Hello, all! Lately I've been trying to get my hands on as much Harry Potter podfic as I can download, and there's not much out there, so I have also started recording my own. What's a podfic, you ask?
Podfic: it's an audio recording of a fanfic, like an audiobook, how awesome is that? Fans from all over put their voices out there so you can enjoy fanfic on the go or just in a different way. To find out more about podfic, why we do it and how to get started, check out pod_aware on LJ or DW.
There are many awesome things about podficcing, the best one of all is that you can listen anywhere. Just download the mp3 or m4b files and listen in Windows Media Player or iTunes on your computer, burn an audio CD to play in your car, or place the podfic on your iPod or iPhone and take the stories with you!
I love listening to audiobooks. They make long drives or jogging at night fully enjoyable, and it's a great way to enjoy my favourite stories all over again, especially with such limited time in my daily schedule.
There needs to be more podfic, and you can help! It doesn't take much to record a fic -- just a simple microphone, simple free software like Audacity or GarageBand, and a willingness to read fic outloud -- and several communities have great tutorials and tips on how to get started. Check out pod_aware
, and hp_podfic_fest
for further details, as well as this series of posts from fire_juggler Podficcing: Why It Never Hurts To Try
and How to Podfic: Pointers to Guides and Tutorials