 2010

PC World Podcast – Join the editors of PC World, America’s leading computing magazine, for an irreverent round table discussion of tech happenings. Each week, our editors duke it out with each other as they chat about the hottest new products, the most important new sites, and the latest technology trends that you care about.

The Cell Phone Junkies – The Cell Phone Junkie talks about cell phones, and cell phone providers. Each show features news, reviews and questions from listeners.

The 404 – from CNET – The 404 is where…well…you won’t find much of anything to help you stay connected to the latest news. You will, however, find three guys who are obsessed with tech talking about music, movies, games, and anything else in pop culture that uses technology.

Geek Brief TV – GeekBrief.com is a video podcast featuring the gadget loving hottie, Cali Lewis. The hottest gadget news is delivered to you in 3-5 minute shows 2-5 days a week.

Engadget – Gadget and Technology site Engadget’s podcast

This Week in Tech Live @CES – Get the latest info from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Hosted by Leo Laporte, Dr. Kiki, and all your friends from TWiT.

Tech5 – Born out of a demand for still more experts talking up technology. Designed to keep you on the right track.

Geek News Central – A tech show for the common man. A twice weekly show of, commentary, and news that cover mportant isssues that effect you. We find the news that is important so you don’t have to.

About CES

The International CES is produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the consumer technology industry. CEA represents more than 2,000 corporate members involved in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and integration of consumer electronics products. All profits from CES are reinvested into industry services, including technical training and education, industry promotion, engineering standards development, market research and legislative advocacy.

EVENTS: 2 New PodCamps in2010 – Boulder and Western Mass

Upcoming PodCamps in January & February 2010

Upcoming PodCamps in January & February 2010

Filling out your calendar for the coming 2010 year and need something new and interesting to do? Don’t forget to add the new PodCamps to your calendar if you live in Boulder or Western Mass! These events were just announced, so check out the links below for more information. If you are at all interested in podcasting, attending a local podcamp at least once is definitely something you should try.

About PodCamp

For those of you who are unfamiliar with PodCamp, it is a usually free BarCamp-style community UnConference for new media enthusiasts and professionals including bloggers, podcasters, YouTubers, social networkers, and anyone curious about new media. And it’s not just for podcasters, its for anyone interested in producing content for the web for social networks, podcasts, music, blogs, tweets… pretty much everything awesome.

Upcoming Events in January & February

Have fun, and report back as to the success of the event!

Featured 5 Podcasts – A Christmas Special!

This is the special Christmas edition of the Podcast Alley Featured 5! Check out the shows below to get your mix of holiday music (traditional and… not so traditional), Christmas stories, Christmas video from Europe and more!

1. PodSafe Christmas
Do you get tired of the same old Christmas music being played in continuous loop on your local radio station? Are you looking for something that gets you in the Christmas mood without becoming overwhelming by the time you actually GET to Christmas? Podsafe Christmas gets you into that Christmas spirit with a quick shot of Christmas music every day during the Christmas season. Each 15-20 minute episode brings you new original and public domain Christmas songs that you often won?t hear anywhere else.

2. Christmas Stocking Podcast
Celebrating the happiest time of year, all year long. Listen to the latest summertime episode!

3. Rick Steves’ European Christmas
Rick Steves’ European Christmas gives viewers a look at sacred, intimate family Christmas traditions. From England to Norway, Burgundy to Bavaria, Rome to the top of the Swiss Alps, locals brimming with holiday cheer celebrate Christmas in seven European countries, including a very memorable Christmas Eve Mass at St. Peters in Rome.

4. Christmas Through a Child’s Eyes
Gather 30 children between the ages of 5 and 10 in a classroom at Christmastime… and what do you get? Some really cute points of view about the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas Through A Child’s Eyes.

5. A Childs Christmas In Wales by Matthew Harris
Choral Cantata based on the much loved memoir by the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas (from A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas, 1956 by New Directions. Used by permission), composed by Matthew Harris and premiered in this performance by the Harmonium Choral Society of Morristown, NJ, USA, Dr. Anne Matlack, Director of Music.

Want to stay up to date on the featured shows on Podcast Alley? Subscribe to the Featured 5 Podcast Alley RSS feed and never miss a show! You can also subscribe to the Podcast Alley Blog to get all the latest and greatest news on podcasting.

Mobile Audio Podcast Editing from ANY Browser

Myna Free Audio Recording Tool

Myna Free Audio Recording Tool

If you are a podcaster who is creating content ALL the time, it can be a hassle (or honestly, a big expense) to have dedicated recording hardware and software. Imagine if you could hook a microphone into any computer that was connected to the internet and instantly record and publish a PRO quality podcast with all the bells and whistles of an expensive editor?! That time has come.

A few months ago Aviary, a company whose mission statement reads, “…on a mission to make creation accessible to artists of all genres, from graphic design to audio editing” launched a new online audio editing application called Myna.This browser based application is fairly revolutionary considering the features it has, all crammed into an online-only web application. They boast features that allow you to do the following:

Interesting Features:

  • apply sound effects and equalizer functions
  • record your own voice or instruments
  • powerful clip editing
  • automated fade-ins and outs
  • multi-track editing
  • audio/loop library
  • export out of the browser into other editing programs (to .wav or .mp3)
  • an intuitive user interface

Check them out here (where you will find a pre-filled demo of their audio tools and access to your FREE account).

Portable USB Microphone & Headphone Bundle from B&H

Samson Mic & Headset Bundle

Samson Mic & Headset Bundle

Looking for a nice headset and microphone combo that is SUPER EASY to hook up to any laptop? Look no further! B&H and Samson have hooked up to provide podcasters with a great portable podcasting studio.

