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How to convert a Podcast to video

So you have a podcast that you want to share, This guide will take you through how to convert your audio podcast into a video podcast.

It's essential to make sure that the video matches the creative brand of your podcast - Many podcasts achieved this by using the cover art as a video background - Creatives like this help boost engagement particularly on social media.

There are a few options for converting, you can use an online service such as Echo Wave 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.

EchowaveFFmpeg
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 echo wave

If you decide to make a podcast video using Echo weave there are just a few steps you need to take before you get a video. You can access Echo Wave from a variety of devices including web, iOS & Android.

  1. Create a free account on echowave.io
  2. Click generate video
  3. Upload and customise your sound file
  4. Choose a background and wave animation
  5. Generate video

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.