One of the more frustrating things for podcasters is that they don’t have the ability to easily share their audio recordings on media sites and in social media. Strangely enough, they all support video but don’t have a simple audio player.
With skyrocketing popularity, you’d think that Facebook and Twitter would have native tools for either publishing your Podcast Feed or dropping in individual MP3 files. To date, that’s not happened so some great third-party tools have hit the market.
One of these tools is SpareMin, a tool that allows the user to upload imagery, overlay text, and import their audio to build an output MP4 which can be embedded online. The result is quite nice – with the audio waveform even matching the actual audio output. Here’s a view of their newest user interface, Headliner:
Here’s the Audiogram that you see that I put together above and published on Instagram:
SpareMin is in a free beta but I got to speak to the founder today and they’re coming out with some great features including live transcription (great for the social media platforms that mute your video by default). They are working with some larger publishers right now with a paid version, providing the ability to publish an entire podcast (current audio limit is 10Mb).