There are numerous ways to convert your podcasts into video format to share and embed a podcast on social media.
And what a great way to share your episode, or at least a portion of your podcast episode, that is visually pleasing with audio waves moving and/or transcribed text.
Audioburst offers a set of free tools for podcasters to promote their episodes through social media and SEO — and included in those tools are an audiogram creator. It “listens” for your new episodes and imports them onto their system. Then they break down your podcast into shortform “audiobursts” to capture the best parts of your show. You can then publish those bursts to you social media or embed them on your website. This software also transcribes your entire episode for free.
The maximum length you can make a video audiogram is 5 minutes. However, they are working on making that longer and also integrating their transcriptions into the audiograms.
WoFox offers a full suite of motion graphic applications. From infographic and gif makers, to video and animation editors. WoFox’s Free Plan includes all their templates and assets, unlimited designs/motions/photos, 360px resolution video, and videos up to 30 seconds. Their free license is limited to personal videos only. They also have a business plan and a team plan if you are looking to go big.
Auphonic offers a diverse set of post production services to convert your podcasts including audio leveling, loudness normalization, audio restoration, cross talk removal, speech recognition and transcription, audio file encoding, content deployment, and audiogram video generation.
A big perk of Auphonic, unlike some of the others on this list, is that it can convert your podcasts to an audiogram for your ENTIRE podcast. Short audiograms (not longer than 5 minutes) will be encoded as Full HD / 1080p videos, and long audiograms (longer than 5 minutes) as HD / 720p videos.
You can upload multiple Chapter Images so that the background image changes throughout the full length podcast. Auphonic’s free plan offers up to 2 hours of monthly processed audio, and includes all of their features. They have paid plans, and pay as you go as well.
Their free plan allows up to 10 videos without watermarks per month — which is an incredible value for free. You can actually create more than 10 videos per month on the Free Plan if you’d like. But the additional videos would include watermarks.
The Pro Plan is $12.95/month. This includes
- unlimited videos without watermarks,
- custom watermarks,
- free stock videos and images (including some Getty),
- ability to create reusable templates,
- custom intro/outro videos,
- ability to import your own fonts, and
- priority support.
Wavve offers a similar service as Headerliner App. Their Free plan only includes 1 minute of video per month and has their Wavve branding in the video. Wavve’s premium plans range between $10-$32 per month
Audiogram is another option to convert your podcasts, and create visual videos with transcription. A big drawback is that your video lengths are limited to 2 mins 20 seconds. Their Free Plan allows for up to 2 videos per month with transcribed captions. The videos have Audiogram watermarks on them and aren’t HD versions of the videos.
Transcribed captions are limited to 60 seconds on a free plan. They have a pro plan and an elite program that gets you more transcribed captions and removal of the watermark.
Repurpose is an automation tool for podcasters that distributes their episodes across multiple platforms. This includes is a built-in audiogram creator for converting the episodes into videos. You can set different rules for each platform. For example, Instagram gets square videos and YouTube gets 16:9 videos.
Repurpose does not offer a free plan, however, they do have a free trial to kick the tires. A big perk of Repurpose you also get the benefit of their automated distribution. All for the same you pay monthly for other services. Plus you can audiogram entire episodes unlike many of the other options which limit you to short segments.
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Brett Johnson is the owner and lead consultant at Circle270Media Podcast Consultants. With over 35+ years of experience in Marketing, Content Creation, Audio Production/Recording and Broadcasting, the podcast consultants at Circle270Media strategically bring these strengths together for their business Podcast clients.
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