Extract MP3 Audio Out of Your AVI Video in Camtasia Studio

Everyone knows that video is a fantastic strategy to obtain traffic to your website, but when you also extract Mp3 audio out of your AVI video, now you have two portions of content to utilize to draw in website visitors. Audio files could be embedded into your WordPress website or downloaded by your website visitors to listen to later. It is possible to even make pod cast channels and loads more. This is astounding and it’s the same as developing your own personal radio station on a niche subject.

In the next few paragraphs I am presuming that you make videos with audio and wish to extract Mp3 audio out of your AVI video.

What do you require to Extract Mp3 audio from your AVI video?

1. You will require Camtasia Studio.

2. You will need a video to extract mp3 audio from.

Once you Extract Mp3 audio what can you do with it?

* Produce a podcast with all your audio files.

* Allow your website visitors to download your mp3 files and listen to them at their own leisure.

* Submit your mp3 to pod casting websites.

* Permit your users to either watch the video or listen to the audio.

The correct way to Extract audio using Camtasia Studio?

This isn’t about editing your video in Camtasia Studio, it will be about how one can extract Mp3 audio from your AVI video.

1. Once you have edited your video in Camtasia or simply imported one you need to extract the audio from, go to your file menu along at the top.

2. Choose Produce and share from the menu.

3. On the next window press the mini arrow to see the drop down menu.

4. Choose Custom production settings.

5. On the next window choose AVI.

6. Tick the box next to Create Mp3 file at the bottom of the window.

7. Press next.

8. Then we’ll really move smoothly through the next few windows by pressing next and not touching any settings.

* AVI encoding options – leave on auto settings. Simply press next.

* Video size settings – leave on auto settings. Simply press next.

* Video options – leave on auto settings. Simply press next.

* Marker options – leave on auto settings. Simply press next.

9. When you see the Produce video window – Fill in your production name.

10. Then Choose the folder icon to browse for an area to save your files.

11. Press finish to start production.

When Camtasia studio has finished it will have made both an AVI file and a Mp3 audio file. In this instance I also made a Mp4 file also.

Ideas for Making Audio Information Products

You can boost both the sales of products from your website and the traffic that your website receives by putting audio recordings in your information products. You will be able to gain the trust of your customers and thus build good working relationships with them simply by allowing them to hear your voice. Instead of being some online stranger, you will become a familiar voice to them.

For many people, downloading a digital product is a great modern convenience that certainly beats out having to wait for a physical product to arrive at their home in the mail. You can take advantage of this desire for instant gratification downloading by adding audio recordings to the information products you sell by means of your website.

You could link an MP3 of your audio recording to your webpage or upload directly to your website so that visitors can download your recorded audio clips in this way. If you choose the MP3 route, your customers will be able to put your recording on a CD or their MP3 player and take it with them wherever they want.

Using a simple service like Audio Acrobat (audioacrobat.com) is one of the many easy ways to record audio clips. This service, which charges twenty dollars each month, gives you a phone number to call and then records what you say over the phone. Internet microphones and webcams can also be utilized.

The Audio Acrobat service makes audio publishing quite an easy process. You can stream your recorded audio on your website by inserting some HTML code. Customers can also download your audio if you place an additional link on the page, which will allow them to listen to it however they want, whenever they want.

Podcasting, a popular new practice that is similar to blogging, is also easy to do with Audio Acrobat. Podcasts, which broadcast a voice instead of just words, can be made on any imaginable topic. RSS feeds, which Audio Acrobat can handle, allow listeners to download podcasts. iTunes integration is also made possible with Audio Acrobat so that podcasts auto-load into iTunes.

Podcasts do not require that someone have iTunes or an iPod, however. Podcasts can be listened to over the Internet or on pretty well any MP3 player.

Audacity (audacity.sourceforge.net) is another audio recording option. This is a free recording software that uses an internet microphone and allows you to edit and mix the recorded sounds.

Will Podcasting Replace Traditional Radio?

Only a handful of the”elite podcasters” actually get money for their unique content. Even though sponsors often times pay on a “cost per listener” in order to advertise on those podcasts, the primary emphasis is on how big their audience is. But whose fault is it that this is the dynamic being looked at?

One reason many sponsors give as to why they only sponsor the elite is that it’s too time-consuming to sponsor small and medium-sized podcasts. That’s why they often set the minimum number of listeners at 50,000 or possibly 10,000 downloads PER EPISODE!

But whose fault is this? We can identify, basically, four different areas in the podcast industry that we can look to in order to answer this question.

