LanguageTool is an Open Source proofreading program for English, French, German, Polish, and more than 20 other languages.
A vast array of software is available to support your podcasting requirements; some programs offer one stop integrated solutions to all your podcasting needs, while others fill more specific niches. However, every piece of software that you need in order to record and produce a professional, quality podcast is readily available free of charge.
Acquiring the Audio
No matter what software you choose to help create and produce your podcasts, you will first have to get your audio into the computer. How you choose to do this is entirely up to you, but is likely to depend on what level of audio quality you want and your budget. At the most basic level you could use your computer’s in-built microphone, but for a reasonable degree of quality you will want a semi-decent external microphone.
1. Audacity – Audio Recorder and Editor
2. WinLAME – Audio Encoder
Once your audio has been recorded and edited (preferably in WAV format) you will need to convert it into a suitable podcast format. The universally accepted audio file format for podcasts is MP3. WinLAME is an excellent piece of free podcasting software designed to convert WAV files into the podcast friendly MP3 format.
3. Mp3Tag – ID3 Tag Editor
Now that you have your podcast MP3 audio file and some suitable artwork for its cover, you will need to embed the artwork into the MP3 file and add some additional tags that can be displayed by the listener’s playback device.
ton of different formats:
.aeh (used by Archos eReaders)
.lrx (used by Sony eReaders)
.ibooks (used by Apple eReaders)
.pkg (used by Newton eReaders)
.mobi (used by Amazon Kindle eReaders)
.epub (used by just about everyone else, including Barnes & Noble NOOK eReaders)
There are actually even more formats than those. That’s just a small sample. So, which one should you make?
Well, the only formats you need to create are EPUB and MOBI. Forget the others. EPUB is quickly becoming the industry standard and 90% of the eReaders on the market can open EPUB files. There is also a very simple conversion tool to change your EPUB into a MOBI. So, you really only need to make an EPUB, convert it to MOBI, and your book will be accessible on 99% of the eReaders out there, including NOOK and Kindle.
The open XML-based eBook format
Need to distribute documentation, create an eBook, or just archive your favorite blog posts? EPUB is an open specification for digital books based on familiar technologies like XML, CSS, and XHTML, and EPUB files can be read on portable e-ink devices, mobile phones, and desktop computers. This tutorial explains the EPUB format in detail, demonstrates EPUB validation using Java technology, and moves step-by-step through automating EPUB creation using DocBook and Python.
EPUB (short for electronic publication) is a free and open e-book standard by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF). Files have the extension .epub.
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Sigil is a free, open source, multi-platform ebook editor. It is designed to edit books in ePub format. * It’s website is located here: http://code.google.com/p/sigil/ * It’s current code repository is located here: https://github.com/user-none/Sigil * Translations are located here: https://www.transifex.com/projects/p/sigil/ * Support forums are located here: http://www.mobileread.com/ Continue reading “Sigil”
Scribus is an Open Source program that brings professional page layout to Linux, BSD UNIX, Solaris, OpenIndiana, GNU/Hurd, Mac OS X, OS/2 Warp 4, eComStation, and Windows desktops with a combination of press-ready output and new approaches to page design.
Whenever you feel stuck with your article writing and are facing the typical writer’s block, you should go with the ‘brain dumping’ method where you write as fast as possible without thinking twice. Just write down everything that comes into your mind, and this will help the break writer’s block that you may be experiencing. As you write down this content, the spelling, grammar and punctuation will not even be considered during this process. You will be utterly astounded by all of the content that you come up with what you have put all of your article content into written format. Later on, you can use re-structure and proof read this article to make it presentable.
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