This kit includes the following items:

  • Professional Sounding Miniature USB Mic
  • Clips to Laptop, Integrated Desk Stand
  • Kit Includes Closed-Back Pro Headphones
  • Cardioid & Omni Pick-Up Patterns
  • No Drivers Need, Plug-and-Play Ease
  • Mac and Windows Compatible

All this is only $63.95 now through 12/6/2009 (a $20 discount), so hurry over and buy it from B&H Now!

So I’ve tried to rent a car in moscow

About B&H

If you are into audio, video or photography and you don’t know about b&h you must be living under a rock. They are one of, if not the largest, retailers of audio, video and photography equipment in the US. They have a 70,000+ square foot facility in New York City to browse and an enormous online store. Don’t be afraid to check them out. Visit B&H Online Now.

Interview: MicheBelz Hollywood Podcast Answers the 6.5 Questions

MicheBelz Hollywood

MicheBelz Hollywood

MicheBelz Hollywood

Michelle Belaskie is an entertainment journalist and theatre critic bringing you the latest news from tinsel town, along with movie reviews, TV happenings and more. Get your dose of Hollywood including in depth coverage of awards shows like the Emmys, Oscars and Golden Globes. Read the interview with Michelle and subscribe to MicheBelz Hollywood so you dont miss an episode.

About the Show, from the Author

Michelle Belaskie talks about what she knows best. (OK, after sex…) Hollywood! Featured segments include commentary about film, TV, Second Life, music, radio (terrestrial and otherwise), theatre, maybe even books. Entertainment explored in depth from someone living and breathing Hollywood (literally). Local LA bands are a regular segment as well. The INDIE AIRWAVE used to focus on Indie 103.1, the only terrestrial radio that mattered before it became Internet only (now the INDIE AIRSTREAM). A special spotlight is given to analysis of the awards shows, specifically the Emmys and the Oscars, with a dash of Golden Globes thrown in. Listen to someone who really knows Hollywood, and isn’t snarky or condescending about it. No random celebrity gossip, just a good eye and ear.

About the 6.5 Questions

Featured on the home page of Podcast Alley, the 6.5 questions give you insight into the life of the podcast producer, and a bit of information about their show as well. This is not just a another featured podcast, its a unique interview created just for Podcast Alley.  You can always find the latest featured podcaster interviews on the home page of the Podcast Alley site or if you like, subscribe directly to the Podcast Alley Featured Podcaster Interviews feed. Do you have a show that you think is good enough to be featured on Podcast Alley? Submit the show in the comment, or email me: info at podcastalley.com!

Does Your Podcast Have Advertisers? They Could Cost You $11,000!

If you are a podcaster or blogger with an advertiser or a show sponsor, you need to be prepared for the the new FTC rules coming into effect in December 2009. If you do not comply with their demands, they could fine you $11,000 per failure to disclose a paid endorsement! That’s right, they will find you $11,000 for not letting your subscribers know you are being paid to talk about a sponsor!

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued revised Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising to include blog posts, word of mouth campaigns and even twitter messages. These revised rules take effect on December 1, 2009 but, until today, there was no established structure or format for disclosures to follow. “Given that social media has become such a significant player in the advertising area, we thought it was necessary to address social media as well,” said Richard Cleland, assistant director for the division of advertising practices at the FTC. So what are we to do? Enter CMP.LY.

What is CMP.LY?

CMP.LY with the FTC

CMP.LY with the FTC

CMP.LY is a web service created in response to a continued push for transparency and honesty in blogging and within social media. According to their website, CMP.ly disclosures follow a standard naming convention that is easy for readers to understand and can be used for disclosures in print, online, SMS, tweets or other digital communications.

While you could just come up with a standardized way to mention that your episode, show or blog post was part of a sponsorship, CMP.LY provides a clear, simple way to repeatedly offer disclosures for your content.

The 6 Levels of Disclosure:

  • CMP.LY Disclosure 0
    No connection, unpaid, my own opinions
  • CMP.LY Disclosure 1
    Based upon a review copy
  • CMP.LY Disclosure 2
    Given a sample by vendor/agency/brand
  • CMP.LY Disclosure 3
    Paid post – cash payment or other compensation
  • CMP.LY Disclosure 4
    Employee/shareholder/business relationship
  • CMP.LY Disclosure 5
    Custom Disclosure

What Will it Look Like in My Blog Post?

The following is all you need to do (or simply provide a link) any time you need to disclose information.

DISCLOSURE OF MATERIAL CONNECTION: http://cmp.ly/0

Below is what the landing page looks like when you click on the link.

Landing Page

Landing Page

Hopefully you have all read up on your rights, and your requirements, for what you will need to be doing leading into the month of December.

2 More Weeks of Voting for Your Favorite Podcasts!

Podcast Awards Voting

As mentioned previously, the 2009 Podcast Awards are now open for voting! It is super easy to do, and you can return daily to vote for all of your favorite shows.

Shows are categorized into 22 different categories and all you need to do is select one of your favorite podcasts from each of the categories and be proud knowing you are supporting the shows that create great content for you!

The image here is an example of one group of shows that are up for voting this year…. so you can see there is a good assortment of well known and more independent shows to choose from.

To Vote:

  1. Go to www.podcastawards.com
  2. Choose the shows you want to win by checking the box (choose 1, or 1 from each category)
  3. Add your name and email at the bottom
  4. Submit the form
  5. Return again tomorrow to vote again!

Voting ends November 30th, 2009 — so make sure you get your votes in now for your favorite podcasts!

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