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SpareMin Headliner turns podcast clips into shareable videos

One of a good things about podcasts is a event to plead things in-depth, yet carrying to fist it all down into a 30- or 60-second sound bite. But that creates a successive challenge: What’s a best approach to foster those longer conversations on amicable media?

That’s something we’ve argued about during TechCrunch, where we’ve launched several podcasts in a past year. (I’m a little bit biased, yet we consider they’re all pretty good.) And according to a new essay in Digiday, it’s an emanate that a series of publishers are wrestling with.

The group during SpareMin has tackled a problem with Headliner, a browser-based product for transforming audio clips into videos. If there’s a quite newsworthy or fun shave from your podcast, we can spin it into a promotional video in usually a few seconds.

I wrote about SpareMin before, after it built an app for semi-random phone calls (which could afterwards be used to emanate audio content). Co-founder Oliver Wellington pronounced that his group combined a initial chronicle of Headliner as an experiment, formed on the Audiogram generator that open radio hire WNYC expelled final year.

But publishers immediately showed interest, and Wellington pronounced SiriusXM, Gimlet, The Tim Ferriss Show, Reid Hoffman’s Masters of Scale, a BBC, a Guardian, Comedy Central and dozens of NPR stations have all used a giveaway tool. So now that’s where SpareMin is focusing a energies (though there are no skeleton to close down a SpareMin phone call app).

Intro To SpareMin’s Headliner from SpareMin on Vimeo.

The large offered indicate of SpareMin is a simplicity. You upload an audio file, that it automatically transcribes (Headliner supports transcription in mixed languages, including English, Spanish and German). You can afterwards use a Headliner editor to emanate a slideshow-style video, or usually go with a relocating waveform. Headliner can even arrange a video itself by regulating a twin and pulling associated photos from Getty Images.

Headliner is really an early product. The editor is free, it usually works in Chrome and Firefox, and a categorical outlay is an MP4 video file. (Wellington pronounced a group is operative to support some-more browsers, and on a ability to trade directly to platforms like YouTube.)

In a meantime, for those of we who didn’t make it all a approach by our contention of Netflix’s Ozark, we used Headliner to whip adult this video of my podcast co-host Darrell Etherington explaining because he’s not meddlesome in examination some of a biggest TV shows of all time.

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