Spotify-owned podcast service Anchor has announced a new feature that lets you turn your video chats from Zoom, Google Meet, and others, into podcasts.
Staying connected during the COVID-19 pandemic has been made easy by the various video chat apps or video conferencing services that are out there. This has lead to the huge popularity of platforms like Zoom over the last two months or so, as more and more people turn to it for work or play.
With so much video content created in virtual chats, many of you might have already thought it’s a great idea to turn it into a podcast. It is a great idea, in fact, and now you can do it. With Anchor’s Anchor’s new video-to-audio conversion feature.
The new feature lets you easily turn video recordings of your chats into podcast-ready (and editable) audio – so next time you have an inspiring video conversation on any of your favorite apps or services, remember that you’ll also be able to share it as a podcast. If you ever thought about starting a podcast, this might just be your chance to get started.
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If you already have a podcast, though, video uploading gives you many more options to work with, including some more flexibility recording. If you’re already interviewing guests on Zoom, Google Meet or livestreaming with your co-host on Facebook or Instagram, you can now import, edit, and share those conversations.
Video to voice also has other benefits; as Anchor’s announcement explains, “Recording on video also makes it easy to maintain the magic of in-person podcasting sessions, so when recording together in the same room isn’t an option, you can still rely on the body language and visual cues that keep your conversations flowing smoothly.”
How to Turn your Video Chats into Podcasts
- Begin by record your video chat using your favorite video chat or streaming tool.
- Upload the video file to Anchor on the web, and it will be automatically converted to audio. Supported files include .mp4 and .mov from video chatting apps like Google Meet, Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, and Instagram Live.
- The converted audio file will appear as a segment in your Anchor episode builder and in your library. You will then be able to split it, trim it, and begin editing.
- Publish your recording as it is, or add background music, interludes, sound effects, and Voice Messages. Anchor has lots of these built into its platform.
Anchor offers free unlimited hosting and automatic distribution to podcast services like Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and others. So, when you’re ready to share, it’s effortless!
Oh, and before I forget: You can upload ANY raw video file (.MP4 or .MOV) that you own or have permission to use to convert it to a podcast. And no – you can’t upload YouTube videos, directly.
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