How to Trim your Podcast Recording Audio with Mobile Podcaster

In this video I show you how to crop or trim your podcasting recording audio with the new trim feature available in Mobile Podcaster version 2.6.

As I explain in the video it is easier to start by determining where you want the audio recording to end. You can do this by moving the Start slider over to the right near the end and pressing Play. Then move the end slider to the appropriate position based on where you want to trim off the end of the recording. Once you have determined the end, do not hit Save yet.

Now move the Start slider back to the left near the beginning of the recording and press play to adjust where you want the recording to start. Once satisfied, click Save. This is permanent, so be sure you have set your trim Start and End correctly.


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How To Delete A Recording In Mobile Podcaster

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Deleting a recording in Mobile Podcaster is easy. On the home screen, swipe left on the name of the recording and click the Delete button.

How To Delete A Recording In Mobile Podcaster

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Podcasting On The Go

This podcast was recorded and published using Mobile Podcaster. Mobile Podcaster is an iOS application for iPhone and iPad that lets you record podcast episodes and automatically publish new blog posts to your WordPress site, which are then automatically made available on iTunes for subscribers to listen. Learn more at

Podcasting on the go is so easy with Mobile Podcaster. I can podcast on the road from my car using this app and it allows me to easily add audio to my WordPress blog. It doesn’t get much easier than that!

Podcasting On The Go

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How to Create a Podcast with an iPhone

Are you trying to figure out how to create a podcast with an iPhone? Use Mobile Podcaster.

I built Mobile Podcaster back in 2012 to help solve the very challenging problem of how to get audio from my iPhone directly to my WordPress site in the form of a blog post. The goal was to have this blog post feed into iTunes, so that it was available for download to folks out there listening to podcasts.

Mobile Podcaster achieves this goal by letting you record and publish your podcast recordings from your iPhone or iPad to WordPress. You may also upload your recordings to Dropbox or via FTP. It’s a great solution, because you can record a quick episode and have it available on your site when you’re on the run. No need to log into your WordPress site to add a photo, categories, or a new blog entry. Mobile Podcaster takes care of all of this for you.

It’s a complete workflow solution. Not just a voice recorder.

I guess I’m a little biased since I created the app but I really do love using it everyday.

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iPhone App to Create a Podcast

The iPhone is a remarkable device and Mobile Podcaster is an iPhone app to create a podcast. With the push of a button you can record your podcast and publish it to your WordPress site. It’s a thing of beauty really.

Three reasons why you should podcast from your iPhone with Mobile Podcaster:

  1. Save time by not having to login to your computer, edit audio, upload files and creating a blog post.
  2. Capture important moments as they unfold, such as breaking news.
  3. Leverage new technology to break the mold and challenge existing paradigms.

Bloggers, podcasters, news reporters and teachers all love Mobile Podcaster for its simplicity and effectiveness. Check it out today!

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iPhone App for Making a Podcast

At some point, most podcasters want an iPhone app for making a podcast on the go. It’s the likely evolution as we desire to move from the desktop to the mobile phone.

Thankfully, I created Mobile Podcaster in response to this very same need. I wanted an process that would let me me record and publish podcast episodes from my phone directly to my WordPress site without needing to login to my site on my computer. Even more, I wanted the ability to have these podcasts on iTunes, again automatically and without having to touch my computer. Mobile Podcaster does all this and more.

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How to Publish Audio to WordPress from Your iPhone

If you are are trying to figure out how to publish audio to WordPress from your iPhone, you should definitely check out Mobile Podcaster. Our app makes it easy to record audio and post it directly to your WordPress site all from your iPhone. Unlike other podcasting apps, your audio will be saved on your WordPress site, which means that you have full control and ownership over your audio files.

Other apps store your audio on their servers, which is OK, but if those services ever go away, your files will no longer be accessible. It could be a small nightmare for you, so take this into consideration.

Mobile Podcaster is a long list of very powerful features, such as the ability to record, pause, rename, add a description, add an image and more. You can also upload your audio recordings to your server via FTP from your iPhone or iPad if you want. This is great for folks using Libsyn.

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Episode 13: What Is A Podcast?


In this episode I thought it might be interesting to review the meaning and history of podcasting as described in Wikipedia.

A podcast is a form of digital media that consists of an episodic series of audio, video, digital radio, PDF, or ePub files subscribed to and downloaded through web syndication or streamed online to a computer or mobile device. The word is a portmanteau of “(i)Pod” and “broadcast.”

The Merriam Webster Tenth International Collegiate defines “podcast” as: a program (as of music or talk) made available in digital format for automatic download over the Internet.

A podcast’s distributor maintains a list of audio or video files in a series on a server as a web feed, and the listener or viewer uses special client application software, known as a podcatcher, to access this web feed, check it for updates, and download any new files in the series. This process can be automated so that new files are downloaded automatically, which may seem to the user as if the content is being broadcast or “pushed” to them. Files are stored locally on the user’s computer or other device, ready for offline use. Podcasting contrasts with webcasting (Internet streaming), which generally isn’t designed for offline listening to user-selected content.