1. The sponsors.

2. The podcast hosting / listening platforms.

3. Podcasters themselves.

4. The media / sponsorship companies.

Is it the sponsor’s fault? Not really. It is true, though, that it does take a lot of time and resources for them to research, find, reach out to and negotiate prices with many podcasters. Smaller podcasters may have a great relationship and very high trust factor with their audiences. Since they many know their listeners in real life (or the listeners have actively found their podcast), they are often ignored by the major sponsors.

But the focus for the larger companies is usually on the “return on investment” (ROI). The traditional podcaster just will not produce the ROI these companies are looking for.

Is it the podcast platforms? Well, they are much to blame for the discovery part. So yes, in a way, it is the fault of the platform companies. They make it harder for some podcasts to grow and they tend to keep the elite money makers at the top of their search results. It almost seems like an old monarchy type of society, where the rules are rigged to keep the elite in power. But that really does not provide us the information on “whose fault it really is?”

So, is fault with the podcasters themselves? That’s a huge burden to put on individual podcasters. We can’t really expect hundreds of thousands of podcasters to be able to find sponsors who will want to sponsor just one small podcast. That won’t work in most cases. Also, that would take too much time for podcasters to get enough money to make the time factor profitable to reach out to sponsors. The “ROI” for individual podcasters would be lacking.

Is it the fault of the media / sponsorship companies? In my opinion, they are the actual ones to blame. When podcasting started to grow, so did the interest to make a profit out of the podcasters work. But the companies who were interested seemed to come in with the idea that the same model used for radio would translate to podcasting. But there is a problem with that theory, too.

The problem is, podcasting is not radio!

That is why podcasting is growing so fast! Podcasters do not need to pay so they can be on an individual radio station at a certain time. They can actually be on many different listening platforms, at the same time, listened to whenever and wherever by whoever, on-demand.

Podcasters do not need to have a media empire helping them produce or create their content. Podcasting truly is “by the people, for the people.”

We see many companies whose only focus is on the larger, more popular podcasts. They use the old obsolete radio model as their sponsorship guide. Not only with the podcasts they have on their platforms, but also with the dynamic ad system they insist on using.

Dynamic advertising is where the ads are changed over time, automatically. There is no input from the podcaster. It is all handled by the software at the company level.

Podcasters lose a key characteristic strength when they agree to dynamic ad inserts. The most popular (and most responsive) advertising for podcasters is where the host actually reads the ad during the recording process. This is done “pre-roll, mid-roll, or post-roll.”

Holding on to an old model might be why some of these companies lose tens of millions of dollars each year in advertising costs each year. Which is also why they are very particular in only dealing with the larger, well-known, podcasts.

Podcasting is truly about the creators. It could be called “grassroots journalism!” This is a new medium, with hundreds of thousands of podcasters, that needs a new model to generate advertising revenue.

Podcasting started off as an amateur platform where everybody could create and publish their own content. You didn’t need an editor in chief or a media publishing giant telling you what to do, what to talk about or how to go about promoting your podcast.

People from all around the world currently record, edit, and publish their own content. Their listeners can listen to their programs whenever and wherever they want to. Truly, citizen journalism in the audio space was created by podcasters and has grown exponentially.

I liken podcasting today to where FM radio was back in the early 1980’s. FM radio was “available” (usually in elevators or doctors offices) but was not widely distributed or listened to. Just as FM radio became a “standard feature” in new cars (instead of “special order”), podcast listening ability is now becoming a “standard feature” in new cars as well. Almost every new car has a USB port and the ability to listen to podcasts through the car stereo system!

To answer the original question, “Is Podcasting Going to Replace Radio,” the answer is “NO.”

However, podcasting is going to take a BIG market segment away from traditional radio. In fact, it has already started. That is why many, smaller radio stations, have gone out of business. It is also evident in the recent published statistics concerning podcast listenership! Podcast listening is growing exponentially!

There is a great example, using an “old saying.” It goes something like this:

“When is the best time to plant a tree? Answer: “Twenty years ago.”

“When is the second best time to plant a tree?” Answer: “Today!

Concerning podcasting, “When was the best time to start a podcast?

Answer: “Five or six years ago!”

“When is the next best time to start a podcast?” Answer: “TODAY!”

If you have ever considered starting a podcast, now would be the perfect time for you to do so. The exponential growth curve is on the rise. For the foreseeable future, it will continue to grow and the dominance of podcasting will only become greater. Get into podcasting today and “catch the wave!”