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How to convert a Podcast to Video

You have a podcast that you want to share as video? Make a podcast video using EchoWave, follow our steps to get started.

Podcast to Video Online

  1. Upload the audio file

    Many social networks cannot post audio files (mp3/wav), instead, you can convert your audio to a video (mp4) by uploading ot EchoWave

  2. Add a background branding image

    Make sure that the video matches the creative brand of your podcast - Many podcasts achieve this by using the cover art as a video background - Creatives like this help boost engagement particularly on social media.

  3. Audio-wave animation

    Animation will help your videos feel dynamic, try adding a waveform animation synced to your audio.

  4. Post the Video

    Render the video and share online, directly to your social networks.

Podcast to video in three clicks

Create a video using FFmpeg

There are a few options for converting, you can use an online service such as EchoWave that makes it simple to convert in a few clicks, or you can use Open Source software like FFmpeg that is more complex but free.

Nothing to installOpen source software
Highly CustomizableFree to download and install
Fast to convert

Podcast Video Requirements:

  1. Image to use as a background ideally podcast cover art That matches your brand.
  2. Audio file that you would like to convert
  3. A place to share your podcast - (Depending on where you want to share the optimum video aspect ratio will vary)

Create podcast video with FFmpeg

FFmpeg is an excellent choice if you only require a simplistic video, have some technical skill & a desktop computer.

FFmpeg requires use fo the terminal - You should only enter commands if you know what they do.

  1. install ffmpeg
  2. Place the background image and audio into the same directory
  3. Open a termnal window and run:
ffmpeg -i background.png -i sound.wav -acodec libvo_aacenc -vcodec libx264 output.flv

Please change background.png and sound.wav to match your input files.

Audio Conversion FAQ

Should I use FFmpeg or EchoWave?

EchoWave provides a simple GUI to generate your videos - Meaning you don’t have to be a computer whizz, and even if you are we can scale the render servers for you and setup automation.

How to customise FFmpeg waveform

You can use the command line to customise the waveform for FFmpeg; EchoWave allows you to render bespoke animations configured using our Drag And Drop interface.