We’ve been hard at work here lately. Not only have we launched a blog over at podopi.com/blog, but we’ve also made major platform improvements.
Today’s platform update brings more than 350 new voices and 45 new languages. Ready for some Punjabi anyone? Or can we excite you with some spoken Lao or Javanese? Either way, we want to support you in all text-to-speech adventures, no matter language or dialect.
Podopi now supports 600+ voices and 80+ languages. 130+ languages if you count dialects as well.
Our error tracking software notified us about a bug related to YouTube publish. We have now resolved the issue. Before this patch, Podopi set the YouTube description to the same as for the episode, as-is. Now we will remove all HTML characters to conform with YouTube’s API guidelines.
We have informed affected users via email.
Today we’ve shipped a couple of important new audio features and improvements. We have added the ability to set an outro soundtrack, besides the intro soundtrack. Select from our vast library of over 15,000 licensed tracks or bring your own jam. That’s right — you can now upload your own soundtrack! 🎸
Our updated audio engine improves upon the already great sound quality. But more exciting, it is also a great foundation for us to continue to build upon. Before this update, Podopi only stitched the audio files together. Simple stuff, nothing advanced. This update turns it into an audio power-house, more capable than ever.
The new audio engine makes perfect transitions from music to speech, and vice versa. It performs complex analysis of the soundtracks and spoken audio. Then it feeds the audio through a set of processes to normalize volume without sacrificing dynamic range. In the end of all this, there will only be great mixes.
We want your audio mixes to be indistinguishable from that of a professional mixing engineer. This is a good step in the right direction, making your Podopi podcasts sound even better.
This one was admittedly a bit overdue, but now it’s finally here. We have made changes to the app layout and added a separate page for all the podcast settings.
Having all settings on a single page makes it easier for you to use, and easier for us to manage. Totally a win-win!
Today we updated Podopi with a much improved way to handle audio tracks. Only the mixed track was available before but now we’ve split the audio into two separate tracks:
The Podcast feed and the episode video will have the mixed audio track by default.
Launching today is a new feature that allows publishers to optimize their websites for speech. Simple but powerful HTML-tags allow you to exclude content, or to replace it before converting to audio. It works on all websites.
Read the documentation on how to optimize your website for speech.
This week we’re rolling out a new pricing scheme called Credits. One credit equals one word converted into audio. New users who sign up will receive 3,000 welcome credits, free of charge.
We offer affordable subscription plans starting at only $15/month for 20,000 words. Our plans cover everything from the smallest blog to news agencies posting hundreds of articles each day. Find what best suit your use-case, and pay only for what you need.
Check out the Plans & Pricing-page to learn more.
Today we’re excited to announce the official new Podopi Player Widget! It’s a small script that is easy to add to any website. Once installed, users can enjoy crisp audio versions of your articles, generated by Podopi.
See the docs on how to add audio to your blog posts with the Podopi Player Widget.
The people over at YouTube have audited and verified Podopi as an API-partner. We are thankful for the quick review process and great communication. The new changes take effect in Podopi immediately.
The audit is a guarantee for you as a user that we request and handle your Google Account in a safe manner.
There’s a new feed option that tells Podopi to get the full article body from feed items. The option is off by default because of the way most blog platforms work. Usually, feeds will only include an excerpt of the article content. It is thus required for Podopi to visit your website and try to fetch and parse the article body.
Enable this option in feed settings when the feed includes full-length article content. Once enabled, it will most likely produce better results than scraping.
A user notified us of a bug causing timeouts when synthesizing posts with long text content. We deployed a fix and informed affected users via email.
Drum roll 🥁, guitar solo 🎸, followed by… epic sax 🎷!
We have teamed up with Melodie to provide a vast library music tracks for your podcast. Select a tune for your podcast from over 15,000 tracks and stems. Right from within Podopi. Never worry about licensing or copyright again.
All Podopi Subscriptions now includes a generous user license for music. Go conquer every podcast directory with great music!
Your Podopi images have received a turbo boost! We now put them on a powerful CDN for you. A CDN provides fast delivery of Internet content by getting the content as close to the user as possible.
Your users will now enjoy even faster download speeds of all your images. No matter where in the world they download from!
We have improved the RSS feed parser to support a wider range of date formats. Podopi now supports feeds conforming to any of the most popular standards: Atom 1.0, RSS 1.0, RSS 2.0 and RSS 0.9x.
Older blogging platforms and CMS sometimes fail to conform to these standards. With this improvement Podopi handles even poorly formatted dates.
The usability and appearance of the member portal got a lift! The app menu links in the sidebar have been re-designed to include icons.
The Changelog will include all updates to the service, small and large. Here you’ll get first-hand insights into the development of Podopi. You’ll be the first to know about new features, improvements bug fixes, and much more.
Peak inside the changelog every now and then if you’re curious. We will feature some of the entries in the member portal as well.