Podcast hosting platform RSS.com has released a new free-to-use audio to video conversion tool, PodViz, allowing podcasters to automatically create videos from audio podcast episodes.
To create video episodes, users can copy and paste their RSS feed to the platform or search for their podcast by name, and verify their ownership of the show via email confirmation code. The platform will then automatically analyse the latest episode audio to create a video file.
The tool can be used by any podcaster, regardless of whether their show is hosted on RSS.com’s platform, but those who are can benefit from the tool’s direct integration with the platform, as well as an integration offering automatic uploading to YouTube.
The video files created by PodViz will retain the essential branding of the podcast including elements such as chapter art and the episode title. RSS.com also stated that it is planning to expand its integrations to support uploading to more video platforms beyond YouTube, such as Vimeo, PeerTube, and TikTok.
“We are thrilled to offer our podcasters the ability to showcase their Podcasting 2.0 enabled chapters and chapter art in video format, all without additional fees,” said RSS.com co-founder Ben Richardson. “This exciting audio to video feature bridges a gap between YouTube’s offering and outstanding Podcasting 2.0 enabled apps such as Podverse, Podfriend, and Fountain.”
“By expanding the reach of Podcasting 2.0 features, we’re giving our podcasters the opportunity to reach new audiences. Now any of our podcasters who wish to distribute their podcast to their own YouTube channel can effortlessly do so.”
RSS.com’s hosting platform offers a number of features for podcasters including an all-in-one dashboard with creation tools to make a custom cover, episode, and chapter art, cross-platform analytics with insights on downloads, followers, listener locations, types of devices, and more, monetisation tools through donations, sponsors and dynamic ads, automatic transcriptions, website creation, and more.
The hosting platform also supports Apple Podcasts’ delegated delivery subscriptions feature which was announced in January this year. The feature allows members of the Apple Podcasters Program to publish subscriber-only content for their shows through third-party hosting providers.