As discussed by Richard Berry, podcasting is both a converged medium bringing together audio, the web, and portable media player, and a disruptive technology that has caused some in the radio business to reconsider some of the established practices and preconceptions about audiences, consumption, production, and distribution. This idea of disruptiveness is largely because no one person owns the technology; it is free to listen and create content, which departs from the traditional model of “gate-kept” media and production tools. It is very much a horizontal media form: producers are consumers and consumers become producers and engage in conversations with each other.

The term “podcasting” was first mentioned by Ben Hammersley in The Guardian newspaper in a February 2004 article, along with other proposed names for the new medium. It is a portmanteau of the words “pod” —from iPod— and “broadcast”. Despite the etymology, the content can be accessed using any computer that can play media files and not just portable music players. Use of the term “podcast” predates the addition of native support for podcasting to the iPod, or to Apple’s iTunes software.

Many people and groups, including Dawn and Drew of The Dawn and Drew Show, Kris and Betsy Smith of Croncast, and Dan Klass of The Bitterest Pill contributed to the early emergence and popularity of podcasts.[9] Former MTV VJ Adam Curry, in collaboration with Dave Winer, a developer of RSS feeds, is credited with coming up with the idea to automate the delivery and syncing of textual content to portable audio players.

From its humble beginnings to its rise as an instrumental agent of change, particularly in the broadcast arena, podcasting’s mainstream acceptance has been documented and preserved for generations to come.

Podcasting, once an obscure method of spreading information, has become a recognized medium for distributing audio content, whether for corporate or personal use. A podcast is similar to a radio program with key differences: listeners can tune into their favorite shows at their convenience and listen to podcasts directly on any device that can play audio files.

The first application to make this process feasible was iPodderX, developed by August Trometer and Ray Slakinski. By 2007, through the evolution of internet capabilities, along with cheaper hardware and software, audio podcasts were doing what was historically accomplished via radio broadcasts, which since the 1930s had been the sources of radio talk shows and news programs.

In August 2004, Adam Curry launched his show Daily Source Code. It was a show focused on chronicling his everyday life, delivering news and discussions about the development of podcasting, as well as promotion for new and emerging podcasts. Daily Source Code is believed to be the first podcast produced on a consistent basis. Curry published it in an attempt to gain traction in the development of what would come to be known as podcasting, and as a means of testing the software outside of a lab setting. The name Daily Source Code was chosen in the hope that it would attract an audience with an interest in technology.

Daily Source Code started at a grassroots level of production and was initially directed at podcast developers. As its audience became interested in the format, these developers were inspired to create and produce their own projects and, as a result, they improved the code used to create podcasts. As it became known how easy production was, a community of pioneer podcasters quickly appeared. Despite a lack of commonly accepted identifying name at the time of creation, Daily Source Code is commonly believed to be the first podcast to be published online.


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Mobile Podcaster version 1.6 for iPhone & iPad Now Available

iOS Simulator Screen shot Nov 18, 2013, 11.46.53 PMMobile Podcaster lets you record podcast episodes from your iPhone or iPad and publish directly to WordPress, Libsyn and Dropbox.

This approach saves you significant time vs. traditional forms to podcasting because there is no need to manually edit and move audio files. Mobile Podcaster uploads the audio from your iOS device directly to your WordPress site or the FTP destination of your choice,

eliminating the need to manually upload recordings and to your server and create new blog posts.

What’s New in Version 1.6

  • Updated for iO7
  • Updated for WordPress 3.6 audio embed support
  • Minor UI improvements
  • Minor bug fixes

The new look for iOS7 is nothing radical, but rather just some minor tweaks around the main navigation in particular. There’s still more to do here in future releases, but functionally it works well embodies the new spirit of iOS7. We also addressed a bug in version 1.5 where some folks were not seeing the Post Status options on an iPhone 5’s 4″ screen. This has been corrected, so you may post as draft, private, published or pending. I really love this feature!

One major change with WordPress 3.6 since the release of Mobile Podcaster Version 1.5, is the introduction of native support for Audio and Video in core WordPress. What this basically means is that it is no longer necessary to install a plugin in WordPress to play audio and video. Historically, you might use Blubrry PowerPress plugin (which I love and still highly recommend) to play podcast episodes. Those audio files needed an enclosure, such as . The new core audio support uses no plugins and will recognize audio files enclosed with .... Lucky for you, we’ve now added this enclosure and a standard option in the Enclosure settings.

The big news for Mobile Podcaster is that the next release will include MP3 encoding. A lot of you have asked for this and after 12 months, we’ve finally cracked the egg on this one. It works very well and we’re really excited to get this in production.

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