This is an early MVP of a podcast promotion tool. If you're interested what it is or where it's going or if you're a podcast producer who wants to use the tool please get in touch with me!
Benjamin Mock mail [at] benjaminmock.de
As an avid podcast listener, I oftentimes heard great passages that I wanted to share somehow. In a two hour podcast, there's maybe just this one sentence that grabs my attention, that I want to share with others. Of course, I could point them to the podcast and tell them to listen at 1h23:47, but who does that?
So I was looking for a tool to extract this highlight and turn it into a video, so I could share it on social media because that's not possible with audio-only content. But I could not find the right one for me, so I decided to build clips.fm as a proof of concept, to see if it's possible to build such a tool completely in the browser. Of course, it wasn't called clips.fm back then. It all started as a jsfiddle with more than 250 versions, where I tried to merge the audio stream of an mp3 with the stream of a canvas. After that worked I built the first version of the audio visualization.
There were a lot of technical challenges to overcome on the way: