Audio sermons: How hard is it to set up and how much would it cost?

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  1. Joseph_Botwinick

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    If I wanted to post an audio sermon on the internet, what would I have to do to accomplish this and how much would it cost?

    Joseph Botwinick
     
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    1. How to do it.

    You need to be able to record the sermon and get it into your comuter.

    Do you have a Mac or PC?
    A Mac will do better but a PC will be fine if that is all you have.

    You need a soundcard with a line input on it an you can go out from your mixer on the PA at your church.
    Let me know your setup and I can give you more ideas later when I know the circumstances.

    2. how much does it cost?
    Well, web space is pretty cheap.

    We could host a site for about $10 per month and you could probably find something cheaper.
    Once you get it onto you computer, convert it to either an mp3 or AAC file using iTunes and then you can upload it to the web with an FTP program.
    Podcasting on iTunes is also a good way to go about it.

    THese are just basic instructions. Let me know if you would like further assistance and I can help you more once I know more details.

    Also, feel free to PM me as well and I can give you my email address.
     
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    I think I am going to have to find out more info about the mixer before I can answer you. This is already sounding way over my head. I will try to get back to you as soon as I can though.

    Thanks,

    Joseph Botwinick
     
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    Joseph, it may sound difficult at first, but once you have gone over it, it is actually quite simple.

    At least it is to me...hey, it is easier than programing a VCR :)
     
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    Joseph, have you looked at http://sermonaudio.com/main.asp ?

    Also, http://www.gospelcom.net/ used to host for free if you have a qualifying ministry, not sure if it is still free or not...

    Dale, I remember my first vcr, it was easier for me to program dbase iii than to program the vcr...
     
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    Also look at Audacity for your editing needs:

    http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

    It is really powerful and it comes in Windows, Mac and Linux versions. And it is free.
     
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    Yeah, Audacity is great for a free program.
    If you intend to spend money, you could do a lot better but for that purpose, it should be all you need.

    I use Pro Tools but then I produce for radio so I need powerful editing tools that Audacity doesn't come close to.

    Having a decent sound card helps to and they are getting so inexpensive there is little reason not to get a good USB sound device, not really a "card" anymore.
     
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    I host about 5 gigs (so far) of my grandfather's sermons on

    http://www.streamload.com/Account/Pricing.asp

    The issue isn't really the space to host a sermon or two, which doesn't take up much space. The cost is the bandwidth to download or listen/watch what you've published. If you only have a few downloading you won't have any problems. If you have many downloading what you've uploaded, you may have issues.

    http://jackparchman.com/downloads/audiovideodownloads.htm

    Here are some examples of how I've done it (use the password 'baptist' if you download anything).

    I have the standard package for $9.95 per month and have 25 gigs of downloading per month. I've never even been close to my limit.
     

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