WNYC/New York Releases Open Source Tool For Sharing Audio Clips On Social Media Platforms
August 2, 2016 at 3:55 AM (PT)
NEW YORK PUBLIC RADIO News-Talk WNYC-A-F/NEW YORK has released its Audiogram Generator, a tool meant to allow radio and podcast material to be shared on social media platforms, as open source code.
WNYC says that "the tool turns .mp3 and .wav files into movie files. It gives users the ability to add captions and custom background images under a dynamically generated waveform. That’s it." The tool arose from a series of short summer features produced with NEW YORK MAGAZINE in 2015 based on the magazine's INSTAGRAM posts that used static images with audio clips; WNYC then tested the material on INSTAGRAM, TWITTER and FACEBOOK; after testing full episodes to "meh" response, the tool was developed by NOAH VELTMAN of WNYC's DATA NEWS to generate podcast teaser posts and social exclusives.
Find the tool at NEW YORK PUBLIC RADIO's GITHUB by clicking here.