Sunday, February 13, 2005
I just downloaded and uploaded quoteplay, a neat and free tool ($10.00 registration requested) from Matt Round that lets listeners point to a segment of an audio file. The idea is as follows. Say you're listening to a podcast, perhaps even the Bag and Baggage podcast. Something you hear prompts you to want to comment further, so you open up your blogging tool of choice and begin composing a post. Using quoteplay, instead of pointing to the entire audio file of the show, you can find the precise bit that interests you and generate a URL that, when clicked, will play just that portion of the audio. Neat, huh? Handy for blog posts and podcast show notes — both to let others use quoteplay on your audio and to point to segments of other people's quoteplay-enabled podcasts. In order for quoteplay to work with someone's podcast, the podcaster has to upload three files to his or her server. Having just done it, I can attest: even an idiot can figure it out.
So, without further ado, I give you the quoteplay-enabled versions of the Bag and Baggage podcasts to date. Here's an example of how it works: Cory Doctorow on the role of market forces in shaping DRM, from Digital ID World 2003. Future Bag and Baggage podcasts will be quoteplay-enabled too, so I'll leave the rest of the quoting to you. Have fun!
- 2005.01.09 (MP3, 3.5MB); show notes; select a quote
- 2005.01.12 (MP3, 7.8MB); show notes; select a quote
- 2005.01.17 (MP3, 5.8MB); show notes; select a quote
- 2005.01.24 (MP3, 6.3MB); show notes; select a quote
- 2005.01.31 (MP3, 5.2MB); show notes; select a quote
- 2005.02.03, Part I (MP3, 5MB); show notes; select a quote
- 2005.02.03, Part II (MP3, 10MB); show notes; select a quote
- 2005.02.03, Part III (MP3, 4.9MB); show notes; select a quote
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