I’ve been using Podchains to bookmark audio and video files (podcasts), but it’s a closed system, so I’m looking for something new.
What I want to do is simply bookmark media files, a little uploading/hosting space would be cool (just like Podchains), but it’s not essential.
I can use del.icio.us, but I’d rather just use it for regular websites, and use a more focused tool for podcasts.
I researched this topic a little in a past post, but it’s not my forte…this post is more of a Shoutout for recommendations.
Here’s a little write up of the focus of various services:
NOTE: that some services like Splashcast and mefeedia, also provide a mini RSS Reader widget for your blog sidebar
A feature I’d like, similar to divshare and del.icio.us (playtagger) and others is that when I link to a media file in my blog post eg. mp3, wmv, etc…and I have the file bookmarked in my collection, it will display a player so visitors can play the file write from my blog post.
Another feature I like is a widget or linkroll for my sidebar, showing the latest media I’ve bookmarked, and being able to play it from the sidebar.
What about if I download any of these files and what do I use to store these files, this means I have 2 databases one with the files to stream, and one with the files I have downloaded.
I save these files on a desktop service like WindowMediaPlayer or a a client I got with my mp3 player.
As you can see my choices are from the bookmark section:
What are your experiences with the above?
What should I choose?
What recommendations do you have?
Are there similar bookmark services, just for audio?