Calling all YouTubers, would you like an even bigger audience? In this article, we take a look at how you can easily launch your own podcast using content from your YouTube channel.
Why repurpose your YouTube videos into podcasts?
There are various reasons as to why you may want to consider repurposing your YouTube videos into podcasts:
. It provides your audience with a slightly easier way of accessing your content. After all, podcasts are one of the few types of media that you can consume whilst doing something else. For example, your viewers will finally be able to enjoy your content whilst in the subway or whenever they’re somewhere without internet connection.
. It’s a great way to maximize your audience reach.
. It’s a fun new project!
If you still have access to your original video, awesome! In that case, the easiest way of obtaining the audio content would be to convert your video into MP3 format using a software such as VLC.
If you deleted your video from your computer long ago, no worries. Rest assured that there are also a number of online converter websites that you can use. Take for instance VidToMp3 or Convert2Mp3.
Convert your video to MP3 with VLC
To get started, you can download VLC here. Once you’ve opened up VLC, head over to File > Convert / Stream…
Select your video by clicking on Open media… Make sure that your chosen profile is Audio – MP3.
If you click on Customize, you should be able to verify that the default bitrate is set at 128.
You’ll then need to click on Save as File. When naming your audio file, don’t forget to add .mp3 at the end.
Click on Save. You should find that your new audio file has been saved in your chosen output location.
Edit your audio file
You might decide that your YouTube video requires a bit of tweaking before your finally add it to a podcast directory. In which case, don’t hesitate to download Audacity in order to cut out or add anything in particular. Likewise, you might want to consider adding a recognizable intro and extro to help with the branding of your podcast.
Already turned some of your YouTube videos into podcast episodes? Why not share some of your tips in the comments below!